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Careers Bulletin 24 May 2024

Employment Info

  • Verallo - Accountancy Trainee Program - Henley-on-Thames

  • RAF - Apprenticeships - variety of roles and entry levels

General Information


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British Army Apprenticeships

The British Army is the largest employer provider of apprenticeships in the UK.  We have close to 15,000 apprentices currently enrolled on apprenticeships from Level 2 to Level 6 across more than 40 different programmes. That means that over 95% of soldiers enrol on an apprenticeship scheme when they start their initial trade training.


You’ll do the apprenticeship most relevant to your job role, as part of your initial trade training. The apprenticeships are designed with other employers, ensuring the training is to industry standards and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.


We remain committed to delivering and offering an apprenticeship to all and if there is a national apprenticeship standard available those who join will be able to access one. Where there is not one, we will seek an appropriate alternative provision.


40+ Apprenticeship Schemes

We run over 40 different apprenticeship schemes, these apprenticeships will help you promote in the Army and will be valued by employers when you decide to move on. The type of apprenticeship that you will do, will depend on your chosen role in the Army.


Types of Apprenticeships

Your apprenticeship will be on one of the following areas: Public services and health, Engineering, Communications & I.T, Animal care, Logistics, Construction , Business Administration. The type of apprenticeship that you will do, will depend on your chosen role in the Army.


There are three levels of apprenticeships for entry level soldier roles.



Intermediate apprenticeships are the first level of apprenticeship. An Intermediate apprenticeship is equivalent to five good GCSE passes. If you have not got GCSEs in Maths and English at 4-9, we’ll help you gain level 2 functional skills qualifications. The apprenticeship normally takes 12-18 months.


Advanced apprenticeships (Level 3) are equivalent to two A level passes or a T level pass. If you already have Level 3 qualifications, including A levels, the Advanced apprenticeship is a great way to gain practical, work-based skills and experience in a particular job and sector. Entry requirements vary, but typically you will need at least five GCSEs with grades 9 to 4/A* to C, including English and Maths. The apprenticeship takes 18-36 months. You’ll start your training in initial trade training before completing the qualification putting your knowledge into practice with your Field Army unit.



Higher apprenticeships (Level 4) are an equivalent to a foundation degree they can be; an NVQ Level 4, a Higher National Certificate (HNC), a Higher National Diploma (HND), or foundation degree. There is also the opportunity to progress to Level 7, postgraduate degree level.


A higher apprenticeship can take up to five years to complete, Entry requirements for a higher apprenticeship may include at least five GCSEs grades A* – C (9 – 4 on the new grading system), including English and Math's. The course takes 18-36 months.


Every job in the Army offers the opportunity to progress to gain professional skills leading to higher qualifications, including full Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Technical Corps, will support you in gaining civilian qualifications, such as gaining Chartered Engineer status.


Find out more:

Click on the links below to learn more about Army apprenticeships and what being a Regular Solider in the British Army can offer.


Army Apprenticeships


Regular Soldier


Fantasy Wings Y8 – Y13

Students interested in becoming Pilots please see attached.  Please email me directly by Friday 24th May if you are interested in a free place.

Please see attached


Work Experience, Insight Days and Summer Internships


Summer Internships with Canopius

I wanted to get in touch as Canopius have two exciting new Summer Internship opportunities. These are open to all students, whether they are currently in university, graduated, or in sixth form!


Here are the following links where students can read more about each opportunity and apply to their preference:


Risk & Governance:


Marketing and Communications:


We recommend students apply to only one opportunity. Currently the application forms are reflected for university students which we are working to change, but in the meantime, please can you ask students to input 'Non-Applicable' for the University option. I am more than happy for you to provide my email address for students if they have any further questions about the role or application process.


Kind regards, Lirona Ibrahimi (She/Her)

Digital Attraction - Senior Associate

Sanctuary Graduates / Early Careers Recruitment & Diversity Experts




Accountancy Trainee Program Opportunity at Verallo


We have an exciting opportunity available at our firm, Verallo, based in Henley-on-Thames. Please see the attached job advert.


