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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.

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

Investin Parent Advice and Courses

View and register here 

Irwin Mitchell Solicitor Apprenticeship

Applications open in early February and close at the end of February.


Apply here in early February


    Irwin Mitchell (Law Firm) Apprenticeships

    Apply Here

    Kier Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship

    information and to apply, see here 

    Teledyne Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

    More information and application details here


    Anglia Ruskin Building Services Engineer Apprenticeship (L3)

    Information and to apply here

    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

    Royal Sun Alliance Financial Services Administrator Apprenticeship - Chelmsford

    As careers go, starting out in insurance is amazingly satisfying and by joining our programme you will have the chance to experience it for yourself. We’ll support you to achieve your Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII) from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) as well as giving you access to excellent benefits as part of your career development, including:
    • Dedicated Talent Coach & RSA mentor
    • Dedicated study time each week
    • A comprehensive development plan that includes technical and behavioural skills
    • Facilitated Learning & Development workshops plus guest speaker sessions
    • Quarterly networking and community events
    • Sessions on well-being and emotional fitness
    • Annual volunteering opportunities as part of the programme’s giving back pledge


    Apply here

    Seymour House Nurseries Apprenticeship Evening


    Advice of attendance here

    Seymour House Nurseries Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

    What will the apprentice be doing?

    • You will be working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, helping support children’s play and nurture their development
    • You will be involved in organising activities, in the assessment and record keeping of children's learning and development and work in partnership with colleagues and parents
    • You will work alongside experienced Early Years Educators, have a dedicated Mentor and have the support of your fellow Apprentices

    What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

    Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator).


    For more information and to apply see here 



    Mcdonalds Management Degree Apprenticeship

    The Management Degree Apprenticeship lasts five years and gives you the opportunity to follow a structured training programme. It leads to valuable qualifications including a Level 3 Apprenticeship (Hospitality Supervisor), and the opportunity to gain a BA (hons) degree in Business Management and Retail from Manchester Metropolitan or Glasgow Caledonian University, and Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

    More information and apply here: 


    Chelmsford College Open Evening

    Register here

    Standard Chartered Bank Financial Markets Degree Apprenticeship

    For information and to apply see here 

    Closing Date 17th February 2023

    Bank of America Global Markets Degree Apprenticeship

    For more information and to apply see here 

    Deutsche Bank Investment Banking: Corporate Finance Degree Apprenticeship

    More information and apply here

    Stephenson Harwood Solicitor Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship

    For further information and to apply see here 

    Closing Date: 12th March 2023

    Farrer and Co Solicitor Level Apprenticeship

    For more details and to apply see here

    Closing date: 10 Feb 2023

    WithersWordwide Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship

    For more details and to apply see here 

    Closing Date: 28th February 2023


    DWF Law Solicitor Level Apprenticeship

    For more information and to apply see here

    Closing Date: 12th March 2023

    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 




    Physiotherapy Degree Apprenticeship

    Gain a Physiotherapy Degree from University of East London while working.

    Apply Here

    Ford Apprenticeships


    Ford offer degree apprenticeships in Engineering and IT and level 3 apprenticeships in Engineering.

    See here 

    Banking and Finance Apprenticeship Event

    Year 12/13 Finance & Banking Apprenticeship Event.

    During National Apprenticeship Week (Feb 6-12th), we are hosting a Finance & Banking Apprenticeships event with LIBF (The London Institute of Banking & Finance). Hosted at their office, this event will raise awareness of different opportunities available in this sector along with multiple brands. Students will also take part in a personal branding workshop which will help them produce a stronger application.

    This is a great opportunity for your students to learn more about the different apprenticeship types and receive extra support from us with any current applications!

    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

    National Careers Week 

    As a proud supporter of The Education & Skills Funding Agency’s National Apprenticeship Week, we're delighted to invite you to our National Apprenticeship Week live broadcasts. All broadcasts will take place online giving your students the opportunity to quiz employers, hiring managers and current/past apprentices. 


    Register 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

    Battelle UK Chelmsford Lab Open Evening 

    Battelle UK Limited STEM Open Evening 2023

    This is an opportunity for students, Year 9 and above, to visit our Chelmsford lab and to get hands on with some of our techniques.

