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This page is updated with any relevant career related opportunities that may be of interest.  We are keen to pass on details of these opportunities to our students as we are made aware of them and make every effort to ensure that the information comes from a reputable source, however the decision to pursue one of these opportunities and the responsibility for checking that they have appropriate health and safety checks and safeguarding in place rests with parents and carers.


   Speakers for Schools - Live broadcasts week commencing 20th April 2022




Wednesday 20th April 10-10:45am

John-Paul Flintoff, Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times


For KS4-5/S4-6


We are excited to host a broadcast with John-Paul Flintoff, Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times. Join us to learn about John-Paul's insights into Journalism and also some important life lessons such as how to deal with setbacks. John-Paul is looking forward to answering your questions!


Click here to register

Monday 25th April 10-10:45am

Green Skills Week: Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive, Surfers Against Sewage


For KS3-5/S1-6

Are you interested in learning about the work being done to end sewage pollution? Join us for a broadcast with Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive, Surfers against Sewage to find out about how they are working to create a thriving ocean and how your school can get involved!


Click here to register

Tuesday 26th April 10-10:45am

Green Skills Week: Anne Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity International


For KS4-5/S4-6

What is Green Finance? How can companies adopt sustainable business practices? Join our broadcast with Dame Anne Richards, Chief Executive Officer at Fidelity International to find out.  Anne is looking forward to answering your questions during the student Q&A session.


Click here to register

Wednesday 27th April 10-10:45am

Green Skills Week: Christine Hodgson, Chairperson, Severn Trent & Former Chairman, Capgemini


For KS4-5/S4-6

Are you passionate about not only protecting our environment and water but enhancing it too? Then this is the broadcast for you. Join us for a broadcast with Christine Hodgson, Chairperson, Severn Trent & Former Chairman, Capgemini to find out how Severn Trent are 'Getting River Positive' and are playing a leading role in ensuring their rivers are as healthy as possible.


Click here to register

Wednesday 27th April 2-2:45pm

Broadcast in partnership with #Merky Books and HSBC, Bola Sol and Damola Timeyin. A panel event discussing financial literacy and building your career.


For KS4-5/S4-6


Bola Sol is the author of HOW TO SAVE IT. She is a Mathematics and Finance graduate who found passion in women coming together to discuss money matters. She created the platform Refined Currency in 2015 and its sister company Rich Girl Chronicles. She is the co-host of The Last Three Digits podcast, host of web series The Bola Sol show and leads weekly chats on social media about money. She's been featured on the BBC, Stylist Magazine and Refinery 29. Through one conversation at a time, she wants to help build more financial confidence in everyone.


Damola Timeyin is the co-author of HOW TO BUILD IT and a creative strategist. Formerly a strategy director and partner at advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty and member of founding team at Osper, one of the UK’s first mobile banks for young people. At BBH he delivered everything from social to brand strategy for household British brands such as Tesco, Weetabix and Clarks Shoes. When he is not working on brands, he moonlights as Head of Strategy for creative network, People of Culture Collective (PoCC) and mentors young people who want to break into the creative industries.


Click here to register

Thursday 28th April 10-10:45am

Baroness Sally Morgan, Former Chair of Ofsted, Life Peer & Former Political Secretary


For KS3-5/S1-6

Do you want to improve your self-confidence and learn how to own your strengths and embrace your individuality? Join us for a broadcast Baroness Sally Morgan, Former Chair of Ofsted, Life Peer & Former Political Secretary to hear her personal insights and advice. This broadcast should leave you feeling empowered and proud of who you are!


Click here to register

Thursday 5th May 2-2:45pm

Green Skills Week: Paul Williams, Producer, BBC Natural History Unit


For KS3-5/1-6


Join us for a broadcast with the producer of Green Planet with Sir David Attenborough! During our broadcast you will learn about Paul's experiences of working on the series and the fascinating plant world and how we can protect it.


