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  • Virtual Work Experience Opportunity with Align w/c 9 April 2021,  For further information please click  here

  • Yr 12 & 13 students:    Insight to VMware - Technology Degree Apprenticeship  -  VMware is one of the biggest software companies in the world, with 31,000+ employees and offices all over the globe.  If you are interested in Technology and a passion for Business, then this is for you! Thursday 11th March, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    ·         Director keynote talk

    ·         How to apply / pass VMware's selection process (2 step process) 

    ·         Workshops on discussing the importance of self-awareness and having a growth mindset

    ·         Get your questions answered by the recruitment team

    ·         Parents are encouraged to join!

    ·         FREE event (limited places, first come first serve, please book on ASAP to secure a place.)

    Application Link:

  • KPMG’s 2021 apprenticeship programmes are open for applications! For those looking to start their professional career, joining KPMG as an apprentice means being part of a team of inspiring colleagues who bring fresh ideas and curiosity to work that really matters. Our programmes offer apprentices the opportunity to work across different industries and are designed for those who have, or are about to, finish School or College - and span areas such as Audit, Software Engineering, KPMG Law and Data & Analytics. Places fill fast so, if you are interested, apply as soon as possible. Find out more and how to apply

  • Royal Air Force - free webinar, for students in years 10-13.  To mark International Women's Day on 8th March 2021, the Royal Air Force (RAF) in partnership with Amazing Apprenticeships, will be running an exclusive free webinar  to explore the incredible apprenticeship and career opportunities available for them. Join us on 8th March at 2 - 3.30pm to hear from Ambassadors and recruitment staff within different areas of the RAF. The webinar will include an engaging mix of presentations, interactive workshops and valuable Q&A opportunities with a panel of RAF Ambassadors.   Places are limited on the day so we encourage you to book as soon as possible. All those registered will receive the recording after the live event. Please see the enclosed webinar invitation flyer here and REGISTER HERE

  • Invitation to Parents/Carers of students in Yr10 & 12 Webinar 16 March 2021 6 – 7pm - How to help your child make Career decisions, Options after Year 11 & Year 13. To register email:

  • Classroom to Career Newsletter March 2021 – Please be aware there are many time-sensitive events listed in this newsletter. 
  • British Airways -  two engineering apprenticeship vacancies are now live! They are open in the following areas;  Aircraft Maintenance and Aircraft workshop.   

    More information on the schemes is available on the careers website: Applications are due to close on 12th March 2021, however depending on volumes, may close earlier. If you any questions or want to find out more, you can also chat directly to our current engineering apprentices, Maleek and Morgan, via the student website Speedbird-Z:

  • PwC's Virtual Insight Week is back:  applications are now open for students in year 12 for this insight week.  If you are looking to explore career options in the world of business, accounting or technology at PwC, this insight week offers a fantastic opportunity to do this.  You will have the chance to connect with people who have joined through the apprenticeship programmes and hear their stories.  The programme will run virtually across 5 days from Monday, 26th July - Friday, 30th July, 2021.

  • Learn more and apply
  • Jaguar Land Rover Virtual Work Experience Opportunity – Deadline for Applications 26 February 2021 The programme will run from the 8th of March to the 19th of March 2021. It will cover everything from engineering and manufacturing, to design and technology - as well as provide a detailed overview of the next steps available to students looking for a successful career at Jaguar Land Rover. Students will also receive a certificate from Jaguar Land Rover upon completion of the programme which can be used in CVs, personal statements and future interviews! To find out all the details and apply, click here

  • UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair on Wednesday 17th March. Students, teachers and parents can register now here. The event for students in Years 11, 12 and 13, will feature even more university exhibitors (100+) and an updated range of vital webinars. We have also now added an exciting new feature which enables users to view virtual tours of exhibitors’ university campuses. Register, to see our list of exhibitors and webinars at:

