Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Dixons Carphone Degree Apprenticeships  

Dixons Carphone are recruiting for their Retail Management Degree Apprenticeship which starts in September 2018. The programme takes 3 years. The starting salary is £14,600 

They are recruiting for 25 stores across the UK, including Cambridge. Anyone who is interested can apply here: 

The entry requirement is 104 UCAS points. Successful candidates will attend Sheffield Hallam University on block release. On completion they will be awarded BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Management, with no student debt.

Good luck!

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Degree Apprenticeships with Morrisons


Now your students don’t have to choose between starting their career or studying towards a degree. At Morrisons, we are giving hard-working school and college leavers the chance to have the best of both worlds.
Delivered in partnership with the University of Bradford and Sheffield Hallam University, students can now work towards a BSc (Hons) Management and Business Degree while preparing for a brilliant management career within our unique food retail business.
Not only do we pay all their course fees (including study leave travel and accommodation costs), but they get to work and earn a salary while studying – so money is never a concern.
We’re looking for resilient and determined students to join us in these programmes:
·                        Logistics Degree Apprenticeship
·                        Manufacturing Degree Apprenticeship
·                        Retail Degree Apprenticeship
·                        Corporate Degree Apprenticeship
To find out more about these Apprenticeships and to hear from some of our current apprentices:


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What are we looking for? resilience, determination, flexibility and good leadership skills. Students will need a minimum of 104 UCAS points (based on the new UCAS tariff or 260 based on the old tariffs).
In 2018 we’re recruiting over 70 Degree Apprentices across England.
On our website we’ve got lots of FAQs, a parent zone, insights into our benefits and development programmes etc… so if you, your students or your student’s parents want to know more about what kind of future Morrisons can offer them we’ve got it covered.
Our deadline for applications is Monday 12th March 2018 but we’d encourage students to register their interest and start completing their application as soon as possible.



Rounded Rectangle: Find out more and Apply

Friday, 26 January 2018

National Audit Office College Leaver Programme

National Audit Office (NAO)

Study to become a chartered accountant straight from school/college with NAO's school/college leaver programme. NAO inspects public spending of government departments, agencies and public bodies, so a career at NAO is an opportunity to make a difference to our society. Available in London and Newcastle.

GSK Apprenticeship opportunities


Pharmaceuticals company GSK make medicines. They're offering apprenticeships in high-skilled technical roles as well as the non-technical parts of the company. You could work in the lab as a technician, researcher scientist, or train in HR, Graphic Design, Engineering, Sales or Manufacturing.


BDO are a global professional services firm who help other companies with things like tax and auditing. They have 4 school leaver programmes to choose from - in Tax, Auditing, Advisory and Outsourcing. They also have a Summer School work experience programme to help students gain skills and experience by working on real projects.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Free Lecture by the IET: The future of Computing and the Internet of Things

Dr. Krisztian Flautner, Vice President of Technology at ARM

With classical technology scaling running out of steam, predictions of doom and gloom about the
future of the computer business abound. However, as we move from an era of human-centric
connectivity to a new machine-centric era, there are numerous opportunities to innovate, providing
solutions that can scale to hundreds of billions or even trillions of interconnected intelligent
devices. The defining feature of this era will be that computers become invisible and move from
attention-grabbing devices into  the background. For some this is utopia, for others it conjures
the imagery of George Orwell. This talk will examine the technology underpinnings of this
interconnected future and explore how the notion of trust must evolve to keep pace with both
engineering and social developments. How do we measure trust? How do we design trustworthy systems when no one has full control and overall understanding? How do we know that artificial intelligence is doing what it is supposed to? ...
The Prestige Lecture will be given by Dr. Krisztian Flautner who is vice president of technology at
ARM. Previously, Kris was general manager of the Internet of Things Business Unit and VP of
Research and Development at ARM. He is focused on new business opportunities and the proliferation of ARM technologies. He received a PhD  in computer science and engineering, along with a number of other degrees, from the University of Michigan, where he has also served as a visiting scholar.  He has authored or co-authored over 80 publications, including key contributions on  computer architecture, software, and microarchitecture. Dr. Flautner received various best paper awards including the 2017 ISCA influential paper award for  groundbreaking research in power-efficient computing, to show that at least one of these ideas received broad adoption by the industry and researchers alike.

