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Careers Bulletin 2 February 2024

Upcoming Events this term:

  • 070224 – Y9 & Y10 Apprenticeship Awareness virtual Assembly
  • 080224 & 090224 – Y9 Antenatal Workshops delivered by Health reach to Y9 Child Development Students
  • 090214 – “Zen Bus” in school periods 1 – 3 to support Mental Health week

National Apprenticeship week 5th February – 9th February


Connecting you to the UK’s top Apprenticeship Employers

Schools, colleges, employers, career advisers and thousands of students come together online to

celebrate Apprenticeships in support of the Government-run National Apprenticeship Week.

Throughout the week, top employers and organisations come together to showcase their

opportunities to thousands of attendees, who are actively seeking an apprenticeship.


UCAS: How to apply for an apprenticeship

Hear from employers and apprentices on what the application process involves, what you should

include and common mistakes to avoid - Register for the HUB Live Session


NAO: Apprenticeships Webinar

Join this webinar to hear from the National Audit Office about starting your professional career and

the skills for success.


Cyber Specialist Development Programme

The Cyber teams at MI5 utilise technology in ways you would never have thought possible. Working

closely with colleagues, you’ll be part of a team helping to shape and further advance MI5 technical

capability, allowing them to collect and review intelligence for fast-paced and high-profile

investigations. Their cyber specialists provide a unique insight into complex and evolving threats,

utilising their skills to help disrupt the technical activities of MI5's adversaries.


IBM: Apprenticeships

Accepting Applications Soon! New year means new opportunities at IBM! They will soon be

opening applications for many of their apprenticeship schemes. They will be hiring for both degree

and regular apprenticeships and will be accepting applications during National Apprenticeship Week.


bp: Apprenticeships and School Leaver Opportunities

bp offers a wide range of opportunities for school leavers. Join a global organization to travel the

world as a shipping cadet, learn a trade as an apprentice or become a specialist as a trainee



Morgan Stanley: Degree Apprenticeship

This Technology Apprenticeship offered in London combines on-the-job training alongside a part

time degree. This Apprenticeship programme is for those pupils with a technology-focused career

path in mind, and want to learn whilst earning at the same time. The duration of the apprenticeship is four years, with vast prospects for advancement. During the apprenticeship, you will rotate into

different areas of the Technology Division, in order to fulfil both your degree requirements and to

ensure you have a well-rounded experience.


Unifrog Apprenticeship Fair 2024

7 February 2024

Get involved with National Apprenticeship Week! Join Unifrog's virtual fair to learn all about the

world of apprenticeships. Explore the latest apprenticeship opportunities, attend live sessions with

top employers including BBC, British Army, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group and Unilever, and

network one-on-one to get top tips on how to find and apply for your dream apprenticeship


General Information


Berkshire Opportunities : Opportunities to share    


Pathways to Property – Y12

Pathways to Property is a charitable programme run by Henley Business School that’s designed to raise awareness about the vast range of careers available within the Real Estate industy.

Applications for Year 12 students are now open for our March 2024 Insight Days in Birmingham, Cambridge and Bristol and for our Summer school, which is based on our campus at the University of Reading on 2nd-5th July 2024. Applications for our Insight Days close in 2 weeks on 15th February.


These are fully funded one day events for Year 12 students who have an interest in the property sector and would like to learn more about the Industry.  The day will be attended by both industry volunteers and current Real Estate students. Students travel costs will be covered and a busy day of activities will follow including:
• Going on a site visit
• Working on a small project
• Attending a Q&A session


Opportunities in Finance & Technology

Both PwC and KPMG are part of the Big 4 meaning they are amongst the top 4 biggest accosting and professional services firms in the world. Both events will give you a fantastic insight into working at such a huge global company whilst finding out if a career in business/accounting is for you. 


All the key details are below along with the application links. We hope you find these opportunities valuable and would love you to apply to join us for what’s set to be two incredible events for students. 


