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Moulsham High School

Future Study and Careers

Moulsham High School - Careers Rationale 2022/3

Moulsham High School is committed to providing high quality careers education, information,

advice and guidance, which helps students plan and manage their progression through

learning, key transition points and work. 

Our careers education and advice promotes equal opportunity for all.

This is supported by a clear education process ensuring that guidance is effective and relevant.

  • Careers advice is integrated into the curriculum, and a key focus for this year is to make increasingly clear through lessons and topics, key transferable skills that align with or could contribute to particular careers and or specific roles/areas.
  • We continue to use and build upon extra-curricular opportunities and external partnership links to support and indeed, enhance the range of opportunity and access that students have, to engaging and relevant careers advice.
  • We will develop further our use of student and parent/carer voice to review and improve further our provision and opportunities.

54 National vacancies available!

Next steps for Year 11

Next Steps for Year 11

Students should now be starting to think about their next steps after Year 11. It is a requirement for all students to stay in a form of education or learning until they are 18. The options are:

• stay in full-time education, for example at Moulsham Sixth Form

• start an apprenticeship or traineeship

• spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training


Please see more information via the government link below.


Further information and advice can be found at:


All students should have at least one offer of learning for September 2023, by the time they leave school. It is highly recommended for students to have at least one backup option in place, whether they are applying for Sixth Forms, Colleges or Apprenticeships.  


Students hoping to gain an apprenticeship can register for alerts for new apprenticeship vacancies at . Vacancies can also be advertised on employers’ own websites and with apprenticeship providers/colleges.

ARU Degree Apprenticeship Open Day - 10/6/2023

Ernst & Young Apprenticeships

  • Degree apprenticeship vacancies in Assurance, Consulting, Tax and Strategy/Transactions. See here

Disney - Level 7 Graduate Finance Apprentice

Job Summary:

Graduate Apprenticeships 2023/24: Accounting and Finance

Ready to make magic? We’re hiring for our Graduate Finance Apprenticeship.

During a Graduate Apprenticeship at Disney, you will get the chance to work side by side with industry leaders while you study towards your apprenticeship qualification – Level 7 Apprenticeship in Accountancy (equivalent to a master’s degree) alongside the CIMA Professional Accreditation. You will gain valuable skills working within one of the strongest family of brands on a global scale while building lasting connections. Imagine that!

See here to apply 

Volkswagen Apprenticeship Schemes

Appenticeships in Chelmsford:

-Service Technician

-Parts Advisior

-Service Advisor

The Home Partnership Apprenticeship Open Evening

We are holding an open evening at our Duke Street Office for anyone with an interest in working in the industry. I wondered if you could pass this onto any 6th form pupils who might be looking for an apprenticeship in Estate Agency or Business Administration?
They are welcome to pop by on Thursday 25th May between 5pm to 8pm to ask us about careers and qualifications, no appointment needed.


Address is 11 Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1HL.

Fidelity International Financial Services Event for Years 1-13 


Apply Here

Greater London - Thursday 29th June – Kia Oval Stadium

The event will run from 10am till 3pm and you can attend in the morning or in the afternoon. The event is aimed at pupils from Year 10 and above, with a strong focus on 16+ and 18+ career opportunities. There are no limits on the number of students that can attend, and we would encourage you to invite students from all year groups. 

There will also be live vacancies that employers will be looking to fill immediately which is a great opportunity if you have students at risk of becoming NEET. 

Register to attend here

Asda Retail Degree Apprenticeship


See here 

Network Rail Surveyor Apprenticeship

See here for more information and to apply

Pincent Masons Solicitor Apprenticeship


Apply here

BT Software Engineer/Network Engineer Apprenticeships 

See here for more details:

Aon Apprenticeships

Aon Apprenticeship Programme 2023



Do your students have a passion for customer services? Are they interested in risk and the impact it has on the world around us? Discover how we help our clients identify their risks and ensure they have the best possible cover to mitigate them. They could join Aon as a Commercial Risk or Reinsurance Apprentice or a Client Management Apprentice ! With the Aon apprenticeship your students will have the chance to gain professional qualifications while getting hands on experience and earning a salary as they do – It’s a fantastic way for them to enter your new career.  

