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Weetabix Corp Wheat Field

Educational Sponsorships

  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Job Type: Educational Sponsorship
  • Closing date: 05.09.2016

What's the opportunity?

Weetabix Food Company understands that its biggest asset is always its people. That’s why we are opening a programme to offer support to individuals in Northamptonshire that will enable you to kick start your career, supported by one of the UK’s must trusted brands.

We are looking to support ambitious, driven and talented individuals with a passion for manufacturing or engineering through their first college course, by providing up to £500 of relevant course materials.

We understand that opting for a vocational qualification is a key career step for our potential apprentices of the future, which is why we will also provide successful applicants with the potential for work experience whilst on your college course.

Further, successful applicants will also be fast-tracked to the final stage of the application process for the Weetabix Apprenticeship Programme in the following year. Find out more about our Apprenticeship Programme.

Successful applicants will also be assigned a mentor, who they will meet with at least once a term.

There will be 6 awards each year, so you will need to demonstrate that you have the drive and enthusiasm to be successful in your chosen career.

To apply

Send us a letter of application covering:

  • What course you intend to undertake
  • Where you intend to study that course
  • Why you are interested in that course
  • Which relevant course materials you would like to be sponsored with
  • What your career plans are

Tell us

  • What your GCSE results are
  • What your A level subjects & predicted grades are
  • Work Experience conducted
  • Proof of college course offer

Then (in no more than 200 words) answer the question;

I am the best candidate for Weetabix to consider sponsoring through my college course because…

Applications need to be sent to: apprentices@weetabix.com

All applications must be submitted to the above email address by 5th September 2016.

Rules

  • Sponsorship is available for 1 year college courses, at a minimum of level 2 NVQ.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a link to an applicable subject area.
  • Applicants must have been offered a college place before application.
  • Sponsorship will be provided by way of provision of relevant course materials.
  • Work Experience as part of the course will be undertaken at Weetabix Limited, Station Road, Burton Latimer, Kettering, NN15 5JR.
  • Successful applicants invited to meetings with Weetabix for a progress review, once per term during their college course.
  • Successful applicants are fast-tracked to the “testing” stage of the Weetabix Apprenticeship Programme in the following year.
  • Study needs to take place at a Northamptonshire-based college.
  • Course materials need to be demonstrated as being a requirement for the chosen course of study. Requests may be amended, as appropriate, if they do not fulfil this requirement.
  • Application is open to all, subject to compliance with the above rules.

Weetabix is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any educational sponsorship, apprenticeship or job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.