Careers and Post-16 Opportunities

Careers and Post-16 Opportunities

Welcome to the Careers and Post-16 Opportunities area. Here you will find details of careers events happening locally.


There are two unique Army Careers evenings to be hosted by recruiters from the Army Careers Centre Bristol. The presentation evenings are specifically aimed at informing parents/carers, and also young people with an aspiration to join the Army, of the fabulous benefits and career opportunities available to young people considering a career in the British Army as a young Officer or Soldier post year 11.

With over one hundred years of military experience behind them the recruiters in Bristol are in a strong position to give the best advice on entry criteria and job choices available. Soldiers cannot serve in the field Army until they are 18 years old, but the Army provides excellent training for 16 – 18 year olds in order to gain qualifications, get fit, develop outstanding values and confidence and build skills for the future.

The first presentation will take place at The Oasis John Williams Academy on the 27th November starting at 6.45 pm

The second presentation will take place at Brimsham Green School on the 1st December starting at 6.45pm

The two fundamental areas covered in the presentations will be: 

Officer Entry 
Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College is located in Loughborough, Leicestershire. It is a unique full-board educational establishment that mixes superb teaching, first rate facilities and military training. Its purpose is to prepare ambitious young people for an engineering or technical career as an officer in the Army.
At Welbeck students study technical A-Levels as part of the first steps in the Defence Technical Officer and Engineering Entry Scheme which leads to university and then into a professional career in the Army with financial support every step of the way

Soldier Entry 
The Army Foundation College is located in Harrogate (North Yorkshire) and trains future soldiers for the many jobs available to school leavers aged between 16 and 17 years and five months. The Army Foundation College offers young men and women the opportunity to learn as they earn through military training and vocational education. All soldiers benefit from excellent welfare support, healthcare, education, sport and adventure training and team building facilities to improve confidence and self-esteem.

Interested in more vocational learning or apprenticeships or thinking about training opportunities open to you?  


The Skills Experience Show is for you.  We are taking one coach to the event on the morning of October 2nd.  Further details are in a letter, available from Mr Stevens or Visitor Reception.  Don’t miss out!


skills show 2


skills show 1


The Dolman Exhibition Hall, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

Event times:
Thursday 2nd October
9am - 7:30pm
This is a free event for all participants


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Somerset Square

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