What Career Is Right For Me?

Curious about Careers? Where to start?

It's often difficult knowing where to start when thinking about your future, but It's important to know it is what we are interested in and what we are good at that leads us to our dream jobs.


Step 1- explore your interests

  • Clubs and hobbies
  • School subjects
  • TV programmes, books, games or anything else you really enjoy.



Are any of the above you'd like to look into further?

Step 2- Link your interests to careers you may enjoy 

How to Register on Careers Pilot Video




Now you have begun to make a list of the careers you may enjoy, the next part is knowing how to get there.

Step 3- Careers Management

  • Know Yourself
  • Do Stuff
  • Know Your Options
  • Use Your Supporters

Getting Ready For Your Career Video

Know Yourself

To make the right careers choices, it is important to begin to gain a good understanding of who your are as these factors will shape your career choices.

Ask yourself what are your:

  1. Strengths and weaknesses
  2. Values
  3. Likes and dislikes
  4. Motivations


Strengths can be linked to careers you'd be good at. Jobs and courses, need a variety of skills so you will need to develop your weaknesses.

Values, also play an important role in deciding careers. If you are caring, working with children, elderly or vunerable adults may come naturally to you. If you are honest, you may make a great lawyer, accountant or police officer.

You may like to work outside, or dislike working unsocialble hours. This is how your likes and dislikes shape careers choice.

What motivates you to work hard and succeed? You may have ambitions or goals in life, and the factors motivating you such as may be money, making a difference, or travelling with your job may also shape your careers choices.



Do Stuff

Doing stuff can help prepare you for future courses, university, employment or exploring which careers is right for you.

Doing stuff may include:

  • Research into careers, watching careers videos
  • Taking skills or job quizes
  • Work experience and personal development
  • Courses and qualifactions

Quiz: Which animal personality do you have?

Skills Quiz



Know Your Options

To make the best decision about your next steps or exploring your future, knowing your all your options is a good start.

  • Options for qualifactions and training
  • What jobs you can do with your qualifactions, skills and experience

Labour market information (LMI) Can help you explore what you need to work towards your dream career.

LMI give you information on job and salary details, what qualifaction and skills you'd need. 

Explore LMI here



Use Your Supporters

Who can support you through your journey to success? They can discuss your plans with you, go to open events with you or help you complete applicaiton forms.

  • Family/ carers and friends
  • School staff and the Careers Adviser
  • Agencies and organisations who can help:
  1. National Careers Service 13 year old +
  2. Youth Connects 16+
  3. Future Bright 19+

For immediate support talk to RAS Careers Adviser Miss Taylor in Z4 Monday- Thursday breaktimes or email




Careers Terminology


What is a career?

Career actually has two definitions. The word career is often used to refer to a profession, occupation, trade or vocation. A career could define what you do for a living and range from those that require extensive training and education to those you can perform with only secondary school qualifactions and a willingness to learn.

A career could mean working as a doctor, lawyer, teacher, carpenter, veterinary assistant, electrician, cashier, teacher or hairstylist.

What is a careers sector?

Careers or job sectors are are similar jobs put into groups. For example, the following are examples of job sectors:

retail, construction, healthcare, Information Technology (IT), sports and leisure and the creative industry.

What is a skill?

A skill is a talent or something you are good at. 

What is a labour larket?

It's a job market, the availablity of jobs currenlty in the UK for example.

What is employment?

Having paid work or a job.

What is a wage?

A wage is the money paid to a person with a job. This person will get paid for the work by the hour, so if they have worked 30 hours that week, they will be paid 30 hours work.

What is employability?

Employability refers to the attributes of a person (skills and personal qualities) that make that person able to gain and maintain employment or a job..​​

This could be developing their skills and knowledge through education, training and work experience.

What is enterprise and entrepreneurship?

Enterprise is another word for a business or company that makes profit.​​

Entrepreneurship, is setting up a business or businesses and taking on financial risks in hope of  making profit

What is Post 16 or Further Education?

It is a term used for education and training after secondary for 16 to 19 year olds.

