AQA: Enabling people to be brilliant every day

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Introduction Into AQA

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AQA is an independent education charity that sets and marks over half of all GCSEs and A-levels in the UK every year. AQA's income is reinvested back into their charitable activities, funding their cutting-edge research which sits at the heart of their assessments, and supporting initiatives to help young people facing challenges in life realise their potential.

AQA will soon be launching their Early Careers Programme for 2022, with opportunities at both apprentice and graduate-level. Apprenticeships at AQA will provide candidates with the opportunity to learn whilst they work, along with bringing their own talent and perspective to AQA and enriching the company culture. Graduates will rotate around their respective business areas to truly understand the inner workings of AQA, developing their commercial acumen and becoming strong leaders for the future.

The key focus for AQA's Early Careers programmes is to attract a more diverse audience of talent that come from varying backgrounds and bring with them diversity of thought to drive forward AQA's culture, be advocates for the brand and shape their future.

“My manager is always acknowledging my hard work whilst really focussing on developing my skills and career.” - Sanaa, Production Planning Administrator

Great people proud to be making a difference together

AQA's purpose is to advance education by helping students and teachers to realise their potential. As part of AQA, you’ll very quickly appreciate the determination and unwavering passion to deliver this goal in everything they do.

To help drive these ambitions, AQA invests in the development of its people by offering a range of professional development and learning opportunities leading to over 50% of their permanent roles being filled internally.

We spend a good portion of our life at work, so AQA are dedicated to making sure you’re comfortable and healthy. At AQA, you’ll enjoy a 35-hour week with flexible working arrangements. 

AQA's wellbeing team promote and run lots of initiatives to remind their people of how important their physical and mental health really is. On top of this, AQA provides Mental Health first aiders along with free access to the Headspace app.

Equality and Diversity: As a company, AQA encourage open conversations which have led to LGBTQ+, People of Colour and Empowering Women networks. These help us focus on creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone is valued.

In addition, multiple working groups have formed that cover topics such as culture, ED&I, wellbeing and many more. You’ll have every opportunity to join the discussion on these networks and working groups, or set up your own.

AQA is an equal opportunities employer, they value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes people unique. They are committed to increasing our diversity across AQA and at board level.

"I am really excited about this step forward by AQA along with the inevitable benefits of securing a diverse group of future leaders." - Shabnam Shahani, Executive Director for Strategy and Business Development
AQA is an independent charity that sets and marks over half of all GCSEs and A-levels in the UK every year. AQA's qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in more than 40 countries around the world.

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