Introduction to Apprenticeships

Over the last 2 weeks the Year 11, 12 and 13 students had the opportunity to listen to, and be involved in, a presentation and Q & A session run by our expert Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge Coordinator (part of Amazing Apprenticeships).

It was a very informative session and gave a greater understanding of opportunities available through apprenticeships. If your son/daughter was unable to take part in the session and would like to view the PowerPoint, it can be found on this page (right). Or if students of any other year would like to have an introduction to apprenticeships please do click on the link also.

For a recorded version of the presentation, please use the following link:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/UKyEOz_1kC8QdsZWuGyrVF5-zxnwuakoUIjm7MnooDq01iWbrRmhha-NosHdZjxB.HVZrpKwR34NKOenr?startTime=1611848162000

Current Apprenticeship Opportunities

Current Apprenticeship vacancy page from Activate Learning

  • Year 11.

For any students considering an Apprenticeship, there is a comprehensive list of vacancies across a range of employers for them to start looking at.

https://activateapprenticeships.co.uk/become-an-apprentice/apprenticeship-vacancies/

Rawlinson & Hunter Chartered Accountants

  • AAT Student Apprenticeship and 5-year training contract leading to a professional qualification starting September 2021.
  • 2 more opportunities in January.

We are an international firm of Chartered Accountants with 18 partners and circa 200 staff in the UK and we are the largest firm of Chartered Tax Advisors in the UK. We specialise in personal and corporate taxation and financial advice to international groups and private individuals from three offices in London and Leatherhead.

We are currently seeking to expand and are recruiting for four new positions over the next year.

For more information on the firm, visit our website, www.rawlinson-hunter.com. For further details of the role, entry requirements and contact details please click here you require further information, please contact Mrs Helen Lee on 020 784 22096.

Investment 20/20

Schroders, Amundi Investments, The Investment Association, Barings, Janus Henderson Investors

Operations Apprenticeship Programme, Global Technology Apprenticeships, Middle Office Intern, Membership Support Trainee, Trainee Apprenticeship roles

For roles starting in London in September 2021. Application deadlines June 2021. Click on the link above for more details and to apply.

Apprenticeship Opportunities at BDO

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.

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.

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.

Scitech – Apprenticeship

  • Year 13

Scitech are looking for a confident and dynamic individual who wants to start their career in Construction Site Management and Health and Safety.

Suitable for any year 13 student who ideally has studied Construction or Engineering at GCSE or A Level.

Full details and how to apply is here: https://scitechcareers.livevacancies.co.uk/#/

Ernst and Young Apprenticeships

  • Year 13

Looking for an alternative to university but still want responsibility? E&Y apprenticeships offer you a great start to your career as you’ll be working on real client projects from day one and supported by inspirational colleagues throughout. At the end of the programme, you’ll have gained professional qualifications, a host of transferable skills, lots of practical experience and a network of mentors to help you keep on developing. Beyond everything you’ll have gained, you’ll feel a true sense of belonging amongst a group of people who respect you for who you are and what you bring.

Business Apprenticeships

Valuable, paid on-the-job experience with the opportunity to build the knowledge and skills you need to get ahead. You’ll work with UK and global clients from start-ups to big businesses whilst studying towards a professional qualification. You’ll be supported by a variety of team members throughout your apprenticeship, offering you a wealth of guidance, and providing a great start to your career.

Perfect for school leavers who are looking for an alternative to university. We have opportunities available in Assurance, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax.

Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology

The chance to develop your digital and data skills through on-the-job training and studying towards a BSc degree. Working within a specific service line, you’ll support our teams on exciting and innovative projects for some of the world’s leading organisations.

For more information, please visit: https://www.ey.com/en_uk/careers/students/programmes/schools

Mitchells & Butlers Apprenticeships

With over 1600 pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK with well-known brands, you can begin an apprenticeship with Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One, or Miller and Carter.

Benefits:

  • Award winning support.
  • Discounts from favourite retailers.
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Staff discounts.
  • Discounted travel and trips.

For more information, please click here.

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship (Level 3) – School Nursery

  • Year 11

Start your career in an Ofsted Outstanding Infant School & Nursery. We are seeking to appoint a positive, enthusiastic individual with the confidence to deal with tasks independently, to join our supportive and dedicated team in our popular Nursery for ages 2 to 4 years. We can offer you the opportunity to work in a friendly and stimulating environment as part of a supportive and  caring  team. The  chance  to  work  in  a  school  where  standards  are  high. Many opportunities for active involvement in outdoor learning in our fantastic school grounds.

For more information, please click here.

