Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Science Apprenticeship opportunities



Cogent Skills

Are you about to finish school or college and aren't sure what to do next?

Cogent Skills' Apprenticeship Service works alongside employers to promote Apprenticeships in the science industries. From Business Administration to Science Technician, we have roles to suit everybody.
Working in the science industries is very rewarding:
  • Young workers are in high demand in the sector
  • There are great progression opportunities
  • Workers in the science industries generally earn higher wages than other industries
Don't miss out! Current opportunities include:
Polymer Processing Apprenticeship, Wallgate Ltd, Wilton
Assist in the manufacture of polymer based products and liaise with the technical team on new products and developments.
Degree Apprenticeship in Lab Science, High Force Research, Durham
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a young person who wishes to pursue a career in analytical sciences and study Chemistry to degree level.
Higher Apprenticeship in Chemical Sciences, Takeda, Cambridge
A fantastic opportunity to gain a Foundation Degree in one of the world's most important pharmaceutical centres.
Advanced Laboratory Technician, Green Biologics, Oxford
The Laboratory Technician ensures that the laboratory is, prepared, safe and fit for purpose for the execution of experimental work by the research and development scientists
Injection Moulding Apprenticeship, Miniplas, Hertfordshire
As a Level 2 Injection Moulding apprentice, you will work in a thermoplastic injection moulding facility you will help operate the injection moulding process.

View all our Apprenticeship vacancies now and register to our talent pool to keep up to date with our vacancies. Visit the Cogent Skills website
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Find a Traineeship, now


A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.  They are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.  Good candidates are young people who have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience. 
Traineeship opportunities are available to search on the Find a Traineeship site. To find out more about Traineeships visit the website.

Find an Apprenticeship now

With the exam results period fast approaching many young people will be considering their next steps - whether to study further or to start work immediately.  Apprenticeships are an excellent way to earn and learn at some of the UK’s top companies.  

It is also an ideal time for young people to register on the new Find an apprenticeship vacancy site, there are up to 25,000 vacancies in more than 170 industries, covering over 1,500 job roles across England (see the framework factsheet for a list of the types of apprenticeships available).

The How to write a winning apprenticeship application guide has been updated and is available on the website for download. It provides step by step guidance on how to register on the vacancy site.  It also gives hints and tips on tailoring an apprenticeship application to make sure it stands out from the crowd.

With the growth of higher and degree apprenticeships young people now have a real alternative to traditional university study. There are 75 higher and degree apprenticeships available including foundation degree HNDs and full honours degrees.  They cover more than 100 different job roles ranging from legal services to banking, engineering to public relations, with many more in development.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Cambridge University Press Customer Service Apprenticeship Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen at one of Cambridge's most prestigious Publishing firms, the Cambridge University Press.  The post is for Customer Services, and more details can be found at this web address -
The Recruitment Manager asked for the following information to be included in this post too...

"Whilst excellent exam grades are always impressive, we are particularly interested in finding people (post GCSE as well as post A Level) who have a bit of fire and drive in them, who are ambitious and hungry to forge a career with Cambridge University Press".
Good luck.

Care & Learning Centre Assistant Vacancy for Gap Year

Monkfield Park Primary School

School Lane, Great Cambourne, Cambs CB23 5AX

Telephone: 01954 273377

Headteacher – Mrs Sarah Jarman  

Monkfield Park Care & Learning Centre in Cambourne is based on the site of Monkfield Park Primary School, operating under arrangements for extended schools. The provision offers a range of services to families in the community, providing pre-school from 2 years to 5 years, together with breakfast, after school and holiday clubs for 2 years to 11 years.  The Centre had a successful Ofsted Inspection in February 2014, where it was rated in all categories as good. 

Due to an increase in children attending the Centre, the following temporary post is required as soon as possible, working 37 hours per week, 52 weeks, on a rota shift basis between 7.45 am to 6.15 pm, Monday to Friday:-

Care & Learning Centre Assistant (£13,871 to £14,338 per annum, plus corresponding annual leave entitlement and bank holidays) – contract ends 31st August 2016 

To be considered for shortlisting, you will have GCSE A-C or equivalent in Maths and English. On a daily basis you will be working with children aged 2 to 11, with differing needs.  A “can do” attitude towards all tasks is essential in this role.  This is an ideal post for gap year students wishing to gain experience in working with children. 

Monkfield Park Care & Learning Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The above post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Please call for an application pack.  (CV applications will not be considered.)  Visits welcome – please contact Mrs Juliet Ferris, Care & Learning Centre Manager, on 01954 273301. 

Closing date:               16th July 2015 at 12 noon
Interview date:            21st July 2015 pm

Friday, 3 July 2015

Addenbrookes Young Person's Volunteering Programme

Addenbrookes have introduced a new Young Person’s Volunteering Programme designed for 16 – 19 year olds in full-time education. This programme will give young applicants a better volunteering experience and is tailored to the specific age group.   The first cohort will start in September 2015 and the closing date for applications is 22nd July 2015. Full information can be found on their website

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Voluntary Services on 01223 586616 or