Ask Me Anything Sessions are back!
Every Wednesday during term 16:30-17:30. These sessions are tailored to your child so whether that's help
with their CV, preparing for an interview, or knowing what options are out there for them.
Students can sign up for the sessions via our events page on our website.
Apprentice stories - ASK Information webinar
Featuring apprentices from the Royal Opera House, BT and other exciting apprenticeship employers, join this webinar to hear from apprentices in a range of different roles share their apprenticeship experience and advice.
Tuesday 7th March, 3.30pm - 4pm
To register, click here.
We’re bringing pupils aged 13 to 18 along with their parents, guardians and teachers together with employers and careers experts from across the UK to share knowledge on all areas of business. Exhibitors include Sage, UCAS, Burberry, Azets, Your Game Plan, the NHS, the Ministry of Defense and many more.
Throughout the day we will be hosting multiple live and interactive sessions covering topics such as:
understanding the roles available within the business including finance, marketing, HR and much more
the skills required to get started in different business areas and how to acquire them
employability sessions such as time management, leadership and application and interview workshops
informative sessions on training pathways including T Levels, apprenticeships and university
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore our partner organizations via their virtual expo booths as well as network with employers via video and chat functions on the event platform to find out more about their sectors and any early career opportunities available. This event will be live and interactive on the 22nd of March but will be available on demand until Friday 21st April, for those who are unable to attend on the day to review sessions, content and exhibitor booths.
This event is a great opportunity to support your school careers programme to meet GATSBY benchmark 5 and contribute to benchmark 2.
Please note, the registration page will be continually updated in the lead-up to the event as more content and live sessions are confirmed which you will be able to add to your itinerary for the day.
Introduce Y9-13 students to jobs in STEM, Business & Operations
This National Careers Week we would like to invite you and your students to take part in two free interactive virtual careers chats with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
For these one-hour sessions, students will be joined by a panel of professionals at AWS from apprentices and recent graduates to senior-level post holders. Volunteers will share insights into different roles and entry routes and offer advice on breaking into the world of tech. There will also be a Q&A at the end of each session.
Business and Operations careers chat
Thursday 9 March, 9:30 - 10:30
There are a host of non-tech roles that can be found at AWS which play a vital role in the functioning of the organisation: Account Managers, Area Managers, Training Operations Specialists, Lawyers and Finance Experts to name a few.
If you fancy the idea of working for a world-renowned tech organisation whilst working in a role that accommodates your other interests and skill sets then this is the session for you.
AWS is a pioneer in internet technology, powering the likes of Deliveroo, Netflix, and our UK government to help them run efficiently in our ever expanding age of technology.
There are a host of roles that support this: Solutions Architects, Systems Engineers, Technical Account Managers and Software Development Managers to name a few. If you’re interest in all things tech, or want to gain better insight into what it entails, then this is the session for you.
On Monday (13th) we are hosting a virtual Insight Event with BT where students will get the chance to learn about BT's current opportunities, the application process as well as hear from current apprentices! This is a great opportunity to get an insight into working at BT and get advice from the experts for when it comes to applying.
BT currently have roles in Tech, Sales, Project Management and Engineering in locations across the UK. They have a wide range of advanced and degree apprenticeships that students can apply to. What better way to apply then to hear from BT first and get all the inside information to help students produce a strong application.
Want to find out more about Life at Deloitte as an Apprentice?
You won't want to miss out on this free insight webinar in partnership with Deloitte on the 25th April 2023. Hear from current apprentices as they share their insights on apprenticeships at Deloitte and get an
overview about how you can start your own apprenticeship journey at Deloitte!
On: 25th April 2023 at 6.30 - 7.15pm For: Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13. Careers leaders and teachers are welcome to join.
Explore opportunities with EDF Energy Location: Bridgewater, Gloucester Latest opportunities: Radiation Protection, Maintenance and Operations, Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry, Project Controls, DevOps and Business apprenticeships
FAO Y11, Y12 & Y13 Students – Careers within the UK Government / Civil Service with Defence
Are you curious to uncover the mysteries of a top-secret UK government defence agency? Do you think you have what it takes to work for such a high-security organisation? We are so excited to announce that we
have an additional event coming up with one of the highest profile / top secret defence agencies in the United Kingdom, DNE!