The following apprenticeship opportunities are now available with Aon for your Year 13 students. We know applying to such schemes can be time consuming so Connectr are partnering with Aon to offer a fast-track option to take the pain away from a protracted application process. We will offer advice and support to set the students up for success


Roles Available


Client Management

Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom, Farnborough, Leeds, St Albans

Commercial Risk & Reinsurance Apprentice

Birmingham, Chelmsford, Leeds, Leicester, Reading, Redhill, Manchester and London



Find out more here 

Medicine Summer Camp / Work Experience

 This Summer we will be using our brand new multi-million pound simulation centre. Students will be gaining their work experience with some of the world's most advanced medical technology, patient simulators, medical actors, VR and AR equipment. And, this summer students will experience 25% more medical cases than ever before! We expect our Summer places to fill up quickly, so I wanted to make sure it came to you and your students first. I have included details of our summer camp below:

 Course: Aspiring Medics Programme (Summer 2023)

Dates: 16th July, 23rd July or 30th July

Spaces: 24


 And as a partner school and a thank you for supporting us this year, we have a 15% off for your students with the code: PARTNERSCHOOL15. As I said, I wanted to share this with you first, so I hope we get a bunch of your students joining us this Summer. 


Anglia Ruskin Medicine Taster Residential Summer School

Medical Programme - Chelmsford, 9-13 July 2023

Immerse yourself through our bespoke activities led by Medical School academics and to develop a realistic understanding of what it is like to be a student studying medicine.

You'll have the chance to:

  • Experience Medicine Mock Interviews (MMIs)
  • Explore ARU’s state of the art facilities
  • Visit a local hospital
  • Build on your subject knowledge through a group project
  • Be mentored by current students

See Here: Amplify Your Summer - ARU

Lloyds Bank Professional School Leaver Apprenticeship


Job Description Summary

The Lloyds Bank Corporate & Institutional Coverage (CIC) School Leaver Apprenticeship is an ideal opportunity for enthusiastic school leavers to start their career within Lloyds Banking Group and gain a professional qualification at the same time.

We’re looking for innovative problem solvers, team players and individuals with an eye for detail who are keen to make an impact within financial services and want to be our leaders of the future. Better still, you don’t need any banking experience as we’ll guide you on everything you need to know.

What we’re looking for is passion, personality and the commitment to learn!

This is an exciting time to join us, as you’ll gain exposure to our business at a time of significant growth, so if you want to join an expansive, values-led organisation apply now!

Kennedy Law Apprenticeships

Current apprenticeship vacancies are for:


Level 3 IT in Chelmsford:

See here




Level 3 Assistant Accountant in London

See here 

Ford Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3

Our Level 3 Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships will soon be closing for 2023 applications! Tick Tock! Tick Tock!

To apply or find out more information please visit our page:

Vodafone Tech Innovator Programme

Ernst & Young Apprenticeships


Ernst & Young offer apprenticeships in the following disciplines:

-Assurance (degree)

-Digital and Technology



See here

RAF Operations Apprenticeships

Applications are now open for logistic apprenticeships with the RAF
Become an apprentice Chef, Driver, Mover, Supplier or Air & Ground Steward

The Royal Air Force offer an exciting range of apprenticeships that give you opportunities that you won't find in any other career. With logistics vacancies available across England in roles such as a Chef, Mover, Driver, Supplier or Air & Ground Steward, the RAF can provide an exciting career for apprentices who want to be a key part of the team that keep the RAF moving
Voted as one of England's Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers (2022), the RAF offer the very best training, a chance for apprentices to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF, whilst also gaining a qualification and getting paid to learn.

Find out more about the amazing apprenticeships available and how you can apply by registering for our webinar or exploring our website here

Amazon Apprenticeships

PWC Virtual Insight Programme for Year 12 students

Our Virtual Insight Programme is an opportunity to gain valuable skills and explore your career interests and options with PwC in accounting, business and technology. You may be interested in doing an apprenticeship, going to university, or a combination of both. Perhaps you’re still not sure, and you simply want to find out more about PwC and the different areas that you could join. Our Virtual Insight Programme will help you answer these questions by giving you an insight into our different business areas, and you’ll also hear from our people who joined through a range of student pathways and programmes.


Apply Here

Degree Apprenticeship Listings

Find Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships, School Leaver Programmes & Jobs For School Leavers


Search Here


Online Work Experience and Career Days for students

Performing Arts Career Day - Saturday 27th May 2023


Students can visit to join a session in their field of interest and will receive a certificate at the end of the day confirming their work experience.

