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




Creative Careers Parents/Carers Event

A message from Mr Beale and Speakers for Schools - 

"Please see the attached “Discover! Creative Careers” Parents Event information for 2024. This webinar will highlight the value of careers in the creative sector and will challenge some of the preconceptions that surround the creative sector. We will have 4 keynote speakers from a range of employers in the creative sector who will talk about their careers and experiences, and there will be the opportunity for parents and carers to ask our speakers any questions.

This virtual information event can be accessed by applying for a free ticket on Eventbrite. Please click the link to book your place.

This is part of the Discover! Creative careers programme, running from 18-22 November 2024, which will include a series of FREE virtual employer encounters - including face-to-face opportunities in some regions – to showcase careers in creative tech, film, animation, design, music, fashion, publishing, architecture, crafts, heritage, museums, galleries and more! Young people will be able to access 3-5-hour insight days and longer work experience placements, 1-hour industry spotlight career talks and inspirational talks with speakers – all advertised on the Speakers for Schools website."

Discover! Creative Careers Poster



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.


Twilight Tasters - For Year 11s only

Wednesday 20th March - 4.30pm - 6pm

Twilight Tasters provide school leavers with the opportunity to experience what it is like to study at B&FC. Book onto a 1-hour taster in your subject of interest and get the opportunity to speak with our industry specialist tutors, meet future classmates and see if the course you've chosen is right for you!

5pm - 6pm

Enjoy your taster session. Bring along a parent/guardian and they will get the opportunity to speak with various support services across college to gather information about the additional help on offer at B&FC. This may include Careers, Disability and Learning Support, Wellbeing Support, Safeguarding, Apprenticeship advice and course advice from our School Liaison Team.


For tasters in creative subjects, please attend our session with Blackpool School of Arts at the University Centre.

For any other tasters (excluding Nautical and Gateway courses), please attend our session at Bispham Campus.



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

Taster Sessions - Poster

Saturday 16th March 10.30am - 1pm

Wednesday 27th March 4.10pm - 5.10pm


Open Evening - Wednesday 24th April - 5.30pm - 8pm

More info and to sign up, click here - April Open Evening



Cardinal Newman College - Website

Further events to be announced



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

Course Advice Morning and Applicant Showcase - Preston

Saturday 16th March - 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 - 

Myerscough College Open Events



Preston College - Website

More info available on the website



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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