What is Post 18 or HIgher Education?

This is a term used for education or training available for 18/19 year olds after completing post 16.

Post 18 or higher education, is usually university, higher or degree apprenticeships or a job with training.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is gaining a qualifaction in a job. This will involve 4 days a week in your job and one day a week in a college, training provider or university.

You can start an apprenticeship straight after secondary school, after Post 16, or even after university. 

The great thing about apprenticeships is you get paid and the qualifaction is paid for as well.

What is university?

Is a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and where academic research is done.

You may go to university to work towards being a Doctor or Nurse, Lawyer or police officer, Teacher, Manager, Engineer or an area of beauty, media and fashion. Or you may want to study a subject you really enjoy, such as geography, computer science or mathematics.

You can also gain a degree through the apprenticeship scheme and you won't have to pay for this qualifaction!

For more information on university and undergradguate study, please visit the UCAS website by clicking here.

For information on apprenticeships and the types of apprenticeships currently available in the UK, click on the following links.

Choosing My GCSE Options

Guidance on choosing GCSE options


A short video for information on choosing GCSE options,click here.


There are a few things to think about when exploring options for GCSE:

1, Do something you're interested in and will really enjoy! Be sure you fully understand what it is you're considering as an option. Quite often students choose a subject without doing the research and are quite shocked when they have discovered the subject is involves a lot of writing or the topics don't interest them.

For more information on the key stage 5 curriculum (GCSE options) at Ralph Allen School click here!



2, To study a particular Post 16 course you may have had to have studied it at GCSE level, such as an Art A level or a language. If you have an idea of a career you'd like to pursue or a course you'd like to study in the future, check what you need.

You can do this by exploring careers and education pathways on Careers Pilot or BBC Bitesize Careers.

You can also check what entry requirements you'd need for an undergraduate degree by heading to and search for a degree of interest.



3, English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

EBacc is a set of subjects at GCSE that keeps young people's options open for further study at Post 16 and Higher Education and future careers. For more information and guidance and EBacc subjects pleaseclick here!

Alternatively, you can ask to speak to the Careers Adviser ( info below), teachers and your tutor.



4, UTCs and Studio Schools

There are other provisions that offer KS4 curriculums with a spectific focus, such as Engineering, construction and STEM, the high tech creative industry and business.

What is UTC

A university technical college (UTC) is a type of secondary school in England that is led by a sponsor university which specialise in STEM.

What is a Studio School

Studio schoools are similar to UTCs with employer involvement, work experience, personal coaching alongside a standard school curriculum.

A list of the local UTCs and studio schools.

For more information on UTCs, studio schools and Year 10 transfers, follow the link to the local authorty website.

Admissions to a UTC or Studio School | Bathnes



Information on Working From 13 Years Old    

Most young people would like to work, this is an essential part of gaining independence, learning work and life skills, and most importantly for you, earning some money!

We would like to offer you some guidance from BANES local authority, on child employment.

Child Employment | Bathnes

Where can I find work?

Ideas of the types of work available to young people :

  • Hair, beauty and barber salons
  • Deli, cafe and restaurants
  • Babysitting
  • Dog walking and pet sitting
  • Farming and gardening
  • Office work
  • Shop assistants
  • Car Washing
  • Delivery of newspapers
  • Riding stables
  • Sports coaching
  • Market stalls
  • Updating businesses websites
  • Hotels- house keeping- front of house
  • Working farms, entertainment parks and softplay

Who can I talk to about careers and education?

Miss Taylor the Careers Adviser is available to speak with students who would like to discuss education, employment and careers.

You are invited to email Miss Taylor: 

Alternatively, you are very welcome to talk to Mrs Rogers Teacher in Charge of Careers in M18.

Exploring My Post 16 Options

Post 16 and Post 18 Destination Data

Your are tracked by the Local Authority for two years through the Post 16 provider.

The school will track you for 3 years after they leave year 11. This is to ensure all young people are participating in education, training or employment with training.

