Job Ready Scheme 2021


At Pathway CTM, we want to support young people and enable them to make a proactive step out of education this summer into employment! Our initiative aims to:

  • Inspire young people to take their next step in their careers
  • Connect young people with the Job-Ready network employers
  • Develop the skills and employability of young people
  • Support young people through any applications




Our first series of events are taking place every Wednesday. Upcoming sessions can be found here:

DateTimeEmployer & TopicSign Up
17th February15:00The Co-op – Understanding how to start your job searchCOMPLETED
24th February15:00Severn Trent – Realising your own strengthsCOMPLETED
3rd March15:00National Grid – CV MasterclassCOMPLETED
17th March17:00Experian – Video Interviews MasterclassCOMPLETED
24th March17:00Jaguar Land Rover – Assessment Centre MasterclassCOMPLETED
28th April17:00Hinkley Point C EDF – Build Your Digital ToolboxCOMPLETED
5th May17:00Thales Group – Apprenticeships & Life AfterCOMPLETED
19th May17:00HS2 – Working Smart: Top TipsCOMPLETED
26th May17:00Leonardo Helicopters – Innovating in BusinessCOMPLETED
9th June18:00GCHQ – Turning Life Experiences into Employability SkillsCOMPLETED



Hear young people talk about how they’re making a difference in the workplace on this awesome session with Leonardo Helicopters! 


Be sure to watch this super insightful session we had with HS2 on how to use skills such as prioritisation and time management to be great at work! 


Check out our awesome session with Aerospace company Thales Group, talking about what to expect during an Apprenticeship and life after.


We had a great session with Hinkley Point C – EDF on “building your digital toolbox”, about how to make yourself stand out when applying for jobs and going through the interview process. Check it out!


Check out the Assessment Centre Masterclass we held with Jaguar Land Rover to learn first hand how to master assessment centres!


This week we had a really engaging session centred around a Video Interview Masterclass. We were joined by Experian and delved into all the top tips on how to excel in any video interview you may entail.


Check out our CV Masterclass. We were joined by National Grid and delved into all the top tips on how to craft a successful and professional CV.

Below you’ll find our Recognising Your Own Strengths session identifying how best to utilise your FREE Strengths Profile. We were joined by Severn Trent. For those that missed out, be sure to join our upcoming sessions to access your FREE Strengths Profile.

We had a great session focussed around Starting Your Job Search. We were joined by the Co-op and worked through key skills such as understanding job descriptions, where to look for jobs & LinkedIn.

We had a fantastic opening session focussed around Transferable Skills to launch the initiative. We were joined by the Co-op, Experian, National Grid, Jaguar Land Rover and a Pathway CTM Alumni Apprentice from BT.



National grid provides power to around 30 million domestic and commercial premises in Great Britain.  At National Grid we’re passionate about our work to keep energy flowing to the millions of people who need it for the lives they live.

We dream. We design. We build. We create exciting and pioneering tech that transforms energy into your games, Tweets and Snapchats – your life! Our education and skills training empowers young talent to imagine the future and build the energy system of tomorrow.


Business Analyst Apprentice Janeece Hylton, 19, had a university offer, but she chose an apprenticeship instead. Now she’s learning from the people around her while she climbs the career ladder and studies.


Our Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives. Owned by millions of UK consumers, we have over 3,750 outlets and more than 65,000 colleagues spread across our core businesses; food retail, funeral care, legal services & insurance. With 144 years of incredible history, our business is well established but what makes us different is our clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities.

Over time we have built up a true sense of community spirit throughout the UK by giving back to our communities. This continues success could only be achieved by employing the right people to help grow the business and their communities, and importantly themselves.

With opportunities across our business in stores, funeral homes and our offices there’s an apprenticeship or role for everyone here at the Co-op. We’re looking for colleagues with the right skills, a real desire to develop and importantly a passion for their communities. Add in an understanding of what great customer service looks like and it’s the recipe for success. 

If you have all of these and more, take a look at all we can offer you to share in our success as a business and truly give back to your community.


Two years ago, after living and working in London and the south for nearly twenty years, Cara made the move up north and joined Co-op as the Head of Agile Delivery. 

Read more about Cara’s Story Here


The first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years; Hinkley Point C in Somerset will provide low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes. Hinkley Point C will be delivered by many different contractor organisations, all bringing world class knowledge and expertise to the challenge. These organisations will work as one team, led by EDF (UK). Click here to find out more about this.

The construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities in a broad range of occupations and careers. There will be job opportunities in construction, civil engineering, electrical installation, hospitality, catering, logistics, security, site services, support roles and others over the coming years. 

It’s not just about the construction either, when complete, Hinkley Point C will have an expected workforce of 900 people to run the power station throughout its 60-year operation. Click here to learn more about our Young HPC programme and keep up to date with the latest from Hinkley Point C by following the Instagram account.

As one of the world’s leading providers of data, we work with clients and customers from all sectors across the globe – meaning you can choose a career with limitless horizons!

With a breadth of business areas, our opportunities are wide reaching, enabling you to find a role that matches your skills, knowledge and personality across analytics, service, product development, marketing and more.

If we were to sum up a career at Experian in three words we would say: Challenging. Inspiring. Life-changing.

Be part of Experian’s vision and experience a career that encompasses all of this and more.

Meet our Apprentices

Find out why some of Experian’s students chose to go down the apprenticeship route, how it’s going for them, plus lots of hints & tips.

Watch a short video on Experian’s Apprentices Here.

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest investor in automotive research, development and engineering. We use world class processes to create innovative British craftsmanship and engineering excellence. And we excite, enthuse and inspire customers around the world. 

What they do:

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are leading the way in the development of tomorrow’s cars with a clear vision for the future; Cars that are cleaner, smarter and more connected to the world. We are moving from ICE to ACES – the world of internal combustion engines will give way to autonomous, connected, electrified and shared cars. Today’s industrial revolution will be driven by demand for de-carbonisation, better air quality, less waste and greater convenience, through automation and innovation. Our award-winning Early Careers schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and pioneering. With a blend of hands-on experience and qualifications to target, our early talent work on projects that are fundamental to our global success.


Software Engineer Jack Young talks about the responsibility that Jaguar Land Rover has given in during his apprenticeship.

Read more about Jack’s Story Here


HS2 will be the new high speed backbone of our rail network connecting the city centres of Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and London. Once fully completed, we will have built 345 miles of new high speed track and when fully operational, up to 48 HS2 trains with up to 1,100 seats each will be running every hour on the UK’s rail network. This is a huge undertaking; Britain’s first new intercity railway north of London in 100 years and Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

HS2 will build a workforce which will not only be able to deliver the project, but future infrastructure programmes too. This skills legacy will create a new industry for Britain to export abroad. At peak construction, 30,000 people, including 2,000 apprentices will be designing and building HS2.


Lisa-Marie is a civil engineer apprentice working on the Euston HS2 Project.

Find out more about Lisa-Marie’s journey with HS2 here




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