Young People

Dream jobs with world-leading brands. Right on your doorstep.

From High Performance Technologies to Automotive, Fashion, Manufacturing, Food & Drink, Logistics, Banking, Construction and Finance, this website will give you fresh insight into the many great career, training and apprenticeship opportunities available right on your doorstep

Whatever you decide to do after leaving school, make sure you explore all of the exciting careers you may not already know about in Northamptonshire.

Get informed then make your decision. It’s your future after all.

Local jobs. Global business.

Hi-tech engineering companies, video production companies, energy producers, banks and solicitors are just a few of the Northamptonshire companies offering local young people the chance of a real career with time to study and a proper wage at the same time.

For more information on why young people are so important to the growth of businesses, please enjoy the video below: 


Case Study

Declan is currently employed as an Apprentice Assembly Technician where he assembles mechanical and electrical components for the F1 power units as well as providing support for dyno operations. This work has seen him building units for the 2015 Formula One season.

Moving forward Declan hopes to become a well-established member of the Mercedes F1 trackside team


To find out more about apprenticeships at Mercedes AMG,
please click here.

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Northamptonshire as a county had committed to building 37,000 new homes by 2021. To help build them, companies like Bloor Homes are building on their investment in people like Charlie (pictured).

Charlie completed a Civil Engineering BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment at Moulton College and is now a trainee engineer at Bloor Homes. As his training progresses, Charlie will become an integral part of the workforce. 

To find out more, please visit the website.

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Knights of Old always look to employ apprentices within the business across all departments. They currently have 14 apprentices working in their Kettering offices.

In addition, the company also operate an innovate work academy helping young people to work towards formal qualifications with some being offered positions in the company upon completion.

For more information on the opportunities being offered by Knights of Old, please visit their website.  

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Northamptonshire based XPO Logistics understand that people are the bedrock of a successful business and are passionate about their apprenticeship programmes for young people. Darren, is currently undertaking an apprenticeship as a Transport Administrator. 


To find out more about careers at XPO Logistics, please click here.


Case Studies

Opus Energy have been providing energy to businesses across the UK since 2002.

“Working on my NVQ whilst working with Opus has been brilliant. They have allowed me time to work on my assignments but also treat me as a colleague rather than a student.”

Rowena, 18 - Apprentice Customer Service Adviser.

To find out more about current opportunities with Opus Energy, please visit the website. In the meantime to find out more about working with Opus, why not enjoy this short video:


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Hannah and Yasmin are both currently completing apprenticeships with Wacoal - a world leading company in the manufacture and design of intimate apparel and swinwear.

The girls are both working on various aspects of the design and manufacture process as Apprentice Sewing Machinists. Wacoal are committed to doubling the number of apprentices in its Northamptonshire operation this year.

To find out more about careers at Wacoal, please click here.

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GE Precision Engineering Ltd specialises in engineering design and manufacture in the automotive and motorsport industry.

“I am learning so much both on the job and at college. GE Precision Engineering is a great company to work for and its apprenticeship scheme was the right option for me.”

Charles, 18 - Engineering Apprentice

Charles is currently undertaking an NVQ in Manufacturing Engineering at Northampton College. To find out more about current vacancies at GE Precision, please click here.

Case Studies

Ensafe are an independent Asbestos surveying company in Northampton currently offering a number of opportunities to young people.

“I’m starting my career and earning money”

Ashley, 21 - Trainee Asbestos Consultant

"An apprenticeship furthers your career”

Jessica, 19 - Trainee Asbestos Consultant

To find out more about current opportunities with Ensafe, please visit the website

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DACHSER Intelligent Logistics focusses on global knowledge management that integrates the strengths, ideas and innovation of its employees. That’s why DACHSER has invested in the DACHSER Academy and young people like Joe and Ethan.

Find out more about the DACHSER Academy here.

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Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetics and more in Northampton

“This apprenticeship has introduced me to a rich and diverse sector; it has helped me build my confidence and acquire new skills."

"It has also opened me up to a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional growth, and as a result I aspire to increase my technical knowledge and take on new responsibilities.”

Donald 20, Apprentice Lab Technician




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“By doing an apprenticeship, I am able to work for a great company and get a good balance between theory at college andhands on experience of real work - which is great for me to be able to really understand what I am doing."

Jordan, 17

Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice - Scott Bader

Case Studies

Marlec is a UK Manufacturer of small Wind Turbines and distributor of power solutions.

“It’s been great working for Marlec as they have allowed me to develop new skills and improve on skills I already had.” 

Ryan, 19 - Apprentice, IT Support

Ryan is currently working on Marlec Engineering's website profile. 

To find out more about Marlec, please visit their website.

Getting Started

No matter what you want to do, what you’ve trained as or how good you are – your CV is crucially important.  Are you happy that you have a great CV to help you get that great job? Don’t know where to start? From careers advice through to interview hints and tips, all the career development tools you need are available from the National Careers Service.

Want to find out more about apprenticeships?  Make sure you are registered with the National Apprenticeship Service.

If you would like to gain skills and experience first, in order to help you get an apprenticeship, a Traineeship may be the best route for you.

Get In, Go Far - For the latest news and information on apprenticeships and schemes, along with tips on how to apply for vacancies this is a great place to start...

If you are in Year 11 or 12 and you want to develop your employability skills in order to get your ideal apprenticeship, take a look at the National Citizen Service

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