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Careers Bulletin 8 March 2024

Upcoming Events this Term

  • 120324 – Y12 Psychology Symposium delivered by the Oxford International Biomedical Centre
  • 140324 – Y12 Economist students attend a workshop delivered by the Bank of England
  • 150324 – Dave Kitson talks with students interested in Football as a career
  • 190324 – Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service Y7
  • 210324 – Y8 “What’s my line? “ workshop supporting GCSE options

General Information


Berkshire Opportunities : Opportunities to share    


BMW Apprenticeships

BMet are hosting a virtual BMW event on Tuesday 12th March starting at 6:00 pm to inform your students of the apprenticeship opportunities available with BMW starting in September 2024.

BMW have a range of apprenticeships on offer and this event will provide your students with an insight into the apprenticeships, as well as how to apply and what the interview process looks like. We will also be able to answer any questions you might have.

BMW have a variety of roles available; all the vacancies can be found here.

Event details:

Date: Tuesday 12th March 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Zoom – please use the link below to join the event:

Passcode: 032075


Ernst & Young – Information Webinar about their opportunities.

Please see attached


Applications for your Year 12 students to apply for the Black Achievement Conference are now open!

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is offering your pupils of black heritage the chance to take part in the Black Achievement Conference and experience our world leading university first-hand.


The Black Achievement Conference is a free online event which celebrates the achievements and contributions of the black community at LSE.  This year’s event will take place on Saturday 18th of May from 13:30-17:15 and will give participants a taste of what it would be like to study at LSE and what a degree in social sciences could lead to.,2BK5,2JIZ,8ZB4,1


The conference engages a host of contributors, including LSE students, staff and alumni. There will be a full and varied programme, enabling participants to gain an insight into university life, study, and the university application process.


In keeping with the theme of Black History Month, the theme for the 2024 conference is “Saluting Our Sisters”. Participants will hear from a host of inspiring black women from across the university, sharing their experiences of studying and working at LSE.,2BK5,2JIZ,8ZB5,1

This opportunity is available to students of Black heritage aged 16-17 (Year 12 or equivalent).


We particularly welcome applications from students who belong to one (or more) of our other widening participation groups as part of our ongoing commitment to widen access to LSE. In the event of oversubscription, applications for places will be considered based on the extent to which they meet our widening participation criteria, details of which can be found here.


Applications close on the 24th of March, so encourage your students to apply now!


Girls into Electronics – Y11 & Y12

Girls into Electronics is a series of one day events that are being hosted by leading universities across the UK this summer. The events are ideal for girls in years 11 and 12, thinking about studying Electronics, Computer Science or Engineering. Participants will get the chance to hear from female staff and students at the university, from female graduates working in the Electronics industry as well as Apple Engineers, have a tour of the university’s facilities, and also get an introduction to microcontrollers. They can keep the microcontroller kit and get online support to complete a range of practical experiments.


Event locations and dates:

 Aston University (Birmingham) - 8 July 2024

University of Bristol - 11 July 2024            

University of Cambridge - 8 July 2024                      

Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) - 11 June 2024

King’s College London - 27 June 2024                      

University of Leeds - 3 July 2024

University of Liverpool - 4 July 2024         

University of Nottingham - 10 July 2024

Queen’s University (Belfast) - June 2024 (date tbc)

Royal Holloway, University of London - 10 July 2024

University of Southampton - 26 June 2024            

University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) - 6 June 2024

If individual students would like to attend, they can also register their interest using the link

 We’ll contact them directly with booking details.


Places at the event are not reserved until you have completed a booking form and payment has been received. However, we will let you know if places are becoming limited for the event you would like to attend.


The event cost is £20 per person, to cover administrative costs. If teachers/schools would like to bring a group of 5 or more students. we can provide a discount. As a charity, we want our courses to be accessible to all, so if the booking fee is a barrier, please get in touch before booking -


The Day's third Global Young Journalist Awards

Do you have a student that wants to change the world, is passionate about their subject, or whose voice needs to be heard?  Please encourage them to enter The Day's third Global Young Journalist Awards! Launching today, March 8th 2024, the competition is FREE to enter for 7-18-year-olds worldwide.

