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Careers Bulletin 11 November 2022

General Information

PwC Flying Start Degree ProgrammeFlying Start at PwC Review | RateMyApprenticeship

PwC’s Flying Start degree programmes in Accounting, Business Management and Technology are open for applications. On these programmes students can earn a salary and fast-track their career while studying for their chosen subject.  Earn. Learn. Fulfil your potential.

Whichever programme students choose, they’ll work on a range of projects in a culture that embraces difference and encourages them to think imaginatively. At PwC we want our people to feel challenged, to grow and to flourish. Students will have the opportunity to make an impact, being the difference to our clients from day one.

Find out more about our programmes here, or sign up to our upcoming events here,

Insight into a Legal Career - International Law – Bird & Bird

Tuesday 15th November from 5:00pm - 6:00pm we're hosting an online event with international law firm Bird & Bird. Bird & Bird | International Law Firm

Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on helping organisations being changed by technology and the digital world. With over 1400 lawyers in 31 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, a career with Bird & Bird could take you all over the world.

The support Bird & Bird provide to aspiring cohorts of diverse potential leaders of the firm is demonstrated through their Future Leaders programme. Join us to hear more about this fantastic programme they lead within the firm.

If you are fortunate to be part of this cohort you will be given the time and space to focus on what you want from your career and what really matters to you. Bird & Bird spend time thinking about what being a leader of the firm really means and what it takes for you personally to get there.

Throughout the event you will get some incredible insights from top lawyers at the firm and leave with a really great understanding of the many routes into this specialist area of law.

To sign up to this online event click here:

Engineering Bursary SchemeNeon - Digital Innovators

Every year, Neon offers a small number of bursaries for secondary schools with a higher-than-average proportion of young people from groups who are underrepresented in the engineering profession, to participate in STEM engagement programmes.

You can find out more information, check your eligibility and apply here:

Please note, the deadline for applications is on 18 November 2022.

Natalie Jones – UKESF Administration (part-time) UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF)] | @theUKESF |

Y10 – Y12 FREE LIVE VIRTUAL Get into Medicine Conference on:
Sunday 13th November 10am - 3pmUniversity Hospitals Birmingham Trust Virtual Work Experience - Medic  Mentors
Saturday 26th November 10am - 3pm

Students can register using this link:

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for students to hear from Doctors and Medical Students on how to build their best possible application to Medical School.  We also created a Get into Medicine leaflet to distribute among your students, they just need to scan the QR code to register:
Once students have attended, they will be awarded a Highly Commended Reference from the Presidents at Medic Mentor to add to their UCAS application.
The Get into Medicine Conference is a comprehensive guide to the medical application process. Dr Siva and Dr Kennedy will cover:

  • Application Timelines
  • How to Tactically Choose Medical Schools
  • CV Building
  • Personal Statements
  • Interview Schools
  • Medical Leadership and Awards Programmes
  • Accessing Work Experience
  • UCAT and BMAT - Entrance Exams to Medical School
  • Accessing Scholarships

We strongly encourage all students to make the most out of this free opportunity.
Spaces are competitive and limited, so students should register as soon as they can using the link below. For this reason, we kindly request that students only book one conference.
Registration Link:

QR Code Brochure:
Please note that all students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for safeguarding purposes.

Y12 Medics – University of Birmingham Widening Access to Medical Sciences

DR.EAM Conference: Widening Access to Medical Sciences (@BWAMSbirmingham) / Twitter

We are emailing to promote our free-to-attend annual flagship conference - DR.EAM Junior – aimed at Year 12 students and attended by hundreds of aspiring medics last year.

  • Location: Zoom Webinar
  • Date: Saturday 26th November 2022
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm

In partnership with the University of Birmingham Medical School, our conference is aimed at Year 12 students selected to complement the University’s widening access selection criteria. We hope to reach as many young people as possible who normally don't receive additional support with university applications for healthcare courses. Moreover, due to the pandemic disproportionately affecting young people from widening participation backgrounds, this additional support is now more important than ever.

Our conference will contain a plethora of talks from medical students, doctors, and University of Birmingham staff. They will range from a crash course covering work experience, A-levels and a taster lecture session, to a day in the life of doctors and medical students - as well as other informative sessions. These are designed to provide medical applicants with a holistic overview and enable them to put forward their best application - making the event hugely beneficial for your students considering Medicine at University!

If any of your students would like to attend, please encourage them to apply before Thursday 24th November 2022

Computer Science – Careers Day for 14 – 18 Year olds

10th December 2022 - Online

The course is designed to help students decide if a career in Computer Science may be for them and to give them some work experience to use in their applications to university too.  The day runs from 11am - 4pm on Saturday the 10th December and students just need to visit or here to join the course.