    When and where

    Date and time

    Wed, 15 March 2023, 17:30 – 21:00 GMT


    Battelle UK Limited 29 Springfield Lyons Approach Springfield CM2 5LB

    About this event

    3 hours 30 minutes

    Mobile eTicket

    Tours will consist of approximately 10 people per group. To reserve a place please visit

    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

    Writtle College Faces for Farming

    Our 'New Faces for Farming' is a fully expensed, residential camp open to young people aged 16-18 who reside in the UK and who are in Year 12 or 13. The all-expenses paid residential weekend will be held at the University College's countryside campus, near Chelmsford in Essex from March 31st to April 2nd and will offer teenagers a taste of farm life and provide opportunities to think about a career in this sector.
    See here

    Residential University Summer School Tasters

    Insight into University residential courses (previously known as Headstart) are summer schools run over 4 or 5 days where students get a taster of university life and an insight into a specific STEM subject. Students will get the opportunity to experience university style lectures and work on activities and group projects with the support of academics and student mentors. Students will stay in halls of residence and will take part in social activities in the evenings. These courses are for Year 12 students and are a great way to try out a STEM subject at university before applying. This allows students to make a better-informed decision for their UCAS application, as well as meeting like-minded students from all over the UK. These summer schools are run for small groups (on average 30 students) and so places are limited. Applications open on the 3rd of October 2022 and will close on the 3rd of January 2023. See here:

    Essex Opportunities

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

    Browse here:


    TUI Pilot Cadet Programme

    We anticipate that we will receive a high volume of applications, therefore we recommend that you apply early to avoid disappointment. TUI reserve the right to close this role as soon as the required volume of applications have been received. Please visit our Careers webpage by clicking this link where you can review our ‘Frequently asked Questions’ and find out further information. 

    Please upload your CV prior to submitting your application. 



    TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. Within TUI Group, TUI Airline regroups all airline activities across UK, Nordics, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Morocco, France, and the Dutch Antilles. Flight Operations is a function within our airline organisation responsible for the safe and efficient operation of our airline. The Flight Operations function operates as a multi-disciplinary team of experts driving efficiency and innovation. 


    This is an exciting opportunity to join our TUI Airline Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) Cadet Programme, where over a 19-month period you will complete your initial flying training, and eventually fly the Boeing 737 as a Cadet Pilot from one of our UK bases. With no previous flying experience necessary, you’ll complete our MPL programme, which has been developed by TUI Airline, and you will be instructed by TUI Airline trainers throughout the course. The course start date is 4th September 2023.



    As an MPL Cadet Pilot you’ll: 

    • Have a genuine passion for aviation with a clear understanding of the TUI strategy and values (Trusted, Unique, Inspiring) 

    • Have the mental capacity, drive and motivation to fully commit to your training for the duration of the course 

    • Be resilient with the ability to manage stress effectively 

    • Be a great team player and natural leader with excellent communication skills 

    • Have a proven ability to make the right decision in any given scenario 

    • With excellent customer service skills, you’ll demonstrate a desire to deliver a great experience for our customers on every flight and ensure everyone sees us as the Best-Loved Holiday Company



    • At least 18 years of age on or before 4th September 2023.

    • Five GCSEs including Maths, English and a Science at grade C/4 or above 

    • Fluent in English (verbal and written) with ICAO Level 4 

    • Eligible to live and work indefinitely in the UK without additional approvals (visa sponsorship cannot be given for this role) 

    • A valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel 

    • At least 1.58m (5ft 2in) tall 

    • Able to swim at least 25m 

    • Able to obtain a CAA issued Class 1 medical prior to commencing training (at your own cost) 

    • Before commencing training, complete referencing and pre-employment checks 


    No financial contribution is required prior to, or during training and, although you won’t receive a salary whilst training, upon completion of training and joining TUI as a Cadet Pilot, you’ll be paid a Cadet Pilot salary for four years. You will repay your training costs to TUI via salary sacrifice during this 4-year period. This salary is currently £32,867 (post deduction) and will increase in line with a pilot pay scheduling agreement.


