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Careers Bulletin 17 May 2024

Work Experience and Insight Days

  • PwC Insight Program - Y11 & Y12

  • The Medic Portal - Inspire Conference

  • Launder Farm Experience Days - Relevant for those applying to veterinary medicine/ nursing, agriculture, equine & animal sciences.

  • British Library WX

  • Natural History Museum Work Experience

  • Sport in Mind Work Experience & Volunteer Program

  • Help & Advice for students interested in being a Health Care Assistant or Administrator in the NHS - please see attached 

General Information


Berkshire Opportunities : Opportunities to share    


A Useful Guide to Degree Apprenticeships


Future Pilots – Fantasy Wings (13-25 Yrs old) Free Places!

We are pleased to announce that British Airways, The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), easyJet and Manchester Airport Group have collectively sponsored 575 spaces for Schools, Colleges and Universities on the 24/25 Fantasy Wings programme

The Fantasy Wings programme aims to equip young people aged 13-25, particularly those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and young women, with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the aviation industry. Our partners include leading aviation organisations in the UK, such as British Airways, the Civil Aviation Authority, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic, Manchester Airport Group, The CAA and NATs. The programme runs in person in London, Birmingham, and Manchester on one Saturday each month for ten months, beginning in October. We also have several work experience and practical skills opportunities available with our partners at the end of each programme.

As part of the programme they will:

  • Learn how to become an Airline Pilot
  • Explore Aviation Careers such as Engineering, Air Traffic Control, Leadership, Regulation, Airport Operations and much more
  • Be in with the chance to win one of 3 fully funded Private Pilot Licences at the end
  • Be in with the chance to win one of 50 fully funded trial flights at the end
  • Receive an accreditation at the end for use professionally

Please note that spaces on the programme will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the sponsored spaces are all reserved, we will be unable to allocate any additional spaces and we will then add your school to our waiting list in-case any more spaces come up.

We also received additional requests for spaces from educational institutions that had already been allocated their spaces last year. While we are unable to provide more than the allocated amount of 5 spaces, we offer additional spaces for purchase at a cost of £280 per pupil per space for the year. Please let us know if you would like to purchase additional spaces for your students once you have been allocated your five free spaces.

Please visit our social media page at to see images and videos from our previous programmes.

Fantasy Wings


Engineering Scholarships

For the attention of students aged 16-18 who are interested in pursuing STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) or medicine and related fields (such as pharmacy, biomedical sciences) in higher education



We are offering one full scholarship covering the entire package cost of £1390 ($1760), along with 20 scholarships providing a 50% discount, each valued at £695 ($880), for either the Future Engineering Leaders programme

or the Future Medical Leaders programme

offered by Impetus Education. This is our final round of scholarships for these programmes this year.


How to Apply

To participate, students can submit their entries via the form:

The deadline for submission has been extended to 31st May 2024.


The programmes

Learn about advanced manufacturing engineering and artificial intelligence in the Future Engineering Leaders programme


Learn about current advances in medical sciences – from the molecular basis of diseases to advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the Future Medical Leaders programme.


Both programmes also include sessions on entrepreneurship and leadership.


The programmes consist of four-week online courses, running in July and August 2024, designed specifically for 16-18-year-olds and taught by Cambridge University alumni. 

The programmes feature 1:1 sessions with Cambridge alumni, providing the opportunity to present your own project to them, receive personalised feedback, and obtain a certificate of completion.


A flyer for the scholarships has been attached which can be shared with teachers or interested students.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 


Best wishes,

Impetus Education Team


The Open UIniversity – Badged Courses (online)

Badges demonstrate interest in a subject, evidence of professional development or a commitment to studies. Badged courses are highly engaging and cover a range of core subjects and professional competencies essential for the modern workplace.

A free Open University digital badge is awarded for completing all sections of a course and passing the assessments. Your badge and Statement of participation are downloadable from your OpenLearn Profile and can be shared on social media and displayed in LinkedIn  or other eportfolio platforms



Work Experience and Insight Days


PwC Virtual Insight Program  - Y11 & Y12

29-31 July 2024
I’m delighted to inform you that, due to increased capacity of the programme, we have re-opened applications for our Virtual Insight programme which is taking place 29-31 July 2024. Open to Year 11 and 12 (in England and S4-S5 in Scotland) students, the 3-day experience is designed to give students an insight into PwC: our lines of service, our culture, the work we do and how they can join us as a school leaver. They’ll have the opportunity to engage with our people and ask their questions so that they can make informed decisions about their next steps. They’ll receive guidance and top tips on the application process, equipping them with the skills they need to thrive in the workplace.

Further information, including full eligibility criteria and application link can be found here:


The Medic Portal: Aspire Conference

Learn the secrets of getting into Med School and becoming a successful Doctor. Thinking about

applying for Medicine - or already decided on Medicine and want to ensure you’re a competitive

applicant? TMP Aspire could be just what you're looking for.


Launder Farm: Experience Days

Set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside, Launder Farm provides a variety of farming, equine and outdoor courses and workshops for all ages and walks of life. Courses are particularly relevant to pupils aspiring to apply for Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Equine Science, Veterinary Nursing and Animal Sciences.


The British Library: Work Experience

The British Library is a fascinating organisation with a number of varied areas and exciting opportunities available to you. To help build your understanding of these areas and more,

Springpod has partnered up with the organisation to bring you a fantastic programme all about

the world of The British Library.


Natural History Museum: Work Experience

Spend one week away learning about a specific job or area of museum work. This could open

your eyes to the many possible careers in natural history that you may not be aware of.  You could

help re-box and photograph a collection, make unit trays for specimens, re-pin insects or repair

and conserve gallery displays.


Sport in Mind Work Experience Placements & Volunteer Programme

I just wanted to reach out and let you know we still have availability for work experience placements for students aged 16 and 17 to come on board with us from May – September.  We are partnering with the NCS on this to get young people life and work ready. We offer a range of experiences which the young person can input on what they are passionate about and would like to focus on.


  • Attending our youth sessions
  • Completing project-based work
  • Online accredited training
  • Volunteering at Sport in Mind events and workshops


The experience is flexible and can be done as a week placement, over a few days or whatever time they do have to commit to the programme.  We can also then be a professional reference for them, and it can be a very meaningful experience to put on CV’s.


Information for Health Care Assistants or Administrators in the NHS

The Princes Trust are offering virtual sessions for students who are interested in becoming a Healthcare Assistant or working in NHS Admin after school/college. They are also offering an interview support session.

Please see attached




Royal Oak Public House

69 Westwood Glen Tilehurst, Tilehurst RG31 5NW

The Royal Oak is seeking a summer member of staff.  The person must be 18 – no experience required as full training will be given.  Anyone interested should contact Tim on 07775514616 to discuss.


Resource Productions - Finance and Administration Officer

If you're into Film, Arts, or Media, have a passion for numbers, spreadsheets and databases, can engage with different people from different backgrounds, and are tidy and well-organised...



Register with us:


Please send your CV & covering letter or link to a video explaining why you wish to apply for the role of Finance and Administration Officer to:





Vigin Media & O2 Apprenticeships


Business Administration - School leaver

We’re embarking on an innovative network infrastructure investment to deliver ultra fast broadband and services. Join us as a Business Administration Apprentice to support our Fibre Upgrade programme in making this a reality. Plus, earn £27,000 whilst doing it!

Please see attached


Cyber Security – School Leaver

Our Cyber Security teams are the ones responsible for fighting cyber-attacks, dissecting digital threats and building our business defences.  Join us as a Cyber Security Apprentice and you can join them in  creating a safer online space, rotate between action packed teams and earn £30,000 whilst doing it!

Please see attached.


1284 PR Apprenticeships

Award-winning strategic communication consultancy, 1284, are seeking an ambitious and self-motivated PR & Communications Apprentice to join the team! You’ll be working alongside

chartered PR practitioners and supported by the team who share 50+ years of journalism experience, to translate clients ideas and projects into content, create B2B content to be sent to

journalists and published on social media.


Hyster-Yale UK Ltd: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in B2B Sales Apprenticeship

Working with the Commercial Aftersales team to understand the internal structure, roles and

responsibilities within the dealer network, and the dynamics of the dealers’ relationship with Hyster-

Yale Group...


Syneos Health UK: Clinical Trials Specialist

Apprentice Level 6

This scheme will give you invaluable experience working in clinical trials, whilst completing a degree - with no fees. Where’s the catch? There isn’t one! This is an office-based role, where you will support a mix of departments, such as TMF; Clinical Operations; Study Start Up; Stats & Programming; Pharmacovigilance; Reg Affairs; Proposals.


Natta Building Company: Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

An opportunity to gain your Civil Engineering degree alongside relevant industry experience.


Kantar World Panel - Level 6 Business Management Degree Apprenticeship

Kantar is a marketing data and analytics business.  This degree-level apprenticeship will allow you

study 1 day a week at London South Bank University whilst working with Kantar World Panel in their West London office. Apprentices will support the business teams 4 days a week (days tbd), building client deliverables, selling research solutions and participating in client interactions.


Bank of America: Global Equities Technology Apprentice - London

You will join one of the Global Markets teams in a full-time role spending most of your time

working alongside experienced colleagues, learning relevant and valuable skills, contributing

to exciting projects whilst being exposed to cutting-edge technology. All of this whilst studying for a three-year Digital Technology Degree.


