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Apprenticeships are the ideal option for school-leavers who aren’t sure that university is the right option for them. The blend of work and training provides career-starters with invaluable industry experience alongside a nationally recognised qualification that gives them a head-start in the world of work.

Starting Off carefully select the employers they work with to ensure they can provide a positive apprenticeship experience and they have a number of vacancies available. For more information please click here.


Workpays are hosting free workshops for Parents and Carer during June and July. 

The parents and careers events allow them to gain some hints & tips to help their child stand out when applying for Apprenticeships.

Please register early to avoid disappointment!


Wednesday 16th June 6pm

Wednesday 23rd June 6.30pm

Tuesday 29th June 6pm

Wednesday 7th July 6pm

Thursday 15th July 6pm

Tuesday 20th July 6.30pm

Tuesday 27th July 6pm


ADM have a fantastic Modern Apprenticeship opportunity available.

They are seeking an Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Apprentice to join ADM Milling Ltd in August 2021 and who will commence Peterborough College in September 2021. The successful applicant will study a 4 year modern Engineering apprenticeship course with electrical bias.  ADM Milling Ltd is based at 9 Brunel Road, Earlstrees Industrial Estate, Corby, NN17 4SL. 

They are looking for individuals who have a genuine passion for engineering, are dedicated and enthusiastic and who can demonstrate strong team working, problem-solving and communication skills. 

They are an equal opportunity employer and encourage both female and male students.  They also offer a healthy remuneration and benefits package.

Please find below the full details about this role.  They aim to interview the end of June/beginning of July, so please apply by 20th June 2021 by clicking here.


Perry's Car Dealership in Brackmills, Northampton are recruiting for a Level 3 Junior Content Marketing Apprentice. Applications close at the end of May. 

The role will involve delivering and promoting high-quality and engaging content across digital and print media channels to achieve our commercial and marketing objectives. A fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

Working to marketing briefs and plans, the junior content producer works with marketing team to research, produce, publish and nurture content to maximise audience engagement, driving the strategy and objectives of the Perrys brand and serving the needs of our audiences.

The content we produce is heavily influenced by our sector in automotive and we are constantly looking for innovative and topical ways to engage with our audiences.  You will gain a great insight into the world of content with hands on experience in our small but friendly team. This apprenticeship will provide you with the confidence, skills and development to progress a future career in the world of content and marketing.

For more information please take a look at the job specification attached below. 

Applications can be made through their facebook page here.


SPIROL Industries Ltd in Corby are seeking an Engineering Manufacturing Technician apprentice.


Quote from Frances MacKenzie, Human Resources Manager Europe – “This is an excellent opportunity for ideally a school or college leaver with a Level 2 Engineering Qualification or A Levels  looking to pursue a career in Engineering whilst study for a degree level qualification on day release to college.  This position pays £6.56 per hour, is for 37 hours per week (including the day at college).  SPIROL is a Global Employer with lots of opportunity to progress within Engineering.”

The apprenticeship standard details are at Engineering manufacturing technician / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Please see the attached job description below for further information.



Berry Superfos, formally RPC Containers, in Oakham have an exciting opportunity available from September 2021. They are looking to employ 3 engineering apprentices. 

Their Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme will take approximately three years to complete and during that time you will be trained to carry out planned preventative maintenance, general maintenance of equipment, testing and inspecting, and fault finding of their machines and systems.

Applicants must have a positive can-do attitude, a willingness to learn and demonstrable commitment to the Apprenticeship Scheme. In return, they will provide full support and training to become a highly skilled Engineer who will maintain electrical and mechanical systems.

The role of the Engineering Apprentice will require commitment to a comprehensive training programme, 'on the job' training and the completion of a portfolio of evidence to support an NVQ Diploma (or equivalent). Therefore, we're looking for someone who has a 'can-do' attitude, a flexible and proactive approach to tasks alongside a keen willingness to learn and the drive to succeed. There are a number qualifications on offer after the initial apprenticeship.

