BBC: Work Experience Opportunities are currently open for applications. Closing date: 18th Feb 2020

Mainly for 18 year old students but there are some limited places for 16-17 year olds. 

Please click on your chosen area to apply. 

For more information on the application process and when you will hear back regarding your application please scroll down.

Each year the BBC welcomes over 1,000 people in on work experience. These are two week opportunities for you to come and see how we work at the BBC. 

This is not a job or even a try-out for a job, but it is a way to get a better idea about what we do in the BBC across the UK and in every department – not just output teams. 

There are more people who want to do work experience at the BBC each year than we have opportunities, so we ask you to complete an online profile which allows us to find out a bit about you and why you are interested in work experience at the BBC.

We also ask you to express a preference about dates, location and business area and when we have this information we will try and match you with a suitable placement.  

Work experience is unpaid. We will reimburse travel expenses for up to £15 per days attended. It is open to anyone aged 18 or over. We do have some limited opportunities for 16/17 year olds in some locations. Unfortunately, we can’t offer feedback if you are unsuccessful in your application.

To find out more about working in the industry see the BBC Academy website and for new talent news and opportunities.

  • Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @BBCGetIn for news, updates & insights into life at the BBC.

Year 12 apply now applications live: Arup LEEDS Engineering Awareness Week 2020 (Monday 29 June – Friday 3 July 2020), Manchester (Monday 6th – Friday 10th July 2020)

This week of work experience is for any students in 12 interested in developing their understanding of opportunities in the engineering sector, to help inform career decision-making. Engineering Awareness Week is in its 11th year in Leeds office and is now also running in Manchester and Sheffield.

The week is designed to give students an insight into the sector and support career decision-making. Students will work with colleagues from various departments at Arup, and will also work in teams to complete an engineering-based project which they will present on at the end of the week. The following video helps to give an insight into what is involved:

The experience receives fantastic feedback from participants, with a small number of past participants progressing to apprenticeships with the business after education (see attached for example case study).

This is an opportunity for your students to experience a global business with a fantastic reputation for being involved in renowned projects such as First Direct Arena, London Eye and Heathrow Airport. Teachers and parents are invited to attend the presentations at the end of the week.

Applications for Year 12 students to be sent via Mrs Haigh no later than Thursday 2nd April. Completed applications are not a guarantee of a place on this experience. Schools will be informed of application outcomes in the week commencing 30th March*.

  • Student application form – all students wishing to be considered must complete and return this form (preferably via the school) by the deadline. The form may be completed digitally or by hand.
  • Illustrative timetable – this helps to give students an idea of the range of disciplines and colleagues they will work with throughout the week
  • Case study – learn about how Amelia took part in Engineering Awareness Week and subsequently gained an apprenticeship at Arup

EAW_Student application LEEDS 2020 final

Arup EAW – timetable and week overview

EAW Case Study – Amelia

EAW School poster_LEEDS

Opportunity for students interested in law – Bradford Combined Court Open Day – 14th March 2020 from 10.00am-4.00pm

Bradford Combined Court Open Day 14th March 2020

The Bradford Combined Court will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday 14th March 2020 with a packed programme of events running throughout the day.

Bradford Combined Court is inviting the public to visit this spring in a bid to demystify the inner workings of the legal profession and the Courts. For many, attending Court is likely to be an unusual and intimidating experience, whether this is as a witness, defendant, party or juror. The team at Bradford Combined Court are setting out to make that a thing of the past with an open day on Saturday 14th March.

The day’s events will run from 10.00-16.00 and are set to include tours of the building, including Courtrooms and cells, mock trials and displays from the wide range of organisations which make up the justice system in West Yorkshire. The open day will also be supported by West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Police Museum, providing insight into policing now and throughout history. Many of the agencies supporting, assisting and advising members of the public who have cause to use the Courts will also be on hand to discuss their work, including the Probation Service, drug and alcohol agencies and those involved with issues of domestic violence and children affected by the Law.

Bradford Combined Court Centre is in Exchange Square, behind the Great Victoria Hotel. It serves not only the community of Bradford but also Keighley, Skipton, Ilkley, Bingley and Halifax. The building houses the Crown Court, Family Court, County Court and on occasions the Coroners Court. Visitors interested in all these areas of law will be able to find something to do on Saturday 14th March with mock trials in Crime, Family and Civil law taking place. Senior members of the judiciary will be available to be asked the burning questions you’ve always wanted to know from ‘Why do you wear wigs?’ to ‘How does it feel to make life changing decisions?’ Information stands and staff from support services will be available throughout the day to speak with attendees about the roles they play in the Court. West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Police Museum will be providing vehicles, equipment demonstrations and interactive displays throughout the day.

The team behind the event come from across the legal community of Bradford and hope to cement the Court as a part of the wider community. HHJ Jonathan Rose comments

‘The people of Bradford and the surrounding areas may interact with the Law in a range of ways from contesting a speeding ticket to finalising an adoption. It is important that the community we serve feels a level of ownership and engagement in the way the law is applied in Bradford however they may come to be in one of our courtrooms.’

The day hopes to remove some of the apprehension and misconceptions that surround the legal process and dispel any myths popularised in television and film. It is also hoped that the event will promote the Law as a career option open to everyone, including the opportunity for visitors to meet barristers, judges, solicitors, probation staff, support workers and the police.

