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UCAS Convention

Preparing for the UCAS Convention

Great opportunity to find out more information from someone who knows all about their institution and what it is like to study and live there.

Don’t waste your time (and strain your arm muscles) collecting piles of prospectuses. Make the most of your visit and ask the questions that are important to you.

Representatives at UCAS Conventions are waiting for you to speak to them so don’t be shy!

Things to do before the convention

Think about what subjects you enjoy and what your career aspirations are.

Check the UCAS website (www.ucas.com) and make a list of which institutions offer the courses you are interested in.

Have a look at university websites.

Make a list of questions that you want to ask at the UCAS Convention.

Think about what factors will help you to choose the right course and university for you.

Questions

Questions about the course:

How is the course taught? What are the entrance requirements? Will the top researchers at the university teach me? Are there optional modules so I can choose a specialism?

Questions about the University:

Is accommodation guaranteed? What is the university’s League Table position? What are their National Student Survey results?

Where is the university?

Questions about student life:

Is there support for students with special needs? What sport and social clubs can I join? What is it like to study and live at the university? What financial support is available?

How do I find out extra information:

When are the Open Days? Can you post more information to me? Do you have any electronic newsletters you can send to me? Who do I contact at the university to find out more?

Jobs Vacancies

Support and guidance

As always these vacancies are advertised on the careers notice board and you can pick up your own copy from the stands, on the table, near the photocopier – all in the P16 Centre.

If you need any help at all with your CV, filling in application forms or preparing for an interview, please get in touch.

Thanks,

Helen (Miss Jones)

Cribbs Causway

www.mallcribbs.com Once in look for the Jobs link

Apprenticeships

Applying

If you are interested in any of the apprenticeships, you need to register online, with your e-mail address and password and then you can apply.

Go to www.apprenticeships.org.uk

A huge list of opportunities below.

Each opportunity is in the following format

Advert

Number of Vacancies

Location

Job Role

Closing Date



Apprentice Hairdresser with Perry Carson

1

Bath

Hairdressing (Skills Active/ Habia)

22/04/2013


Hairdressing apprentice required for new Bath based salon.


Delivered by City of Bath College.


Port Operations Apprentices with Bristol Port Company

2

Bristol

Engineering Manufacture (Operator & Semi Skilled)

12/04/2013


The apprentices will be working in the port and the role will consist of various aspects from operating machinery, cleaning, unloading cargo, loading cargo and driving cars from the cargo.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Health & Social Care Apprentices/Palliative Care with Belle Personal Care Ltd

1

Bristol

Health and Social Care (Skills for Care)

12/04/2013


An excellent opportunity to work in Domiciliary care (working within a service user’s home). Working with an experienced member of the team,caring for service users at the end of life.


Delivered by Filton College.


Apprentice Care/Support Worker with Kare Plus

2

Bristol

Health and Social Care (Skills for Care)

12/04/2013


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a couple of Apprentice Support Workers to work at a variety of nursing/residential homes in the South Glos area.


Delivered by Filton College.


Apprentice Lettings/Sales Negotiator (Bristol) with Woods

2

Bristol

Property Services (Asset Skills)

11/04/2013


Woods currently have 2 apprentice vacancies, Bradley Stoke & Portishead. You will be assisting with the daily running of a busy estate agents office.


Delivered by Weston College.


Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant with ASSAN PHARMACY (SOUTH WEST) LIMITED

1

Bristol

Health - Pharmacy Services

19/04/2013


Cohen’s Chemist are looking to recruit a Trainee Pharmacy Assistant. The role will include duties such as stock control and merchandising, receiving stock, serving customers and sales of medicines to the public under supervision


Delivered by Chesterfield College.


Warehouse Apprentice with Country Baskets Limited

1

Bristol

Warehousing and Storage (Skills for Logistics)

22/04/2013


National company looking for an apprentice process web sales in a warehouse environment.


Delivered by Sandwell Training Association Ltd.


Apprentice Gardener with Ambience Landscapes Ltd

1

Bristol

Horticulture (Lantra)

16/04/2013


Apprentice Gardener required, full time position, no experience needed as full training given.


Delivered by Wiltshire College.


Apprentice Optical Assistant with Specsavers

2

Bristol

Customer Service (CFA)

12/04/2013


Are you looking for an original and exciting career? If so, this well-known high street company are recruiting optical assistants.


Delivered by Positive Outcomes Ltd.


Apprentice Business Administrator with Specsavers

1

Bristol

Business and Administration (CFA)

19/04/2013


If you have a flair for offering excellent customer service, and have an interest in eye care, then this could be what you are looking for.


Delivered by Positive Outcomes Ltd.


Nursery Assistant with The Honeytree Day Nursery Limited

1

Bristol

Children and Young People's Workforce

26/04/2013


Working as a part of a friendly and supportive team in a nursery in Horfield, you will be caring for and meeting the needs of children aged between 6 weeks to 5 years.


