Get your career off to a Head Start.

Traditionally, there’s only been one route when school comes to an end. University. Degree. Career. But things have changed, and there are now many professional opportunities available to you straight out of school.


Our opportunities are designed to help you develop your business skills alongside formal training and study towards qualifications. You’ll earn a competitive salary and get support from us all the way.

You’ll be coached by experts in their field, and at the same time, thanks to our study support, you won’t need to worry about paying for course and exam fees, textbooks or revision materials. 

Join us straight from school and, just like our graduate joiners, you’ll work on varied, challenging clients or internal projects, which make a real difference to the world of business. Or if you want a traditional university experience, and also know you’re interested in launching your career, our Flying Start degree programmes in Accounting, Business, Technology or Data Science, offer the best of both worlds.


Find out more about our programmes

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Kick start your career straight from School or College

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Find out what programmes right for you

  • Head start - school and college leaver opportunities
  • Flying Start degree programmes
  • Go to uni

Head start - school and college leaver opportunities

Right for you if...

  • You’re keen to start your career and earn a salary as early as possible
  • You’re concerned about the cost of going to university
  • You prefer on-the-job to full-time learning
  • You respond well to coaching and feedback
  • You like to be independent and challenge yourself

What you need to know...

  • It’s not just an initial training contract - all of our opportunities lead to a long term career and a fast-track to a graduate level job
  • You don’t need to know which specialism you want to spend your whole career in - there are opportunities to move around as you develop your career
  • You’ll still be able to have a social life, and join clubs and networks


Even if university was free I’d have chosen this. I am gaining a professional qualification at a top organisation, alongside career defining experience.

Tax Associate, London

Flying Start degree programmes

Right for you if...

  • You want to enter the world of work whilst studying for your degree
  • You want the traditional uni experience, with the opportunity to secure a job at the end
  • You’ve got a strong work ethic and can be disciplined with your study

What you need to know...

  • The skills you develop are a brilliant foundation for many varied careers in business
  • You’ll still have a life - the course is hard work, but allows you to have a great social life too


I strongly believed that this course was an ideal start to my career in the business world. The opportunity to experience student life whilst also gaining professional real life experience was one which I couldn’t refuse!

Graduate from Henley Business School

Go to uni

Right for you if...

  • You have a uni in mind or subject you’re really passionate about
  • You want the traditional uni experience, and some more time to consider your career options

What you need to know...

  • You need to start thinking about your employability from year one - we have lots of ways to help you with that


It’s been really interesting to see different parts of Cyber Security. I’ve shadowed different teams, attended client meetings, and the hands - on project work has been really valuable.

Summer Internship,
Cyber Security

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