  • Virtual Work Experience Opportunity – Veterinary:  If you are interested in a career in veterinary you may wish to apply for virtual work experience, for more information and to apply visit:

  • Project Management Apprenticeship – Transport for London TfL’s  Project Management team is responsible for delivering the hundreds of projects and new initiatives that impact Londoners every day; from new cycle lanes, upgrading train tracks to designing safer road layouts. You’ll be a part of the team that delivers this investment programme to improve the network which is vital in ensuring they manage modern demands on an ageing transport network, in order to keep London moving. This apprenticeship is based in in London and from home and with an annual salary of £20,806. The deadline for applications is 01 March 2021 (although we always recommend applying early). For more information on this opportunity click here

  • Management Degree Apprenticeship – Turner & Townsend As an apprentice with Turner and Townsend you will have the opportunity to develop first class consultancy skills and work with industry leading clients on some of the most exciting projects across the UK, within their real estate and infrastructure sectors. You will be exposed to as many different areas as possible to support your professional development.  This apprenticeship lasts for up to 48 months, based in London and has an annual salary of between £16,000 and £19,000. The deadline for applications is 07 May 2021 (although we always recommend applying early) and the apprenticeship will start in 06 September 2021. For more information on this opportunity click here

  • Apprenticeships at Skanska:  Our apprenticeship programmes are designed to build your students career in their chosen field such as digital solutions, civil and site engineering, quantity surveying, business administration, mechanical and electrical engineering, construction management, highways maintenance and design engineering.  Deadline for applications is 28th February 2021. View all roles


  • IBM
    Gap Year Placements & Apprenticeships at IBM
    Your students will work on real projects, with real clients and real bottom-line deliverables. IBMers have the support of over 380,000 colleagues worldwide and work for leaders who reward diverse thinking and bold ideas. Our opportunities for School Leavers will give them everything they need to build a successful career.
    Deadline for applications: Ongoing
    View all roles
  • A Guide to Career Options 2021 - a digital book:  This Guide is packed with advice to help students choose the right path, find virtual work experience, understand how video interviews and assessment centres work, and much more.  It also features the Top 100 Apprenticeship employers for 2020-2021, within insights into what it is like to be an apprentice in each company. Read the guide here
  • Are you a student who wants to learn more about Gatwick Airport apprenticeships, or know someone who does?    Gatwick Airport is kickstarting their 2021 programme of Learn Live broadcasts directly to Gatwick Airport.  Each episode introduces the next generation of aviators to the variety of career paths at Gatwick and gives them the opportunity to ask employees questions about their roles. The first episode is on Friday 12th February at 1pm with Tony Yates their Head of Engineering and Connor Wheat one of their third year Engineering Apprentices.  The broadcast is free.  To join, please use this link:
  • To find out more information regarding apprenticeships we have two additional broadcast channels available for you to choose from this week: Learn Live - day in the life stories from a range of apprentices from Local to National companies. Jobs Live - If you are looking for current vacancies to apply for right now please visit this link: There is a LIVE CHAT box to the right of the video player on both websites so please leave your question for the employers to find out more information about their apprenticeship programme / vacancies.  The chat facility is safe, moderated, accessible and available 24/7.
  • Yrs 11,12&13 – please click here for information on upcoming university and apprenticeship virtual events and webinars. 

  • Local college BCA are available to provide support and information for Yr11 students.  Please click here for more info

  • Speedbird-Z is back - A new student website to showcase the world of aviation, to help you build your understanding of this industry. has modules about British Airways and aviation and much more....check it out!


