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Careers Bulletin - 23 June 2023

  • Opportunity for sixth formers to get involved with a Youth Advisory Group
  • Fabulous free opportunity to learn about lighting design 
  • Creative Careers - great website!
  • Apprenticeship Festivals and information
  • EDT(Engineering Development Trust) Routes into STEM

General Information


Youth Group Advisory Group Opportunity Y12+

After successfully securing a two year partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the British Youth Council is now recruiting for the Youth Voice Advisory Group to join us in overseeing the funding, related programmes and youth voice opportunities. This opportunity is open to young people aged 16-25 from across the UK. Please see attached


Students interested in lighting

Join ETC, RIDGE and SLL for this exciting workshop where we will be looking at LED technology, lighting specifications, design considerations and control protocols.

This in-person event will consist of a series of presentations which will have interactive demonstrations and components as well as product discussions, technology demonstations and networking opportunities.

This session is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about lighting design, specification and control with architectural and themed environment applications.

This session is presented free of charge but we would appreciate a donation to the Wings for Life charity. To make your donation, please use the link below or scan the QR code. Suggested minimum donation: £5.


To register and find out more information please click on the link below.


Careers in the Creative Industries

Please have a look at this website – full of very useful information



Apprenticeship Information

The Festival of Apprenticeships 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.

EDT: Routes into STEM

The virtual Routes into STEM course allows pupils to recognise the variety of opportunities available to them after taking their GCSEs.  It will provide access to key information on different pathways; college, university and STEM career. Diverse live interactive sessions will take place during the summer holidays allowing pupils to listen and ask questions to a variety of STEM professionals and student ambassadors.


Aspire: Insight into Medicine & Dentistry

Aspire presents to you our 'Insight into Medicine & Dentistry' Day. You'll get unprecedented insight into what a medical or dental career can offer you – and all the tools you need to maximise your chances of a successful application, led by a King's College Student.


London Careers Festival: Apprentice Futures

Apprentice Futures is an initiative by the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. They run the annual Apprentice Careers event at the Guildhall in London as part of London Careers Festival.


Applying for Medicine –Free Conference - Sunday 25th June

As a specialist in medical school applications, I can tell you that the number one reason students struggle to get accepted is due to a lack of application knowledge. The UCAS process for applying to medicine has many hurdles and difficulties.

This is why I am hosting a free virtual Get into Medicine conference this Sunday! This conference is specially designed to help students understand all the challenges they will face as they apply to become future doctors. I will also teach them how to make themselves stand out from the crowd by showing them all the qualities that medical schools look for.

For your year 12/S5 students this will be their last chance to attend before the application summer. For younger year groups such as year 10/S3 and 11/S4, this is a great opportunity to get ahead and start planning early for their application.

Date: Sunday 25th June & Sunday 9th July 9:30am - 3:30pm
Registration Link:

Beyond that this free virtual conference will cover:

  • UCAT
  • BMAT
  • Personal statements
  • Choosing the right Medical School
  • Work experience
  • Interviews
  • Advice from successful medical applicants
  • Top tips from UCAS experts and doctors

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with me here: I wish you all the best and look forward to teaching your students this weekend!

Neurodiversity in the Clinical World – Free Conference

Date: Saturday 15th July (10am - 1pm)
Registration link:

Students in all year groups interested in working in clinical roles are invited.  Led by a second-year vet student at the University of Edinburgh and Vet Mentor Scholar, Heather Johnson, this conference will discuss the realities of working as a neurodivergent clinician.  Our main aim with this project is to establish a sense of community around neurodivergent clinicians. This includes students, practising doctors, dentists, vets, and aspiring clinicians in school!

Your students are invited to join us on Saturday 15th July to learn more about the realities and challenges of working as a neurodivergent clinician and what we can do to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.