We're looking for people who have an interest in engineering, a minimum of five GCSE's (Grade C/5 or above) including Maths, English and Science. The successful person will also demonstrate a good standard of Microsoft Office, have strong problem solving skills, team working and organisational skills, able to work to deadlines and is highly self-motivated.

To register your interest, please contact the careers adviser at the Academy or Berry Superfos directly.


Qualify as a solicitor through DLA Piper's six-year apprenticeship programme.

At this event, you'll learn lots about our firm and our solicitor apprenticeship. You will meet inspiring people from different parts of the firm and will gain advice on how to make an impactful application.

For more information about this opportunity, please click here


JBC Skills specialise in IT, Software, Cyber and Digital Marketing apprenticeships. They are looking to help any students that have studied or have a general interest in the apprenticeships they offer. See below for their current vacancies with relevant reference numbers which can also be found online here

IT/Customer Support Exec –  VAC001697269


Needs to drive due to rural location

Provide telephone and email support to software customers, helping clients to use new systems, bug fixes, liaise with business, report, and resolve and escalate issues.

Computer literate, preferably with experience of outlook, work and excel, efficient, fast working, quick thinking, and attention to detail.

IT Technical  - VAC001687942

Sywell Northampton

No public links – Care driver

Provide customers with assistance on computer systems, trouble shoot, be able to answer basic technical issues and advice to solve problems.

Good understanding of computer systems, mobile devices and other tech products diagnose and resolve basic technical issues in a structured manner, patient, customer-oriented and cool tempered.

Digital Marketing – VAC001703042


Monitoring and integrating new marketing and digital trends, writing copy for a variety of mediums and platform sourcing and editing images, create reports and collecting performance stats, using analytics tools to monitor performance and engagement working across the team in support of our SEO, PPC, Google Ads, Email Marketing and Social Media services and other administrative duties.

Good communication and writing skills, a creative thinker and able to work under pressure with a confident telephone manner, efficient on MS Programmes, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

IT Support   - VAC001702587


To work and assist front line support team, customer queries, remote diagnostics.

Technical experience and mind set, basic knowledge of Microsoft and Linux an advantage, a general interest in the industry and a desire to help and support people.


The Future of Tech Needs You. If you have a smartphone, digital camera, digital TV, gaming console or a smart meter at home, you’ve already used an Arm powered product. Our advanced processor designs play a massive part in optimising the performance of 95% of all the world’s connected devices.

Want to leap straight into a technology career? We're offering Apprenticeship opportunities where you'll get to join a global business that is full to the brim of hugely talented people. Whatever your age or background, a new qualification can open doors.

The two programs we offer are:

Apprentice Software Engineer

Our Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship comprises of both paid work and study, allowing you to earn while working towards a Software Developer qualification, funded by Arm. Your on-the-job learning is supported by a dedicated mentor at Arm and academic support from our training provider.

Apprentice Technician

Our Level 4 Apprenticeship comprises of both paid work and study, allowing you to earn while working towards a BSc Honours degree, funded by Arm.  Your on-the-job learning is supported by a dedicated mentor at Arm and academic support from the University.

For more information and to apply, please click here.



We've put together a list of new apprenticeships currently available across the country, including theatre practitioner, IT sales executive and commis chef. If your students' favourite subject is maths, there is a vast range of career opportunities open to them, from air traffic controller to data scientist. For more information and to apply for vacancies please click here.


We’re excited to announce that applications are open for UK apprenticeships! Apprentices become an integral part of their team while at Google, and also gain Level 3 or 4 apprenticeship qualifications over the course of their work and study. They offer three different programs in Digital Marketing, Infrastructure Technology and Software Development. 

For more information and to apply please click here.


