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Future Learn – Handy tips and free CV Writing Template here

Prospects – Drafting a cover letter for your CV here

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships – Fareham College

Information for Apprenticeships and Traineeships plus CV Writing and Interview tips

Army Apprenticeships

98% of new soldiers enrol on an apprenticeship, making the Army the largest employer provider – but what does it mean to do an apprenticeship as a soldier?  We’ll explore the range of 40 apprenticeship schemes from healthcare to IT, engineering to business administration and how you apply.  This event is open to anyone interested in finding out more about apprenticeships

Click here to register your interest

Sparsholt College – applications for September 2021 are now open and the application form can be found at

Portsmouth Uni – Year 11 Next Steps News Letter to receive tips and guidance to help prepare for exams and next steps sign up  here

Year 10 & 11 Next Steps Assembly, students have big decisions to make as they explore their next steps here

BAE Apprenticeship Applications – Advance Apprenticeships (Entry Requirement 5 GCSE’s Grade  Applications are open for a variety of apprenticeships with BAE click here.  When searching for vacancies, you will need to click on each job role to see Portsmouth vacancies. CLOSING DATE 28TH FEBRUARY 2021.  Please note the Intermediate Apprenticeships will be advertised soon

Airbus – Year 10 & 11  , there is a very limited opportunity with Airbus for Year 10 and 11 to apply for  ‘Aerospace Virtual Work Experience’.  It involves around 10 hours of activities that students can complete at a time that suits them – meaning they don’t have to take time off school (or eat into lesson time).

The free virtual work experience lasts for one week and would involve Admiral Lord Nelson School students (virtually) meeting a variety of team members working in areas anywhere from space to civil aviation. They’ll also learn about sustainability and manufacturing and they’ll complete work and assignments to get an understanding of what life at Airbus is like.  Student’s will receive a certificate directly from Airbus themselves, which is something they can use in both their CVs and personal statements.

To apply click on the following link –

Here you can find out about the Careers offer at ALNS. When you have opportunities to learn about Careers in each year at school and links to local colleges and up to date information about events in school.

Students are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance which is both impartial and confidential. At Key Stages 3 and 4 students are able to access an interview with an independent careers advisor. For students identified within priority groups, provision is made through the Assistant Head: Inclusivity, Head of Key Stage 3 and Head of Key Stage 4. Our school’s career leader is Mrs V Etherington who can be contacted through the school phone number (023 9236 4536) or via email – [email protected].

There is also the opportunity for students to have access to careers advice from independent and local institutions, including Portsmouth College, Highbury College, Southdowns College, Havant College, Fareham College and Chichester College. Strong ties are made with three local Universities through in-school presentations, events, campus visits and published on-line information.

The aim of our Careers Programme is to ensure that all students have access to impartial careers information and guidance throughout each academic year.