As Britain's Second City – Birmingham is an important place, not just for the economic good of the country, but also as a destination for apprentices and school leavers looking for work. Apprenticeships in Birmingham have increased from just 2,010 starts in 2005/6 to over 10,590 in 2013, according to Office for National Statistics figures.
So where has the demand for apprentices manifested itself in Birmingham? Which industries are particularly hungry for young people looking to get a start in their chosen career? One well-known element of the West Midlands' economy is the retail sector in Birmingham. This ranges from the gigantic Selfridges in the centre of the city to the world-famous jewellery quarter, both of which have a huge demand for new workers, including school leavers looking for their first full-time position. Alongside retail, the area is strong in manufacturing. Whilst many people outside of the West Midlands erroneously assume UK manufacturing died here with the exodus of the automotive industries, it actually still thrives in the area, having become more focused toward high-end manufacturing. So plenty of modern and higher apprenticeships are available for those with a passion for engineering. In addition to these sectors, Birmingham is also a centre for finance-related jobs and service sector vacancies.
On NotGoingToUni you can find extensive listings for Birmingham school-leavers, college students and junior professionals. You can sort by job type or UK region using the search box above or take a look at our featured vacancies below. Our list of jobs and opportunities changes regularly as new companies and institutions join NotGoingToUni, or as existing partners add new roles and vacancies. The best way to keep up-to-date with the opportunities that are perfect for you is to create your own account http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/register and keep your profile updated
To give you an idea of the sort of Birmingham apprenticeships available here is a selection of companies that regularly work with us at a local and national level:
- Starbucks looking for barista apprenticeships
- Workshop apprentice technician with SCC
- Ladbrokes need customer service apprentices
- Hospitality apprentices needed by the Hospitality Guild
- plus many more
Apprenticeships and school leavers vacancies in Birmingham at NotGoingToUni: regularly updated lists of the latest opportunities from employers and colleges throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.