Business Admin Level 3 qualification – Data Entry and Quality Apprentice

Engineering Operative – Level 2 qualification  - Maintenance Engineer Apprentice


Clee Hill Plant Limited are advertising for a full time permanent Apprentice Plant Fitter in Corby. They are a leading construction plant hire company and the largest compaction and surface dressing hire company in the UK. Please find the advert, description and application form attached below for more information.


We were thrilled to celebrate International Women's Day with the Royal Air Force (RAF) for a fantastic live event highlighting the incredible apprenticeship and career opportunities available.

The recordings of the main session and the 8 specialism break out rooms are now available to watch.

You will hear from Ambassadors and recruitment staff from different areas
of the RAF talking about their experiences, what life is like working for the RAF and why they chose the RAF as an employer. 

You can also access the presentation slides, which provides you with all the information shared on the day to help you digest the recordings.


Global healthcare giant GSK are hiring for a wide range of apprenticeships at sites across the UK. Find out more about the full range of opportunities below, including level 3 engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships.

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Search and apply for the latest work and study opportunities with leading employers including PwC, NAO, Willis Towers Watson, BT,  Pearson and IBM. Apply ASAP to ensure you don't miss those important deadlines.

We are developing a follow-up to our popular guide for parents and carers. Our new guide will focus on employability skills, and include an interactive programme made up of tasks designed to help students develop skills at home. We'll be covering nine skills and we'd like your help developing tasks focused on each one. Take a look at our brief survey to see what skills we'll be including and submit your task suggestion.



Valor Hospitality offer ongoing Apprenticeships, Work Experience, full or part-time Career Opportunities at 17 hotels across the UK.



IBM offer ongoing Technology and Business Apprenticeship and Gap Year opportunities Nationwide.



Both BT and PwC offer continuous Nationwide opportunities. BT offer a variety of roles in Data, IT and Customer Service and PwC offer Tax & Audit School & College Leaver programmes. 



Study a BA (Hons) Business Management Apprenticeship through Pearson Business School. Some of the employer partners we have recently worked with include corporate giants such as L'Oréal, Moët Hennessy, Estée Lauder and Pearson.




The National Audit Office's very successful ACA professional apprenticeship training scheme is now live!

Their apprenticeship scheme will give you the opportunity to make a real difference by helping the economy and society work better – supporting and enabling improvements in financial management and the way vital public services are delivered across the public sector to millions of people every day.

There is no such thing as a typical NAO apprentice and candidates are hired from a diverse range of backgrounds and A Level subjects. Yes, that’s right – you do not have to be a mathematician to apply!

For more information on minimum requirements and to apply, please click here.


At BDO, you can make an impact from day one - with early client exposure and the kind of complex, challenging problems that will really make the most of your skills. If you’re ready to start earning while you learn, somewhere that will bring out the best in you, our Apprenticeship Programme lets you do all of this and more.

Who are BDO?

We’re one of the UK’s largest Accountancy and Business Advisory firms providing Audit, Advisory, Tax and Business Services & Outsourcing services to clients across a huge range of sectors in the UK and internationally.

What you’ll do here.

A career in accountancy is about much more than numbers. You’ll enjoy gaining invaluable experience in a commercial environment, working on real business projects and collaborating with leading industry professionals who respect and value your contribution.

What’s our culture like?

It’s easy to be inspired at BDO. We believe the sharing of unique perspectives is what makes our business stronger. For you, this means the chance to thrive in a collaborative, inclusive workplace. Here, you’ll always feel free to be yourself. Your counselling manager or buddy will provide you with support and advice whenever you need it.

As you’d expect, we offer a competitive salary and first-class benefits package, but trainees often tell us that our friendly and welcoming culture is what really drew them to BDO.

Apply now



Would you like to earn a wage, gain real life experience and get a recognised qualification? Tresham college offer apprenticeships in a wide range of areas, from Construction to Hairdressing and many more. For more information click here.




Applications now open for the DHL 2021 Apprenticeship scheme!


Build your career with DHL

In the fast-paced, ever-changing supply chain industry, DHL need to make sure they stay ahead of the game, and their apprentices play a crucial role in this.