    The MPL Cadet Programme includes the following:

    • All course training costs
    • All training and licence fees
    • Accommodation from phase 2 onwards (as detailed in FAQs)
    • Uniform
    • ATPL theory exam fees
    • All required equipment such as manuals, iPad etc.
    • Initial Class 1 medical


    Cadets will be liable for:

    • Class 1 medical renewals
    • Personal travel
    • Food and personal living expenses


    Apply 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

    UBS 2023 Apprenticeship Program - Global Banking

    New Business Apprenticeship

    UBS's Apprenticeship program provides ambitious and talented individuals with an alternative route to a career in financial services. You'll earn a salary working in the exciting and fast-paced environment of investment banking, whilst completing training for a recognized qualification offering a fee-free on-the-job education alternative to the traditional university route.
    Our apprentices will assist the teams in day-to-day operational running of the desk, which could include a range of tasks from maintaining a repository of client marketing slides, sourcing key information to contribute to roadshow planning and helping update regular market reports, seeing that there is consistency of messaging and content delivery to clients across Global Banking.

    You'll be joining a diverse dynamic team of individuals who spend their day speaking to clients and internal teams, making sure that UBS is facilitating the clients' business in accordance with their wishes, as well as meeting all internal business requirements. The client base you would cover some of the UK's largest companies.

    You need to have completed your A-levels or equivalent by September 2023 and achieved BBC along with a level 5/6 in English Language and Maths GCSE. Please note that you can only apply to one UK apprenticeship program per academic year. 

    You'll be joining us on a 4 year degree apprenticeship.

    The first stage of your apprenticeship is a Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship, and on completion, you’ll then progress onto a Level 6 Financial Services Professional apprenticeship, inclusive of the industry recognised Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 1, as the final stage of the degree apprenticeship, with the potential to gain a BSc (Hons) degree.
    This is an opportunity to work alongside some of the best people in the financial services industry with high visibility towards the bank’s senior management. You’ll be supported by several members of the sales team together with support from the program, your line manager, team, mentor and HR. Plus, there are some excellent additional training programmes, through training partner University of Exeter and the internal UBS University

    Apply 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


    We are delighted to share with you our newest publication - Careermag for Inclusion 3 - the third Careermag for Inclusion publication produced by Careermap in partnership with the Careers & Enterprise Company


    Click here to subscibe

    Investin STEM and Medicine Summer Experiences

    Do your students want to experience life in the fast-lane of a STEM or Medicine-related career next summer? 
    Our Summer Experiences give teenagers real-life industry experience alongside real-life professionals, empowering them to choose the right career path and gain vital professional skills before leaving school. Highlights include:

    Medicine: shadow doctors in a hospital; experience emergency theatre; learn to take blood

    Engineering: explore a Boeing jet with aerospace engineers; visit a supercar showroom with F1 engineers; design an aerofoil 

    Plus 8 other industries with highlights listed below. 
    Places are highly limited. Students can register before 31st December at a 15% discount by using the code SUMMER15


    Apply Here

    Science Museum Careers in STEM 

    Open your students' eyes to the fascinating world of STEM careers...

    Find out more about the experience 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.


    BBC Apprenticeships

    The BBC offers a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities ranging from level 3 (A Level equivalent) through to Level 7 (post-graduate schemes) 


    Degree Apprenticeship Opportunities are available as follows:


    Project Management/Business Management Apprenticeship: Project Management (Business Management) Apprenticeship - Level 6 - Careers (

    Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship: Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6 - Careers (

    Data Science Degree Apprenticeship: Data Science Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6 - Careers (

    Broadcast and Media Engineer Degree Apprenticeship: Broadcast and Media Systems Engineer Apprentice - Level 6 - Careers (

    Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship: Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6 - Careers (

    UX Design Degree Apprenticeship: User Experience (UX) Design Apprenticeship Level 6 - Careers (

    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


    Goldman Sachs EMEA Degree Apprenticeship Programmes



    Get a head start on your career in Goldman Sachs while earning a degree.

    Goldman Sachs Degree Apprenticeship is a four-year programme for students pursuing an undergraduate degree from Queen Mary University of London. We offer two degree Apprentice Programmes in our Engineering and Global Markets divisions.


