Career and Apprenticeship Opportunities

Career and Apprenticeship Opportunities

Warwick in London, University of Warwick, Pre-University Taster in Economics

Intellectually curious, keen to make new friends, have a thirst for knowledge and wish to test-drive university learning in the heart of London’s exciting, new Knowledge Quarter? 

The University of Warwick – one of the UK’s leading Russell Group Universities - is offering a three-day, Economics Taster Course in London.  The course is designed for students who will be applying (or have applied) to university and who want to enhance the school curriculum with teaching delivered by Warwick staff.     It will be of particular interest to students who are considering doing an Economics degree – whether that be straight Economics, PPE, Maths and Economics, Politics and Economics, or any course with an Economics element such as Business. 

Each taster is three days long and packed with lectures, seminars and personal effectiveness and communication skills workshops.  Tasters also include a guest speaker, who will deliver a lecture in London’s iconic Shard. 

The next available dates are:

  • Wed 14 - Fri 16 February 2018
  • Mon 9 - Wed 11 April 2018
  • Wed 30 May - Fri 1 June 2018

Price and discounts: We offer an early bird booking discount. If you book more than one week before the course start date, you will pay a reduced fee of £350. We also offer a £350 fee for groups of 5 or more from one school regardless of when you book. Full price £495.

A number of bursary places are available on each course.

Entry criteria: We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals. You must be at least 16 years in order to apply and be undertaking or have previously completed A-levels or equivalent (key stage 5).

There are no subject specific criteria apart from an interest in economics and the desire to learn new ideas. Whilst this course may be of particular interest to Economics, Business, Politics and Maths students there are no subject pre-requisites and the course is equally suitable for non-Economists.

More information about the course and the application form can be found online.

We look forward to welcoming you on one of our courses soon. 

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Nomura First Step Programme

With graduate jobs being so competitive it is vital for students to begin building their CVs and planning their career paths before they reach university. With this in mind Nomura are looking for talented 6th form/year 13 students to join our exciting programme.

The First Step programme is tailored to coach students on job application techniques, CV writing skills and interview performance, as well as introducing them to a corporate environment and the potential that could await them in an investment banking career. This will give students the confidence to make informed decisions about their futures and use their new found experience, knowledge, networks and skills.


We would be extremely grateful if you could promote this fantastic opportunity to your students or recommend any top performers to us. We have attached a flyer that you can distribute if you wish to do so, and if you would like any printed versions please let us know.

Further information about Nomura and the programmes we offer can be found by clicking here

First Step Programme:
  • Date: Wednesday 4th April 2018
  • Time: 09:30 – 17:30
  • Location: Nomura, 1 Angel Lane, London, EC4R 3AB
How to apply?
  • Fill out a short application form online
  • Attach a CV
  • Deadline: Sunday 14th January 2018
What are we looking for?
  • Ambitious
  • Intellectually curious
  • Top performers
  • High potential
Programme highlights:
  • Gain real life experience in a fast paced, high energy environment
  • Business presentations
  • Interactive skills sessions
  • Networking events
  • Group project work
  • Careers advice and guidance

A PDF about the programme can be found at the bottom of this page.


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Laing O'Rourke Applications Open - 2018 School & College Leavers Programme TARGETcareers website

Challenge, Change, Create
A five-year programme that combines academic learning with on-the-job training. Successful candidates will complete a fully funded accredited day-release HNC and/or degree in their chosen area of interest while working as a Laing O’Rourke employee. The programme also includes a series of in-house modules, aimed at exposing you to the latest developments in construction and engineering. Your personal and professional growth will be supported throughout the programme using career planning toolkits and tailored development plans. During the programme you will work across a range of businesses and projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your career progression and will contribute towards your professional development.

You will benefit from a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a company car from year four onwards.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for exceptional school or college leavers to fill roles within the following specialist areas:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Procurement
  • Estimating
  • Planning
  • Finance
  • Building Services Engineering

Entry requirements
We are looking for school-leavers who meet the following criteria:

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable
  • Be on track for or already gained 96 UCAS points or above (course dependant)
  • Have gained at least five GCSEs at grade A- C (4-9)
  • Ideally you will have completed your education no more than two years before applying

We are mainly looking to recruit in the following locations:

  • Greater London and Dartford (Kent)
  • Greater Manchester
  • West Midlands

Those who are not within commutable distance to one of these locations will not be considered for the programme.
Apply now

Royal Mail Apprentice Programmes

As the UK’s third largest employer, Royal Mail offers apprenticeships and trainee management opportunities on a different scale to other businesses. We deliver six days a week to more than 29 million addresses across the UK and our vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. But we can't do that without attracting the very best talent. So we offer apprenticeships that give a genuine insight into Royal Mail and our processes, and trainee management schemes that offer a fast-track into the business.

Our Apprenticeships:

  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Technology
  • Logistics Management
  • Finance
  • B2B Sales

What you will gain:

As a Royal Mail apprentice you'll gain a unique understanding of our 500 year old business. Crucially, you'll find out how we improve our customers’ experience across specific functions, while gaining qualifications and receiving a salary. All of which will set you up for a successful future. That could mean taking on more responsibility, further training and development, or looking for new opportunities across the business.

For more information, please click here

Marks and Spencer

At M&S, we'll cherish and nurture both, building on your strengths and providing you with a rewarding career path.  Many of our store and senior managers started out as school leavers.  Your M&S journey could start here too.

An M&S Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to develop career-long skills, gain a nationally recognised qualification – and be paid while you're doing it.  You can choose where you'd like to focus: Retail, Distribution or Head Office; and all of our schemes offer a mix of classroom-based training and on-the-job learning. So you'll get to know the theory – and get the chance to put it into practice.

By the end of your training, we'll have equipped you with vital skills you can call upon throughout your career. 

Applications are now open for our 2018 intake. 

Application deadlines vary between November and December 2017; please check individual job listings for specific dates.  Please be aware that some roles may close sooner depending on application numbers.  Please click here for more information.

Career Events

KPMG have a range of brilliant opportunities for Year 12s and 13s. They are looking for bright, motivated students from all backgrounds from across the UK.  There are insight days to find out more opportunities to combine study and work as well as fully-supported apprenticeship programmes, so there really is something for everyone.  Click here to find out more.


BBC Engineering Opportunities

Engineers are behind everything the BBC does to get its programmes from the studio to your TV or phone - from shooting, editing and broadcasting shows, to creating and improving apps like iPlayer. If you want to be part of this world, the BBC's amazing apprenticeships could be for you.  Please click on the logo below.

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Rolls-Royce are famous for making cutting-edge engines and power systems for use on land, sea and air. Whether you want to be in the lab, the factory or the office, they're offering apprenticeships in a range of engineering roles. Many even give you the chance to study for a fully paid degree while earning a salary!  Please click on the logo below.

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Volkswagen Group is one of the world's biggest car manufacturers, with engineers designing, developing and building vehicles across brands like Audi, Skoda, Seat and, of course, VW itself. With a Volkswagen Group engineering apprenticeship, you'll train to help build and maintain vehicles across these brands.

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