    We’re Back
    Whilst we’ve been away, Speedbird-Z has had a makeover. Our mentors are back and you can view their profiles and ask them questions here. You’ll notice some familiar faces as well as some new ones!
    We have recently recorded a series of webinars in partnership with the National Career Service. They are approx. 30 minutes long. You can watch them back using these links:
    Visit Speedbird-Z
  • Chartered Accountancy apprenticeship at the National Audit Office.  Fancy becoming a Chartered Accountant, without building up any student debt?  This is a 5 year fully-funded programme, offering attractive benefits;  salary of £24k in London, subsidised gym membership and retail discounts.  Apply now, close date 8th March.  You do not have to be a Mathematician to apply.  The NAO help the economy and society work better, supporting and enabling improvements in financial management. Apply here
  • EY  (Ernst and Young) -  a professional services organisation that helps companies make better decisions about business, finance and technology, offering Business Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships in Digital and Technology.  Open for applications now

School leaver programmes | EY UK

  • Marks & Spencer's Management Apprenticeship Program 

Level 4 Retail Management Apprenticeship

Managing £multi-million budgets

Opportunities all across the UK (wherever your closest M&S store is) 

£18,400 - £21,000 starting salary 

Open to all Y13, S6 and Y14 students

September 2021 start

Application Link:;291464781;l When you apply, select Young Professionals in the where did you hear about us section to get extra support in the process! 

Your virtual work placement will give you the opportunity to connect with the construction industry. You will gain an introduction to our industry, our organisation and careers within it, as well as recognising and developing the skills you will need for the world of work.

  • 1st-3rd March
  • 10:00-13:00
  • Eligibility: 15+
  • Application Deadline: 12th Feb
  • Virtual Work Experience Opportunities:
    Here’s a round-up of some notable (virtual) work experience opportunities accepting applications over Christmas!
    The idea is that students can lay the foundations now, by applying over the holidays - allowing them to go into the new year with opportunities already secured. This will ensure that even with all of the limitations in place right now, they are still taking steps to strengthen their career prospects and lay a rock-solid foundation, ready for when the current situation finally does pass. I know that students missing out on valuable experience is a major concern for many. Work experience can often be where students first interact with the areas they end up building their career around. That's why I think the following virtual work experience opportunities, all of which are online, could be really powerful and make the best of a bad situation. They can be completed at times that suit students and provide a certificate directly from the employer upon their completion (invaluable for CVs, cover letters, personal statements etc.)
    Chartered Institute of Maketing - Marketing Virtual Work Experience February 2021

    Vodafone - Innovators Virtual Work Experience

    Law Virtual Work Experience

    Teaching Virtual Work Experience

    Nestlé - Employability Skills Programme

    Finance Virtual Work Experience

    BT - Insight Day

    Journalism Virtual Work Experience

    All of these opportunities are completely free to students - they can use any of the links above to create their free account and apply. 

  • Armed Forces webinar recording;  Amazing Apprenticeships hosted an exclusive webinar with the Armed Forces to explore the apprenticeship opportunities with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.  The full recording, presentation slides and more resources are here

  • Rate My Apprenticeships Virtual Event - You are invited to join 5,000 school and college students at RateMyApprenticeship’s Virtual Event. It’s an opportunity for you to meet these companies, find out more about apprenticeships and get key information about how to apply. Limited space is available… so register NOW! REGISTER NOW ->

  • Interested in a career in Animation, VFX and Games?  Please click  here for information on a series of virtual events where you can learn more about the industry and meet professionals.  If you wish to attend any of the events you will need to register.  
  • October Apprenticeship Pack for Parents and Carers. Covering T Levels, Traineeships and apprenticeships, dyslexia support, apprenticeships in engineering, Top 100 Employers, life as a mature apprentice within the NHS and much more!. For more information click here
  • Local College Open Days Local College Open Days – For information on local college open days please click  here.  You will have to register on the college website if you wish to attend a virtual event.

  • Brewery Support Role with REAL Kombucha based in Wendover.  Please click here for further information.
  • September Apprenticeship Pack for Parent' and Carers. Covering T Levels, Careers in Coding, supporting disabled individuals to access apprenticeships, Life as a Healthcare apprentice, Apprenticeships with Travis Perkins and much more!. For more information click here