IBM Apprenticeships

Calling all students! Are you currently looking at your options for after college or sixth form? Consider IBM Apprenticeships or Gap Year Scheme!

Our apprenticeships are for 3 years, and 4 years for degree apprenticeships with a starting salary of £18,000 and a permanent role! You can apply for our apprenticeships roles now: 

Our employee benefits include: your very own company laptop, discounted cinema tickets, high-street store discounts, an Early Professional Manager to support your development, and depending on your role, a mobile device!

New Medical School Announced at Edgehill University

New Medical School Announced 

Following an announcement by the Secretary of State for Health, after a highly competitive process to allocate 1,500 additional places to train doctors in England, Edge Hill will establish a Medical School at the University. From 2019 we will offer an Access to Medicine course and we willl offer a degree in Medicine from 2020. The new Medical School is one of only three new free-standing medical schools in the country and the only one in the North West. To find out more information, follow this link.

In addition to this the University has recently secured a top 20 place out of 116 Universities in the Times Higher Student Experience Survey 2018. Our accommodation was rated as the 4th best in the country and our campus as a whole was ranked as the 7th safest. Our academic experience (including staff, lecturers and course structure) was rated in the top 20.  If you would like to take a look in more detail, you can read the article here.

Open Days are being held on the following dates:

Saturday 16th June 2018
Saturday 18th August 2018

Welcome to the AGGS medical blog.

Welcome to the AGGS medical blog.

We are writing this blog for those interested in taking medical-based studies in the future. Our aim is to inform you on:

· upcoming events and talks (for Y10/11/12/13) based on medicine, sciences, and universities

· recent medical breakthroughs and advances

· Specific and current medical topics e.g. dementia, cancer etc.

· controversial medical topics/debates

· the ethics of scientific studies


· Tips for applications and interviews to universities for medicine

We hope that you enjoy reading about and expanding your knowledge of medicine by reading our blog. If you have requests or recommendations please feel free to comment or contact us.


Future Teaching Scholars Programme For Y13 Maths and Physics Students

Future Teaching ScholarsThe Future Teaching Scholars programme is an exciting new initiative from the Department for Education to get more maths and physics students into teaching.

Successful applicants will be awarded a significant scholarship programme that includes a £15,000 grant whilst they study at university, a place on an initial teacher training course paid as an unqualified teacher, support in finding their first teaching job, as well as extensive personal and professional development support for six years through a network of outstanding Teaching Schools.

This prestigious programme only has a limited number of spaces – applications for the current round are open until 21st January 2018. To find out more and apply, visit

GCHQ Apprenticeship

At GCHQ, we use cutting-edge technology to protect the UK against a range of cyber threats. We’re looking for technically savvy and motivated individuals to join our BSc Honours Degree Apprenticeship scheme.Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
£17,942 pa – Greater Manchester

It’s a unique opportunity to build on your technical and software skills, while learning how to protect the UK from terrorism, espionage, and organised crime. Starting in September 2018, you’ll enjoy a unique mix of classroom based learning (university accredited) and placements in software related business areas. Over three years, you’ll get to build and maintain some of the world’s most sophisticated electronic equipment. Ultimately, you’ll be helping the UK Government to operate in cyber space with confidence and stay ahead of the pace in a fast-evolving digital world.

With our state-of-the-art facilities and the support of mentors, you’ll have all the tools to take on real business challenges. And after three years, you’ll graduate with a BSc Honours Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Development).

You’ll have (or will be expecting to gain by September 2018) three A-levels at BBC or above – two of which must be in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) or equivalent qualifications in STEM subjects.

To find out more and apply, please visit:


Royal Veterinary College

Apply now 

The deadline for veterinary medicine applications and work experience form submissions is 15th October 2017 at 6:00pm.

We are now accepting applications from students for our veterinary medicine courses, starting in September 2018. The deadline for applications and work experience form submissions is 15th October 2017 at 6:00pm.

Making an application

1.  Students can discover which veterinary medicine course is right for them.

2.  Applications must be submitted online via UCAS. Students may list a total of five courses on the UCAS application form, but only four can be for veterinary medicine and science programmes (D100, D101 and D102).

3.  Students must complete a ‘work experience questionnaire’ and return this to us.

Ranked as the top veterinary school in Europe and third in the world. Ranked by our students as providing the best quality courses of all UK universities.

After your students apply

Students can monitor the status of application through UCAS Track. They can also continue exploring student life at RVC by visiting our Virtual RVC page, where they can find more student interviews and tours of our campuses.

Visit us

Students, teachers, parents and guardians, and career advisers can join us at the RVC this autumn at one of our Open House events. Open Houses provide the chance to see one or both of our campuses on the same day. Visitors will be given a tour by a current student and have the opportunity to speak to academic staff. Booking is open for:

Saturday 7th October and Sunday 29th October

We will also be hosting an ‘Animal CSI: What, how, when?’ event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where visitors can dive into the world of veterinary pathology for an evening of mystery and intrigue, including a live-streamed dissection from the Royal Veterinary College’s laboratory and hands-on experiments and activities.

Wednesday 11th October: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Career at Network Rail

Are you ready for a career as bright and unique as you are?

Join Network Rail as an engineering apprentice and help to shape the future of Britain’s railway!  We are looking for talented apprentices to join us in March 2018 on our advanced apprenticeship scheme. When you’re transforming Britain’s vast railway network, you get more than just an education. Over three fascinating, surprising, career-advancing years as an apprentice, you’ll gain the kind of skills that can set you up for life.
The first 20 weeks spent living and learning at our world class training facility in Coventry with 150 other apprentices and then it’s out gaining hands on experience at a depot local to you.

To Apply – 
We invest a lot in our apprentices because we want you to be the future of our business. There’s lots of information on our website to help explain what you’ll be doing on the scheme and what to expect. We recommend you take some time to read through the sections to make sure this is the right opportunity for you before applying.
You must be 18 on or before the 16th of March 2018 to apply and have 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at Grade A*-C in English, Maths, Science or Engineering and 1 other subject.
Visit our website for full details and to make an application.
If you have any questions please post them on our Facebook page

We look forward to hearing from you,
The difference is you!
Network Rail Recruitment Team

Post-18 Options and Careers at AGGS