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Tech and Digital Workshop

Would you be interested in hearing from some of the world’s biggest technology organisations talk about the future of their industry, diving into topics such as AI, Data and Business Analytics, the Cloud and the Future of Blockchain?

How do you think these technologies will impact the world and business as a whole?

If you’re interested in the future of Technology and how it will affect us all going into the future, then we
have just the event for you.

On Thursday 8th December from 5:00pm - 6:30pm we’re going to be hosting our ‘Get into Tech & Digital’
and we have one of our strongest tech line-ups to date… 

We’re going to be joined by some of the world’s biggest tech firms including IBM, PwC, World Wide
Technology, Willis Towers Watson, Capgemini and KPMG.

These firms combined global revenues add up to over $200 billion dollars. They are the companies leading
the technological revolution and the work they do affects every other industry in the world.

Technology is without a doubt one of the fastest growing and most lucrative sectors with new advancements and innovation constantly occurring. Each company involved offers a range of school-leaver, internship / placement years and graduate scheme opportunities.

If you’re interested in hearing more about life and the different careers at the companies involved, this event will serve as a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into these global businesses and ask any questions
you may have to some of the world’s top technology professionals.

You’ll also get to hear all about the upcoming 2023 in-person events and work experiences taking place so make sure to tune in to hear more about those.

Click here to sign up

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Business, Media, News & Data Insight at Bloomberg

Would you be interested in a career at one of the most successful limited partnerships in the world?

Here is an exciting opportunity to announce with Bloomberg, the global financial, software, data, and media company. On Monday 12th December at 5pm - 6:30pm we will be hosting an online webinar with Bloomberg, to give you an insight into this global tech, finance and media firm and the career opportunities available to you. 

Being such a huge global company comes with a huge range of roles. Bloomberg has opportunities available
in Global Data, Financial Products, Engineering, Operations, Media and News, Corporate Functions and External Relations and many other business functions.

Not only is Bloomberg noted as one of the most important tech firms in history, but they also continue to harness the power of technology today and connect the world’s decision makers to accurate information on the financial markets, to help them make faster and smarter decisions.

You could possibly find yourself working at Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London, which achieved
the highest sustainability rating of any commercial building in the world when it was built!

Key event details: 

·       An insight into Global Finance, Tech, News and Media firm - Bloomberg

·       Monday 12th December from 5pm - 6:30pm 

·       Online webinar so you join us from anywhere in the country (via Zoom)

·       Find out more about Fintech, media and the limitless career opportunities 

With offices all-round the globe, and career opportunities in almost every sector - this is not an opportunity
to miss! 

Click here to sign-up now

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Careers Opportunities at KPMG

Have you ever wondered how major business leaders make some of the most important strategic decisions? 

Does working on some of the world's most high-profile mergers and acquisitions sound exciting? Who do
you think provides them with professional services and advice to be able to execute these deals?

KPMG is one of the most prestigious professional services and accounting firms in the world. They offer
audit, tax, legal and advisory services to enable brands to grow, succeed and maintain their global status. Forming one of the Big 4, KPMG has some huge profile clients, such as PepsiCo, Barclays and Pfizer. KPMG operates in over 150 countries, with over 200,000 employees, with revenues in excess of £30 Billion a year. 

On Monday 5th December from 5PM - 6PM we will be hosting our first event of the year with KPMG; this virtual webinar will be held via Zoom so you can join us from anywhere in the country! This fantastic evening will give you an insight into what KMPG do and what a career at such a huge global firm can look
like. They will be sharing tips on how you can succeed in your future, and we will be hearing from top
professionals who will be sharing their personal insights to a Big 4 firm. 

Providing such a range of professional services all in-house, makes a lifetime career at KPMG so exciting and vibrant, full of opportunities. Future ‘you’ could be auditing or advising global brands like Rolls Royce,
Unilever or even Royal Mail!