The Defence Nuclear Enterprise (DNE) operates as a top-tier security organisation under the umbrella of
the UK's Ministry of Defence. Their robust military forces and strategic partnerships with allies both home and overseas help maintain national security, advance our interests, and protect the prosperity of the UK.
As one of the most fulfilling careers in the civil service, working for the government is an exceptional opportunity for school leavers looking to kickstart their working life.
On Monday 13th March, between 5pm-6pm we will be hosting a virtual Insight Evening with DNE which
will be largely focused on DNE's Diversity and Inclusion programmes within the workplace! This will also
give you the chance to learn more about the defence industry, as well enabling you to gain some
stimulating work experience as there will be an exclusive mini project for you to take part in, giving you an insight into the sort of thrilling projects DNE staff work on day-to-day!
DNE are also launching some really exciting, brand new apprenticeship programmes which the team will discuss in detail throughout the webinar. As a school leaver, these programmes can be your stepping stone straight into the world of national security so if you’re looking to start your career off with an exciting role within civil services, this could be your perfect opportunity!
Places for this event are strictly limited due to the project element of the webinar, so if you’d like to apply please do so ASAP.
An Insight to Grant Thornton - 5th Largest Accounting Firm in the World
Wednesday 1st February, 5pm – 6pm - Virtual Event
If you are interested in business or accounting, looking for some great work experience or an
apprenticeship and want to work with one of the largest accounting & professional services firms in the
world then look no further.
We have arranged an incredible one-off virtual evening event with Grant Thornton, the 5th largest accounting
and professional services firm in the world on Wednesday 1st February, 5pm – 6pm. Grant Thornton
operates in over 130 countries, employing over 56,000 personnel with a combined global revenue of US$6+ billion. This makes them one of the biggest firms in the world within their industry.
During this event we will be joined by some of their senior management team including directors and
partners to talk about what it's like working in the professional services industry. You will also hear about
their Half Term and Summer In-person Work Experience placements and how you can secure your place!
This event is open to all students in Y11, Y12 and Y13 from across the UK.
For any students thinking about a career in Health Care, here is a short video outlining what students can
expect from a career in radiography and radiotherapy. It also discusses the differences between the two. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln_pD7U2hpI
Explore Early Careers Programmes available in the sport of Horseracing
If your students are considering working directly with animals or in a career linked to sport, the Horseracing
industry has several Early Careers programmes to get them started in a rewarding and exciting career.
Horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in the UK, supporting over 85,000 jobs. There are so many different careers available from working directly with horses in a racing yard or stud farm to running large events at racecourses and race meetings. Take a look at the programmes on offer below.
British Horseracing Development Programme
This Programme, which has been running for over 30 years, provides an invaluable source of talent to the sport of Horseracing. Applications open each November and close at the end of February. The Programme starts with a free two week residential introduction course and is followed by paid placements for at least 8 weeks over the Summer. It is suitable for candidates who have completed Degrees, Higher Apprenticeships or have equivalent skills and capabilities.
The Law Insight day is open to A-level or equivalent students, non-law and law undergraduates/graduates.
The day is designed to give you an insight into the various areas of law we practice in. The morning consists
of ten minute presentations from our trainees on an area they have trained in and a mock trial
exercise conducted by our lawyers in the afternoon. Throughout the day you will be given opportunities to
ask our trainees about life at BP Collins.
Spaces are limited, to apply, send your CV and a short cover letter detailing why you are interested in law
via the application form on our website bpcollins.co.uk/work-experience.
The next Law Insight day will be held on 4th April 2023.
Maintaining motivation - ASK Information webinar
This webinar aims to support teachers, careers advisers, parents & carers to support their students or children to remain motivated whilst applying for apprenticeships. Tune in to find out about the range of resources to support you.
Wednesday 26th March, 3.30pm - 4pm
To register, click here.
Join our webinar to find out more
Join the Metropolitan Police on Tuesday 21st March between 3.00pm - 4.00pm to find out more about the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). Suitable for students, teachers/careers advisers and parents/carers. Click here to register.
The National Apprenticeship Show takes place next week at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes. This is an incredibly useful event for students who are considering an Apprenticeship. It takes place on Wednesday 15 March at 10:00–16:00, hosting over 50 participating apprenticeship providers and Universities.
