Employment and Apprenticeships

Enabling students to secure the career of their choice, in which they are happy and successful, is surely the ultimate aim of every education establishment. Careers education and Guidance supports students to acquire the self-development and careers management skills they need to achieve positive employment destinations.

Although the majority of Maidstone Grammar School students choose to continue onto 6th Form and then university before entering the world of work, a handful of students enter apprenticeship opportunities after Year 11 and an increasing number of our students are choosing employment/apprenticeship options after Year 13, particularly degree apprenticeships.

The government’s Apprenticeships site has useful information for students, teachers, parents/guardians and employers about apprenticeships. The Office for Students also provides a useful Guide to Degree Apprenticeships.

The MGS Careers Team provide personalised information, advice and guidance to all students who are looking for employment/apprenticeship opportunities, via our programme of individual career meetings in Year 11 and the 6th Form. Students can make additional appointments to get individual help with areas such as job hunting, writing CVs, completing application forms and support with interviews and assessment centres.

We also invite external organisations into school (e.g. ASK Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge) on a regular basis to deliver group sessions to our students on various aspects of job hunting.

Employment/Apprenticeship Vacancies

If you are looking for employment/apprenticeships please register with the MGS Careers Team to be kept informed, throughout the year, about suitable vacancies that are notified to us in school.

We have a large network of employers who regularly recruit students from our school. We also receive regular job/apprenticeship vacancy information from the Job Centre Plus Schools Adviser and organisations such as Success at School, Not Going To Uni and others.

The government’s Find an Apprenticeship service is the main way to search for apprenticeships at all levels. There is also a separate list of Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies.

Students can also search for apprenticeships in other ways:

  • Students individual Morrisby Careers accounts have an apprenticeship search facility.
  • UCAS publish a list of apprenticeship jobs.
  • Prospects also provide a searchable listing of degree apprenticeships.
  • The Amazing Apprenticeships site includes apprenticeship opportunities with major employers.
  • Employers and providers: Specific employers will also advertise apprenticeship opportunities, including through many of the well-known jobs websites and through their own websites. Many will also advertise at careers fairs.