Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Training Scheme for 18-25 year olds intrerested in documentaries and/or factual programme making

The Grierson Trust DocLab is an all paid for training scheme for young people aged 18-25 who are interested in working in documentaries and/or factual programme making.   Run by The Grierson Trust, it seeks to support and find new voices not currently represented on our screens, and to provide new entrants the financial support to enable them to pursue a career in this sector.  Production companies that are supporting the scheme include:  Century Films (Mumbai High: The Musical); Lightbox (Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man), The Garden (24 Hours in A&E) and Minnow Films (SAS: Who Dares Wins).

We are interested in applications from a range of backgrounds - by that we are not solely seeking individuals who have studied film and media.  Last year we had trainees from different parts of the UK, who had studied physics, English, history and geography amongst other subjects.  In other years, we have had non-graduates and unemployed young people on the programme. 

Successful applicants will access:

  • A 4 day residential training lab in Birmingham
  • Attending the Sheffield Doc Festival
  • A Shoot/Edit training weekend
  • 2 week paid placement with a production company
  • An industry mentor
  • Receive ongoing bespoke support to help with next steps

All costs (travel, expenses, attending selection day, etc.) will be paid for by The Grierson Trust, wherever the young person is based in the UK. .

We are now taking applications and the closing date is 5pm Tues 29 March.  If the applicant is shortlisted they will be invited to Birmingham for the selection day on Thurs 21 April; and those who are successful are then invited back to Birmingham in May for the residential.

Information with all details, including the application form can be found here:

If you have any questions please do get in touch ( 

Monday, 21 March 2016

Apprenticeships at Prudential Plc

Weekly Wage
From £288.75
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Apprenticeships at Prudential Plc: Prudential Plc is an international financial services group who are seeking self-motivated and conscientious apprentices who will enjoy working as part of a team. There are apprenticeship vacancies across Customer Service, Digital, Marketing, Finance, Information Risk and Security which all include professional qualifications.

Minimum requirements: 5 GCSEs grades A-C.

Apprenticeships at The Royal Bank of Scotland

Weekly Wage
From £253.05
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Apprenticeships at The Royal Bank of Scotland: RBS have big ambitions for apprentices. Available opportunities include Business Administration, Customer Service, Relationship Management and Technology. They're seeking individuals with new ideas, potential, and passion for customer service who will gain the technical expertise to impact their bank in the months and years ahead. Search 'The Royal Bank of Scotland'.

Minimum requirements: Two GCSEs grades A-C.

Accountancy, Audit and Tax Higher Apprenticeships at Mazars

Weekly Wage
From £259.50
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Accountancy, Audit and Tax Higher Apprenticeships at Mazars: Mazars is an international organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services. Their exciting 24 month programmes will allow you to join their firm and support the internal accountancy, audit or tax teams. You will work across with a broad range of clients or teams, covering a number of sectors sizes.

Minimum requirements: 280 UCAS points 5 GCSEs at grades A-C including a grade B in Maths and English Language.

Accountancy, Audit and Tax Higher Apprenticeships at RSM

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From £192.00
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Accountancy, Audit and Tax Higher Apprenticeships at RSM: RSM is one of the most successful companies in the U.K. If you have the ability to work well with people and clients, then an apprenticeship with them could be for you. Dive straight into the tax, audit or the accountancy world and learn the skills and qualifications you'll need to succeed. These programmes range from two - three years, all whilst earning a salary.

Minimum requirements: 280 UCAS points, 5 GCSEs grades A-C including grade B in Maths and English Language.

Accountancy, Audit and Tax Higher Apprenticeships

Weekly Wage
From £266.60
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Accountancy, Audit and Tax Higher Apprenticeships: Don't miss you chance to join BDO, part of the world's fifth largest accountancy networks. There's a range of two year Higher Apprenticeship opportunities available that all allow you to start your career whilst working towards the professional qualifications you will need to progress in accountancy, audit or tax.

Minimum requirements: 280 UCAS points, 5 GCSEs grades A-C including grade B and above in English and Maths (or equivalent).

Apprentice Solicitor

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From £288.40
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Apprentice Solicitor (Level 7): Be amongst the first to join the new Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship whilst gaining experience within an international law firm. Upon successful completion of the 6 year programme, you will be a qualified solicitor, BPP University Law School will also award you a law degree (LLB). If you are keen to kick start your career in the world of law then start your search today.

Minimum requirements: 300 UCAS points 5 GCSEs grade C or above including B in English and Maths.

Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship at Santander:

Milton Keynes/Leicester
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Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship at Santander: If you want to launch your career, make banking simpler for customers and earn your degree, this four-year apprenticeship could be for you. Learn the inner workings of one of the world's leading banks – as well as the technical skills to change the future of banking. You will be awarded with a BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions once completed.

Minimum requirements: 260 UCAS points, GCSE Maths and English Grade C.

