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National Matching Service- Year 11 and 13
Centre For Apprenticeships- Year 11 and 13
UCAS Career Finder- Year 13  
Rate My Apprenticeship- Year 11 and 13 
Not Going To Uni- Year 13

Apprenticeships in date order (these are external links)

Virgin Media opportunities:  (posted 27/05/21)

Virgin Media is a large national employer, and we are launching our Apprenticeship Schemes once again this year.  

To support this, we are proud to announce a local initiative to engage with schools / colleges and to work with the local community, running a series of webinars (next one tomorrow, details underneath!) and providing tools to help students on their career journey. 

We are currently looking for up to 5 Field Technician Apprentices to work in the Bristol area, details of which can be found in the following link:, in the attached flyer and in brief below: 

Apprenticeship: Level 2
Scheme Duration: 15 months (but all our Apprenticeships are offered on a permanent basis)
Start Date: September 2021
Salary: £19,000 (rising rapidly to £21,000 then £25,500) + additional £2,500 London Weighting Allowance for eligible locations
Requirements: Must be 18+ & hold a full UK driving licence
Deadline for applications: 21 June 2021


Practice situational judgement tool (unlimited access to a mock assessment mimicking real life recruitment practices)


Virgin Media's Insight Days by Springpod

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ATKINS opportunity   (posted 24/02/21)

Here are full details of the role: apprenticeship careers site.

NOTE – only 2 days remaining until deadline


Britvic opportunity (posted 24/02/21)

Field Service Technician – Bristol area

To see this role in action please watch this video!

At Britvic be part of one of the world’s most admired soft drinks companies – built on over 4,500 employees, a £1.5bn turnover and over 30 market leading brands sold in more than 50 countries.

Our purpose is simple. We're about making life's everyday moments more enjoyable. We think differently. We push boundaries, and we give our all to create great products that our customers will love. Britvic has a strong British heritage, with globally successfully and iconic brands such as Robinsons, Pepsi, Fruit Shoot, Tango, J2O, 7UP, Gatorade, R Whites, Teisseire, and Lipton.

This is a customer facing position.  You will be given full training and support in this role where the key responsibilities are:

  • To install, diagnose and repair Dispense and Chiller equipment
  • Educate customers with the knowledge and understanding of food hygiene responsibilities and basic fault diagnosis to maximise equipment serve time


To be a Field Technician you will need:

  • A full, valid UK manual driving license
  • To be able to build memorable relationships
  • Adaptability for new daily challenges
  • Competent with using IT systems


To apply to this role please upload your details to the Britvic careers site using this link


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact, this is at the heart of our company culture and values and why we are consistently recognised as a Global ‘Great Place to Work’.


Babcock opportunities:  (posted 12/02/21)

Wessex Water opportunities:  (posted 12/02/21)

What we have on offer:

  • Technical apprenticeships (Talent on TAP)
  • Graduate roles
  • Industrial placements
  • Kickstart Scheme

To find out more information on our programmes and the specific opportunities available, head over to our website:

Applications for Talent on TAP (Technical Apprenticeship Programme) will be closing on Wednesday 31 March.

Graduate and industrial placement roles will be advertised periodically over the next few months.

You can also follow us on social media for more information.


GKN opportunity

Please see below for apprenticeship opportunities, the deadline for which is Friday 30th April 2021.

Links to the job adverts are as below:




Archive Apprenticeship Information

Archived Information


Dyson Institute

This degree is different

Study for a BEng Engineering degree apprenticeship.
Work on real projects and apply what you’re learning.
Get paid a salary without paying tuition fees.


GKN Aerospace Filton & Western Approach are holding an Apprenticeship Information Evening on Thursday 23rd January 2020, 16:00 – 19:00, at BAWA, Southmead Road.   Lots of our current Apprentices, as well as the Training Team, will be in attendance and on hand to answer any questions that students and parents or carers may have.  

Recruitment is also now open, and we welcome all applications.

For more information on the Apprenticeships we offer, please click here:

For links to each of the relevant job adverts, please see below:

 - Production Apprenticeship:

 -Technician Apprenticeship:

- Degree Apprenticeship:

 Recruitment closes on February 21st February 2020.

