Apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn, experience a real work environment whilst completing industry recognised qualifications. Staying in learning until your 18 doesn’t have to mean staying on in 6th form or going to college. With over 400 different types of apprenticeships in a variety of industries there is plenty to choose from, allowing you to be hand’s on and develop your skills and knowledge in the workplace. Higher and degree apprenticeships continue to grow making this route a viable alternative to higher education and without the student debt. Legal, teaching, health, engineering, finance and many other professions are now achievable through an apprenticeship programme.


At The Brooksbank School we work hard to prepare students to make a successful transition to the world of work and to raise the profile of work-based opportunities both post-16 and 18. We are proud to have the highest numbers of young people across schools in Calderdale progressing into apprenticeship destinations, both after Year 11 and Year 13. In 2018, 28 Year 11 leavers moved into apprenticeship positions in a variety of different areas including, construction, engineering, dental nursing, the armed forces, sport and many more. Our sixth formers also secured some amazing opportunities, 12 individuals began their careers with companies such as Mercedes, the NHS and BASF and also in legal firms, accountancy, childcare and the media.


If you enjoy a challenge and want a varied learning experience then find out more about apprenticeships here:

ckcareersonline the website of C&K Careers for Local Job and Apprenticeship Vacancies – Recruitline

Find an Apprenticeship –  Apprenticeship Vacancies – national site – Higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies

UCAS – Apprenticeships


CVs and Letters of Application

ckcareersonline the website of C&K Careers – Job search help including CVs and Covering Letters

Search for other Vacancies

Absolute Apprenticeships – Leeds City Region

Amazing Apprenticeships

BPP Professional Apprenticeships in Business, Finance and Law

CCS Media – Technology Sales IT Apprenticeship plus other opportunities

Estio Training IT Apprenticeships

Find Apprenticeships

Hays Travel

Irwin Mitchell – Legal Apprenticeships

Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeships

JTL – Apprenticeships in Electrical & Plumbing

Kaplan Apprenticeships

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group – Apprentices – Register interest for Lloyds to contact you when vacancies go live

Score Europe, Brighouse – Engineering & Business Administration Apprenticeships


Amazing Apprenticeships  will be running 60 interactive live broadcasts throughout 2017/18 featuring real employers and their apprentices

C&K Careers – Jobfaqs – password protected – see Careers to access this – type Jobfaqs – search

Gov UK – Apprenticeship Guide – Get In Go Far – Apprenticeship information – Higher and degree apprenticeships

HEFCE – Higher Education Funding Council for England –new degree apprenticeship development projects

Higher and degree apprenticeships guide


The Apprenticeship Guide

Leeds Pathways

UCAS – Degree Apprenticeships

Useful Websites and links for Employers and Training Providers can be found below:

Auto City

CareerMap The new way to find Apprenticeships

Future Talent

Get My First Job

Training Providers

Babington Group

CMS Vocational Training Ltd

Damar Training Legal Apprenticeships

FW Solutions Ltd

Remit Group

Skills Solutions

Student Ladder