If any of your current school leavers have an interest in a career in accountancy, this could be an amazing opportunity for them. Our firm offers a supportive environment where school leavers can grow both personally and professionally, with opportunities for progression.   To apply for this role, the applicants will need to send a copy of their CV (and covering letter if they wish) to


RAF Apprenticeships

I am reaching out to Careers Leaders as the RAF have a range of 9 Fantastic Apprenticeships - that might be of interest to some of your Students?




Min Age

Logistics Supplier Level 2



Airport Handler Level 2



Vehicle operator Level 2



Chef Level 2



Ground Steward & Cabin Crew Level 3



General Technician Level 3



Aircraft Technician Level 3



Weapon Technician Level 3



Cyberspace Communication Specialist Level 3




Here is a link to the Website where Students can read about the Various Roles:



Reading College


Orientation Days 

All applicants who have been offered a place have been invited to attend an Orientation Day. Our Orientation Days are tailored to provide our future students with essential insights into campus life, the academic programme, and the opportunities that will be available at Activate Learning.  


Please encourage your students to book a place if they haven’t done so already. Places can be booked by following the link below.


Activate Apprenticeships: vacancies and applications

Do you have students who are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship? Did you know we offer apprenticeships in Adult Health Care, Catering, Construction, Cycle Maintenance, Early Years, Engineering, Equine, Furniture, Hairdressing, Land, and Motor Vehicle?


All live vacancies can be viewed here

and students can search by geographical area.


If you have students who already have an employer to complete an apprenticeship with (in one of the above areas), please register here so that a member of our team can reach out for further information.


Windsor Colleges - Overview

Our dynamic group of colleges comprises two vibrant Sixth Form Colleges at Strode’s and Windsor, and specialist technical, vocational and land-based training at Langley and BCA.  We are committed to providing first class education and training for young people, adults and employers across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey.



Based on the edge of Maidenhead in a stunning 400-acre campus, BCA has been delivering land-based and vocational education training since its establishment in 1949. BCA has a reputation for outstanding student academic and welfare support. BCA boasts specialist facilities including an onsite BIAZA accredited zoo, equestrian centre, sports pitches, a motor vehicle electric and hybrid training centre, and hi-tech classrooms and creative arts studios and workshops.


Langley College

Langley College is home to our technical and vocational courses, delivered in a supportive and professional environment. Taught by industry experts, you will learn using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, which are combined with industry placements to prepare you for work or higher level study. Courses start at entry-level right up to degree level and you can study full-time or part-time, or for an apprenticeship.


Strode's College

Strode’s College is an exceptional sixth form college offering both A Levels and BTECs located in the heart of Egham. Students benefit from modern facilities, inspirational teaching and outstanding results. Tutors are dedicated and supportive, helping students to fulfil their potential. Students go on to top-flight universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group and even Ivy League universities in the USA.


Windsor College

Set in the centre of the town, our dynamic Windsor campus offers a first-rate sixth-form college experience. With a wide range of courses, including over 30 A-Levels and BTECs which can be studied separately or combined, the College has outstanding facilities and is a centre of excellence for visual merchandising and display. A buzzing and creative campus, students achieve high results and are well supported, progressing on to prestigious universities.




University Centre Sparsholt

Open Event - Thursday 13 June 2024, 5.30pm – 7pm

University Centre Sparsholt is one of the leading providers of undergraduate courses for the land, environment, and conservation.


Please could you make your students aware that registrations are now open for University Centre Sparsholt’s next open event on Thursday 13 June 2024, 5.30pm – 7pm. To attend, your students will need to register for the event as soon as possible by visiting Open Events | University Centre Sparsholt | Register Now as our events do fill up quickly!


Your students can also find out more about us on our website

and by accessing our Higher Education 2025 Prospectus online


Sparsholt College Group (incorporating Andover College, University Centre Sparsholt & Sparsholt College Services) Sparsholt | Winchester | Hampshire | SO21 2NF


Direct Line: 01962 797563

Sparsholt Reception: 01962 776441 | Andover Reception: 01264 360000


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