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Careers Bulletin 22/9/23

Upcoming Events This Term

  • 031023 – Hertfordshire University – Personal Statement Clinic
  • 051023 – University of West London – Personal Statement Clinic
  • 161023 – UK Atomic Energy Authority in 6F Café at Lunchtime
  • 181023 – Y9 Bayer Science Trip

General Information


St John Ambulance - NHS Cadets Programme

I am a Project Lead for the St John Ambulance NHS Cadets Programme. I am writing to tell you about an opportunity for young people (14-18) to join our programme. Applications close on the 26th of September.  

NHS Cadets is a youth programme, created in partnership with the NHS. The programme provides opportunities to explore roles in healthcare for young people aged 14-18. It is aimed at young people from underserved communities, and those underrepresented in the NHS and St John Ambulance. It is completely free for those that qualify. 

We aim to reach a diverse range of young people, who experience barriers in entering health volunteering or a healthcare career.  For some young people, this programme may be the first time they have considered a future in healthcare, and we aim to support them as they take their first steps.   

Our Foundation programme is designed for those 14-16, and our Advanced for those 16-18. Foundation courses run from 5:45-7 PM and advanced run from 7:30-8:45. Both sessions are run every Monday in Bracknell and every Wednesday in Woodley.   

Please go to our website to learn more about our programmes.   

NHS Cadets Homepage | St John Ambulance (  

Here are the sign-up links.  


Woodley (Wednesdays):  

Foundation (14-16): NHS Cadets Foundation Programme (14-16) Woodley, Reading (  

Advanced (16-18): NHS Cadets Advanced Programme (16-18) Woodley, Reading (  


Bracknell (Mondays):  

Foundation (14-16): NHS Cadets Foundation Programme (14-16) Wexham Park Hospital (  

Advanced: NHS Cadets Advanced Programme (16-18) Wexham Park Hospital (  

Applications close on the 26th of September.   

The starting date will be released once all applications are in.  

Please email me at if you have any questions.  



RBH – Youth Forum Members aged 16+

The RBH youth forum aims to get young members of our community who are aged between 16- 24 heard and involved in the decisions made by the Royal Berkshire Hospital. As a member of the youth forum, you can help to make changes and influence hospital decisions to improve services for young people and future generations.


Duties and Responsibilities:

As a youth forum member, you will share your thoughts and ideas on how the hospital could be improved and participate in workshops and events where you can share your experiences or provide a fresh perspective. Some of the opportunities to get involved will include:

  • Attending regular Youth Forum meetings where you can present your ideas and opinions
  • Training Workshops
  • Hospital walkabouts – where you will tour as part of team and assess the wards
  • Interview panels
  • Getting involved in projects around the hospital


Skills required:

Some skills that will be very useful to a member of the youth forum include:

  • Teamwork – being able to work well with others
  • Communication – Good at talking and listening
  • Reliability- being trustworthy and responsible
  • Punctuality – Good at being on time
  • Creativity – being able to think of new ideas and questions.


What you will gain:

Participating in the youth forum will not only give you an opportunity to shape your local hospital but also make your CV and applications stand out to future employers and universities. You will get the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the hospital environment
  • Learn more about healthcare careers and work closely with NHS employees.
  • Get access to lots of training, including fire safety, infection control safeguarding and more!
  • Get to know lots of other like-minded young people in your community.


The Youth Forum is extremely flexible – our ultimate aim is that members will run it themselves with minimal input from Trust staff, so we are already working with existing members to find out how it works best for them.  So far, this involves evening or weekend meetings in person, and Teams meetings when in person doesn’t work. There is no minimum time commitment or attendance – if you need to take time out, then that is absolutely fine. All we ask is that you keep in touch.

Do you have any students who are 16yrs+ who would like to join our Youth Forum? Students would help to make changes and influence hospital decisions to improve services for young people and future generations.

Information on the forum and an application form is attached.  Applications to be returned to




Local College Open Days Listing

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Basingstoke College of Technology

Please see attached flyer with information about open days and various Fairs.


Henley College


Visit the Henley College for the most thriving open event of the year, as we welcome prospective students and their parents to explore our impressive campuses after an enormous summer refurbishment, especially for our new T Level qualifications.

Hear from the Senior Leadership team, meet enthusiastic teaching staff and find out more about our high-achieving, diverse and welcoming College. Learn about the varied qualifications on offer, including A-Levels, Applied A-Levels, BTECs and the introduction of brand new T-Levels in Digital, Business and Engineering.

Don’t delay, spaces are filling up fast! Register by clicking on the link below.


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