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18.07.18 - Bucks Skills Show, Saturday 13th October 2018 from 9.30am – 3.00pm at The Gateway Gatehouse Road,
Aylesbury HP19 8FF. An interactive careers showcase which opens young people’s eyes to the many different career pathways available. Meet employers face-to-face and experience industry sectors for yourself. Read more

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28.06.18 - Audiology. Would you like using technology to help diagnose and treat hearing loss and balance disorders?  Opportunities for students with good A’ level results (at least one science subject) to really help patients cope with their hearing and/or balance problems.  Excellent people skills with science interest and a willingness to learn about the latest technology available in the NHS is needed. Earn & Learn,  avoid student debt and help people. There may be a job offer for you with training pathways for people with aptitude, which lead to a professional qualification including a possibly fully funded degree if successful. 

To learn more please contact Andrew Perriam – Consultant Audiologist & Head of Audiology if you want further information. Tel: 01296 315725

28.06.18 - Engineering Apprenticeships available with Mars to start 2018. Closing date for applications  is Thursday 5th July. Read more.

20.06.18 - RWS, Chalfont St Peter are urgently looking to recruit temporary administrative assistants to support the EuroFile department. This will be a full time position (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm with one hour for lunch) and to start Monday 2nd July 2018 for approximately 4 weeks (though this may be extended). Read more. 

18.06.18 - Apprentice Pensions Administrator wanted for Amersham office of Barnett Waddingham. Read more.

12.06.18 - Five trainee technician roles with possible apprenticeship available at THB, a specialist Insurance and Reinsurance Broker based in the heart of the City of London.  The closing date is 18th June and could be an option for school leavers looking at their options post-school. 

A fantastic opportunity for 5 individuals to join the THB UK Risk Solutions Department as Trainee Technicians has come up. The THB UK Risk Solutions Department offers a broad choice of capacity to meet the needs of those who require motor fleet insurance. This includes exclusive wholesale access to Unicorn Underwriting - plus a range of products, specialist schemes and exclusive arrangements, as well as fleet risk management services.  Job Description

07.06.18 - The Epilepsy Society in Chalfont St Peter are looking for volunteers.  For further information please contact:

Emma Darlington, Community Fundraising and Volunteer Officer, Epilepsy Society

email: Emma-May.Darlington@epilepsysociety.org.uk  

switchboard: 01494 601 300                   direct dial: 01494 601 313                 website: www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

04.06.18 - The Forces Network provide the best possible broadcasting for the UK armed forces and their families. We have radio stations, news teams, events specialists and engineers all over the world working alongside our military. We are looking for someone to join us to support our Senior Graphic Designer using Creative Cloud to produce high quality visual content. Read more.  Job Description.

24.05.18 - Chaucer Insurance are looking for a Business Services Apprentice.  Read more.

23.05.18 - Engineering apprenticeships available with Mars.  Entries must be in by 24th May 2018. Read more

15.05.18 - Fake-It Hair & Nails are looking to recruit two apprentices in Beauty and Hairdressing.  If you are interested in either of these opportunities please call into the salon or telephone Josie Devlin on 01753 880099. Fake-It Hair & Nails – 13 Market Place, Chalfont St Peter https://fakeithairandnails.co.uk/

10.05.18 - A useful website for searching for that first jobhttps://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk  CLICK HERE for a selection of current offerings. 

03.05.18 - RWS in Chalfont St Peter currently have a vacancy for a full-time Office Assistant. You should be a bright and motivated individual who wishes to gain experience in modern office procedures. The hours of work are 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with one hour for lunch. Duties include distribution of internal mail, photocopying, franking of post and taking it to the Post Office, and general office duties. Training will be provided.

This position will be paid at National Minimum/Living wage. Benefits include 22 days’ holiday (rising with length of service), 3% contributory pension scheme, life assurance, private medical insurance, discounted gym membership, a Cycle2Work scheme and free shuttle bus from Gerrards Cross train station. In addition, we offer and encourage career progression within our Company. Please apply with CV and covering letter to the Personnel Department:  recruitment@rws.com

02.05.18 - Latest Engineering apprenticeship vacancy list.  All of these opportunities are on the ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ Government website: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

For more information on each vacancy visit http://www.theengineeringtrust.org/apprenticeships/current-vacancies/ To apply, please visit http://www.theengineeringtrust.org/apprenticeships/applynow/ and click on the apply now button to complete the online application form. 