Click here to register

Monday 9th May 10-11am

Green Skills Week: Lizzie Glithero-West, Chief Executive, Heritage Alliance


For KS4-5/S4-6

Details TBC



Click here to register

Monday 9th May 2-2:45pm

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian & Crossbench Peer


For KS3-5/S1-6

Details TBC



Click here to register

Monday 16th May 2-2:45pm

Green Skills Week: Sebastian Munden, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Unilever UK & Ireland


For KS4-5/S4-6

Are you passionate about taking action to improve the health of the planet? So is Sebastian Munden, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Unilever UK & Ireland. During this broadcast you will learn about and careers in sustainability and how Unilever is working with brands to invent innovative ways to reduce plastic pollution.


Click here to register


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·       Watch pre-recorded broadcasts from our library here. Are your students interested in careers in Healthcare? You can watch leading figures such as, Dame Donna Kinnair DBE, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing and Carol Cooper Head of Equality, Diversity & Human Rights, at the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, share their insights into Healthcare careers.


·       We have added a page dedicated to Penguin Talks here.


 Experience opportunities

 How to register and apply

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 Apprenticeships  Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House announces eight new apprenticeships as it reopens its doors for the first full Season in 18 months

Since 2007 the Royal Opera House has supported and trained 66 entry-level apprentices, with 88% remaining in the cultural sector.

Royal Opera House apprenticeships


Careers in Government & Politics

Have you ever considered a career in Government & Politics? Want to know how key decisions are made and what influences change in our political landscape? Are you interested in what happens over in Brussels? Ever thought about international relations? If so then this event is for you! 


For the first time ever we are bringing together 6 leaders from across the UK political spectrum with experiences at Houses of Parliament, Brussels, Lobbyist Groups, GCHQ and much more! 


In this exclusive 1 hour session we will be hearing each presenter's career journey and then opening it up to the floor for plenty of questions! 


Key Details: 

·  Tuesday 25th May, 5pm - 6pm 

·  Insight to Government & Politics

·  Gaining inside knowledge on how to secure jobs in this sector 

·  Focus on international relations and what it's like working in Brussels

·  Opportunity to ask lots of questions  

·  Open to all students in Y11 , Y12 & Y13 (S3, S4 & S5 in Scotland & Y14 in NI)




STEM & Medicine Summer Internships
The Ultimate Career Experience | Ages 12-18 | London

"The only source of knowledge is experience," Albert Einstein

The best learning experiences happen in-person. Our Summer Internships in London offer students aged 12-18 a dynamic, 360-degree experience of 8 STEM & Medicine-related industries.

Hack into a Tesla car. Learn from NASA scientists. Discover sports psychology at Chelsea F.C. Treat patients in a London teaching hospital. And much more. 

Our in-person programmes are over 70% full. Please share this email with students and parents so they can register now. You can download a PDF of this email here.


Unlock Your Students' Potential

We offer a tailor-made blend of personalised career coaching, 1:1 networking opportunities, exclusive site visits and exciting career simulations:

  • Architecturebuild and exhibit unique 3D models from a bespoke brief 
  • Computer Sciencevisit Silicon Roundabout with tech giants like Airbnb
  • Dentistrydrill decayed teeth and discover surgical techniques
  • Engineering: explore Airbus Defence & Space Headquarters
  • Investment Banking: compete to design the most lucrative portfolio
  • Medicine: experience a high-fidelity simulator and treat patients
  • Psychology: enter the therapy room and discover clinical psychology
  • Veterinary Medicine: learn horse rehab at an equine treatment centre

Please share this email with relevant students and parents so they can register now. 




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Property development and construction


Interested in a career in Banking & Finance? How does the idea of working for Europe’s largest bank sound? On May 5th from 5pm - 6pm, we’ll be hosting an online webinar event with HSBC as they will be letting us know all about their UK-wide Summer Work Experience and Apprenticeship opportunities.

 With more than 200,000 employees and offices worldwide, HSBC is one of the world’s leading international banks.

 HSBC offer roles across all of their major business areas, including retail, private, commercial and investment banking, as well as jobs in operational and support functions such as audit, compliance, risk management, legal, finance, human resources and technology.

 If banking and finance is something you think you might be interested in, this event is for you!

 The online event is open to: Y11 / S4, Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6 & Y14.








