Options at 18 plus

Any questions about careers, university or generally about your future don’t hesitate to contact one of the Careers Team.

Thinking about applying for an Apprenticeship?

Leaving school and entering the world can be a daunting time.  Apprenticeships at 18+ can be a very cost-effective way of continuing your learning whilst earning a wage.  There are a number of opportunities available to you and many professions, for example, accountancy and law, are keen to recruit hard-working and ambitious young people at an early age.

It is certainly worth investigating apprenticeship opportunities and researching the options.  We would suggest reviewing the National Apprenticeship Service website as well as private providers such as Kaplan.

For local job opportunities, take a look at the Nottingham City Council’s apprenticeship vacancies.

For a guide on how to make a successful Apprenticeship Application, please click on the image on the left.

Contact The Careers Team for more information.

Thinking of going to university?

As a school Sixth Form we apply to University via the APPLY System linked to the UCAS website.

There are many universities with a wide variety of courses, the best solution to help you to decided is to look at the UCAS Website which contains a list of all universities and courses to fit your needs. You will also find useful ‘how to’ videos to help you through aspects of the UCAS application process.

To assist with university applications, opportunity will be given to year 12 students to take part in a number of higher education workshops delivered by Nottingham Trent University. These workshops will run from September so you will have lots of opportunity to learn about university life. In addition to this we will take all year 12 students to the higher education fair, here you will be able to think in more detail about your university choices.

University Open Days

Before attending Open Days, please see Mr Mumford or your personal tutor for a form. You can find details of open days across the UK by looking on the website below for up to date information by institution or date order:


Want to go abroad to University?

Some students today go to study abroad rather than staying in England. For more information on this visit the Study Overseas website or the Study Abroad website.

Key dates for undergraduate applications

For a list of Key Dates for submitting and reviewing your application, please click on the UCAS logo. You can apply and track your application online on the UCAS website.

What financial help can you get?

Going to university is a big investment, so you may need a student loan from one of the regional student finance organisations. You might be eligible for extra funding from other organisations too.  For more information, click on the link below :

Finance and Support

More information

If you have any questions about careers, university or generally about your future, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the Careers Team, located in the Business Hub at The Bulwell Academy.

Mr Turner
Careers & Progression Manager

T: 0115 964 7640