The National Apprenticeship Show – Central is the perfect event for School and College leavers, as well as young adults, to discover more about Apprenticeships across Central England. This event welcomes visitors and Exhibitors from across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
A flyer that can be use to promote the event is available here.
It’s your last chance to apply for PwC’s Virtual Insight Programme
Applications for PwC’s Virtual Insight Programme close on 10 March, so make sure you submit yours before the deadline.
Through their interactive sessions, you’ll get to experience PwC’s different business areas such as Audit, Consulting, Tax, Technology and Operate to find out what it means to be an expert in that area. You can also take part in a variety of skills sessions which will build your personal and professional skills, preparing you for future applications and for the workplace.
The Virtual Insight programme is open to Year 11 and 12 (in England and Wales, Year 12 and 13 in Northern Ireland, or S4 and S5 in Scotland). Further information about the opportunities, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the job descriptions, via the link above.
Purpose-led work that makes an impact. You and your passion belong here.
PwC are delighted to announce that applications are open for their brand new Career Launch Work Experience programme, and their Virtual Insight programme, taking place this summer.
PwC’s Virtual Insight programme is open to Year 11 and 12 (in England and Wales, Year 12 and 13 in Northern Ireland, or S4 and S5 in Scotland). It’s designed to provide students with an insight into different business areas, and the chance to build their network whilst developing their employability skills.
The Racing Media Academy provides a pathway into Horse Racing for those who love the idea of working in racing but can’t necessarily, or don’t want to ride or work directly with horses. The Racing Media Academy gives its students the opportunity to undertake work experience and training within racing’s top media houses including Sky Sports Racing, Racing TV and the Racing Post. An intensive week’s training has been designed at the British Racing School, where students will get an insight into the world of Horse Racing and learn about the different areas of the media. Applications for 2023 will be open shortly.
RSM UK is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders. With an exciting range of career options, great rewards and benefits and many opportunities to progress with full support at every stage; RSM is the perfect place for young professionals to start their career.
Our insight events are the perfect opportunity for your students to learn a bit more about RSM UK and the wide range of career options available here! What will your students learn about?
Our recruitment process, professional qualifications and career progression;
The different service lines at RSM and the variety of career paths available;
The opportunity to meet some of our current trainees, managers and Partners and find out what life is like at RSM;
An opportunity to receive answers to the questions that will help shape their future;
Our learning and development opportunities, along with our fantastic reward and benefits;
A tour around the office to provide an insight into the working environment at RSM.
We will be hosting two insight events in our London region for prospective school leavers.
RSM Chelmsford Office
Tuesday 21 March
16:00 – 18:00
RSM London Farringdon Office
Wednesday 22 March
16:00 – 18:00
Students are invited to bring one parent with them to these events and need to register for the event by emailing email@example.com
Please see the bottom of this section for a RSM Insight Event Poster.
Skill Up Bucks is hosting the Wellbeing for Work Fair!
13th April 2023 - 11am to 2pm
Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe
Are you looking to kickstart your career? We are offering the perfect space for you to meet your next employer, find valuable work experience, and the chance to connect with agencies looking for volunteers!
What is the Wellbeing for Work Fair?
This is our second Wellbeing for Work Fair to be held at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe. The event is aimed at allowing you to connect with local employers, services, and agencies to improve your wellbeing and kickstart your career!
Skill Up Bucks is working in partnership with Adviza and Buckinghamshire New University to deliver this fantastic event.
How will attending the Wellbeing for Work Fair help you?
By attending the fair, you will be able to connect with local organisations and gain valuable knowledge about what you can do in your future.
Alongside this, experienced employment advisers will be on hand to provide 1-1 advice and support.
Who will be there?
We have invited a number of organisations that you will be able to speak to on the day including:
If you want to work directly with horses, take a look at the opportunities available in the Thoroughbred Breeding industry. The National Stud, based in Newmarket, offer a 9 week residential period of training that upon completion leads to a 6-9 month paid work placement at a UK stud farm. During this time you will complete a Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Racehorse Care (Breeding Option). Applications are now invited.
Time for Change: International Women's Day
Join us on IWD 2023 for this special edition of Time for Change where we will be speaking with employers, including Transport for London, about their plans to increase female participation in their apprenticeship programmes.
Wednesday 8th March, 1pm - 3pm
To register, click here.