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British Intelligence (GCHQ) Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software and Telecoms

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Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Internet and Telecoms with British Intelligence (Working with GCHQ, MI5 and MI6)

The Apprenticeship will cover:

Information Assurance


Software Engineering

Analogue and Digital Signal Processing


To apply you must expect to achieve at least 3 C grades at A Level including at least 2 subjects that include Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science or IT. They will also accept applications from BTEC Extended IT students.

If you decide to apply you must not post on social media sites about your application.

Further details can be found at

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Are you interested in a career in accounting/financial services?

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KPMG, PWC, EY and Deloitte are the four largest international accountancy and professional services firms. At least one of them features somewhere in the news daily. They offer integrated services that include Audit, Tax and Consulting.

If you are interested in a career in consulting, tax, audit or corporate finance and you have decided against going to university you should consider looking at their opportunities. The entry requirements vary from company to company. Generally they will expect good A/BTEC level grades. All of them will be recruiting for summer 2017.

As far as I can see PWC, Deloitte and EY have already opened for recruitment for entry in Autumn 2017. I expect KPMG will be advertising opportunities in the near future. All of them will expect students to be achieving good grades at college. Please see links below for further details. Before starting your application please read the information about selection and recruitment carefully.






Please check their website in the near future to check for vacancies.

Posted 23 September 2016


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Interested in a career in the Police?

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Applications for the 2017 Explorer Programme are now open! (Closing Date 31st October 2016)

What is the Explorer Programme?

Explorers is an exciting programme designed for young people aged 16-18 to investigate different aspects of policing and at the same time support their communities through volunteering. The three main aims are:

  • To engage with young people representative of the communities and neighbourhoods of the respective Districts delivering the programme
  • To provide voluntary opportunities for young people to gain an insight into modern policing, whilst making a positive contribution to their local community
  • To deliver a diverse and exciting programme demonstrating the role of the Force, and to promote West Yorkshire Police as an attractive and rewarding career opportunity

The programme is delivered between January and July on a Wednesday evening for 2 hours at Police Stations across West Yorkshire.  The Explorer Programme is only open to students aged 16-18 living in West Yorkshire.  You will need to be enthusiastic about the Police Service and interested in working in the community.

Please visit for full details about the programme.

  • Application Process
  • Applications should be submitted using the online application form, which can be accessed via this link. The link also contains a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document.
  • Further Information (you will find a list of frequently asked questions online – please read these first)
  • If you have any further questions, please email, telephone 01924 292334 or telephone/text on 07841 899917
  • Find Explorers on Twitter by searching for @wypexplorers or on Facebook at
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“Higher Education Evening for Year 13 Parents”

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We our holding our “Higher Education Evening for Year 13 Parents” on Tuesday 20 September from 7.00pm until 8:30pm in the Students’ Union.

 This event will give parents and guardians the opportunity to find out more about the application process for university. Graham Crossley, Careers Manager, will explain the process and how to make an effective application. A speaker from a local University will also deliver a presentation on Student Finance.

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