Amazing Apprenticeships February 2023 Higher/Degree Vacancies 

Weston Homes Degree Apprenticeships

Please see the below and attached the opportunity to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship with Weston Homes, who are based at Takeley near Stansted Airport.

 Please note all the different areas in which they are recruiting below, with links to each opportunity.

 Management Trainee x 2
Trainee Accountant x 1
Trainee Architectural Technician x 2
Trainee Customer Service / QA Coordinator x 2
Trainee Infrastructure Engineer x 1
Trainee Marketing Assistant x 1
Trainee Sales Manager x 1
Trainee Estimator x 1
Trainee Land Manager x 1
Trainee Planner x 1
Trainee Systems Support x 1

Trainee Sustainability Consultant x 1

Leonardo Systems Degree Apprenticeships (Basildon)

Degree Apprenticeships in:

Software Engineering

Systems Engineering


As well as:

Level 3 Manufacturing 

Level 3 Business


For more information and to apply see here

Bank of America Global Markets Degree Apprenticeship

For more information and to apply see here 

Astrazeneca Early Careers Apprenticeships (including degree level)

We know full-time studying isn't for everyone. So, our High /Secondary School Student Programmes offer a practical, exciting and highly rewarding alternative to the traditional route. Where, with some, you can achieve a degree or qualification, earn a salary, and gain the hands-on experience that will set you up for future success.

We offer apprenticeships in the following disciplines:

Browse for opportunities and apply here 




Building Crafts College

Do you have learners that would be interested in a career in heritage crafts or construction? At the Building Crafts College we deliver diploma courses and apprenticeships in furniture-making, site carpentry, bench joinery, heritage stonemasonry and bricklaying.
Find out more


Royal Air Force Avionics Apprenticeship

As a Royal Air Force aircraft engineering specialist, Aircraft Technician (Avionics) carry out maintenance and repair work on the sophisticated electric and electronic equipment on board RAF aircraft such as:

• Radar.
• Communication and Identification systems.
• Image and data acquisition including reconnaissance and target acquisition equipment.
• Navigation.
• Aircraft defensive aides systems.
• Weapon aiming and delivery systems.
• Aircraft flight control systems.

Apply Here

BP Degree Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a great way to gain hands-on experience whilst you earn and learn 

At BP we have foundation & degree level apprenticeship programmes across the following areas:

  • Cyber security
  • Data analytics
  • Software engineering
  • Trading & shipping
  • People & culture (HR)
  • Finance
  • Engineering 
  • Customer & products commercial


Degree Level Apprenticeships are available in:

Aviation – design & safety engineering degree apprenticeship

Aviation – sales, marketing & customer degree apprenticeship

BP pulse – business degree apprenticeship

BP pulse – digital & technology solutions degree apprenticeship


More information and application details here

KPMG Tax/Law Apprenticeship


Join our KPMG community, and we’ll empower you to learn, grow, thrive and do work that matters.


Tax & Law

Programme Length:

5 years


You will work towards the AAT Level 3 and 4 plus the Level 7 ATT CTA qualification.

See here

ARU Amplify your Summer Summer Schools

Amplify Your Summer 2023! ARU is delighted to announce that our Summer Schools - Amplify Your Summer Programmes will be returning in 2023! These free experiences will be running again at both our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses:
• Medical Programme, Chelmsford: 9-13 July 2023 • Creative Industries Programme, Cambridge: 16-20 July 2023
Your students can register your interest to join the mailing list and be the first to know when applications open for the Summer Schools.

Register here

Essex Opportunities

A one stop shop for information, advice and guidance on jobs, careers, skills, apprenticeships and training in Essex.

Browse here:


Construction Apprenticeships with CITB National Construction College

Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to learn how to do a specific job...on-the-job. So what are you waiting for?
Do you want a career where the sky is the limit? Have a think about Steeplejacking
Or are you looking to get your hands dirty with Plant Mechanics training
Maybe driving machinery is more your thing and a Crane Operator role would work for you
You can train for these roles and many more, as a construction apprentice with the National Construction College

Find out more here

Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeships

There are over 60 places with many government departments under this scheme, where you will study for an Economics Degree with University of Kent, whilst working for a government department.


What is the Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeship Programme (GESDAP)?


