KS5 Opportunities

Please find below any current opportunities for sixth form students, which have been sent to the school.

Please note the below:

 1) Wilmslow High School is unable to verify or assess any of the below opportunities or employers.

2) Any employer offering work to under 18s must have a permit, which they should have sought from the local authority. Without this, the employers insurance could be invalid. Parents and students should check that this is in place, asking to see the permit.

5th May 2016

Trainee Structural Engineer at Northern Structural Services

We are looking to recruit a Trainee Structural Engineer to join a small but busy multi-disciplinary consulting practice based in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Northern Structural Services has a varied and interesting workload ranging from domestic extensions, multi-million pound residential developments to projects in the commercial, educational, industrial and renewables sectors.

This position is ideally aimed at a college leaver with A-Levels / HNC in a related discipline who is interested in pursuing a career in structural engineering and completing a degree in civil / structural engineering on a part – time basis.  Candidates who have completed a foundation degree in a related discipline will also be considered.

Being a relatively small practice the successful candidate will need to be self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills and have an interest in Structural Engineering.  Under the guidance of  Senior Engineers, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a range of technically challenging projects both office based and on site.  The successful candidate will receive one to one training, gain in depth knowledge of construction and engineering and develop design skills with a particular emphasis on Autocad. The successful candidate will be supported during their studies on a day release basis.

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • Excellent communication skills are required.  Client facing experience would be beneficial.
  • Previous design experience would be beneficial
  • Previous experience of Autocad would be beneficial.
  • The candidate should be familiar in the use of MS Word and Excel

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare detailed structural designs using all four traditional building materials; steel, concrete, masonry and timber.
  • Prepare detailed structural drawings; General arrangement plans, detailed sections, steelwork connection details, reinforced concrete detailing etc.
  • Ensure designs and projects are completed to agreed timescales.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email a copy of your CV and brief introductory statement to  tim@northernstructuralservices.co.uk

26th April 2016

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Bott & Co Solicitors, based in Wilmslow, are coming to WHS to provide information and discuss the apprenticeship opportunities that they are currently offering. The meeting will take place on 3rd May at 15:15 in the Well-being Hub.

 Should students wish to find out more in advance, they may wish to access this page from the company’s website http://www.bottonline.co.uk/about-us 

 Please let Miss Finemore or Miss Evetts know if you wish to attend.


19th April 2016

Hydes Brewery – Apprenticeships

We are looking to recruit to 3 chef apprentices, across the Hydes Estate.

This would be to start in August/September and could be based at the Coach and Four in Wilmslow, with other openings in Cheadle Hulme and Lymm.

Hydes Apprenticeships Pstr

11th April 2016

Barratt Homes Apprenticeship Programme

Our Apprentice programme for Joiners and Bricklayers has now gone live on our Careers website and we would like to supply you with details should any of your students wish to apply. Please find attached our trade Apprentice poster and how to apply poster. How to Apply for a Barratt Apprenticeship Trade Apprentice Poster 2016

We have had several of our former Apprentices go on to Site Management through our Academy and our Apprenticeship programme is an ideal stepping stone into a Career with Barratt Homes. 

For details of the apprenticeship programme, please visit our careers website www.barrattfuturetalent.co.uk. We advertise our Apprentice vacancies and accept online applications for our programme during the spring and summer months through our careers website.  

Be sure to choose ‘apprenticeships’ as your preferred career area to apply online. 

We work in partnership with CITB, the sector Skills Council for construction. As part of our selection process, in addition to submitting your application with us, you’ll also need to register with CITB.  

You can do this any time of year, so if you’ve not yet registered through CITB, visit www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive

15th March 2016

Siemens UK Apprenticeship Opportunities

I am a recruiter based within Siemens UK. We are currently advertising for our 2016 apprentice intake so I wanted to make you aware of some opportunities which may be of interest to some of your pupils as they are based in our Congleton office

Engineering Apprentice- Closing date 4th April


Advance Apprenticeship in Business Administration – Closing date 3rd April 2016


Supply Chain Management Apprenitce– Closing date 3rd April 2016


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 With best regards,

 Emma Clarke

Entry Level Talent Recruiter

Siemens plc
Princess Road, Princess Parkway
Manchester M20 2UR, United Kingdom


26th January 2016

Are your students considering Sports Rehab?

Do you have students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and who love sport?

The University of Bradford offers a BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation, accredited by the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). At the end of the programme students will be eligible to apply for membership to BASRaT.

