National Apprenticeship Week
New This Week
The BMW apprenticeship recruitment process will end shortly Sunday the 14th March. Check out the link below to see what opportunities they have to offer.
You can register your interest or apply using the link below;
Look for the tab that says Apprenticeship then select the apprenticeship you wish to apply for from the list:
Support page – www.facebook.com/bmwcareersuk
Hints and tips - https://www.facebook.com/BmwCareersUK/videos/226229588265499/
First stage consists of:
Upload of C.V
Upload of Personal statement
Upload of School Report
Once you have uploaded these documents then provided you have suitable criteria you will be sent some online SHL tests to complete.
Complete online SHL tests
Please practise the online SHL test before completing the one sent to you via your BMW / Mini Account – these can be accessed from the internet and are a standard test which the more your practise the more comfortable and confident you will become.
CERN - UK Teacher Programme (Remote version)
15th Feb – 19th Feb
This is a unique opportunity for UK teachers to visit CERN (remotely) and have its facilities, functions and operation explained by the scientists and engineers who work there. Take back inspiring examples to use in the classroom. Free-to-access. 400 spaces available.
STEM Ambassadors & STEM Clubs webinar
19th March 2021 12.30 – 13.30pm
STEM Ambassadors are STEM professionals who volunteer their time for free to support STEM in UK schools. They can support STEM clubs in a number of ways, easing the burden on club leaders and bringing new knowledge, skills, insights and real STEM careers experiences to your students. Join our webinar to hear from STEM Ambassadors and our team about how you can connect with them and what they can do for your STEM club*.
National Apprenticeship Week is taking place from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th February with the aim of raising awareness of apprenticeships.
This is your chance to explore the varying levels of qualifications and the industries you can work in.
Be curious. Even if you know for sure that university is the path for you, just take a look. You never know what you may discover.
Have a look at the resources below to help you understand a little more the opportunities that apprenticeships bring.
The National Apprenticeship Show takes place online on Wednesday 10th February between 11am - 6pm and will bring together employers, colleges and providers with those wanting to find out more about what apprenticeships can offer.
Employers will include: BDO, Sky, Barclays, PwC, NHS, Centrica, Dyson and KPMG.
Please visit www.nas.vfairs.com to book your place at the show
Find out more about apprenticeships by meeting real life apprentices. 20 apprentices have recorded a short video, each to explain the reason behind the apprenticeship that they have chosen.
Find out what type apprentice you might be by clicking on the quiz below;
There are lots of fantastic apprenticeship employers all over the UK! Take the quiz to find out about the wonderful schemes that they offer.
So how much do you actually know about apprenticeships? Take the simple quiz to find out;
The Employer Logo Quiz
Can you guess which logo represents which apprenticeship employer?
Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available and which employers offer them. Simply click below to find out what is out there and how to apply.
City of Wolverhampton College are hosting a virtual information session 'Define your future with Science' during National Careers Week on Tuesday 2 March, 4.30pm - 6pm. This session provides young people with the opportunity to talk to Sally Slater, Curriculum Manager of Science and A Levels about the career opportunities science can lead to, highlighting the pathway into many careers in the health industry.
To pre-register via the following link so joining instructions can be sent to them.
Introducing The Hacking Lab, suitable to be set as home learning
We would like to introduce our new Cyber Security programme for 16-19 year old students; The Hacking Lab which is free to your school.
This new programme is fully funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority and endorsed by the Regional Organised Crime Unit.
Due to the pandemic The Hacking Lab can be accessed as a pack for teachers to set as home learning. Sessions are pre-recorded and easy to follow.
The Hacking Lab supports:
- 16-19-year-old student’s coding journey
- the school’s computer science curriculum
- the PSHE Ofsted requirement
- increasing awareness of cyber security and the opportunities it can bring.
During The Hacking Lab, the students will learn:
- Cyber Security 101 past and present
- Roles and skills of Cyber Security
- Network Security
- Cyber-attacks (Ransomware, Malware, Phishing)
- Cryptography Challenge
The Hacking Lab is Neurodiverse-friendly. Many neurodiverse people find their natural home in focused tasks like coding. We support, safeguard and advocate to help these students reach their full potential.
To get access to The Hacking Lab, please email email@example.com
Apprentice Laboratory Technician – Find out More Session
Wednesday 10th Feb - 11AM
Balfour Beatty VINCI has exciting opportunities for Apprentice Laboratory Technicians to join our team to work in Birmingham.
This role is a level 3 apprenticeship. Working within the site laboratory team you will test the properties of bulk construction materials including concrete, aggregates and bituminous materials both within the laboratory and out onsite.
The results of these tests will be used to improve the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use, and to help with the development of new technologies.
This is a unique opportunity to develop a career within the construction sector, offering you the chance to develop skills and specialisms that are highly sought after.
Join us for this virtual session to find out more about this skill shortage role, how to apply and secure a place at a future assessment centre, what you can expect and some hints and tips for success.
You will hear from our team including current apprentices and training provider Youthforce.
The session will be hosted by teams.
Please register by emailing Naomi.Bates@Balfourbeattyvinci.com
Careers in Construction
Thursday 11th Feb - 11AM
Build your career in Construction!
Please join us for this virtual session to learn more about careers in construction.
Balfour Beatty VINCI Area North Project is going to be creating exciting opportunities to work on HS2. We will be looking for hundreds of ground workers, plant operators and other construction operatives, so come and find out more.
We are delighted to be partnering with Flannery Plant Hire to bring you a fantastic session that will give you a deeper insight into the great and varied job opportunities within construction and earthworks.
Who would find this session useful?
- Job seekers
- Anyone interested in working on HS2 or in general construction roles
- Women, younger people and others from underrepresented groups
- People looking to get into plant operations
- New entrants to the construction sector
Recent redundant job seekers/career changers
This session will be hosted via teams.
Please register via Eventbrite;
Construction and Engineering will be represented by Highways England, Delivery Partners and the Supplier Chain; with Apprentices aiming to give young people an insight into an industry that is still recruiting where many others are scaling back, and highlight much more than just traditional construction careers.
If you have any queries please contact Learn Live directly.
National Apprenticeship Week Learnlive Event - Tuesday 9th Feb 2021
To showcase apprenticeship opportunities across the Black Country as part of National Apprenticeship Week (8th to 14th February) and to provide teacher CPD around apprenticeships.
Student Event- 1.30pm to 2.30pm
The Ladder for the Black Country recognises that young people may be unsure about their next steps after their transition into post 16 education. Choosing the right career or pathway is an important step. Apprenticeship week enables young people to investigate and review a variety of pathways open to them.
This Learn Live event is designed to raise awareness of the various options available through the Apprenticeship route including information from independent training providers, colleges and employers. Apprenticeships range from intermediate level 2 to degree level 7.
The session includes information from employers as to what they are looking for in future talent to enhance and build their business and from apprentices themselves explaining the choices they have made to build their futures.
There will also be representatives from each provider who will be able to answer any questions you may have during the event.
To join the broadcasts simply use this link to our landing page.