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Careers Bulletin 12 January 2024

Upcoming Events this Term

  • 090124 – Y9 Cyber Security Workshops with KPMG
  • 160124 – Y12 Cost of Living Financial Workshops – Main Hall
  • 160124 – Y12 Parents Information Evening - Futures Evening  6pm – 7.30pm Man Hall
  • 170124 – Y9 – Y11 Virtual Assembly – Reading College
  • 190124 – Y9  - “All about me” Employability Skills Workshop - Main hall
  • 190124 – Y12 & Y13 Business Students – Speaker & Entrepreneur Harry Hyman S1 & S2
  • 220124 – Y12 & Y13 Healthy Market Place – 6F Café at lunchtime
  • 220124 – Y11 Virtual  Apprenticeship Assembly
  • 240124 – Y8 Faraday Challenge – Main Hall

General Information


Reading Scholars Program

Applications close Monday 15th January


Nursing & Midwifery Open Day at RBH

Applications Close 15th January

We will be holding a Nursing & Midwifery Open Day at the Trust Education Centre on Saturday 20th January 2024  and would like to invite any of your Yr 11, 12 and 13 students who are interested in a future career as a nurse or midwife to attend.


I have attached a registration form and poster above. Please could you ask the students who would like to attend to complete the form and return this to me at by the closing date Monday 15th January 2024.

See Forms Attached


Online Lectures for Y11- Y13 students keen on Dentistry or Medicine

Deadline Monday 15th January

We are getting in touch to remind you that applications for our free, online, and national King’s College London Medicine and Dentistry Lecture Series 2024 are open until Monday 15th January 2023!


This programme is for students across the UK in Year 11, 12, and 13, who have only attended non-selective state schools since age 11 and are interested in becoming a doctor or dentist.


For over three years this online programme has supported students in accessing the hyper-competitive medical and dental degrees by acting as a hub of support for their questions and queries. Over the course of the lecture programme students will hear from a variety of speakers to help them make the best application to medicine or dentistry possible! Last year’s lectures included the following:


  • Medical and dental specialities: paediatrics, prosthodontics, renal transplant, maxillofacial and many more!


  • Q&A’s each week with current medical and dental students.


  • Support for the application process: UCAT, personal statements, and interviews.


  • September Q&A with key admissions colleagues in the school of medicine at KCL, UCL, St George’s, Queen Mary, and Imperial.


  • A session on other careers in healthcare with six professionals currently working and teaching in the sector (nursing, dietetics, clinical science, etc.)


Lectures will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6-7.15pm. Our first lecture will be on Wednesday 14th February.  For more information and to apply, students should follow this link.

The deadline to apply is Monday 15th January 2023.


Berkshire Opportunities : Opportunities to share    


Reading FC legend Dave Kitson is live at Blue Collar Corner on Sunday!

Dave - Reading's top scorer in the record-breaking 106 season and scorer of Reading's first ever Premier League goal - is still the record goal scorer at the Madejski Stadium / Select Car Leasing Stadium. 

In a special one-off live event at Blue Collar Corner in Reading town centre on Sunday, Dave will look back at the 106 season, give his thoughts on the current state of affairs at Reading FC, and answer audience questions. 

Doors open at 5pm.

For tickets:


Deloitte Apprenticeship Insight Evening

Mon 5 Feb  -  17:30 - 19:00

If you are in year 12 or would like to learn more about apprenticeships and are interested in finance and/or consulting then this event is perfect for you!

By joining Deloitte, you’ll be connected to inspiring colleagues across the globe. They offer a huge range of career opportunities, where you can choose your own impact and build a future that suits you.

In every one of their 21 offices across the UK and offshore, you’ll find opportunities to work with local and global clients, connect with teams across the world and develop both your technical and personal skills. In a work environment where you’re encouraged to be your true self, you can dream bigger, think creatively and deliver real impact. So, throughout your time with Deloitte, you’ll connect with colleagues who share a common purpose and unite to tackle their clients’ biggest challenges.

What will I get out of it?

  • An insight into what programmes Deloitte offer.
  • A spotlight on their Tax Consulting BrightStart Apprenticeship Programme.
  • Application support and advice direct from Deloitte’s early talent team.
  • Valuable experience to help you WIN with your applications!!

