Future Friday Blog

Friday 26 March 2021



Rose System Scaffolding Limited based in Oldham, are looking to employ six apprentice scaffolders. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2021, with a view to starting in May. However, Lynsey our Positive Steps adviser thinks that this could be pushed back for successful applicants.

For more information on how to apply follow the link:

Find Apprenticeship Service


Casey Pro-Environment, Rochdale have contacted to promote an apprenticeship vacancy to our Year 11 pupils. The apprenticeship is for a Business Support Assistant.

Business Support Apprentice March 21

Anyone interested in applying for this post should forward their application and CV to:

Ann Harkin, Group HR Manager at ann.harkin@casey.co.uk

Alternatively, you can send a handwritten application and CV to:

Ann Harkin, Group HR Manager, The Casey Group Limited, Rydings Road, Rochdale, OL12 9PS.

If you would like more information on the vacancy, you can contact Sandra Gough on 01706-341121 or email her at sandra.gough@casey.co.uk who will be happy to discuss the role with you in more detail.


The NCS programme offers young people, aged 15-17 (15 year olds must have completed year 11), a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something meaningful with their summer break, as well as a chance to develop skills (in line with the Skills Builder framework) and take on new challenges that will set them up for adult life. They'll also do something good for their local community, carrying out a project to support a cause they care about.

3 week summer programme

Week 1 – a residential outdoor education experience to develop confidence, team bonding and team-work skills.

Week 2 – a non-residential experience focusing on developing young people’s independence, understanding of their communities and the world of work.

Week 3 – a non-residential experience where young people design and deliver a social action project.

2 week summer programme

Week 1 – a non-residential experience focusing on developing young people’s confidence and independence, team-work skills and understanding of their communities and the world of work.

Week 2 – a non-residential experience where young people design and deliver a social action project.

NCS operates in line with the National Youth Agency (NYA) Covid Readiness Framework to ensure its programmes are delivered in a Covid-secure manner. In the event that residentials are not possible this summer all programmes will follow the two week model.

Young people can apply directly via the NCS Website


Year 11 Preparing for Success Live Presentation

Bury College is hosting a presentation evening live on Microsoft Teams on:

Wednesday 31st March


The presentation has been designed to inspire Year 11 pupils and to continue to support engagement and raise aspirations.

Throughout the presentation, there will be the opportunity for your pupils and their parents/carers to ask any questions.

The live presentation can be accessed on the evening by clicking this link: Link

T Level Update

From this September, Bury College will be offering T Levels which are brand new, high-quality technical qualifications. This pathway is an exciting alternative to A-levels and apprenticeships that combine classroom theory with practical learning and an industry placement.

T Levels are available in the following areas:

To discover more about T Levels and to help support your pupils on choosing the right course for them, we have created a range of new videos. Please click the link below:

Bury College T Levels

Additional Learning Support

Moving from school to college is an exciting time and our staff are on-hand to help your pupils and support their transition.

We have a dedicated Additional Learning Support team who are experienced in working with students with a range of support needs.

Should you wish to speak to our Additional Learning Support team regarding one of your pupils before they join us in September please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact details below:

Kate Flavell

SEND Team Leader – Transitions/EHCP


0161 280 8492

Issy Wickland

Autism Spectrum Coordinator


0161 280 8514

Jane Bradbury

Medical, Physical and Sensory Impairment Coordinator


0161 280 8449


This will be of particular interest to those pupils interested in a career within the creative industry.

Below is a step by step guide to the Access Creative College and what it has to offer prospective students.

This includes:
Courses that ACC offer, About ACC, Student and Staff at ACC, Careers in the Creative Industry, Take a look around the Campus, Success Stories, Book on a Open Day Event, Apply for a place at the Access Creative College (Closing date 31 March 2021).

Manchester College Next Steps Tool Kit



We have another exciting opportunity for year 10 and 11 pupils to get involved in - The Manchester College Dance and Musical Theatre team are offering free workshops over the Easter half term (see attached flyer for further details).

Whether pupils have already applied to join us in September, or they are considering making an application for September 2021 or 2022 entry, or students just love dance and musical theatre, these virtual workshops will be a great way for pupils to get a taste of what studying Performing Arts at The Manchester College is all about.