Entries can be submitted in a variety of media formats including written articles, photography, illustration, podcast, video and graphic design.  Plus, with 10 entry categories to choose from, there is a topic for everyone making this a great whole-school activity!


Download our free entry pack and resources for students,0,0,0,0

We are open for submissions until Friday 26th April.


Being nominated for an Award will be an outstanding advantage to any CV, personal record or application form. Teachers tell us that pupils relish the opportunity to speak out on an issue that means something to them!  In celebration of International Women's Day this year we also have a remarkable all-female panel including MP Jess Phillips, news presenter Cathy Newman, and Olympian Heather Fisher.  

Make sure that you submit your students' work (along with their name, age, and school details) by Friday 26th April by uploading their entry here. If you have any questions or would like to find out more, email!



Work Experience


The Bank of England has just launched its Innovation Competition for 2024 

Paid Summer Internship

The competition provides students aged 16+ from across the UK with the opportunity to win a paid summer internship at the Bank of England. To enter, students must answer the following question – The aim of the Bank of England and Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) is to promote the safety and soundness of the firms we regulate. How can data and technology help us to achieve that?

The internship will last 4 weeks and can be completed online or at our Moorgate/Threadneedle Street offices in London in summer 2024. For more information about the competition please visit


What is EDT’s Placement scheme? 

EDT’s, The Year in Industry (YINI) Placement scheme, helps place school-leaving students into paid 12-month long placements into all areas of engineering, science (particularly physics), technology/electronics, business, marketing and finance across the UK.

Invitation to our next webinar:  You are invited to join our EDT Placements Open Day webinar on Wednesday 13th March 2024 – please see below for details and link to register;

Webinar:     EDT Year in Industry Placements Open Day

Content:      YINI offers students a free resource when searching for a year out paid placement and has been helping students for over 37 years. Find out how the scheme can help you in searching for a paid placement, as well as how we support each student during their placement. Plus, hear from our Placement Team and currently placed/Alumni YINI Placement students talk about their placement experiences.

Date/Time: Wednesday 13th March 2024 at 4pm - 5pm.

Register in advance for this webinar:


Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service – Paid Summer Internship

This year, we will offer five positions as part of the Summer Internship to 17 or 18-year-old residents of Berkshire who are from backgrounds that are currently under-represented within our Service.

The scheme is paid internship and will give students a fantastic opportunity to begin developing their workplace skills and within a modern fire and rescue service. The internship will last for five weeks in the summer. To accommodate the different exam schedules of 17-year-old applicants, we have revised the dates for this year’s internship programme.

This year, the scheme will run from 29 July 2024 to 30 August 2024. We will be accepting applications for this year’s scheme via the recruitment portal on our website until 11:59pm on Sunday, 24 March.


RAF – Y9  Free Summer Residential

Please see the below link to our Summer Time Advance Aerospace Residential programme for Year 9s to help them excel in STEM with a week residential that we are hosting at Royal Air Force Museum Midlands

 This free experience is open to all students interested in aerospace science and is open to the nation!

Y9 & Y10 Routes into Stem

We are excited to let you know that we are accepting applications for our Southampton Face to Face Routes into STEM course experience that will take place over the May half term – 28th – 30th May 2024.

 There are limited places available, so please encourage any interested students to apply as soon as possible. 

**Fully funded bursary places are available for eligible students e.g. Students who are in receipt of free school meals, pupil premium etc.

Please see attached 


Reading Buses – Apprenticeships

Starting in August / September 2024, we have an exciting range of apprenticeship opportunities for bright and talented people who are looking to earn a qualification whilst working for an award-winning bus company.