Tues 27th April 5-6pm



Dame Vivian Hunt, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company


For KS4-5/ S4-6

Want to improve your productivity? Are you an aspiring leader? Dame Vivian is a globally recognized thought leader on productivity and skills, leadership, and diversity topics. She was previously named ‘the most influential black woman in Britain’ by the Powerlist Foundation and The Financial Times identified her as one of the ‘European Women to Watch’ and more recently as the 30 most influential people in the City of London. Vivian will be sharing advice on how we can make the most of the opportunities around us and is looking forward to answering your questions. 

Wed 28th April 5-6pm





Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather


For KS4-5/ S4-6

Would you like to know more about consumer behaviour?  Are you are interested in behavioural science and economics? Rory works with a consulting practice of psychology graduates who look for ‘unseen opportunities’ in consumer behaviour – these are the very small contextual changes which can have enormous effects on the decisions people make – for instance tripling the sales rate of a call centre by adding just a few sentences to the script. If you would like to know more about the contextual tweaks that transform the way that people think and act, then this is the talk for you!

Thurs 29th April




Green Skills


Green Skills Week Broadcast: WRAP Panel event with Julie Hill, Chair, Emma Hallett, Team Manager Collaborative Change Programme, Maria Stapleton, Behaviour Change Project Manager & William McManus, Sector Specialist – Food


For KS4-5/S4-6


Wondering how businesses can become more eco-friendly? WRAP is one of the globe's leading sustainability charities. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from our panellists from WRAP, who help drive change and create a better world. WRAP work with businesses, governments, citizens and charities to make the planet a healthier, safer place.

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Thurs 29th April 4-5pm



Green Skills


Green Skills Week Broadcast: Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, Bank of England


For KS4-5/S4-6

We’re excited to welcome Sarah Breeden, Executive Director of the Bank of England.  Sarah is currently responsible for supervising over 500 UK banks, building societies and credit unions and she also leads the Bank of England’s work on climate change. She has been lucky enough to work on lots of fascinating issues while at the Bank – including Covid, Brexit, managing the Great Financial Crisis and the policy response to that crisis.  Sarah will be speaking about the risk that climate change poses to financial institutions and reflecting on her experiences of driving action on climate change forward.

Wed 5th May





Property Chronicle broadcast


Stephen Yorke, Founder, Property Chronicle and Camilla Powell Tuck, Asset Manager, Clearbell



During the broadcast the speakers will explain all about the property business in the UK and how your students can learn more and get involved and shed more light on the essay competition.


Over 1.2 million people in the UK work in the property business in some capacity and so there are plenty of opportunities for all talents and interests.


Advance registration


Tues 4th May 2-3pm

Industrial Light and Magic & IntoFilm - May the 4th Talk.


For KS3-5/S1-6

Join us for a special webinar with the VFX company Industrial Light and Magic in celebration of May the Fourth! We will be discussing all the different types of careers in visual effects as well as an insight into some of our artist’s personal career journeys and tips for getting into the industry.


To register for this zoom webinar, please fill out this form

 Speakers for schools


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Insight to Sky - Europe's Biggest Entertainment Brand!

To celebrate our brand new partnership with Sky we will be putting on an Insight to Sky evening event taking place on Thursday 22nd April, 5pm - 6pm. We’ll be covering a variety of opportunities such as: business, tech, digital marketing, TV production, creative media, technical engineering and customer services. As well as this Sky will also be announcing some of their summer work experience / insight day opportunities that you can be part of! This event is open to all Y11 / S4, Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6 & Y14 students.

Top quality shows. Innovative tech. Must-have packages. With 24 million customers across six countries, it's no surprise that Sky is Europe's biggest entertainment brand. That's why they need the next generation of problem solvers, challengers and shakers to lead them into the future.

As well as discussing all their different opportunities they will also give you an overview on the business as a whole showing a clear picture on what life is working for one of the world’s leading entertainment businesses across all of their different departments. 

Insight to SKY


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Insights Evening (for parents) – Opportunities & Diversity at HSBC 2nd June 18:30-19:30


Insights Day (for young people) – Opportunities & Diversity at HSBC 3rd June 12:00 – 16:00


Not all banks are the same. At HSBC, our people span many cultures, communities and continents. We are committed to facilitating their growth and enabling them to thrive both inside and outside of the organisation. 