Delivered by JHP Training.


Kitchen Service Assistant with Revival Cafe

1

Bristol

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

26/04/2013


This is a busy and varied job role ideal for a keen and enthusiastic individual who wants to start a career in Hospitality and Catering.


Delivered by JHP Training.


Administration Apprentice with Priddy Engineering Services Limited

1

Bristol

Business and Administration (CFA)

22/04/2013


Assisting with the day to day running of the office function alongside the Office Manager. Providing support in all areas of the Administrative function and eventually providing cover in the absence of the Manager


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Nursery Apprentice with Brentry & Henbury Childrens Centre

1

Bristol

Children and Young People's Workforce

22/04/2013


To assist in the provision and maintenance of an emotionally secure, safe, consistent, supportive and caring environment appropriate to the individual needs of young children and their families, whilst working towards your NVQ Level 2 in Childcare.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Apprentice Lettings Negotiator (Bristol) with Heritage Estate Agents

1

Bristol

Sales and Telesales

23/04/2013


A challenging opportunity to join a sucessful estate agents as an an apprentice lettings negotiator.


Delivered by Weston College.


Team Administrator with Highways Agency

2

Bristol

Business and Administration (CFA)

22/04/2013


It’s a great time to join us - we’re offering some exciting career opportunities in Birmingham, Bristol and Exeter as we launch our Apprenticeship programme.


Delivered by Babington Business College.


Apprentice Front of House Assistant with Spike Island Art Space Ltd

1

Bristol

Cultural and Heritage Venue operations

26/04/2013


We are seeking an apprentice to support the Front of House Coordinator in ensuring the smooth day to day running of Spike Island’s reception and front of house function, as well as the gallery, in which we programme contemporary art exhibitions.


Delivered by Plymouth College of Art.


Apprentice Groom with Hinton Equestrian

1

Chippenham

Equine (Lantra)

26/04/2013


Apprentice Groom position on an established livery and training yard in Hinton, South Gloucestershire. Opportunities to compete for the right candidate. Live in and bringing your own horse can be accomodated for the right candidate.


Delivered by Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP.


Apprentice Administrator with Babcock Education Training

2

Bristol

Business and Administration (CFA)

24/04/2013


As an Apprentice Administrator your job role will be to provide administrative support for National Accounts team. Keep the National Accounts address book up to date Keep the Master Contacts list up to date.


Delivered by Babcock Training Limited.


Apprentice Support Worker with The Turrets

1

Bristol

Health and Social Care (Skills for Care)

26/04/2013


Support Worker required in to work in a Care Home for people with learning difficulties.


Delivered by Care Learning Centre.


Business Administrator with Restorative Techniques Ltd

1

Bristol

Business and Administration (CFA)

30/04/2013


A great opportunity for those who would like the challenge of numerous tasks and can multi-task with ease. As a Business Administrator you’ll be a valued member of the team and expected to turn your hand to varied aspects within the office.


Delivered by JHP Training.


Kitchen Service Apprentice with Mercure

1

Bristol

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

29/04/2013


The employer is looking for an individual who is passionate to start a career in the hospitality industry.


Delivered by JHP Training.


Sales Executive Apprentice with 10th Planet Digital Media

1

Bristol

Sales and Telesales

28/04/2013


A Sales Apprentice to join a rapidly growing business to help expansion.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


ICT Apprentice with Smart Computers UK Limited

1

Bristol

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

29/04/2013


Working within the repair centre of the Kingswood branch to offer service and support of PC / laptop maintenance and upgrades.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Apprentice Hotel Superviser with Berwick Lodge

1

Bristol

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

30/04/2013


An exciting opportunity to take on a varied role covering all aspects of Front of House work in this highly rated boutique hotel.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Kitchen Assistant Apprentice with Mercure Bristol North - The Grange Hotel

1

Bristol

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

30/04/2013


Working as a kitchen in a busy hotel kitchen


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Food and Beverage Apprentice with Mercure Bristol North - The Grange Hotel

1

Bristol

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

30/04/2013


Working as a food and beverage attendant in a busy hotel


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Housekeeping Apprentice with Mercure Bristol North - The Grange Hotel

1

Bristol

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

30/04/2013


Working as a rooms attendant in a busy hotel carrying out all housekeeping duties


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Apprentice Technician – Light Vehicle with Mercedes Benz Of Bristol

2

Bristol

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

30/04/2013


Mercedes-Benz are ‘Searching for the Stars of Tomorrow’ to join their Apprenticeship Programme to train as a Light Vehicle Technician.


Delivered by Mercedes-Benz (Uk).


