Future Friday Blog

Friday 5 March 2021

Hi everyone, I hope you are well. Here is this weeks edition of the blog.


Casey Pro-Environment, Rochdale have contacted me this week 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.


This week is National Careers Week, and to support this, The Bury College have produced a short video presentation designed to inspire your Year 11 pupils and to continue to support engagement and raise aspirations during this difficult time. We hope this useful resource will also encourage your pupils to continue to put the effort in now in order to have a successful future video which they would like us to share with you all. To view the video, please follow the link below:

You can access the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAu6ly6aBbk


Please find below an information leaflet for Year 11 pupils to let them know about the Travel and Tourism courses available at Bury College.

A qualification in Travel and Tourism opens up doors to opportunities in a wide range of areas across the UK and Worldwide. Discover where a career in Travel and Tourism could take you:

Travel and Tourism Leaflet


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


Lynsey our Positive Steps Adviser, has asked if I would share the following with you

Opportunities for young people after sixth form or college aged 18+ they will need to have completed/passed a level 3 qualification to access these opportunities.

Students attend University 1 day a week and the rest of their time is spent learning in the work place.

It will give young people an incite into the current labour market trends.

The governments (usually) quarterly bulletin on Degree Apprenticeship vacancies has just been updated for the first time in 12 months and is packed full of opportunities.

It’s the 3rd item on the site here

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships


Lynsey our Positive Steps adviser has asked to share this link with those Year 11 pupils who have forthcoming interviews at the Hopwood Hall College.

This link is so useful for pupils that have Hopwood interviews pending, all the course names & meeting times are on the link below so pupils can join.

Preparing for College


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 81 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



Auto Electrician

Auto electricians fit and repair the electrics in motor vehicles.

Salary: £15,000 to £35,000

Found in: Engineering and maintenance