If you’re interested in a high-flying career at one of the Big 4 - you don’t want to miss this event! To find out more on how you could begin your career at KMPG…

Click here to sign up now: 

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Launch your career at Arup - Level 3, 4, 5 Apprenticeships - Virtual Careers Fair

Link to sign up for event: Register for the event here.

Date: Tuesday 29th November

Time: 4pm – 5.45pm

Topics covered in this event:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Services Technician (incl. nuclear)
  • Transport planning
  • Information Management
  • Rail
  • Programme & Project Management

Launch your career at Arup - Level 6, 7 Apprenticeships – Virtual Careers Fair

Link to sign up for event: Register for the event here.

Date: Thursday 1st December

Time: 4pm – 5.45pm

Topics covered in this event:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Geospatial Mapping
  • Rail & Rail systems
  • Level 7 Town Planning
  • Software Developer
  • Fire Engineer
  • Programme & Project management
  • Level 7 Architecture

Lloyds Banking Group - Apprenticeship Opportunities

Discover everything you need to know about Lloyds Banking Group during this
interactive event:


On: 13th December 2022 at 6.30 - 7.15 pm
For: Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13. 

Join us to learn about apprenticeships at Lloyds Banking Group

  • Hear from current apprentices - a day in the life of an audit and data apprenticeship
  • Organisation insights including what skill sets Lloyds are looking for, their culture and values, how they want to build the bank of the future and where an apprenticeship with Lloyds could take you
  • Discover apprenticeship opportunities

PLUS a Q&A session, where you'll be able to ask questions directly to their recruitment teams

Click here to register

JOIN US AT OUR VIRTUAL APPRENTICESHIP INSIGHT EVENTS

At Morgan Stanley, we offer a range of Apprenticeship opportunities aimed at school leavers. Apprenticeships offer an alternative route by providing the opportunity to study towards a qualification, whilst gaining practical industry experience and earning a salary. Join us at our Apprenticeship Insight Events to learn more about what Programmes we offer across our London and Glasgow offices and what it's really like to be an Apprentice at Morgan Stanley.

 

MEET OUR APPRENTICES
 
Date: Wednesday 30th November 2022
Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Application deadline: Tuesday 29th November 2022
Platform: Zoom
 
Hear first-hand from our Apprentices across London and Glasgow what it's like to work at a Global Financial Services Firm. Find out what exciting projects they get to be a part of!



GLASGOW: INSIGHTS INTO TECHNOLOGY, OPERATIONS, FINANCE
 
Date: Tuesday 6th December 2022
Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Application deadline: Monday 5th December 2022
Platform: Zoom
 


LONDON: INSIGHT INTO TECHNOLOGY
 
Date: Thursday 8th December 2022
Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Application deadline: Wednesday 7th December 2022
Platform: Zoom
 


CV & INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOP
 
Date: Wednesday 11th January 2023
Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Application deadline: Tuesday 10th January 2023
Platform: Zoom
 
Learn about our application process step by step to set you up for success.
 

 

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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. 

Find out more

Racing Media Academy 

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. 

Find out more

Entry to Stud Employment Programme

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.

Find out more

Explore other opportunities in racing by visiting http://www.careersinracing.com

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If you are a student, you can sign up to receive opportunities directly to your inbox here.

If you have any questions or need any help, please get in touch with us at team@successatschool.org.

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An introduction to actuarial careers with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries - insight webinar

On: 6th December 2022 at 6.30 - 7.30pm
For: Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13. Career leaders and teachers are encouraged to join.

Book your place today

 

 Join our ‘Count Me In’ event this December and hear our brightest minds explain how they became an actuary, find out how companies will support you and discover how you can begin a fulfilling career that really makes an impact.

As an actuary you'll solve real world problems that can make a huge difference in areas including financial services, climate change, cyber security, population growth and so much more. Actuaries use cutting edge mathematical theory combined with real world experience and understanding to help governments, businesses and organisations protect themselves against the unknown and succeed in a fast changing world.

