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Five degree apprentices from Gloucestershire-based global engineering company, Renishaw, have been awarded second place for their entry in the UK’s Engineering without Borders competition. As part of the Engineering for People Design Challenge the apprentices were challenged to create an engineering brief based on real-world problems that would improve the lives of the people living in two towns in northern Peru. The Renishaw engineers, who are studying for their degrees at the University of the West of England, Bristol, developed

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Each month, we highlight a new apprenticeship on offer and dive into why it could be the top choice for you. Today, we go backstage as a creative industries production manager level 7 degree apprenticeship. Working in the creative industry, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of the production schedule. There are plenty of opportunities to develop your role once qualified: you could be a stage manager, line producer, post-production supervisor or bookings manager. In this role, you’ll take responsibility

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If you have star quality and dreams to work on both stage and screen, then working in the industry can give you a good starting point to a life in lights. A career in the performing arts can not just prepare you for roles working in the theatre, film and music industries, but your skills can be transferred to a range of other careers, combining creative talent with the practical aspect of arts management. There are a wide range of

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Apprenticeships vacancies are available across England and in a variety of industries and sectors. Take a look at our top picks to apply for in September and begin your career search today.   Software engineer Company: 360 Systems Location: Cheshire Expected duration: 4 years Annual wage: £15,000 Details: This level 6 degree apprenticeship software engineering position is perfect for a school leaver with strong A-level maths, who is a hobbyist programmer and wants a career as a web app developer.

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Enthusiastic apprentices from a Birmingham-headquartered engineering firm have swapped the workshop for the countryside on a special away day in Tewkesbury. And with the opportunity to further bond and learn vital teamworking skills, the 19 apprentices were eager to impress as they stepped out for the one-day training event held at Croft Farm Park in Gloucestershire. Multi-disciplinary engineering firm adi Group, based in Kings Norton, regularly invests in fuelling the engineering pipeline, by both self-funding and delivering two concurrent apprenticeship

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Virgin Media O2 announces plans to recruit 100 apprentices across the UK by the end of 2021. The announcement comes after the newly established company set out its plans to invest £10bn in the UK over the next five years. The apprenticeship roles reinforce Virgin Media O2’s commitment to helping individuals build experience, skills and knowledge through vocational and academic learning while earning a salary. Apprentices will earn a Telecoms Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification on completion. News of these

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A newly updated, industry-shaped qualification which develops future senior managers for food industry businesses is seeking professionals looking to take their career to the next level. The Senior Leader Apprenticeship in Food Business Management course is a professionally-focussed apprenticeship delivered by the new Food, Land and Agri-Business Management department at Harper Adams University, which was officially launched on August 1. The department will focus on future skills development, enterprise assistance and research and which will play a key role in the

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We know this year is different for those receiving results, and it’s normal to feel a bit worried. To help you to explore the best pathway for you, the National Careers Service will be offering support with your next steps after receiving your results via their website as well as their Exam Results Helpline. The National Careers Service has professional careers advisers available to provide free, impartial advice and guidance on the different choices available, from traditional academic paths to

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Since the launch of its police constable degree apprenticeship, York St John University (YSJ) is helping to increase the number of officers in its region in partnership with Humberside Police. A first-of-its-kind course for the university, YSJ has seen a rapid number of applications and is proud of the success of the course in its early stages. The three-year programme gives new police recruits the chance to achieve a BSc in Professional Police Practice, where they can gain knowledge on

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Manufacturer SevenHills Fabrication has launched a new in-house apprenticeship scheme with Sheffield’s Westfield School and Rotherham College. The Sheffield-based company, which is part of Steetley Corner Group, provides fabrication, laser cutting, bending and tube manipulation services, and will take on two apprentices to start in September after approaching the school for enthusiastic students ready to start work. The 16-year-olds will receive on the job training across all aspects of the firm, plus access to external support from Rotherham College and

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