Are you looking for an alternative path to university or do you want to make a career change? An apprenticeship with Willis Towers Watson could be the perfect solution. From day one you’ll have a permanent job with a competitive salary and you’ll grow and develop within our diverse, inclusive culture as you tackle challenges and projects alongside our graduate colleagues. Plus, with comprehensive training, support from tutors and a skills coach, and the ability to gain a fully funded professional qualification, you’ll be well on your way to building a successful career.
Researching Apprenticeships & Employment
Students choosing not to go onto Higher Education are supported in terms of ensuring that they are aware of the range of alternative options open to them.
Above you will find a Parent Pack containing information for Parents & Carers of Year 11 & Year 13 students considering following an Apprenticeship route, which we hope you will find useful. This is regularly updated.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend our annual Careers Fair which in 2020 was attended by over 30 local and national employers, universities and colleges and was a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about their options both Post 16 and Post 18. Amazing Apprenticeships hosted a talk to parents & students in our main hall, answering questions on all levels of apprenticeships from Intermediate up to Degree level.
A GUIDE TO CAREER OPTIONS 2021 - For school and college leavers
COVID-19 has put a stop to a lot of things. Exams. Seeing pals. Watching live sport. But it hasn’t put a stop to apprenticeships - so at least you can crack on with your career.
This guide is packed with advice to help you choose the right path, find virtual work experience, ace your video interviews, and much more.
It also features the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020-2021, with insights into what it’s like to be an apprentice at each company. Click on the link below to view the new guide:-See the latest Astra Zeneca Apprenticeship vacancies here
Following the success of the January event the UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair will be running again on Wednesday 17th March. Please click here for further information or Register now here.
The event for students in Years 11, 12 and 13, will feature 100+ university exhibitors and an updated range of vital webinars, plus virtual tours of exhibitors’ university campuses.
Rolls Royce are currently advertising their degree apprenticeships - click on the links below for more information:-
For more information about Rolls-Royce apprenticeships, please go to https://careers.rolls-royce.com/united-kingdom/students-and-graduates/apprenticeships-and-school-leavers
Think we don’t rely on apprentices? Think again.
If you know someone who’s finishing school this year, do they know that university is not their only option?
Level 4 Apprenticeships - £21,000
Our 18 month Level 4 Apprenticeship programme is designed to help talented people earn a full-time salary which could see them move quickly into one of a number of key roles.
There are three pathways to choose from:
Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician (BPP), where trainees get to grips with financial reporting.
Software Developer (Just IT), which will fast-track students into the software development industry and is recognised for entry onto the BCS Register of IT Technicians.
Associate Project Manager (Just IT), where apprentices learn to skilfully manage projects of all sizes and ensure their success.
Degree Apprenticeships - £23,000
Our 39-month Degree Apprenticeship programme is designed to help you work and study toward a fully funded degree at the same time. Students enrol on a part-time undergraduate Degree Apprenticeship with a reputable university.
There are three pathways to choose from:
Digital and Technology Solutions at the University of Exeter.
Data Science, in association with the University of Kent.
Economics, in association with the University of Kent’s School of Economics.
Do you know someone who is up to the challenge? Are they eager to learn? Are they serious about building a career at the heart of the UK economy? Would they be excited to join us?
Tell them to apply now. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/careers/early-careers
Morrisons are currently recruiting for Degree Apprenticeship positions. See their website for further details:-
PricewaterhouseCoopers are running virtual events giving students the opportunity to meet their Technology Degree Apprentices from both Leeds and Birmingham Universities. Students can register for one or both sessions via the pwc events page here.
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT OURAPPRENTICESHIP ROLES:-
Join us on a KPMG Apprenticeship or Discovery programme, be inspired to live, earn and learn – and build an exceptional future with us. See the link below:-
Jobs and Careers Information for the Sport, Fitness, Leisure & Physical Activity Sector
Here you can find a wealth of information for anyone wanting to find out more about working in the sport sector with a focus on Leicester and Leicestershire. Visit the website to find out more:-
Below are some excellent websites for investigating the options should you choose not to follow a university path:
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk This is targeted at sixth formers who may be looking at a different option other than going to university. They advertise jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships, scholarships etc.
https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/ This site works with leading Skills Funding Agency registered Training Providers and Colleges to advertise and manage Apprenticeship opportunities and training programmes. Candidates are able to quickly register their details and apply for positions in their preferred location and subject.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk This website is aimed at students who are hoping to find an apprenticeship and allows students to search for live vacancies in their local area. Students should create an account and application form which can then be used to apply for vacancies.
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk This is for students and adults of all ages to consider their career choices; it covers all careers and divides them into ‘job families’ which is a useful tool to generate related career ideas if you already have a vague idea in mind.
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ Helping students navigate the fast-changing world of apprenticeships and vocational education.
https://www.yell.com/ The Yellow Pages online can be used to search for employers in different occupational areas when trying to secure work experience placements or looking for employment.
http://www.e4s.co.uk/jobs/leicester.htm A good site for looking for a variety of employment options if you are a student or leaving school.
http://www.gap-year.com/ - You may be considering a gap year with a mind to heading to university at a later date, in which case there are many fantastic resources to consider, of which this is just one.