    As an Engineering Degree Apprentice participant, you will:

    • Complete an apprenticeship within Goldman Sachs Engineering while studying for a degree in Digital and Technology Solution
    • Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Digital and Technology Solution, with the potential opportunity of a full time position with the firm
    • Learn about new technologies and modern innovators, programming techniques and innovative software design. The placement within the firm will allow apprentices to apply academic skills to ongoing real time software and engineering assignments

    As a Global Markets Degree Apprentice participant, you will:

    • Complete an apprenticeship within Goldman Sachs Global Markets while studying for a degree in Applied Finance
    • Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Finance, with the potential opportunity of a full time position with the firm
    • Learn about and contribute to the Global Markets division whilst completing relevant Financial qualifications. The placement within the firm will allow apprentices to apply academic skills to their day to day work

    Start Date: September 2023

    Apply here

    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

    Bank of England Apprenticeships

    Level 4 Apprenticeship Development Programme

    Applications open on Monday 14 November 2022
    Applications close on Monday 16 January 2023

    We’ll enrol you on a part-time, Level 4 Apprenticeship. This will complement the skills and on-the-job learning you’ll gain with us.

    This programme is a great opportunity if you’re a school leaver looking to start your career and wanting to earn while you learn. Over the course of 18 months, you’ll develop your business and technical skills and gain a unique insight into the UK’s central bank.

    Find out more


    Degree Apprenticeship Development Programme

    We’ve designed this 36-month programme to help talented people get started in their careers, while having the opportunity to study towards a fully-funded degree at the same time.

    Whether you choose to specialise in data science, digital and technology solutions, or want to become a professional economist, you’ll get all the training and support you need.

    Find out more



    Barclays Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships at Barclays

    As an apprentice, you’ll join us in real, permanent, well-paid jobs – doing real, challenging work from the very start. At the same time, you’ll receive world-class training towards recognised, meaningful qualifications – up to Master’s degree level. Every apprentice is given the same level of support, no matter where you start or where you come from. We’ll guide you all the way, from the application process, through your training, to qualification and beyond.

    So, if you’re thinking about your next steps, think differently. Think Barclays.


    Degree Apprenticeship opportunities available in a wide variety of commercial areas:

    • Operations
    • Technology
    • IT Developer
    • Internal Audit
    • UX Design
    • Risk


    As well as other Level 3/4 apprenticeships


    Browse vacancies here 

    Dentons Solicitor Apprenticeship

    Applications for our 2023 intake open on October 14th 2022.

    Who can apply?

    Our apprenticeships are open to all year 13 students and school leavers who are not planning to complete a full time undergraduate degree.


    There’s no mould to fit for our apprenticeship programme. We want you to be you.

    With all your quirks, interests and ambition.

    We look for a strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement. We look at every form received, and take extenuating circumstances into account. We have also implemented the Rare Recruitment Contextual Recruitment System, to give us additional context to every candidate’s application. If you think you can make a strong application, regardless of your grades, we want to hear from you.

    Challengers aren’t only defined by their academic ability. We are also looking for driven and passionate candidates, who are excited to join an ambitious and innovative firm.


    Apply Here

    Mischon de Reya Solicitor Apprenticeship

    Overview of the Programme
    The Mishcon Solicitor Apprenticeship is a six year programme. You will gain an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice from The University of Law and at the end of the programme you will qualify as a solicitor. All of your tuition fees will be paid and best of all, you will earn a salary whilst you are training and gaining your qualification.

    You will be based in our London office, working alongside leading lawyers across our six departments (Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Innovation; Private; and Real Estate). During the first four years you will complete four annual rotations and in the final two years you will join the graduate trainees and complete four six month rotations. Throughout the six years you will be working for four days per week and spend one day studying with The University of Law.

    This apprenticeship will take six years to complete, however after four years you will have obtained an LLB. In the fifth and sixth year you will complete your Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE).

    Academic and competency training will be provided by The University of Law:
    The ULaw solicitor apprenticeship programme aims to equip apprentices with a thorough understanding of the core legal subjects and combine them with an in-depth practical application.

    • A combination of work-based and online supervised study, together with practical and academic activities at ULaw campuses will prepare apprentices to undertake the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam Parts 1 and 2 which entitles them to apply to the SRA to be admitted as solicitors at the end of the programme.
    • Apprentices will also complete ULaw assessments, providing them with the opportunity to be awarded an LLB in Legal Practice and Skills (Hons) from ULaw. As well as supporting the apprentices academically, ULaw will work closely with the employers to ensure skills and competencies in the workplace are developed and nurtured throughout the programme.

    The University of Law is a leading provider of legal education and has delivered training to the legal profession for over 140 years. They are one of the largest providers of solicitor training qualifications nationally and have built our reputation on delivering high quality and flexible legal education. ULaw consistently rank in the top ten of the National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction.


