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Careers Bulletin 15/12/23

We would like to particularly highlight "Women in Sports Media Day with Sky Sports" for students aged 15+ this is an offer from Lincoln University - sounds like an amazing opportunity!

General Information


Reading Football Club Community Trust

Coaching Courses for students aged 14+

The level 1 coaching course can be attended from 14 years old, the level 2 is for those who already have some voluntary experience and are 16 +

Please see attached flyers


The Reading Scholars Program - Y12

The Reading Scholars programme aims to give Year 12 students a real taste of life as a university undergraduate, and provides practical support as participants begin their higher education application process. Comprising of 3 on-campus events (February, March and a residential in July) as well as a series of online virtual events and featuring input from leading academics and current undergraduate mentors, the programme will challenge participants academically and enhance current studies. Activities include support from a current student mentor, university-style subject-specific and study skills sessions, and working towards an academic project



All costs related to participation in the programme, including transport, lunch, refreshments and accommodation for on-campus events, are covered in advance for participating students, who will also get to take part in a range of fun team-building and social events.


Entry requirements:

Students participating in the programme will have achieved at least five GCSE’s at grade 4 and above, and be on course to achieve good grades at A Level or equivalent. The programme is targeted at students who fall into our priority groups (for example, those living in particular postcodes, in receipt of Free School Meals, Looked After, etc.). Read our full selection criteria here,0,0,0,0

Subjects available this year

  •  Archaeology and Classics
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry, Food Science and Pharmacy
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • Film
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages (French, German and Spanish)
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Psychology
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Science.

Programme outcomes


Students who successfully take part in the Reading Scholars programme, and go on to apply for an undergraduate course at the University of Reading, are guaranteed to receive either an invitation to interview or a conditional offer, and a two grade drop on their offer for most courses. These students can apply for a £1,000 Reading Scholars bursary in their first year if they put Reading as their first choice.


Download Program here:

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Law Degree Apprenticeship – Insight Day

Following on from a successful webinar hosted by Associated British Foods, I am inviting Year 13 students at your school to attend an in-person insight day (they did not need to attend the webinar to apply).


This fantastic experience will look great on post-18 applications and help students in solicitor degree apprenticeship applications. It will also be beneficial for students exploring post-18 apprentice options as Associated British Foods are looking to hire 2+ apprentices in their in-house legal team in 2024.



Insight day at the Associated British Foods London office. A chance to explore the office, network with staff and complete group activities. Workshops of the day will include further information about Associated British Foods and an application masterclass. This will take place on Wednesday 24th January.

Travel expenses associated with the insight day will be reimbursed. Lunch will be provided.



In order to be eligible for this programme, students must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:

  • Be in Year 13 at the time of their application.
  • Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded, non-fee-paying school/college.
  • Be within reasonable travel distance to the London office


There are approximately 20 places for the insight day. Students will need to submit an application form for a place on the insight day, where eligibility criteria may be used to determine places.


Next steps

Students can register their interest by completing this form by Wednesday 3rd January:





AWE – Apprenticeship Application Webinar Clinic

Fast-track your career with our AWE application webinar series 

Did you know that you are 4x more likely to secure an apprenticeship after you have received 1-2-1 application support from Pathway CTM? That’s why we’re hosting an exclusive webinar series to help support you with your AWE applications! The first session of this series will coach you through how to apply for AWE’s Metrology apprenticeships


Event Highlights:

  • Introduction to AWE & their Opportunities: Find out more about AWE’s apprenticeship opportunities – What do they have to offer? What programmes do they have available for you to apply to right now?
  • Explore how the skills you have and the subjects you are studying, relate to AWE’s different apprenticeship programmes.
  • Get Ahead: Find out specific hints & tips on the application process, to perform your best and excel!
  • Q&A Session: Fire away with all the burning questions you have about AWE, their apprenticeship programmes, and the opportunities that await.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore apprenticeships with AWE!

Event Details:

📍 Online

⏰ 18th December, 16:30 - 17:15


Sign up:

Work Experience


Corn Exchange WX Y10 & Y11

Applications for our 2024 Work Experience are now open!

Are you passionate about a future in the arts? Then this is for you! We are opening our doors for one extra-special week in July 2024, to give six young people in Year 10/11 from across West Berkshire a creative, collaborative and engaging work experience they won’t forget. To apply, please complete an application form (see our website) and return it to by 10am on Monday 4 March 2024. If your application is successful, we will invite you to an informal interview after school w/c 11 March 2024. For more information see here: . . . #Newbury #CornExchangeNewbuy #WestBerks #Berkshire #Thatcham #LocalTheatre #Reading #Oxford #Basingstoke #VisitNewbury #NewburyBerkshire #BerkshireTheatre #WorkExperience #BerkshireWorkExperience


University Information & Summer Schools


University of Bath


Y12 Summer School

Our Year 12 summer schools for students meeting our Widening Participation criteria will take place in August 2024. These summer schools are free-of-charge including accommodation, meals and all activities. Our summer schools are an excellent way for your students to experience university study and find out about life at university. Applications will open on 5th February 2024:

Y11 Autism Summer School:

Our Year 11 summer school for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will take place in August 2024. This summer school is free-of-charge including accommodation, meals and all activities. The residential aims to give autistic students and their parent/carer the chance to experience higher education and university life. Applications will open on 5th February 2024.


Y12 Pathway to Bath:

Applications for our award-winning, free curriculum enhancement programme for students to develop skills for university are still open and will close 31 January 2024. Please encourage your Year 12 students who meet the eligibility criteria to apply.