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K3 Capital based in Bolton are looking to recruit an IT Service Desk Apprentice who will also complete the Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship via MMU. For more information and to apply, please follow this link IT Service Desk Apprenticeship – Jobs – K3 Capital Group Careers

RSM are a large Accounting company with office across the UK. They are looking to recruit to their offices in Manchester and Preston. For more details and to apply please follow this link Search results | Find available job openings at RSM UK

Remarkable are looking to recruit a HR Apprentice to work as part of the team that support Wargrave House and Ascent College. This could be a great opportunity for anyone looking to get started in HR. For more information and to apply please follow this link Apprentice People & Culture Administrator – Remarkable (

Canopius are looking to recruit to two roles but you are asked to only apply for one. They are looking for students who hold 4s in their English & Maths and ideally someone with 120 UCAS points, but there is flexibility for someone with the right skill set. The opportunities are below. Click on the related link to find out more and apply

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PlanBee Manchester is an innovative project to get more skills into the Construction Industry by offering a HNC/HND Qualification whilst working on a number of projects with different construction companies. This has recently had it’s first set of graduates and students have gone on to great opportunities. The recruitment for September 2024 will re-open shortly. For more information and to register interest follow this link PlanBEE Manchester | Gateshead College

End Systems are looking recruit a document controller to become part of their busy team based in Newton-le-Willows. For more information about the opportunity and to apply please follow this link Document Controller | Careers | End Systems

Salix are looking to recruit two roles Corporate Sustainability Responsibility Level 4 Apprenticeship and Digital Technology Solutions Level 6 (Apprenticeship). Both have training via MMU. For further details and to apply please follow this link Work with us | Salix Finance

EY’s school leaver programme still has some limited options available. Check carefully the link attached to explore the opportunities and apply School leaver programmes | EY UK

Similar to UCLAN, MMU have a number of opportunities around Degree Apprenticeships including Business & Technology. More will follow in the coming weeks so register on the site to receive notifications direct. Follow the link for more information and to register Become a degree apprentice | Manchester Metropolitan University (

Volunteer Opportunity

The Yellow Door Community Library is looking for volunteers to support it’s crucial work. The are based in Clifton Street Community Centre in Poolstock and if you are looking to work with children or young people or just want build up your experience this could be a great opportunity. If you are interested or would like to find out more, please email

Literacy Pirates are looking for volunteers to provide online literacy sessions to children who are developing their literacy skills. This could be ideal for someone looking to go into teaching or wanting to develop their CV or personal statement. For more information and to sign up please follow this link Volunteering – Literacy Pirates

PCS are a local Care company who are looking to recruit part-time workers for offer support to their clients across West Lancashire. This could be ideal for anyone considering Health or Medical Careers and looking to develop insight and skills. For more information and to apply please following the link Apply Online Today | PCS Personal Care Services Ltd (

USA Summer Camp are looking to recruit staff for American Summer Camps this summer. This can be a great opportunity. For more information follow this link Camp in America 2024. Work and Travel with USA Summer Camp

Workshop Opportunities & Events

In2Action is partnering with NCS to offer online sessions to help you build skills around interview & presentation techniques. These are on various dates across the summer – to find more information and to book, please follow the links

Interview Skills Be on a 10: Interview Skills by NCS | Eventbrite

Presentation Skills Make Your Mark: Presentation Skills | Eventbrite

Students who are interested in careers related to Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths, but who need a little support to choose from the huge array of options out there, can now make use of a Mentoring Programme that STEM Learning are offering in partnership with Brightside Trust. These are virtual sessions run between 17th June and 2nd September. The deadline to apply is 10th June. For more information and to register your interest please follow this link Online Mentoring (

Not sure which subject to do at University? Sheffield University are running a series of online and in-person tasters so that you can learn more. For more information and to register follow this link Subject tasters | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield

The School of Digital Arts (SODA), Manchester Metropolitan University, has been given support by PlayStation Career Pathways to run a non-residential summer school for students from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.   This is a 3-day, in-person event which take place in Manchester from 2nd July. For more information and to register please follow this link PlayStation Career Pathways Summer School Program – School of Digital Arts (SODA) – Manchester Metropolitan University (

The National Apprenticeship Show is back in Liverpool in November. This is a great opportunity to understand what kind of Apprenticeships are out there and to meet a variety of employers. Individuals can attend during a specific slot Parents/Carers/Individuals Dedicated Evening Opening:
Tuesday 26 November 2024 15:30 – 18:00. For more information and to register follow this link North West – The National Apprenticeship Show

Potential Medics or Vets – need help preparing for UCAT?

Sign up via UCAT Revision Series’ Sign Up Form ( or email

Festival of Apprenticeships is happening again at Manchester Metropolitan University on Tuesday 2nd July 10am – 3pm. It’s a great chance to meet a wide variety of employers and attend presentations and workshops. To register your interest follow this link Festival of Apprenticeships – Careers Roadshow – Manchester – 2nd July Tickets, Tue 2 Jul 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

The University of Law are running a series of virtual events including exploring issues around the Oscar Pistorius Case, Exploring Law, Psychology Business & Policing as well as other subjects. For more information and to register please follow this link Book Events and Open Days Now | University of Law

Medic Mentor are offering free virtual work experience for future Medics or Dentists. This can provide a valuable insight into this complex role, but does not replace in-person experience and shadowing. There is a 6-month Medic experience and a 4-month Dentist experience including a variety of on-line programmes with a different focus each month.
Students can apply for a placement, for free at this link:

Medic Mentor are also offering some virtual events for students interested in Dentistry and Medicine.