PwC – Virtual Insight Program

I’m delighted to inform you that we have just opened applications for our 2024 Virtual Insight programme. Open to Year 11 and 12 (in England and Wales, Year 12 and 13 in Northern Ireland, 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 in the job description here.


PwC Females of the Future:

·     Tuesday 20th February, 1:30pm - 5pm

·     At the PwC office in Reading 

·     Open to all Y11 and Y12 female students

·     Workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities

·     Application Link:


KPMG Insight Evening:

·     Thursday 22nd February, 5pm – 7:30pm 

·     At the KPMG office in Reading 

·     Open to all Y12 and Y13 students

·     Workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities

·     Application Link:


Into the Film Awards - Students aged 5 - 19

Closing date on Sunday 31 March 2024 at 23:59.

For this National Storytelling Week (30 January - 6 February) explore the magic of storytelling through film with your young people and encourage them to create a short film from start to finish to submit to the Into Film Awards 2024 over this midterm break.,5HPU,10UYCC,MPFW,1


There’s nothing like a good story. From classic fairy tales, myths and legends to timeless romances, adventures and even spine-chillingly spooky ghost stories – we are all enchanted by the magic of storytelling, whether it's through live-action or animation.

Our Awards are open to everyone between the ages of 5 and 19 and provide a gateway to our thriving filmmaking industry. If you have an existing film, you can enter now and edit your entry right up until the closing date on Sunday 31 March 2024 at 23:59.,5HPU,10UYCC,MPFW,1


Routes into STEM- February Half Term Course


Education Development Trust

This is just a quick reminder to encourage your STEM loving students in years 9 & 10 to register for our Virtual Routes into STEM course that we are running over the upcoming February half term


Here is the live session timetable which details the sessions that will be taking place over the half term Virtual Routes into STEM Live Session Timetable  but to name just a few –


  • University Panel
  • STEM Professional Panel
  • Careers Skills
  • Engineering Interactive Session

This course allows students to recognise the variety of opportunities available to them after taking their GCSEs or Nat 5 and Highers.  It will give them access to key information on different pathways, College, University and a STEM Career.


By sharing this course information with your students, you will be ticking off many of the Gatsby Benchmarks and your students will gain a Bronze Industrial Cadets Award which will be a fantastic addition to their portfolios!

 We look forward to welcoming your students onto this course  

With best wishes, Ellen

Student Recruitment and Support Team  

EDT (Engineering Development Trust) Tel: 01707 906106| Email: 

Please see attached flyer


Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Event – Save the date 7th March 2024

Bookings open 5th February

Please find attached a 'save the date' poster for our medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry or physiotherapy event open to students in Year 10 to Year 13. St Helen and St Katharine are hosting the event on Thursday 7 March 2024 from 6pm - 8.40pm. Students can come along independently/with family. 

We have run this event since 2016 and it is always immensely popular. This year we have added physiotherapy and dentistry so anticipate even higher numbers.  We will send the link to book places along with posters for you to share with your students on Monday 5 February.


Heather Darcy -Assistant Head, Futures and Partnerships

St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

01235 520 173,, @SHSKSchool



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.


YP: Get Into Law Event

YP have teamed up with 8 of the biggest law firms in the world to provide insights, work experience

and solicitor apprenticeship opportunities for pupils. They have 2 Magic Circle Law Firms joining

us; Clifford Chance and Linklaters, International Firms Bird & Bird, Fragomen and Charles

Russell Speechlys, TLT, Farrer & Co and Freeths!


Deloitte: Sixth Form Programme

This 6th Form Programme puts you at the heart of the Deloitte community, surrounded by experts

who can help you flourish.  This experience will help you grow, and it will also give you the chance to explore different business areas and see what types of projects really inspire you.  It will also help you figure out your next steps after sixth form


BAE: Work Experience

BAE work experience, Taster Weeks and Movement to Work programmes give real world skills and

inspiration to pupils thinking about a career in engineering or technology.  You'll get to experience

the cutting-edge projects they're working on, meet all kinds of people across the business, and

explore the many career opportunities they offer.



National Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

This is a national listing of all current vacancies - Please see attached.


University Information & Summer Schools

UCAS Discovery

UCAS Discovery exhibitions bring together the experts to help you shortlist your options, all under

one roof.


18 – 19 March 2024, London ExCeL

Speak to UCAS experts to help you decide on your next steps.  This is their flagship exhibition at the

ExCel London. At a UCAS Discovery event, you can discover all your options under one roof. You

can find out about traditional degrees, apprenticeships, careers, and more.



Cambridge University  - Lots of opportunities to enhance a future application!


Pelican Programme: Physical Sciences

Corpus will be trialling a new initiative this coming year for female students who are interested in applying for the physical sciences here in Cambridge. Similar to the other Pelican Programme streams, there will be fortnightly online sessions in small groups with a subject leader, as well as the usual admissions support that offer on all of our programmes and the chance to be part of the Pelican Celebration residential at the end of June. These sessions will start in March.


To be eligible students must be:

  • A woman In Y12 (Y13/S5 in NI/Scotland) and at UK maintained school
  • Be studying Maths, Further Maths (if offered at school), Chemistry and/or Physics
  • Be predicted/on course for A*A*A


Deadline: 17:00 Friday 23 February

To find out more and to nominate a student à

If you are interested in this please talk to your teacher so that they can nominate you.


Medieval Worlds: Manuscripts, Texts, and Film – 9-10 April

For students thinking of studying English, History, or Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic and who are interested in exploring medieval society and culture. This residential gives students the chance to work with medieval manuscripts through using the resources of our Parker Library and there will be workshops led by University of Cambridge subject specialists, covering narrower themes and topics relating to the further study of the medieval aspects of History, English and Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.

 To be eligible students must be:

  • In Y12 (Y13/S5 in NI/Scotland) and at a UK maintained school
  • Studying English Literature and/or History at A-level
  • Predicted/on course for A*AA


Deadline: 17:00 Friday 1 March

 To find out more and to nominate a student à

 If you are interested in this please talk to your teacher so that they can nominate you.


Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Organised by the central university, these summer schools offer students the chance to come explore Cambridge during a 5-day subject themed residential.


“Want to know what your life would be like at the University of Cambridge? We want you to join our free, five-day Summer School for Year 12 state school students. Spend time exploring your subject interests in depth through subject tasters, take part in social activities with other Summer School students and stay in university accommodation. There will be lots of opportunity to meet with current Cambridge students and ask them any questions you may have about the unique nature of life at Cambridge. In partnership with the Sutton Trust, we will cover your travel, food, accommodation and activity costs so you can focus on exploring university as an option for your future. Head to our website to find out more, including eligibility criteria and entry requirements, or get in touch with us at with any queries. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer School!”


Deadline: 12:00 Thursday 7 March

For more info and for students to apply à


Women in Science Festival

An annual event run by Robinson College, Cambridge, designed to inspire and encourage young women and non-binary students to pursue scientific study at university. The 2024 Festival will be held at Robinson College as a residential event from the afternoon of Monday 8th April to the afternoon of Tuesday 9th April. The event will involve talks and sessions delivered by members of our science community here at Robinson, alongside admissions information and exploration of the College, the city centre, and the city's science museums. Attendees are also invited to take part in a Science Fair, which gives them the opportunity to produce and present their own academic poster.

For more information, click here:


Deadline: Monday 4 March

 To apply à


James Davies-Warner (he/him) Admissions & Outreach Coordinator

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH,

Tel: 01223 764005, Email:

Twitter: @corpusSLO


What Career? What University?