  • The GESDAP is an opportunity to work in a central government department or agency on some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues our country faces – while studying for a degree in economics with the University of Kent.

  • Shape a career that fits you! This programme allows you to figure out which area of Economics you love! Economics is a broad subject that can be applied across so many sectors. Your degree and practical experience will help you understand all of the opportunities that are open to economists.

  • It’s also an opportunity to work in an inclusive and social environment. We want everyone in the Government Economic Service (GES) to feel comfortable to come to work as themselves. We have a culture that supports all, no matter their background or ambitions. You will have the opportunity to be part of a fun community, with many social events and plenty of chances to make friends with both students and other colleagues.


Atkins Degree Apprenticeships


Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships:

Architecture – London or Epsom
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: click here.

Building Services Design Engineer – London or Epsom
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic Requirements: 
click here.

Building Surveyor (Chartered Surveyor route) – London, Epsom or Southampton
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Management Consulting (Chartered Manager) – London
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Civil Engineer – London, Epsom, Cambridge or Croydon
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Digital and Technology Solutions – Aldershot
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Electro-mechanical Engineer – Epsom
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Environmental Practitioner – London
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer – Epsom
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Project Manager – London, Epsom or Croydon
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Project Controls Professional – London
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Quantity Surveyor (Chartered Surveyor route) – Oxford, London or Tunbridge Wells 
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

Level 7 Degree apprenticeships:

Risk and Safety Management – Epsom
To learn more about this apprenticeship please click here.
Academic requirements: 
click here.

You could be working in one of the following business areas: InfrastructureFaithful+GouldAerospace, Defence, Security & Technology or Transportation.

Further information about what business area you’ll join will be discussed with you during your interview.


Summer Work Experience with Battelle 

Please see below the opportunity to apply to take part in work experience with Battelle during the school holidays this academic year.


See further company information here

KPMG Tax/Law Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship

Join us, and be inspired to feed your curiosity, grow in your own way and uncover a world of opportunities.


Tax & Law

Programme Length:

6 years


Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship


Apply Here

Degree Apprenticeships a Guide 

Watch the guide here:


The programme explains how degree apprenticeships can provide a debt-free alternative to the traditional university experience, whilst still leading to degrees from many of the UK’s most prestigious and sought-after universities.
The 75-minute programme was broadcast live from a TV-studio in central London and includes:
an interview with Clare Marchant, Chief Executive of UCAS, talking about how Sixth Form students can use UCAS to find out about degree apprenticeships
four presentations explaining ‘What is a degree apprenticeship?’, ‘Which degree apprenticeships are available?’, ‘University or a degree apprenticeship?’ and ‘Where to find out more information on degree apprenticeships’
an employer showcase of 50 major UK employers in different industries & business sectors who will be offering degree apprenticeship programmes in 2023
tips, advice and guidance from Lloyds Banking Group and BDO on how to apply for degree apprenticeship and the selection processes that employers’ use
 interviews with current degree apprentices at Dyson, PwC, Royal Navy and Rolls-Royce
information on how solicitor apprenticeships offer an alternative route into the legal profession, from law firm Eversheds Sutherland
The programme was presented by Martin Birchall, research director for the Department for Education’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers and Levi Jouavel, presenter on BBC Three and a former BBC apprentice.


Unilever Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeship programmes allow people from all backgrounds to find their purpose and rise to their full potential, whilst learning invaluable skills and earning a wage. 
​​​​All our programmes offer you on the job experience and formal training to give you the knowledge and skills to fire-up your career and give you the opportunity to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. 
From the engineers in our factories, to the scientists in our research and development sites; producers of brand artwork to those creating mobile optimised websites; our apprentices bring fresh ideas and deliver innovative ways to meet the everyday needs of our consumers, helping them to rise to their full potential. 
​​​​​​​We offer a wide variety of apprenticeship programmes based on your career aspirations. To help choose the right career path for you, we have grouped our programmes into three main areas: Business & Technology, Research & Development and Engineering.





Business and Technology

Business and Technology apprenticeships are typically based in our office environments and offer you the opportunity to work alongside exciting functions including Marketing, IT, Human Resources and many more.



By joining our engineering team as an apprentice, you will become part of our inclusive community of over 8000 of the most highly skilled engineers worldwide, spanning across 320+ factories.

Research and Development



If you want to develop into your best self while being part of a global organisation that can take you in any direction you choose, this is for you.