Contact name:
Date: Thursday 8 February 2018 at 6:30 pm
Venue: Churchill College, Wolfson Hall, Storey's Way Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Free Lecture for those interested in the development of the "Cambridge Phenomenon"

The Pye Story

Bob Bates and Richard Howes of the Pye History Trust

Pye can be considered as one of the founding companies of the Cambridge Phenomenon. Bob Bates and Richard Howes of the Pye History Trust will tell the story of how Pye grew from a start-up in

a garden shed in Cambridge in 1896 until it became one of the leading UK technology companies. At its peak in 1966 it had more than 60 companies, over 20 overseas companies employing 30,000 staff

worldwide with 7,000 employees based in the Cambridge area. The story as presented will describe some of the key people who drove the company and give an overview of the innovative technologies and products that the company produced. Finally, the fall of the company and how it was taken over will be presented.

Contact name:

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018 at 6:30pm

Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Lord Ashcroft Building, East Road

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1PT.


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is working to engineer a better world. We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology

innovation to meet the needs of society. The Institution of Engineering and Technology is registered as a Charity in England and Wales (No. 211014) and Scotland (No. SCO38698).

Cambridge Network

Another free lecture by the Institute of Engineering and Technology

Dr Wes Maru, Oil and Gas Measurement Ltd. (OGM), Ely.
In 2017 the Oil and Gas industry spent $400 billion on capital expenditure and employed 350,000
people in the UK. Oil and Gas remains an important industry for the UK and is heavily reliant on
instrumentation systems to ensure the industry operates safely and efficiently.
Dr. Wes Maru, R & D Manager, of OGM Ltd., based in Ely, will talk about measurement systems and instrumentation in the oil and gas industry and in particular on the flow measurement
instrumentations that are installed, including those widely employed in Custody Transfer
Applications.  Ultrasonic and Turbine Flow Metering devices as well as Mixing and Sampling Systems that are characterised via Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Electrical Capacity Tomography (ECT), will be presented as well as the techniques for how flows are predicted using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
The devices deployed for Custody Transfer Applications are usually referred to as the “Cash
Register” of the industry as they are used to enable transactions between oil buyers and sellers.
They are also used to set government taxation and are required to achieve the highest possible
accuracy, repeatability and reliability, which is a never ending operational and technological
challenge. For the public these devices not only determine energy bills but also the cost of weekly
Dr Wes Maru is a recognised expert in multi-phase flow tomography and modelling and was awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Award in 2016. He has published papers and presented at conferences on measurement systems in  Oil and Gas.

Contact name: Date: Thursday 17 May 2018 at 6:30pm
Venue: Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 0, Trumpington Street, Cambridge,
CB2 1PZ Registration:

Free Lecture by the Institute of Engineering and Technology

Dr. Andrew Fitzgibbon FREng FBCS FIAPR, Partner Scientist at Microsoft
HoloLens is a self-contained wearable computer that enables you to engage with 3D virtual objects
(“holograms”) in the world around you.  It is also a miracle of engineering, with speech and hand
gesture recognition and an internal positioning system that calculates its location in the world to
great accuracy with no external infrastructure. Dr. Andrew Fitzgibbon FREng FBCS FIAPR, is a
Partner Scientist at Microsoft HoloLens based in Cambridge who will talk about some of the
engineering challenges faced in building this device and show how it exemplifies the value of STEM
subjects. He will also talk more generally about the scientific and engineering challenges we face
looking to the future of such devices.
Andrew is best known for his work on 3D vision, having been a core contributor to the
Emmy-award-winning 3D camera tracker “boujou” and Kinect for Xbox 360, but his interests are broad,
spanning computer vision, graphics, machine learning, and occasionally a little neuroscience.

Contact name:
Date: Thursday 19 April 2018 at 18:30 hrs
Venue: Cambridge University Engineering Departrment, Trumpington Street Cambridge, CB2 1PZ

