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At Bradley Stoke Community School, we provide a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme for every year group.

Most people spend many years of their life in a working environment and it is therefore important to equip our students with the necessary skills for them to make decisions about their future, to know how and where to access information and to link subject areas and qualifications with possible careers.

Good quality Careers Education will raise the aspirations of and help our students to become effective career planners and managers of their own progression through learning and work. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life Post 16 and Post 18. By providing quality information, advice and guidance, our aim is to raise students’ aspirations and ambitions for their futures and increase confidence, whilst offering equality of opportunity for all. 

 The school regularly benchmarks itself against the Gatsby Benchmarks using the Compass Tool.

The Careers Lead in school is Mrs Lauren Stone tel. 01454 868840

Careers Education, Information and Advice Journey for Students - June 2020 (reviewed annually)

Local Job Centre




September 2020 Careers Newsletter


Recent Career/Apprenticeship Opportunities




Here is a really exciting Cyber Security appr with Mi5 and Mi6 https://successatschool.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c038531b25876a2c7c9cf8b1&id=413d09a957&e=e567023546



National Apprenticeship Week is now upon us and the theme this year is ‘Look Beyond’. Did you know through an apprenticeship students can:


  • Earn while they learn
  • Have all course fees paid
  • Receive recognised qualifications from Diploma to Degree
  • Gain real-world work experience and employability skills


One of our current apprentices, Alexandra was keen to talk about her experience as a Procurement and Supply Chain Degree Apprentice to tell us a bit more about her experience.

 “I have really enjoyed my time at Airbus so far on the Procurement and Supply Chain Degree Apprenticeship. I work on site full time and complete a rotation of placements within procurement. During the placements I work on tasks set by my supervisors, working both individually and as a team, and also have the opportunity to get involved in other projects within the Early Careers community. I have learnt so much already in understanding Procurement’s impact within the industry marketplace by getting involved in contract tendering, directly managing supplier relationships, and formulating sourcing strategies.

I have found Airbus has a really supportive company culture, and there is a focus on academic and soft skill development, as well as many groups and initiatives to get involved with. I have loved working alongside a diverse network of people across all business functions towards a common goal. My degree is delivered on a block release basis, with time split between Leeds Trinity University and the Supply Chain Academy in Upminster. Here I can meet and work alongside classmates who represent many different companies spread all over the UK, whilst completing my work-based learning degree.”

 If you think an apprenticeship would be of interest to your students, then please let them know that Airbus Apprenticeship applications are still open until 1st March 2020.

 Visit this link to discover the exciting apprenticeship opportunities that are on offer at Airbushttps://www.airbus.com/careers/apprentices-and-pupils/in-the-united-kingdom.html

 We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


Here is the link for early careers: https://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/index.htm  

and here is the link directly for apprentices: https://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/apprentices/index.htm



Silvey Fleet apprenticeships and open day

We are delighted to have teamed up with local business Silvey Fleet who’s based in Bradley Stoke to offer our students the opportunity to find out more about a business apprenticeship with them for Years 11-13.

Silvey Fleet provides services and products to help businesses run their commercial fleets more efficiently. This includes selling and managing a network of fuel cards and fleet management services.

Silvey Fleet is looking to employ apprentices for several different roles within the company paying between £11,500 to £12,500, dependent upon age. They have customer facing roles like sales and operations executives, through to financial roles including credit and accounts assistants. For specific details on the roles, please see below.

To find out more about working in this exciting environment Silvey Fleet will be holding an open day on Monday, 16th December from 6-8pm. The event will take place at their offices Building A, 1st Floor, St James Court, Great Park Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 4QJ

It will be a great chance to see their newly refurbished offices on Great Park Road, enjoy some light refreshments and meet the people to find out more about the jobs they do.

To register to attend the free open day please sign up ………….

Working for Silvey Fleet

Silvey Fleet has been selling fuel cards to small and medium sized businesses since 2000. In addition to fuel cards they offer a cost-efficient fleet management tool designed to provide useful and useable data about a fleets’ performance.

It is a fast paced and supportive business environment where those with ability can achieve progression and personal development within the business. There are a range of apprenticeship roles with a starting salary of £11,500 -£12,500 including:

Sales Advisor

If you’re hungry for success and an excellent communicator with good listening skills selling our fuel cards might be the perfect apprenticeship for you. The job will include calling and emailing businesses to introduce our range of fuel cards, so you’ll need great grammar and be able to navigate our computer systems

Accounts Assistant

Our busy credit control and finance department needs people who have a basic understanding of maths, good attention to detail, who are happy communicating on the phone and by email. This vital support role is varied and includes general admins duties through to more financial assistance.

Marketing Assistant

Working alongside our marketing manager and external agencies you will learn how to run and manage marketing campaigns. You’ll need to be a good multitasker who understands digital marketing and social media, has an eye for detail and enjoys being creative.

Operations Assistant  

Our operations department provides vital support to our fuel card users. It is a varied role perfect for those with attention to detail who enjoy problem solving and communicating with a wide variety of customers based all over the UK. You’ll also need to be happy using a variety of computer-based systems.




