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Careers Bulletin 22 March 2024

Work Experience Info

  • Healthcare Work Experience for Y10,Y11 & Y12 students
  • Work Experience Courses , some free students aged 14 - 18 
  • Free National Health virtual work experience programmes for 14 years+
  • STEM based virtual Work Experience

General Information


Berkshire Opportunities : Opportunities to share    


Cotswold Airport – Aviation Scholarship – 15-18 Year olds

Monday 5th August to Saturday 10th August 2024.

Myself and my colleague Amy, are organising the Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship this year. This scholarship, which is fully funded by the airport, has been running for over 10 years and is based here at Cotswold Airport on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire boundary.


The aim of the week is to give the scholars an insight into the aviation industry and the many job roles available to them.  The scholarship is open to those within the local community who don’t necessarily have the means to access aviation but would love a career within the industry.


The week will be filled with different aviation activities to give young aviation enthusiasts a kick-start in their careers, including flying lessons. We pride ourselves in this being an invaluable opportunity that shines a light on every section of the industry and leaves no stone un-turned.

We have seen first-hand just how beneficial the scholarship has been to previous scholars, having given opportunities to pursue careers in the aviation industry that they wouldn't have otherwise.


We would love it if you could help advertise this opportunity to your students. Please find attached our 2024 aviation scholarship poster which includes QR codes and web addresses to the application form.

Applications are now open and will close 16th May 2024.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Cotswold Airport Operations Team


The Control Tower

Cotswold Airport




Tel:  01285 771177 / ATOTN: 515  2515


Pilot Careers Live London

20th April 2024

Sofitel Hotel Terminal 5 – London Heathrow

9.30am – 4.30pm

Pilot Careers Live is an exciting careers event that is guaranteed to inform, inspire and advise students who are interested in the rewarding career as a plot.  The event will cover every aspect of what it takes to become an airline pilot including helicopter careers.

Pilot Careers Live brings together leading pilot training academies, airlines, universities and industry experts.  The day will also feature a series of informative career presentations.

  • What does pilot training involve and how long will it take?
  • What are the medical requirements
  • How to combine a university degree with pilot training
  • What are the costs?
  • What are the job prospects?

For full details and tickets, please visit


Deadline Alert! March 31st is your checkered flag

It's the last lap to design your helmets for Sir Lewis Hamilton.

Sir Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 legend, invites YOUR students to shift into high gear and create a helmet masterpiece.,5VBJ,12YSAF,ONA5,1

 The challenge is to design a helmet that incorporates the ideas of diversity and inclusion, using free templates and resources available to download.  The winning entries will be photographed alongside Sir Lewis Hamilton at a 2024 Grand Prix event, AND exhilarating Formula 1 experiences will be won!

Join the race before it's too late!,5VBJ,12YSAF,ONA5,1

Don’t let this opportunity spin out! Give your students aged 11-18 the opportunity to leave their mark on Formula 1. But remember, there is no other brand IP, livery, or insignia allowed, and there are less than two weeks remaining until the deadline is here!


We wish your design dynamos the best of luck.

1851 Trust


AWE Apprenticeship Open Day  - Y10 & Y13- Wednesday 3rd April

Information Day for students and families 10am – 3pm

Please see attached


West Berkshire Youth Council

Looking for volunteers aged 11 – 18

Please see attached poster


Work Experience


HealthReach offering WX for Y10, Y11 & Y12 students

HealthReach are running Experience Weeks again this year for students in year 10 & Year 11 from 3th – 5th July 2024. The year 12 programme will be hosted  will be on the London Road Campus.


The Experience Weeks are for students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare in the future. It will be an opportunity for them to find out about the wide variety of careers in health, learn to do some basic health checks, gain a first aid qualification, have a tour of the Royal Berkshire Hospital and network with current health professionals.


There are 24 places available for each event. If they receive more applications than places, they will use the information provided on the application form to make decisions about places. Please  fill in the application carefully.

Please email me directly if you would like the application forms:


Work Experience Courses for Medicine

Some courses are paid and some completely free, all include a certificate for use in med school applications and are ideal preparation for students applying for university degrees in medicine and those younger students too who may be considering the profession.

It would be great if you could let your students aged 14-18 know about the courses.

1) Emergency Medicine Live on Sunday 24th March. You can expect to learn about the treatment and management of major trauma and medical emergencies. With insights into pre-hospital and emergency medicine. .


2) Medicine Career Day Live Saturday 30th March. An ideal day for students wanting to know all about the medical profession, learn about the personal statement for medicine, UCAT examinations and gain some work experience in the afternoon by helping to treat and diagnose patients. .


3) Medical Ethics Live, on Sunday the 7th April 2024. It's vital to understand medical ethics when applying to med school and how to understand moral dilemmas and ethical questions doctors face every day. It’s highly likely that you’ll be asked ethics questions or face an MMI station designed to test your understanding of medical ethics so it’s really important you understand some of the questions you will face at medical school interviews. .


4) Surgery Work experience Live taking place on Sunday 21st April 2024. This interactive day is designed to give students a meaningful insight into careers in medicine and surgery. Students join a patient on their journey from initial presentation to diagnosis and treatment. The doctors will guide you through how they would conduct a surgical consultation, interpret signs and manage patients.

5) Suture Like A Surgeon Online Course.  Sunday 12th May 2024. Join our suturing masterclass where you will learn how surgeons effectively manage and assess acute wounds with suture closure. You will be sent our suture kit in the mail before the course starts so you can suture along with the doctors, learning first-hand the various techniques needed to be a surgeon.

All courses have been created by doctors and provide outstanding work experience for you to use in your applications to medicine. If you can, we'd love to see you there.


Free National NHS Virtual Work experience programme for 14 Years +

Virtual work experiences have been accepted by the Medical Schools and Dental Schools Council as valuable alternatives to in-person shadowing, backed by the Health Education England Discovery report on the impact of virtual work placements.

This programme is brought to you by Birmingham Universities Hospitals Trust in collaboration with Medic Mentor, and it is completely free. Not only is this a reliable alternative to in-person shadowing, but it also plays a significant role in preparing students for their in-person work placements with structured teaching and opportunities to speak directly with healthcare professionals.
Students can apply for a placement, for free at this link:

Crafted in collaboration with Birmingham Universities Hospitals Trust, this thoughtfully curated 6-month medical and 4-month dental programme provides a unique glimpse into the medical and dental fields. The E-learning format enables students to fulfil their placements at their own pace, covering ethics, procedures, broader team roles, and fostering direct dialogues with doctors and dentists. This virtual experience creates a strong foundation for students' future careers, not only enhancing their UCAS applications but also strategically preparing them for practical work experience opportunities.

Taking part in the Virtual Work Experience will provide:
Comprehensive Insights: The programme covers a range of specialities, providing a holistic understanding of medical and dental practices. Each month, a new focus area is introduced, allowing participants to delve into different aspects of the field.

Flexible Participation: Tailored for students from years 10-13/S3-S6/NI10-14, the programme accommodates various schedules by being virtual. Participants have one month to complete each specialty, ensuring flexibility and ease of participation.

Recognised Certification: Upon successful completion of all specialities, students will receive a certificate from Medic Mentor and UHB, validating their active participation to include in their UCAS and apprenticeships applications.

This month's spotlight is on Obs & Gynaecology or Paediatric & Dental Surgery. It's a chance to get a first-hand look into the inner workings of the medical and dental fields, helping your students shape their career aspirations in their chosen path.

Registering for these programmes is simple—students just need to complete the free online application form:


Enquiry Form:

Phone Number: 01530 417 299 (Available 10am - 6pm Monday - Friday)


Virtual Work Experience – STEM Based

We are excited to announce that on Wednesday, 3rd of April from 9am - 3:30pm, we will be hosting a virtual work experience day with Spectris, Malvern Panalytical, HBK and Servomex! Spectris are a FTSE company and own all the other science and engineering-based companies mentioned above. Collectively they operate in over 30 countries, employ over 7,500 people globally, and have generated a revenue of over a billion pounds as of 2024! Each of the companies Spectris owns specialises in a very specific areas of science and engineering and during this work experience day you will get the opportunity to take part in workshops and network with each of their companies. 


Participating in an event such as this will not only allow you to learn more about industry, but it will also give you a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience that will be beneficial for adding value to your CV and LinkedIn profile. This will show employers (including Spectris) that you are proactive and looking to develop your skillset before entering the workplace, which can help you to be recognised as an ambitious and motivated individual as well as allowing you to stand out from other students. 

Please sign up for this incredible opportunity, by using the registration link below. After the event you will receive a certificate that you can use on your CV’s and any job applications that you make. 


Registration Link: 




Spring Field Primary School – Great opportunity for part time work

This local friendly school is looking to employ two  playworkers for their breakfast  and after school clubs.  Initially this would be on a temporary basis but becoming permanent from September.  Hours to be worked will be flexible to suit LHS start times – please see attached for more details.


Y13 Apprenticeships with Insurance Company  - Canopius (London Based)

Canopius is a global speciality (re)insurer who are privately owned and one of the leading insurers in the Lloyd's of London insurance market. They have eight apprenticeship programmes within Claims, IT, Operations, Underwriting, Finance, Change, Data and Group, where students will earn £23,000 and some of the roles offer qualifications such as the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII).


Here are the links where students can read more about each opportunity and apply:


Claims Apprenticeship:

IT Apprenticeship:

Operations Apprenticeship:

Underwriting Apprenticeship:

Finance Apprenticeship:

Change Apprenticeship:

Data Apprenticeship:

Group Apprenticeship:


Would you be able to circulate these links with your current Year 13 students that you think would be interested in starting an Apprenticeship in September 2024. If students have any particular questions about the opportunity or their application, please feel free to provide my email address and I can happily answer any questions.



Sanctuary Graduates always support candidates through the process to ensure they are putting their best quality application forward. The link I provided above is a unique link so that we can see the students that apply as a result of this and offer support throughout the application process.


University Information & Summer Schools

London Med Summer School – this is for students outside of Greater London

Deadline for application is 19th April.

Applications for the free online London Med Schools Summer Programme 2024 are now open. This programme is for Year 12 students living in England (outside of Greater London), who have only attended non-selective state schools since age 11 and are currently studying A-level biology and chemistry. For more details on student eligibility, you can visit :

or access the application form here


Funded by Health Education England, the London Med Schools Summer Programme brings together four of London’s medical schools (King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, St George’s University of London, and University College London) to give 75 Year 12 students from across England an opportunity to find out what it is like to study medicine in London.  


Working with patients and student ambassadors, participants will gain a greater understanding of the realities of being a doctor and the skills needed to succeed. 


The main summer school programme takes place from Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July on Zoom. There will also be additional events delivered in conjunction with the summer school which are detailed on the application form. 


For more information and to apply:


University Centre Sparsholt – Open Day Event 1st May

University Centre Sparsholt is one of the leading providers of undergraduate courses for the land, environment, and conservation.

Registrations are now open for University Centre Sparsholt’s next open event on Wednesday 1 May 2024, (5.30pm – 7pm). To attend, your students will need to register for the event as soon as possible by visiting

as our events do fill up quickly!


Your students can also find out more about us on our website

and by accessing our Higher Education 2024 Prospectus online