The course develops experts in the management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries arising from sport and physical activity, also, the prevention of injury through information and advice on sport performance and healthy lifestyles.

The students are trained to work alone or as part of multidisciplinary teams, developing an appreciation of the psychological, cultural and social factors that influence performance and health and wellbeing in sport.

Approximately one third of this three year degree is spent on practice placement, preparing the Sports Rehabilitators to work in a wide range of sporting settings including professional and amateur sports clubs, private clinics, hospitals, leisure facilities and community venues.

The University provides unique clinical experiences which have included the Paralympic training camps in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics, Bradford Bulls, Bradford City FC, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC Rugby League clubs and Bradford and Bingley Rugby Union club.

For further information about funding, modules, entry qualifications, and start dates please click here.

If you’d like us to visit your school and college to discuss this particular course with your students who are applying to university for 2016 entry please email schoolsandcolleges@bradford.ac.uk

22nd January 2016

The EDT Year In Industry can be a good ‘kick start’ for a brilliant career in STEM

A good degree is not sufficient by itself to gain good graduate employment.  Employers are looking for transferable skills and prefer work experience – probably not top of the agenda for most 17/21-year-old students who are still trying to decide on their career paths!

EDT, a not for profit organisation, offers through YINI a high value, low risk option, as students do not have to defer their University place unless they accept an offer with YINI, and the registration is free.

A 9/12-month placement could provide some of the structure that admission tutors look for in personal statements and still allow time to travel. Last year nearly 600 students were given this invaluable start to their careers.

Probably a YINI will appeal to students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths or Physics, but it may also be of interest to many others.  I am attaching a brief synopsis of some local openings, but there are many more, both regionally and nationally.

Here are a couple of testimonies of YINI Alumni:

“This year has been the most challenging and one of the best experiences of my life. Totally worthwhile. I have learnt so much!!” Tamaryn Johns, AstraZeneca

 “This has been a massive step in my personal development and will be the foundation for my degree and my future career. This has been extremely valuable in terms of both general and specific work experiences. I had no idea I would gain so much when I embarked on this venture.” Sascha Kellert, Serco Group Ltd

Please find below a poster of our current vacancies for a Summer 2016 start – please advertise these to your students in a prominent place. If you or any of your students would like to find out more, we would like to hear from you.  More details can be found on our website www.yini.org.uk or information can be requested from Kerrie on 0161 278 2577 or from k.madden@etrust.org.uk.

Poster_School mailing January 2016

KPMG School Leavers Programme

If you’re looking to build a successful career in business, our school leaver programmes could be the perfect catalyst. You could earn while you learn, both on-the-job and whilst studying for a professional qualification. Working at KPMG means visiting clients, helping them meet their business goals, identifying improvements, mitigating risks, and adding real, tangible value to their business. We have two school leaver offerings that can give you a unique kick start to your career. However it is up to you to identify and pursue the path that is right for you, and your career.

Our KPMG360° apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to work across a broad range of business areas, offering you depth and breadth of practical experience in work, coupled with study towards a professional qualification. The Audit School and College Leaver Programme gives you the opportunity to obtain a degree whilst gaining hands-on experience to develop your skills as a business advisor to leading firms, across many different industries. On both routes, you’ll benefit from leading training and development programmes and work alongside some of the brightest minds in business.

We will work with you to identify your strengths and offer the support and training you need to reach your potential. At KPMG, we also recognise that our inclusive environment provides a better service to clients and makes for a great place to work, and we’re proud to be a ‘Business in the Community – Top Employer for Women’.

Sound good? Find out more and apply via our school leaver website.

18th January 2016

Part-time Job

James Rogers runs Scoot Fit Discos, a mobile company which sets up tracks for younger children to scoot round for an hour. He is looking for 2 students to work on Saturdays and Sundays, helping to set up the tracks and then encouraging the children to keep going/ pick up fallers and generally be a very positive presence.

As a guide, last weekend’s programme was as follows:

Saturday     Sale 1pm

Didsbury 3pm

Macclesfield 5.30pm

Sunday       Poynton 11am

Wilmslow !pm

Knutsford 3pm

All transport will be provided, starting from and ending in Wilmslow.

Pay is £8.00 per hour.

He would be happy for a team of 4 to work, 2 people each weekend, so that nobody’s work school work takes too big  a hit.

His number is 07960 885 083.

Anyone interested might like to look on Facebook at Scoot Fit Discos.