Regards, Katherine Kennedy - The Career Days Team

Virtual Work Experience Programmes – SpringpodFree Virtual Work Experience | Springpod

We have just launched new opportunities with Barclays, Atkins and the NHS with many more to follow.  These free experiences are great for students in Year 9 and above, allowing them to explore industries they are interested in at their own pace.

Not to mention the certificate of competition which looks great on CVs, personal statements and application forms. Please share this link or forward this email to your students so they can read more about the opportunities[%E2%80%A6]mpaign=vwex&utm_term=vwex_push&utm_content=vwex_push_09nov22

UKAEA Work Experience Programme – Y10 & Y11

Applications close 251122United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority - Wikipedia

The programme offers 20 places to students in academic years 10 or 11, for one of two set weeks - these being week commencing 10.07.2023 and 07.08.2023.

We ask each applicant to send a CV and cover letter by the 25.11.2022, from which we short list approx. 30 students. We then invite the 30 shortlisted applicants to come to UKAEA’s Oxfordshire site, based at Culham Science Centre for an afternoon activity in the Easter holidays. At the activity  sessions we group the students into teams and give each team  a practical problem to solve. This session is the final part of the application process from which we offer 20 week long placements to 20 students.

For more information about the research taking place at UKAEA and about the work experience programme please see:    and

Please could you forward the above information onto any students that fit the criteria, and who would like to gain experience of working in either a STEM or business support department within a science focused organisation.

Pauline Lawrence - Communications & Work Experience Co-Ordinator

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB, UK

Tel. +44 (0)1235 464846 - Email:

For your students aged 14-18 who may be interested in careers in Business, we have a Business careers day running this Saturday the 12th November 2022 online. 

Business Careers Day

The course is designed to help students decide if a career in Business may be for them and to give them some work experience to use in their applications to university too.

The day runs from 11am - 4pm on Saturday the 12th November, students just need to visit or here to join the course.

If you could make your Business students aware of the day that would be great and just let me know if you have any questions at all.

Katherine Kennedy
The CareerDays Team 

University Information

The Andrea Levy Scholarship | The University of EdinburghUniversity of Edinburgh - Wikipedia

The University of Edinburg is privileged to offer scholarships to support Black African and Caribbean heritage applicants from socio- economically challenged backgrounds, made possible by a gift from the family of the late Andrea Levy.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts students and staff from across the globe, creating a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities. We attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors. We offer a range of ways to study, from on-campus taught programmes to online part-time study. We are the largest provider of online distance learning in the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities.  Please click on the link below for more information.

Subject Spotlights  - SpringpodFree Virtual Work Experience | Springpod

We have opened new Subject Spotlights. Coming from UCL, Durham and Oxford University, these opportunities explore the subjects your students want to take at these universities as well as many others from around the country.

Including quizzes, student Q&As and review sessions, Subject Spotlights offer insight for students in Year 12 and 13 looking to study at university, and once completed can be used to make personal statements stand out from the crowd. Please share this link or forward this email to your students so they can read more about the opportunities.

Cambridge University - Corpus Christi College Pelican Programmes

Nominations for 2023 now open

We are excited to announce that nominations for the 2023 Pelican Programmes are now open! After the success of the last year’s trial, we’re doubling the number of places available, with space for 20 students per subject stream, and we’re extending the number of subject streams available with the addition of Law and Classics.

The Pelican Programmes are designed to facilitate super-curricular study in the Arts & Humanities and to help develop the academic skills required to make a competitive application to Cambridge (or Oxford). There will be fortnightly university-style seminar sessions, where students will discuss their ideas on the set reading, build links between diverse topics, be encouraged to think holistically about their super-curricular study, and generally stretched and challenged! In addition to this, focused support and guidance will be offered on other parts of the Cambridge admissions process, such as entrance exams and how to write a strong personal statement. 

 Subject Streams:

  • Classics
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Law
  • Modern and Medieval Languages
  • Philosophy

For more information about how to nominate a student and the eligibility criteria please visit the Pelican Programmes web page.

Students - please talk to your subject teachers if you wish to be nominated

Also, the university finally has one consolidated list of access and outreach events offered by the 29 colleges:

James Davies-Warner (he/him)

Admissions & Outreach Coordinator

Tel: 01223 764005 - Email:

Taster Days at the University of SheffieldThe University of Sheffield - WUN

At the University of Sheffield, throughout Autumn and Winter there are a number of opportunities for your students to experience what it is like to study different subjects at university.

All of the activities are completely free of charge and will provide students with a good insight into their chosen subject or area of interest at university. Please ensure that interested students fill out the booking forms individually using the links below.

We will be running future sessions in the Spring/Summer 2023 so please register your interest   or keep an eye on our webpage for updates.