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Interview Tips for Medicine

Some top tips from the Medic Portal on how to demonstrate motivation for a course in Medicine.


Why Degree Apprenticeships are a Win-Win for Students, Universities and Employers

Since the introduction of degree apprenticeships in 2015, student interest has skyrocketed – something reflected in new UCAS data.


Recruitment Process Tests

As more organisations are requesting students to carry out tests as part of their application processes, please see below links to some sites which share more information about the different types of tests and offer some practice test.

Psychometric tests

  • Saville, SHL, Aon are the providers most commonly used in the early careers space

Practice Tests - Saville Assessment

Practice Tests | SHL Direct

Prepare for an Online Assessment (

Pathway CTM have produced a video, ‘Preparing for Interview’.  Click here to view.


How to Write a CV - Tips and Advice to Help You Land a Job

Writing a CV that stands out can be a challenge – even if you’re a master of what you do. You may feel like the perfect candidate for a role, but if your CV doesn’t hit the mark there’s a chance you won’t even be given the opportunity to prove yourself. So in this guide, we’ll go over the most important aspects of writing the perfect CV.

It provides essential information on landing a job, covering:: 

  • How to structure a CV
  • Adding an introductory profile to your CV
  • Mentioning your professional experience
  • Elaborating on your education

Here are a few tips the guide explores:

  • There are 6 key parts of a great CV: contact details, introduction, skills and experience, achievements, education and training, and hobbies and interests.
  • However, you should structure your CV according to the stage you are in your career. For example, if you’re a recent graduate, you want to focus on your education. But if you’ve had over 5 years of experience in work, you can leave your educational experience as a smaller section after your career history.
  • Some roles will ask you to include a cover letter. This gives you the chance to build on anything you mentioned in your personal profile – or even serve as a replacement for information which you didn’t find space for, or didn’t feel was relevant enough to add.


Individual Careers Guidance

All students have an opportunity for professional Careers Guidance, either 1:1 or as a group. If a student requires a Careers meeting, they can book an appointment via Miss Vinten in the LRC to meet with our external Careers Advisor. The school outsources the Careers Guidance meetings to Adviza so that students receive impartial advice from a level 6 trained Careers Advisor.

Alternatively, Miss Vinten, the Leader of Careers and Employability will see students to support them with careers support, CVs, apprenticeship applications, interview skills, assessment centres and using Linkedin.

Website support

National Careers Service can also help students with their career, learning and training choices. They can be contacted by phone on 0800 100 900 Monday – Friday from 8am - 8pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm

Unifrog is our one stop shop online careers tool with so much information about careers. It is possible to complete personality and interests questionnaires, prepare shortlists for post 16 and 18 options and see podcasts/webinars about various roles.



Click here for a Careers Guide to STEM

Click here for a Parents' Guide to Apprenticeships

Click here for a Parents' Guide to University

Click here for a Guide to Career Options - 2024


Success at School Team - 2023/24 Parent Guides to University and Apprenticeships

Parents can sign up to receive brand-new guides directly to their inbox.  The guides are packed full of useful information to help support their children with their career choices.

Success at School Apprenticeships Guide

Success at School University Guide