Current Opportunities

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

Current Apprenticeships in Cambridgeshire




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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.

Posters with ideas for apprenticeships based on subject areas

Poster with ideas for apprenticeships for STEM subjects

Join us on Thursday 22nd October for University Archaeology Day: a day of online lectures, seminars, careers talks, meet & greets and more!
Universities from aound the UK will also have staff and students available to answer your questions live online on the day

 Pre-prepared lectures and videos about the departments will be available to watch throughout the day

More to follow over the coming weeks! Sign up now for this 'Save the Date' ticket and more information will follow over the coming weeks & months - including exclusive videos from all of the universities taking part in UAD20!

Follow us on all the social media channels and get in touch if there is a burning question you have about this amazing discipline!



Downing College invites Year 10 & 11 students across the UK to take part in a webinar to help them think about their future.  Students attending the webinar will have the opportunity to find out about the University of Cambridge and explore what opportunities are available to them in the next few years. The aim of the webinar is to encourage students to think about higher education and what they can do now to support their future.  A member of the admissions team and current undergraduate students will be running the webinar, and they will be happy to answer any questions students may have about Cambridge.

All the details here

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InvestIN will be providing career experience programmes LIVE & ONLINE in the coming months for students aged 15-18. These programmes give students the opportunity to gain crucial career coaching in a live, interactive environment, from the comfort of their own homes. 

Click below to take you to their website where you can get more information .

If you are interested in careers in medicine, nursing, midwifery or dentistry, we've got just the course for you over their school holidays.

Our courses are suitable for students aged 14 - 18 & each year over 1,000 students take part to help them on their way to a career in healthcare.

You can find out more by visiting 

Immersive Career Experiences

We give students aged 12-18 a head-start in their futures through our immersive career experience programmes.

Experiences in: Investment Banking — Law — Medicine — Business — Computer Science — Architecture — Journalism — Psychology — Politics — Engineering — Filmmaking — Marketing

Ivor Searle is a long established Company and the UK’s leading provider of remanufactured engines, cylinder heads, turbos and gearboxes

If you are interested in an apprenticeship with Ivor Searle Limited and would like further details, please contact us at

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 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



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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