Student Opportunities: Careers and Volunteering

In need of a one-to-one careers discussion?  Please email to request an appointment.


Please click below for an up to date list of Apprenticeship opportunities in York:

Student Apprenticeship Opportunities – June/July 2018


Start your new career path with an Apprenticeship!

We’ve put together our favourite vacancies on GetMyFirstJob from the thousands that are posted every month.

Click to apply below and find out more about the roles from some great companies – today you could find your dream job!

Are these not for you? You can search by industry, role and distance from you any time by visiting


Apprenticeship Event – July 2018

To find out more details and to apply please go to: and enter the vacancy title.    For general information about Apprenticeships please contact York College Business Development Unit on 01904 770368 or e-mail your enquiry to

Click the logos below to view the latest school leaver opportunities:

Balfour Beatty
Location(s): Nationwide
Programme(s): Advanced Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship

Location(s): South East
Programme(s): Degree Apprenticeship

Laing O’Rourke
Location(s): Nationwide
Programme(s): Intermediate Apprenticeship

Location(s): Nationwide
Programme(s): Higher Apprenticeship, Work Experience, Degree Apprenticeship, Other

Location(s): Nationwide
Programme(s): Advanced Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship

Location(s): Nationwide
Programme(s): Higher Apprenticeship, School Leaver Programme

Location(s): Nationwide
Programme(s): Intermediate Apprenticeship, Degree Apprenticeship

pladis Global
Location(s): North West
Programme(s): Advanced Apprenticeship

M&G Investments
Location(s): Central London
Programme(s): Advanced Apprenticeship, Other

Grant Thornton
Location(s): Nationwide
Programme(s): School Leaver Programme

Year 10 and Year 12

Summer Work Experience Opportunity

The Biology department of the University of York is offering an exciting summer work experience opportunity for a small cohort of Year 10 and Year 12 students (around 10 students in total). The work experience week during the w/c 20th August 2018 will include group sessions on general lab skills, presentation skills, advice on University applications and careers advice, as well as time spent working in research labs in the department.

The admission of students to the summer work experience programme is competitive. We have based our application form on the UCAS application form, to give the students the opportunity to get some practice, and we will give feedback to the participants on their applications.

The application form below can be sent directly by email to: Alternatively complete the form and return to Mrs Nelson.

Application deadline: 30/06/2018.

Application form for work experience 2018

Pathways Guide for Year 11

UCAS Progress has published an excellent guide for students who are looking forward to their post-GCSE life and want to research more about possible pathways.

Click on the UCAS logo above to find the page.

Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator

A-Level Subject Choices:

Year 11 Guide to A Level subjects  Russell Group has published an excellent guide to choosing A Level subjects, called “Informed Choices. Click below to watch the video and to read the guide:

What should I look for when applying for an Apprenticeship:

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York College Open Evening

Lunch Time Drop Ins:

We have been overwhelmed by the response to the lunch time drop in sessions. 

Please come along – all year groups welcome. No question too small or too large! Hot topics this week have been Year 11 Taster Days and Year 9 GCSE options, but we have also covered being a professional comedian, becoming an Olympic gymnast, practice interview for a Law degree at York University and assessment centre advice for a student applying for an apprenticeship at Nestle.

So whatever you question please come along to the Aspirations area at lunch time if you have any questions. See you there!

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