Should plans not go ahead in Post 16, this should be flagged and parents/careers contacted to be supported.

Always contact the school or Youth Connects South West should you not have a plan for post 16.

Neet Support | Youth Connect South West | Bath and North East Somerset


Government Requirements For Post 16 

It is a requirement to participate in some sort of education or training between the ages of 16- 18, and there are different ways to achieve this, depending on the young person. 

  • stay in full-time education, for example at a college or 6th form 

  • start an apprenticeship or traineeship 

  • spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training 

Post 16: What’s on offer? 

What's your next move1.


Higher Education/ Post 18: What is available? 

BTEC Higher National Certificates or Diplomas - sometimes called HNCs or HNDs - which are the equivalent of the first and second years of a degree respectively. These can then be topped up to a full degree with additional study.  

Higher/ Degree Apprenticeships Qualification level: 4+ - Assessment methods: on-the-job and written/exam  

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) Qualification level: 1-7 - Assessment methods: in the workplace What is it? NVQs are usually taken alongside work. 

Traditional Degrees Qualification level: 4+ - Assessment methods: exam/coursework / performance What is it? Traditional degrees last three or four years (full time). They are more theory-based and academically challenging – students learn to think critically, structure arguments and gain an in-depth understanding of their subject. 

Some degrees offer a year work experience in industry or a year to study abroad.


Next Steps  

A few pointers on where to start. 

  1. Careers aspirations and ideas 

  1. What are your interests and the skills they enjoy using? 

  1. Goals, abilities, learning style and predicted grades. 



Careers Aspirations and Ideas 

  • Doe you have any careers ideas in mind? What are the pathways to those careers and are they realistic in line with their abilities, learning style and predicted grades? 
  • Do you know all aspects of the job such as the working hours, job responsibilities and career progression?  

Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information can help plan your career, give you all the information you’ll need regarding the working hours, salary details, growth of the job and sector in the UK.

Example of Labour Market Information (LMI( Careerpilot : Job sectors : Medical : Job profiles : Nurse 


To explore careers in the current labour market and the training into those roles follow the following links. 



Careers Pilot- Take a careers quiz, explore careers linked to the school subjects of interest or the different job sectors such as healthcare, business finance or Engineering 

Careerpilot : Jobs 

Prospects Job Profiles- For those students who are thinking of going to university and would like to explore careers in detail or what else they can do with their degree. 

Job profiles | 

What can I do with my degree? | 

Icould and BBC Bitesize Careers- Hard to imagine what a job may be like? Perhaps careers videos may help. Follow the links to hear what others have to say about their roles and how they got there. 

Articles Archive - icould 

Careers A to Z: Find your perfect job - BBC Bitesize Have an idea of what  to study at university but would like to know what degrees are available and what the Post 16 entry requirements are. 

UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education 

Apprenticeship Guide- Perhaps your child doesn’t want to go to college, 6th form or university. Then explore what apprenticeships are currently available in the UK. 

The Apprenticeship Guide 


What are your interests and the skills they enjoy using?

  • Favourite school subjects
  • Hobbies and clubs
  • The skills they enjoy using
  • What they like to do in their leisure time

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -- Jimmy Dean 



Do you want to go to university............? Then BTECS, T LEVELS and A LEVELS can get them there, but it’s important to know your preferred style of learning. 


  • Enjoy school subjects and like the school enviroment
  • Want to keep options open
  • Need a subject for a career, university course or apprenticeship


  • Theory
  • Practical element
  • Coursework & exams


  • Theory
  • Practical element
  • Exams
  • Long-term work experience

Abilities, learning style and predicted grades. 

It is important to be realistic when choosing study. Is academic study really for them? Some students may have just made the grade boundaries but later discover the advanced level may be too much. Perhaps consider mixture of A levels and BTECS, or vocational offers at college. 

Some really want to do particular A level subject but haven’t yet achieved the entry requirements, then some 6th form provisions offer resits in maths and English alongside A levels or access to level 3 whereby they retake certain GCSEs alongside other level 2 BTEC study then progress to A levels the following year.  

