Employment, Apprenticeships and Gap Years

Cover sheet for Post 18 Applications

Post 18 Options Presentation 2022

Employment and Apprenticeships

Employment opportunities and apprenticeships are available to students across a wide range of industries such as Business, Finance, Law, Retail, Construction, Engineering, Health Care, Hospitality, to name a few.

Apprenticeships are an option for many students who want to start their career directly after GCSEs or A Levels. Students will spend the majority of their time with an employer, whilst also continuing to study for further training and qualifications.

Useful Resources and Factsheets

All About Apprenticeships

Government Apprenticeship Advice

Prospects Apprenticeships

The Apprenticeship Guide


Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships Presentation – High Fliers Research

Apprenticeship Presentation

The Graduate Market in 2022

Searching for Employment and Apprenticeships

The Careers Department is often notified of vacancies with local companies which can be communicated to students who have registered with us as seeking particular employment opportunities.

The websites below are examples of recruitment search engines:

UCAS Degree Apprenticeships

Government Apprenticeship Finder

Government Job Search


Get My First Job

Not Going to Uni

Rate My Apprenticeship

CITB – Find an Apprenticeship

Estio Apprenticeships

CVs, Letters of Application and Interview Support

The Careers Department can help students with searching for job opportunities, CV writing and application support, interview preparation and practice, and organising work experience.

Covering Letter Example

Letters of Application

Personal Statement Preparation

Wider Reading and Super-Curricular Engagement

Volunteering Opportunities

CV Writing

CV Example Post 16

CV Example Post 18

Interview skills

Planning a Gap Year

A Gap Year is typically the year between the end of your Sixth Form studies and the start of a Higher Education course or employment/apprenticeship. Students can use the year as an opportunity to experience life outside of education and gain skills and experiences whilst taking the time to reflect on their next steps.

Organising a Gap Year

Gap Year Presentation

Africa and Asia Venture

The Gap Year Hub

GVI Planet

Everything is Possible

i-to-i Teach English Abroad and Online

Projects Abroad

Project Trust

Year Out Group

Year in Industry

Other Useful Careers Websites: click here

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