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If you're not sure if uni is for you anymore or having a re-think based on your grades. It could be worth having a think about...

Professional School-leaver schemes

Apprenticeships or a Higher Apprenticeship which is another route to uni

We also have two Q&As running:

Speak to ArmyJobs directly and find out about all the diverse roles they have to offer.

Speak to the M&S school leavers scheme rep.

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Hi Everyone,

I thought that I would give you the low down on Apprenticeships in the British Army!

The Army has the largest apprenticeship programme in the country, with about 95 per cent of new soldiers taking part and over 5,000 completing their apprenticeship training each year. Army apprenticeships are part of a nationally recognised scheme, giving soldiers the chance to work for an employer at the same time as studying for a relevant, work-based qualification.


Each apprenticeship fits in with military training and is closely related to a soldier’s Army role, so as well as becoming a better soldier, they are working towards a qualification that will be valued by civilian employers. Apprenticeships in the Army are delivered on full pay which is great!!


There are two apprenticeship levels:


Apprenticeship Level 2:
Level 2 apprenticeships are equivalent to five good GCSE passes.
Military trade training forms the core of this level. A range of key skills qualifications (including literacy and numeracy) are completed, and a technical certificate is gained. By the end of the apprenticeship, soldiers are skilled Army tradesman, and are rewarded with an NVQ Level 2.


Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3:
Level 3 apprenticeships are equivalent to two A-level passes.
These apprenticeships apply to the Army’s technical trades. Advanced apprentices gain the relevant technical certificates through their trade training as well as an NVQ Level 3 and key skills. To qualify for an advanced apprenticeship, five GCSEs at grade C or above are required. Alternatively, a Level 2 Army apprenticeship is acceptable.


An Army apprenticeship is only the start. Every job in the Army offers the opportunity to progress to gain professional skills leading to higher qualifications, including full Bachelors and Masters degrees.


Apprenticeship subjects:
The aim of apprenticeships is to provide training that is closely linked to a job, so the apprenticeships offered reflect whatever Army role is chosen.

I shall list the apprenticeships in regards to which Corps they relate to:


Army Air Corps:
1. Diploma in Aviation Operations on the Ground
2. Diploma in ICT Professional Competence

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers:
3. NVQ Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
4. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
5. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support
6. Certificate in Logistic Operations


Adjutant General's Corps (RMP):
7. Diploma in Policing


Adjutant General's Corps(SPS)
8. Diploma in IT User Skills


Royal Engineers:
9. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
10. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
11. NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering
12. NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations
13. NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
14. NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)
15. NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)
16. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
17. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Skills


Royal Logistics Corps:
18. NVQ Certificate in Port Operations
19. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
20. Certificate in Logistic Operations
21. Certificate in Transporting Freight by Road
22. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
23. Certificate in International Trade and Logistics Operations
24. Certificate in Mail Services
25. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
26. Diploma in Explosives Storage and Maintenance
27. NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
28. Diploma in Customer Service


Royal Artillery:
29. Diploma in Work-based Horse Care and Management
30. Diploma in Aviation Operations on the Ground
31. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
32. Certificate in Traffic Office
33. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles


Royal Army Medical Corps:
34. Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support


Infantry:
35. NVQ Diploma in Public Services – Operational Delivery
36. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
37. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
38. Certificate in Providing Security Services


Royal Signals:
39. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
40. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
41. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
42. Certificate in Logistic Operations


Royal Armoured Corps:
43. Diploma in Work-based Horse Care
44. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
45. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
46. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage


Royal Army Veterinary Corp:
47. Diploma in Work-based Animal Care


Apprenticeships are generally started during Army training. If a soldier’s literacy and numeracy skills still need some work, the Army will help them reach the right standard. All they have to do is meet the entry requirements set by their chosen Regiment or Corps.

Hope this gives you more insight into the apprenticeships that you can study with the British Army. Any questions, just ask us here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=1251

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Hi everyone!

Below is a bit more information about our School Leaver scheme. And if you're still unsure, please just drop us a question in our Q&A session!