For aspiring Dentists: FREE LIVE VIRTUAL Get Into Dentistry conference date:
Saturday 18th May from 9:30am – 3:30pm

For aspiring Doctors: FREE LIVE VIRTUAL Get Into Medicine conference dates:
Sunday 12th May from 9:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday 19th May from 9:30am – 3:30pm

Unifrog are offering a number of webinars helping students interested in an Apprenticeship route to prepare themselves for application and recruitment. For more information and to register, please follow this link Series Applications Masterclasses – Webinars – Teacher – Unifrog

National Citizenship Service are recruiting 16-17 year old students to take part in their Skills4Life Programme. This will include

5 days and 4 nights at one of 11 inspiring UK residential centres, travel to and from your school or college/ organisation, all food and lodging included, outdoor activities and workshops to increase learner confidence and real-world readiness. The cost is £95+VAT per student, free places for students who meet particular criteria. Fore more information and to register follow this link NCST Skills4Life for 16-17 year olds | News & Blogs | Kingswood

Lancashire & South Cumbria Health & Care Partnership are offering a series of virtual sessions around Careers in the NHS. For more details and to register click the link Virtual Events – NHS Careers NW

Digital Her is an initiative created by Manchester Digital with the mission to help end gender inequality in the technology and digital sector. Digital Her is dedicated to inspiring and encouraging more girls and women across Greater Manchester to consider careers in technology and digital. By harnessing the power industry mentors and real role models, Digital Her provides the support, opportunities and guidance needed to empower a new generation of women into our industry.

Find out more about how Digital Her’s enrichment opportunities can help to inspire girls to consider a future in technology. We have a great range of activities and opportunities on offer.

Read about this year’s offer in the attached pack and sign up to get involved!

Work Experience

Cisco are offering their Pathways work experience this July. This could be either online or office based (in Didsbury, Manchester) and runs from 8 – 12 July. To find out more and to apply, please click the following link Investing in Digital Skills – Cisco

PWC are offering a Virtual Insight Day running between 29 – 31 July 2024. This could be a great opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of the breadth of the organisation and ideal for anyone applying for their Apprenticeships in the Autumn. For more information and to register your interest please follow this link Virtual Insight Programme at PwC | Early Careers | PwC UK Careers

Uptree have partnered with a number of key organisations to offer work experience or insight days to help students understand the breadth of opportunities out there

NCF are offering a work experience day on 19th June in Central Manchester for anyone interested in a career in Cyber. For more information and to register, please follow this link Manchester: NCF Cyber Board Work Experience | Event at Uptree

GCHQ are offering an application Masterclass on 11th July for any Year 13 students interested in starting a career in Cyber Security, Engineer or Analyst roles with GCHQ. For more information and to register, please follow this link Manchester: GCHQ, Application Masterclass | Event at Uptree

Unifrog are offering a series of virtual work experience days from 1 – 5 July where you can here from industry specialists and gain insights into how they work and the roles they offer. The organisations involved are:

To find out more and register your interest, please follow this link Series Virtual Work Experience – Webinars – Student – Unifrog

Lloyds Banking Group are offering a work experience day based in Manchester on 5th June, 10am – 3pm. This could be a great way to develop insight into this crucial industry and check out if it would suit your skill-set. To find out more and register follow this link Manchester: Lloyds Banking Group, Work Experience Day | Event at Uptree

Uptree are offering their FuturesUp event which is designed to help students develop networking skills as well as gaining understanding of live vacancies. This is an in-person event held in central Manchester on Thursday 4th July. For more information and to register, please follow the link Manchester: FuturesUP, Multi-industry Careers Event | Event at Uptree

Sellafield are offering up to a weeks’ work experience across various dates in July, August and October. You would be based in the Warrington office, solving real engineering problems. You will gain awareness in Process, Mechanical, Control, Electrical & Instrumentation and Civil & Structural Engineering Design as well as meeting with members of our Operational Research Analyst team. You will experience exciting and rewarding challenges with a clear vision of the future opportunities available in engineering. You will also gain valuable employability skills to future employers and education/training providers. If you are interested in this, please see the Careers Adviser, Carol Charnock (based on D Corridor) for more information and the application forms

Speakers for Schools are a charity set up to bring opportunities to all students. They offer a range of virtual and in-person work experience opportunities, so to get started follow the link and register for more information Speakers for Schools | Career Guidance and Work Experience for Students

It’s time to take control of your future | Springpod – sign up to the Springpod website for new and exciting opportunities that are regularly updated and can give great insight into many careers and industries

Uptree’s event listings – Uptree offer a mixture of virtual and in-person work experience opportunities. Sign up to keep informed of these great opportunities

Young Professionals are another organisation that offers access to work experience and Apprenticeship Opportunities, so it’s worth checking out their website for more information Young Professionals – YPUK (

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Work experience and internships |

Channel 4 offer a 6-week, virtual experience run in modules that could help you to build skills and knowledge about the TV & Media Industry. To find out more and to apply click on the link below:

4Skills Work Experience – The Programme

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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