Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Practical Opportunities for tomorrow's engineers

I want to put some energy into my future
Technical Engineering Development Programme

East and West Midlands
£16-18k + excellent benefits

Want to get more from your training? Our business is built on having the very best people available to keep the lights on for millions of people. This is a great opportunity to become one of them - and to be paid a competitive wage from day one. Best of all, we'll give you all the support you need to develop and grow throughout the programme (which will last for at least three years). And when you've achieved your Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering, you'll able to fulfill your potential by making a real difference to the future of energy.

To take part, you'll need A-levels (A/B grades) in Maths and a Science, or an ONC or Technical Certificate Level 3 (or equivalent) in electrical engineering. During your first 12 months of training you'll be based remotely throughout the Midlands attending our Engineering Academy and other sites, so you'll need a full driving licence. We're looking for people who can bring great team-working, communication and organisational skills. Drive and determination are also essential, as is strong safety awareness, balanced with a willingness to take on new challenges.

If you want to use your energy to shape the future, Click here

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

National Apprenticeship Services

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) can provide bite-size information about Apprenticeships for every student who is interested in receiving it, in the form of a regular e-shot.

All you need to do is send an e-mail giving your full name to with the word ‘Learner’ in the subject title.

We can then send you tailor-made e-shots to inform you about:

·           what an Apprenticeship is;
·           new Apprenticeship opportunities;
·           registering on Apprenticeship vacancies, our on-line system that allows you to search, view and apply for Apprenticeships

Monday, 28 March 2011

Student Loan Applications for University

For immediate release March 2011


Are you going to university or college in the autumn? Apply now for student finance

If you're going to university or college in autumn 2011, it’s time to apply for your student loan. You can apply for finance before you have a confirmed university place. Visit for more information and a series of ‘how to videos’ to help you apply now.

Make sure that you have all the information you need from your parents or sponsors to complete your application. If you don’t get your application in by 31st May, you may not receive all of your first instalment at the start of the new academic year.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Engineering Apprenticeship Opportunities at British Sugar

British Sugar is the UK's leading sugar supplier and the most cost-efficient sugar producer in Europe and offers a fantastic Apprenticeship scheme. So if you'd rather earn while you learn, with a mixture of on-the-job training and college study, leading to a valuable qualification or two at the end of it all, this could be right up your street.

Click HERE for more information

George (at ASDA) Degree Programme

Paul Jenkins is the Talent Manager for George at Asda. This is what he has to say about the George Degree Programme....

Starting in September 2011, we have a great scheme that can offer your students the best of everything. They can have it all. A degree, a career, university lifestyle, and even a salary! Run over two years, they’ll complete a practical and vocational Retail Foundation Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. Designed with employers, the degree will give your students the skills that retailers demand.

Over these two years, they’ll be based at George’s Head Office and spend their first year learning the business and developing their commercial skills. In the second year they’ll keep on developing these skills, but their focus will be on working in one role.

Whether they’ve a head for business and analysis, or a passion for fashion, we will add on-the-job experience to their studies. We’ll help them to understand everything from store operations to stock planning. Every minute they spend here will be worthwhile as they’ll get to completely understand our business through a range of roles.

All of this investment in your students will leave them with enviable career opportunities, a qualification, and an amazing breadth of knowledge. So, if your students are George material, they should definitely be part of the George Collection.

Your students can make something amazing here in Lutterworth, Leicestershire with George. If you’d like to find out more, you can contact me on 01455 884 174 01455 884 174 or visit  and click ‘the George experience’.

If you think this could be right for you, don't hang around. Contact them now!

Find out more about a career in the Financial Services Industry

Gain the skills and knowledge to underpin a successful career within the financial services industry.
The ifs School of Finance is holding a series of regional open house events in April to enable you to find out more about their part-time qualifications:
  1. Professional Certificate in Banking 
  2. Foundation Degree in Banking Practice and Management 
  3. Professional Diploma in Banking Practice and Management 
  4. BSc (Hons) in Banking Practice and Management

To find out more visit our regional open house events:

  6 April 2011, Birmingham

 6 April 2011, London

 12 April 2011, Manchester

 13 April 2011, Bristol

  For more information please click here.

  Open days

Our ‘drop in’ sessions will enable you to discuss your options face-to-face with one of our advisers. There is no need to pre-book, our advisers will be ready to meet you and assist with any enquiries.

  Open evenings

Our open evenings will have a more structured format with a presentation and question and answer session. We do ask that you register your attendance if you would like to attend one of our open evenings.


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