Apply Now


MI5 Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship

About Us

MI5 and MI6 are part of the UK’s Intelligence Services. We work together to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats at home, overseas and online, including cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism and organised crime. Working across our vital missions, you’ll deliver impact at the heart of national security, all within a supportive and inclusive environment that allows everyone to thrive. 

The Role

Technology sits at the heart of everything we do at MI5 and MI6, enabling us to disrupt serious threats to UK national security. We're currently looking for people who have the passion to learn and grow their skills, while working in a supportive environment. Over the course of the three years, you’ll enjoy exciting, hands-on work to help us build and maintain some of the world’s most sophisticated electronic equipment, while being supported as you work towards a BSc Honours Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (software development). You’ll be a vital part of a team that ensures the UK Government can operate in cyber space with confidence and can stay ahead of the pace demanded by the evolving digital world. 


See here for more information and to apply

Coca Cola Sales Degree Apprenticeship

2023 Sales Degree Apprenticeship Programme

Role Location: Victoria (London)


Please be aware for this role we will be holding an Assessment day on 24th January 2023. Please ensure you’re able to attend on this day if you wish to be considered.

If successful on the assessment day, there will be a 2nd stage you will need to attend on 31th January, where you will spend time in trade with the hiring manager.


If you have a passion for sales, then gaining a degree within our field sales team may be the perfect move for you. You will work alongside our highly skilled team members and gain an insight into the world of Coca-Cola products. You will also be rewarded with a degree without any of the debt!


As we strive to be the best in our market, we deliver leading tools & technology to our field sales teams whilst investing in our people so that you can genuinely drive your personal career development - and our business!


Our 2023 apprenticeship programme is open and waiting for your application! Apply here

PWC Apprenticeships

PWC Flying Start degree apprenticeships available in:


  • Business Managenment
  • Tax
  • Compliance
  • Technology


Search here

Metropolitan Police Apprenticeship

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) keeping London safe for everyone whilst earning a degree for you

Our PCDA pathway, fully funded by the Met, recognises policing as a degree-level profession. The PCDA is a vocational course that focuses on practical learning and is specifically tailored to help you start your career in policing.

From day one you’ll be employed as a police officer spending most of your time on the frontline working alongside your team, turning your learning into practical experience.  

The PCDA is delivered in partnership with four London universities: Brunel University; University of West London; Anglia Ruskin University; and University of East London. It is a three-year apprenticeship programme for non-degree holders resulting in a BSc degree in Professional Policing Practice.

More details and apply here

BPP Financial/Management Accountant with QCCA vacancy

This is a busy multi-faceted role in which your organisational and interpersonal skills will be crucial. A flexible, capable person with a purposeful attitude will do well. At QCCA, our staff are committed to going that extra mile, and even further, to get the job done, to the highest standard. Join QCCA in a multi-faceted accounting role, whilst you complete your level 7 ACCA accounting qualification.

Apply here 

Apprenticeships with Sky

Love talking about the next big thing? Does solving problems get you all fired up? Want to learn how to bring innovations and products to life? You can do what you love – and kick off a great career – as an apprentice in Customer Service, Business or Technology.


Customer Service apprenticeships

See brochure and information here


Business & Technology apprenticeships

See brochure and information here

HSBC Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships

Our Foundation Apprenticeships provide you with a permanent contract entry-level role, giving the opportunity to gain working experience whilst studying towards professional qualifications. You'll receive a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as support and encouragement to develop and progress your career within HSBC.

To be considered for a Foundation Apprenticeship, you will need to:

  • Be reliable and committed

  • Be passionate and enthusiastic

  • Have strong communication skills


Degree Apprenticeships

Our Degree Apprenticeships are new to HSBC, and offer an alternative to the full-time university route. You will join on a permanent contract consisting of a four and half-year structured programme which includes a series of different rotations across multiple areas of your business line, all whilst working towards an externally recognised Degree qualification via one of our University partners.

Throughout your programme you will receive a wealth of support and guidance to ensure you have the platform to accelerate your career within the HSBC Group. This includes a dedicated mentor, ongoing learning and development opportunities via a mixture of one-to-one tuition in both the classroom and workplace, on-demand resources, dedicated study days and even the possibility of independent study with residential stays at the university delivering your qualification.

All apprentices receive a highly competitive salary and benefits, and will be supported at the end of the four and half-year programme to secure a permanent destination role within HSBC.