With roles across the country, from transport logistics to finance, digitalisation to engineering, there is certain to be something for students of all interests.




Data Analyst - DHL

Data Analysts hold the key to making DHL better. They have the power to collate data from multiple sources to not only show DHL how they are performing now, but also how they can be better in the future. They need these people to work across all of their different clients and customers to interpret data and help create the DHL of the future.





DHL understand starting work for the first time in addition to gaining a qualification can be a lot to take on so there is a wealth of support available to all students. In addition to the dedicated Apprenticeships team who are there to guide them every step of the way, they'll be matched with an existing apprentice in the business as a Buddy.

DHL use Emerging Talent Programmes to recruit, train and support their future leaders.

Whether your students want to be managing one of the 2,400 warehouses across the country, coordinating some of their 15,000 vehicles, be the finance brain behind the numbers, or push the digitalisation agenda by working with data they have something for everyone.
The training is specifically designed to make sure that students meet their personal goals, and that as a business DHL are providing them with the skills they need in the future, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.


DHL Apprenticeships



Here at BT, we’re really excited to let you know our apprenticeships are now open for applications to join us in 2021. We’ve recently been voted the UK's best private sector apprentice employer. We offer apprenticeships in a wide range of career paths so when it comes to apprenticeships and being a great place to start your career, we know what we’re talking about. Our apprenticeships aren’t all about selling broadband and phone lines though, we do a lot more than that.

We offer apprenticeships from Level 2 through to Level 6, meaning we really have something for everything. Perhaps you want to get into Customer Service – great, we have an apprenticeship for that. IT & Technical Support? Yes, that too. Software Development, Sales, Electronics, Data Analysis, Network Design…..we could go on. All we ask is that students meet our entry requirements for a role; we can teach the rest. For more information and to apply please click here.


The Bedford College Groups are actively recruiting for the following current apprenticeship vacancies. For further information on the entry criteria and vacancy link, please see below.

Surveying Department Administration Apprentice with Oracle Solutions Asbestos Limited in Kettering

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

School Administrator Apprentice with Harlington Upper School in Dunstable

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

Quality Technician Apprentice with SPIROL Industries Ltd in Corby

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

Logistics Administrator Apprentice with Humanware Europe Ltd in Rushden

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

Hairdressing Apprentice with Venus Hair and Beauty in Bedford

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

Business Administration Apprentice with Andrew Pipework Services Ltd nr Kettering

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

Bathroom Showroom Customer Service Apprentice with The Bathroom Studio in Kettering

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

Accounts Payable Apprentice with Kindred Nurseries Ltd in Kettering

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

Assistant Pump Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship with Deckpro Ltd in Leighton Buzzard

Deadline to apply 20th June 2021

Maintenance Engineering Apprentice with York House Meat Products Ltd in Potton

Deadline to apply 26th June 2021

Carpentry Apprentice with JHF Construction Ltd in Hexton

Deadline to apply 27th June 2021

Carpentry Apprentice with Matthew Oxborough Carpentry Solutions in Kettering

Deadline to apply 27th June 2021

Care Agency Administrator Apprentice with Mega Resources Limited in Bedford

Deadline to apply 27th June 2021

Painter & Decorator Apprentice with D A Decorators Ltd in Bedford

Deadline to apply 30th June 2021

Engineering Apprentice with Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd in Bedford

Deadline to apply 9th July 2021

To find out more information on our events and open days please click here.

To contact the apprenticeship recruitment team to find out more about the vacancies, how the team can assist you or to book an insight session please email us at


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Choose from eight curated virtual sessions, across a wide range of industries.


In the UK, KONE offer more than 30 apprenticeship placements each year. Apprenticeships are an excellent starting point for a KONE career and offer interesting challenges and opportunities.


Insurance & Actuarial

We’re Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth.



Joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as a Paralegal Apprentice could be your first step in a rewarding legal career.



