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Ivybridge Community College

Virtual Careers Fair

This virtual exhibition brings together organisations and training providers from Plymouth and the South West; including local universities and apprenticeship providers to small businesses and organisations with global interests.  From careers in IT and dentistry, manufacturing and engineering, the building environment, to landscape architecture, healthcare, music, the Police and the Forces, the range is truly comprehensive.





Airbus is an international reference in the aerospace sector. They design, manufacture and deliver industry-leading commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports, satellites and launch vehicles, as well as providing data services, navigation, secure communications, urban mobility and other solutions for customers on a global scale.


BAE Systems Apprenticeships

To help you find the right scheme for you we normally hold Open Evenings at each of our sites. Unfortunately this year due to Covid restrictions we cannot meet face to face so we are now holding ‘Virtual Open Evenings’. The link below will take you to a page where you can book your place to attend whichever scheme/or schemes you would like to know more about. The plus side is you can now join open evenings which are normally miles out of your location.

Please register here:

The events can be viewed and registration links for an event are on the page in the link above.

There is also a downloadable Air Apprentice Booklet.

If you already know which scheme you would like to apply for you can go straight to the applications page. For applications for the AIR Apprenticeships specifically; please follow this link:!/?facet_field=facetstring_VacancyDetail_BusinessUnit_Text:Air

For more information on Early Careers and Apprenticeships/Graduates/Undergraduates please look here:

We are really looking forward to your attendance at the open events. Please remember to register online ahead of the event. The window to register will close 2 days before each event.

Armed Forces 


The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.

We offer over 76 different entry level jobs, and in each and every one of these positions are opportunities for gaining skills and qualifications. No matter what your background or experience, you can find where you belong in the British Army.

We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t know you had, and you’ll feel the benefits not just for your Army career but wherever your career leads afterwards.


What age can I apply and how?

You can apply from 15 years, 7 months online

Do I get paid in training?

Yes, your pay starts at around £15,600 and rises to £20,000 after completing 26 weeks of training

What qualifications do I need to you?

It depends which role you want to do, some roles require no qualifications

Do I need specific training beforehand?

No, we give you all the training you need

Do I get an Apprenticeship from AFC Harrogate?

You start your apprenticeship journey at AFC Harrogate, but you will complete your apprenticeship as part of your Trade Training in your job role. 98% of soldiers enrol on an apprenticeship programme


Royal Air Force

  • Please click here to access an interactive PDF linking to RAF Recruitment pre-recorded YouTube videos, Q and A sessions on subjects such as Apprenticeships, Sponsorship, Parents Guide, etc.
  • RAF Apprenticeships Video



Royal Navy

Royal Navy Area Engagement Team-SW can offer you virtual or face to face workshops, please contact Leading Hand Karen Caller on or call 07891 729995.  We are here to support learning within schools and colleges with Practical Leadership Tasks that encourage and develop Team Building, Problem Solving, Communication and Leadership skills.

Apprenticeships and Training 

Becton Dickinson

BD invites you to become an integral part of a company that makes a difference in human health, saving and improving the lives of people in all corners of the globe.


Achievement Training

  • Virtual tours of AT's Adult and Children's Services, Foundation Learning and Business Departments

  •  A private training organisation in Plymouth, offering a wide range of flexible educational and vocational training courses to young people and adults.


GP Strategies Training Ltd


Skills Group


Careers Advice 

CSW Group

Mike Shail - Ivybridge Community College Careers Development Consultant

Civil Engineering 

ICE - Institution of Civil Engineers

Become a civil engineer

Civil engineering is the art of planning and building the world we live in.

In other words: roads, buildings, wind turbines, bridges, railways, airports, tunnels, flood defences and much more.

Civil engineers transform lives by designing and building safe structures and providing essential life-giving services. They also tackle global environmental problems like climate change and pollution.

What’s more, there aren’t enough civil engineers to go around and their skills are in high demand in across the UK, so it’s a great career option for the future.

Here are some links to videos and guides from the Institution of Civil Engineers about working in civil engineering. We hope you enjoy finding out more about this exciting career!