In the modern world, Diversity & Inclusion is such an important topic which, for many of you, will be a core driver in your early career decisions. We want to spotlight these themes, alongside detailing what opportunities are on offer at HSBC to help you think about your careers. 


For parents & guardians, we would also like to get you involved as you will be influential in your child’s decision making.

Find Out More

Both of these events focus on Opportunities at HSBC and Diversity & Inclusion; providing a real insight into the people who make up our workforce, and why HSBC believes everyone can find a “perfect fit” irrespective of background.


Join us to hear from a series of panellists ranging from our own Careers team, ex-Apprentices, current Graduates and different D&I champions within HSBC

 To Register

 To register, please click the links below:

 Parents event 2nd June

 Students event 3rd June


The target for Re:Generation 2031 is for young people who are not already aware of the creative industries as a potential career and/or who face barriers to access, but it would be for school leavers as the target age group is 18-24.


Creative Estuary are seeking a young person between the ages of 18 and 24 at the time of appointment and currently residing in one of the following districts of South Essex or North Kent: Basildon, Canterbury, Castle Point, Dartford, Gravesham, Medway, Southend, Swale, Thanet or Thurrock.






We would like to offer your Year 8 and Year 9 students the opportunity to join Inspiring Minds: Future Doctors starting in April 2021 with the Kent and Medway Medical School. This FREE programme aims to increase awareness of what it takes to apply to and study medicine or other healthcare subjects, through fun, inspiring and interactive sessions focused on medicine, health, and science.


The programme

Inspiring Minds: Future Doctors is looking to recruit approximately 30 students in Year 9 to begin the programme in April and 30 students in Year 8 to start the programme in September/October of Year 9. Students will take part in 5 sessions per term which will take place on a weekly basis (as a traditional medical society would). Each term a new topic will be introduced, but the 5 sessions will follow the same format:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Topic
  • Week 2: Ethical Debate
  • Week 3: Book Club/ Research/ Presentation
  • Week 4: Team Based Learning
  • Week 5: Guest Speaker

Sessions will be mostly online with the opportunity for face to face sessions at Kent and Medway Medical School* throughout the year. The sessions will be based on the KMMS curriculum and go through topics such as Heart, Lung and Blood; Health and Disease; Neuroscience and Behaviour; Immune System; and many more.

Inspiring Minds: Future Doctors is a fully funded programme. There is no cost to the participants or their families except transport.

*Dependent on COVID-19 restrictions, and in accordance with social distancing and University guidance.

Who is this for?

This programme is aimed at anyone with the potential to become a doctor or a keen interest in other health professions.

Inspiring Minds: Future Doctors welcomes applications from all students especially those who:

  • Demonstrate an interest in medicine or other health related courses.
  • Have great academic potential.
  • Have no immediate family history of higher education (excluding siblings).
  • Are currently in, or have been in, the care of a local authority.
  • Care for someone at home with a long-term illness or disability.
  • Have a registered disability.
  • Are eligible for free school meals.
  • Live in a family eligible for any means-tested benefit.
  • Are likely to live in a low participation neighbourhood (POLAR3 data).
  • Are highly committed to being part of a long running programme over 5 years.

As places on the programme are limited, not all students will be selected.


What next?

If you believe you have students who would be interested, please share this promotional flyer to give them the opportunity to sign up for this exciting new programme.








Mon 19th April 5-6pm



Green Skills


SPONSOR BROADCAST- National Grid, Speaker to be confirmed


For KS4-5/S4-6

Hear from one of our sponsors for Green Skills Week, National Grid! National Grid employs over 20,000 people! Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear from one of their Directors.

Tues 20th April 11am-12pm



In collaboration with Penguin:


How to dare to change your life, with Lawrence Okolie and Harry Pinero


For KS3-5/ S1-6

WBO world cruiserweight champion and author of Dare to Change Your Life, Lawrence Okolie, joins entertainer, host and content creator, Harry Pinero, to discuss Lawrence’s incredible journey from obesity to professional boxer, and his lessons for how young people can make their dreams a reality too.