 Atkins Work Experience Opportunity 2020  


Burges Salmon Apprenticeship Open Evening

We will be holding another event to publicise our legal apprenticeship opportunities on the 5 November between 7-9 pm at our offices, near Temple Meads Station, the event is open to students, teachers, careers advisors and parents.  Although we will be recruiting for students who are due to finish their A-levels in this academic year, the event is open to all and may be helpful to students thinking about their A-level choices, or what to do next. 

If you would like to attend, please let me know and I will add you to our list.  I would also be grateful if you could circulate this opportunity to your students and parents, attached is a flyer to advertise the event.  They can sign up to attend on our website:


 Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship

To give you an overview of the apprenticeship that we offer, after successfully recruiting legal apprentices for the past four years, we are now looking to recruit a further intake of apprentices in September 2020.

The programme is suitable for students who are due to finish their A-levels this academic year and initially lasts for 2 years but offers the opportunity to continue on to qualify as a solicitor without going to university or completing the traditional training contract. 

Our website contains more information about the programme: https://www.burges-salmon.com/careers/apprenticeships/

   Please find below the link for the Bristol Open Evening 

Bristol Open Evening - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rolls-royce-apprentice-open-evening-2019-bristol-tickets-74997919797 please feel free to share within the business or any local schools/colleges that may be interested. Capacity is 500 and it will be held in the Horizon Hall again.


  • Applications to our work experience programme are now open and will close November 22nd - we offer an Engineering, Software and Commercial, project-based week for students in years 10 – 13. For more information and to apply please visit, www.renishaw.com/workexperience or access via our new SharePoint page: UK – Education Outreach.


  • Apprenticeship or University? An information evening for school/college leavers

     Once again Renishaw will be holding their annual event for school/college leavers on the evening of  Wednesday 20th November.  If students are considering a careers path in Engineering, Design, Technology, Software, Maths or Science then come and find out more about our opportunities for young people.

    Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company employs 5,000 people worldwide and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery.

    The event will be held at our Headquarters site at New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge and is suitable for students in years 11 -13,  a parent or guardian is also invited to come along too, there are 2 sessions being held this year to accommodate larger numbers as this event has been sold out in previous years:

    Session 1 will run from 5.00pm – 6.45pm

    Session 2 will run from 7.00pm – 8.45pm

    For more information and to book tickets to the event please visit  https://renishawinfoeve19.eventbrite.co.uk







We are a family run business based on Gloucester Road, Bristol. We are looking at taking on a school leaver under the apprenticeship scheme on a full time basis, where they will receive full training in all aspects of floor laying.

 If you are interested please contact...


Mrs Chris Grainger

Natural Born Flooring Ltd,  203 Gloucester Road, Bishopston,

Bristol, BS7 8NN.  Tel.  01179 427 829





 Avon & Somerset Police Cadets are recruiting for Bristol North unit for new recruits to start 3 September 2019.  The scheme is open to teenagers aged between 14 and 18 years old who live or attend school in the Avon & Somerset Policing area.  Cadets meet 2 hours a week during term time and have the chance to volunteer or take part in events.  The unit meets on a Tuesday between 7.15pm and 9.15pm at Patchway Police Station.   Please visit https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/jobs-and-volunteerings/view-vacancies-and-apply/apply-to-be-a-cadet/





On Friday August 2nd, the IET, in collaboration with businesses across the UK, are hosting ‘Engineering Open House Days’ to show families and students what it’s really like to work as an engineer by offering special, behind-the-scenes access to demonstrate how creative, exciting and innovative a career in engineering could be.


Renishaw is delighted to be opening the doors of our Innovation Centre to students and families for this event. There will be a range of activities to cater for families with children aged from 7 upwards and for students, we will be offering information about our career’s opportunities and an insight into the types of roles available in engineering.

You’ll get a chance to:

  • Talk to some of our graduates and apprentices
  • Build rocket racers
  • Try our energy bike
  • Make a magnetic top chaser
  • Meet GROMITRONIC and learn about how it was made
  • Watch our interactive science shows

And much more!

 To find out more and to book tickets please visit: https://renishaweducationopenhouse.eventbrite.co.uk





LNB Towbars are looking for an apprentice!

The candidate would be:

practical minded, hard working, eager to learn, GCSE grades A-C (an English and Maths assessment would take place prior to college enrolment), looking to build a number of skills such as Gas, Mechanical, 12 and 240V Electrical, Welding, Soldering etc


The role: you will be fitting a variety of motorhome, caravan and car accessories to include Towbars, Air Conditioning, Motorcycle and Bicycle Carriers, Towcar A-Frame conversions, Hydraulic levelling systems, Neumatic Air suspension systems, Satellite TV systems, Solar Panels, Parking sensors, Reversing cameras and much more.


40hrs per week on the job training will take place at our units in Aztec West Business Park, 

You will attend college on block release at Nottingham to learn servicing, internal and external repairs, habitation testing, gas and electrical testing and repair, damp testing, damp repairs, tools, health and safety and more, 

You will have the opportunity to qualify level 2 and level 3 Caravan and Motorhome maintenance technician

Following the apprenticeship there will be other learning opportunities.