  • Apprenticeship Bodyshop Technicians
  • Apprenticeship Mech/Elec Technicians
  • Apprenticeship Parts & stock controller

Ministry of Defence Apprenticeships

 Level 3 Waterfront Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship -

The SDA is looking for talented, motivated, and creative potential engineers to join their Level 3 Waterfront Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme and become Engineers of the future. This 3 year scheme is open to anyone over the age of 16 years at the start of the apprenticeship in September 2024 and the salary is £22,240 for this role. 

Level 6 Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

During this four-year programme, successful applicants will undertake a comprehensive program of study associated with the Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer standard ST0289 while earning a salary of £25,270 per annum. Year 1 of the scheme will be full time in college, based in the National College for Nuclear. During year 2, 3, and 4 students will have the opportunity to carry out a number of work-based technical placements and defence specific nuclear training.

Due to the secure nature of these positions, posts will be reserved for UK Nationals only and may require students to obtain Developed Vetting clearance once in post.

Sanctuary Graduates always support candidates through the process to ensure they are putting their best quality application forward. The link I provided above is a unique link so that we can see the students that apply as a result of this and offer any support.

 The deadline for students to apply is the 12th March 2024



BCOT  - Student Support Session

Just wanted to flag with you all for your students who have made applications to us and will need more support, or who you think they or their parents could do with extra support, we are running a Student Support Evening on 20th March 17:00 to 18:30. The team are there to discuss EHCPs, exam arrangements, transition work, counselling, in-classroom support, additional needs and 1:1 support. The event will run on a drop-in basis, they book an arrival time via the ticket system on our website to allow our staff enough time to speak with everyone. Bookings can be made here:




University Information & Summer Schools

Discover Bath Residential summer schools 

Applications are now open for our free-to-attend Year 12 summer schools for students meeting the University’s WP criteria and who are academically on track to get the grades required to study at Bath. Our 3-day residentials are a perfect way for your students to get a taste of first-year life and study at the University of Bath. Students who complete the residential may also be eligible for a reduced and guaranteed offer. 


Y11 - Autism Summer School

Applications are now open for our free-to-attend Year 11 Autism Summer School. 


This 1-night residential aims to give autistic students and their parent/carer the chance to experience higher education and university life. This event is open to Year 11 students (in any educational setting, including those who are home educated) who are due to take their GCSE examinations (or equivalent) in summer 2024 and are aiming for mostly grade 6/B or above in their GCSEs (or equivalent), with a minimum of 4/C in Maths and English Language. 


Students do not need to have an official autism diagnosis to attend, as long as they self-identify as autistic. 


Y10 - Smallpeice Trust – Explore Engineering (residential) 

The Smallpeice Trust is working with the University of Bath to deliver a Year 10 residential on the theme of ‘Explore Engineering’. 

 Leading academics from the University of Bath will deliver a series of short, but informative lectures and lead a series of interactive activities, bringing Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Civil engineering to life. 


The event takes place from 13-15 August and there are free-of-charge places available to year 10 students that meet the Smallpeice Trust’s WP criteria.  

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University of Buckingham Taster Days

If you know what you want to study, tasters are a great way to experience first-hand the quality of

teaching and interactive small-group setting in a specific subject. Sessions available in Law

Psychology Business and Computing


Sheffield Hallam – Master Classes

Sheffield Business School outreach offer the following masterclasses to give you a taster of what it

would be like to study with them:


Business Management ~ Entrepreneurship ~ International Business  Languages and Culture ~

Marketing, Accounting, Finance and Economics ~ Tourism and Aviation ~ Hospitality, Food and

Nutrition ~ Events Management and Esports Management and more…


Oxford Brookes

The Think Human Festival events have been developed to provide opportunities for pupils to engage

directly with current research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The 2024 workshops include content that is relevant to English Literature, History, Law, Social

Sciences, Media and other secondary school subject curriculums. Think Human Festival events for

schools aim to broaden, diversify, and provide valuable context for topics and themes on these