To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Wed 21st April 5:15-6pm




Green Skills


The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell


For KS4-5/S4-6



Want to know what the Green Economy is and more about the future of the world of work? Don't miss out on the Speakers for Schools Broadcast with The Lord Mayor of London. You'll hear from The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell about his career journey, how green skills will have an impact and get the opportunity to submit your questions!

Thurs 22nd April 5-6pm



Green Skills


Lord Richard Chartres & Baroness Rosie Boycott, Peers for the Planet


For KS4-5/S4-6


Hear from two speakers from the House of Lords’ climate action group, Peers for the Planet! We will be joined by Lord Richard Chartres who led the Church of England’s campaign to shrink their Carbon footprint between 2006 and 2017 when he retired as Bishop of London. We will also we joined by Baroness Rosie Boycott who served as Chair of the London Food Board from 2008 – 2017, advising the Mayor of London on sustainable food policy implementation in the capital, and is active in the Lords speaking on a range of issue from food and health to the importance of tackling biodiversity loss. This is a must watch for students who are passionate about tackling the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss!


More Green Skills


Thurs 29th April 2-3pm



Green Skills


WRAP Panel event with Julie Hill, Chair, Emma Hallett, Team Manager Collaborative Change Programme, Maria Stapleton, Behaviour Change Project Manager & William McManus, Sector Specialist – Food


For KS4-5/S4-6

Wondering how business’ can become more eco-friendly? WRAP is one of the globe's leading sustainability charities. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from our panellists from WRAP, who help drive change and create a better world. WRAP work with businesses, governments, citizens and charities to make the planet a healthier, safer place.


To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.




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  • Please see our Schools Guide here.
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The National Videogame Museum is giving students the opportunity to ask an industry professional their questions about working in videogames as a part of Games Careers Week which is running from 26th March to 2nd April.   

To get involved, please ask your students for careers questions which will be sent to developers of some of the biggest games in the UK. The answers will be sent to all participating schools after Games Careers Week.

Questions can relate to what the developers do, how they started, what they like most about their job and much, much more! The key aim is to help students to find out more about pathways into the games industry.

All you need to do is click the button below and ask any questions. This is open to students of all ages and teachers are welcome to submit questions too! The deadline to submit questions is 
2nd April.





 Science/ Careers:

Weds 24th March 19:30 

Immunology, Vaccines, and NHS Careers – Dr Elizabeth Bateman FRCPath 

The Harvey Society is proud to host Dr Elizabeth Bateman who is the Clinical Lead of Laboratory Immunology at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust. She has 13 years’ experience of clinical research and is the co-author of 35 papers relating to immunodeficiency, allergies, and the actions of T-cells and B-cells. Her talk will cover the main areas that healthcare scientists work in, physics, physiology and life science and what they do. She will also talk about what it is like to be an Immunologist in a diagnostic lab and what she does on a day-to-day basis. This will make a fascinating talk for any students interested in a career as a healthcare scientist.


History/ Politics/ Careers: Thurs 25th March 19:45

Backstops and Brexit: Getting EU Exit Over the Line in a Pandemic - Joseph Bondatti

Joseph read Modern Languages at Oxford and then joined the Civil Service in 2013 during his year-abroad in France, working for UK Visas and Immigration and then the Justice and Home Affairs section at the British Embassy, Paris. Joseph has since had several roles with the Civil Service across Whitehall. He joined DCMS (the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) as a Public Appointments Advisor in 2016, and then as the legislative lead in establishing the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) – an advisory and pseudo-regulatory body focused on AI in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In 2018 Joseph joined the Home Office as a Senior EU Exit Negotiations Advisor in Europe Directorate, with a focus on Asylum and Illegal Migration and Security/Counter-Terrorism. Joseph is currently the Assistant Director for Trade Operations and Border Security in Border Force’s EU Exit/Border Readiness Directorate.

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 We are delighted to share with you The Easter Careers Hunt, a bespoke quiz created by InvestIN to help your students determine their ideal career type. Once completed, students will be given a host of exclusive career-coaching content based on their results.



Over 45,000 students from 100+ countries have chosen InvestIN to kickstart their future. Our flagship Summer Internships are available in 12 of the world's most competitive and desirable industries.

