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This page is for students who are interested in applying for apprenticeships. Below is a list of different apprenticeships available, please scroll down the page and find one of interest. 

If students are interested, please make contact with the employer directly. You will need a CV, similar to any other job application.

If students are serious about apprenticeships, you will need to register on the following two websites to keep updated:

For more information or guidance on how to apply, please contact Gisèle O'Connor, Careers Lead: or call 01323 465400.

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If you are looking for apprenticeships or traineeships you need to do the following:

Register to the apprenticeship websites below. You will then get alerts in the field you are looking for.

  • Sussex Search - helping you search for apprenticeship, traineeship and pre-employment training
  • England Search - helping you find an apprenticeship service for apprenticeships in England
  • Heathercroft - a training provider offering traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Get In Go Far - further information about apprenticeships

Apprenticeships and opportunities available are displayed outside the Careers Office. Students will need to check regularly, especially during the exams period. For further information please email Mrs O'Connor

An apprenticeship gives you hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work - even a degree. All of this with some high quality, prestigious companies in lots of different industries

Apprenticeships are a great option for young people who want to get into the world of work. Unlike more conventional choices, like university, they will get skills, experience and qualifications on the job.

For a full guide to apprenticeships, please download 'A Guide to Apprenticeships' below.

Further useful links:


For a list of current apprenticeship opportunities, visit the websites below. These will be updated daily, so please check frequently to not miss out on apprenticeship opportunities:  

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With over 150 motor careers to choose from, IMI Autocity provides you with all the things auomotive. 

For more information and current vacancies/courses, visit: 


Image result for mercedes benz logoMercedes-Benz invented the automobile over 130 years ago and has pioneered its continued development ever since. They are offering apprenticeships to help take your first step onto the career ladder.

For more information, visit:


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Share your passion, grow your technical and personal skills and work together with Mazda to drive your career forward, starting with an apprenticeship.

For more information, visit:

SCL - Education through Sport


The Football Academy: Gain a level 2 or 3 qualification in sport and develop your skill alongside FA coaches. Available to 16-18 year olds.

The Rugby Academy: Gain a level 2 or 3 qualification in sport and develop your skill alongside RFU coaches. Available to 16-18 year olds.

The Cricket Academy: Gain a level 2 or 3 qualification in sport whilst developing your game and skill. Available to 16-18 year olds.

Visit the website for more information and to apply:

 Engineering Apprenticeship 

Expert training, earn while you learn and a lifetime of engineering possibilities. This three year apprenticeship will teach you engineering skills whilst you’re transforming Britain’s vast railway network, you’ll get more than just an education. 

The first phase of the apprenticeship programme will be mostly spent living and learning at one of our dedicated training centres. The rest of the scheme will be spent working from a depot close to home specialising in distribution and plant, overhead lines, signalling, telecoms, track or off track.

Sam started the Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship scheme in 2015 and is now a Senior Technical Officer based in London. This is his experience as an apprentice with Network Rail:

Why did you choose an apprenticeship with Network Rail?
"After completing my A-levels, I was in two minds about whether or not to go to University or straight into working but decided to explore apprenticeship opportunities. I wanted an apprenticeship with a well-established engineering employer"

What was a particularly positive experience during your apprenticeship training?
"A positive experience would be that of meeting new people and making friends that you know you'll be in contact with for a long time. I also really enjoyed learning new skills and gaining confidence"

For more information and to apply, visit:

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Careers in Law

Training Contracts: Check out our one-stop shop for everything you need to know.

Vacation schemes: time to start your research. Firms are starting to open their vacation scheme applications - it’s never too early to get your foot in the door of a top law firm.


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Morrisons Degree Apprenticeships  

Morrisons have partnered with the University of Bradford and Sheffield Hallam University to create a unique, tailor-made programme that’s designed to unlock your potential. You can work, earn and learn while studying towards a degree and preparing for a management career with one of the UK's leading fresh food manufacturers and retailers.

For more information on the variety of apprenticeships with Morrisons, visit the website:

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London School of Dentistry 

The London School of Dentistry are offering a 2-day taster course for year 11-13 students who aspire to study dentistry at university. The course provides students with a realistic experience of life at dental school by integrating a seminar style approach with a combination of key practical clinical exercises. 

Date: January 11th-12th 2020

Time: 9.30am-4pm both days

Venue: University of East London (Stratford) 

Price: £120 (inclusive of both days) 

For more information and to book a place, please visit:

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Airbus apprenticeships will give you valuable hands-on industry experience along with professional qualifications. 70% of the Senior Management in the UK started out as an apprentice, so you’ll truly have the ability to achieve extraordinary things, earn while you learn and pay no course fees while you do it.

Fore more information and to apply, please visit:

The application deadline is 1st March 2020 for a September 2020 start.

RateMyApprenticeship Top 100

If you'd like to see Rate My Apprenticeship's top 100 employers of 2019 - 2020 please visit the link below:


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Dv8 are recruiting students aged 16-18 across all of their vocational courses for 2020/21. They offer free, personalised, industry-led training in the most vibrant and exciting creative sectors through practical project based learning.

Dv8's creative courses are:

Media Production, Brighton & Bexhill, Level 2 & 3:

Refine your skills across film, photography, design, and animation to find your voice as a media practitioner and progress into the media and film industry.

Music Production & Performance, Brighton & Bexhill, Level 2 & 3:

Build on your passion for music. Explore the essentials of recording, producing, songwriting and performance, to develop a voice as an artist and plot a career path into the music industry.

Art, Fashion & Design, Bexhill, Level 2:

Develop your skills in drawing, painting, 3D design, fashion design, pattern cutting and garment construction. Working with real-life industry briefs, this course gives you the perfect start to a future in Art, Fashion & Design.

Games Development, Brighton & Bexhill, Level 2 & 3:

Gain a solid foundation in one of the world's fastest growing industries by learning all aspects of designing a successful game, including 3D modelling and game engine software, narrative and user experience, sound production and programming.

Event Management, Brighton, Level 2 & 3:

Whether you’re interested in promoting your favourite band, working at festivals, putting on stand-up comedy, or see a future in tour management, you will gain the key knowledge and practical experience with which to build your stage for success.

Music, Media & Digital, Brighton & Bexhill, Level 1:

Get hands on with a variety of creative techniques. Aspiring musicians will produce tracks using Logic and have the opportunity to perform; keen photographers will learn how to arrange their first shoot; filmmakers will be able bring their ideas to life on professional software.

For more information and to apply visit their website:

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