Discover Virgin Media O2 Apprenticeships! – Virgin Media O2

Industry: Computing & IT

Target Area for Student Applications: UK wide

Date: 08/02/2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ages: 14-19

Application Closing Date: 25/01/2024

With new apprenticeships being released all year round, the variety available is wider than ever. Whether your students want to be out and about helping customers, diving into the data that drives the business, or connecting communities through network expansion, there’s something for everyone.

So join us on 8th February at 10am to meet current Apprentices and the Virgin Media O2 Future Careers team!

To book a workshop for your students please use the booking form.


Fully funded work experience opportunities: 


Y11 & Y13 GSK opportunity:

Our GSK Application Process is open for the following apprenticeships at the Ware Global Supply Chain manufacturing site –

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Engineering
Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)
Project Management
Data Science
Business & Supply Chain (Logistics)

Apprenticeships are available at Level 3 that people can apply for with GSCEs, through to Level 6 degree apprenticeships which will require A levels/BTecs. Full details available on the jobs web page for each apprenticeship. The successful candidates will starting working with us in September 2024.

Click here for further information 


Y12 – Engineering Opportunities – Engineering Development Trust:

Reminder – applications closing soon!

Important information to share with your Year12 students as our Residential Insight into University course applications close at the end of January – so only 3 weeks to go.

To apply, please complete an online application, here. Please see the course list below, with links to the course content, details and dates;

Materials Science at the University of Oxford – Read more

Materials Science at the University of Cambridge – Read more

Broad-Based Engineering at the University of Sheffield – Read more

Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liverpool – Read more

Maths at Lancaster University – Read more

Mechanical Engineering at UCL – Read more

Ocean & Earth Science at the University of Southampton – Read more

Physics and Astronomy at the University of Surrey – Read more

Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at Aston University – Read more

Broad-Based Engineering at the University of Salford – Read more


Unifrog – Virtual Apprenticeship Fair

Wednesday 7 February @ 16:30 UK time

Get involved with National Apprenticeship Week! Join our virtual fair to learn all about the world of apprenticeships. Explore the latest apprenticeship opportunities, attend live sessions with top employers including BBC, British Army, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group and Unilever, and network one-on-one to get top tips on how to find and apply for your dream apprenticeship.

To register: students should sign into their Unifrog account,click on the ‘webinar’ tool and register for the event.


Construction opportunities:

HOP into Construction to your students which is on the 22nd Feb 2024 @ Oaklands College, this is during half term.

There are two sessions, drylining and groundworks.

Hop into Construction is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in the construction industry to meet several of the largest employers in the industry, regardless of whether they want to go into these roles or another role in construction.

Any potential Site Managers, Architects, Surveyors or Engineers should book either one or both sessions, have a little fun, learn a new skill and meet what could be, their first employer.


Upcoming Apprenticeship Opportunities for Year 13 students:

– Applications are now open to Y13 students for the Dyson Institute’s fully-funded Masters in Engineering programme. This is the start of an accelerated Dyson career with international opportunities to shape the future of engineering and innovation. Click here for more information

– Calling Y13 students who want to help shape this country’s future while gaining a degree. The Government Economic Service and Social Research Profession offer a trail-blazing degree apprenticeship in economics and social research. Roles available across the UK; salaries start at £24k. Click here for more information

– Seeking tech-savvy Y13 students for investment management apprenticeships and traineeships in London and Surrey. Apply across Technology, Client Services, Marketing, Finance, and other areas. All students are encouraged to apply – there are no UCAS requirements, and salaries start from £25k. Click here for more information


Year 10 – 12 students – Deloitte opportunity:

– Career Shapers is a great chance for students to immerse in Deloitte’s friendly, diverse community. Explore how different career paths align to each person’s unique talents and strengths. Applications open to: Y10-12 in England and Wales, Y12-13 in NI, and S4-5 in Scotland. Click here for more information


Pathways2Property – Y12 Students

Real Estate Insight day in Cambridge on 13th March in order to help students discover more about careers within the property Industry.

Students will go on a site visit, work on a small project and have a Q&A session with both current and recent Real Estate graduates who are now working in the Industry.  They will also be assisting students throughout the day. The day will be fully funded by Pathways2property including travel costs to and from the venue.

Applications can be found here on our website here and will close on 15th February. Priority will be given to those students that live in the Cambridge area and fit within our criteria.

Students that have attended any one of our programmes will subsequently be able to take part in our work experience and e-mentoring programme and they will also be able to apply for a bursary of up to £30,000 should they go on to study a property related degree at any University.  If they apply to study a Real Estate course at the University of Reading they will be guaranteed a contextual offer and will automatically be given £2500 once enrolled.

We are a charity funded by the Real Estate Industry who are keen to support students from less advantaged and non-traditional backgrounds.  In the 10 years we have been running we have engaged with over 26,400 students – 22% of attendees of our Summer school have since gone on to study or work in property.  Further information can be found on our website or you can contact me on

We are running a 4 day residential at the University of Reading on 2nd – 5th July if students would prefer this (they cannot do both) – please see our website for further information and an application form.

Our programmes are suitable for students that want a career in property or are just unsure of what they want to do to – it may just provide the aspiration a student needs!


Virtual Medicine and Dentistry Opportunities – Y10 – 12

For aspiring Doctors: FREE LIVE VIRTUAL Get Into Medicine conference dates:
Saturday 13th January, 9:30am – 3pm
Sunday 14th January, 9:30am – 3pm

For aspiring Dentists: FREE LIVE VIRTUAL Get Into Dentistry conference dates:
Sunday 28th January, 9:30am – 3pm

Students and parents can register for free at this link:

All aspiring doctors and dentists in years 10-12 / S3-S5 / NI11-13 are invited to register.

These conferences offer tailored advice for medicine and dentistry, covering a range of crucial topics:

– Tactically choosing universities
– Personal statements
– Medical & Dental school interview skills
– Medical Leadership Programmes
– Awards Programmes
– Extracurricular activities
– Work experience
– Building a CV
– Applying for scholarships

Medical Registration Link:
Dental Registration Link:


Oaklands College Open Evenings – February 2024

Please find below some information on upcoming open evenings which are being held at both our St Albans and Welwyn Garden City campuses in February.

The Welwyn Garden City Campus event is being held on the 6th February 5pm-8pm and the St Albans campus event is being held on the 8th February 5pm-8pm.

Oaklands College organises open events for prospective students to explore their campuses, meet the faculty, and learn about the courses offered. Different courses are available at different campuses, so it’s important to visit the college’s website and register for your preferred areas before booking an open event. This will help you make the most out of your visit and gather all the necessary information to make an informed decision.