Career and Apprenticeship Information

Career and Apprenticeship Opportunities

STEM Career ExperiencesInvestment Banking. Medicine. Engineering. Psychology. Computer Science. Architecture. 

InvestIN is delighted to offer six STEM-related career experience programmes LIVE & ONLINE this spring for students aged 15-18.

Our 'Live & Online' programmes give students the opportunity to gain crucial work experience from the comfort of their own homes. They are delivered by top professionals who will immerse students in simulations of their real-life work PLUS be on-hand throughout to answer their questions live.


The National Apprenticeship Service has produced a Higher and Degree Vacancy Listing for 2020 Recruitment booklet, which can be downloaded via this link:

TARGETcareers website

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.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems are based in Rochester and offer Higher and Advanced Apprenticeships schemes in areas such as Engineering (Technician) and Finance.  For details on current apprenticeship vacancies, follow the following link:

Europa RAPID Career Development Programme:

Europa Worldwide Group is one of the largest privately owned transport and logistics companies in the United Kingdom. They employ more than 900 people and have a presence in more than 160 countries across the globe, offering Road, Air and Sea, Showfreight, Warehouse and Contact Centre services as well as our industry-leading road services. This four-year programme offers school leavers the chance of a career in logistics and the opportunity to start earning whilst learning. We offer two RAPID programmes where students can build a career within road-freight or air and sea. At the end of the programme, experienced Account Managers or Business Development Managers can earn upwards of £40,000 per year, with a company car and other benefits.

PwC Tax School and College Leaver (Y13) Programme – closing date 31 March 2020

Volunteer at your local library

Volunteer at your local librariesGive a helping hand at your local libraries. You can tell stories, play games or sharing knowledge about computers. There are lots of fun opportunities that will help your local community and provide you with great experience.

Find out about volunteer opportunities at your local libraries>

Institute for Civil Engineers

The Institute for Civil Engineers (ICE) offer QUEST scholarships worth £10k to students studying engineering.  Further details of these can be found on the ICT website -

Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Also, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE) hold workshops for pupils in Years 12 and 13.  They are free to attend and are excellent for learning more about different areas and adding to CVs, UCAS application forms etc.  A list of the different events taking place over the next few months are on their website -

Rate My Apprenticeship: Top 100 Employers

Based on over 4000 reviews from young people who have completed an apprenticeship or work experience, here are Rate My Apprenticeship's top 100 employers.

Careers Guide - Banking

Students often express an interest in 'banking' but are they aware of all the different opportunities?  The Tab have produced this information guide:

Experience Engineering - 15th – 17th April 2020

Over three days, students will design, build and test a Green power car and a fast craft for water. You will also capture, explore and synthesize acoustic environments as part of a team. These projects allow the participants a chance to undertake research whilst developing essential key skills. Staff and students from the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences will provide talks, workshops and seminars within their subject areas. 

Participants live in university halls of residence for the duration of the course, and are mentored by current undergraduate and postgraduate students, giving a unique opportunity to find out what life is like at university. Sessions will provide insight into the wealth of careers and opportunities that an engineering degree can provide. This will include an alumni session to learn and network with those already in exciting and specialised fields.

Students will also have the opportunity to socialise with other Year 12 students and current university students. Social opportunities will include a series of evening activities and meals.  

The course is a great opportunity to get a taste for engineering ahead of university applications.

This course is free for Year 12 students who meet the eligibility requirements.

GSK Apprenticeship Applications 

GSK offer apprenticeships in a variety of UK locations so depending on your location, you can apply for one of their programmes at your chosen site. Science is core to their success and they are always looking for those with a background in STEM subjects. However, they also have opportunities, for example in Finance and Cyber Security.

Explore their different Advanced, Higher and Degree apprenticeship programmes to discover how each one offers you the chance to take on the global health challenges of today and tomorrow.

BT - Apprenticeship Open Evening - 20th January 2020

BT are hosting an open evening at their head offices in London on 20th January 2020 for young people and their parents to find out more about the apprenticeship opportunities at BT.  

As a BT apprentice, you’ll be an essential part of our business. You’ll be doing a real role, taking on responsibility and learning new skills from day one. Working alongside experienced colleagues, you’ll gain a wealth of experience as well as job-specific skills. We’ll pay you a salary whilst you’re working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship. 

Students can apply here:

Dentons - Solicitor Apprenticeship Open Day - 17th December 2019

Attend our Insight Day, taking place in our London office on 17th December. The day will give students a chance to meet the team and find out more about our apprenticeships. Picking somewhere to start a career is a massive decision, and we’ll be on hand to help students make the right choice. Bring questions, ambition and enthusiasm. Leave with the knowledge to make a decision.

Students can apply here:

Mayer Brown - Solicitor Apprenticeship Open Day - 18th & 20th February 2020

Are you looking to get into a career in law after school?

Mayer Brown is one of the world’s leading global law firms with 26 offices in major cities across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Together with AllAboutSchoolLeavers, we are hosting an Open Day aimed at Year 13 students to help explain the different routes you can take within a career in law at a top city law firm.

Students invited to attend will be given a breakdown of what is involved in a career in law, given exposure to the environment you may be working in and be given the opportunity to speak to current trainees and apprentices on their Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme to find out about their experiences.

Students can apply here:

Prospects - Summer Schools


Apprenticeship Links

BA Emerging Talent:

BDO Apprenticeship Business Services & Outsourcing Programme:


Bexley Government:

Cascaid/Kudos:    (see the Careers Advisor for login details – Kudos HE Mini User Guide attached)


Government Find an Apprenticeship:


IBM Junior Management Consultant Higher Apprenticeship:

Liberty Specialty Markets:

Lloyds Bank:


Skills London ExCel Centre:

St James's Place Wealth Management:

Success at School:


Thames Water Apprenticeships:

Thames Water Graduate scheme (now open) –


Applying for 18+ Oyster Card:

Student Discount Card: