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Careers Bulletin - 26 May 2023

  • Reading University Architecture summer school
  • St Mary's University Twickenham - Law Master Class
  • Bristol University - Girls into Electronics
  • UAE - Taster Lectures
  • University Centre Sparsholt - Open event 15th June 2023

General Information

Nursing Insight Event – 1st June

Thursday 01 June | 10:00-15:00

Interested in a career in nursing? 

Then why not come along to this taster day that has been set up with Health Education England to celebrate International Nursing Day.

During the day you with get to learn about what a career in nursing could look like for you, speak to nurses in smaller groups during our breakout session, find out more on the different routes into nursing including university and apprenticeships, take part in a practical task that will help you build skills to become a nurse, and get all your questions answered during the Q&A panel.

 Sign up:

The Festival of Apprenticeships

This is a roadshow exhibition promoting and celebrating all things apprenticeships. More than just a careers fair or conference, the event is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to find out more about apprenticeships.

Morrisby: Becoming Professional Webinars

Morrisby are launching a BRAND NEW series of student-focused webinars exploring a number of different professions.  Each webinar will introduce the profession and you will hear from current students and practitioners about the career path and their route thus far.  If you are interested in exploring the route to becoming an Osteopath, in particular Y11/12 students interested in some form of Medicine or Allied Health then join their first event to find out more.

Explore BDO Insight

Explore BDO Insight Programme is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the world of accounting. In these three day-long virtual insights experience you’ll learn more about BDO, accounting and why what they do is nothing like the number crunching ideas you may have had. You will develop your professional skills and meet amazing people who work across a vast range of jobs available at BDO.,1DUTS,8AN1LP,5FZMW,1

EY: Career Starters

If you’re considering an alternative to university, EY Career Starters programme will give you an insight into the world of EY, and help you decide if the EY Business Apprenticeship is right for you.

This Career Starters programme balances on-the-job experience, with business skills sessions and meeting EY apprentices and leaders, giving you an insight into the work Business Apprentices do at EY.

NHS Careers

Saturday 3rd June 9:30am - 12:30pm
Chief Nurse Mentor Abbie Dickinson will give her insight into how to get into nursing and what your students need to stand out when applying to a very popular (and funded) course.

Abbie will cover: personal statements, applications, interviews, getting work experience, and what it’s like to be a nurse.

Saturday 3rd June 2pm - 5pm
I will share my experiences as a midwife and how to - you guessed it - get into midwifery! I will give bespoke advice for future midwives on personal statements, applications, interviews and work experience.

Sunday 4th June 10am - 5pm
The next session for the NHS Healthcare Work Experience programme launches on Sunday 4th June! A strong record of work experience is essential for all applications to healthcare careers, including nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, occupational therapy, radiography, and many more!
The NHS interdisciplinary team has a very unique way of operating, so I encourage all students interested in healthcare or working for the NHS to join.

Students can attend a Get into Nursing or Midwifery Conference AND enrol on the next NHS Healthcare Work Experience session for £15 here:

Tickets for each conference are £10, and every work experience session is £10. If students wish to attend a conference and enrol onto the work experience session, choosing the bundle above saves £5.



Ernst & Young – Recruiting Apprentices – Level 7

Students have the chance to join this Big Four global organisation and start their career in Assurance. They currently have this apprenticeship opportunity available in multiple locations across the UK which is a Level 7 and is equivalent to a masters degree but it's for free!

If any Year 13 students are still looking for an apprenticeship or unsure about university this is a great opportunity and there is still time to apply.
Applications close 31st May.


Thames Water - Recruiting Level 3 Apprentice

We are recruiting for a Level 3 Water Treatment Process Technician Apprentice based at our Fobney Site which is just off Rose Kiln Lane in Reading.

If you have any sixth formers who are looking for a more technical role, please can you ask them to check out details via this link.

This role normally needs a driving licence but the Reading site is able to accommodate someone who doesn’t have one.  Closing date 30th May, £20k starting salary and permanent role from start, apprentices aren’t on fixed term contracts.

Kate Wick / Apprentice & Graduate Engagement Partner

07747 642838

Clearwater Court, Vastern Road, Reading, RG1 8DB



Work Experience


The Young Psychologist Summer Experience

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of psychology that one can imagine: enter a simulated mental health ward, carry out patient consultations and use cutting-edge VR to treat psychological disorders.

Psychology Work Experience

So, you love to know what makes people tick, but you don't know what field of psychology is right for you? This work experience opportunity may help.  In this psychology virtual work experience programme, you'll hear about the grisly history of psychology as well as the fields of psychology we know, recognise and practice today.

GE Aerospace: HR Work Experience

By completing this programme, you will discover what it would feel like to be an HR intern at GE


You will explore Human Resources by rotating through 3 learning challenges and practice tasks, as if you were on our HR Leadership Program (HRLP). HRLP is a strong pipeline for HR Leadership across the company.

Software Engineering Work Experience

Get started on a career in software engineering with top companies on the Forage platform. Programmes are created by companies to emulate the day to day work and skills needed to succeed as one of their employees. Programmes are designed to give you the upper hand in the application and interview process.


University Information & Summer Schools


Reading University: Architecture Summer School

This summer's workshop will focus on the speculative design of a small community. Through the fabrication of models, sketches, and collages you will explore the process of iterative design and making, as well as visual communication.


St Mary's University Twickenham: Law LLB Masterclass Day - Moot Court

The Law LLB Masterclass is designed to provide prospective law students with an introduction to legal skills and a short debate, as well as provide an insight into the many different careers a law degree can lead to.


Bristol University: Girls into Electronics

Girls into Electronics is a non-residential event that is hosted by University of Bristol in collaboration with the United Kingdom Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF). The event is ideal for girls in Year 11, 12 or 13, who are thinking about studying Electronics, Computer Science or Engineering. Participants will get the chance to hear from female staff and students at the university, and from female graduates working in the Electronics industry, have a tour of facilities, and also get an introduction to microcontrollers.


UEA: Taster Lectures


Taster lectures aren’t just a great way to enhance your current studies, they provide an opportunity to demonstrate your interest in a subject when writing your personal statement.

UEA offer a wide range of free taster lectures throughout the year.  Upcoming sessions include: Art

History; Film Studies; History; - Geography/Politics; Biology and Economics.


University Centre Sparsholt - Open event 15th June

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 Thursday 15 June 2023, (timings for the event will be confirmed when students book a place). To attend, your students will need to register for the event as soon as possible by visiting Open Events | University Centre Sparsholt | Register Now as our events do fill up quickly!


Gap Year Information


Quest Professional: The Professional Diploma

The programme is ideal if you are unsure which industry sector or job role you are interested in.

During the nine months you will cover a broad range of business topics, which will help you develop the key skills needed for today’s job market and gain the confidence to embark on a successful career.,77%20Gloucester%20Road%20London%20SW7%204SS%20United%20Kingdom


Orchards Cookery: Off to University

The Off to University course is designed for school leavers and undergraduates who are about to move away from home and cook for themselves for the first time.  The course is intensive and each fun packed day concludes with a dinner party.


Caversham Lakes: Summer Work

As they prepare for the summer season Caversham Lakes are now recruiting for seasonal staff. They are looking for team members 16 and over in the following areas: • Customer Service/Reception•

Aqua Park/Water Safety• Food & Beverage• Car Park• Site Maintenance.


The Leap: 10 Ways to Nail Your Gap Year

It covers topics such as:

What type of traveller are you, how to fundraise, where to go and when and a packing list.