Some young people learn better by doing opposed to sitting in the classroom. Whatever their style, consider all the pros and cons and really research into the courses, the content, how they are assessed, and what is required from the student in terms of written and study skills before making the decision. 


Where to start looking? 


All colleges offer generic courses plus specialise in certain areas. 

  • Attend an open event
  • Sign your young person up for tasters days at college during half term holidays

Here is a list of colleges in the area. 

  • Bath College 

  • Wiltshire College (Agriculture and horticulture) 

  • City of Bristol College 

  • SGS (South Glos and Stroud) College (A levels, Engineering and sports academy) 

  • Harpbury College and University (horse and animal, sports and agriculture, A levels, residential) 

  • Weston College (Roofing and scaffolding) 

  • Sparsholt Hampshire (fish and game) 

Bristol Post 16 Directory- Post-16 Directory 2024 (


Apprenticeships..... how and where? 

I’m going to offer you some general information and advice on the how and where to apply for apprenticeships. 

An apprenticeship is like a job with training. 80% (4 days) of time is with an employer training and working while getting paid, and the other 20% (1 day) is at college, independent training provider or university (depending on the level) 

You can study up to a master's degree level, and there is no tuition or courses fees to pay for as it is all funded, so no student loans. 

For more information on apprenticeships, go to: Becoming an apprentice ( 

If you’re applying for an apprenticeship through a college, you’re expected to find a placement who is the learning provider/ employer. You could approach businesses or have a family member or friend who will offer a placement. 

Small and medium-sized business get funding for apprentices, so this is helpful to know should they want to consider employing your child.

For guidance on employing an apprentice and funding please follow: Employing an apprentice: Overview - GOV.UK ( 

You can also apply for apprenticeships through independent training providers (ITP), such as JTL, QA Apprenticeships, Babington, Professional apprenticeships, who are not colleges.

Where can I find an apprenticeship.....? 

You can find apprenticeships in the following places: 

  • College websites- Employers advertise apprenticeship vacancies that you can apply for.

  • Employers' websites 


Applying for an Apprenticeship 

A large majority of apprenticeships can be applied for all year round, but colleges intake tends to be once or twice a year only. 

It’s important to be work ready in the way of being able write a CV, cover letter, complete an application form, and have good interview skills to wow that employer and get that job! 

I can provide websites which can help support your child’s development in employability.  

Barclays Liferskills- Employability Skills | Young People Job Skills| Life Skills ( 

For a CV builder, Cover letters, interview skills and much more. 

National Careers Service-  Careers advice | National Careers Service 

Information on how to get a job, CVs, and much more. 


Preparing for University....... 

For all information on undergraduate study, how to apply, gap years, student loans, fees and bursaries and clearing, head over the Ucas/ undergraduate to learn more. UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education 

What is an internship? Internships | 

Postgraduate- What is a graduate scheme-Graduate schemes 2022 | 

Alternatives to University- Alternatives to university | 


Support Services

16-18 Year olds- Not In Education Training or Employment (NEET)

For 121 tailored support make a referral top Youth Connects

Youth Services | Youth Connect South West | Bath and North East Somerset


Would Like Some Quick Advice and Guidance?

Call the National Careers Service for advice on careers, education and training.

Telephone: 0800 100 900

Website: Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service



We hope you have found the guidance useful and do get in contact if you require further information or guidance Carees Adviser-


Information On Working At School Age   

Most young people would like to work, this is an essential part of gaining independence, learning work and life skills, and most importantly for you, earning some money!

We would like to offer you some guidance from BANES local authority, on child employment.

Child Employment | Bathnes

Where can I find work?