Parts Operations Apprenticeship with Mercedes Benz Of Bristol

1

Bristol

Vehicle Parts

30/04/2013


Mercedes-Benz are ‘Searching for the Stars of Tomorrow’ to join their Apprenticeship Programme to train as a Parts Operations Apprenticeship.


Delivered by Mercedes-Benz (Uk).


Retail Sales trainee with Bakers Of Bath Limited

1

Bath

Customer Service (CFA)

13/05/2013


To work in a very friendly environment as sales assistant, learning a variety of skills whilst working with the public. Full training given. A lot to learn and very good fun.


Delivered by City of Bath College.


Administration Apprentice with Maple Construction & Design

1

Bristol

Business and Administration (CFA)

05/05/2013


The company would like to offer a young person business administration experience, The individual would help with logging activity, processing accounts, financial information and providing information to clients & employees.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


P.E. Apprentice with Bedminster Down School

1

Bristol

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (LSIS)

12/05/2013


Your role will be to ensure that resources are in place that allow for the effective Teaching of PE and the participation of students in enrichment activities and competitions.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Level 3 Advanced IT Professional Apprenticeship with Bedminster Down School

1

Bristol

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

12/05/2013


ICT Apprentice Technician – to assist with all ICT requirements within the school setting, getting involved in networking, problem solving, fault diagnosis etc. In addition, to support the delivery of GCSE photography.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Artworker Apprentice C049 with The Real Adventure Marketing Communications Ltd

1

Bristol

Creative and Digital Media (Skillset)

17/05/2013


We are looking for an Artworker to join our busy studio, and take responsibility for all amends to all on and offline artworking, checking amends against brief and applying guidelines.


Delivered by Cirencester College.


Business Banking Support Apprentice with BPP Bristol Ltd

1

Bristol

Providing Financial Services (FSP)

17/05/2013


Are you looking for an entry level role to springboard your career within a well established bank? This may be the opportunity you have been looking for!


Delivered by BPP Bristol Ltd.


Lifeguard/Leisure Assistant Apprentice - Henbury with Slm Fitness & Health Ltd

1

Bristol

Leisure Operations

03/05/2013


This is a government funded apprenticeship, you will be working towards a Level 2 NVQ in leisure operations and your training will be provided by Lifetime Training.


Delivered by Lifetime Health & Fitness Ltd.


Nursery Assistant with Appletree Daycare Nursery

1

Bristol

Children and Young People's Workforce

07/05/2013


Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship with Government Funded Training in Bristol. Candidates should have a passion for working with young children. Must already be Level 2 qualified


Delivered by Lifetime Health & Fitness Ltd.


Health Care Assistant with Wickwar Care

1

Wotton-under-Edge

Health - Healthcare Support Services

02/05/2013


Wickwar Nursing and Residential Home is based in the Gloucester area and accommodates for 45 residents.


Delivered by T2 Business Solutions.


Health Care Assistant with Tender Homecare Services

1

Bristol

Health and Social Care (Skills for Care)

09/05/2013


Tender Homecare Services are looking for a kind, hardworking individual to join their fast growing domiciliary team. If you have a full UK driving licence and own a car then we would love to hear from you.


Delivered by T2 Business Solutions.


Apprentice Chef with Nonna's (Bath) Ltd

1

Bath

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

20/05/2013


We are looking for a well-motivated, enthusiastic Apprentice chef to join our kitchen team.


Delivered by City of Bath College.


Production Apprentice with Initially Yours Ltd

1

Bristol

Improving Operational Performance

20/05/2013


Production Apprentice within a gament embroidery and printing firm, to support the production team in the process of completing customers orders. Work will entail using software ( Adobe Graphics / embroidery ) packages.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Engineering Maintenance level 3 apprenticeship (Mechanical engineering) with University Hospitals of Bristol

1

Bristol

Engineering Manufacture (Operator & Semi Skilled)

30/05/2013


Engineering Maintenance level 3 apprenticeship (Mechanical engineering)


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Engineering Maintenance level 3 apprenticeship (Electrical engineering) with University Hospitals of Bristol

1

Bristol

Engineering Manufacture (Operator & Semi Skilled)

30/05/2013


Engineering Maintenance level 3 apprenticeship (Electrical engineering)


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship with Quality Products General Engineering Ltd

1

Bristol

Engineering Manufacture (Operator & Semi Skilled)

30/05/2013


Trainee Sheet Metalworker, to be taught how to use equipment at factory working in a busy engineering environment.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Business Banking Support Apprentice with Rbs-Commercial Centres

1

Bath

Providing Financial Services (FSP)

17/05/2013


Are you looking for an entry level role to springboard your career within a well established bank? This may be the opportunity you have been looking for!


Delivered by BPP Bristol Ltd.


Skillnet Vehicle Sale Apprenticeship. with ACF Car Finance LTD

1

Bristol

Vehicle Sales

24/05/2013


The role involves working as part of a sales team where the Apprentice will become fluent in selling techniques and learn vehicle product knowledge, giving customers a professional, informed service.


