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North Northamptonshire Council have launched a new apprenticeship opportunity for an Events Assistant Apprentice. Please find more details here – Events Assistant Apprentice

Closing date is Monday 25th July.


At Tata Steel we believe that our strength is not just in our steel, but the diversity of our workforce. Our people make the difference.

We pride ourselves on our world-class products, processes and people. We value individuality and believe that exposing people to genuine challenges on live projects fosters creativity and allows potential to be fulfilled.

Apply today and let’s make the difference together. Click here to find out more


Tata Steel are currently recruiting for a Commercial Apprenticeship in Corby. 

This will include disciplines such as enquiry handling, order entry, order management, complaint handling and despatch related activities. Our expectation is that we provide a platform for our apprentices to learn and develop and achieve their full potential.

The apprentice will have a generic role designed to build their skills and knowledge with a view that at the end of the programme they will have developed sufficient capability to progress into a Customer Service role.

They will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge on the company products and processes, whilst also gaining an appreciation of commercial considerations and skills required to perform in our organisation. 

The Apprenticeship

Customer Service apprentices will have the opportunity to study for a Customer Service Practitioner qualification (Level 2), Customer Service Specialist qualification (Level 3) or a Business Administration Advanced qualification (Level 3) depending on the pre-existing qualifications of the candidate, in conjunction with Bedford College, supported by Tresham College campus at Corby.

The Business

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top 10 steel producers. The combined group has an annual aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 33 million tonnes with approximately 80,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group, one of the largest, most diverse conglomerates in the world with businesses in the UK including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.

But it’s not just our size that sets us apart. What makes us different is our approach to business. We believe our strength is how we build collaborative relationships that create new success for our customers.

For more information and to apply, please see the full specification attached below.


Starting Off specialises in recruitment and training for apprenticeships and permanent positions across the UK. Please see the latest vacancies below as well as some useful guidance.


Please see the attached below documents for the current apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in Northamptonshire. For the most up to date information on these please visit Find An Apprenticeship


Explore 220+ Higher and Degree apprenticeship vacancies in the November edition of the Higher & Degree listing 2021/22.

Discover vacancy details from over 40 employers, including:

  • Vacancy locations
  • Salary information
  • Direct application links

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The Bedford College Groups are actively recruiting for the following current apprenticeship vacancies. For further information on the entry criteria and vacancy link, please see below.


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Manufacturing Engineer Apprentice with I M Kelly Automotive Limited in Kettering

Deadline to apply 18th July 2022

Composite Trimmer Apprentice with Crosby Composites Limited in Wellingborough

Deadline to apply 18th July 2022

Composite Laminator Apprentice with Crosby Composites Limited in Wellingborough

Deadline to apply 18th July 2022

Accounts Administration Apprentice with Fulkrum Technical Resources in Corby

Deadline to apply 18th July 2022

Engineering Apprentice with Mademoiselle Desserts in Corby

Deadline to apply 1st August 2022

Engineer Apprentice with Prodose Ltd in Corby

Deadline to apply 1st August 2022

Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship with Linford Interiors in Kettering

Deadline to apply 1st August 2022

Service Engineer Apprentice with Maziak Ltd in Wellingborough

Deadline to apply 8th August 2022

Engineering Operative and Production Apprentice with SATRA Technology Centre Ltd in Kettering

Deadline to apply 22nd August 2022

Manufacturing (Level 3 Team Leading) Apprentice with Weetabix in Kettering

Deadline to apply 22nd August 2022

Business Administration Apprentice with Nickerson Europe Limited (Plastic Moulding Supplies Limited) in Corby 

Deadline to apply 22nd August 2022

Hairdressing Apprentice with Molbys Ltd in Peterborough

Deadline to apply 1st Sept 2022

Engineering Technician Apprentice with ADM Milling in Corby

Deadline to apply 1st Sept 2022

Welding Apprentice with Sunbelt Rentals UK in Oundle

Deadline to apply 1st Sept 2022

Apprentice Plumber with Suki Khinda in Kettering

Deadline to apply 1st Sept 2022

Apprentice Maintenance Engineer with Allen Concrete Limited in Wellingborough

Deadline to apply 1st Sept 2022

Painter & Decorator Apprentice with Seagrave Decorations Ltd in Finedon

Deadline to apply 5th Sept 2022

To contact the apprenticeship recruitment team to find out more about the vacancies, how the team can assist you or to book an insight session please email us at


Meggitt: Enabling the extraordinary

Meggitt are market leaders in extreme environment engineering, and their apprenticeships range from hands-on manufacturing roles through to a variety of office-based opportunities – all designed to equip individuals with transferrable and specialist skills to enhance their career options. Find out more here.


Get Ahead Together with GSK

The world-leading consumer healthcare company are inviting young people across the UK to join them as they continue to improve the lives of billions. GSK's apprenticeship programme is designed to create the engineering and manufacturing technicians of the future, helping them start their career, their way. Explore their apprenticeships here.