Apprentices at Atkins have the opportunity to be part of a wide variety of projects that can leave a lasting legacy, from helping to provide drinkable water in third world countries to solving the energy problems of the future.



Find out about apprenticeships in accountancy from RSM, one of the UK's leading accountancy firms. 


Digital Technologies and Engineering

Find out about Digital Technologies and Engineering Apprenticeships from Bentley.



Join The University of Law for a webinar on life in business.



Find out about apprenticeships in BioPharmaceuticals from AstraZeneca. 






Northamptonshire Police is currently recruiting for police officers. We have vacancies through our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship route that allows successful applicants to gain a degree – paid for by us – and be a fully trained police officer at the same time.

The is a real opportunity for individuals to start a career that makes a real difference to them and their communities. Please see the attachment below for further information.


Purpose and values are important to PwC – and likely to you and your students too. PwC's values define how they do things, and their purpose is why they exist – to build trust in society and solve important problems for their clients, their people, and the communities in which they operate. 

Now more than ever PwC's business is evolving. They offer a variety of programmes for school and college leaver students to start shaping their careers. 

PwC is focused on helping students achieve their full potential. Their Virtual Classroom sessions focus on PwC's opportunities and application process, combining live and pre-recorded content.

For students looking to start their career straight from school or college

PwC's have a range of apprenticeships available in Audit, Consulting, Operate and Tax. Click here to view their latest opportunities. 

Explore. Inspire. Reimagine.



Schneider Electric is a European multinational company providing energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. Create your future with the digital transformation of energy management and automation through our Apprenticeship opportunities.

They offer a wide range of award winning Apprenticeship Programmes to continue your studies whilst working. The Programmes offer the opportunity to work in different types of roles, including both Technical and Commercial, across the UK and Ireland. For more information and to apply, click here.


The Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeship Programme


Applications are now open for the Degree Economist Apprenticeship Programme with the Government Economic Service. 

With 70+ vacancies available, this is a brilliant opportunity to work in a central government department or agency on some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues our country faces.

More information will be shared in the coming weeks on how to apply. In the meantime, you can find out more about the programme here.

You can also visit the GES Vacancy Snapshot profile for a deeper look into the scheme and to begin preparing for the application process.


IBM Apprenticeships

Do your best work ever 

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems. 

What is IBM?  

IBM is a large Technology, Business and Consulting firm and stands for “International Business Machines”. IBM’s headquarters are based in Armonk, New York and we have locations all over the UK. We have over 380,000 employees worldwide and operate in 175 different countries.  

Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers – people who want to make an impact, cultivate their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals. 

Click to apply to IBM

Futures 12 Month Placement Scheme at IBM 

Our Business and Technology Futures roles are open now!

The Futures Placement scheme offers you an invaluable opportunity to work with a world-leading company for 12-months, broadening your horizons and giving you a head start in your career.  

You might be uncertain about whether to start work, complete an apprenticeship or go to university, if that's you and you are unsure about what to do next, the IBM's Futures Scheme is for you. The Futures Scheme is our Gap Year program offering a years internship - a try before you commit scheme. We offer you an invaluable opportunity to work with a world-leading company, broadening your horizons and giving you a head start in your career. 

You’ll be deployed onto a challenging work placement, where you’ll support and learn from experienced professionals across IBM. At the end of your placement, it’s in your hands. IBM offer both Business and Technical Placements, with both taking place over a year! 

You will benefit from a £18,000 starting salary, a £1,000 bonus and much more! 

To find more, and to apply visit:  


Software Apprenticeships

The UK Intelligence Agencies protect the UK from a range of threats. We offer individuals with a passion for tech the chance to work with advanced software – earning while they learn.

Find out more and apply


FREE Apprenticeship Support

The ASK team is still here to support you and your students. Don’t forget the ASK offer is freeimpartial and available for students from Year 10 through to Year 13!

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