Delivered by Skillnet.


Domiciliary Care Assistant with Domiciliary Care

20

Bristol

Health and Social Care (Skills for Care)

31/05/2013


A domiciliary care company are looking for a new reliable and caring member of staff to join their hard working and friendly team. You will need to be understanding, respectful and have a dignified approach to all customers and duties.


Delivered by T2 Business Solutions.


ATA Apprentice Pastry Chef x 2 - J1165 & J1166 with The Pump Room Restaurant

2

Bath

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

26/05/2013


An excellent opportunity has arisen for 2 motivated and driven Apprentice Pastry Chefs to join the team at a prestigious restaurant in Central Bath.


Delivered by South West Apprenticeship Company Limited.


ATA Apprentice Chef - J1163 with David White

1

Chippenham

Hospitality and Catering (People 1st)

26/05/2013


We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Chef to work alongside 8 other employees in a village pub based in Hinton, Wiltshire.


Delivered by South West Apprenticeship Company Limited.


Multi skilled Engineering Apprentice with Rhc Lifting Limited

1

Bristol

Engineering Manufacture (Craft and Technician)

10/06/2013


Will be working within the boundaries of 3 phase electrical systems in a team.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Advanced level 3 Engineering Apprentice with Seabank Power Ltd

1

Bristol

Engineering Manufacture (Craft and Technician)

30/06/2013


You will then be based at the power station focusing on plant operation and maintenance.


Delivered by City of Bristol College.


Painter & Decorator with Ian Williams Ltd

1

Bristol

Construction Building

30/06/2013


Painting & Decoration is more involved than decorating a room in a house. The role could vary from working on oil rigs or bridges applying heavy-duty coatings, to working in stately homes or grand hotels skillfully applying ornate decorations.


Delivered by CITB (t/u Construction Skills).


Painter & Decorator with Longwood Building Ltd

1

Bath

Construction Building

30/06/2013


Painting & Decoration is more involved than decorating a room in a house. The role could vary from working on oil rigs or bridges applying heavy-duty coatings, to working in stately homes or grand hotels skillfully applying ornate decorations.


Delivered by CITB (t/u Construction Skills).


Kwik-Fit Apprentice with Kwik-Fit Tyre & Exhaust Centre

Multiple

Nationwide

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

05/08/2013


The Kwik Fit Apprenticeship scheme is a comprehensive and extensive programme that will teach you about every area of our business – two years of full training – that will lead to a NVQ qualification and a career as a Kwik Fit fitter.


Delivered by Kwik-Fit Tyre & Exhaust Centre.


Apprentice Support Worker with Community Care

1

Bristol

Health and Social Care (Skills for Care)

31/05/2013


Willowbank Care are looking for a new reliable and caring member of staff to join their hard working and friendly team.


Delivered by T2 Business Solutions.


Sport

Bristol City Community Trust are offering NVQ’s in Coaching, Teaching and Instructing Football. Contact Ian Parkes via ian.parkes@bcfc.co.uk for an application form.

2nd Chance will be running a Multi Sports Community Coach Makers course from Sept.www.2ndchanceproject.co.uk/coachmakers for more info

Lifetime Training are running pre-employment training courses in fitness. Contactwww.lifetimetraining.co.uk or phone 0870 120 1207 for details

Engineering

Check out this new website for careers information in all areas of engineeringwww.engineeringconstructioncareers.org.uk

Care

Brunel Care are looking for Volunteers and are offering work experience. So if you are interested in care work and want to find out more contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator Liz atvolunteers@brunelcare.org.uk for details.

Construction

On Site Bristol, part of Bristol City Council, are currently recruiting for their Apprenticeship vacancies in the following trades – Carpentry, Plumbing, Bricklaying, Electrical, Tiling, Stone Masonry, Painting & Decorating, Bench Joinery. You have time to apply up until the end of May, to start in September. Check their website www.onsitebristol.co.uk or phone 0117 3521960 for more details.

The CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) are also currently recruiting for their Apprenticeship vacancies in the trades. Contact www.bconstructive.co.uk for details.

Motor Vehicle

S&B Automotive Academy are holding an Open Day on Thursday 30th May from 2-8pm, to promote their apprenticeships in Light & Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Auto Electrical Maintenance and Repair and Bus & Coach Body & Paint. Check www.sandbaa.com or phone0117 9533001 for details.

Next year

Y11 into Post 16

As you will all remember, the move from Y11 and GCSE's is quite a big step. This is the time of year where our Y11 students are looking at what they want to do with their futures.

Can we ask you to help them in this time of transition to help them see what our Post 16 can offer to them. If they ask about any if the courses you are doing then give them as much information as you can to help them.

Post 16