Females of the City Event - Guildhall on Wednesday 5th July, 5pm – 7:30pm

PwC, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Direct Line Group and others

This is a fantastic and rare in-person opportunity for Y12 female students, that will provide lots of networking opportunities as well as inspirational careers advice from some of the city's most senior female leaders. 

The Females of the City Event will be an evening full of networking, insights, and inspirational careers advice all whilst hearing from some of the most senior female leaders who are working across the city. There will be keynote talks as well as panel discussions where you’ll have the opportunity to ask your burning questions throughout the evening. 

This will be your chance to see what it’s really like working in the fast paced and exciting environment in the heart of London within some of the world’s biggest companies. Not only will you have plenty of networking opportunities, you will also be able to chat directly with key decision makers within these companies and hopefully secure yourself some work experience or even an apprenticeship if it’s something you’d like to consider doing after school / college. 


The event is taking place at the Guildhall on Wednesday 5th July, 5pm – 7:30pm which is right in the City of London close to Bank tube station. The Guildhall is steeped in lots of history spanning decades where some of the most important business decisions were made amongst the world's biggest companies.

This sounds exciting right, don’t delay in applying for this event. It’s free to attend but we do have very limited places due to room capacity, so we will be offering places on a first come first serve basis.  


Application Link:



Morgan Stanley’s career kick-start programme for Year 13s!

We're looking to discover talented individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds who are ready to kick-start their career on our 4-day programme. Students don't need any experience to take part, just an eagerness to learn about the world of Financial Services.

Mentoring, networking, interactive panels, technical and professional skills training will help your students get to know our culture and guide them through the different areas of the business, including:

  • Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Global Capital Markets
  • Sales, Trading and Research

By taking part, they will also be considered for our 2024 Morgan Stanley Spring Insight programme - a one-week insight programme during their first year at university.


Programme dates: 29th August - 1st September 2023

Location: Morgan Stanley London offices

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 9th July 2023, 23.59pm


To apply for the Step in, Step Up - Foundations in Finance programme, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in Year 13 and have a university offer to start an undergraduate course at a UK university in Autumn of 2023. On your CV, please list your confirmed university offers and each of your GCSE grades or equivalents
  • Have always attended a state-funded, non-fee paying school/college

And fulfil at least one of the below criteria:

  • Have been in receipt of Free School Meals
  • Have received household income support
  • Have experienced time in local authority care
  • Have or have had refugee status
  • Have dependents or caring responsibilities
  • Any other indicators of socio-economic or personal disadvantage or a combination of these attributes, as identified within the contextual recruitment application form


Become a Police Constable through the Met's Apprenticeship Programme

As one of the UK’s biggest police services, the Met are seeking individuals from a range of backgrounds with the right values to join as a Police Constable through its exciting apprenticeship programme.

Joining the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) means you will be a paid police officer from day one, learning whilst earning a starting salary of £33,500 (incl generous allowances) as well as a fully funded BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Policing Practice on completion of the three year programme.

Working with the Met is a rewarding career like no other, where those who join will make a difference to the lives of people every day, supporting local communities, tackling serious crime and safeguarding the most vulnerable. Joining the Met’s PCDA is just the start of a varied career, where no two days are the same.


Engineering Apprenticeships with the Met.

Join an exclusive webinar with the Met Police’s Operational Support Unit (OSU) on the 12th July, to learn how Engineering apprentices can kickstart their career and work on surveillance solutions that help to keep people safe.

The Operational Support Unit (OSU) is a dedicated team of around fifty specialist engineers and technical advisors. Together, they provide vital technical solutions, equipment and expertise for front-line policing for the Met, including working with surveillance products, camera technology; IP networks; communications; development and rapid prototyping, fabrication and machining using Computer Aided Design; CCTV, video and audio.

With a number of current vacancies open in London for individuals leaving school/college, and a starting salary of over £22,000, join this 1-hour webinar to find out more about the role and what it’s like to be an apprentice with the OSU.


