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For further information regarding post 16 and careers please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Adams.


Virtual Apprenticeships Live event, to help you discover what a career at Unilever could look like.

The event will take place on Thursday 28th October 2021, from 18:00-20:00, and will include:

  • A focus on our apprenticeship programmes & opportunities
  • Insights and Q&A’s with our current apprentices & senior leaders
  • A closer look at how Unilever champions sustainability & diversity
  • Exclusive teaser of the ‘Our World, Your Future’ competition launching in November 2021

To register and secure your attendance, please click here. We hope to see many of you there!



The Volkswagen Group apprenticeship programme offers the opportunity to learn and earn through gaining a nationally recognised qualification while working for one of the world’s leading automotive brands such as Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Volkswagen Group Paint and Body or TPS.

To find out more about the apprenticeship programme, please visit the Volkswagen Group apprenticeship programme website to apply.

There are a number of roles available with each brand such as:

Service Technician apprentice – Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Service Advisor apprentice - Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Parts Advisor apprentice - Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Paint Technician apprentice - Volkswagen Group Paint and Body

Panel Technician apprentice - Volkswagen Group Paint and Body

Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician apprentice - Volkswagen Group Paint and Body

Parts Sales Executive apprentice – TPS 


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Virtual National Apprenticeship Show - 10th Novemeber 2021 11am - 6pm

Registration is now open for the virtual National Apprenticeship Show – Central. This educational event highlights Apprenticeship opportunities and offers information from your region’s top employers and training providers!

Click here to register for the event.


Now LIVE: College Tours at SGS College for applicants - Stroud campus

As restrictions are lifting we are trying to let applicants physically access the site as much as possible to help with the anxieties created by Covid restrictions this year.

Book at https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/events/campustours


remit group 

Remit Training is 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.

Now it's your turn!

We offer over 50 different apprenticeships, designed to support your progressing needs and career goals. Apprenticeships are available in the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Business administration
  • Childcare
  • Data Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Food - Baker, butcher, fishmonger
  • Hospitality
  • IT - Technical engineering
  • IT - Technical sales
  • Retail
  • Social care
  • Software development

And many, many more!

Apprenticeships can be studied at a level to suit you, from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs) and all the way up to university-level.
On our website, you can see all our latest vacancies, some of which start now and some that start in the future. Also, if there isn’t something right for you now, you can register your interest and when the right role does come up we’ll be in touch.

Unlike academic courses at university or college, an apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and achieve practical qualifications in the workplace while earning a living.
It’s therefore a great opportunity to get the real work skills, experiences, and expertise that companies need and are looking for in their employees.
So what does an Apprenticeship involve? 

  • Achieve an accredited qualification in an area of interest – see below for a list of Apprenticeships Remit offers
  • 80% of your Apprenticeship will be hands-on real experience in a real job
  • 20% of your Apprenticeship will be dedicated to study and additional training, supported by one of Remit’s industry experts. 

Click here to apply!



The Civil Nuclear Constabulary 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.



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 https://youtu.be/Kq4pmGgLpaY. 



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. Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QAua3ucTrNjwLhI22jwwA


Click here to view an Employment and Jobs report for January 2021 


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 - http://www.tbseng.co.uk/apprenticeships 





Click here to watch webinar recordings.

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


Click here for Berkley Green UTC KS5 Information 


Careermag for parents

"The latest edition of Careermag for parents is here to help you and your child. Careermeg connects parents, guardians and careers with up to date labour market information. We explain the various qualification routes available and bust myths and misconceptions along the way."

-Alternatives to university

-Apprenticeship information

-National Careers Week 2021 resources

Click here  to view



"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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National Apprenticeship Week

"The February Parents' and Carers' Pack looks at NAW2021 highlights, apprenticeship entry requirements, apprentice and employer perspective articles, apprenticeships in the Care sector, T Level and Traineeship info, apprenticeships you may not know about and much more!"


National Apprenticeship Week 2021 exceeded all expectations with a record-breaking number of students, apprentices, teachers, parents and carers, employers and training providers engaging with apprenticeships all across the country!

Click here to watch the short film highlighting some of the best events that took place during National Apprenticeship Week.


Careers Fayre

Barnwood holds an annual Careers Fayre. Years 7, 8 and 9 are invited to the lunchtime session and the hall buzzes with their excitement talking to the contributors. Year 10 and 11 spend the afternoon interacting with local employers, apprenticeship providers, sixth forms and colleges.


Higher Education Insight Day

A group of Year 10 students spent a day finding out about Higher Education. They participated in engaging, interactive workshops delivered by current university students and staff which focused on the benefits of Higher Education and why they may want to consider University as an option when they reach 18. Barnwood Park students also had the opportunity to tour the University of Gloucestershire’s campus to familiarise themselves with this exciting environment. Students came away thinking about the benefits of Higher Education, understanding the pathways and steps to higher education, skills needed for studying and of course looking to the differing employability and careers options that are available to them after achieving a degree.

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Dowty Propellers

Dowty Propellers visited Barnwood Park and joined the Year 11 students to talk about engineering careers and the Dowty Apprenticeship programme. They spoke about the skills an engineer requires and how they are utilised in aerospace engineering. 

It is an exciting programme with Year 1 full-time at college, with fees paid and a competitive salary. Years 2 and 3 are at Dowty, experiencing hands-on rotations throughout all the departments in the propeller manufacture and repair business.

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University of Gloucestershire 

The university of Gloucestershire visited Year 8 and 9 to deliver an information assembly detailing benefits of going to university.

The 'Why Go' to university talk gave an overview of university life and the reasons for our students to consider it. A brief overview of student life at the University of Gloucestershire included information about accommodation, courses, finance, resources and of course the social scene. The delegate from the University of Gloucestershire talked about her own education and career pathway experience and the benefit to her of achieving a university degree.

For further information about courses at the University of Gloucestershire please contact www.glos.ac.uk/outreach.



Tips and more information on post 16 education and careers

Click here to view your Careers Interview at Barnwood Park

Click here to view a guide on How to complete your CV

Click here to view interview tips

Click here to view a Personal Statement help sheet

Click here to view a Personal Statement Template

Click here to view some Personal Statement starter sentences

Click here to view a students experience talking to an Estate Agent

Click here to view a Parent Apprenticeship Information Guide

Click here to view information on an SGS year 10 information

Click here to view a Sixth Form information video from The Crypt School assembly

Click here to view Careermag. Students are faced with a difficult decision when leaving school or college. There are so many options available from A-Levels to apprenticeships, BTECs and university choices - we aim to help young people to make well-informed decisions about their futures.