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DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.
We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed.
Our entrepreneurial and supportive culture promotes bold, ambitious thinking and a warm, empathetic approach. Trusting, collaborative relationships with clients and each other is at the heart of everything we do.
As an apprentice at DLA Piper you will have wide ranging support throughout your studies to ensure you feel valued, welcomed and supported at all times.
Project Manager Apprenticeship
We are hiring Project Manager Apprentices to join our DLA Piper Service Delivery team based in the Leeds Office. This innovative and growing team focuses on delivering efficiency gains, tech solutions and process improvement to enhance our client offering and increase competitiveness. The team also work directly with clients to design bespoke solutions for their organisations and in-house teams.
As an Apprentice within this team, you will get the opportunity to complete four, 9 to 12 month long rotations in a number of departments while you study towards a Level 6 Project Manager Apprenticeship, which takes four years to complete. After the four years you will become a Project Management professional with a recognised qualification (BSc in Project Management) and accreditation from a certification body.
Are you considering a career in engineering?
Did you know that an apprenticeship could be your ticket to a high-skilled job in a world-leading engineering company straight out of education? And what’s more, you’ll get paid a wage and gain qualifications without having to take on any student debt.
Read on to find out about the different types of engineering apprenticeships and how you can apply.
What is an engineering apprenticeship?
As an apprentice, you will gain the knowledge and skills for your role on the job. You’ll spend most of your time in the office, lab, factory or field, where you will be trained up by experienced colleagues. Depending on your apprenticeship level, you will also study with a training provider, in college or at university, working towards a qualification which will support you in your day-to-day role.
There are three main types of apprenticeships: intermediate, advanced and higher/degree apprenticeships. Each apprenticeship will provide different qualifications.
Curious about the different types of apprenticeships? Have a read of this article!
The different types of engineering apprenticeships
Engineering has several different career pathways. The 5 main types of engineering apprenticeships are:
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Technology Engineering
Have a look at this video to learn more about the 5 main types of engineering apprenticeships
3. What skills do I need to apply for an engineering apprenticeship?
Every engineering apprenticeship is different so make sure to read the job description carefully to find out about what skills are required. As a guide, here are a selection of the skills and qualities you would need:
• Able to work as part of a team.
• Dedicated, conscientious, and reliable.
• Practical and hands-on.
• A genuine interest in engineering.
• Able to communicate complex information.
• Able to think technically and analytically.
• Happy to work in an industrial environment.
• Good at managing your time.
Here are some articles about skills.
4. So what engineering apprenticeships are available?
Engineering apprenticeships at Volkswagen – Click to Apply
Experience hands-on learning while being mentored by industry experts. You will train at our world class training facilities and work with the very latest automotive technology and amazing vehicles.
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Latest opportunities: Become a Vehicle Parts Assistant, work in Mechanical or Technical Engineering, all while gaining a professional qualification.
Engineering Apprenticeships at Jaguar Land Rover – Click to Apply
Jaguar Land Rover are the pioneers creating the next generation of outstanding vehicles. They are looking for hard-working individuals to make driving more sustainable, their business more environmentally aware and their services more desirable for our customers
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Latest opportunities: Vehicle Sales, Parts Manufacturing, Customer Service and Engineering Technician.
Start your engineering career today!
Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship
Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship
After completing their GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications there are a variety of options available to students. Have your students considered a Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship?
The Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship programme are recruiting for over 150 apprenticeship vacancies this year. We are looking for Service Technician, Customer Service Advisor, Parts Advisor and Sales Executive apprentices to become part of our team across the UK.
Below are some of the top benefits of a Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Apprenticeship:
• Earn while you learn without racking up debt
• Gain work experience from day 1 of your apprenticeship
• Receive nationally recognised qualifications
• Brand certification from one of the UK’s prestigious car brands
• Develop life skills and technical knowledge to succeed
• On the job training with support provided throughout the learner journey
• Meet new people and take part in new experiences
• The first step towards a rewarding career in the automotive industry
Jaguar Land Rover have ambitious growth plans and recognise the importance in identifying talented individuals to become the next generation of professional retailer employees.
South Staffs Water’s Young Innovators’ Panel
This is the second year of South Staffs Water’s Young Innovators’ Panel – an exciting opportunity for sixth formers to get involved in the running of one of the largest businesses in our region. Students will gain valuable work experience, working closely with senior executives at South Staffs Water to bring their views as young adults into the company’s decision-making process for the future.
We’re hand-picking 24 individuals from the students that apply to join the board, which will allow their voices to be heard at executive level and provide a unique opportunity for them to kickstart a career in the world of business. They must live in the South Staffs Water region to take part, and applications will be chosen based on suitability and to ensure a diverse panel of students representing all schools in the area.
Blue Marble is an independent market research agency facilitating this project. We abide by the Market Research Society code of conduct, which means that personal details of applicants will be protected during the project, and then destroyed afterwards in a GDPR compliant manner.
How will your sixth formers benefit?
They will have real influence on the decisions made by senior management as well as:
• see inside the workings of a major business
• meet other like-minded sixth formers from around the region
• get a formal reference for use in UCAS or apprenticeship applications
• get a £100 reward for taking part.