Turn uncertainty into opportunity

As part of the global professional services firm Marsh McLennan, Marsh are offering candidates an unrivalled, accelerated foundation to their career with a bespoke apprenticeship. Students can choose their area of expertise as they earn their Certificate of Insurance, from business to customer service and beyond. Find out more here


Opportunities for everyone at TfL

Applications are now open for apprenticeships with Transport for London in a wide range of roles, offering nationally recognised career pathways into industries such as transport planning, business services, real estate, engineering and technology & data. Explore TfL Apprenticeships here.



Mercedes-Benz are currently recruiting for apprentices across a variety of roles, in their nationwide network of retailers and dealers.

They have vacancies for Light Vehicle and Heavy Vehicle Technicians, Customer Service Experts and Retail Parts Advisors.

Any students who may be interested in doing an apprenticeship, please direct them towards their website here. Using their home postcode, students can search for vacancies in their local areas and then make an application.  The vacancies are constantly changing, with new positions being added regularly.  If a student is unable to find something in their local area initially, please do check back regularly as new positions may become available.

The apprenticeships are open to students who are 16 and over (they must be 16 to start the programme in September, so can apply whilst they are 15), and ideally they look for students with a grade 4 or above in English and Maths at GCSE.  They do offer functional skills where these grades have not been achieved.  Further information can be found on their website, as well as some hints and tips about writing an application. Please also see the Apprenticeship brochure attached below.


An apprenticeship with Network Rail can set you up for a career full of possibilities.

From engineering to finance, business to IT, as one of our apprentices, you’ll earn a competitive salary, while studying towards qualifications. You’ll also play your part in delivering projects that matter to families, friends, colleagues, and businesses across the UK. 

For more information on their current schemes and to apply, please click here.


There are so many different career paths available that many people are not aware of. Are you a fan of sports and interested in sports broadcasting? You could be a Trainee Broadcast Engineer. Are you a passionate Photographer who enjoys sport? You could become a Photo Finish Trainee. Maybe you want to work outdoors – you could become a Trainee Grounds Person at one of the most popular sporting venues in the country or a Racing Groom, looking after top racehorses.

Who are Careersinracing?

Careersinracing are the British Horseracing Authority’s (Governing Body for the Sport of Horseracing) marketing and recruitment department who implement training, education and recruitment initiatives for the British horseracing industry. With the largest job board in racing, we promote the widest range of jobs in the industry including apprenticeships and trainee roles and a host of training courses.

Careersinracing Job Board

Their Job Board has over 190 live jobs including Level 2 Apprenticeships at various racecourses in Sports Turf Husbandry, no previous experience is necessary as full on the job training is provided. Success at Schools promote jobs for the whole industry so if you are studying at Sixth Form, College or University and are looking for some part time work, racecourses are always recruiting for part time staff to work at race meetings and events. Check out the job board here.


Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques. The company employs almost 38,000 people globally and supports around 275,000 more through our retailers, suppliers and local businesses.

They recognise the importance in identifying talented people to become the next generation of professional retailer employees and help us achieve our ambitious growth plans. They are looking for people who share their passion to join our highly successful Retailer Apprenticeship programme. Please click here for more information.


ŠKODA is driven by something different. What are you driven by? We are looking for ambitious, dynamic and enthusiastic people to join our apprenticeship programme. If you are customer focused, forward thinking and want to learn, then we can give you the life and technical skills you need to be part of our team. Please click here for more information.


Qualify as a solicitor through DLA Piper's six-year apprenticeship programme.

At this event, you'll learn lots about our firm and our solicitor apprenticeship. You will meet inspiring people from different parts of the firm and will gain advice on how to make an impactful application.

For more information about this opportunity, please click here


We've put together a list of new apprenticeships currently available across the country, including theatre practitioner, IT sales executive and commis chef. If your students' favourite subject is maths, there is a vast range of career opportunities open to them, from air traffic controller to data scientist. For more information and to apply for vacancies please click here.


We’re excited to announce that applications are open for UK apprenticeships! Apprentices become an integral part of their team while at Google, and also gain Level 3 or 4 apprenticeship qualifications over the course of their work and study. They offer three different programs in Digital Marketing, Infrastructure Technology and Software Development. 

For more information and to apply please click here.


Global healthcare giant GSK are hiring for a wide range of apprenticeships at sites across the UK. Find out more about the full range of opportunities below, including level 3 engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships.

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Ever considered a career in the hospitality industry? At Valor we offer both full and part-time career opportunities, along with a range of apprenticeship schemes, across our 34 UK hotels.

You’ll have the chance to work across leading brands such as Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree by Hilton and AC by Marriott Hotels, just to name a few!

