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Northampton School for Boys

Northampton School for Boys


The Careers Adviser at Northampton School for Boys is:

Tel: 01604 230240
Twitter: @nsbcareersadvice

Updates and Information

National Apprenticeship Week 7th – 13th February

MYPATH - Guide to Apprenticeships in 2022 video
National Apprenticeship Week
Speakers for Schools
Amazing Apprenticeships
Starting Off

Unilever Degree Apprenticeship Opportunities for September 2022 – Information Workshop Tuesday 18th January at 5.30 pm via Microsoft Teams

Interested in a career in Food Science or Food Packaging then please come along to the workshop and hear from some of our current apprentices where an Apprenticeship at Unilever can take you. Unilever R&D is situated north of Bedford at the Colworth Science Park, on the edge of the village of Sharnbrook, and is the base for Unilever research and development into Ice cream and beverages and the global Safety and Assurance centre. We have an established and vibrant apprentice community and have four apprenticeships positions available starting in September 2022, three to study for a Food Professional and one for a Packaging Professional apprenticeship, both of which are level 6-degree apprenticeships. Our level 6-degree apprentices start on a salary of £21,600.

How to register

Students can register their interest to using their SCHOOL email (no personal emails will be responded to). MS Teams invites will go out to the individuals and once the event is over all emails will be removed and permanently deleted.

If cannot attend session

Want to be part of the next generation of food scientists or packaging professionals at Unilever Colworth but can’t join the workshop? Then please follow this link to find the R&D opportunities. Once on the site please click on Research and Development and click apply now for your chosen discipline.

The vacancies can be found here on the Find apprenticeship website:

R&D Food Professional Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship Programme - Colworth - Find an apprenticeship (

R&D Packaging Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship Programme - Colworth - Find an apprenticeship (

AllAboutSchoolLeavers is hosting a variety of virtual apprenticeship events with a range of employers. Learn more about the opportunities available to you and register for these events now! Simply browse the events and then click 'Reserve My Spot' to register for the event. We'll then send you access information closer to the time: Click Here

Amazing Apprenticeships have compiled a list of the latest Higher and Degree apprenticeship vacancies: Click Here
These events are for parents of students aged 12-18 and free to attend. Please share this email with parents; either directly or via students.

So you're leaving school. What next? Click Here

Informed Choices
The guide that matches A level choices with courses in Higher Education: Click Here

T levels are coming to Northampton College in September 2022.
Details of the courses on offer will be released this October: Click Here
YouTube Info: Click Here

Here is a brand-new careers hub just for parents and carers to help you support your teenager with planning for the future. Lots of useful support available from Becky Hickford at Future Focus 360: Click Here

HMGCC - Help develop unique communication systems to help safeguard the country. It takes a huge range of people to help us do that – including our talented apprentices. For a leaflet for more information about HMGCC. Candidates will be able to apply online at for the apprenticeship schemes from Monday 18th October: Click Here

Whether they choose Software, Engineering or IT, our apprentices work towards a professional qualification and get stuck into live projects from day one. Using new tech, they protect national security and quickly develop their skills through practical on-the-job experience. Plus, they earn while they do it with our apprenticeships starting from £18,959.

We’ll cover all their tuition and training fees, and once the apprenticeship is completed, they’ll start an exciting career in HMGCC. So, they’ll continue getting the very best out of themselves while contributing to the UK’s security.

Download the app for your Youth Card today


Youth Card is a free mobile app that provides a one-stop shop for 11-25-year-olds for self-led discovery of educational, career and personal development opportunities in a safe environment. 

Youth Card is uniquely placed to help your students by offering:

  • Free access to UK-wide work experience placements and workshops with leading employers, including: Spotify, Bentley Motors, bp, Google, NHS, Virgin Atlantic, The Financial Times, Santander and the BBC.
  • Free access to UK-wide financial and enterprise programmes.
  • Free access to a UK-wide network of 7,000 youth organisations.
  • Free access to inspiring podcasts, broadcasts and short films by heads of industry and high-profile speakers like:
  • Nick Ross (TV broadcaster) 
  • Rich Waterworth (GM of TikTok) 
  • Shai Weiss (CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways) 
  • Gareth Southgate (England football manager – men's team) 
  • Roger Federer (professional tennis player) 
  • Dame Kelly Holmes (former Olympic athlete) 
  • Free access to a wide range of youth-friendly discounted services in the UK and Europe 

 To find out more about Youth Card, visit or please contact our team 

Useful resources

Finding Futures: presents its inaugural free Digital Careers Magazine, ‘Futures’, aimed at 15–18-year-olds across Northamptonshire. Jam packed full of careers resources and support, including Covid’s impact on the local workforce, LMI from local businesses, support for better decision-making, information on post 16 and 18 options.

Immersive careers experiences: from InvestIN Education
Students at NSB can claim a 10% discount using the code NORTHSFB A resource for parents and teenagers to explore future options The school leavers guide to future employers
A brilliant resource for students and parents that explains options at 16. 0800 100 900 A national careers guidance and information service for young people. It also has careers information, links to job profiles and a CV builder. Good for for all ages. A comprehensive database of apprenticeship opportunities. Create an account to gain access to all the apprenticeship vacancies in your area and nationally. one stop-shop for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs. Learn about the range of apprenticeships available up to level 7 ( Masters) A comprehensive careers information website for those who wish to explore opportunities after university. The Careers advice section is very good. Go to "options with my subject".  It encourages young people to explore career ideas and look at related ideas. Information on taster days and workshops, open Days, education Fairs, residential Events.

www.ucas.comThe universities and colleges admissions service. Everything you need to know about university and higher-level apprenticeships. A national database of opportunities in voluntary work. Just type in your postcode. Many of these opportunities are for young people 18 or above. Some opportunities for 16+. The MYPATH website and YouTube channel feature weekly career related videos. College will be running their next virtual open evening in October. out about their courses and visit their virtual open event on demand.


Unifrog is an online careers education platform for all students to explore post 16 and post 18 options; there are free webinars available for parents and students alike. Unifrog will allow your son/daughter to track their careers education progress, alongside exceptional access to information regarding universities and higher level apprenticeships.
Unifrog offers an intuitive way to access careers information and insight for young people, and the adults that support them in making those decisions: Click Here


Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT
01604 230240