Find Your Future Event – 22.10.2016

On Saturday 22nd October, GROWS and Yes2Jobs are holding a ‘Find Your Future’ Event.

The world is full of possibilities, it’s time to start your adventure!

Have a go at inspiring hands-on activities, listen to awesome real life stories and get top tips from experts – it’s your future, you can make it happen!

Aged 11-14? Book free tickets for you and your family.  Visit or call 01242 714 447

Ticket holders will receive a fantastic goody bag, entry to a prize draw and a free packed lunch!

Address: Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, GL2 9HW


Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust Careers Fair

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust Careers Fair – taking place at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (Atrium Entrance) Saturday 1st October 2016, 09:00-13:30

The event aims to showcase a few of the 350 different careers to choose from in the NHS to year 12 students (current year 11 students).

Entry is by ticket only and during the morning  the young people will attend a series of workshops and see for themselves what difference they could make to people’s lives in the future.

The event will particularly interest students who are considering professional health careers with the spotlight on the familiar allied health professionals (Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist and Radiographer), Doctors, Nurses and Dietetics, but also on the opportunities and professional roles within Medical Physics, Physiological Investigations, research, prosthetics and Neonatal Care.

In summary a fantastic opportunity for young people to visit our Hospital site, attend workshops facilitated by skilled and experienced healthcare staff, participate in discussion and activities and talk to NHS staff about their fulfilling roles and how everyday they contribute to the delivery or support of ‘Best Care for Everyone’.

Where: The Atrium, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester

When: Saturday 1st October 2016, 09:00-13:30

How to book:

Any questions please contact

How to find an Apprenticeship

Applying to go to uni to do a degree is a lot like applying to do A levels as there is a need to get certain grades to make good on an offer from your chosen university. However, an apprenticeship is much more like landing a regular job – there is no ‘UCAS’ for apprenticeships with potential apprentices having a number of different choices when it comes to finding and applying for an apprenticeship. These include searching for an apprenticeship right here on NotgoingtoUni, heading over to check the National Apprenticeships Service online, or even approaching local employers directly.  
Different apprenticeships require different ways of applying, with some asking for an application form to be filled out, others wanting a C.V. and some requiring an interview – just like a regular job. Each apprenticeship will include details on how to apply, and you can apply to any openings you find here on our site by setting up a user account.

If you found the apprenticeship yourself – perhaps through an employer – you will need to contact them in order to find out how to apply for the training. Remember that you are entering the world of work, so be professional when you call – you only get one chance to make a good first impression.

With this in mind it’s worth finding out what you can about the apprenticeship and the employer themselves. As with applying for a job, you will want to do your research to make sure the role suits you as well as looking up the company’s own website to get a little more information on them. This research should give you an idea of the company structure and ethos – similar apprenticeships can offer different experiences depending on the company you work for. You will also want to make sure that the apprenticeship you are applying for is at the right level for you.

Some applications can be done online while others will want you to telephone, send a paper C.V. or go and meet the employer in person. Some larger employers even have an automated process via a website link where you may have to get past an initial stage before you get to speak with a real person and make your application!

The important thing to remember, wherever you go to find your apprenticeship, is that it is like any other job with an employer insofar as you will need to be accepted onto the course. Unlike with a university application this is not just about getting the grades.

If you are called to interview it is worth remembering that you will need to impress the employer – an interview is not all about what you want out of the training, but also what you can offer to them in return.

While it may seem a little more hit-and-miss than submitting an application to UCAS, applying for an apprenticeship can lead to great career opportunities in a variety of different roles. Offering on-the-job experience, training, and a wage rather than tuition fees, it is clear to see why more young people are taking the opportunity to become apprentices.

Posted: 15th of March 2016 by Tom Clover



Glatfelter Apprenticeship Opportunity

Glatfelter, Lydney are manufacturers of speciality papers used in the food and beverage industries. They are part of the global Glatfelter family, which is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, employing over 4,300 people.

An opportunity to join a unique apprenticeship programme has arisen for 2016.

We are looking for four enthusiastic “A level” students (or equivalent), to become part of the future of Glatfelter and undertake a Paper Making apprenticeship. The programme is run at the Paper School in Gernsbach, Germany and taught in English. Following each module, apprentices will return to the Lydney Mill and put into practice the learnings in an operational environment.

You will graduate from the Paper School after three years as a Craftsperson; each year you will spend approximately seven weeks at the school.

Applicants should be expecting to achieve a minimum of two A levels, one of which should be in Maths, Chemistry or Physics at grade C or above. All applicants will hold a grade C at G.C.S.E. in Maths and English.

The closing date is the 30th of June with an assessment centre being held in the first week of July.

If you would like to know more, please e-mail or telephone 01594 842235 and ask for the HR Department.



Apprenticeship Opportunities in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

A fantastic new addition to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust portfolio of apprenticeships is an opportunity for a young person to join our therapies team and over 18 months complete an Advanced (Level 3) Clinical Healthcare apprenticeship with the Therapy team at Cheltenham General Hospital.

There will also be a second apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

There will be no second advert, interested applicants should apply for either opportunity via the NHS Jobs link:

Closing date for applications 15th June.

Department Tour will be held 28th June.

Interviews will be held 5th July.

The opportunity is open to people aged over 16 years.