Students will work alongside industry professionals, visit iconic locations and receive personalised career coaching


 Springpod’s April virtual work experience programmes are closing their application windows next Monday (March 29th). There are over 20 programmes which are completely free for students (and always will be). They include everything from POLITICS AND JOURNALISM to FASHION and engineering. They can be completed at time that suits your students and offer a certificate great for CVs, cover letters and interviews upon completion.

The programmes are open to applications from students in Year 10-13 and will run between April 6th and 16th.

Springpod Virtual work experience programme


Dear Year 12 and 13,

 Please see below the following free programme for aspiring medics, vets and dentists which we have been made aware of by KCSP.

Please find below an update of upcoming conference and work experience dates for students. 

 Over 3000 new students joined the Medic Mentor Family this weekend alone and what a weekend it has been! Saturday kicked off with our Get into Medicine Insight & UCAS conference, also running on Saturday was the first Live Virtual Dental Work Experience Session. This was then followed by our Get into Dentistry Insight and UCAS conference on Sunday. For any student who missed these sessions, they can register for any of the following dates below. I have also attached a poster for you with the added dates. 

 When are the next session taking place? 
Get into Veterinary Conference - 20th March 
Veterinary Live Work Experience - 21st March 
Get into Medicine Conference - 27th March 
Medicine Live Work Experience - 28th March 
Dentistry Live Work Expereince - 11th April 
Get into Dentistry Conference - 16th May 

Students can register for the upcoming conference for FREE using your unique school funding code. 

Students can also access any of the Live Virtual Work Experience Opportunities available to them for FREE by heading over to our website - www.medicmentor.co.uk and selecting their preferred career.



Online Easter Schools: for students aged 14 - 17

We are running 2 FREE online Easter Schools this April. These four day online Easter schools will give a taster into five strands on the Foundation/Further Education programmes: Fine Art, 3D, Visual Communications, Fashion and Moving Image, through experimental approaches. This jam packed practical programme, will navigate playful approaches in print, construction, animation and mark making as well as structured tools to develop portfolios ready for Further Education. The sessions will enable students to further their individual ideas through a range of skills, mediums and concepts as well as facilitating ways of connecting and collaborating through remote/online making.

Our 1st Easter School will be led by Creative Workshop Tutor, Coral Brookes, on the following days: Tuesday 6 April – Friday 9 April

Timings for both Easter Schools are the following:

10:00 - 12:00 Workshop on Blackboard Collaborate classroom

12:00 - 15:00 Self led study with activities

15:00 - 16:00 Session on Blackboard Collaborate classroom

Our 2nd Easter School will be led by Creative Workshop Tutor, Georgia De Buriatte, on the following days: Monday 12 April  and Tuesday 13 April  AND Thursday 15 April and Friday 16 April

The deadline to apply for either Easter School is midday Friday 19th March.  Here is the link to the Easter Schools website.

 Competitions – for students aged 15-18

We are excited to announce the release of the NEW series of competitions for students and young people to partake over school holidays throughout the 20/21 academic year. Here you will have the opportunity to find out more about our upcoming competitions, entry requirements and prizes to be won. The theme for the competition series is the word: Irregularity. We have all faced difficult and new challenges with our established routines and way of life turned upside down in 2020, it is safe to say that this year has been anything but regular. Artist, designers and creative thinkers regularly draw on their experiences for inspiration for their work, so we want you to think what this irregularity means to you.

The current art category for the Competition is: Film, Media and Performing Arts

Film, Media & Performing Arts competition dates:
Thursday 01 April 2021 competition opens.
Sunday 25 April 2021 competition closes.




 Please find below our King's School talk this week that your sixth form students and staff would be welcome to attend. Please could you ask those signing up to use their school email address.

  Decision making in sport: F1 Race Strategy by Chris Lark

 Thurs 18th Match - 7:45 via Zoom Click here to sign up.

 Chris gained a Master of Engineering at University of Cambridge and is currently a race strategist at McLaren Racing where he is responsible for tactical decision making for Lando Norris. Chris has learnt a great deal about how to approach decisions rationally, that can be applied across the broader sporting spectrum.