See here

Mace Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship

The opportunity

As an Apprentice Commercial Manager, you will gain exposure to the variety of services offered to our clients and take on responsibility in real, live project environments. You will work alongside industry leading professionals at Mace and many prestigious and high-profile clients.

Your responsibilities will involve but are not limited to:

  • Producing various tender documentation, carrying out tender analysis and performing take-offs of technical construction drawings.
  • Drafting contracts for several packages
  • Commercial Management of various fit out and preliminary packages including Site Temps, Scaffolding, Logistics and Wayfinding
  • Producing contract orders for various packages
  • Carrying out monthly valuations for payment and issuing Interim Payment Certificates to trade contractors
  • Producing and issuing variation instructions to various trade contractors, then valuating these variations for payment.
  • Producing a cost to complete report for my specific packages for the project’s commercial director to feed into a larger project cost for completion of the report.
  • Negotiating and agreeing final account settlements with trade contractor on behalf of the Client.

Your work base will be flexible and could be in one of Mace offices or at a client’s office or facility. You will gain exposure to all aspects of project delivery from concept design, through to construction, commissioning, validation handover and into operation.

The start date for this programme is September 2023.

 Professional qualifications and membership

On this programme you’ll work towards completing a five-year L6 Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveying) apprenticeship, where you’ll achieve a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree. We’ll also support you in gaining professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

See here 

Apprenticeships V Uni



Apprenticeships have become increasingly more popular over the past five years, even more so now. There is a wide range of different and diverse roles you can pursue through an apprenticeship, be that in engineering, health and social care, business or even science.


  • Earn while you learn
  • High quality training
  • You can still get a degree
  • Gain hands on experience in your chosen career and much more!




"Apprenticeships are for those who do not perform academically."

FALSE -  they are a fantastic opportunity for all kinds of people looking to expand their knowledge and upgrade their skill sets, by getting stuck right into a job.

"Apprenticeships are only for manual trade jobs."

FALSE - This is not entirely true, although there may be a wide range of apprenticeships in construction, engineering, IT services, which are very hands-on, there are also a vast choice of vocational trades such as law, fashion, media.

"Apprentices have no scope for progression."

FALSE - Approximately 65% of apprentices are hired on a permanent basis by their current employer after their programme has finished and a third who remain in the same company receive a promotion in their first year.

"Apprenticeships are only for entry level or low level workers."

FALSE - Whilst there are apprenticeships at lower levels, there are also a wide range of higher level and degree level apprenticeships. There is something for everyone.


"University graduates earn more than apprentices."

FALSE - There is a common misconception among young people (and parents) that university will set them up to earn more in the future. By the time a graduate has just qualified, an apprentice will have completed their End Point Assessment and will already have a year or two experience in the industry putting them ahead of fellow university graduates.


"I chose to do an apprenticeship as you gain qualifications and get paid while you're doing it as well as gaining relevant job experience." Adam started his career at NOCN as an IT apprentice three years ago. He has now progressed to Technical Analyst.

See here for further information:


Investin Law and Finance Experiences

We are delighted to offer your students opportunities in 5 Law & Finance-related industries at UCL this term. The programmes provide an opportunity for students to learn from top professionals, including barristers, MPs, corporate lawyers, investment bankers and hedge fund managers. Highlights include:

- Participate in a mock murder trial
- Public speaking coaching by barristers
- Negotiate in an M&A deal
- Learn how to value stocks & shares

Plus, Q&A time with all the professionals and guidance on university choices, interviews and applications.


Register here

Financial Trading Qualifications and Work Experience

We can offer your students the opportunity to participate in Level 3 & 5 (HND) Diplomas in financial trading and Investment Banking along with valuable work experience on a professional trading floor in addition to your existing school curriculum.

These qualifications are mapped to the UK regulatory framework and articulated with the European Qualifications Framework, the NQF in Ireland, and a CISI Recognised qualification.

All students can commence at any time during any school term and can be continued during and across any academic year and school holidays to completion and successful qualification.

Register your interest here

Unidays Webinars and Opportunities


If you are looking for university events for your school groups or students are seeking opportunities directly, you can browse a huge range on the Search Directory

The latest impartial webinar releases include an introduction to university courses in Biochemistry and Liberal Arts. There are 100’s of subject webinars available, introducing a fantastic range of university courses. Search all webinars HERE.

