Upcoming Events and Useful Information
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.
Apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success.
Local Apprenticeship Opportunities
A fantastic opportunity has arisen within the local construction company Warden, for a school leaver to begin an Accountancy Apprenticeship within Warden's Finance team. Warden is a fast-growing company, working on many projects in the local area and further afield, and this opportunity is to study alongside working within the busy office. The successful candidate will work towards Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3 standard and gain an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in accounting as part of the apprenticeship. The position includes varied duties, all the information needed can be seen in the document below.
Warden ask their potential candidates for these desirable skills -
- Great timekeeping
- Excellent communication
- Good IT skills
The qualifications needed are 5 GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4 (A* - C or equivalent) including Maths and English.
Warden offer a continued role within the company upon completion of this apprenticeship, with many options available for further studies and development. This is the perfect opportunity for a student looking to start a career in Finance/Accounting.
More information can be found on there website - Warden Construction
Local company Plumbs are recruiting for Apprenticeships for the 2021/22 academic year. They work in partnership with North Lancs Training Group to provide the programme and it is a great opportunity to earn, as you learn a traditional trade. Plumbs will be taking part in National Apprenticeship Week so keep your eye on for posts which give an insight into these opportunities. There is also an #askanapprentice day, which will give pupils the opportunity to ask questions directly to one of their current apprentices. For more information, including applying for these roles, click below -
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 running through October, a Virtual Careers Event in November 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 -
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
Get Ahead - University Experience Week
University of Central Lancashire are offering an amazing opportunity for current Year 11 students (who are eligible) to take part in a week-long all inclusive taste of Uni life. The event is free to students and will allow them to gain valuable skills in study techniques, team working, leadership skills, problem solving and much more. There will be practical and fun activities over four days, which will empower students, introduce them to Higher Education (Degree courses) and give an insight into Uni living.
Pupils must be from one of the following groups -
The Experience Week runs from 26th - 29th July 2022 (10am - 6pm) at UCLan Preston Campus.
Make friends - Build confidence - Find out what University is like
More info, and a link to register can be found on the poster here - UCLan Get Ahead - University Week Poster
AKS Lytham Sixth Form - Website
Blackpool & the Fylde College - Website
Open Event - Saturday 18 June 2022 (10.30am - 2.30pm)
On-site open events are back! Want to see what it’s like to study at B&FC? Get a real feel for your future at our Open Day! We’re excited to welcome you on campus and experience B&FC in person! Take a look around our amazing facilities and see what makes us one of England’s leading colleges. New T Level courses, Apprenticeships, Diplomas and Triple Diplomas - find out everything you need to know about your next step after leaving school. You can explore our fantastic range of courses, meet our expert tutors and discover all the support we offer. Our careers team will be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance about your future.
B&FC Open Events are your ideal opportunity to learn why B&FC is the right place to get set for your future career. At every event, our industry trained tutors will be available to advise you on all our subject areas and the support you can expect throughout your learning journey. To pre-register for the next open event, click the link here -
Blackpool & the Fylde College - Fleetwood Nautical Campus - Website
Blackpool Sixth Form College - Website
Cardinal Newman College - Website
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 - Saturday 10th September (10am - 12.30pm)
You can book these events and others via individual event pages. For more information, click the link here -
Further Events - Open Morning and Events
Saturday 8th October - Course Advice Morning
Saturday 5th November - Course Advice Morning
Saturday 10th December - Course Advice Morning
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.
BAE Systems Apprenticeships
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