01.05.18 - 1 year fixed term contract role within the Actuarial Reserving Team of a leading Lloyd’s insurance company. Would suit someone who has completed their A-levels. Read more

27.04.18 Fully-Funded Residential Programme for Year 12s - Pathways to Property. Year 12s have you ever considered a career in property? It is more than just selling houses...

Pathways to Property is a fully-funded (students won't pay anything at all to attend), 4-day residential programme at the Henley Business School, University of Reading during which they will find out all about the real estate sector. This opportunity is not to be missed, and will really stand out on a personal statement or CV as independent research into a future degree course and / or career. This short video gives a taster of what to expect: to view the trailer and apply use this link.

27.04.18 - First line Helpdesk Apprenticeship available at CST in Wooburn Green who provide IT Support Services to over 250 clients ranging from small  businesses, up to nationwide corporates.  READ MORE

19.04.18 - Latest engineering apprenticeship vacancy list.  All of these opportunities and more information are on our website and also the Find an Apprenticeship Government website. To apply, please visit our website and click on the apply now button to complete the online application form.  http://www.theengineeringtrust.org/apprenticeships/applynow/

16.04.18 - A useful website for searching for that first job.  https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk CLICK HERE for a selection of current offerings. 

16.04.18 - An exciting opportunity for sixth form students. We have recently launched our Pension Administration Apprenticeship scheme in our Amersham, Bromsgrove and Cheltenham offices and we are looking for students who are interested in financial services and looking to get on the career ladder. The details can be found on the government website or via the link here and the closing date is 30 April 2018. SEE MORE.

28.03.18 -  CIPHR is a leading UK-based provider and developer of online HR and recruitment systems. CIPHR’s solutions enable organisations such as PureGym, Laterooms, ZPG and Pro:Direct to recruit, engage, retain and manage their workforce more effectively. CIPHR is rapidly expanding and looking to recruit a number of apprentices and trainees in the areas of software development, support and testing, marketing and sales. CIPHR is based in Marlow. www.ciphr.com   https://www.ciphr.com/ciphr-apprenticeships/

27.03.18 - Bank of America Merrill Lynch Apprentice IT required. 

27.03.18 - Camp America...How would you like to spend 9 weeks in the American sunshine teaching the sports you love? ☀ Our camps are so keen for guys like YOU to work at their camp this summer, that they've asked us to reach out and encourage you to SIGN UP TODAY! Read more here

22.03.18 Pilot Careers Live at Heathrow Airport, Sofitel Terminal 5. Saturday 14th April 2018 10.00 AM - 4.30 PM If you are interested in a career in aviation, visit https://www.pilotcareernews.com/live  for more information. The new Aerospace Careers Zone has been created to showcase the many different careers available in the booming aerospace sector. These include air traffic control, airport operations, engineers, maintenance providers and flight operations.

22.03.18 - Groundtel look after all aspects of grounds maintenance, they are looking to take on new members of staff to work within the existing work force. Experience  doesn’t have to be a factor as they will train new recruits.  Candidates must be reliable, responsible, conscientious and happy to work in an outside environment  (and do not mind early starts). Annual pay is around £ 18 – 22K negotiable dependent on experience.  Groundtel is based in Uxbridge on the A40. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to learn more please contact Chris on 07836 365468 http://groundtel.co.uk/

22.03.18 - Envy Hair & Beauty in Denham is looking for an apprentice.  For more information please contact Jill or Emma on 01895 834791. http://www.envyhairandbeauty.co.uk/

20.03.18Gillette – Science Apprenticeships.  You will spend one day a week at Farnborough College of Technology, learning the foundations on which you will build for the future, and four days a week at Gillette’s Reading Innovation Centre learning about scientific techniques.  To take advantage of this opportunity you will have gained or be expecting to gain, 5 GCSEs grade 5 – 9, including Maths, English and Science.  Just as important are genuine enthusiasm, determination to succeed, a high degree of passion and commitment to developing a career in Science.  For more information and to apply please go to:  www.apprenticeships.org.uk and search under Apprenticeship Vacancies using ‘Gillette’ and ‘Berkshire’ as keywords.  Applications must be submitted by Monday 30 April 2018.

14.03.18 - MIcrosoft Apprenticeship Open Evening on Wednesday March 28th. CLICK HERE for more.