  • What is an actuary and how to get started (Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) 
  • Employer insights 
  • Graduate Insights 
  • Q&A

Lloyd's Banking Group insight webinar
 

On: 6th December 2022 at 6.30 - 7.30pm
For: Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13. Career leaders and teachers are encouraged to join.

Join us to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities at LLoyds Banking Group. 

  • Hear from current apprentices 
  • Organisation insights including what skill sets Lloyds are looking for, their culture and values, how they want to build the bank of the future and where an apprenticeship with Lloyds could take you 
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • PLUS a Q and A session, where you'll be able to ask questions directly to their recruitment teams 

Book your place today

And here are some latest job opportunities...

Location: Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
Salary: starting from £18,959
Latest opportunities: Electronics, Mechanical Manufacturing, IT, IT Customer Service and Software Apprenticeships

Apply to HMGCC

If you know anyone else who may be interested, please forward it on. If you have any questions or need any help, please email us at team@successatschool.org.

If you have been forwarded this email, make sure to sign up to our mailing list to get the latest career opportunities and free resources delivered straight to your inbox.

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'Your Child, Their Future' Parent / Carer Webinar

At Young Professionals, we have run two parent / guardian focused 'Your Child, Their Future' events back in September 2021 and February 2022 and across the two webinars we had a staggering 5000+ parents and carers attend virtually from all over the UK. I'm writing to announce that we have our third parent / guardian information evening taking place this November. 

The job market for students leaving school or university can be difficult to navigate and now more than ever we need to help our young people by making them aware of all the opportunities available to them, as well as providing them with advice and tips on securing the very best opportunities when they enter the workplace. We would like to extend our invitation to all parents and guardians to attend our 'Your Child, Their Future' Event on Thursday 24th November from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

We have leaders from some of the biggest employers in the world including KPMG, BT Group, Capgemini, British Airways, Linklaters and more who will each come along to talk to you, as parents and guardians, about how your son/daughter/young person can best navigate the job market to find some incredible work experience/internship placements, as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. We will be sharing some useful tips around psychometric testing, how to prepare for assessment centres, putting together a CV, filling out application forms, as well as advice on how you can prepare your child/young person for the working world.

This event is completely free of charge, and it will be running via Zoom on Thursday 24th November from 5:00pm - 6.30pm. We encourage you to join this event virtually with your son/daughter/young person, or the whole family and ask any questions that you may have, directly to leading employers. 

The registration link can be found below here, so please do sign up if you would like to attend. The zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the time.

Registration Link:
https://www.survymonkey.com/r/YP-Information-Evening

We look forward to welcoming you to the event and if you have any questions, please let us know! 

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Join PwC's Virtual Classroom event series

We’re delighted to announce that our Virtual Classroom event series is back, providing students, parents
and teachers a true insight into building a career at PwC.

Targeted at those in Years 10-13 (Years 11-14 in Northern Ireland, S3-S6 in Scotland), you and your students will have the opportunity to learn about who PwC are, what we do, and the opportunities we have available. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions to our recent Flying Start and School and College Leaver joiners.

Register for an event

Our autumn 2022 series brings to life the opportunities we have to offer, showcasing what it's like to be on our programmes, and providing application support. Whether your students want to pursue a career in technology, accounting or business on one of our Flying Start programmes, or join us full time as a School Leaver, you'll have the opportunity to gain top tips as well as hear from current and past students and apprentices.

Learn through experience. Find the skills you’ll use to solve challenges today and tomorrow.

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Where can geography take you?

The call for more sustainable living and working has only become louder and geography-related subjects have never been more relevant. While jobs that work on the environment and sustainability are obvious pathways, students may be surprised how many doors geography-related subjects can open.

In this live GEO webinar for students, join neaco Take Your Place and the GA to explore an overview of the different university and non-university pathways they can take after school.

