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The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

Bradley Stoke

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Career Planning

At Bradley Stoke Community School, we provide a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme for every year group.

Most people spend many years of their life in a working environment and it is therefore important to equip our students with the necessary skills for them to make decisions about their future, to know how and where to access information and to link subject areas and qualifications with possible careers.

Good quality Careers Education will raise the aspirations of and help our students to become effective career planners and managers of their own progression through learning and work. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life Post 16 and Post 18. By providing quality information, advice and guidance, our aim is to raise students’ aspirations and ambitions for their futures and increase confidence, whilst offering equality of opportunity for all. 

Careers Education, Information and Advice Journey for Students - January 2019 

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Recent Career/Apprenticeship Opportunities





Please be advised that the applications have now opened for our Apprenticeship schemes, please use the following link Apprenticeships which will take you directly to our careers pages where you can apply for all available schemes, please note the closing date for applications is 1st March 2019.


As a world-renowned engineering and scientific technology company, we offer a complete range of real-world apprenticeships, spanning all kinds of innovative engineering.  We have opportunities for people interested in STEM subjects, including technical, manufacturing, engineering, software and embedded electronic engineering apprenticeships.

On the evening of the 28th November, Renishaw are hosting an information evening for students in years 11, 12 & 13 that are looking for a career path in Engineering, Design, Technology, Computing, Maths or Science.  We will be outlining all of the different pathways we offer including starting an apprenticeship straight after GCSEs, joining us after A levels, or starting with us as a graduate after university.  Due to high demand for this event in previous years we will be running two sessions from 17.00 – 18.30 and 19.00 – 20.00, tickets must be booked.  To find out more information and book tickets please visit our Eventbrite page:  https://renishawinformationevening2018.eventbrite.co.uk 





Apprentice and School Leaver Open Evening – Save The Date
Thursday 22nd November 2018 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Rolls-Royce plc

Horizon Hall - Whittle House Customer Centre Reception, Gate 7 - PO Box 3, Gypsy Patch Lane, Filton, Bristol, BS34 6QA

Joining Rolls-Royce as an apprentice or school leaver means developing unrivalled expertise. Tackling some huge challenges. And being part of the team that creates high-performance, integrated power solutions for use in the air, on land and at sea. Our apprentices receive all the training and support they need to go further in their careers.

We are hosting an invitation only event to provide students, parents and teachers the opportunity to explore the programmes we have here at Rolls-Royce, including a chance to talk current apprentices, representatives from the Defence Sector, and members of the development and recruitment teams.

Our apprenticeships

Post-GCSE, we offer Advanced Practical/Technical & Business Operational Apprenticeships for people who are keen to get hands experience within various areas of the business. Post A-level we have full degree level apprenticeship programmes across our business.

This invite is for Year 11-13 students only and students are required to register attendance at this event. Please Note: Registration Links for the event will be sent out over the next week. When you receive this please share this with your students/parents to get signed up to attend the event.  If you are not the right person to receive this email, please can you forward onto the correct point of contact in your school/college.


We look forward to meeting everyone soon,

The Early Career Team



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Preparing for the Future - Parents/Carers Guide

It's Your Choice              

Government Advice

What is an Apprenticeship?


Post 16

In Year 12 & 13 information, guidance and advice is delivered through the core programme, tutor sessions, talks from a range of external agencies and one-to-one support from a designated Post 16 Learning Mentor. The majority of our students go to university after completing their post 16 studies and in preparation for this students attend the UCAS convention, a university open day, a UCAS applicant event and a wide range of other events, including summer schools, access courses run by Bristol University, Oxbridge conferences and a variety of taster days.

Below are some useful links to support students with these choices.

Higher Education

http://www.ucas.com   Website run by the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.  Provides information about courses, how and when to apply to university to apply to university

www.unistats.direct.gov.uk  The official website for comparing UK higher education course data

http://www.ukcoursefinder.com   A range of useful information including a study interests questionnaire to help identify appropriate course options

www.prospects.ac.uk  Graduate careers website, includes information about what kind of career your degree course might lead to

www.opendays.com    The university and college open day directory

www.bestcourse4me.com  Shows the link between what people study at University and the jobs they go into afterwards 

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk  University Subject League Tables and information about studying overseas

www.push.co.uk  An independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days and student finance.

www.gov.uk/student-finance A guide to student finance – how and when to apply

Other Post 18 Opportunities

 www.careerpilot.org.uk  Information about Post 18 options

www.justgohigher.co.uk    Information about Higher Apprenticeships

www.gapyear.com   The world's largest gap year social network

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk  Information about jobs, apprenticeships, gap year and educational opportunities

 UCAS website


Other Useful Websites

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx - Careers advice

Career Pilot - Plan your future work and study

icould Careers - Providing an excellent introduction to career pathways

Lifetracks - Careers advice age 14+

BTEC Parents' guide

National Careers Service - Impartial advice