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Take a look at the University events, Work Experience opportunities and Apprenticeship placements.


For young people interested in either agriculture, aboriculture or equine courses Moulton College have added dedicated open events in these areas next week as follows:

Tuesday 30th November – Equine studies

Wednesday 1st December – Agriculture

Wednesday 1st December - Aboriculture

Each of these events will start at 6pm and finish at 7pm and include a ‘Meet the Tutor’ session, a tour of the facilities and the opportunity to ask individual questions.

The sessions can be booked here.


Aspire by upReach are launching their inaugural Aspire Webinar Series, including a Career Exploration Week. 

Running until December, these 10 free, live webinars include:

  • Expert panel sessions to provide top tips on students’ post-18 options, from university to apprenticeships.

  • A week of "Career Exploration" webinars, taking place in November, with insight from industry experts and the upReach team.

  • Opportunities to send questions to the panel during the live online events, running from 5:00pm-6:00pm (cameras/microphones will be off). Please see the attached poster below for more information and click here to register for the free webinars.

  • The next Wednesday Webinar on 1st December is regarding Routes into Higher Education. Click here to register for this event.


On Wednesday 1st December from 5:00pm - 6:00pm Young Professionals will be hosting Vodafone’s big virtual kick-off event to showcase what the company is about and all of their fantastic degree apprenticeship opportunities!

Vodafone is a FTSE-100 British multinational telecommunications company connecting over 334 million people and organisations of all sizes to the digital society.


As a global tech leader, Vodafone connects millions of people and make all kinds of innovations possible – from helping the Internet of Things become a reality, to making the UK’s first-ever 5G holographic call.

They offer degree apprenticeships in a variety of business departments such as: Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Project Management, Human Resources, Data Analyst, IT Consultancy, Cyber Security & Sub-marine Management. Upon completing one of these Level 6 programmes you’ll also come out with a paid-for degree in the relevant field.

If you think you’d like to be a part of this leading, global tech-driven company changing the world with its innovative technology solutions then an opportunity with Vodafone might just be for you!

Register here and join them to learn more about life at this fantastic company.


Screen Northants have just launched A schools’ competition as part of Northampton Film Festival – Watch the promo ad on Facebook

Please also find attached below the latest apprenticeships and traineeships for West and North Northamptonshire. The vacancy reference number in the spreadsheet (e.g. VAC0001649895). corresponds with the National Apprenticeship website;



InvestIN are thrilled to announce the last in our Success Beyond School series for 2021; free-of-charge, live online evening seminars designed to help parents of students aged 12-18 supercharge their children’s career potential. Parents can register now for:


Wednesday 1st Dec: Building a Future in Finance
How your child can break into the finance industry

Wednesday 8th Dec: Level up with Law
Support your child on their journey to becoming a top lawyer 

InvestIN are already getting booked up for some of our most popular summer experiences in London. For a limited time only students can get 15% off using code SUMMER15Shadow doctors in a hospital, argue a human rights case in the Supreme Court, explore a supercar engine with F1 engineers and much much more. Click on any area of interest below and register now. Please note that there is a cost to these experiences. 













Pearson College London and Escape Studios have been helping students break into the creative industries since 2002 and it all starts with a visit to their studios! They offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics.

Take the next step, get in touch, join an online event or visit their campus in central London. From one-to-one sessions to taster courses or webinars, there’s an event to suit everyone.

Hear from their tutors and current students, learn about their courses and student life, and get all your questions answered.

Sign up to their On-demand Open Day to access content whenever suits you

Book your place



Join GetMyFirstJob’s latest Apprenticeship Insight Event, hosted in partnership with Buzzacott. Find out everything you need to know about the UK’s largest single-office accountancy firm, and their apprenticeship opportunities for 2022. 

Thursday 2nd December – 4:30-5:30pm – Virtual Event

Applications open soon for Buzzacott’s 2022 Apprenticeship Programme, with early career opportunities in Accountancy, Audit, Business Services and more starting in September 2022. Begin your journey towards becoming a Buzzacott apprentice with GetMyFirstJob by attending our free, virtual Insight Event on Thursday 2nd December.

Who are Buzzacott?

At Buzzacott, nearly 500 people work together under one roof in St Paul's, London, making it the largest single office accountancy firm in the UK. Buzzacott are also part of PrimeGlobal, an award-winning association of independent accounting firms.

In 2019, Buzzacott celebrated 100 years of business – although a modern firm, they are proud of their rich history and the success achieved over the past 100 years. Buzzacott has developed expertise and transitioned from being accountants to advisers to now acting as a strategic partner to clients, whether they are individuals, businesses or not for profits.

What will you find out at our Insight Event?

  1. Learn about Buzzacott’s mission, vision and values
  2. See what a day in the life at Buzzacott’s office looks like – from their culture of trust, to their social atmosphere
  3. Get the inside track on the recruitment process, and find out how to make your application stand out.