Arcadis Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeship programmes include:

  • Level 3 & 6 Apprenticeships in Engineering
  • Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships in Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Building Surveying

 We’re a business built on pushing boundaries and our future will be defined by the mindsets of our people. At Arcadis you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. And as a people first business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

Join us and you’ll have the opportunity to work with smart, inspiring people united by a common goal: to improve quality of life.

All of our apprenticeships are designed to develop your skill set and experience while enabling you to become fully qualified. You’ll be involved in real groundbreaking projects helping to transform the world through innovation and creativity.

So, if you’re ready for a career that enables you to gain vital work experience, grow your skills across a range of projects while earning and learning then Arcadis could be the perfect career route for you.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Opportunities

  • Year 13

The Education Skills & Funding Agency (ESFA) has created this Higher and Degree Vacancy Listing that showcases hundreds of vacancies for higher and degree level apprenticeships starting in 2021/22. It includes over 60 different employers with some, such as Amazon, Coca-Cola and Morrisons, recruiting across the whole of England. Please click on the click for all nationwide positions.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/961185/apprenticeship_degree_higher_listing_Feb_2021.pdf

Psychometric Testing

  • All years.

Psychometric Testing is a widely used part of the recruitment and selection process not only for Apprenticeships but also increasingly in other interviews and assessments as we move further into a virtual way of working.

One of our George Abbot parents Dan Hughes who is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and the International Director of Research & Development at PSI Services has very kindly put together a bespoke Introduction to Psychometric Testing for all George Abbot Students.  The presentation recording can be accessed here. Many thanks to Dan.

Introduction to Psychometric Testing for Students_v2.mp4

If you are thinking of applying for any role, or would like some guidance for the future, we would highly recommend you listen to this recording to help equip you with knowledge and understanding of what psychometric testing is,  why it is used and how you can perform at your best for these assessments.

Dan has also provided a number of links and useful information for other assessments that are used as part of recruitment processes including group exercises, presentations.

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/assessmentcentre/

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/assessment-centre-guide.pdf

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/group-exercise.htm

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/resources/competency-based-interview.html

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/e-tray-exercise.htm

https://www.assessmentcentrehq.com/assessment-centre-exercises/

https://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/resources/10-tips-to-pass-your-assessment-centre/

We will be providing more information on assessment centre guides and psychometric testing in due course so please keep an eye out for the bulletin and all information can be found on the GA website.

Ernst and Young Apprenticeship Podcast Series

Ever wonder what a typical day as an Apprentice looks like? Or how our Apprentices are embracing the virtual working world? To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2021 we’re excited to launch our brand new five-part podcast series ‘Building Future Talent. Meet our apprentices’. Tune in to hear from our experts sharing their own stories in their own words. Learn about the impact you could have and the incredible opportunities EY has to offer.

Discover more, subscribe to our EY Careers Uncovered podcast series, available on all audio platforms.

https://eyukcareers.podbean.com/?WT.mc_id=10463396&AA.tsrc=display

AON Insurance Apprenticeship Opportunities

Not sure if university is for you? Whether it’s because of tuition fees, a want for hands-on experience, or it’s simply not the path you want to take, that’s okay!

Alternatively, you can consider an apprenticeship programme. Why? Well…

  • Aon Apprentices have real jobs. You’ll be a permanent Aon employee from Day one.
  • Aon Apprentices are paid to learn. You’ll earn a competitive starting salary of £18k-£20k that grows with your experience, as well as offers additional benefits. We’ll support your professional studies and personal development.
  • Aon Apprentices make an impact. You’re the future of Aon. We prepare you fully for success on a journey that’s often demanding but always rewarding, offer on-the-job training and full support to gain professional qualifications.

Interested? If you are in Year 13 and would like to find out more about an Insurance, Actuarial, Investment or Client Management apprenticeship programme, then click the button below to find out what each programme consists of, and how to apply.

Here, you will also have the opportunity to online chat to our friendly team with any questions you have! Our team is here to support you through the whole application process. Please note this is a rolling application process so if any of your students are interested, please do encourage them to apply asap!

And, some final good news – we know a lengthy application form is never fun. So, if you apply via the button below our team will give you a call to fast track you through the application process by asking a few questions over the phone.

https://jobs.mykindafuture.com/aonapprenticeships2021

Volkswagen Group Apprentice Programme

After completing GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications, there are a variety of options available to students. An apprenticeship with the Volkswagen Group could be the perfect start to establish a career in the automotive industry.

The Volkswagen Group apprenticeship programme offers students the opportunity to learn and earn through gaining a nationally recognised qualification while working for one of the world’s leading automotive brands.

For more information, please click here.

https://www.vwgroupapprenticeships.co.uk/

The Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeship

  • Year 12.
  • Applications open now.

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. To find out more about the programme please visit this website.

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