Employment & Apprenticeships

Many of our students choose to enter employment or an apprenticeship at the end of their A Levels. We offer work experience as part of our enrichment programme and this often proves vital in giving students the best chance of a successful application.

Former students have secured places on a range of apprenticeship or school-leaver schemes, including prestigious opportunities with Nestle, Grant Thornton and Civil Service Fast Track.

Applying for an apprenticeship or a job is a very different process from applying for university. Opportunities can appear early in Y13 or much later in the year, so students are encouraged to check vacancies regularly throughout the year so they don’t miss out. We also encourage students to attend events in school and out of school where they can talk to employers and ex-students about work and apprenticeships.

 sixth form student

The websites below provide more information about apprenticeships or school-leaver schemes:

http://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

https://careerfinder.ucas.com

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

schoolleavers.milkround.com

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.skillsmadeeasy.org.uk

ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk

Degree and higher apprenticeships guide:  http://university.which.co.uk/advice/teacher-resources/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships-guide-download

For more general careers information, take a look at the following sites:

http://www.fasttomato.com/ (Use registration code MSAD followed by your form eg MSAD12B)

http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/ (info for parents)

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/
(graduate careers information)

If you (or your son or daughter) need more support to explore employment and apprenticeship options, please contact the Careers Adviser at school.