08.03.18 - Please look at the BA website for apprenticeship opportunities:   https://jobs.ba.com/jobs/apprentice/

05.03.18Apprenticeships available with The Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO). Apprenticeships available in Technical Engineering, Project Management, IT, Finance, Building Services,Security Design, Vehicle Maintenance Repair.  The minimum criteria for our apprenticeships starts from 3 GCSE’s (including English & Maths) and go up to A Level. Salaries in the first year start from £12,000 up to £22,000 for our highest apprenticeship.  It should also be noted that these salaries rise each year by approximately 10% and the end of apprenticeship salaries will range from £18,887 to £33,128 depending on the scheme and level of apprenticeship. All our schemes are listed individually on our website www.fcoscareers.co.uk . If you require any additional information, please email fcoservices.recruitment@fco.gov.uk

21.02.18 - Inspiring Futures has been running Futurewise career insight events for 15 to 18 year olds for the past 25 years. These events are hosted by top employers and institutions during the school holidays and give students an insight into careers that are related to a particular subject or career area. CLICK HERE for list of events.

19.02.18 - Bucks #Talent Tuesday, March 27th 2018 - Are you considering an apprenticeship or traineeship or just looking for work experience to help you make your next big decision? Our #TalentTuesday event will bring together businesses with real vacancies and young people looking for an opportunity to become an apprentice, trainee or simply looking to get some work experience. See more at  https://buckstalenttuesday2018.eventbrite.co.uk

07.02.18 Met1 Creative Limited based in Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chalfont St Peter is looking for an apprentice.  Met1 is a web design and branding agency specialising in creative design: web, brand, design and print.  If you have an interest in design, willing to have  a ‘hands-on’ approach, motivated, keen to learn and are able to fit in with the team, Sophie would love to hear from you.  For information on Met1 please have a look at their website:  https://met1.co.uk/  If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact Sophie:  Sophie@met1.co.uk  Alternatively, you can write to Sophie to express an interest stating why you would like to be considered for the apprenticeship. 

30.01.18 - If you are a female student studying in Years 12 and 13 and are keen to understand what it's like to work in an investment bank; come and join our females futures insight day and learn more about our commitment to helping you fulfil your career potential. Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Female Futures insight day

26.01.18 - Read an article from The Times on apprenticeships.

24.01.18Beaconsfield Fire Station – ‘Have a Go Day’ on Saturday 3 February from 10am to 4pm.  If you are interested in joining the fire service this will be a great opportunity to talk to apprentices and try the physical tests. Beaconsfield Fire Station, 2 Skelton Close, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire  HP9 1EA

24.01.18 - NHS Apprenticeships - Read more

22.01.18Brox Hairdressing – Apprenticeship Opportunity. Brox Hairdressing in Gerrards Cross is looking for an apprentice.  If you are interested and would like further information, please drop into the salon or give them a call, please ask for Darren.  The salon is closed on Mondays.  Brox Hairdressing, 49 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross  SL9 8PE, Telephone:  01753 883763, https://broxhair.com/

22.01.18Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, are holding two apprenticeship recruitment open evenings in February.  Our main recruitment is:

  •          4-year Advanced Engineering (mechanical, electrical and electronic) (minimum GCSEs)
  •          4-year Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions (minimum A Levels)

Attendees will meet current apprentices and staff who will showcase the exciting work and projects they will be involved in during the apprenticeship programme. There are three slots on each evening (5pm, 6pm and 7pm) and people need to register to attend via our website: http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/careers/apprenticeships/

If students/parents are willing to travel to the site, it looks as though it could be a very informative open evening about apprenticeships generally.  

10.01.18InvestIN Education provides live, interactive professional experience days for students aged 15-18 in the following industries: Investment Banking, Law, Medicine, Engineering, and Journalism. We exist to bridge the gap between education and industry; to provide students with much-needed professional experience before they leave school. We have had over 10,000 students walk through our doors since 2012, from more than 500 schools across the UK. See https://investineducation.co.uk/ for more information.

04.01.18 - Apprenticeship Opportunity with Martin-Baker in Mechanical Engineering. CLICK HERE for more.

13.12.17 Year 11/12 Hospital Work Experience:  If you are interested in gaining work experience in Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, have a look at the opportunities offered here https://www.gapmedics.com/uk/

01.12.17Pinewood is holding a Careers Event at the Studio on 22 January 2018 from 16:30 to 20:30, the event will provide a great insight into the opportunities available. You will need to register for tickets to this event, tickets will become available from 09:00 on Tuesday 2 January 2018 at: https://www.careerseventpinewood.eventbrite.co.uk Tickets are limited to three per person.  There is no entry to this event without a valid ticket.