Ideas of the types of work available to young people :

  • Hair, beauty and barber salons
  • Deli, cafe and restaurants
  • Babysitting
  • Dog walking and pet sitting
  • Farming and gardening
  • Office work
  • Shop assistants
  • Car Washing
  • Delivery of newspapers
  • Riding stables
  • Sports coaching
  • Market stalls
  • Updating businesses websites
  • Hotels- house keeping- front of house
  • Working farms, entertainment parks and softplay

Post 16 Open Events

Access Creative College- Bristol

Games, Music, Media, Esports, Access to Higher Education, Degrees, Apprenticeships

23/24 Open Days at Access Creative College 

Sat.4th Nov - 11am-2pm (Booking link)

Sat.2nd Dec - 11am-2pm (Booking link)

Tues.27th Feb - 6pm-7:30pm

Sat.20th Apr - 11am-2pm

Tues.25th Jun - 6pm-7:30pm

Thurs.22nd Aug - 10am-3pm (Open Day & GCSE Drop-In Day)

Fri.22nd Aug - 10am-3pm (Open Day & GCSE Drop-In Day)


We will also be hosting Taster Days for any creative students who are in Year 10 - Year 13 so that they can come and have a 'taster' of some of the practical activities found within our Games, Music, Media & Computing courses. The dates for these are as follows: 23/24 Taster Days at Access Creative College  Sat.25th Nov - 11am-1pm

Tues.19th Mar - 6pm-8pm

Sat.18th May - 11am-1pm

Tues.16 Jul - 11am-1pm Year 11's, Year 13's (to be confirmed)

Open Events | Access Creative College | Games | Music | Media


Robins Foundation Bristol- Football/ Sports/ Esports

Open Event and Taster Sessions. Click here for more information and to book an event.

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Bath College Open Events

For open days at Bath College click here

City Centre

Wednesday 18th October 2023 - 4pm to 7pm

Saturday 25th November 2023 - 10am to 1pm

Wednesday 6th March 2024 - 4pm to 7pm

Wednesday 1st May 2024 - 4pm to 7pm

For a list of Bath College Apprenticeship programmes see here


Wednesday 8th November 2023 - 4pm to 7pm

Saturday 27th January 2024 - 10am to 1pm

Wednesday 27th March 2024 - 4pm to 7pm


Ralph Allen School 6th form Open Event and Information on Courses- 9th November 23

Open Events and General Information - Ralph Allen School


Beechen Cliff Open Event and Information

Sixth Form - Beechen Cliff School Bath


St Brendans Open Events

Visit us > Open Days | St Brendan's Sixth Form College (


Wiltshire College Events

To sign up for a Wiltshire College Open Day register here

Take a 3D Tour here


Hayesfield Site Tours and Information

Hayesfield Girls' School » Welcome


SGS College Open Event and Information


Army Foundation College

See here for information and a film about the college experience


Bristol City Robins Foundation

To sign up for an Bristol City Robins Open Day click here 

To see the programmes offered look here


Creative and High tech Industries

Access Creative College

Open Events | Access Creative College | Games | Music | Media



Open Days | boomsatsuma


Natural Theatre School

For information about opportunities and courses at the Natural Theatre School see here

Bursaries: Financial Support For Books, Travel, Food and Trips for 16-19 years old.

Post 16 Provider Discretionary Bursary

Your future school or college will have their own criteria for discretionary bursaries. They’ll look at your individual circumstances - this usually includes your family income.

College and 6th Form Bursaries Criteria

Bath College click here!

City of Bristol College click here!

SGS College click here!

Wiltshire College click here!

Ralph Allen School click here!

Hayesfield School 6th form click here!

Beechen Cliff 6th form click here!

St Brendan's Sixth College click here!

St Greg's 6th form click here!

Access Creative College click here!


Government Bursary

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:

  • studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university
  • on a training course, including unpaid work experience

A publicly funded school is one that does not charge you for attending it.

There’s a different scheme in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

If you’re 19 and over

You could also get a bursary if you either:

What a bursary is for

A bursary is money that you, or your education or training provider, can use to pay for things like:

  • clothing, books and other equipment for your course
  • transport and lunch on days you study or train



  • You must:

  • be at least 16 and under 19 on 31 August 2023
  • study at a publicly funded school or college, or be on an unpaid training course
  • meet the residency requirements - your school or college can check this
  • Bursary for students in vulnerable groups

    You may be able to get a bursary if at least one of the following applies:

  • you’re in or you recently left local authority care
  • you get Income Support or Universal Credit because you’re financially supporting yourself
  • you get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in your name and either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • you get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either ESA or Universal Credit
  • The amount you may get depends on the costs you have and what you need for your course. This might include money for books, equipment or travel costs to school or college.