24/1/18 – Annual Apprenticeship Careers Event

The college welcomed 23 organisations from a broad range of disciplines yesterday, all championing the potential for progression from Long Road via Apprenticeships.  Within these organisations, we had companies in the STEM sector such as Medimune and the LGC Group, whilst Thales and Arcus Global ensured that students learned of opportunities in the IT sector.  Engineering, another local hot spot, was covered by Carters Construction with able support from the Institute of Engineering and TechnologyBidwells (Estate Agency), Lloyds Bank and First Intuition (Accountancy training), presented opportunities that might appeal to those with their minds set upon Business opportunities.  The Army and Navy alerted students to a broad range of opportunities as far reaching as health care and administration (not just combat!), whilst the presence of the College of West Anglia, the College of Animal Welfare and CRC all helped us to fulfil our requirement to ensure that students are aware of a broad range of progression routes.  Finally, Ridgeons, Envigo, PA Consulting and the Local Authority’s Enablement Service promoted awareness of more opportunities in the local region.  Feedback from students and exhibitors alike was very positive, whilst those teachers who brought their classes to the event were very pleased that it had helped students to link their course with potential future destinations (some even sorted out work experience on the spot!) 

 A big thank you to all those who were involved and we look forward to positive future outcomes.

The Progression and Careers Department

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Apprenticeship Event in the Student Centre

We are very excited to see the range of organisations coming to the STUDENT CENTRE, today between 10.30 and 1.30, to talk about APPRENTICESHIPS.

ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME, even if you think you will be going to university eventually.

This is a great way to gain a better understanding of the Apprenticeship option, helping you to make a balanced decision about the future (even if it is to confirm that this is not the route for you!)

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Are you Open to work that excites? Retail opportunities available at TJX Europe

A little bit about us
You might not have heard of TJX Europe, but you’ve probably heard of our brands – TK Maxx and Homesense. So you may already know about our somewhat different approach to retail. It all revolves around the idea of Off-Price Retailing which, in short, means we offer quality labels for less. We do this by empowering our buyers to make decisions on the spot. They’re on the hunt throughout the year, buying merchandise from thousands of vendors around the world. It’s about thinking fast, being creative and making great deals. This means that no two deliveries are ever the same. And neither are any two days. It’s an unconventional approach which is echoed throughout all areas of TJX Europe.
A little bit about you
We offer Graduate Programmes, Placements and Apprenticeships across the different areas of our business – including Merchandising & Buying, Finance, Product Development, Marketing, Logistics and Loss Prevention. Whichever route you take, you’ll start with a comprehensive induction and then continue to develop yourself through a series of workshops and training programmes. All of which will enable you to take on responsibility quickly.
*Fiscal year ending January 30, 2017
To find out more or apply click here
or search TJX early careers

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Addenbrookes - job opportunities

If you have ever wondered about securing a job at Addenbrookes or any of the other Cambridgeshire hospitals, then please be aware that there will be a Recruitment Open Day on 10/2 at the Addenbrookes site.  Jobs covered include medical positions, but they have information about non-medical roles in the hospitals too.  For more information, look on the Addenbrookes website, or alternatively check out there Facebook and Twitter Feeds below:


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

And now for a job opportunity that's a little different!

Sponsored training. Professional qualifications. A long-term career. Jump aboard.
As a BP Shipping Cadet you’ll have a career like no other. Working on one of the world’s most sophisticated fleets on highly specialised work is why training is so important. We’ll ensure that whilst you’re spending periods of time at sea, your time is also split between leisure and study for your internationally-recognised Seafarer’s License.
If you have the discipline, professionalism, and the determination to learn; we will set you up with a long-lasting career and friends from all over the world. By the end of our three-year programme, you’ll be a trained officer with a globally-recognised qualification and an exciting career to look forward to.
Whether you join us as a Deck Cadet, Engineering Cadet or Electro Technical Cadet, you’ll be a key part of the crew, working amongst breathtaking scenery and multi-million dollar technology.
So if you’re looking for an extraordinary and challenging programme that will propel you into a rewarding career with BP, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Applications are closing soon.
Closing date: Wednesday 31st January 2018.
Click here to apply

Friday, 12 January 2018

The UK Power Networks Apprenticeship Programme - opportunities




2018 Foundation Apprentice Programme

This is an exciting opportunity to become an apprentice in UK Power Networks with opportunities to progress within a highly respected company. UK Power Networks has the largest electricity distribution network covering London, the East of England and the South East with more than eight million customers to whom we distribute electricity.

Job Purpose

The UK Power Networks Apprenticeship Programme, endorsed by E&U Skills and Accredited by the IET, provides the opportunity for individuals to become fully trained, qualified and competent “craft” persons in an electrical distribution industry in one of the following trade’s cable jointing, overhead lines or electrical plant fitting.