Take a magical journey through our world built and designed by civil engineers, with a few surprises along the way. Find out what civil engineers do and how they’ve shaped our world:


Why civil engineering? Hear from civil engineering student Sam Whelan in this interview by vlogger and YouTube star Jack Edwards:


Featuring inspiring engineers and projects and useful information about subject-choices and study pathways:


Featuring real-life civil engineers answering questions about apprenticeships, studying at uni, saving lives through engineering and how to become a civil engineer:


Featuring case studies and useful information about subject-choices and study pathways:

If you have any questions, please get in touch:



Construction Careers and Apprenticeships 

Building Plymouth

  • Building Plymouth is a Plymouth City Council-led partnership set up to connect local people with career opportunities in construction in Plymouth.
  • Plymouth City Council Expertise Directory

Go Construct: Construction careers:

Find out which construction roles are most suited to your interests, skills and qualifications.

Skills Launchpad Plymouth Resource Bank: All careers:

On our site we have loads of advice for:
-       Choosing a career

-       Choices at age 16

-       Gaining working experience

-       Volunteering

-       Support for guardians

-       Support for care leavers

Construction careers video on Youtube: 

Education, Training and Research Programmes 

Teach South West

  • Please follow this Train to Teach link for all information.


The Learning Institute

 Cut and paste the following link into your browser -  

Emergency Services Careers and Apprenticeships 

Devon and Cornwall Police


Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue

Engineering Services 

Babcock International

  • Babcock is a provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities
  • Link to our website 

  • Prospectus

Finance and Banking, Careers / Apprenticeships 

Santander Bank

  • ‘Whether you’re interested in doing an apprenticeship, graduate scheme, internship or some work experience, the Santander programme will bring out the best in you. You’ll build skills, confidence and your network at one of the leading financial services providers in the UK. And, on the way to a fulfilling career with us, you’ll discover talents you never even thought you had’.
  • The link is below Santander Emerging Talent website



Further and Higher Education 

City College Plymouth


Cornwall College Group


Exeter College, Centre for University Level Studies

Exeter College’s accountancy training is provided by A Plus Training, a specialist training provider. 


Exeter University


Marjons (University of St Mark and St John)


Plymouth College of Art


Plymouth University


Solent University


South Devon College

Highway Services and Construction 

South West Highways

We do take on annually Highway Maintenance Operatives from the local area and there are graduate entry levels too.

Our parent companies are Ringway and Eurovia and are also part of the Vinci Group who are a global organisation. 

Plymouth City Council expertise Directory, which has a description of what we are as a company and many other providers to the Construction and built environment in Plymouth.

Health and Care Professions, Training Courses, Apprenticeships 

Proud to Care

Proud to Care Devon represents all health and care organisations across Devon and provides lots of information on careers, career pathways, qualifications required for roles and much more.

 The Proud to Care website provides information across health and care including;

For more information, please email or phone 01392 383000 and ask for Proud to Care.  

Legal Services 

Marine Biology 

Medical and Bio Sciences 

BD Life Sciences

Three new videos about the Plymouth site - 

Medicine / Healthcare Careers and Apprenticeships 

NHS Trust (Devon Partnership)


NHS Apprenticeships

Medicine / Dentistry 

Brighton and Sussex Medical School


Plymouth University

Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Please see the link below which takes you to the different Faculty of Health degree programmes. On this page you will see a series of video clips which includes a pre-recorded talk for Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Radiography, Medicine and Dentistry. There is also a Biomedical Science example lecture, Dentistry EBL example session and Medicine EBL example session. You will also find at the bottom of the page a ‘virtual tour’ of the University of Plymouth campus.


Newsomes Opticians

For further information please contact Jane on -

Performing Arts 

Academy for Music

Stem careers - Apprenticeships / Placements 

MET Office


Teach South West

  • Please follow this Train to Teach link for all information.


Veterinary Science and Careers 

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

 Please contact - Jill Macdonald, VN Futures Project Manager, to ask any questions about a career in veterinary nursing -

Yacht Building Apprenticeships 

Princess Yachts


**Disclaimer** While we have made every effort to verify all contributors and their contributions to the 2021 Virtual Careers Day, Ivybridge Community College is not responsible for the content that third parties publish, upload or transmit via You Tube or from their own websites.  Although we have checked all links prior to publishing under no circumstances will Ivybridge Community College be responsible or liable for any link or video content communicated within this Virtual Career’s Event.