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Careers Bulletin 8 December 2023

Upcoming Events

  • 081223 – Y9 Xmas Science Lectures Trip – Oxford
  • 131223 – Y13 - Job Interview Simulation – Virtual Reality Experience
  • 141223- Y12 Computer Science Industry Talk
  • 141223- Invesco in 6F Café at lunch time
  • 141223 – Physiological Disorders talk to Y12 H & S in R5

General Information


Year in Industry Program – Y13 students

What is YINI?     

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, maths, business, marketing and finance across the UK.

How does the application process work?

  • Students register their interest via our website and receive a weekly update of the latest placement opportunities.
  • There is no charge for students to register.
  • Students will apply for the specific roles that they’re interested in.
  • Students will receive CV/Interview advice and an interview with the team to help them prepare.

Benefits for placed YINI students:

  • Industry led training which will include webinars on project management, presentations skills, leadership, and management to name a few.
  • A mentor service throughout the placement.
  • Competitions and awards to help promote and enhance the student’s CV.
  • Their work can also be accredited by the Industrial Cadets Platinum Award, of which His Majesty King Charles III is patron.

To Register for YINI:

Interested students can register via our website (same link as before) here

We look forward to working with you this year and hopefully supporting your students towards exciting placement experiences that will enhance their future career opportunities.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at


EDT Masterclass: Chartered Mechanical Engineer

This Masterclass will be run by an Industry Professional with over 10 years experience working as a

Chartered Mechanical Engineer and will introduce you to the concept of Chartership and how it can

help you to stand out from the crowd! A Chartered status is considered a mark of professional

competency and is awarded mainly by chartered professional bodies and learned societies


Careers In Business Expo hosted by ACCA and Success at School

This opportunity enables you to establish connections with employers and experts in diverse careers

across the UK, allowing them to share valuable information about all aspects of the business world.




BAE: Various Apprenticeships

BAE Systems, provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and

security solutions. They employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40

countries.  They develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver

military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.


AWE: Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

As a nuclear engineer apprentice, you will learn the basics of hand-tools, machining, electrical

theory, circuits, instruments, and control logic, before learning how to specify, troubleshoot and

maintain various pieces of industrial equipment, such as nuclear vent and containment systems

through lectures and practical workshop projects.


Coca Cola Europacific Partners: Sales Degree Apprenticeships

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners offers a wide range of different Apprenticeship Schemes, including:

Sales, Merchandising, Food Technology and Engineering. They offer on-the-job training as well as

valuable experience working alongside some of their highly skilled colleagues. In this particular role

you will be interacting with both small, medium and large customers to promote the brands, ensure

that product is available for the end consumer to purchase whilst working towards a Chartered

Manager Degree Level 6 Apprenticeship delivered in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan




Work Experience


InvestIN Work Experience Programmes

InvestIN is a London based organisation that provides students aged 12-18 with an immersive

experience of their dream career, offering programmes in London, Manchester and Dubai.  They

have programmes in Medicine, Investment Banking, Entrepreneurship and Fashion to name a few.


Premed: Work Experience

Hospital work experience & online work experience courses for students aged 14+ who are applying

for medicine, nursing, midwifery & dentistry. Based in the UK, students join from the UK and

worldwide to experience internationally known medical work experience courses. All courses are

expertly designed to offer some outstanding medical work experience.


Severn Trent: Sustainability, Support and STEM

Gain access to the latest information about essential roles and responsibilities within the water

industry! Learn how Severn Trent plays an active role in the community and how it provides

invaluable services to the region it serves, and provides a lifeline to the people it supports. From

covering innovative STEM roles to giving you an insight into invaluable support services, you’ll

learn more about what it’s really like to work for Severn Trent, and you’ll have the opportunity to

take part in interactive activities and hear from leading industry experts.


Viasat: Beyond Space

Viasat is a global satellite communications company operating in space, and, in this unique

competition, they are looking for you to develop ideas to help space stay sustainable, safe, and

equitable. Powered by Viasat, in partnership with Springpod, you’ll explore what it takes to address

sustainability in space, and, if successful, you could even pitch your idea to the professionals



Medical Work Experience

A number of your students have registered for conferences, but then were unable to attend. As this upcoming weekend is the LAST Medical UCAS conference of 2023, it is a great opportunity for them to meet our doctors, which is entirely cost-free, ensuring equal access to invaluable information for students from all backgrounds. Please forward them the details below:

Registration Link for the FREE UCAS conference and medical work experience:

Students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about personal statements, entrance exams, interviews and meet some of our successful students to learn from their experiences. Following the conference all students will instantly be enrolled onto the free virtual medical work experience programme (with access to speak to doctors and medical students alongside).