Year 12: My Options At Post 18

Year 12 Next Steps Checklist

Year 12 is the year you need to begin exploring your next steps. This will give you more time to be prepared and make more informed decisions.


1, Know your Post 18 options.

  • What are the options available to you and begin to map out a Plan A and B. If you are considering university, begin to explore UCAS for degrees and go along to open events.
  • Apprenticeships; if this is an option and how to apply and where to find them.
  • Employment with or without training. You may not wnat to go to university nor apply for apprenticeships, so find a path that suits you.

For more information on Post 18 options, please look at the section below.



2, Work Experience

Whatever your next steps, universities and employers will expect you to have had some form of work experience or voluntary work relevant to your chosen course or career.

These experiences are invaluable to your development for the following reasons:

  • Opportunties to develop your skillset if required for a particular course or role, or you have areas to develop.
  • A careers insight- would you like it as a career?
  • Work place behaviours- expectations of the work place and employment rights.
  • Experiences to use to apply for further employment, university courses or apprenticeships.

Health and Safety Forms For Work Experience

Employer Health and Safety Form Click Here

Sixth Form Student Health and Safety Form  Click Here



3, Know the university and job application processes.

If you're thinking of applying to university, then explore the process and begin to draft your personal statement. You can begin the application process in May of Y12.

Understand the recruitment process for apprenticeships and employment. This would be how to right an adequate application form, CV or cover letter and learning interview techniques. 

Not knowing the recruitment and application processes can reduce your chances of getting the jobs and courses you want.

Remember this is an area you will practise and build up over time.


Your Options At Post 18


If you're looking at a professional career or to keep your options open then have a look at the degrees on offer in the UK. ou can study more than one subjects within your degree if you have other interests.

If you don't want to study a full degree, you can opt for a one or two year  course at uni.

HNC- Higher National Certifcate- 1 year

HND- Higher National Diploma- 1 or 2 years

Foundation degree- 2 years

Online Universities- Study from home 


The Higher National Certificate (HNC), a one-year work-related course, is equivalent to the first year of a university degree programme. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a two-year, work-related course, which is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelors degree. As with a foundation degree, it is possible to progress from these courses to complete a full bachelors degree at a university, either through a specific top-up course, or by directly entering a degree in year three.

If you wanted to study a degree in stages, or exit after one or two years of study, the following qualifications may also be suitable. They don’t directly lead to a degree, but you may be able go on and join the second or third year of a full degree (perhaps at the same university/college, or elsewhere) if you change your mind and want to graduate with a bachelors degree after all.

You can also study HNC/D part-time alongside a job. Your employer may want you to increase your knowledge or skills relating to your role and offer to pay for your course in which you attend one day a week.


Sandwich degree

 If you would an intergrated work experience placement within a degree, consider a 4 year sandwich course with 1 or 2 work experience placements and internationally if you wish. 



Unsure about your next steps? Trying to decide on further study or employment? Well why not do both......gain your degree in the workplace for free and get paid!

For more information on aprenticeships click here Info On Apprenticeships and Where To Find Them - Ralph Allen School


Want help exploring and choosing a subject to study at university?

What University Course Should You Study? (

Subjects | UCAS

Need guidance on how to apply and personal statements, gap years or clearing?

For more information, click here Undergraduate | UCAS


Online University

You can gain a HNC, HND or degree online in the comfort of your own home. You don;t need any spectic entry requirements and you can get a student loan to pay towards your first degree. 

You may want to consider online uni if you:

  • You may not want to go to university but want to further your education
  •  Feel want other options to reduce cost of courses
  • Want to build your own degree
  • Retrain in the future
  • Or just add another string to your bow and continue to study other areas of interest
  • Or you find further education, university or employment a little challenaging at the moment for whatever reason, you can study from home full time or part time.

