Don’t expect your job to come to you! You may have to use a variety of methods to find your jobs. In competitive areas such as media or construction you will usually have to approach companies, as these jobs are not often advertised.
Bath College is the biggest provider of apprenticeships for companies in the Bath area.
Other places to find apprenticeships
There are a wide range of apprenticeships available. Bigger companies advertise their vacancies independently and have varying closing dates, eg. BT, BP, British Gas, MOD, the banks, the larger supermarkets etc. It is advisable to keep a track of these opportunities on the individual company websites. It is advisable to register with the National Apprenticeship Service and browse their list of vacancies.
Useful Job Websites
Universal Job Search – may need to be 18+
Job Search Engines
There are many online search engines designed to help you search the internet for the type of vacancy you are seeking in your preferred location. Here are a just a few and they are free. Avoid ones which ask you for money to join.
Public Sector Jobs
- Bath and NE Somerset Council vacancies
- Bristol City Council vacancies
- Wiltshire Council vacancies
- NHS Careers
- Working for a Charity
High Street recruitment agencies may require you to be 18 years old and have previous experience in the sector or a specific qualification. They can be very useful, particularly for temporary work. There are also specialist agencies such as ones dealing in driving, catering, finance and secretarial, construction and general warehouse and factory work.
- AM Personnel
- Juice Recruitment Ltd
- Catering Services International
- Randstad Employment Bureau
- Manpower UK Ltd
- Hays Specialist Recruitment
- Appoint Recruitment
Work Experience and Placements
A work placement offers the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills you have developed on your course in a workplace setting. If you are keen to find out more about work experience opportunities, or would like to discuss opportunities for your business to work with Bath College on work related learning opportunities and work experience placements, please contact our Futures team at firstname.lastname@example.org.