Audit and Tax Higher Apprenticeships at Deloitte

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Up to £402.50
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Audit and Tax Higher Apprenticeships at Deloitte: The BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship Schemes are four-year programmes that will give you all the exposure, experience, training and support you need to forge ahead in the world of business. Your studies will be fully funded all while you earn a salary. You'll also get paid time off to learn, attend tuition and sit exams. After only a few years, you'll be in a position to explore all the fantastic opportunities within the world's leading professional services firm. Interested?

Minimum requirements: 260 UCAS points, GCSE grade B Maths and C English (or equivalent).

Solicitor Higher Apprenticeship opportunity


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Friday, 18 March 2016

Coca Cola Apprenticeship Programme Opportunities...

What you become a part of
Are you wondering what to do after you finish college, which direction to take in order to kick start your career?  
Have you thought of becoming part of the World’s Biggest Soft Drink Brand in a role where you will work at the frontline with our customers, have a chance to understand our business and gain a deeper understanding of our products?
You will learn on the job and gain support and coaching from our management team. You do not need any previous sales experience as we will give you all the training and support you need to learn how to be a sales representative at CCE. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to
A sales role with Coca - Cola Enterprises (CCE) is like no other, and not just because you’ll be promoting products that are loved by millions around the globe.
You see, at CCE, we place great trust in our frontline field sales teams. We empower them to think creatively, which gives you the ability to have a real impact upon our business and your future.
What to expect
At CCE, we are offering a unique 12 month apprenticeship programme for you to come and join our organisation until X. Experience isn’t necessary, just the passion and enthusiasm to join our brand and ensuring that our customers drive growth and variety in each of their stores.
If you love the thought of becoming a part of the world’s biggest soft drink brand and working with a variety of different products, then why not join us on X , and be a part of the X apprentices to join our sales team!
The benefits of joining our apprenticeship programme: 
  • NUS membership card
  • Bonus scheme
  • Job Car for those roles based in London
  • Free car parking at Coca Cola sites
  • Discounts and Cashbacks
  • Training and Development on top of the apprenticeship scheme
  • Recognised national qualification
  • Team social activities
  • No weekends and no evenings
  • 25 days holiday and bank holidays
The top five things that you'll be doing as a sales representative: 
  • Building relationships with our customers through positive interactions and effective influencing skills.
  • Becoming a brand ambassador for CCE.
  • Providing and sharing intimate knowledge across the range of CCE products.
  • Managing accounts with the upmost professionalism and expertise to guarantee positive outcomes for our customers and CCE.
  • Utilising advanced selling techniques to promote our portfolio of products.
What we expect of you
  • Driving license (for outside sales rep roles in London only)
  • Creative
  • Team player
  • quick thinker, great communicator
  • 18 years old before the 1st August
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Good PC skills
A little more about our programme…
Number of vacancies: 10 apprentices in total; 5 opportunities in Peterborough, 5 London based
Annual wage: £13,000 annual salary paid every 4 weeks
Hours per week: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm, no evening or weekends.
Future prospects: opportunity to be offered a permanent position with the largest field sales national teams in the UK.
Employer description: From a secret recipe to a bold idea and very proud traditions, we build the future. Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) manufactures, distributes, sells and markets some of the world’s strongest brands in non-alcoholic beverages. We are part of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc, the leading Western European marketer, distributor, and producer of bottle and can non-alcoholic refreshments and the world’s third-largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Some of the brands you will find in our portfolio are  Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® and Caprisun®.
Leading brands, great people, growth and the reward that comes with it: the raw materials for success are right here. But still, success depends on our skilled management sharing thirst: a thirst for getting more and better from our people and systems, a thirst for pushing limits, and a thirst for the rigour and challenge of a fast moving business.

THANK YOU! to all exhibitors at the Long Road Careers Progression Event

On behalf of all staff and students at Long Road Sixth Form College, we would like to say a huge "Thank you" to all the exhibitors who attended and helped to make the Careers Progression Event  very positive and worthwhile yesterday.  Feedback was almost unanimously positive, with many commenting that it was  the best event of its kind in the Student Centre.  Certainly, those students who managed to secure Work Experience opportunities, jobs, or consideration on Apprenticeship Programmes all thought it was great.  Similarly, Gap Year organisations, charities present, and the NCS all raved about how switched on our students were, and how inspiring their keenness to sign up was.  Great news, and thank you all once again,

Careers Team

Monday, 14 March 2016

Careers Progression Event is almost upon us!

Thursday of this week sees 33 organisations coming into the Student Centre to speak to interested students!  The Annual Careers Progression Event is always successful due to the quality of exhibitors present, and year after year, we have students who attend, fully prepared to seek out an opportunity, and often managing to secure Jobs, Apprenticeships, Gap Year opportunities etc. This year, it could be you!

We have local and international businesses, representatives from the world of Science, ICT, NHS, Accountancy, Performing Arts, Voluntary Sector, Law, Construction, Transport etc.  The list goes on.  We also have stands dedicated to Apprenticeships (it is National Apprenticeship Week afterall!), National Citizenship Service, and alternatives to degrees/university.

Finally, for all those Year 2 students who feel lucky, simply fill in a short feedback questionnaire on the day and you could win an iPad mini! Easy!  So, remember....

Student Centre, 10.30 - 2.30 on Thursday 17th March


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