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Apprenticeship opportunities at the University of Bristol

31 October 2019

Over the past two years, the University of Bristol has been reviewing how it can attract and encourage people from a broader range of backgrounds to apply for an apprenticeship opportunity.

The University is aspiring to be a place where people from a broad range of racial, ethnic, or social backgrounds, and with a range of life experiences, choose to build a successful career.

The University’s Diversity and Inclusion team have examined recruitment processes and employment opportunities and worked with partners and communities from across the city so it can identify and reduce potential barriers in accessing new careers.

The first round of apprenticeships is now open for applications and opportunities are available for a trainee Events and Administration Assistant, Business Administrator and International Recruitment Assistant.

As part of this, the University will be piloting a new strengths-based interview process which allows candidates to present lived experience as evidence of their skills and expertise in order to ensure recruiting managers are able to identify and develop candidates with unrealised potential.

Rebecca Scott, Employability and Opportunity Manager, has led the work. She said: “Whether you are starting your career straight from school or finished school a long time ago with only a few or no qualifications.

“Maybe you’ve already been working for some time in a role that you don’t enjoy or feel suited to. You could have spent time bringing up family and think you’ve left it too late to discover something that really excites you.

“Becoming one of our apprentices gives you the opportunity to work inside a world class University while developing your skills and knowledge alongside experts from a huge range of fields.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to kick start your career, be paid for your time and earn valuable, real-world experience while you study towards a professional qualification.

“The selection process with be focused around your strengths and ability so if you think you have got what it takes get applying. I look forward to receiving your applications. Good luck.”

Recruitment workshops are planned for November 11 and 12. Details and free tickets are available from:


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