Further details of the programme of events will be released prior to 14th March, people interested in attending are asked to refer to local news outlets for further information and to not call the Court Centre.

Apprenticeship Vacancies January 2020 by region









Apprenticeships parents and students discovery event on 4th February at Halifax Library – 5pm – 6pm

Click here to book on

Parents and Students of Calderdale. Do you know what you are going to do after you leave school? Do you know about the different options open to you?

Come and join representatives from Lloyds Banking Group, Manchester Metropolitan University, Calderdale Council and other large local employers to hear about all things apprenticeships. Learn about the training, what employers look for and hear from some existing apprentices about their experiences.

Dont miss out on this Free, informative event to help you decide your next step.

Apprenticeship Open Evening at Covea on Tuesday 4th Feb, 4-7pm

Come check out what we have to offer and get a sneak peak at why we’re such a great place to work!

Covéa Insurance, A&B Mills, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX

NAW 2020 open evening invite


PwC – School & College Leaver Newsletter January 2020


School and College Leaver Newsletter

January 2020

Here at PwC, we’ve got some great opportunities to help you develop skills and gain experience in 2020 – read on to find out more.

Apply for our Work Experience this summer

Are you in Year 12, S5 in Scotland or Year 13 in Northern Ireland? Are you passionate about business, accounting or technology? Our paid Insight Weeks give you the chance to gain new experiences, skills and confidence, as you make your first career steps. We’re offering Digital Insight Weeks, Accounting Insight Weeks and Business Insight Weeks in offices around the UK. Eligibility requirements, locations and the application process are outlined here so take a look and apply today. Applications close on 14 February.                                                            Find out more

New Resources on the PwC Employability Hub

Are you applying to an apprenticeship or a job, or simply keen to develop your skills and get ahead? Check out our new Employability Hub, where you can find useful activities to help you prepare for applications and the working world. Click below to explore the hub and prepare yourself for your next career steps.                                                                                                   Click Here

National Schools Employability Challenge (NSEC)

Our National Schools Employability Challenge (NSEC) is an online challenge that you can also enter by 31 March – why not have a go and challenge yourself?                                        Click Here

Events during National Apprenticeship Week and the Spring

We’re celebrating National Apprenticeship Week (3 – 7 Feb) with a number of events in PwC offices, including “Females of the Future” and “Dive Into Digital” as well as some great online events. You can find our list of events here – sign up and take your next career steps with PwC.

We hope that you have a really happy and successful 2020, and that we will meet you at an event this year.

Craven College Aviation Academy Open Evening – Wednesday 29th January – 5.30pm

Register for the Aviation Academy Open Evening

Apprenticeship Opportunities NOW available at Syngenta, Huddersfield 2020

We are pleased to announce details of the 2020 Apprenticeship Opportunities available at Syngenta, Huddersfield.

Our Award Winning Apprenticeship Programme at Syngenta, Huddersfield, offers fantastic opportunities including a chance to earn while you learn.

The programme enables Apprentices to emerge with valuable qualifications and a wealth of experience that will open doors to a career in a world-class company.

From the 16th January- 13th March 2020 we will be recruiting for the following Apprenticeship opportunities:

Level 3 Advanced Science Manufacturing

Entry Criteria:

  • 3 GCSE A*-C (Level 4-6 equivalent) including Science and ICT and/or Technical subjects
  • GSCE Grade B (Level 5-6 equivalent) in Mathematics and English

Level 3 Advanced Control Electrical Engineering

Entry Criteria:

  • 3 GCSE A*-C (Level 4-6 equivalent) including Science and ICT and/or Technical subjects
  • GSCE Grade B (Level 5-6 equivalent) in Mathematics and English

 Degree Apprenticeship- Laboratory Scientist

The academic element for this Apprenticeship is based on distance learning in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.

Entry Criteria:

  • A minimum of 104-112 UCAS points at A2 (grades BCC ) to include A-Level Grade C in Chemistry
  • A* – C (Level 4-6 equivalent) in Maths and English GCSE is also required

How to Apply

To find out more information and to apply, please visit

Please find attached copies of the individual information leaflets for each Apprenticeship available for you to communicate or print for notice boards.

Application Window Timeframe

Window Opens: Thursday 16th January 2020

Window Closes: Friday 13th March 2020


To help you to find out more information or answer any questions that you may have, please also find attached a copy of our Frequently Answered Questions help guide.

Syngenta Degree Apprentice Laboratory 2020

Syngenta Science Manf Apprenticeship 2020

Syngenta Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship 2020

Frequently asked questions Apprenticeship 2020


Explore Sky- Software and Technology Apprenticeship Insight Days

Lights. Camera. Code.

Want to work for Europe’s biggest entertainment brand? You’ll be working in a fun, fast moving environment surrounded by some of the best people in the industry.
Here at Sky we have a range of apprenticeship opportunities to kick start your career that are open for applications now.

Nothing happens on screen without the talented people behind the scenes. Come and spend the day with us and discover how we bring our products to life at our insight days in February.

Software Engineering

Interested in creating and building software technology that influences our products and improves how we work, as well as achieving a level 4 software engineering qualification? Come along to our Software Engineering insight days to find out more:

  • Software Engineering – Monday 3rd February – Leeds

Careers at Sky

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