What is the M&S School Leaver Programme?

Our school leaver programme is the ideal way for bright, ambitious and talented school leavers to take their first steps on the retail management ladder. Over the course of 12-18 months, you’ll get a flavour of our business while developing the skills you need to help run it. Based in store, you’ll be coached by mentors, given plenty of responsibility and supported to go as far as your potential can take you. By the end of the programme, you’ll be the line management of a team of Section Managers and Customer Assistants.

Is it a viable alternative to further education?

A university degree is a very useful thing to have. However, in many cases, employers are looking for candidates with ambition, knowledge, skills and experience – not just a degree qualification. This is something that isn’t widely discussed with school leavers. So while we would never discourage anyone from applying to university if that’s the path that’s right for them, there is a viable alternative. Our scheme will equip you within valuable insights and real-world experience. What’s more, it will set you on a career trajectory where the sky is the limit.

What other development opportunities are there?

To improve your confidence at work and equip you with all the skills you need, we offer a comprehensive training and performance-coaching programme. Whatever your role, wherever your ambition lies, we’ll tailor your training to meet your needs, giving you all the support you need to do your job well. So however far you want to go, we’ll get behind you all the way. As well as training, we offer an induction programme for all our new starters. This will last between one and two weeks. This induction will give you a basic overview of our business, along with all you'll need to feel passionate, inspired and excited about your new role with us.

What’s in it for me?

Quite possibly one of the best possible starts to a career in retail management. Progression, challenge, development; the list goes on. You’ll develop some very marketable skills, meet new people and learn from some of the best people in retail. It will grow your confidence and capabilities – and you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic benefits package too.
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Hey everyone,

If you're not sure if uni is for you anymore or having a re-think based on your grades. It could be worth having a think about...

Professional School-leaver schemes

Apprenticeships or a Higher Apprenticeship which is another route to uni

We also have two Q&As running:

Speak to ArmyJobs directly and find out about all the diverse roles they have to offer.

Speak to the M&S school leavers scheme rep.

You could also train as a pilot either in the RAF or with an airline somewhere like Easy Jet or if you can get it (and it's not common or easy) BA.
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Hi everyone!

Below is a bit more information about our School Leaver scheme. And if you're still unsure, please just drop us a question in our Q&A session!


What is the M&S School Leaver Programme?

Our school leaver programme is the ideal way for bright, ambitious and talented school leavers to take their first steps on the retail management ladder. Over the course of 12-18 months, you’ll get a flavour of our business while developing the skills you need to help run it. Based in store, you’ll be coached by mentors, given plenty of responsibility and supported to go as far as your potential can take you. By the end of the programme, you’ll be the line management of a team of Section Managers and Customer Assistants.

Is it a viable alternative to further education?

A university degree is a very useful thing to have. However, in many cases, employers are looking for candidates with ambition, knowledge, skills and experience – not just a degree qualification. This is something that isn’t widely discussed with school leavers. So while we would never discourage anyone from applying to university if that’s the path that’s right for them, there is a viable alternative. Our scheme will equip you within valuable insights and real-world experience. What’s more, it will set you on a career trajectory where the sky is the limit.

What other development opportunities are there?

To improve your confidence at work and equip you with all the skills you need, we offer a comprehensive training and performance-coaching programme. Whatever your role, wherever your ambition lies, we’ll tailor your training to meet your needs, giving you all the support you need to do your job well. So however far you want to go, we’ll get behind you all the way. As well as training, we offer an induction programme for all our new starters. This will last between one and two weeks. This induction will give you a basic overview of our business, along with all you'll need to feel passionate, inspired and excited about your new role with us.

What’s in it for me?

Quite possibly one of the best possible starts to a career in retail management. Progression, challenge, development; the list goes on. You’ll develop some very marketable skills, meet new people and learn from some of the best people in retail. It will grow your confidence and capabilities – and you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic benefits package too.
Hi guys, good news! Our School Leaver Scheme applications have just opened. You can find out more information and how to apply here: careers.marksandspencer.com
Good luck!
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