The Young Innovators’ Panel will attend board meetings on two occasions, Tuesday 27th June and Wednesday 19th July at South Staffs Water’s headquarters in Walsall. The meetings will start at 10am so applicants need to be able to get to Walsall for this time. We will reimburse individuals for all travel expenses to board meetings. The meetings will finish at approximately 4pm and will include a mix of briefings from senior executives about the business and the challenges it faces, and facilitated problem-solving exercises.
The Young Innovators’ Panel will work in teams to come up with a teaching resource suitable for KS3 (11-13 year olds), which will form part of South Staffs Water’s armoury of tools to deliver water efficiency education to schools across the region.
Between the two board meetings, members will prepare team presentations on their teaching resource which will be judged by a panel of senior executives.
Who should apply?
We would expect sixth formers to be one or more of the following:
• Someone who enjoys getting their point across: taking an active part in class discussions and debates and problem-solving.
• a good team player: a good listener as well as a good talker, and interested in collaboration!
• The Panel is relevant to students of all subjects, for example Geographers reflecting on water efficiency and the challenges of water resources, Business students looking to develop their awareness of business plans and decision making, and Performing Arts students focusing on presentation and delivery.
We are looking for sixth formers from all social backgrounds: this really is an opportunity for anyone who is interested.
Supporting your school or college
South Staffs Water will be publicising the work of the panel to local media and we would like your school/college to be part of this exciting venture. We are contacting all sixth forms and colleges in the region, and would encourage you to publicise the initiative to your sixth formers so they have the opportunity to get involved.
As part of this research initiative school contact details will be shared with South Staffs Water to be used for schools outreach, and stored by them and Blue Marble until 30th April 2025. After this date, both organisations will need to either gain reconsent to store the data or destroy it. If, during the period of data storage you would like your contact details to be destroyed please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
You can apply by following this link: https://forms.office.com/e/rBxFZEHJjc
The application form is quick and easy and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The closing date for applications is 26th May 2023. You will be informed of the result of your application by the 17th June.
Those that are not selected will still have an opportunity to share their views with South Staffs Water. Once the panel has concluded we will be disseminating surveys to participating schools. Participants can opt into a prize draw on completing the survey, with the chance of winning a £100 Love2Shop voucher as a thank-you for taking part.
Need to know more? If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Evie Fleck directly: email@example.com or call 07732901572
Come experience all that Sunderland has to offer and discover how we can help you get to where you’re meant to be at our next Undergraduate Open Day!
Saturday 10 June 2023
10am – 3:30pm
On the day you’ll have the opportunity to:
• Explore our campus, student services and professions-facing facilities
• Take a tour of our university-managed student accommodation
• Attend an array of talks and speak to our expert staff about your study and career options
• Chat to our current students and discover what student-life is really like
• Learn about Student Finance and the financial support available
This is your chance to explore our vibrant, ever-changing student-city, award winning beaches and promenades, and discover why we’ve been ranked as a Top 50 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2023)!
Don’t miss out – Book your place today!
Undergraduate Open Day. Saturday 10 June, 10am – 3:30pm. Come Here. Get Somewhere.
Here to help with travel expenses.
With the cost of living increasing, we fully understand how expensive travel can be right now. So, to help you with expenses, we’re offering a travel reimbursement for our Undergraduate Open Day, Saturday 10 June 2023.
If you’re travelling 20+ miles, you could claim up to £100! Check out our website here to learn more about this offer and find out how much you could be entitled to.
We still have a limited number of places available on some of our ‘Be Inspired’ days. These days give your students the chance to get a feel of a subject area, whilst understanding how other degree subjects link to that subject following a common theme on the day. We are looking for a maximum of 15 students per session from your school or college. Each day runs from 10am until 2:30pm.
13 June – Creative Arts (Drama and Technical Theatre)
21 June – Design (Photography, Fashion, Creative Advertising, Product Design)
21 June – History and Heritage (Conservation, Philosophy, English and History)
22 June – Astrophysics
28 June – Criminal Justice (Criminology, Law, Forensic Science and
12 July- World in Crisis Day (Social Policy, International Relations, Politics and
To find out more information and book on a specific day, please open the link here.
If you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
HelpMeUnifrog: Got any new ideas for revision techniques?
Need some fresh resources to get your students revising? Our Know-how library series has lots!
On the student side of Unifrog, you’ll find a series of revision guides – most with videos – to give your students a boost in preparing for their exams.
They’ll learn about techniques like memory journeys, teaching someone else, and the Pomodoro method.
Browse them here (remember to sign in as a student first)
Read, Watch, Listen: Study playlists for your students
A YouTube channel to share with students who prefer to revise to music
Taken from Unifrog’s Read, Watch, Listen tool, these ‘Study Session playlists’ feature relaxing electronic tracks and hip-hop beats to get your students in a relaxed place to study.
Listen here (remember to sign in as a student first)
Feel good: Why we worry all the time and how to cope
‘There are two ways to mitigate risk: to try to remove all risk from the world, or to work on one’s attitude to risk’
This straight-talking video from the School of Life shows how past experience shapes the worries we have now – and how these responses might not be useful any more.
It’ll get you thinking about how often we worry and all the things that add to that load, and help you start to respond in the here-and-now.