Who will you hear from?

You will hear from several members of the Buzzacott team, including current apprentices, hiring manager and firm partners, as well as GetMyFirstJob’s own recruitment experts.

Places are limited, so register now for this FREE event – and begin your journey to a career with Buzzacott!


On Thursday 2nd December, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Young Professionals will be hosting a Multi-Employer Business and Finance Event and will be joined by 4 huge global companies in HSBC, Fidelity International, M&S and St. James’s Place Wealth Management.

Each company will be speaking for 20 minutes to give us an insight into their business and they’ll be running interactive workshops to give us a real taster of what their organisation is like working for.

The Companies Involved:

HSBC is one of the world’s leading international banks with more than 200,000 employees and offices all over the world.

Fidelity International are an investment management company, responsible for total client assets of £516.9* billion from over 2.52 million clients across the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, South America and Canada.

Marks & Spencer are a British multinational retailer that specialises in selling clothing, home and food products.

St. James’s Place is a FTSE-100 wealth management business. Since they started trading in 1992, they’ve grown rapidly to be the largest company in their sector in the UK, with £129.3bn of client funds under management.

If you’re interested in business and finance then this will be a fantastic overview and insight into the industry as a whole as well as the chance to ask any questions you may have to some of the world’s leading business and investment professionals.

To sign up for the event click here.


STEM-spirational Virtual Careers Fair

STEM Learning, AECOM and Amazing Apprenticeships are inviting young people to attend "Apprentices: Earn while you Learn" virtual careers fair from 6-10 December 2021

Aimed at 14-19 year olds, the fair will showcase up to 30 employers offering apprenticeships and supporting students to be better informed about career pathways. Students will also be able to safely chat live with volunteers from the stands. 

Register here.




Capgemini’s Apprentice programmes across the UK are now open for applications. 

From apps on our phones and remote working, to decisions driven by data and technology that ordinary citizens can use with ease – Capgemini’s work is at the heart of business and society in the UK. 

Capgemini’s Apprentices work right across the business delivering some of the most innovative business and technology solutions, all whilst having lots of support to learn and grow as a professional.  These are permanent roles that will get your career off to a flying start.

If you are interested in a career in technology and want to learn more join the team on Monday 6th December 5-6pm to hear from some of their senior leadership the team and current Apprentices.

We’re welcoming students, parents/carers and teachers so that you can find out if a Capgemini Apprenticeship is the way to go.  The Capgemini team love to share their experiences and will bring to life not just how the Apprenticeship works but what a typical day is like.  We’ll cover the application process, what we look for in our Apprentices and how you can shine.  Plus you’ll get to network with the team.

Capgemini are a multi-billion global technology and consulting business, operating in over 50 countries and employing over 310,000 people, if this excites you then book on to secure your place here


Young Professionals are hosting an incredible virtual Accounting and Professional Services Multi-Employer Event on Tuesday 7th December from 5:00pm - 7:00pm and will be joined by 4 huge, global companies in PwC, Grant Thornton, CIMA & Mazars.

Each company will speak for 25 minutes, giving an insight into their business and running interactive workshops to provide a real taster of what it’s like working for their organisation.


The Companies Involved:

PwC: With offices in 155 countries and more than 284,000 people, PwC are among the leading professional services networks in the world. PwC firms provide services to 84% of the Global Fortune 500 companies and more than 100,000 entrepreneurial and private businesses. For the year ending 30 June 2020, PwC’s gross revenues were US$43 billion.

Grant Thornton is one of the world's largest professional services networks of independent accounting and consulting member firms that provide assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, public interest entities, and public sector entities.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. CIMA offers training and qualification in management accountancy and related subjects.

Mazars is a leading international audit, tax and advisory firm. Operating as a united partnership, they work as one integrated team, leveraging expertise, scale and cultural understanding to deliver exceptional and tailored services in audit and accounting, as well as tax, financial advisory, consulting and legal services.


If you’re interested in accounting and professional services then this will be a fantastic overview and insight into the industry as a whole as well as the chance to ask any questions you may have to some of the world’s leading accounting and consulting professionals.

To sign up for the event click here.


Applications are open for the online and national King’s College London Medicine and Dentistry Lecture Series 2022. This programme is for students across the UK in Year 11, 12, and 13 who have only attended non-selective state schools since age 11 and are currently studying biology or chemistry. 

Over the course of the 13 lecture programme students will hear from speakers working in varied specialities and at different career stages in healthcare. Last year’s lectures included topics such as cardiology, prosthodontics, renal transplant, as well as the medical student experience. The lecture series is designed to give students an understanding of the range of opportunities in medicine and dentistry and the realities of being a healthcare professional.

Students will also learn about the different elements of the application process, such as the UCAT, personal statements, and interviews.