 Renumeration: You will be paid £160 per week

 Leigh Bryant

LNB Towbars & Vehicle Extras Ltd
Tel. 0117 9694944
1151-1152 Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4TF.     






Dear All,


Please see below an opportunity to work with Mojo Active.

We are hoping that you will be able to support us to promote a fantastic opportunity to your networks.

Coach Core Bristol have one final apprenticeship role available with Mojo Active – one of Bristol’s best equipped outdoor activity centres located on the outskirts of Bristol. Their founding ethos is about getting people outside and active! In order to apply, young people MUST:

 - Be aged 16 -24 years old

  • - Not currently registered for further education, full time employment or in training
  • - Able to work 30 hours shift work inc. evenings and weekends

 For more information about the apprenticeship programme please visit HERE

 To apply directly for the position please visit HERE

 Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about the Coach Core Apprenticeship programme.




Please be advised that the applications have now opened for our Apprenticeship schemes, please use the following link Apprenticeships which will take you directly to our careers pages where you can apply for all available schemes, please note the closing date for applications is 1st March 2019.


As a world-renowned engineering and scientific technology company, we offer a complete range of real-world apprenticeships, spanning all kinds of innovative engineering.  We have opportunities for people interested in STEM subjects, including technical, manufacturing, engineering, software and embedded electronic engineering apprenticeships.

On the evening of the 28th November, Renishaw are hosting an information evening for students in years 11, 12 & 13 that are looking for a career path in Engineering, Design, Technology, Computing, Maths or Science.  We will be outlining all of the different pathways we offer including starting an apprenticeship straight after GCSEs, joining us after A levels, or starting with us as a graduate after university.  Due to high demand for this event in previous years we will be running two sessions from 17.00 – 18.30 and 19.00 – 20.00, tickets must be booked.  To find out more information and book tickets please visit our Eventbrite page:  https://renishawinformationevening2018.eventbrite.co.uk 





Apprentice and School Leaver Open Evening – Save The Date
Thursday 22nd November 2018 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Rolls-Royce plc

Horizon Hall - Whittle House Customer Centre Reception, Gate 7 - PO Box 3, Gypsy Patch Lane, Filton, Bristol, BS34 6QA

Joining Rolls-Royce as an apprentice or school leaver means developing unrivalled expertise. Tackling some huge challenges. And being part of the team that creates high-performance, integrated power solutions for use in the air, on land and at sea. Our apprentices receive all the training and support they need to go further in their careers.

We are hosting an invitation only event to provide students, parents and teachers the opportunity to explore the programmes we have here at Rolls-Royce, including a chance to talk current apprentices, representatives from the Defence Sector, and members of the development and recruitment teams.

Our apprenticeships

Post-GCSE, we offer Advanced Practical/Technical & Business Operational Apprenticeships for people who are keen to get hands experience within various areas of the business. Post A-level we have full degree level apprenticeship programmes across our business.

This invite is for Year 11-13 students only and students are required to register attendance at this event. Please Note: Registration Links for the event will be sent out over the next week. When you receive this please share this with your students/parents to get signed up to attend the event.  If you are not the right person to receive this email, please can you forward onto the correct point of contact in your school/college.


We look forward to meeting everyone soon,

The Early Career Team



See more oppportunities from Bristol City Community Trust here...


Preparing for the Future - Parents/Carers Guide

It's Your Choice              

Government Advice

What is an Apprenticeship?


Post 16

In Year 12 & 13 information, guidance and advice is delivered through the core programme, tutor sessions, talks from a range of external agencies and one-to-one support from a designated Post 16 Learning Mentor. The majority of our students go to university after completing their post 16 studies and in preparation for this students attend the UCAS convention, a university open day, a UCAS applicant event and a wide range of other events, including summer schools, access courses run by Bristol University, Oxbridge conferences and a variety of taster days.

Below are some useful links to support students with these choices.

Higher Education

http://www.ucas.com   Website run by the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.  Provides information about courses, how and when to apply to university to apply to university

www.unistats.direct.gov.uk  The official website for comparing UK higher education course data

http://www.ukcoursefinder.com   A range of useful information including a study interests questionnaire to help identify appropriate course options

www.prospects.ac.uk  Graduate careers website, includes information about what kind of career your degree course might lead to

www.opendays.com    The university and college open day directory

www.bestcourse4me.com  Shows the link between what people study at University and the jobs they go into afterwards 

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk  University Subject League Tables and information about studying overseas

www.push.co.uk  An independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days and student finance.

www.gov.uk/student-finance A guide to student finance – how and when to apply

Other Post 18 Opportunities

 www.careerpilot.org.uk  Information about Post 18 options

www.justgohigher.co.uk    Information about Higher Apprenticeships

www.gapyear.com   The world's largest gap year social network

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk  Information about jobs, apprenticeships, gap year and educational opportunities

 UCAS website


Other Useful Websites

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx - Careers advice

Career Pilot - Plan your future work and study

icould Careers - Providing an excellent introduction to career pathways

Lifetracks - Careers advice age 14+

BTEC Parents' guide

National Careers Service - Impartial advice