From greeting our guests in reception to working within our kitchens, restaurants, and bars, we’ve got some fantastic roles available with hours to suit all.

Our mission is to reimagine hospitality by creating memorable experiences and connections with our guests, with a team culture that runs on passion, enthusiasm and fun.

You’ll have access to training and development programmes to help achieve your goals and also receive a host of fantastic benefits including free meals on duty and discounted worldwide hotel stays for you, your friends and family.

So if you have the talent and passion to help us in our mission, we’d love to hear from you! Check out our latest roles and join the Valor family today.


IBM offer ongoing Technology and Business Apprenticeship and Gap Year opportunities Nationwide.



Both BT and PwC offer continuous Nationwide opportunities. BT offer a variety of roles in Data, IT and Customer Service and PwC offer Tax & Audit School & College Leaver programmes. See below for more information on the apprenticeships that BT offer.


In this ever-changing world, students are faced with making the difficult decision between going to university and starting their career. The good news is that at PwC, we can help.

If students want to go to university but they’re also keen to begin their career, our Flying Start degree programmes offer them the opportunity to do both at the same time.

To find out more about the programme, join one of our Back to Schools sessions in your region. Find out more and sign up here.



Study a BA (Hons) Business Management Apprenticeship through Pearson Business School. Some of the employer partners we have recently worked with include corporate giants such as L'Oréal, Moët Hennessy, Estée Lauder and Pearson.



The National Audit Office's very successful ACA professional apprenticeship training scheme is now live! Deadline to apply is 21st March 2022. 

Their 5 year apprenticeship scheme for Accountacy Apprenticeships will give you the opportunity to make a real difference by helping the economy and society work better – supporting and enabling improvements in financial management and the way vital public services are delivered across the public sector to millions of people every day.

There is no such thing as a typical NAO apprentice and candidates are hired from a diverse range of backgrounds and A Level subjects. Yes, that’s right – you do not have to be a mathematician to apply!

For more information on minimum requirements and to apply, please click here.


At BDO, you can make an impact from day one - with early client exposure and the kind of complex, challenging problems that will really make the most of your skills. If you’re ready to start earning while you learn, somewhere that will bring out the best in you, our Apprenticeship Programme lets you do all of this and more.

Who are BDO?

We’re one of the UK’s largest Accountancy and Business Advisory firms providing Audit, Advisory, Tax and Business Services & Outsourcing services to clients across a huge range of sectors in the UK and internationally.

What you’ll do here.

A career in accountancy is about much more than numbers. You’ll enjoy gaining invaluable experience in a commercial environment, working on real business projects and collaborating with leading industry professionals who respect and value your contribution.

What’s our culture like?

It’s easy to be inspired at BDO. We believe the sharing of unique perspectives is what makes our business stronger. For you, this means the chance to thrive in a collaborative, inclusive workplace. Here, you’ll always feel free to be yourself. Your counselling manager or buddy will provide you with support and advice whenever you need it.

As you’d expect, we offer a competitive salary and first-class benefits package, but trainees often tell us that our friendly and welcoming culture is what really drew them to BDO.

Apply now



Would you like to earn a wage, gain real life experience and get a recognised qualification? Tresham college offer apprenticeships in a wide range of areas, from Construction to Hairdressing and many more. For more information click here.




Applications now open for the DHL 2021 Apprenticeship scheme!


Build your career with DHL

In the fast-paced, ever-changing supply chain industry, DHL need to make sure they stay ahead of the game, and their apprentices play a crucial role in this.

With roles across the country, from transport logistics to finance, digitalisation to engineering, there is certain to be something for students of all interests.




Data Analyst - DHL

Data Analysts hold the key to making DHL better. They have the power to collate data from multiple sources to not only show DHL how they are performing now, but also how they can be better in the future. They need these people to work across all of their different clients and customers to interpret data and help create the DHL of the future.





DHL understand starting work for the first time in addition to gaining a qualification can be a lot to take on so there is a wealth of support available to all students. In addition to the dedicated Apprenticeships team who are there to guide them every step of the way, they'll be matched with an existing apprentice in the business as a Buddy.

DHL use Emerging Talent Programmes to recruit, train and support their future leaders.

Whether your students want to be managing one of the 2,400 warehouses across the country, coordinating some of their 15,000 vehicles, be the finance brain behind the numbers, or push the digitalisation agenda by working with data they have something for everyone.
The training is specifically designed to make sure that students meet their personal goals, and that as a business DHL are providing them with the skills they need in the future, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.


DHL Apprenticeships



Here at BT, we’re really excited to let you know our apprenticeships are now open for applications to join us in 2022. We’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who want to pitch in. People who want to go places in their career.