Dates: Saturday 9th December 9:30am - 3pm, or Sunday 10th December 9:30am - 3pm.

All aspiring doctors in years 10-12
These conferences offer tailored advice for medicine, covering a range of crucial topics:
- Tactically choosing universities
- Personal statements
- Medical school interview skills
- Medical Leadership Programmes
- Awards Programmes
- Extracurricular activities
- Work experience
- Building a CV
- Applying for scholarships

Spaces are 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.

Students and parents can register for free here:

Here’s how the day will run:
9:30-10.00 Registration
10.00-11:00 Quick introduction to Medic Mentor, overview of the day, competition ratios, application timeline, Awards and Scholarships
11:00-11:15 Break
11.15-11.45 Introduction to the UCAS application form and entry requirements
11.45-12.15 Interactive CV building exercise and exclusive access to leadership, research, presentation, publication, prizes and scholarship opportunities
12.15-12.30 Top tips form a successful applicant (medical student)
12:30-12:45 Break
12.45-13.30 How to write the perfect personal statement
13.30-13.45 Break
13.45-14.10 Entrance exams - how to do ace the UCAT
14.10-14.30 How to prepare for Medical School interviews
14.30-15.00 Top tips form a successful applicant (medical student) and next steps

Our doctors and medical students look forward to welcoming your students at the conferences and they will join our network of successful students who attended these programmes over the last ten years:

Enquiry Form:


University Information & Summer Schools


Study Days at Oxford University

Study Days at Univ are one-day events hosted in College for around 60 Year 12 students. They are generally multi-subject. The participants do not necessarily need to be set on the courses in question, but they do need to have an appropriate academic profile to make a credible application to Oxford. The majority of the content in the Study Day will be delivered by a number of Univ’s academic tutors, or graduate students, and usually comprises a mixture of lectures and group work, occasionally facilitated by current Univ undergraduates in that subject.

From the participants’ point of view, the Study Day is a valuable opportunity to gain insight into: university level study; study of particular courses with a mind to narrowing down their subject choice; Oxford applications, and University College. In supporting their super-curricular exploration, it also gives them a subject-specific experience to write about in their personal statement and may build important critical thinking skills useful for applying to and later studying at Oxford University.


Next term, we will be holding two Study Days*:

  • Maths and Computer Science Study Day – 6th February 2024
  • English, History and Classics Study Day – 7th March 2024


These are a great opportunity for your students, and are an excellent ‘super-curricular’ activity for them to do (that thing that myself and the admissions tutors at Oxford are always banging on about!). Students don’t have to be set on studying any of these subjects to apply, and in fact these days often help students decide if a certain subject is right for them. Students themselves have to apply, and then forward on a supporting teacher form onto you or another supporting educator. This is to confirm that it’s ok for them to miss school that day etc etc. The deadline to complete these applications is the 12th January 2024. If money/travel might be an issue, encourage your students to complete the form anyway, and get in touch with me if/when they’re accepted onto the day. From the planning side of things, these days are looking really exciting and it will be such a treat for your students.


The form for students interested in any or all of the subjects in the study days mentioned is here: share this link widely!


Any questions/worries/concerns, email me at . Study Days are open to students from all throughout the UK, not just our link areas so get applying! I’ve made a poster for you to share with students with all this information too.


That’s all from me for now – make sure you’re following me on Twitter @unistaircase12 for any extra little opportunities that might pop up over the holidays, but otherwise have a great festive season. I look forward to receiving your students’ applications!


Newcastle University: In London

Newcastle Outreach Team will be in London with a Pop-Up event on Thursday 14 December. As

well as practical support to apply through UCAS, you can chat to staff, subject specialists and

current students to find out more about studying at Newcastle.  They will also be running medicine

and dentistry workshops, as well as a session on allied medical sciences for Years 12 and 13.


Lancaster University: New Podcast Series

From investigating the potential of nuclear fusion to improving health of people in our coastal

communities – Lancaster has an international track record of success when it comes to building

powerful partnerships. Across five episodes, a series of new This is Lancaster podcasts, gets to know

some of the people behind this research.


Buckinghamshire New University: Nursing and Midwifery Open Evening

Visit us on campus and find out more about BNU. On a Nursing and Midwifery open evening, you’ll

be able to view state-of-the-art facilities, chat to the teaching team as well and learn more about

support services and an award-winning Students' Union. You’ll really get a feel for student life at