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Working With Local Businesses
At Maltby Academy we continue to develop strong links with local employers. We work with them in our Careers programme in various ways. Some employers come into school and talk to our students about their businesses. They discuss what the job is like, along with what skills and qualifications are desired. Some employers help to carry out mock interviews with students and provide useful feedback. Students complete work experience in Year 12 and many local employers facilitate this by organising for them to work in their businesses for the week.

Here are some apprenticeships from large local employers:

Barclays                     Bentley                                Jaguar Land Rover
Airbus                         Atos                                       Arnold Clark                         Vodafone

Apprenticeships, School Leaver Programmes and Sponsored Degrees
Below is a list of many companies that recruit young people every year for apprenticeships, school-leaver programmes or sponsored degrees. Deadlines and start dates vary according to the company. Check individual sites regularly for vacancies.

Accounting, Administration, Business, Finance and Management 

Aon Apprenticeship Scheme – A levels required.
Barclays Apprenticeship Scheme – GCSEs required.
BDO School Leavers Scheme – A levels required.
Boots Advanced Apprenticeship – A levels required.
Deloitte School Leavers Programme – A levels required – on-going recruitment.
Ernst & Young Accountancy Programme – A levels required.
HSBC Apprenticeship Programme – GCSEs required.
KPMG Sponsored Degree – A Levels required.
PwC Sponsored Degree – A Levels required.
Tesco Management Training Scheme – A Levels required.
Visa – In accounting, business and technology.


B Constructive.
BEST – Nationwide. GCSEs required.
Carillion – Nationwide. GCSEs required.
CITB – Nationwide. Some GCSEs required.

Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical)

Discover Engineering – Link to companies that offer apprenticeships.
Balfour Beatty – Engineering.
JTL – Electrical, Engineering and Plumbing.
BAA – Engineering.
Remit – Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships.
Royal Mail – Engineering and Vehicle.
Arqiva – Nationwide. GCSEs required.
Atomic Weapons Establishment – No qualifications specified.
BAA – GCSEs required.
BAM Nuttall Civil Engineering & Surveying – GCSEs required.
BP Trainee Officer Programme – Nationwide. A Levels required.
BT – Nationwide. GCSEs required.
British Gas  – Nationwide. 4 GCSEs required.
EDF Energy Apprenticeship – GCSEs required.
E:ON – Nationwide. GCSEs required.
JTL  – Nationwide. No qualifications specified but GCSEs preferred.
Laing O’Rourke Advanced Apprenticeship  – GCSEs required.
Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship – GCSEs required.
NG Bailey – Nationwide. GCSEs incl. English/Maths/Science.
National Grid Advanced Apprenticeship – GCSEs required.
Persimmon Homes – Nationwide. 5 GCSEs required.
Remit Motor Mechanics – Nationwide. GCSEs required.
Thames Valley Water – 4 GCSEs required.
Virgin Media – Nationwide. GCSEs required.

Funeral Care

Co-op – Funeral service apprenticeship.


CapGemini – GCSEs or A Levels required.
IBM – Nationwide. A Levels required.
Microsoft – Berkshire. GCSEs required.
Microsoft Apprenticeship Films!
Pearson (formerly Zenos) – Nationwide. GCSEs required.


ITV Apprenticeships – Opportunities in media and business administration.

Retail/Customer Service

Co-op – Vacancies in legal, HR, food, motors and much more.
Superdrug – Applications ongoing.
Remit – GCSEs required – grades not specified.


Yachting Apprenticeship with UKSA – Applications ongoing but deadline for bursaries is the end of April.


Hays Travel – Nationwide. GCSEs required.
Thomas Cook – Nationwide. GCSEs required.
Thomson – Nationwide. No formal qualifications required.