Principal Accountabilities:

Apprentices are expected to learn all aspects of their chosen craft and apply the knowledge, skills and techniques gained through the Apprenticeship Programme competently, safely and in accordance with Network standards.

Apprentices will follow a Trailblazer Apprenticeship Framework which will include a Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering and a competency based qualification in Electrical Power Engineering whilst on the Programme. Apprentices are expected to undertake duties in accordance with their chosen craft:
  • Jointers - Jointing duties, such as the maintenance & restoration of electrical supplies on the UK Power Networks distribution system, by means of carrying out jointing repairs on the HV and LV cable networks under the supervision of the area team as appropriate.
  • Overhead Linespersons - Overhead linesperson duties, such as the maintenance & restoration of electrical supplies on the UK Power Networks distribution system and carrying out reinforcements and new connections under the supervision of the area team as appropriate.
  • Fitters - Maintenance fitter duties, such as electrical fitting activities on plant (construction, maintenance and fault rectification as required) under the supervision of the area team as appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
  • Suitable applicants will be new to the power distribution industry and have recently achieved or be on course to achieve GCSE’s Grades A to D or 3 to 9 in English, Maths and Science/Technology or equivalent or higher level secondary education qualifications such as A levels or BTEC.
We were the first electricity distributor named in the Sunday Times’ 25 ‘Best Big Companies to Work For’ and also hold the title of Utility of the Year (2016, 2015 and 2012). We’re striving to become an employer of choice, a responsible and respected corporate citizen and sustainably cost efficient. Achieving such objectives means we have embraced a culture based on values of integrity, continuous development, diversity and inclusivity, respect, unity and responsibility.
If you share these values, want to play a role influencing the energy industry’s future and want to join a critical sector at a critical time of change then we believe our unique combination of classroom training, hands-on work and real life experience as well as a competitive starting salary of £14,996 per annum as well as other benefits will get your career with us off to a flying start!
We hope to hear from you soon!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Are you interested in studying in the USA?

Sutton Trust US Programme

The Sutton Trust US Programme closes for applications this weekend on Sunday 14 January. This is the last chance for year 12 students (S5 in Scotland, Year 13 in Northern Ireland) to apply to join the programme.

Students can apply now:

Last year, we helped 62 students gain places at top US universities, with the costs covered by financial aid and scholarships.

You can see biographies of successful students now studying in the US here:

Students currently on the programme have made this video about why they would recommend other students apply:

What is it?

The Sutton Trust US Programme is an 18 month-long programme for talented Year 12 students from across the UK. It includes two residentials in London to help programme participants explore US study, before all 150 students spend a week doing the Programme's summer school at US universities (last year we stayed at MIT or Yale), during which we visit a number of universities in the US. As the students go into Year 13, if they want to apply for US universities alongside their UCAS options, we will support them, their families and their schools with the application process, including further UK residentials.

So far in five years, we have helped more than 250 British students go to top US universities with scholarships from the universities.

The programme is delivered by the Fulbright Commission, who are experts in helping students in the UK study degrees in the US.

How much does it cost for the students?

The programme is FREE for students - including travel, food, accommodation, admissions test preparation and more.

Who are we looking for?

We select 150 students to take part each year. These students will:

  • Currently be in Year 12 or equivalent (eg S5 in Scotland, Year 13 in Northern Ireland)
  • Attend a state school or college
  • Not hold US citizenship
  • Be from a low-income family (generally, this will mean a household earning £45,000 or less)

We are looking for applicants that meet all or most of these criteria:

  • England and Northern Ireland: Have achieved at least eight GCSEs at grade A or 7 or above
  • Wales: Have achieved at least eight GCSEs at grade A or above
  • Scotland: Have achieved at least six B passes at National 5 or above
  • Show a commitment to the programme and interest in US culture and higher education
  • Have a strong school reference

We welcome applicants from across the UK, and individuals from a broad range of ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

When is the deadline for students to apply?

Students must submit their application by Sunday, 14 January 2018.

However, we strongly advise they get started earlier, as the application form requires some thinking!

Where can I find out more and apply?

There's lots more information on our website: and the application form can also be found there.

For student videos about their US week summer school:

I am interested in learning more about US study, where can I find out more?

Aside from the Sutton Trust US Programme, Fulbright offers advice and support for students, teachers and parents looking at US universities. Check out our guide to US study and also College Day in September 2018.