 GKNF19-231 - Apprenticeship application process for 2020 intake



Apprenticeship or University? An information evening for school/college leavers

 Once again Renishaw will be holding their annual event for school/college leavers on the evening of  Wednesday 20th November.  If students are considering a careers path in Engineering, Design, Technology, Software, Maths or Science then come and find out more about our opportunities for young people.

 Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company employs 5,000 people worldwide and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery.

 The event will be held at our Headquarters site at New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge and is suitable for students in years 11 -13,  a parent or guardian is also invited to come along too, there are 2 sessions being held this year to accommodate larger numbers as this event has been sold out in previous years:

 Session 1 will run from 5.00pm – 6.45pm

 Session 2 will run from 7.00pm – 8.45pm

 For more information and to book tickets to the event please visit

follow link:

Rolls Royce - Apprentice and School Leaver Open Evening
Wednesday 13th November 2019 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Careers Fair - Saturday October 19th

Apprenticeship open day

see link for more information:

Careers Event - October 2nd

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Bristol, Ashton Gate Stadium, BS3 2EJ

OTIS 21/05/19

Apprenticeship opportunities May



KD Apprenticeship Evening 21/05/19

If you are interested:

book your free place at the evening here.


Mercedes Benz

opportunities with Mercedes-Benz. 

We recruit and train apprentices for our franchised sites, with vacancies available throughout the whole of the UK.  Apprentices train as Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle or Semi-skilled Technicians or for those wishing to gain skills in a sales or customer service role we have our Retail Parts Advisor or Customer Service Specialist. 

 To find out more and make an application, please direct interested students to our website  We’d also be grateful if you could place the attached flyer on your noticeboards




We are particularly looking to promote Women in STEM

If you have young women with a passion to understand how vehicles work then we want to hear from them

Let us dispel the myths of what a day in the life of a technician looks like

Let us share the benefits of launching a career with a globally recognised brand

The Year in Industry (YINI)

The Year in Industry (YINI) scheme is delighted to again be working with this Exeter based independent, design and production engineering company, to offer a paid engineering placement starting this Summer for 12 months.

This is a call to your Year 13 students who are keen to gain relevant paid work experience in either;

NB: To be considered for the role, students must register with YINI via our website: HERE


The company has grown and is continuing to grow in a competitive environment. It employs 15 engineers developing and manufacturing innovative drilling and control equipment for the oil-field industry.  With a market in specialist and bespoke equipment, it mainly produces small quantity products specifically designed and precision engineered to withstand extreme environmental conditions.


  • You will be working in the manufacturing area, testing and assembling. Opportunities will also arise to work within other areas.

  • The successful student will be able to combine planning with practical tasks. 

  • You will have a passion for real “hands on” engineering. 

  • You will be mathematically inclined, enjoy problem solving/providing solutions and being analytical.

Interviews will be held in Feb/March 2019.

To Apply:

  1. Complete an online application via the YINI website:

  2. Email your interest to Ellen Pugsley on Stating your interest, full name and this vacancy reference 091MPSW-A/B.

  3. YINI will take you through the application process for this role available only via a YINI application


What’s YINI?

We help place students into paid placements with companies across the UK. Once placed, students are supported by a YINI Mentor and can attend one day Master Class Workshops to further develop their work-ready skills and could gain an Industrial Accreditation.

British Airways

British Airways apprenticeship applications are now open. A number of different apprentice roles are available. See the link below for the different roles.

Regarding the Aircraft Maintenance apprenticeship, accommodation is provided during the 9 month training period. A coach is provided to transport apprentices to and from the training establishment (at Kemble Airfield) and the accommodation (houses at Cotswold Water Park). When at Heathrow, apprentices have to find their own accommodation, but this is quite easily done.

 Applicants need 5 GCSE's A-C including English and Maths, with a minimum of a B in Maths.


Message from Bosch:

I work for The Bosch Automotive Apprenticeship Programme, we register approximately 350 apprentice vacancies all over the UK, Wales and Scotland each year

 We have already began to register a number of vacancies targeted to school leavers. If you have anybody who is looking to work in the Automotive Industry, they can apply online here. We offer hands-on roles in the workshop, Motorcycle roles and also Customer Service roles

Below are the links to our websites which have more information about the apprenticeship.





