Upcoming Events and Useful Information
Local Apprenticeship Opportunities
Fantastic opportunities are available within the local construction company Warden, more information can be found on their website - Warden Construction
For more information, including applying for any roles available, click below -
Preston Caravans and Motorhomes is a family run business, and supply some of the UK's top brands of caravans and motorhomes. We're a friendly team, and many of our staff have 20+ years industry experience. We are a local company employing local people.
We understand how important it is to invest in the next generation and to that end we would like to recruit two apprentice Service Engineers on a fully funded basis. Please find attached details of our 2023 Apprentice program. This would ideally suit a mechanically minded, hands on student.
LCC Apprenticeship Highways Operative
Lancashire County Council is pleased to offer Apprentice Highways Operative opportunities. These 24-month training opportunities are based in various locations across Lancashire within the Highways Service. As a Lancashire County Council apprentice, you will be fully supported with specialist training, internal work rotation and a full mentor support system to ensure you get the best out of the apprenticeship.
As an Apprentice Highways Operative, you can expect to get involved in a variety of duties such as general highway maintenance operations and scheme delivery. This can include laying of kerbs, reinstatement of footways and carriageways, installation of street furniture, installation of drainage, patching or pothole repairs using hand operated powered tools and traffic management equipment.
For more details, please contact Louise Price, Learning & Development Officer (LCC Services), Apprenticeships Team 01772 539128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, click here - LCC Apprentice Highways Operative
Apprenticeship Opportunity at Specsavers
At Specsavers, they believe in growing their own. Apprenticeships provide firm foundations for lifelong careers in Optometry and Audiology. Fields that are dynamic, rewarding and constantly evolving. In practical terms this means hands-on learning and preparation for those all-important next steps. Something Specsavers 600 apprentices certainly appreciate. Statistics include -
- 90% of Apprentices stay working for Specsavers
- 60% go on to complete further recognised training
- 1200 Apprentices, and counting...
For more information, click here - Specsavers Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship Opportunities at Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz are currently recruiting for apprentices across a variety of roles, in their nationwide network of retailers and dealers. They have vacancies for Light Vehicle and Heavy Vehicle Technicians, Customer Service Experts and Retail Parts Advisors. Any students who may be interested in doing an apprenticeship, please visit the website Mercedes-Benz Training. Using your home postcode, you can search for vacancies in the local area and make an application. The vacancies are constantly changing, with new positions being added regularly, so if you are unable to find something in your local area initially, check regularly as new positions may become available.
Apprenticeships are open to students who are 16 and over (they must be 16 to start the programme in September, so can apply whilst they are 15), and ideally students would have a grade 4 or above in English and Maths at GCSE. However, Mercedes-Benz do offer functional skills where these grades have not been achieved. Further information can be found on their website, as well as some hints and tips about writing an application.
The full brochure can be seen by clicking here - Mercedes-Benz Apprentice Programme
Are you a student looking for Work Experience, Placement, Virtual events or Volunteering opportunities to support your career choice? NHS Careers have a brand new website, full of more information and introductions to all different areas of work within the NHS or Care sector. There are courses and virtual training sessions, Virtual Careers Events and many other options available to find out more. Click the image here to access the website, a poster with more information is available here -
Virtual Work Placements from Speakers for Schools
Speakers for Schools and their partner employers are now offering exciting remote placements, that enable young people to learn more about green roles in industries they are interested in and help them make decisions about what kind of job they would like to do in the long term.
New virtual work experience opportunities recruiting now, for a full list of placements, sign in here to search and apply.
AKS Lytham Sixth Form - Website
Blackpool & the Fylde College - Website
Wednesday 4th October 2023 Bispham Campus 4.30pm - 7pm
Join us at our Bispham campus to find out about school leaver, 19+ and degree level courses and take your learning to the next level.
This is your opportunity to speak to our expert tutors, visit our industry-standard onsite facilities and chat to our support teams about finance, careers and help with your studies. It's also an opportunity to sample a variety of activities arranged by curriculum which will give you a taste of what studying here could be like.
For Blackpool School of Arts, please visit our University Centre Campus.
Saturday 11th November - 10.30am - 2pm
Wednesday 10th January - 4.30pm - 7pm
Wednesday 6th March - 4.30pm - 7pm
Saturday 15th June - 10.30am - 2pm
Blackpool & the Fylde College - Fleetwood Nautical Campus - Website
Looking for a career at sea? Our Maritime Open Events are held separately at Fleetwood Nautical Campus.
23rd November 2023 Fleetwood Nautical Campus 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Join us to find out more about our onshore, offshore and general maritime courses from entry-level cadetships right up to degree programmes. Students are very welcome to bring their parents to this event, but if attendance isn't possible due to work or other commitments, they are more than welcome to come to our January event below instead.
To register your place, click here - Maritime Open Day
Blackpool Sixth Form College - Website
Open Day - Saturday 30th September - 10.30am - 2.30pm
More info and to sign up, click here - September Open Day
Cardinal Newman College - Website
Open Events - Saturday 14th October - 10am - 1pm
To book on this event, click here - Open Day October
Saturday 11th November - 10am - 1pm
Saturday 3rd February - 10am - 1pm
Kirkham Grammar School Sixth Form - Website
The format of the traditional open day is certainly useful, but it is a prepared, showcase event and we think that if you are investing heart, soul and mind – as well as financially – in an independent school then you need to see it operating. A private tour with the head, where you are going into lessons and interacting with pupils and teachers, and seeing the school up and running is probably therefore an ideal open day experience. For more information, click the link here -
Myerscough College - Website
Course Advice Morning and Applicant Showcase - Preston
Saturday 7th October - 10am - 1pm
To register for this event, please click here - Advice Morning
You can book these events and others via individual event pages. For more information, click the link here -
Preston College - Website
At our Open Events you can speak to our course tutors, specialist support staff, advisors and learners about the experience you’ll get at Preston College. You’ll also have the chance to explore our industry standard facilities, Apprenticeships and learning opportunities such as T-Levels and Scholarships.
Wednesday 4th October - 4pm - 7pm
To register for this event, please click here - Year 10 & 11 Open Event
BAE Systems Apprenticeships
BAE Systems Women in Engineering Experience
Year 11 students are invited to find out more about Apprenticeships in Engineering. Click here for more info and available dates to find out more -
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