Careers Opportunities

At David Nieper Academy, we are often sent opportunities for our students by local employers, alongside useful information to get our students’ careers started. This includes work experience, apprenticeships, training courses, as well as key information surrounding careers. As we find new opportunities and guidance for our students, we will upload them here for students and parents/carers to peruse and decide whether to partake. There are some fantastic options coming up, so be sure to keep checking back for more careers opportunities. For more information on careers tailored towards parents and carers, please visit our Parents’ Guide page.

D2N2 also provides careers information tailored for students, parents/carers, teachers, and advisors. Visit their website to find out more:


AON Apprenticeships

If you’re seeking a real-world alternative to university, an apprenticeship with Aon offers the opportunity to earn while you learn and gain practical, hands-on experience while working towards industry-recognised qualifications.

Click here to see all apprenticeship opportunities for 2024. 



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EON Apprenticeships

Eon’s 2024 Degree Apprenticeship Scheme applications are now open. 

There are 6 programs to choose from

  • Engineering 
  • Project Management
  • Digital Technology
  • Environment Specialist 
  • Quality Surveryor
  • Accountancy & Taxation Professional

Find out more here


Apprenticeships with the Metropolitan Police

Click the image to find out how to become a Police Constable through the MET’s Apprenticeship Programme



BP Apprenticeships

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BP 2024 UK early career programmes are now open for applications. Tap the link to read more. 


IBM Apprenticeships


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Register your interest in an IBM apprenticeship. Apprenticeships on offer include Technology Sales, Software Developer, Junior DevOps Engineer, Test Engineer and Junior Management Consultant.


Apprenticeship Guidance

With many different routes into careers, it is important that students and their parents/carers fully understand the options available to them after completing GCSEs and/or A Levels. This page contains information about apprenticeships: what they are, the different levels of apprenticeships, finding the most suitable apprenticeship and how parents can support students in this process.

Please click on the links below from Amazing Apprenticeships for more information.

If you have any further questions about apprenticeships, please do not hesitate to contact the careers team at David Nieper Academy.

Watch this video by Luminate to learn what are apprenticeships and how to apply for them

Engineering – Careers Information

New Courses – Learning Curve Group

  • Level 1 Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector (for learners aged 19+)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology (for learners aged 19+)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (for learners aged 16-19)
  • Level 3 Childcare (for learners aged 16-19)

We will soon be able to provide more information on the above courses, but in the meantime you can get in touch with Learning Curve Group on 01773 747377, or email

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Year’s Practitioner

Learning Curve Group are offering this study programme in Ripley for 16-19 year olds. To respond to this course, please contact the Learning Curve Group on 01773 747377, or email

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