 I have also attached a generic flyer which you can happily show anybody interested


 Kind Regards

 Eleri Dunstan

Apprenticeship Recruitment Consultant

Tel. 01159 380223 | Mobile 07870 800782

GKN (15/01/19)



Please click here to search and apply for jobs within GKN Aerospace

Once on the website, select ‘Bristol’ as the location, and our 3 Apprenticeship roles are currently at the top of the list



Bristol Water

The following link takes you to the Bristol Water website and a short video of last year’s Youth Board:

We have an exciting opportunity for sixth formers to get involved in the running of one of the largest businesses in our region. This is the second year of Bristol Water’s Youth Board which brings the views of young adults into the decision-making they do to plan their future operations.

We’re recruiting 20 individuals who live in the Bristol Water region to join the board, which will allow their voices to be heard at executive level and provide a unique opportunity for them to kickstart a career in the world of business.

How will your sixth formers benefit?

They will have real influence on the decisions made by senior management as well as:

  • see inside the workings of a major business

  • meet other like-minded sixth formers from around the region

  • get a formal reference for use in UCAS or apprenticeship applications

  • get a £100 reward for taking part.

What’s involved?
The Youth Board will attend board meetings on two occasions, Thursday 7th February 2019 and Wednesday 6th March 2019, at Bristol Water’s headquarters in Bristol. The meetings will start at 10am so applicants need to be able to get to Bristol for this time.  We will reimburse individuals for all travel expenses to board meetings. The meetings will finish at approximately 4pm and will include a mix of briefings from senior executives about the business and the challenges it faces, and facilitated problem-solving exercises.

The Youth Board will be given real issues to think about and will work in teams to come up with solutions.  Between the two board meetings, members will prepare for team presentations at the second meeting, and also complete a number of online tasks.

Who should apply?
We would expect sixth formers to be one or more of the following:

  • Thinking about a career in a business setting; perhaps as an engineer, a product developer, in a financial, a customer service or marketing role, or even would-be entrepreneurs who plan to run their own business one day.

  • Someone who enjoys getting their point across: taking an active part in class discussions and debates and problem-solving.

  • a good team player: a good listener as well as a good talker!

Supporting your school or college
Blue Marble Research is a specialist research and engagement agency and we will be running this initiative. Bristol Water will be publicising the work of the panel to local media and we would like your school/college to be part of this exciting venture. We are contacting a limited number of schools and colleges in the region so would encourage you to publicise the initiative to your sixth formers so they have the opportunity to get involved.

How to apply

You can apply by following this link:

The application form is quick and easy and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.  The closing date for applications has been extended to 5pm on Friday 18th January 2019.

Need to know more? If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Victoria Ulph directly: or call 01761 239329




Degree Level Apprenticeships - Aerospace Engineering - South West

19/12/2018    ROLLS ROYCE. See  link for both post-16 (GCSE) and post-18 (A Level) apprenticeships.


19/12/2018   Apprentice Composite Technician at NCC Operations Ltd  

A unique opportunity to work on projects with world leading organisations such as Airbus, Rolls Royce and GKN. You will also gain exposure to a range of exciting advanced projects, processes and technologies.



SGS College Apprenticeship Taster Event 

Hello, We have an exciting opportunity for students in South Gloucestershire schools year 11 or post 16 provision to attend an Apprenticeship taster day we have commissioned SGS College to deliver.  The event is fully funded including travel, refreshments and lunch for the students who sign up.  Four dates are on offer - 18th, 19th 20th and 21st February 2019.

Poster for event

Please contact Mr Gambrell if you would like to be put forward for this opportunity in the school office or via 






Please can you communicate this message to your students.

 Please be advised that the applications have now opened for our Apprenticeship schemes, please use the following link Apprenticeships which will take you directly to our careers pages where you can apply for all available schemes, please note the closing date for applications is 1st March 2019.

 As a world-renowned engineering and scientific technology company, we offer a complete range of real-world apprenticeships, spanning all kinds of innovative engineering.  We have opportunities for people interested in STEM subjects, including technical, manufacturing, engineering, software and embedded electronic engineering apprenticeships.

 Kind Regards

 Education Outreach Team

Renishaw plc

New Mills




Further Archived Information


Smith & Williamson are offering fully supported 24 month apprenticeship programmes in four different exciting roles at their firm. Apply for the chance to become an apprentice in Accounting, Audit, Private Client Tax Services or Business.

 How do my students apply?

Students can find more information about specific roles available in their area, as well as how to apply HERE

 Who are Smith & Williamson?