Check out the latest blogs on why students might consider university, preparing students for the university transition, writing school university references and university accommodation. Browse all blogs HERE.


Local College Open Days

Chelmsford College

Monday 19th June 2023 – 6.00pm to 8.30pm


Braintree Campus

TThursday 11th May 2023 – 5.00pm to 7.00pm


Writtle University College

Saturday 17th June 2023 – 10.00am to 3.00pm






Essex Police Degree Apprenticeship

PCDA at a glance

See here for more information and to apply


Amazing Apprenticeships Parent Apprenticeship Guide

Government Search Engine for Apprenticeships

Search, subscribe and apply for apprenticeship opportunities here:

A Guide to Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships with Skanska UK 

Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship - London

Apply Here


Digital Technology Solutions / BIM (Building Information Modelling) - Degree Apprenticeship – London 

Apply Here


Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship - London 

Apply Here


BT Apprenticehips

Lots of BT apprenticeships including degree level in IT, software, cyber security!

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Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeships

As an apprentice economist, you will be studying for a degree in economics and putting your economic learning to direct use in the workplace by influencing high profile public policies with the best possible economic analysis. This is an exciting time to be joining the Civil Service, and with continuous support you will prepare vital briefings for ministers or the public, provide advice on policy options, and ensure the quality and appropriate use of economic statistics.
Economics is the study of allocating limited resources between unlimited wants. The Government Economic Service provides rigorous, relevant and impactful economic analysis to inform government decisions made on everything, for example, negotiating new trade deals, supporting regional growth or managing the UK’s debt.
A GES apprenticeship will take the form of four years undertaking the Level 6 Professional Economist standard, including a BSc Economics Degree and working in a team of economists and other analysts, supported by a manager and a buddy.

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Unilever Apprenticeships

* Level 6 (Degree) apprenticeships available in Chemical Engineering and Digital Marketing*

We offer a wide variety of apprenticeship programmes based on your career aspirations. To help choose the right career path for you, we have grouped our programmes into three main areas: Business & Technology, Research & Development and Engineering. For further information and to apply please see here

KPMG Apprenticeship Programmes

KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of firms. We work with businesses of all sizes and across different industries, using innovative approaches and new technologies to help businesses improve the way they work, shaping the future for our clients and the communities we work in.

We know that deciding which career path to take is an important and often challenging decision, but it can also be an exciting one.

Our Apprenticeship programmes offer the chance to gain practical work experience and build core skills within our global network of firms. You’ll be supported to achieve professional qualifications and accreditation's, such as diplomas and degrees, and earn a salary - all at the same time.

Our Discovery Virtual Work Experience programme has been designed to give you the chance to gain an invaluable overview of the professional services sector. This 2 day programme will give you a valuable virtual insight into the work we do, our culture and people.

Life with us means being part of our collaborative team. You’ll work alongside and learn from our colleagues, leaders and your peers, who all come from a range of backgrounds.

During your apprenticeship, our diverse employee networks, clubs and learning community will help you to develop new connections and build new friendships, not just for today, but for your career ahead. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in our community volunteering activities, so you’ll be encouraged to make a difference at work, and outside the office too.

Join us on a KPMG Apprenticeship or Discovery programme, be inspired to live, earn and learn – and build an exceptional future with us. 

We now offer apprenticeships in: Software Engineering, Law, Audit, Audit Data & Analytics, Business Services, Consulting Managed Services and Consulting KPMG 360.


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Financial Times access

We would like to offer our students (16+) to have access to the Financial Times. Reading this broadsheet publication on a regular basis is highly beneficial. In particular, the secondary schools section has targeted articles and questions pre-set for the following subjects:

  • Geography

  • Business

  • Politics

  • Economics

The school have arranged access on our students behalf. Please follow instructions below. Contact Mr Punter to subscribe:

Jaguar Landrover Apprenticeships

The Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship programme offers both technical and commercial roles:

Service Technician apprentice – 3 year technical programme

Customer Service Advisor apprentice – 1 year commercial programme

Parts Advisor apprentice – 1 year commercial programme

Sales Executive apprentice – 1 year commercial programme

To join the Jaguar Land Rover Retailer apprenticeship programme, applicants must have achieved or be predicted to achieve GCSE grades 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent in English, Maths and two other subjects.


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