Join us as an apprentice and you’ll get hands-on experience in one of the world’s leading tech companies. Our apprentices don’t just make coffee; they learn skills and win awards. We’ve recently been voted the UK's best private sector apprentice employer. We offer apprenticeships in a wide range of career paths so when it comes to apprenticeships and being a great place to start your career, we know what we’re talking about. Our apprenticeships aren’t all about selling broadband and phone lines though, we do a lot more than that.

We offer apprenticeships from Level 2 through to Level 6, meaning we really have something for everything. Perhaps you want to get into Customer Service – great, we have an apprenticeship for that. IT & Technical Support? Yes, that too. Software Development, Sales, Electronics, Data Analysis, Network Design…..we could go on. All we ask is that students meet our entry requirements for a role; we can teach the rest. For more information and to apply please click here.



Register for LIVE sessions

Choose from eight curated virtual sessions, across a wide range of industries.


In the UK, KONE offer more than 30 apprenticeship placements each year. Apprenticeships are an excellent starting point for a KONE career and offer interesting challenges and opportunities.


Insurance & Actuarial

We’re Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth.



Joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as a Paralegal Apprentice could be your first step in a rewarding legal career.



Apprentices at Atkins have the opportunity to be part of a wide variety of projects that can leave a lasting legacy, from helping to provide drinkable water in third world countries to solving the energy problems of the future.



Find out about apprenticeships in accountancy from RSM, one of the UK's leading accountancy firms. 


Digital Technologies and Engineering

Find out about Digital Technologies and Engineering Apprenticeships from Bentley.



Join The University of Law for a webinar on life in business.



Find out about apprenticeships in BioPharmaceuticals from AstraZeneca. 






Northamptonshire Police is currently recruiting for police officers. We have vacancies through our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship route that allows successful applicants to gain a degree – paid for by us – and be a fully trained police officer at the same time.

The is a real opportunity for individuals to start a career that makes a real difference to them and their communities. Please see the attachment below for further information.


Purpose and values are important to PwC – and likely to you and your students too. PwC's values define how they do things, and their purpose is why they exist – to build trust in society and solve important problems for their clients, their people, and the communities in which they operate. 

Now more than ever PwC's business is evolving. They offer a variety of programmes for school and college leaver students to start shaping their careers. 

PwC is focused on helping students achieve their full potential. Their Virtual Classroom sessions focus on PwC's opportunities and application process, combining live and pre-recorded content.

For students looking to start their career straight from school or college

PwC's have a range of apprenticeships available in Audit, Consulting, Operate and Tax. Click here to view their latest opportunities. 

Explore. Inspire. Reimagine.



Schneider Electric is a European multinational company providing energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. Create your future with the digital transformation of energy management and automation through our Apprenticeship opportunities.

They offer a wide range of award winning Apprenticeship Programmes to continue your studies whilst working. The Programmes offer the opportunity to work in different types of roles, including both Technical and Commercial, across the UK and Ireland. For more information and to apply, click here.


The Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeship Programme


Applications are now open for the Degree Economist Apprenticeship Programme with the Government Economic Service. 

With 70+ vacancies available, this is a brilliant opportunity to work in a central government department or agency on some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues our country faces.

More information will be shared in the coming weeks on how to apply. In the meantime, you can find out more about the programme here.

You can also visit the GES Vacancy Snapshot profile for a deeper look into the scheme and to begin preparing for the application process.


IBM Apprenticeships

Do your best work ever 

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems. 

What is IBM?  

IBM is a large Technology, Business and Consulting firm and stands for “International Business Machines”. IBM’s headquarters are based in Armonk, New York and we have locations all over the UK. We have over 380,000 employees worldwide and operate in 175 different countries.  

Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers – people who want to make an impact, cultivate their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals. 

Click to apply to IBM

Futures 12 Month Placement Scheme at IBM 

Our Business and Technology Futures roles are open now!

The Futures Placement scheme offers you an invaluable opportunity to work with a world-leading company for 12-months, broadening your horizons and giving you a head start in your career.  

You might be uncertain about whether to start work, complete an apprenticeship or go to university, if that's you and you are unsure about what to do next, the IBM's Futures Scheme is for you. The Futures Scheme is our Gap Year program offering a years internship - a try before you commit scheme. We offer you an invaluable opportunity to work with a world-leading company, broadening your horizons and giving you a head start in your career. 

You’ll be deployed onto a challenging work placement, where you’ll support and learn from experienced professionals across IBM. At the end of your placement, it’s in your hands. IBM offer both Business and Technical Placements, with both taking place over a year! 

You will benefit from a £18,000 starting salary, a £1,000 bonus and much more! 

To find more, and to apply visit:  


FREE Apprenticeship Support

The ASK team is still here to support you and your students. Don’t forget the ASK offer is freeimpartial and available for students from Year 10 through to Year 13!

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Software Apprenticeships

The UK Intelligence Agencies protect the UK from a range of threats. We offer individuals with a passion for tech the chance to work with advanced software – earning while they learn.

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