Work Experience

The Young Vet Summer Experience

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of veterinarymedicine that one can imagine: shadow top vets in an animal hospital, conduct consultations with real patients and attend a private coaching session with admissions officers and vet students on how to excel in your vet school applications.


Siemens All about Engineering & Technology Virtual Work Experience

During this programme, you will meet with Siemens experts to explore the core focusses of the business, such as digitalisation, climate action, smart infrastructure and diversity and inclusion.

You’ll also be able to discover the variety of roles across the company and learn how to kick-start your career with a Siemens apprenticeship, internship or graduate scheme. You’ll also have opportunities to ask questions so you can get a clear picture of what a career at Siemens could look like for you.


Hachette UK: The Business of Publishing Virtual Work Experience

This Virtual Work Experience programme with Hachette will introduce you to some concepts around how to read the market and understand what audiences want to be published. You'll cover different forms of media and the importance of being digital for publishing houses in the modern age; looking further at how this might present career opportunities that would interest you.




Henley College – Open Day 4th July

Just a quick reminder that our Summer Information Evening is coming up on Tuesday 4th July, 17:30-20:00.

Registrations can be made by clicking below:



University Information & Summer Schools


Reading University: Graphic Communication Taster Day

Find out what studying Graphic Communications is like at Reading. There will be workshops on typography and new ways to look at the letters you use every day, and Arcade Game Typography, as well as a portfolio session which will help you to develop your portfolio ready for applications.


You will also hear from a current Graphic Communication student, get a tour of the facilities and have the opportunity to chat with academics.



Royal Holloway University: Girls into Electronics

Girls into Electronics gives female sixth formers the opportunity to develop their interest in Electronics at a leading university, in partnership with the UK Electronics Skills Foundation. Participants will discover more about Electronics and studying at university level, as well as hearing from female engineers working in the Electronics sector.



St Mary's University, Twickenham: Acting and Creative Production Masterclass Day

This masterclass day will give you an insight into Acting, Production, TV and Film at university level. Perfect if you are looking for extra academic evidence to include on your university applications.


Southampton University: Year 12 Computer Science, Electronics and Biomedical Engineering

Residential Courses

This is a fantastic opportunity for students in year 12. The University of Southampton are running their annual in person residential Taster Course for Electronics and Computer Science & Biomedical Electronic Engineering.  They are a great way to find out more about subjects which are the cutting edge of technology to explore whether this is the right sector for you.


University of Leicester

Physics Summer Schools

The University of Leicester’s physics department are running some residential and non-residential weekends for Y12 students interested in studying physics at university, completely for free!

Weekend 1 (residential): Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd July. The deadline to apply is Monday 26th June book here:


Weekend 2 (non-residential): Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July. The deadline to apply is Monday 3rd July, book here:


Weekend 3 (residential): Friday 18th – Sunday 20th August. The deadline to apply is Monday 31st July, book here:


  Industry Spotlight: A Career in Finance - Monday 17th July, 6pm-7:15pm

 Join us online for our exciting Industry Spotlight: A Career in Finance session exploring the career journey of select Banking and Finance professionals. There will also be information on studying in the School of Business, and an opportunity for students to learn more about our upcoming Pathways to Banking and Finance Progression Programme launch.

Register your interest using the PIN: Pn36KG


Professional Law Networking Event: Wednesday 5th July 2023, 17.00-19.30, University of Leicester campus

The Professional Networking Event is an invaluable session where you’ll be able to meet different individuals who work within the field of law. You’ll have the chance to ask them questions about their specific journey into the profession and about their day-to-day job. It will also include a talk which explains how to network with professionals. This is a great addition to your CV and will give you key advice and knowledge; especially if you are hoping to pursue a career in law in the future.


Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.


Book here:,0,0,0,0  using PIN: 865uRR


University of Leicester Open Day Saturday 8th July

Our next on campus Open Day is running on Saturday 8th July and once again we are running Free coach services for students based in London.

Book your place here to come and visit us:


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.