Event Details:

Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, RG1 3BD

5th February | 5:30pm-7pm

Here is the registration link:


RSM in Reading – Careers Workshop

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders. We would like to invite you to our office to take part in a skills workshop for prospective school leavers, placements and graduates

We will be hosting an interview preparation and skills workshop in our Reading office, this can be useful for students looking to apply as a school leaver or looking to apply to university next year who wish to practise their interview technique and gain live feedback from assessors. I have attached the sign up poster, which includes a link to RSVP and further details. Please would you be able to share with parents and students in your sixth form. For ease, I have also included the link here:

It will be a great opportunity to not only hone interview and assessment centre technique but also to meet current trainees, managers and partners. We recruit on a rolling basis for school leavers, placements, work experience and graduates with many roles still live. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Faye Rota, Associate
RSM UK Corporate Finance LLP
Davidson House, Forbury Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EU
T: +44 118 953 0350 | DL: +44 118 953 0464 | W:


Work Experience


Our Capgemini work experience for students in years 10 – 13 is now open for applications (until Jan 7th).  As  I am sure you know it’s a great path to Apprenticeships and Uni.  We have term time and holiday dates available as we know that not all schools can release students on dates in term time, with such a variety of work experience weeks it’s hard to make everyone happy.

 Students should apply here:

 or via the Capgemini UK Instagram if they prefer.

 We will have a week devoted to corporate legal work experience that will open next week so, if you have students particularly keen on this one do reach out to me via

Work Experience in the Arts

The Watermill Theatre

Applications close on 19th January 2024. If you require a work experience placement between March - August 2024, then you need to apply via the application on The Watermill website to be considered. Any late applications will not be considered for that time period and instead be placed into our next recruitment cycle (October 2024 - March 2025).

The Watermill Theatre is a producing theatre, meaning it produces all its own work on-site. If you're interested in set/costume design, wardrobe, stage management, tech, casting, community outreach, marketing or development then this placement for you. The Watermill offers up to 4-day placements, with the flexibility for you to choose what areas of theatre you're interested in.

For more information and application process, please visit:

Corn Exchange Newbury

Applications close on 4th March at 10am. This work experience placement will be taking place Monday 8th July - Friday 12th July, where we will be selecting 6 young people to attend. We are unable to offer work experience placements outside of this date.

Corn Exchange Newbury is a receiving theatre, meaning all the shows that take place are made by separate companies. Therefore, we do not offer experience in set/costume design, wardrobe and casting. However, the Corn Exchange hosts a wide array of events from theatre, cinema and community sessions. This work experience week will give you great insight into how a large arts organisation runs and gives youth chance to plan your own event!

For more information and application process, please visit:

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our new Careers in the Arts project facilitator Aimee Winch at




STFC Open Evening

The Science & Technologies Facilities Council is hosting an open evening on Wednesday 7th February from 7pm – 8pm


The 2024 Apprentice opportunities are Open. These are open until Sunday 18th February to apply here: Careers Portal Careers – Jobs


Our opportunities are based in:


Our apprenticeship positions provide unique opportunities to contribute to STFC’s mission in the below areas: 

  • Engineering (level 3 Mechanical, Electrical & Electronic) 
  • Computing (level 4 and 6; DevOps and software engineering) 
  • Project Management 
  • IT 
  • Laboratory technician 



UKAEAS Apprenticeships & Open Evening Information

UKAEA is hosting our annual Apprenticeship Scheme Open Evening event on Tuesday the 13th of February with a choice of two sessions: 2.30pm-4.30pm and 5.30pm-7.30pm.


I have attached a poster detailing our annual Apprenticeship Scheme Open Evening event, which I hoped you could circulate to your students for them to be able to register if they show an interest in the apprenticeships we are offering for the 2024 cohort.


The poster attached includes live links to the apprenticeship standards for each apprenticeship available from September 2024. The poster also includes a QR code where individuals wanting to come to our event can reserve tickets through Eventbrite.


Legal Apprenticeships

CMS is a global law firm with 80 offices in over 40 countries. CMS takes great pride in being one of the largest employers of apprentices across the legal sector. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, we are thrilled to invite you and your students to three exciting events that showcase our upcoming opportunities.


1. Virtual event: Solicitor Apprenticeships at CMS

Join us for an exclusive virtual event where you can gain invaluable insights into solicitor apprenticeships at CMS. We will cover the structure of the programme and your learning journey, how to ace applications and you’ll even have the chance to quiz current apprentices via an interactive Q&A.