RSM – Reading Vacancies

RSM is a leading audit, tax and consulting adviser to mid-market business leaders, globally. We pride ourselves on delivering a premium service to our clients, by building trusting, long lasting relationships with them.


At RSM, our people are our future. It’s their talent, energy and ideas that allow us to achieve our goals and enact change where it matters most.


Choosing the right path for you after school can be confusing, our school leaver programmes can kick start your career with on-the-job experience. We offer a range of programmes across our network that’s suited to a range of skillsets. Whether you want to dive straight into your AAT or ATT qualification or join us on one of our work experience programmes or apprenticeships, the opportunities for progression are endless.


Our Early Careers programmes challenge you from day one. We value creativity, dynamism, and energy, and want you to share our exacting standards. In return, you can count on us to be by your side every step of your journey.  If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.


Audit Assistant – School Leaver

Find out more and apply here :,1MRIC,127B1P,7NUWT,1


Accounting & Business Advisory Assistant

Find out more and apply here :,1MRIC,127B1P,7NUWT,1


Royal Signals Apprenticeships with the British Army

18th June 3.30pm Webinar

The Royal Signals are at the forefront of everything that the Army does, in conflict and in peace. Whether fighting to set up complex computer and radio networks under fire or enabling communications for humanitarian missions, soldiers are dynamic, flexible and able to use their initiative to meet any challenge. They ensure the Army's lines of communication are working effectively and free from security breaches.

For young people interested in applying (and those supporting them)  Join our webinar on 18th June at 3.30pm to learn more about the range of apprenticeship opportunities available within the Royal Signals and to hear from inspiring Soldiers about their career journey, what their apprenticeships involve and why they chose an apprenticeship with the Army.




UCL( University College London)

Individual students interested in UCL are very welcome to book the following:


A  Campus Tour


Virtual Open Day Session


Attend an on-Campus Open Day.


Lunch Hour LecturesSpring into STEM lectures  and other on-demand and live events.


Please also see details a few upcoming subject-specific events and resources that may be of interest:

UCL Subject Spotlights introducing Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, and Language degrees


UEA – Engineering Insight Event

Interested in studying engineering, but not quite sure if you could pursue it at university level?

Engineering Insight, part of Explore, is an on-campus event, that invites current LVI pupils to

discover different areas within engineering.


Oxford University: Classics Competition

Creative Writing Prize 2024 in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum. Choose one of the four objects in the link and use it to inspire you to create one of the following: Poem, Short story, Dialogue, Dramatic monologue or Creative description.


Queens University Belfast: Dentistry Day

The Dental programme at Queen’s University Belfast is seen as one of the most innovative in

the UK and has always been recognised in external reviews for its excellent and high quality

teaching standards and facilities. To find out more about studying Dentistry at Queen's and to help

with any queries at this time QUB is providing an opportunity for prospective students to attend an

open day at the school.


Northeastern University London: Year 11 Summer School

This Summer School is an excellent opportunity to help you get ready for Sixth Form, meet new

people and to enhance your skills. Are you driven, hard-working, and curious? Do you crave new experiences and love to challenge yourself? This Summer School aims to give you a head start and help you get prepared for the years ahead.


Loughborough University: LUDUS

LUDUS is Loughborough University's – Discover University Scheme. They are hoping to help pupils make informed choices about their future and assist with the transition from school to university. Current students will be sharing their personal experiences with you via blogs, vlogs and podcasts - on everything from picking your course through to moving away from home.


The Lawyer Portal

This is a website you simply must visit  if you are thinking about studying Law  - with information on the admissions tests you will need to sit to university interview preparation.


The Medic Portal

This is a website that you must visit if you are thinking about studying Medicine, with information on the admissions tests you will need to sit to university interview preparation.


Reading University - Open Days

Friday 14 June, 9am - 4pm

Saturday 15 June, 9am - 4pm

Attendees will have the opportunity to chat to current staff and students, experience subject talks and learn more about student life. This includes student funding, accommodation, the students' union and, of course, the chance to look around our Whiteknights and London Road campuses.,XFJ2,GLNWT,4A4RE,1


Goldsmith Art Summer School – Free

Goldsmiths Art Summer School is open for applications!

Closing date for applications: 3rd June 2024


The Art Summer School (29th July to 9th August) is for students aged 16-18 in sixth-from or college who want the opportunity to experience what it might be like to study at Art at university level. The programme also aims boost their confidence, creative skills, networks, and soft skills. The programme is completely free and is non-residential, taking place on the Goldsmiths University of London Campus, SE14 6NW. Deadline for applications has been extended to 3rd June 2024.