New Apprenticeship Healthcare Assistant Opportunities – Starting February 2017

“We have fantastic opportunities available for Healthcare Apprenticeships at Gloucestershire Care Service NHS Trust. There are vacancies across our Community hospitals including, Stroud, The Vale, North Cotswolds, Lydney, Dilke and Cirencester.

This is a fixed term contract working towards a level 2 or Level 3 Clinical Healthcare qualification, depending on previous qualifications and experience. Please find the link to this advert:


All applications are through NHS jobs, please note we cannot accept CV’s.

Closing date 20th December 2016.

These positions will be to start on Monday 28th February 2017. “


NHS Apprenticeship Vacancies

We have 2 fantastic vacancies for apprenticeships at Gloucestershire Care Service NHS Trust.

Apprentice Decontamination/ Outpatient support worker  – 12 month fixed term contract working towards a level 2 Support Healthcare qualification. Stroud General Hospital


Apprentice Management Secretary – 18 month fixed term contract working towards level 3 business and administration – Cirencester



Post-16 Advice Night – TONIGHT!

Tonight we will be hosting a Post-16 Advice Evening in the Drama Hall from 4:30-6:00pm.  This event is directly aimed at supporting our Year 11 students in making decisions about their next educational step after their time at The Dean Academy.  This will be an opportunity for students, parents and carers to speak directly with a range of local providers who can give information about course choices, apprenticeships, applications and much more.  Our currently confirmed attendees are as follows:

  • Gloucestershire College (GlosCol) – including a representative from the Advice and Guidance team, for impartial advice, a representative for the Apprenticeship team.
  • Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre including Mr Johnathan Lane, Director of Sixth Form & Associate Assistant Headteacher
  • Hartpury College
  • Forest Sports Education
  • Delphi Engineering Systems – CANCELLED
  • High School for Girls, Gloucester
  • The Armed Forces – including the Army and Navy (including The Royal Marines)
  • Adviza – Careers Advice and Support (www.adviza.org.uk)
  • The Dean Academy Careers Team – including how and where to access information and support in-school

With application deadlines on the horizon, and Open Days passing, we hope that this event will provide a useful opportunity for you to get your questions answered in a more intimate setting than an Open Event might provide. It is being run exclusively for students, parents and carers from The Dean Academy.

If you are concerned about the event clashing with Chepstow School Open Evening, we would note that their event begins at 6:00 and ours at 4:30.  Our hope is that you might be able to visit us and follow on to Chepstow school from here in time for their later start.

We very much look forward to welcoming you tonight!

Hospital Work Experience – Interview Training – Clinical Skills

“We have added additional spaces at both our Project India and Project Kilimanjaro for aspiring medics looking to gain hospital work experience. I have included links below for information about the work experience courses:

Extended Course Places:

Project Kilimanjaro
Project India

Available Dates:

  • 12th February 2017
  • 19th February 2017
  • 16th April 2017
  • 23rd April 2017

For full information about our pre-medical work experience you can read here: pre-medical work experience.

If you have any questions about our courses, you can contact me directly at mark@medicalprojects.co.uk or call me on 0191 704 2064 and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Kind regards,

Mark Williams
Medical Co-ordinator
W: www.medicalprojects.co.uk


Applications for September 2017

Secure your place at Gloucestershire College now for September 2017

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Gloucestershire College is giving potential students the chance to get ahead of the game and apply now for September 2017 entry onto its courses.

Year 11 students can apply now to avoid the hassle of completing applications during the busy GCSE mock exam period, with options including over 20 A Level subjects at GC sixth form. Alternatively, they can choose from a wide range of full-time further education courses in subjects such as engineering, construction, health and social care, computing, hairdressing, beauty, sport and outdoor education, business and media.

The Gloucestershire College 2017/2018 Prospectus is available now in schools, from the College’s campuses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean, and to download at: www.GCprospectus.co.uk

The prospectus contains the full list of A Levels, further education courses and apprenticeships on offer, commencing in September. Students in the Forest of Dean will now be able to study new courses in barbering, catering and A Level physical education, while both Cheltenham and Gloucester Campuses will be offering new computing courses. New construction and health, social care and early years courses will be available to students at all three campuses.

The College will host a series of November Open Evenings for students looking at their options for September 2017, along with their parents and guardians. These provide an excellent opportunity to see the state of the art facilities at its three campuses, including the brand new Graduations at Cheltenham hair and beauty training salon, as well as construction workshops, film studios, training restaurants, sports facilities and more.

Principal Matthew Burgess said: “It is a good idea to start looking at post-GCSE options and for students to secure their place this side of Christmas, for one less thing to worry about once mock exams begin.

“Many students will be undecided on what and where they want to study, and there are so many options to consider, such as A Levels, apprenticeships, technical and professional routes.

“This is why we recommend that students and their parents come along to one of our Open Evenings for the chance to view our fantastic facilities and speak to our advice and guidance team, as well as our passionate lecturers.”

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Further information on the November Open Evenings can be found at:www.openeveningsatGC.co.uk

new skills

Public Sector Recruitment Event – 12th November

Gloucestershire is holding a joint public sector recruitment event on Saturday 12th November, 10:00am-4:30opm at Jurys Inn, Cheltenham.


Each employer will have a stand where students can talk to them about current vacancies and working in the NHS. There will also some speaker sessions happening during the day. Topics include mental health, working in general practice, nursing in the community, return to practice nursing and apprenticeships.

The link for the booking site can be found here:

(or you can just turn up on the day!)



Level 2 intermediate Customer Service Apprenticeship

This Level 2 intermediate Customer Service Apprenticeship is based within our Physiotherapy Department Reception at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain a qualification in customer service within an acute Hospital setting.

Applications from  persons over the age of 16 are welcomed.

The Link to the job is: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/search_vacancy/d12b1fd8f18dfde9b027ca84c2780488/

Visits are encouraged and need to be arranged – please see advert

Closing date is 21 October and interviews are Tuesday 1st November