    See here

    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

    Bidwells Apprentice Project Manager

    Role overview

    Would you like to be part of a business that has made over £1.75bn Investment transactions since 2018? If you are interested, we are recruiting for a dynamic individual to join our fast-expanding Project Management team in London.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to build their career within a multi-disciplinary property consultancy business where the strategic objective of Building Consultancy is to seek business growth from existing and new markets. 

    What we do:

    The Project Management team provides the project management of construction projects, contract administration and fund monitoring to clients, to ensure they run efficiently and effectively.  

    What you'll be doing:

    You will be responsible for supporting a Project Manager with the delivery of exciting, complex and challenging construction projects from inception to completion, and your responsibilities will range from developing strategic project programmes through to securing construction contracts and their administration. 

    We are looking for a Apprentice Project Manager to start between July and September 2023.

    See 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 

    Science Museum


    Open your students' eyes to the fascinating world of STEM careers...

    Step into the fascinating world of STEM careers for a peek behind the scenes in our brand new interactive gallery. Recommended for KS3 and upwards (ages 11+).

    Find out more 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

    Forensic and Criminal Investigation at Colchester Institute 


    If your students are interested in how science can help solve crimes then our Level 3 Forensic and Criminal Investigation study programme may be the course for them. 

     This exciting study programme will allow students to understand the workings of the criminal mind, how crime scenes are investigated, procedures followed and evidence collected and analysed. The Forensic Investigation programme contains a mix of modules that incorporate a range of topics including environmental forensics, forensic fire investigation, applications of criminology, applications of criminal and forensic psychology, forensic genetics and practical scientific procedures and techniques. There is a strong emphasis on practical laboratory work to support the learning. 

     Students develop transferable skills that are highly regarded by both higher education and employers such as practical and analytical skills, reading scientific text and problem-solving. This programme has helped students join careers as forensic archaeologists, anthropologists, toxicologists, forensic psychiatrists, criminologists, crime scene and fire investigators.  

     Intended for post-16 learners who have achieved 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science and aim to progress to higher education to study forensic science, criminology or psychology, this qualification is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels and is studied over two years.  

    More information here


    PwC School and College Leaver vacancies

    We offer a range of entry level positions in tax, operations, consulting, as well as AccountingBusiness Management or Technology degree schemes.

    More info and to apply 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 6th February 2023 - 6.00pm to 8.30pm

    Monday 19th June 2023 – 6.00pm to 8.30pm


    Braintree Campus

    TThursday 11th May 2023 – 5.00pm to 7.00pm


    Writtle University College

    Saturday 4th March 2023 – 10.00am to 3.00pm

    Saturday 6th May 2023 – 10.00am to 3.00pm

    Saturday 17th June 2023 – 10.00am to 3.00pm



    Stansted Airport College

    Thursday 20th April 2023 – 5.30pm to 8.00pm




    Essex Police Degree Apprenticeship

    PCDA at a glance

    See here for more information and to apply


    M&G Apprenticeships

    A broad variety of Business & Data Apprenticeship roles in Stirling, Edinburgh and London please apply here.

    Investment Operations Apprenticeships
    in London please apply here.

    Finance, Risk and Associate Project Manager
    Apprenticeships in London and Stirling please
    apply here

    Careers Guide for the Creative Industries from Escape Studios

    Every stage of production in films, TV programmes and video games, requires a team of artists with different skills, knowledge and techniques - the opportunities are endless. 

    Download your free guide here


    Amazing Apprenticeships Parent Apprenticeship Guide

    Government Search Engine for Apprenticeships

    Search, subscribe and apply for apprenticeship opportunities here:

    A Guide to Apprenticeships

    BT Degree Apprenticeships 

    Project Management (Security) Degree Apprenticeship

    Apply Here


    UK Experience Designer Degree Apprenticeship

    Apply Here


    Security Software Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

    Apply Here


    Network Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

    Apply Here


    IT Infrastructure Degree Apprenticeship

    Apply Here

    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!

    Explore Roles Here


    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.

    Apply here 

    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

    PWC Flying Start Degree Apprenticeship Programme

    If you’re undecided between university and starting your career, then our Flying Start Business Management programme offers you the best of both worlds - starting your career as an apprentice whilst also gaining a degree along the way - all without incurring university tuition fees and being paid a salary from day one.

    Register 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.


    Search for opportunities and apply here!

    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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