These virtual workshops are taking place on Wednesday 7th April, the hour-long workshops will be led by a member of our expert Performing Arts team. Each workshop will focus on a different area, with the first session being dedicated to Jazz Dance Technique and the second a fun, vibrant Dance for Musical Theatre session.

After the workshops, there will also be an opportunity for pupils to join our tutors for a live Q&A session to ask any questions they may have about joining us in September to study Dance or Musical Theatre.

Date: Wednesday 7th April


1.00pm – 2.00pm Jazz Dance Technique Workshop*

2.00pm – 3.00pm – Dance for Musical Theatre Workshop*

3.00pm – 3.30pm – Question and Answer

How to Book?

All pupils have to do is follow the below Eventbrite link (click on ‘Book Now’ below) and chose the session they would like to join, pupils can book onto more than one session. Once they have signed up they will receive a confirmation email via Eventbrite, including a link to the Zoom link and numerous reminders with the link closer to the event. Spaces are filling up quickly already so please don’t let your pupils miss out on this amazing opportunity.


*Please ensure pupils wear suitable clothing and have some space to perform for workshop sessions.

If pupils wish to find out more about Performing Arts at The Manchester College and apply to join us in September they can visit: www.tmc.ac.uk/performingarts

Our Apprenticeship provider partners, Total People have developed a range of Traineeships to enable 16 to 24-year-olds to gain valuable work experience and the work-readiness skills to show employers that they are prepared and committed to the workplace.

Completely free and full funded by the government, Traineeships are a combination of work experience and study that give pupils a head start in their career.

They offer a taste of what it’s like to work in a variety of industries so young people can have a better idea of what business they would like to work in.

They give students:

Ø Real work experience in a real workplace to develop their practical skills, knowledge and workplace behaviours

Ø Training to prepare them for work, including CV writing and what to expect in the workplace

Ø Support to improve their English, maths and digital skills if needed

Ø Sector focused vocational learning to help prepare them for their apprenticeship or job and recognition of their learning

Ø Tailored learning and training to meet their needs and prepare them for what local businesses are looking for

Please find attached our Traineeship information booklet with further details. If you would like any more information about Traineeships or Apprenticeships, please visit the Total People website https://www.totalpeople.co.uk/or call 03333 222 666.


During normal circumstances at this time of the year we would be inviting pupils and applicants into the College so that they can get a true feel of our campuses and meet their prospective tutors.

As our campuses are closed during the lockdown period, we wanted to share with you some of our virtual video content that showcases not only the courses we have on offer but allows you to see our facilities for yourself.

In each upcoming bulletin edition we will be releasing a number of YouTube links that relate to each of our curriculum departments, allowing you to have easy access to the relevant information.

This week our spotlight is on Public Services & Criminology, Sport and Travel, Tourism & Aviation


Unfortunately, due to the COVID crisis, Lynsey our Positive Steps Careers Adviser will not be able attend Hollingworth for the time being. However, every effort will be made to allow Lynsey to make contact with pupils who may have already requested an appointment with her. Lynsey has asked that pupils who have asked for an interview to please check their school email addresses.


There are 90 apprenticeships and 42 traineeships vacancies at the moment in the Rochdale, Oldham and Middleton area. These range from Administration, Childcare, Commis Chef, Customer Service, Dental, Engineering, Health & Social Care, Motor Vehicle, Logistics (Warehousing) to name but a few.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship or traineeship after leaving Hollingworth in the summer, I would recommend that you take a look at what is on offer. Whilst you may not yet be eligible to apply, it is interesting to note what range of opportunities that there may be open to you.

Access the full list of opportunities by clicking the link below:

Rochdale Apprenticeships

Furthermore, their online prospectus an be viewed by clicking the following link:

Rochdale Apprenticeships eBook



Market Research Data Analyst

Alternative titles for this job include Data analyst, research analyst, market intelligence analyst, statistician, data insight professional

Market research data analysts study statistics and information collected through surveys.

Salary: £22,000 to £60,000

Found in: Creative and media Science and research