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Careers & Further Education

For further information regarding post 16 and careers please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Quinn (Careers Adviser) 01452 530389/ or Mrs S Adams

Parents/Carers of students in years 9-11 receive regular information with the up-to-date information about careers events, live jobs, apprenticeships and open days.

Click here to view our Careers Education Summary.

Click here to view our Compass Report.

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Barnwood Park Year 10 cohort Work Experience is 1st – 5th July 2024.

Click here for the Apprenticeships & Careers Newsletter


UCAS Information

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Childcare Apprenticeship Scheme

We are currently keen to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic people onto our apprenticeship scheme at Hugo & Holly Day Nurseries. We offer the chance to begin a rewarding career with superb training in either of our Outstanding settings.

We would be very happy to have an informal chat with anyone to explore this opportunity, and answer any questions.

For further details please either email or phone 01452417123.



We are holding 2 Apprentice Open Evenings over the next couple of months Thursday 30th of November (site tours fully booked) & Wednesday 17th January 2024 (availability still on site tours) – details below.

Apprenticeship opportunities below:
Apprentice Open Evening (30th November or 17th Jan) – come and speak to us and learn more!

Applications are open now and links can be found on our website -

Applications for all our Apprenticeships close on 9th Feb 2024, with assessment centres following on the 5 & 6th of March 2024.




Textiles Workshop

We were delighted to welcome Jo Teague, a Textiles Artist to Barnwood Park.  She met with a group of our Year 9s and shared with them some of her experience. 


A textile designer creates patterns and designs for fabric. Textile designers typically work in the fashion industry or interior design fields, and their designs appear on clothing, wall coverings, upholstery, curtains, pillows, towels, and other soft home goods.


Textile designers collaborate with design teams, fashion houses, fabric manufacturers, retailers, and buyers. In addition, textile designers with experience can serve in various roles within the textile design field, including surface designers, interior designers, embroidery designers, or even textile historians.


Textile careers have a variety of different entry points from a Bachelors degree, an Internship or an entry level job as an assistant in a design firm from 18.



Early Careers At Mira Showers - September 2024 Intake
Should you need any details please contact

Engineering Apprenticeship:
Who can apply?
Anyone who has completed GCSEs (Level 2) or equivalent qualifications/ Post 16.
When can students apply?
2nd October 2023 – 9th Feb 2024 – please get in touch with
What is the Engineering Apprenticeship?
The current Engineering Apprenticeship is a Level 3 apprenticeship. Our Engineering Apprenticeship is a 4-year programme, where the 1st year is spent at Gloucestershire Engineering Training College (GET), where Apprentices are learning fundamental Engineering skills. During GET learner shutdown periods, Apprentices will come on site at Mira to put their learning into practice.
As part of the second year, Apprentices will be on site at Mira 4 days a week where they will undertake short term rotations across the business and attend the GET for their release day, and 20% off-the job traning.
The 3rd and 4th years are spent in longer rotations where Apprentices can choose the areas in which they would like to develop their skills whilst still attending the GET one day a week. Upon completion of the L3 apprenticeship, it may be possible to progress to study HNC/D, and higher qualifications, which are dependent on business need and performance.

Business Apprenticeship:
Who can apply?
Anyone who has completed A-Levels/ Post 18, or equivalent qualifications (Level 3)
When can students apply?
2nd October 2023 – 9th Feb 2024 – please get in touch with
What is the Business Apprenticeship?
The current Business Apprenticeship is a Level 4 Project Management Apprenticeship. It is a 2-year programme, where Apprentices will spend time rotating around different areas of the Mira business such as Marketing, Supply Chain & Customer Service. Throughout the Apprenticeship, 20% off the job training is also provided through our training provider, Learning Curve.
New – Degree Apprenticeships!
We are also looking of offer Degree Level Apprenticeships for our Business Disciplines that will look to be within Marketing & Supply Chain respectively. These opportunities will be ready, and live for our September 2024 intake, we highly recommend any students who wish to apply to our Degree Apprenticeships to visit our Open Evenings to learn more.
Year in Industry Students (YIIS)
The YII Programme is a one-year fixed term contract from September to August for students currently studying an undergraduate degree. It allows students to apply their university studies to the real business world and is a great opportunity to increase career possibilities post-graduation.
Departments include Marketing, Events Management, Human Resources, Operations, New Product Development and Industrial Design.


Moog Apprenticeships 2023

Omega Resource are working in partnership with Moog in the UK to support with their 2023 apprenticeship programme starting in September 2023. For more details or to apply please contact Tobias Patterson at Omega on 01453 852 552 or email

What will I do as an Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Apprentice at Moog?

