Career and Apprenticeship Information

Career and Apprenticeship Opportunities

Click here for the latest apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships within 15 miles of Beths Grammar School (boys)

We are delighted to announce that InvestIN will be hosting 'Live & Online' Internships in 10 careers this summer, which students aged 15-18 can register for now.
The 'Live & Online' Summer Internships will give students the opportunity to gain crucial multi-day summer work experience with successful professionals in a live, interactive environment, all from the comfort of their own homes.

Click here for more information on this amazing opportunity.

London South East Colleges – Virtual Open Days 19-21 May

Our virtual open events are the perfect opportunity for school leavers to find out about studying with London South East Colleges this September and prepare for their futures - without leaving home!

We’re pleased to announce that we’re holding our first online open events, covering a range of vocational courses for 16-18s , apprenticeships and traineeships (as well as higher education courses offered by our University Centre) on 19 May, 20 May and 21 May. Details of the sessions plus timings are listed below. We’d be grateful if you could share details with your Year 11 students and their parents.

Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions your students may have about our courses. They will also be able to meet tutors and find out about our campuses.

May Online Open Event Programme

Tuesday 19 May 2020

3.30 pm – 4.15 pm

  • Caring Professions: Childcare, Health and Social Care
  • Public Services and Sport
  • Construction (covers Plumbing and Carpentry)
  • Engineering and Electrical Installation

4.30 pm – 5.15 pm

  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Travel and Tourism

5.00 pm – 5.45 pm

  • Motor Vehicles and Aerospace
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Wednesday 20 May 2020



3.30 pm – 4.15 pm

  • Hair
  • Beauty & Theatrical Make Up
  • Performing Arts, Dance and Production Arts
  • Visual Arts and Media

4.30  pm – 5.15 pm

  • Business
  • IT

Book you place

Students can book their place via our website

London South East Colleges – Online Traineeships

As well as their virtual open days, LSEC are starting online traineeships on 25 May 2020.

These will be available to 16-18 year olds who achieved 3’s or 4’s in the English and Maths GCSEs, and will give them the chance to complete learning in:

  • English and maths
  • ICT
  • Interview preparation
  • CV writing
  • Employability skills

Young people will need to commit to 4-5 hours of study per day to complete the traineeship over 6-weeks and can use a laptop or phone to take part.


To refer young people to this opportunity, securely send their name, date of birth, email address and telephone number to  

Webinars for 16+ from the Prince’s Trust

Please find below information on a range of webinars being offered by the Prince’s Trust to support young people aged 16+ explore a range of career areas and improve personal skills. They will all be delivered through Microsoft Teams so can be accessed via web browser or the Microsoft Teams smart device application without needing an account. If you want to receive this info directly from Prince’s Trust you can sign-up to their pan-London mailing list here.


Age range & eligibility


Date and time

How to refer

How to get into Games Design


Love gaming and want to get into Games Design? In this panel, representatives from leading industry specialists will be sharing their knowledge on the UK Games Industry and what kind of roles are available, with an additional Q&A.

Tuesday 19 May, 2pm – 3pm

Contact Jenny –

Get Started in Health and Fitness


Are you 16-25 and interested in learning more health and fitness skills? This digital programme will help you understand different styles of training, improve your confidence and communication skills, learn about nutrition and diet, as well as getting a true insight into this industry from a professional personal trainer.

Taster Day: Tuesday 19 May

Main Programme: Tuesday 26 May – Friday 29 May

Contact Rachel –

Pathways into Education:
Level 2 & 3


Are you thinking of getting back into education this September? This online session will explore the different avenues you can take to upskill yourself and take a step towards your future career. This session will be looking at Level 2 and 3 courses, routes and funding options.

Wednesday 20 May, 12pm – 12:45pm

Contact Jenny –

Welcome Session


We are hosting weekly welcome sessions for young people who want to find out more information about The Prince’s Trust and our opportunities. These will be held through Microsoft Teams in a video conference format. Young people can watch the presentation and get involved as much as they want. Afterwards, a staff member will follow up 1:1 and progress them onto our programmes.

Thursday 21 May, 2pm – 3pm

Call Customer Services team for free on 0800 842 842

Get Started with Photography


Are you 16-25 and want to learn new photography techniques from the comfort of your home? With our new online photography course you'll get creative and document your time in lockdown! You'll also have the opportunity to earn a Bronze Arts Award.

Taster Day: Tuesday 26 May

Main Programme: Monday 1 June – Friday 12 June

Contact Peri –

Careers in the Police


Ever thought about the different career options that are available in the police? In this session we will hear from Detective Sergeant, Rachel, and Police Constable, Matt, as they share their stories of how they got into the police and the entry level options available to you.

Tuesday 26 May, 2pm – 3pm

Contact Jenny –

Get Started in Health and Social Care


This 3-day virtual employability programme will help young people aged 16-30 explore the essential roles on offer and prepare them for work in the sector. Candidates will also join us in an online recruitment event, completing interviews with Health and Social Care employers in London who are hiring now! See poster attached.

Tuesday 26 May – Thursday 28 May 

Click here to register on Eventbrite

Enterprise - Information Session


Got a business in mind or want to explore an idea? From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we're here to help you become the best entrepreneur you can be! We'll tell you how we can support you and, if you're still keen, we'll also invite you onto our four-day interactive workshop.

Tuesday 26 May, 2pm – 4pm

Call Customer Services team for free on 0800 842 842

Money Management with Natwest


In this session we will be exploring attitudes to money management, budgeting tips and how to understand a payslip.

Wednesday 27 May, 2pm – 3pm

Contact Jenny –

Get the Job with SmartWorks

women only

SmartWorks is a UK charity who support unemployed women into employment by giving them the clothing, coaching and confidence they need to succeed. Our experienced interview coaches and stylists will be giving advice on job applications, succeeding at interview, and what to wear to make a great impression.

Wednesday 3 June, 2pm – 3pm

Contact Jenny –

Pathways into Education:
Level 4+


Are you thinking of getting back into education this September? This online session will explore the different avenues you can take to upskill yourself and take a step towards your future career. This session will be looking at Level 4+ courses, routes and funding options.

Wednesday 10 June, 12pm – 12:45pm

Contact Jenny –

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 here.


Please see below a new opportunity from TARGETcareers. If you are interested in finding out more you can click the link in the email or visit the 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, click here.

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.

Europa Worldwide Group

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 here.

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 here.

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.

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:

Information Guide

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.

Apprenticeship Links

British Airways - 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


Lloyds Bank


St James's Place Wealth Management


Thames Water Apprenticeships

Thames Water Graduate scheme


Applying for 18+ Oyster Card:

Student Discount Card: