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Careers Bulletin 28 April 2023

General Information


Meet a Psychological Therapist - Berkshire Healthcare NHS

Berkshire Healthcare are excited to be holding their next 'Meet a Psychological Therapist' online event through Microsoft Teams. They have a wide variety of different Psychological Therapist careers which you can explore with a professional currently working within that field.

Insight into Healthcare conference - Sunday 30th April, 9am - 5pm.
Registration Link:

This is a crucial opportunity for your students to speak to a variety of healthcare professionals. As the NHS multidisciplinary team has a very distinct way of operating, it is helpful for students to listen to a range of perspectives.

I will share my experiences and advice as a nurse and welcome the following healthcare professionals:

  • Tanya Sztuka - Midwife
  • Zoe Oram - Physiotherapist
  • Lucie Tochfort - Speech and Language Therapist
  • Simon Ottter - Podiatrist
  • Shelly Blane - Radiographer

More speakers will be confirmed this week, so please keep an eye on your inbox!
All speakers, including myself, will be answering questions throughout the conference, giving your students the chance to gain personal insight into their respective fields.
We look forward to empowering your students to see their future in the NHS. Tickets are £10 to cover speaker costs.

Students can register here:
Abbie Dickinson
Chief Nurse Mentor

Medicine & Dentistry Webinar

My name is Abdullah and I am an NHS doctor having graduated from the University of Oxford Medical School last summer. I currently at work at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. This is the third year I am delivering a free webinar to students planning to apply to medicine or dentistry in the coming UCAS cycle. I am writing to invite students at your school to this year’s webinar.

I ran the webinar last year and it was very well received by students and schools. I was regularly involved in outreach at my university and have worked as an admissions consultant for various companies. For safeguarding, please see the end of the email. 

Please circulate this invitation to the head of sixth form and eligible students. Please note spaces are limited to Year 12/13/gap year students who will be applying in the next UCAS cycle.                                                                                                                                      

The seminar will be delivered entirely by me. It will cover the personal statement, strategically selecting universities and the admissions tests. You won’t hear my advice and insight into the process anywhere else. There will also be a chance to ask any questions. It will run twice on the following dates: 
Thursday 25th May 18:00 – 19:30

Saturday 3rd June 18:00 – 19:30


Please register using the link below:


Accountancy Summer School

First Intuition is an Independent Training Provider, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, with classrooms in both Southampton and Reading and specialise in business finance apprenticeships from Level 2 to Level 7.

We would like to invite students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 to our popular and FREE two-day Accountancy Summer School which will be held in our Reading Centre on 12th & 13th July 2023 from 09:30-15:30 on both days. 

The Accountancy Summer School will give students a greater understanding of business finance to help them make choices about their next steps into this industry.  Over the two days they will find out more about a career in business finance, complete practical exercises and have an opportunity to practice interview skills and take part in a Q&A session with local employers and apprentices. 

To book spaces students can register via the website or email for further information.

Please note we only have 25 spaces available, and these will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

We look forward to welcoming your students to our centres and inspiring the accountants of the future.


Emma Selway         

Head of Student Support                                    

Southampton Centre Manager


Law Scholarship

CMS is the 5th largest law firm in the world, with 78 offices in more than 40 countries.

We believe that a career in law should be open to everyone, regardless of background. Therefore, we are delighted to be launching two programmes for Year 12 students; CMS Law Scholarships

and CMS Connect (work experience).


Both programmes are for those from backgrounds which research shows are less likely to secure opportunities at prestigious firms / universities and are focused on improving access to the legal industry.

New for 2023 - we will be hosting a live webinar on 11 May at 16:30. Come along, invite your students, their parents, and any other contacts to hear all about the two initiatives. Speak to programme alumni, learn how to ace applications, and find out how these opportunities could benefit you or your students.


Sign up to the webinar here:

CMS Law Scholarships


Since 2012, we’ve helped some of the brightest and most creative legal minds launch their career through the CMS Law Scholarships programme.


10 successful applicants will benefit from:


  • Financial support (up to £10,000) during their university studies
  • Mentoring during their UCAS applications
  • Career support from a trainee solicitor
  • Paid work experience during their first year of University



Scholarships are aimed students who will be the first generation in their family to go to university. There are also certain financial criteria that students need to meet. Full details of these and how to apply can be found on our dedicated Scholarships website:

To apply, you will need to submit an essay – the questions are on our website.


CMS Connect (work experience)

CMS is a founding member of PRIME, an organisation formed by various UK law firms committed to improving access to the legal profession.

During the sustained programme of support, students will develop skills that all employers look out for, not just those in the legal profession. This happens through:

  • Paid work experience this summer (7th - 11th August 2023)
  • Mentoring
  • UCAS application skills workshop

And much more! Successful applicants can also be spring-boarded to the CMS Solicitor Apprenticeship or undergraduate careers programmes.

We will be running CMS Connect across our London, Bristol, Sheffield and Glasgow offices.

To find out more, check eligibility and apply, visit:


Applications for both programmes opened 24 April 2023.  Applications close on:

CMS Connect                                9 June 2023

CMS Law Scholarships (England)   12 July 2023

CMS Law Scholarships (Scotland) 30 June 2023


Please do share this information with any students, parents or careers advisors you think would be interested. Perhaps you could add it to your newsletters or careers bulletins.

If you would like any more information or would like to speak to a member of our team, please do get in touch at


If you want more information on the above please email me:

Y12 Pathways To property

Four day, fully funded Summer School at the University of Reading to learn about a career in property.

Every day we are influenced by the built environment around us – shops, offices, industrial buildings, houses and the surrounding countryside all have an impact on the way we live. Did you ever wonder how these properties are developed, whether the buildings going up in our cities are sustainable or how much they are worth? The Pathways to Property Summer School allows students the chance to explore the property industry in more depth. With such a huge variety of roles, from a building surveyor or town planner to a sustainability consultant or financial analyst, there is a role to suit any skillset or personality.


Date: 25th-28th July 2023

Venue: University of Reading

Who: Year 12 students from state schools/colleges considering a career in property – either through University or through an apprenticeship

Cost: Nothing! All food, accommodation and travel costs are covered

During the Summer School:       

  • Learn about the industry and the careers available
  • Attend taster lectures
  • Get involved in a group project and debate
  • Go on site visits
  • Meet new people
  • Experience life on a University campus

How to Apply: Applications close 5th May. Visit the website at

At the end of the week, if students are keen to learn more about property they can complete a funded work experience placement over October half term, have access to our e-mentoring programme, and if they choose to apply to study Real Estate and Planning at University, can apply for a bursary up to £30,000 over three years.

Open Online Course (OOC): Requiring just six hours of flexible study from home the OOC has been designed to allow students the chance to learn more about a career in property. They can interact with other students, academics and industry volunteers. It is free and runs throughout the year. You can sign up here:
‘For me, the Summer School was the first step into a career in the property industry’  Bradley, Summer School participant & graduate surveyor at British Land

If you would like further information please visit our website at or email us at:



Thames Water

These apprenticeships are closing imminently!

Level 6 Civil Engineering – Based in Reading

Level 4 Accounts Technician – Based in Reading

Level 3 Digital IT Analyst – Based in Reading Advert says undertaking IT Solutions Apprenticeship, this has now been changed to Level 3 ICT.

Level 3 Delivery Support – Based in Reading – This is the level 3 Business Admin with Project Management fundamentals.


Wellers : Trainee Accountancy 

Would you like to study for a fully sponsored globally recognised accounting qualification through award winning training providers whilst gaining on the job experience within a friendly and flexible working environment and through real client work?

DawBell:  Brands PR Assistant Apprenticeship

DawBell is an independent PR and communications agency based in Oxford Circus, central London working across Music, Entertainment, Events, Sports along with Brands.  This role presents a unique opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to kick start a career in brand PR.

Circana – Recruiting Y13 Leavers – Degree Apprenticeships

Circana is a world leader in market research, formed by the merger of IRI & NPD in 2022. Circana has doubled its yearly apprenticeship intake, with 12 apprentices currently in our UK business. We are looking to recruit a further 12!


We are looking for apprentices in several areas, so we will contact you during our recruitment cycle to learn more about your interests and see which team would be a great fit for your career & aspirations.

  • You will complete a 3-year Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship culminating in a BA (hons) in Business Studies.
  • You will work four days a week at Circana, whether that's in our state-of-the-art office in Bracknell, on-site with our clients or at home. Training will be held one day a week, every Wednesday, at the University of West London Ealing Campus.
  • An annual salary starting at £15,000 with annual increases and a generous bonus scheme. A free degree and chartered manager qualification, including travel/lunch expenses within budgets.
  • Unlike other apprenticeships, you will be a full employee from day one! Access all the same Circana benefits: Agile Working, Private Medical, employee discount portal, etc.


You can apply below and learn more in the attached overview.

 If you have any questions about recruitment, don't hesitate to contact


Work Experience


Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design: Vogue Teen Festival

Vogue Teen Festival is an exciting 2-day event London, exploring a wealth of topics shaping the fashion industry today and in the future.

Vogue Teen Festival will deliver insights into the fashion and fashion media industries and gives you the unique opportunity to connect with outstanding industry professionals and network with fellow festival-goers.

Springpod: TV & Film Work Experience

This programme has it all, you'll get the chance to direct a short film, take part in quizzes that put your knowledge to the test and hear from industry professionals, like film critics and heads of production.

Accenture: Virtual Work Experience

This gives you an opportunity to work on real-life projects that require important skills. You’ll develop skills in areas such as project and stakeholder management, decision-making, data interpretation, user experience, and process design—skill sets that prepare you for long-term success and give you an edge in your personal and professional endeavours.

The Young Journalist Summer Experience

The Young Journalist Summer Experience gives students the opportunity to attend a private tour of a top newspaper, uncover a ground breaking exposé with investigative journalists, visit a studio and present the evening news and edit your news campaign in an editing suite.

Work Experience in Law

Addleshaw Goddard, an international law firm that provides legal services to some of the biggest and most respected companies in the world. They're offering a one-day work experience that'll be hands-on and immersive, giving you a taste of what a career in law is really like.

Please apply using this form:

Work Experience with BP

BP are offering a one-day work experience and a whole week of work experience in July, so you can see first-hand how they're making a difference. With their focus on sustainability and creating a more efficient, cleaner energy future, they're leading the charge when it comes to finding innovative solutions to the world's energy challenges. If you're passionate about creating a better world and want to be a part of a company that's making a real impact, then BP is the perfect place for you.

If you're interested in either of these opportunities, click on the registration links below to get all the dates and key information you need. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on this chance to upskill yourself and take your career to the next level.

Please apply using this form:


Law & Finance Summer Experiences in courtrooms and skyscrapers across London

Investment Banking I Law I Entrepreneurship I

Politics I International Development

Do your students want to experience life as a top lawyer or investment banker in London this summer?  We have a range of immersive opportunities in these highly-competitive fields that your students simply cannot get elsewhere!

LAW: argue a case in London's Supreme Court; experience human rights law at Amnesty International; work on a commercial contract with corporate lawyers; cross-examine witnesses in a murder trial

INVESTMENT BANKING: trade the stock market in a London skyscraper; work on an entire M&A deal from start to finish; learn how to value a multi-billion dollar listed company; meet some of London's best financiers

Plus, experiences in Entrepreneurship, Politics, and International Development also available!

Register here if aged 15 – 18

Register here if aged 12 – 14

College Information


Final Open Events of the year

We just wanted to remind you of our upcoming Open Events. Please see below for dates and booking links and do encourage students to attend. These events are particularly important for Year 11s who have not yet confirmed their post-16 options, and Year 10s who will be considering college after their GCSEs.



Guildford College Summer Open Event Tickets, Wed 26 Apr 2023 at 16:30 | Eventbrite

Farnham College Summer Open Event Tickets, Wed 3 May 2023 at 16:30 | Eventbrite

Merrist Wood College Summer Open Event Tickets, Wed 10 May 2023 at 16:30 | Eventbrite



Blackbird Leys Technology Campus: Weds 26 Apr 2023 at 16:30

Banbury & Bicester College: Weds 3 May 2023 at 16:30

City of Oxford College: Weds 10 May 2023 at 16:30



Reading College: Weds 26 Apr 2023 at 16:30

Bracknell & Wokingham College: Weds 10 May at 16:30


Bracknell & Wokingham College: Wednesday 10 May (16:30-19:30)


Basingstoke College of Technology

  • Open Event 2nd of May 4:30-7pm
  • Apprenticeship Fair 19th June 4:30-7pm


University Information


Next Steps for Y12 Conference 2023

Join representatives from the University of Exeter, University of Bath, Cardiff University, Keele

University, Lancaster University and the University of Warwick to find out more about applying to,

and studying at, university. Please click on the link below to register and select the events you wish to attend.



University of Nottingham: UKESF Girls into Electronics

Girls into Electronics is a series of non-residential events that are being hosted by leading

universities across the UK this summer, including University of Nottingham on Thursday 6 July

2023. The event is ideal for girls in Year 11, 12 or 13, thinking about studying Electronics, Computer Science or Engineering.


Sheffield Hallam University: Food and Nutrition Taster Day

The day will be designed so that Year 12 students can experience what courses are like through a

carousel of activities, hosted by academic staff in excellent facilities. Pupils will also have guidance

on what career opportunities will follow a degree in food and nutrition and how to go about the

application process.

Register your interest:

Food & Nutrition Course Information:


Sheffield Hallam University: Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Aviation Taster Day

SHU will be hosting a Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Aviation Taster Day aimed at Y12 students.

Students will get the chance to cycle through sessions in the four subject areas, whilst also getting a taste of higher education on campus. Delivered by excellent Service Sector Management team, this taster day aims to spark student's interest in the area and get them thinking about future careers.


Queen's University Belfast: Discover Dentistry

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

UK and has been responsible for delivering dental education in Northern Ireland since 1920.

This event will include a review of the course, career opportunities, a tour of the Dental School and a

question and answer session. There will be an opportunity to "try your hand" at some dentistry in

their Clinical Techniques Lab as well as meet and chat to current students.


Studying Abroad

Find out what it would be like to study in different parts of the world.  A webinar series exploring what it's really like to study in different parts of the world, including Ireland, Canada, Europe, and the US.


Gap Year Information


Gap Year Travel Advice & Guidance