Starting in September 2023, this is a three-year commitment during which you will learn and develop engineering skills and knowledge through onsite work placements, whilst also studying for nationally recognized qualifications.

You will learn a range of skills including assembly of products, machining, and maintenance of equipment. You will study for a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing and Engineering.

The first year of your Apprenticeship is based on full-time education at Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), where you learn practical and theoretical engineering knowledge in a range of subjects

In the second year, you will rotate around the business in placements, spending time in our core operations departments. You will also attend GET on a day-release basis and work towards an NVQ qualification in work.

In the third year, you will specialise in either Manufacturing, Assembly & Test, Test Equipment, or Engineering

On successful completion of your level 3 qualification, there is the opportunity to progress to an HNC in electrical or mechanical engineering.

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will meet regularly with our apprentice team to assess ongoing performance.

The roles you will transfer into at the end of the scheme are:

  • Skilled CNC Machinist
  • A&T Technician
  • Test Equipment Technician
  • Engineering Technician 

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Operation areas can be challenging, fast-paced, and highly demanding, where deadlines must be met, and work and products are produced to a high standard. This pathway will appeal to people who work well under pressure and are flexible enough to deal with the changing demands of production techniques.

What experience should you have?

You should be able to show us that you are a practical person and have worked on projects either at school or at home that demonstrate this. Relevant work experience completed through school or college would be beneficial, although is not essential.

Applicants must have:

  • At least 5 GCSEs, including the minimum of a level 4 (C grade) in Math, and level 4 (C grade) or above in four other subjects including Science and English
  • Please ensure your CV is up to date with details of the qualifications you are currently studying towards, including full titles and levels. You can include predicted grades if you have not completed your studies yet
  • Relevant work experience is done through school or college would be beneficial although is not essential
  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm to undertake a practical, hands-on role in a manufacturing engineering environment
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude, pride in a job well done, and the commitment to put in the time and effort during the apprenticeship in order to reap the benefits when the apprenticeship ends.
  • We welcome applications from all backgrounds and experiences.


  • Omega Resource are working in partnership with Moog in the UK to support with their 2023 apprenticeship programme starting in September 2023
  • Please contact Tobias Patterson at Omega Resource on 01453 852 552 or share a CV and Cover Letter to to apply
  • Assessment days are likely to be arranged for late June



"Nurse. Bio-Medical Scientist. Chef. Cyber Engineer. Musician. HR Specialist. Tank Crewman. With over 76 entry level specialisms, the range of careers in the British Army might surprise you. 

In each one of these roles there are opportunities to gain qualifications – with 98% of new soldiers starting an apprenticeship. Our new video takes you on a tour of roles across the Army’s seven career streams, and is perfect to show students this National Careers Week."

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Kim Lewington (Programme Manager) at Fly2Help has shared a video of Kirsty Murphy, current Blades Aerobatics Team display pilot. She is ex RAF and Tornado pilot and the first female Red Arrows pilot. She’s also a DfT Ambassador and a truly motivational lady. Here is the link





TBS Engineering Apprentiships

"Based in Gloucester Business Park TBS provides hands on specialist training, one-to-one mentoring and a chance to explore and experience all areas of the business. TBS are incredibly proud of their Apprenticeship programme and their team of talented individuals it’s produced."

TBS have a range of Technical and Commercial Apprenticeships available at their Gloucester headquarters. For more information and how to apply, visit - 


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If you have any questions you would like to put to the RAF team, please send them to: We will use your questions to create a comprehensive Q&A document that answers all your FAQs.


Remit Training

A leading, national Apprenticeships provider. We’ve worked with over 7000 employers – from big brands that everyone knows like Coca-Cola, The Body Shop, Nandos and Travelodge to name a few, through to local and regional companies, all across the country and we’ve helped over 40,000 apprentices find a career.

We offer over 50 different apprenticeships, designed to support your progressing needs and career goals. Apprenticeships can be studied at a level to suit you, from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs) and all the way up to university-level. Click here to apply!


Find several videos on the personal experience into studying and training to be a pilot. For ‘Women of Aviation Week’ they have captured three women who talk about their experience and roles within the aviation industry. Click here for the videos. 


The Civil Nuclear Constabulary

They are responsible for the armed protection of the civil nuclear industry. They work with local police services, nuclear regulators and central government as well as playing a vital role in counter terrorism.

We employ over 1500 officers and staff. Wherever you're based, you'' be part of the wider CNC team, and have access to the training, development and support to give your career an exceptional start. For more information, click here.



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