Lectures will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6-7.15pm and will run in blocks of three throughout 2022. The first three lectures will take place on the 1st February, 8th February, and 15th February. The remaining three blocks of lectures will take place in Spring and Summer.

For more information and to apply, students should follow this link. The deadline to apply is Friday 10th December 2021.


Young Professionals are hosting a really amazing Female focused Tech the Future event on Friday 10th December from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. They are hosting a virtual Females in Tech Multi-Employer Event and will be joined by 6 of the biggest tech companies in the world in Capgemini, Experian, QA, Spectris, World Wide Technology & VMware!

Each company will speak for 20 minutes, giving an insight into their business and a taster of what it’s like working for the organisation.

It’s not very often we’re able to bring such an incredible lineup of global organisations together into one event so we’re so excited to be able to put this together and share the opportunity with you.

The Companies Involved:

  1. Capgemini is one of the worlds largest technology and consulting organisations with revenues upwards of 14 billion, employing roughly 300,000 people across 50 countries.
  2. VMware is one of the biggest software companies in the world servicing over 98% of fortune 500 companies. Their software forms a digital foundation that powers the apps, services and experiences that are transforming the world across industries. With $9billion in revenue, 31,000+ employees and offices all over the globe, VMware is one of the best tech companies to work for!
  3. Experian is a global leader in consumer and business credit reporting and marketing services and a constituent of the United Kingdom's FTSE 100 index, with total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2021, of US$5.4 billion. Experian supports clients in more than 100 countries and employs approximately 17,800 people in 44 countries.
  4. QA is the UK's leading tech talent and training organisation. They deliver services to over 5,000 corporate clients, representing a significant portion of the FTSE 250 and have leading practices in agile, cyber security, cloud and DevOps as well as many other technology specialisms.
  5. Founded in 1990, World Wide Technology (WWT) is a global systems integrator with $13.4 billion in annual revenue that provides digital strategy, innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organisations.
  6. Spectris harnesses the power of precision measurement to equip its customers to make the world cleaner, healthier and more productive. They provide global customers with specialist insight through our high-tech instruments and test equipment, augmented by the power of software.

Technology is without a doubt the fastest growing industry in the world and as it continues to grow and evolve so will the opportunities for those with a career in the space. 

This event will give you direct access to hear from the companies at the forefront of this digital revolution. Once all the speakers have presented there’ll also be the chance to network with them in separate breakout rooms.

To sign up for the event click here. Certificates will be given out at the end which can be used for UCAS or job applications. 






Anglian Water are one of the largest employers in the East of England and annually recruit apprentices, degree apprentices, graduates, interns and more. Due to the success of their recent insight webinars they have decided to run three apprentice sessions in December for people to find out more about their apprenticeship opportunities.

The webinar will give students an opportunity to find out about the types of apprenticeships that they regularly offer, what is involved in an apprenticeship and the recruitment process and a chance to hear from some of their current and past apprentices to see what they think an apprenticeship has to offer. There will be a Q&A available also. 
The webinars will last an hour, 5-6pm on 9th, 13th and 15th December and open to all. 

13th Dec 1700-1800

15th Dec 1700-1800 

If anyone wishes to apply for an apprenticeship there is a pre-register opportunity for a role:


The Leicester Spring UK University & Apprenticeship Fair will take place on Friday 18th March at King Power Stadium.

This event will feature a vast array of exhibiting universities, apprenticeship providers and colleges. For full details please see the attached document below – including the seminar schedules.

The fair provides students with all of the guidance they need, wherever they are in their decision making process. From choosing the right University/HE course, to enabling students to gain an overview of the range of academic and career pathways they can pursue.  Our event is ideal for Year 13s and 12s as well as to help inspire and motivate Year 11s. It is completely free of charge.

Our Leicester Spring UK University & Apprenticeship Search fair will feature:
- A multitude of exhibitors including Russell Group, modern institutions and apprenticeship providers.
- An extensive range of seminars including: UCAS personal statement, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, Life at University and Student Finance.
 - Expert advice from university and apprenticeship providers.
- All students will be provided with a free online UK University & Apprenticeship Search Options Magazine and many other promotional items around the exhibition.

If you would like further information or to book places for our Leicester Spring Fair, simply email or call 0207 609 4254. 


The University of Leicester has put together an online virtual healthcare work related project where students can find out more about the varied and rewarding careers available in the NHS, as well as what skills and qualifications they need to work in healthcare.

Students can complete the project in their own time and they will also have the opportunity to attend some live sessions, where they will be able to hear from healthcare professionals about their experiences and ask any questions they have. The project will launch on the following date:

·       Saturday 9th April 2022

The project is completely free and is open to all students in Years 10 - 13. All students who complete the project will receive a certificate of completion at the end. Students can sign up for this project by completing this short application form.


Registration is now open for the virtual UK Higher Education Expo on 24th November. This event highlights Higher Education information from Universities across the UK. Students can register here for this event for free.