Current Opportunities

Below are details of various apprenticeships and opportunities we think may be of interest to students

Current Apprenticeships in Cambridgeshire



Apprenticeships in Bury St. Edmunds and surrounding areas through West Suffolk College

Apprenticeships at Cambridge Regional College

  • Apprenticeships are a great mix of on-the-job training and expert tutoring, providing you with industry recognised qualifications.
  • Some apprenticeships are delivered entirely in the workplace, while others are day release programmes where you will be taught by our expert tutors in our workshops and specialist training centres.
  • Our tutors come with years of industry experience and we have invested £10 million in our workshops and training centres.
  • We will prepare an individual training programme to suit you and your employer and provide study support, as well as information, advice and guidance on educational, career and personal matters.
  • We have strong contacts with employers, so we can help you find your perfect apprenticeship job – whatever you want to be. Whether you want to be an apprentice engineer, chef, hairdresser, plumber or scientist, there are lots of options available to you.
  • Check out our full range of apprenticeship courses to see the many different apprenticeship options available to you. Once you feel ready to start applying, take a look at our apprenticeship job vacancies and make sure you sign up for job alerts to never again miss out on a perfect apprenticeship job opportunity.
Year 11 Women in Science Residential
Are you in year 11, attending a state school, and thinking about continuing with the sciences at University and beyond? If so, then this Easter residential might be for you!

Pembroke College is delighted to be hosting our popular three-day Women in Science residential again, in April 2020. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to stay in College, meet current students, be challenged in academic sessions covering a range of sciences, and find out more about Cambridge – both as a city, and a university. We hope that students who participate will get a real taste of university life, and a better understanding of what they can do now to prepare themselves for this step.

Dates 7th - 9th April, 2020

All the information here


Predictive policing, mini organs, growing food underground, global mega-fires and the limits of human endurance. These are a few of the topics explored during the 26th Cambridge Science Festival, which is set to host 390 events between 9 – 22 March at venues across the city.  The theme this year is ‘vision’.

Run by the University of Cambridge, the 2020 Festival examines our past and suggests a vision for the future. Some of the world’s greatest scientists, alongside the stars of the future, examine how science is changing our world. Climate features heavily as do health and new technological advances alongside fun science quiz events, comedy and theatre.

Opportunities for children considering higher education and/or a career pathway in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) based subject matter

The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) has two programmes of STEM based residential* university taster courses Inspire and Headstart across the UK this summer 2020.
Inspire and Headstart are 3 and 4/5 day courses’ (respectively) hands-on series of STEM based activities and lectures for young people aged 15 to 17 (year 11 & 12)** to further their understanding of degree/degree apprenticeship and future career opportunities.
These on-campus university-based experiences are an enabler for like-minded students to engage with lecturers and undergraduates on a challenging course specific agenda whilst practicing their problem determination, analytical, creative and life skills.
Benefits include:
- Practical sessions to reinforce theory-based lectures
- Variety of course offerings and themes to suit all individuals0
- Access to university lecturers and undergraduates for advice and guidance on degree/degree apprenticeship and potential career pathways
- Bronze (Inspire) and Silver (Headstart) industry-led accreditation from Industrial Cadets (Inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales)
- Meet role models
- On-campus halls of residence experience
Course fee, bursaries & other support: The course costs £245 (3 day residential), £150* (3 day non-residential) for Inspire and £399 (4/5 day residential) for Headstart. Limited bursary places are available on BOTH programmes subject to qualification criteria.
For more information/questions contact EDT: of 01707-871505

Apply online:

The perfect opportunity to practice your presentation skills, build your confidence and engage with others with a passion for engineering and aviation.

· The Sir  Michael Marshall Trophy and £200 for the overall winner
· Additional Prizes for highly commended candidates
· Winners have the opportunity to enter the national Royal Aeronautical Society’sN. E. Rowe Medal Awards

Get creative!
· Present for 20 minutes on any aerospace/engineering topic of your choice, making it as engaging and visually interesting as you like!
· Age categories are: 18 and under, 19 to 25, 26 to 30 years old

Register now to avoid disappointment!
Places are limited so email with your Subject/Title and Date of Birth.

Upon application you will receive an email to advise you of your registration status.

Are you interested in construction?

Kier Group PLC has been appointed by Cambridgeshire County Council to carry out the first phase of the design and construction of its brand new £45m Northstowe Education Campus. The state-of-the-art teaching facilities will be a part of the new sustainable Cambridgeshire town Northstowe and address the lack of school places in the county.

Visits to the site on March 19th 2020 can be booked here

The visit will include a viewing of drone footage of site progress, a site tour of internal and external areas and have a go with a virtual reality headset of the 3D model design.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship route into nursing, why not come along to our careers carousel to find out more?

Saturday 1st February 9.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4.30pm

We have a nursing pathway for everyone, whether you already have experience in healthcare, are just starting, or require the access qualifications.

Earn As  You learn - No University Tuition Fees

'The Subject Matters' at the University of Cambridge

What is The Subject Matters?
The A Level (or equivalent) subject choices that students make in Year 11 can have a major impact on their course and university options. Selective universities often consider not only the individual subjects, but also the combination of subjects. At the University of Cambridge, many of our courses require applicants to have taken certain subjects, or combinations of subjects, because they prepare students more effectively for those courses.

Aimed at Year 10 and Year 11 students and their parents or supporters, The Subject Matters events offer sessions in which experienced Admissions Tutors give key advice about making informed A Level (or equivalent) subject choices to support students to put themselves in the best position for their studies after sixth form.
Students will also be able to participate in an academic taster session in either the Arts and Humanities or the Sciences, as well as the opportunity to ask current undergraduates questions, giving them a valuable insight into university life and study.

The Subject Matters events usually take place on Saturdays and are open to both students and their parents or supporters. The sessions are an excellent opportunity for parents or supporters to find out more about how their student can start exploring subjects beyond their school curriculum, and how they can support them with that.

More information here

Are you interested in becoming a Vet?

Open Days & Residentials at Cambridge Veterinary School

A good way to find out more about Cambridge and the Veterinary Medicine course is to come to and meet us at an open day or residential event. While we hope you find these events enjoyable, informative and helpful in making your decisions about vet school, do be aware that attending these events confers no advantage in the admissions process.

Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare Support Worker Open day Event

Saturday 15th February 2020

The day will include a wide range of workshops, educational talks, displays and tours of key areas in the hospital, this is an interactive day for the whole family. Visitors will get the chance to have their arms plastered by the emergency team and call into theatres to “glove and gown up”.

The cardiology team will explain what an abnormal heart rate looks like, the oncology department will demonstrate some of their specialist equipment and paediatrics will discuss how they use play as a way of helping young patients through treatments, or why not have a go at ‘taking a patients blood’ with our physicians assistants.





Apprenticeships at Marshalls

The closing date is 31st January 2020 to start in September 2020. Students will need 5 GCSEs (grades 4-9) including English, Maths and Double Science or equivalent.

Apprentice - Mech Assembly and Installation Fitter

Apprentice - Aerospace Engineer

Apprentice - Aircraft Fitter

Apprentice - Business Administrator

Apprentice - Business Administrator (Major Projs)

Apprenticeships with MANCHETTS of NEWMARKET

HGV Technician: you will undertake 3 years of training to achieve qualified status. training takes place on-site and block release with manufacturers, including using the latest diagnostic technology.

More details here





The Bosch Automtive Apprenticeship Programme




Laurie Simpson
Careers Leader & Ind Careers Guidance Counsellor
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