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Lloyds Banking Group free Work Experience

Wednesday 2nd November at 5pm, Years 10-13 students - Lloyds Banking Group "Next Step" live online career challenge

Can you assess our customers’ financial situation and make some recommendations on how different groups of customers should approach their upcoming purchases?

Register to attend

Thursday 3rd November at 6.30pm - Lloyds Banking Group live online career panel - We invite students, parents, teachers and career leaders to discover more about their career opportunities in data!

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Free Virtual Careers Workshop this October and November, delivered on behalf of IGD for all students in years 9-13.

Interactive 45-minute webinar and students will: 

  • Hear from industry professionals working across all sectors of the food & grocery industry including marketing, engineering, technology, project management and more…
  • Learn from experts joining from big name companies such as Tesco, Compass, Premier Foods and Aldi
  • Learn about different career paths and routes into professions 
  • Have opportunities for class-based discussions and follow up activities 
  • Enjoy differentiated resources for KS3/4 and KS5 
  • Better understand the importance of employability skills 
  • Extra resources will be provided
  • Meets Gatsby benchmarks 
  • Access the workshop by Zoom - schools’ cameras and microphones will be turned off 

Book your place here: https://www.skillsfromigd.com/ or reply to this email. Or please feel free to
share this email with any teachers or students who may want to join themselves.

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Raindance 2022 line-up revealed and box office open!

DISCOVER THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL PROGRAMME!

The wait is finally over, and we’re delighted to reveal our 2022 festival programme! As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, this year’s edition will be a celebration of 30 years of independent film in the UK. Running from 26 October – 5 November, we’ll be revisiting some of the most pivotal films from our archive while looking towards the next 30 years with a programme of fresh, relevant, and radical world premieres.

As always, we’ll be serving up an array of forward-thinking events and workshops to help you further your industry knowledge - but what’s a festival without a little party? We’ve got plenty of those planned too!

 

EXPLORE THE PROGRAMME

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Hot off the press:

Pinewood Set for More Futures Festival – Fri 18th & Sat 19th November

A careers event for 14-22 year olds, to engage and inspire young people around the incredible range of roles in the screen industries, supporting its growth and encouraging people from all backgrounds to enter the industry. Booking is now open… do share it with teachers, students and parents. The links are on our Skills Hub Events page, so please encourage booking asap! Click here: https://bucksskillshub.org/events/pinewood-futures-festival-2022

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Webinars

Amazing Apprenticeships are hosting a series of informative webinars that will provide an abundance of tips, advice and information around the topic of apprenticeships and T Levels. Each webinar lasts for 30 minutes and will take place on Zoom. 

To make sure you don't miss out, sign up to the webinars you would like to attend and if you cannot make
one of the dates, please make sure you sign up so we can send you the recording afterwards. 

How to find apprenticeship vacancies
Receive great ideas and useful tips on how to locate a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities.
Wednesday 9th November, 3:30 pm 

T Levels information webinar
Join this exclusive webinar to find out more about T Levels and how they are of value to young people aged
16-18.
Thursday 10th November, 3:30 pm 

How to host a staff briefing on T Levels 
Are you a careers leader looking for inspiration to help you brief your colleagues on T Levels? Join this short webinar which will introduce you to a brand-new Train the Trainer resource all about T Levels.
Monday 21st November, 4:00 pm 

Getting ready for National Apprenticeship Week 2023
Are you a careers leader in need of some ideas and inspiration for National Apprenticeship Week? Join this short webinar to hear about the free resources and support available, what to expect from the week and how to get involved.
Monday 5th December, 3:00 pm 

How to register and apply for apprenticeships
A step-by-step guide to the Find an Apprenticeship site and tips for the application process.
Tuesday 6th December, 3:30 pm 

ASK: Everything you need to know 
This termly update is the first in a series of key information webinars for teachers and careers leaders as part of the ASK programme. Expert speakers from Amazing Apprenticeships and the DfE will highlight what’s new
in technical education and apprenticeships, and will cover any recent changes in policy and funding.
Tuesday 15th December, 3:30 pm 