2. In-person event: Open Evening in London

In London, we currently offer the following apprenticeships: Solicitor Apprenticeships, Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeships, Paralegal Apprenticeships, Secretarial Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships across Business Services.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our offerings, network with future colleagues, and enjoy drinks and canapés.


INVESCO – Roles now open!

Happy New Year!  I’m delighted to confirm that our Investment20/20 roles for the September 2024 intake at Invesco are live and open for applications from school leavers (year 13’s who will finish this summer). Are you able to help me promote these opportunities amongst your students and invite them to apply via the below links if they are interested?


I’ve also attached above the flyer with a bit more information about the programme in case this helps provide some further insight.


I’ve listed the roles below, along with their locations and the links to the applications:









Do let me know if you need any further information. Students are very welcome to reach out to me directly if they have any questions at all. Please see attached FLYER for more information


Amy Shrimpton

Junior Talent Acquisition Partner





Activate Learning – Taster Sessions Y10 & Y11

Reading College& Bracknell & Wokingham College


We are so excited to introduce you to our NEW Taster Session Programme for Year 10 and 11 students!   Between January and May 2024, students in Year 10 and 11 will be able to sign up to bespoke taster sessions on campus, aimed at helping them to make informed decisions about their next steps. 


Each session will be completely tailored to a Career Pathway and provide students with the opportunity to sample an activity related to the course, view the facilities, and ask the tutors questions about studying with Activate Learning.


This programme will replace the ‘round robin’ style taster events that we have facilitated over the last couple of years for some schools and has been carefully designed specifically in relation to feedback about these events. Rather than experiencing a given range of activities, students will have complete control over the subject(s) they sign up for and how many they attend. 


Students can sign up for the taster sessions here:  


Bracknell and Wokingham Taster Sessions -


Reading College Taster Sessions -


If a session is showing as full and one of your students would particularly like to attend, please email - we will be closely monitoring the demand for sessions and may be able to add in additional slots where possible. 


Lauren Davis
Schools Partnership Executive


Windsor Forest Colleges 

I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year from all of us here at the Windsor Forest Colleges Group. I hope you had a restful festive break, and a successful start to 2024.


As a reminder, across the Windsor Forest Colleges Group, we recognise the importance of fostering strong connections with the local community, particularly with schools. Our ambition is to deliver the exceptional education and training that our students and employers deserve, and our activities are designed to support schools to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks as well as supporting to meet the commitment to the Baker Clause (2017).


Please see below for our upcoming Open Events for this term:


Strode’s College: Thursday, 8th February, 16:30-19:00.

Windsor College: Tuesday, 20th February, 16:30-19:00.

Langley College: Wednesday, 28th February, 16:00- 18:30.

BCA: Saturday, 2nd March, 10:00-14:00.


Other opportunities:


Apprenticeship Webinar: Wednesday, 7th February, 17:00-18:00.

Langley College Taster Session: Thursday, 7th March (Y10-13)

BCA Taster Session: Thursday, 14th March (Y10-13)


We will also be running Year 10 taster sessions at Strode’s and Windsor in the summer term, so do let me know if you wish to bring a small group of students, and I am happy to provide you with more details.


As well as our onsite events, we can provide support at parent’s evenings, assemblies, careers events and professional CPD, so please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or requests.


Many thanks and kind regards,


Georgia Meakes
Events Coordinator and Schools Liaison
Personal Tutor (Strode’s)

Telephone:  01753 793362



University Information & Summer Schools


London School of Economics & Political Science

Applications for your Year 12 students to apply for LSE Explore are open!

Do you work with high achieving students who are currently planning their next steps post A-Levels? The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is offering your students a fantastic opportunity to take part in the Explore programme.,1I3D,2JIZ,5M3V,1


The programme will give participants the chance to attend subject taster events to find out more about studying these subjects at LSE. There will also be the opportunity to hear from an LSE Admissions specialist to gain a better understanding of the higher education application process and the specifics of making an application to LSE.


This opportunity is available to your students aged 16-17 (in Years 12 or equivalent), and we particularly welcome applications from students who meet our widening participation criteria. Applications are closing in early February, so encourage your students to apply now.,1I3D,2JIZ,5M3V,1



LSE Explore – applications close at midnight on Sunday 11 February.,1I3D,2JIZ,5M3V,1


This programme is a virtual event series delivered via Zoom.

Find out more here:,1I3D,2JIZ,5M3V,1