Here are two online universities to explore:

Open University:The Open University | Courses and Qualifications

Cambridge University: Course search | Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) (


University Residential and tasters days

Residential Insight into University 2023 applications is 3rd of January 2023. Spaces on each course are limited,  don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience STEM studies at university for Y12  flyer 

 For more information click here and don’t miss out – places on each course are limited!


Industrial Cadets accredited summer school can help you decide which STEM degree course might be right for you and also enhance your UCAS application. Courses run over 4 or 5 days where Yr12 students get a taster of university life and an insight into a specific STEM subject. In summer 2023 these will include:


Ø  Materials Science at University of Oxford

Ø  Maths at Lancaster University 

Ø  Broad-based Engineering at University of Sheffield

Ø  Materials Science at University of Cambridge

Ø  Robotics & Autonomous Systems at University of Liverpool

Ø  Mechanical Engineering at UCL

Ø  Life Sciences at University of Warwick – details coming soon

Ø  Aerospace Engineering at University of Liverpool – details coming soon


It’s just like studying at university! You will get the opportunity to experience university style lectures and work on activities and group projects with the support of academics and student mentors. Throughout the duration of the course, you will stay in halls of residence and will take part in social activities in the evenings.


For dates, cost, requirements, content of each course and the application form, please click here.


Check out our FAQs page if you have any questions or contact our student support team on


To hear what students had to say about their residential summer course last summer, please click here



The Russell Group Universities


University of Sheffield Taster days

Subject tasters | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield

Employer Careers Events

On this page you'll find job and apprenticeship vacanices, training opportunities and employer careers event.

Next Level Training Apprenticeship Open Event

Event TBC

Next Level Training | Apprenticeships | Skills | Training

Next Level are an apprenticeship training provider specialising in business apprenticeships in Bristol & the South West.

This is a jam packed afternoon filled with interesting facts on apprenticeships, a chance to see the training facilities, meet & greet with current employers and students, a free business workshop to help you gain new skills, and some fun quizzes and quick fire rounds.

We run the current programmes:

  • Customer Service Level 2
  • Business Administration Level 3
  • Digital Marketing Level 3
  • Team Leading/Supervisor Level 3


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Professional Apprenticeships

Are you considering a career in Business, Accounting or Finance, perhaps Engineering or Technology? If so, we have something we think you might be interested in! 

One thing we do know is that all of you will be continuously looking for ways to enhance your CV / Personal Statement through attending Insight Events and Online Webinars as well as perhaps gaining some possible Work Experience.

Some of the employers include - PwC, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, British Airways, BT, Mazars, Grant Thornton, Siemens and Mott MacDonald to name a few! 

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Construction Apprenticeships

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Please call 0117 298 0822 or email

  • Creating Careers in Construction 
  • We employ construction apprentices (typically aged 16-21 years) 
  • Our apprentices include T-level / BTEC graduates, college learners and school-leavers 
  • All build impressive CVs on placements with either main contractors or subcontractors
  • And study with local colleges and independent training providers ✓Support and guidance 
  • Our apprentices stay local, have shorter travel times and can usually live at home 
  • We provide PPE, health & safety training, insurance, reliable pay, and more o Our academic supervision ensures we can oversee progress to completion with us 
  • Each of our apprentices has a pastoral Mentor for ongoing support and guidance
  •  Our team have Enhanced DBS, Safeguarding, Prevent, & Mental Health First Aid
  •  We employ a Designated Safeguarding Lead ✓Our offer
  •  We employ apprentices on entry-level pathways into the industry –
  •  L2 Trades – incl. Brick, Carpentry (& L3), Groundworks, Plastering, Scaffolding  L4 Technicians – Quantity Surveying, Design & Build, Civil Engineering (& L3)
  •  L3 & L4 Management Trainees – Construction Support and Site Supervisor
  •  We can negotiate flexible start dates with local colleges and training providers


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