Prince’s Trust at Highbury College

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a free 12-week programme that could change your life.

It offers work experience, challenging projects in the community and an adventurous five-day team building residential trip.

Seven out of 10 young people helped by the Prince’s Trust move on to work, training or education.

Designed to increase your confidence and offer career support, the programme is a unique opportunity that offers a real challenge with a difference. You’ll work towards a nationally recognised qualification, get help with job-hunting and writing your CV, take on community projects of your choice, experience an exciting, action-packed residential week, and get two weeks’ work experience in an area you’re interested in.

As well as gaining invaluable life skills, you’ll work towards a Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills. This is offered at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. You’ll also get the opportunity to enhance your Maths and English skills.

The Prince’s Trust programme is for 16-25 year-olds who are unemployed, and lacking in qualifications or confidence. It’s a great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones. You’ll work in small teams of 12 young people, all different ages and from different backgrounds. The team programme does not affect your benefits.

Details will be shared with your child during the school year, however you can find more details HERE.




Do an apprenticeship with the makers of Kit Kat, Milkybar & Smarties

Nestlé apprenticeships: Something to get your taste buds tingling this Easter

Last week, we shared some of Nestlé’s delicious apprenticeships with those of you nearest to the vacancies. Well, with Easter coming up, we thought everyone should get the chance to work in a chocolate factory!

An apprenticeship could be your golden ticket to a career in confectionery, whether you dream of inventing amazing new flavours in the lab, making something spectacular on the factory floor, or anything in between. Here’s your chance to earn a wage, avoid piles of student debt and get some work experience under your belt.

But hurry – applications are closing on 31st March. Keep scrolling for our guide to turning round a super application in double-quick time.

This sounds amazing! Tell me more…

Nestlé Academy’s amazing apprenticeships give you the chance to learn the art of chocolate making – by doing it! As a Nestlé employee, you’ll get paid a wage – and if you excel, you could get a permanent job offer at the end of your apprenticeship.

And there’s so much choice – you could work with the team who create new flavours with a food manufacturing apprenticeship, learn how to turn these inventions into reality as an engineer, or make the magic happen as part of theoperations team on the factory floor. You can even study the theory behind your craft at university with a degree and higher apprenticeships – and the fees are on Nestlé!

Oh, and it’s not just about chocolate. You can broaden your experience at the Wisbech factory, which specialises in pet food.

There are apprenticeships available in York, Buxton, Dalston, Wisbech, Fawdon, Tutbury and Halifax. The ones we’ve mentioned are just the start – check out all the opportunities on Nestlé Academy’s website. Remember, applications close on 31st March, so don’t hang around.

I want to apply. How do I make my application super amazing?

The deadline’s looming – but don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Here’s our guide to applying to Nestlé Academy – and turning round a shockingly good application in just a few days.

Prepare: Answer these questions

  1. Do I have the right subjects? First, find out what subjects you need to do the apprenticeship, and what grades you need to get in your exams.
  2. How do I meet the job description? Find out exactly what Nestlé are looking for by reading the job description thoroughly. Note down how you meet each point, as well as examples to prove this in your application.
  3. Why am I a good fit for Nestlé? Take a look at Nestlé’s website and find out what sums them up and what kind of people work for them. Then work out how you fit in. Again, note this down.
  4. Why do I want this job? Think about where you want to be in five years’ time and how an apprenticeship at Nestlé fits in with this plan.

Complete your application

  1. Allow yourself a few hours because the application form is quite lengthy.
  2. Make sure you know all your personal details and have your exam grades to hand because you’ll need to include them in your application.
  3. Find the apprenticeship you want to apply for on the Nestlé Academy website and follow the links to the application form.
  4. When saying why you want the job, refer closely to the job description and use the notes you made earlier to show why you are a good match.
  5. For each point, give an example to show how you can meet that requirement.

Check: Making sure your application is perfect!

  1. Read your application through and make sure you haven’t made any spelling mistakes or other errors.
  2. Ask someone else to have a look, such as a friend, your mum or dad, a teacher, or your careers adviser. A careers adviser is best, because it’s their job to know what a strong application looks like!
  3. Make sure you have time to make changes and correct mistakes.

Now you’re ready to send off your application. Good luck!

Apply Now

Work Experience Opportunities

We are a local building and Maintenance Company based in Farlington, Portsmouth. One of main contracts is with Portsmouth City Council and we do all the day to day repairs in properties in the areas of Landport, Wecock, Buckland and Paulsgrove. We employ Labourers, Carpenters, Decorator’s, Glaziers, Plumbers, Electricians.

As part of our Community projects focus for 2016/2017 we have committed to help the local community by providing work placements and or relevant exposure to our Company/ industry.

We are also able to offer up to 1/2 weeks work placements for students looking to work in this type of industry. Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in.

Contact: Melissa Kamenica (HR Advisor)
m: 07964129194

t: 02392 313731


Solent Marine Academy

Solent Marine Academy has an Open day event on Saturday 26th March 2016 10am-3pm.

We are launching a 2 year Level 3 Advanced Marine Engineering Apprenticeship.

Come see our fantastic new facilities at the Boathouse 4 in the Historic Dockyard Portsmouth, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ.

Guest Speakers throughout the day from some of the biggest marine companies across the coast; Such as Berthon, Diggory Rose, Sunsail and many more.

Free entry into Action Stations with the flyer attached (flyer must be stamped from Solent Marine Company to gain access)

Visit the home of HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Royal Navy a fabulous day out for everyone.

Find out everything you need to know about a professional pilot career this April!


Pilot Careers Live
9 April 2016
Sofitel Hotel, Terminal 5, London Heathrow
10am – 4.30pm

Pilot Careers Live is an exciting career event for anyone looking to take the first steps towards a professional pilot career. It will cover all there is to know on what it takes to become an airline pilot by bringing together leading pilot training companies, airlines and pilot career experts in one venue.

Speakers and exhibitors include: British Airways, the RAF, CityJet and Flybe as well as many Approved Training Organisations and Universities from all over the UK. Visitors will be able to get a unique insight to life as a pilot with the airlines, flying for the military, aviation degree courses, advice on the selection process and the pilot training journey explained. It’s all there!
Questions the event will answer:
What qualifications do you need?
The selection process explained.
What are the costs?
When can you start?
Life as a pilot – what can you expect?
How to combine a university degree with pilot training.
Pilot apprenticeships.
What are the job prospects?
What are the salaries?
What does the training include?
What are the different types of training available?
Royal Air Force – what are the careers options?
More information and Tickets
For discounted student tickets and full information visit

If you wish to discuss the exhibition in more detail please do not hesitate to contact Paul Yates or Darran Ward on the Pilot Careers Live events team. In the meantime, we hope you are able to circulate the event information to your students.

Darran Ward –
Paul Yates –
T: 01225 481440