01.12.17STEM Work Experience Placements. Are you thinking about a career in STEM? Science Oxford is offering work experience schemes for students in Years 11 & 12. You can learn more about STEM apprenticeships or maybe do a research project and experience what working in a STEM business is really like. Placements last for two to four weeks and can be in a variety of roles, such as laboratory practice, engineering and computing. For more information visit:  https://scienceoxford.com/schools/secondary-schools/stem-placements/

20.11.17 - Manufacturing and Engineering apprenticeships available with Mars.  CLICK HERE for more.

17.11 17 - Degree Apprenticeships for technical roles such as Digital Engineering, Digital Testing, Business Analysis, Technical Administration, Business Intelligence, Cyber Security, Cognitive Computing, Internet of Things and Blockchain Engineering available with WIPRO in Reading

17.11.17 - STEM courses available for Year 11 and 12 students. CLICK HERE for more.

06.11.17 - Apprenticeship opportunities with Vodaphone.  CLICK HERE for more.

06.11.17ULAS Autumn Entrepreneurship Conference, 15th November 2017. An opportunity to hear from leading entrepreneurs, you'll have the chance to network with some of the world’s leading organisations including Aldi, BDO, EY, Goldman Sachs, GSK, Imperial College London, University of St. Andrews and many others! This is  a free event, open to all Year 11, 12, 13.  READ MORE.

06.11.17 - SEE HERE for latest apprenticeship opportunities with Rolls Royce, BLP, Dentons, KPMG and Nestle.

01.11.17 - Event taking place at Wexham Park Hospital on 23rd November for students aged 16-18 who are interested in medical careers within the NHS such as doctors, consultants, surgeons, nurses midwives etc. CLICK HERE for more.

30.10.17 - Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) Career Kick-Start Work Experience programme is designed to provide Year 12 students with a real-life insight into what it’s like to work as a lawyer in London. CLICK HERE for more.

19.10.17 - The Ivy House Pub/Restaurant  in Chalfont St Giles are looking for part-time waiting/bar staff. Hours flexible, full training will be given for the right people. Please contact Judy The Manager (01494 872184) and say Karen Wakelin told you they were looking for staff and that you attend Chalfonts.  She has successfully employed many of our students in the past. You will need to be 18 and a car driver.  Judy wants people polite, good communication skills, reliable with common sense.  Obviously with Christmas looming lots of functions booked.

05.10.17 - BP offers one week unpaid work experience placements.  CLICK HERE for more.

03.10.17 - Apprenticeship opportunities with Nestle. Level 4 CIMA Finance Higher Apprenticeship and Level 6 Commercial Management Degree Apprenticeship. READ MORE

02.10.17 - Work experience opportunities for Year 10+ students - available over half term. See http://mailchi.mp/eb46cf9c29eb/silverson-machines-caremark-aylesbury-relaunch-half-term-work-experiences?e=7a5b3f07f6

25.09.17 -  Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is pleased to be able to offer a work shadow scheme for 2017/18.  The scheme offers 2 days shadowing a medical or healthcare professiona where students will observe a member of staff in their role to understand how they do their job and what it involves. For A Level students only.  READ MORE

06.09.17Apprenticeship? University? Need Help Deciding? What Career Live? And What University Live? Is an event at Olympia, London on 6 & 7 October 2017. In one day you will have access to:

  • Top employers offering apprenticeships including:  Microsoft, PwC, J.P. Morgan, Unilever, HSBC, Network Rail, Accenture and Deloitte.
  • Leading universities including:  University of Warwick, University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, University of Law and Queens University Belfast.
  • Careers advice, mock assessment workshops, CV clinic and a STEM challenge.
  • A presentation programme of over 60 seminars in the Careers, University and Student Advice Theatres.

Admission is free.  To book a free place visit:  https://www.whatcareerlive.co.uk/ or call:  020 8394 5290.

04.09.17Are you considering studying in the USA? For more information visit:  http://ww38.fullbright.org.uk/ 

31.08.17 - Opportunity at our Uxbridge office for an Office Assistant Apprentice. It would be a great first step into the world of work for those who have just finished their GCSE and looking for an opening for an Apprentice.  SEE HERE for job specification. Contact Debbie Dymott 01895 203953 debbie.dymott@interserve.com to apply.