To view all of the webinars coming up in the coming months and to watch our previously recorded webinars, please click here

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Skills London

Skills London is a one-stop shop for young people aged 14 to 24. We provide the latest advice, tips and
up-to-date information to help you plan your next move – whether that’s an apprenticeship, further study or
going straight into a job.  Skills London is the UK’s largest jobs and careers event, welcoming 35,000 visitors.
Held at ExCeL London, it’s unique in offering up to 50,000 live jobs and apprenticeships in one place. We’re incredibly excited to be back in person and plan to make 2022 our best year yet.

Skills London — 25th-26th November 2022

Click here to see the Exhibitors and to register.

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InvestIn – Summer Career Experiences in London – 15 industries

Following the government's announcement to end all Covid restrictions, we have been inundated with registrations for our Summer Experiences in London. We are already more than 50% full across the board as students look to finally gain the in-person industry experience they've been waiting for.

Our Summer Experiences offer life-changing opportunities to ages 12-18: immersive work experience
activities under the guidance of successful professionals at top industry locations around London. Accommodation at University of London halls is available for those who want it, with all meals and guardianship included.

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Our summer programmes offer the ultimate, immersive experience of some of the world’s most desirable careers. Highlights include: 

Register here if you are aged 12-14

Register here if you are aged 15-18

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PwC has announced that applications are now open for their Virtual Insight Week programme, taking place this summer for Year 12 students. The week-long programme will offer an insight into PwC and professional services, with participants able to choose the sessions most relevant to them. The Student Recruitment team will also be running employability sessions that will help students feel more confident when they begin their career search. 

No experience is required to apply, but students do need to be on track for 96 UCAS points. 

If you’re interested in a career in the world of accounting, business or technology, PwC’s Virtual Insight Week programme gives you the opportunity to learn more about these areas and develop your employability skills so you feel confident when you start exploring your career. 

During this action packed week, you’ll be able to attend a blend of live and pre-recorded sessions, which can be tailored to your interests, and hear from PwC’s people who’ll share their stories and be happy to answer any questions you have. 

In 2021, PwC welcomed around 2,000 students to their Virtual Insight Week, and this year you could be a part of that too. To find out more and apply, click here.

Click here for more information

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Opportunities for students to kickstart their career with PwC

At PwC, we have a range of opportunities for current school and college students, including apprenticeships for those looking to start their career. We also have upskilling sessions for students wanting to develop their employability skills. 

For students searching for an apprenticeship to start this autumn
We have a variety of programmes for school and college leavers to start their career in Consulting, Operate or Tax - Explore here

Looking to find out more about accounting, business and technology?
Our Virtual Insight Week is opening for applications to Year 12 students soon (Year 12 in England and Wales, Year 13 in Northern Ireland and S5 in Scotland) and you can be the first to know by signing up to our Talent Network through the link below - Find out more
Learn more about a career at PwC
Students, teachers, parents and carers can hear from our people at our upcoming Virtual Classroom sessions.
Browse through the available sessions to register for a time that suits you best.

Sign up here

 

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INSIGHT DAYS

Insight Days are like university open-days.....but for young people thinking about Apprenticeships and employment options.
There are a whole bunch of them running over the next few weeks and I thought you might find it helpful if I shared the details of the ones I've seen. The majority are online, and last for an hour or so.
Here are the details of some of the ones coming up for you to check out...and if now isn't the right time, then I'm just keen for you to know that these sort of events take place so you can look for them in the future.

DELOITTE - VARIOUS DATES
Click here for information
 

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Price Waterhouse Coopers provides student with access to lots of useful information on career options, careers advice as well as tips on how to prepare for each step of the recruitment process.  The website is interactive and contains podcasts, live chats, videos and a number of different people profiles which enable students to get a real idea of the work done and the people at PWC.

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