Upcoming Events and Useful Information



Local Apprenticeship Opportunities

Warden Construction

Fantastic opportunities are available within the local construction company Warden, more information can be found on their website - Warden Construction





Apprenticeship Opportunity at Preston Caravans & Motorhomes

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.

Apply at www.prestoncm.co.uk/apprentice or email futures@prestoncm.co.uk for more information.

Preston Caravans & Motorhomes Apprenticeship Information Poster



LCC Youth Zone Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is an excellent way to combine on the job learning while you're working and earning a wage. You'll get hands on practical learning through your employer and you'll also go into college or to your training provider one day a week to learn the theory behind your chosen subject area. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of subjects and they last for at least 12 months. You can start at Level 2 and progress all the way up to Level 7.

As an apprentice, you'll be an employee and will receive a wage and other employee rights, such as holiday pay. 

Apprentices receive different rates of pay, depending on their age and where they are up to in their apprenticeships. A 16-18 year old apprentice is entitled to the National Minimum Wage.

For more information, click here - LCC Youth Zone Apprenticeships


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



NHS Careers

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 -

NHS Careers Website




Speakers for Schools - Creative Careers

Looking for
answers about your future career?

Speakers for Schools is a UK-wide youth charity on a mission to help students achieve
the type of career they dream of. Get started by taking their Career Personality Quiz: a quick, fun way
to find out which types of careers are most likely to suit and
they’ll then direct you to amazing work experience opportunities
and inspirational talks to help bring these career ambitions to life.

Take the Quiz - Speakers for Schools



Upcoming Events


AKS Lytham Sixth Form - Website

Welcome video

Transition programme for Sixth Form entry in September 2024: Programme here and scholarship overview here.



Blackpool & the Fylde College - Website

Saturday 15th June - 10.30am - 2pm

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.


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. Click the date to register.


Thursday 11 July 2024 – 13.30 – 17.30

Thursday 21 November 2024 - 13.30 - 17.30


Saturday 18 January 2025 - 10.30 - 14.30

Thursday 10 July 2025 - 10.30 - 14.30

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.



Blackpool Sixth Form College - Website

  • Year 10 Experience Days - July 2024
  • Open Evening - Wednesday 16th October 2024
  • Open Evening - Thursday 7th November 2024
  • Open Evening - January 2025
  • Taster Day - March 2025
  • New Student Day - July 2025


More info - Your Journey to Blackpool Sixth Form



Cardinal Newman College - Website

Saturday 5th October 2024 10am - 1pm

Saturday 9th November 2024 10am - 1pm

Saturday 1st February 2025 10am - 1pm


If you have any questions with regards to the Application process, Courses or anything about Newman you can contact the Admissions Team.

Open Events Webpage



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. 



Myerscough College - Website

For more information, click the link here - 

Myerscough College Open Events



Preston College - Website

More info available on the website.

Attention all School Leavers!

Join Preston College for an exciting opportunity at their upcoming Apprenticeship Open Event. Discover a pathway to success as they showcase a full range of apprenticeship opportunities tailored to kick start students career journey. Whether students are seeking hands-on experience in a technical field, or aiming to develop professional skills in an exciting and fast-moving environment, this event is designed to connect students with industry-leading mentors and employers.

Monday 1st July - 4pm - 7pm

To find out more click here for a poster with QR code - Preston College Apprenticeship Open Event Poster

Register info also available on their website - Preston College



BAE Systems Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Information

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 - 

BAE Systems Apprenticeships


Useful Documents and Information

Sixth Form and College Prospectus' can be found here - Prospectus'

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