1 & 2 March NEC Birmingham -Jobs  - Universities - Advice


Reading University: Architecture Taster Day

Experience a typical architecture studio through hands-on design and model making exercises. You

will take part in a workshop dedicated to visualising space and structure and lectures will cover the

role of the sketchbook and the preparation of the architecture portfolio.


Royal Holloway University: Girls into Engineering

Girls Into Engineering is a celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This

free event will give a hands-on introduction to electronic engineering and give you the opportunity

to talk to women about their experiences studying and working in Engineering.


Oxford Brookes University: Entrepreneurs in the Making

During this Taster Day you will be tasked with coming up with a business idea for a sustainable,

plant-based pop-up food space. Using the university's new Social Media Hub to help formulate your

ideas, you must work together to produce a 5-10 minute presentation to showcase your business and a panel of Oxford Brookes Business School lecturers and students will give feedback on each



UCFB (University College of Football Business) Scholarships Open for Applications

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the UCFB Scholarships for 2024, an exciting opportunity for students passionate about pursuing a career in the sports industry!


Our scholarships are designed to encourage students from all backgrounds and empower talented individuals like yourself, providing financial assistance, training and skills, and a unique opportunity to be part of the UCFB community.


Why Apply for a UCFB Scholarship?

  1. Financial support: We understand the importance of easing the financial burden associated with students pursuing higher education. Our scholarships aim to alleviate some of these pressures, allowing students to focus on their studies and personal growth.
  2. Career advancement: UCFB is dedicated to preparing students for success in their chosen industries. By offering scholarships, we aim to support individuals who aspire to make a significant impact in the world of sport.
  3. Invest in the future: UCFB Scholarships open doors to exceptional education, enabling individuals to gain invaluable knowledge and skills in the football and sports industry.


UCFB Scholarships are available in the following areas:

Employability & Enrichment Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to 3 promising students from under-represented demographics in football and sport who can demonstrate that their choice of a UCFB degree will benefit them in their career ambitions. Each scholarship is an award in the value of £2000.


Social Mobility & Inclusion Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to 1 student to increase representation of people from a diverse range of backgrounds in the football and sports industry and encourage an environment where everyone can achieve a sense of belonging and pursue their goals. Social Mobility & Inclusion Scholarship is an award in the value of up to £1,500.


UCFB South Asians in Football Scholarship

The South Asians in Football Leadership Scholarship for 2024-2025 is the first of its kind, as UCFB and aims to promote and support the growth of British South Asians in football. The Scholarship aims to directly tackle the lack of participation in sports for British South Asians. The scholarship award total is £1,000.


UCFB Women in Sport Scholarship

This scholarship is open to 2 outstanding female applicants who are eager to develop a career in the sports industry. Candidates should have an interest in football and the wider sport industry, the ability to set clear goals and have the drive to achieve them. The Scholarship will be an award of £1,000.


UCFB Inclusivity in Coaching Programme

The UCFB Inclusivity in Coaching Programme offers students individual learning support to gain bespoke experience in the football and sports industry, including coaching, working with teams and sports development depending on the student’s interests. This includes the following scholarships:

UCFB She Can Coach Scholarship

UCFB Access to Coaching Scholarship


UCFB Elite Athlete Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to 2 students to acknowledge the sporting achievements of applicants who have competed in any sport within the past two years, within their relevant age group.

Each scholarship is an award in the value of up to £1,000 which includes UCFB sports kit and travel support for training, competitions and events as well as development opportunities.


Oxbright – Ask me anything student webinar

5th February, 5-6pm

Are your students interested in applying to universities in the UK? Do they want to know more about applications, courses, and student life?


We've organised an Ask-Me-Anything Student Webinar, taking place on 5th February, 5-6pm GMT, where students can gain insights from five undergraduates at leading UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Our undergraduate panel represents subjects ranging from Medicine to PPE and Law, all of whom are looking forward to an interactive session answering your students’ questions.


Students can sign up through the link here.


Izzy and the OxBright team