  • A leading independent financial services firm
  • Providing; investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations
  • 12 Offices across the UK, Ireland and Jersey

 Why should your Y13s apply?

  • An opportunity to earn and learn
  • A unique chance to become a Chartered Certified Accountant, Chartered Tax Advisor or an Associated Chartered Accountant
  • They will be fully supported by MKF throughout the entire programme, with calls prior to online testing, telephone interview and assessment day.
  • They will get stuck in, from day one- getting involved in real projects and liaising with clients
  • Smith & Williamson will cover all fees and training

 Who should apply?


Grade criteria

Young people must also have:

A minimum of 112/280 UCAS points in your top three 3 A-Levels (excluding General Studies)


A minimum of a B in both GCSE Mathematics and English Language

ü  Motivation

ü  Strong communication skills

ü  Problem solving skills

ü  Attention to detail



Please find the link to the AIRBUS careers search below:


Job Search




Wessex Water’s 2019 apprenticeship vacancies are now live on our website for you to apply! Please see the link below -

 We have around 40 apprenticeship positions starting in late summer 2019 in different technical areas: 

  • Electrical, mechanical and instrumentation technician
  • Utilities operative
  • Water process technician
  • Construction operative
  • Construction mechanical and electrical technician
  • Scientist
  • Engineering and construction technician 

How to apply:

There are 4 ways which you can apply to our Technical Apprenticeship Programme. These methods are:

  • - Upload a CV
  • - Upload a Personal Statement
  • - Upload a vlog
  • - Take part in a speed interview (participating colleges only)

You can find more information on the application methods on our website here:




 Colas Rail  

Colas Rail have a depot in Bristol and run a Rail Engineering Technician apprenticeship scheme. 

Our recruitment process for 2019 will start shortly





Please follow this link to register for the Open Evening Event - see details below for more information. Please share this link with Parents/Carers/Teachers of your YR 11-13 students in your schools/College. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Rolls-Royce Early Career Recruitment Team

 Rolls-Royce Apprentice Open Evening 2018 - Bristol 

Event Information

Apprentice and School Leaver Open Evening
Tuesday 27th November 2018 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Rolls-Royce, Horizon Hall - Whittle House Customer Centre Reception, Gate 7 - PO Box 3, Gypsy Patch Lane, Filton, Bristol, BS34 6QA


Joining Rolls-Royce as an apprentice or school leaver means developing unrivalled expertise. Tackling some huge challenges. And being part of a company that pioneers the power that matters. Our apprentices receive all the training and support they need to go further in their careers.

We are hosting an open evening to provide students, parents and teachers the opportunity to explore the programmes we have here at Rolls-Royce, including a chance to talk current apprentices, representatives from Derby College, and members of the development and recruitment teams.

Our apprenticeships

Post-GCSE, we offer Advanced Practical/Technical & Business Apprenticeships for people who are keen to get hands experience within various areas of the business. Post A-level we have full degree level apprenticeship programmes across our business, along with training schemes that provide professional qualifications.

This invite is for Year 11-13 students and their guests (max 2. per student). Teachers/Careers Advisors etc are also very welcome. 

We look forward to meeting everyone soon, 

The Early Career Team

To book: Please follow this link to register for the Open Evening Event - see details below for more information. 



On the evening of the 28th November, Renishaw are hosting an information evening for students in years 11, 12 & 13 that are looking for a career path in Engineering, Design, Technology, Computing, Maths or Science. 

We will be outlining all of the different pathways we offer including starting an apprenticeship straight after GCSEs, joining us after A levels, or starting with us as a graduate after university.

 Due to high demand for this event in previous years we will be running two sessions from 17.00 – 18.30 and 19.00 – 20.00, tickets must be booked. 

To find out more information and book tickets please visit our Eventbrite page: 

Kind regards, 

Renishaw Education Outreach Team.



Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group are a large design, engineering and project management consultancy with a local office based at Aztec West, Bristol.   

Please find below the link to details of our apprenticeship which is for our Aerospace Engineering based in Bristol. Link to vacancy Link to main website to give you some details about who we are and what we do.

 students to e-mail directly to Liz

 Liz Gregory

Business Support Administrator

UK & Europe
Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology
Tel: +44 1252 738454 Mob: +44 7776 161072

Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group
Bristol – The Hub, 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4RZ