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Apprenticeships and school leaver schemes

There are hundreds of apprenticeships available within 10 miles of Cotham School, including several at Higher or Degree level.  Find our what they are here

 

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk is the UK's leading website showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university e.g. apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs. Many large national and international employers advertise their opportunities on this site.

 

Here's an easy way to explore local apprenticeships and filter them by level:  https://www.careersnearhere.com/apprenticeship

You can explore them by sector here: https://www.careersnearhere.com

Here are some excellent apprenticeship opportunities that are open at present:

There are a lot of great apprenticeship opportunities around at the moment with top companies. Check closing dates for application as some close soon, although not starting until Sept. 2019:

CIVIL SERVICE

Various interesting and well-paid opportunities:  https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi  (choose Apprentice in the Contract Type box)

ENERGY

BP offer various apprenticeships https://www.bp.com/en/global/bp-careers/students-and-graduates/locations/united-kingdom/uk-early-careers/apprenticeships-uk.html

RETAIL

Aldi have various apprenticeships  https://www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprentice/

LAW

Solicitor apprenticeships:

CMS - https://www.graduates.cms-cmno.com/apprenticeships 

WBD & BCC - https://www.allhires.com/womblebonddickinson/PositionDetail.aspx?id=2317&a=&n=&returl=%2fwomblebonddickinson

BUSINESS & FINANCE

These top business services firms offer various work experience opportunities, supported degrees and/or apprenticeships leading to professional qualifications:

BDO https://bdoearlyincareer.co.uk/apprenticeship
PwC: work experience and school leaver opportunities including sponsored degrees https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/school-jobs.html
EY: Business apprenticeships
Excellent application tips here:  https://ukcareers.ey.com/students/how-to-apply/application-tips
Deloitte: BrightStart higher apprenticeships: 

COMPUTING & IT

IBM have a gap year Futures Scheme as well as a range of apprenticeships

ENGINEERING

Be quick as many of these are closing soon

Arup - Advanced apprenticeships in Buildings & Infrastructure
Network Rail https://www.networkrail.co.uk/careers/apprenticeships
Airbus: engineering, finance, business, digital & technical apprenticeships, some at degree level
Rolls Royce: a variety of apprenticeships
GKN Aerospace
Atkins:  a civil engineering company with a range of apprenticeships, incl. digital:

 

 www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk is a good site for school leaver opportunities, including current apprenticeships and school leaver programmes, the latest school leaver job news, and advice to help you get where you want to go.

 

Other Useful Information and Links

 

Which? University has a useful Guide to Higher & Degree Apprenticeships which can be downloaded from here: https://university.which.co.uk/teachers/introduce-higher-education-options/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships-guide-download#option1

 

TARGETcareers has created a new guide to help parents support their children in future career decisions, in particular, those wanting to explore apprenticeships in finance, business, engineering and IT.  It can be viewed here: Paths to Professional Careers – a Parent’s Guide 

Levels of Apprenticeships

Name

Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

2

GCSE

Advanced

3

A level

Higher

4, 5, 6 

Foundation degree and above

Degree

6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Top tip: Many lower graded apprenticeships are actually a stepping stone to a much higher career level. Many companies offer successful applicants the chance to progress through to Level 4 (Higher) apprenticeships and beyond, into management.