Dear Year 10/11/12/13,


Most of these programmes taking place between the 6th and 16th April, they are all completely free for you, it involves around 10 hours of activity and allows you to take part in the programmes alongside school or other commitments.

 They have programmes covering everything from music business and fashion to finance and engineering - all with exciting speakers from their respective industries. This is in addition to noteworthy programmes from Siemens and the North West London NHS Trusts.
 You can find the programmes and apply for them using this link. There is also this PDF in case it’s easier for you to view. With restrictions beginning to ease over the next few months, now is a great time for you to make sure your CVs and experience are as strong as possible!

Good Luck!

If you take part, please do let me know!

Miss Penfold

Virtual work experience programmes


Most of the Ward Round Live spaces have filled up until the end of May now - but we do have spaces on our "Virtual GP Course". We actually built a GP surgery where we can live-stream real patient cases directly to aspiring medical students. I have included details of the next GP Live course below:

Next available course:

Name: GP Live
Ages: 15+
Next Date: 3rd April 2021
Time: 10am - 4pm
Link: educationprojects.co.uk/medical-projects/gp-live

Please forward the above course information to your aspiring medics and healthcare students.

Full disclosure: The above is a paid course and it costs £159. We appreciate paying for courses can be an issue so we wanted to provide justification and also provide alternatives if needed. The course is a full-day course where we have built a full GP Surgery, complete with professional camera crews and amazing Doctors to teach students, therefore there is a cost. We would love to be able to deliver it for free but it's still a great value when you see what's included in the course! We have a huge range of free resources as well. We run free webinars every two weeks. We have a medical student who runs our Youtube channel which is excellent and we release articles and guides every single week. I have included a link for each below:
Our Youtube channel


Dear Year 10/11/12/13,


 Most of these programmes taking place between the 6th and 16th April, they are all completely free for you, it involves around 10 hours of activity and allows you to take part in the programmes alongside school or other commitments.

They have programmes covering everything from music business and fashion to finance and engineering - all with exciting speakers from their respective industries. This is in addition to noteworthy programms from Siemens and the North West London NHS Trusts.

You can find the programms and apply for them using this link. There is also this PDF in case it’s easier for you to view. With restrictions beginning to ease over the next few months, now is a great time for you to make sure your CVs and experience are as strong as possible!

Good Luck!

If you take part, please do let me know!



Dear TVLP friends,

For any students in Year 10 or above that might be interested in finding out about apprenticeships this talk has been opened out to our partnership.

 We still have plenty of webinar spaces available on tomorrow's TVLP Ask About Apprenticeships webinar, so we are opening this up to non-TVLP schools.

When: March 3rd, 2021 04:00 PM.

 The Zoom link is:



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Technology is changing every field, so learning tech and data analysis skills will give you a huge advantage in your future career.  Skills Gap is a careers accelerator that arranges short online workshops & courses for young people aged 15-19 in areas such as coding, data analytics and data science.

We are running a 4.5 day Data Analytics course during the Easter holidays where you’ll be taught how to use data analysis tools such as Excel and Tableau and receive tuition from a leading industry expert.  

In the buildup to this course we’re running a free 1 hour Data Analytics workshop from 6-7pm on 11 February. The workshop will provide an insight into the course and the career enhancing benefits of acquiring data analysis skills. 

We're also running a 3 hour 'Tech in Finance' workshop on Saturday 20 March from 1:30-4:30pm where you'll gain insights from industry professionals on how tech is influencing the finance sector & the tech skills required to progress in a variety of finance roles including investment banking and trading. 

For further information and to register to attend the workshops please visit: www.skillsgap.tech.



Apply Now for Opportunities at Top Companies

We've put together the latest school/college leaver jobs and apprenticeships at leading employers across the UK. Click to apply below.


*Application Deadline: 28 February 2021*

For ease of access, view jobs here:

  1. Insurance Apprenticeship, Manchester or Leeds - link
  2. Insurance Apprenticeship, Ipswich - link
  3. Insurance Apprenticeship, Reading - link
  4. Insurance Apprenticeship, London - link
  5. Digital & Technology Solutions Apprenticeship, Manchester - link
  6. Pensions Administration Apprenticeship, Redhill - link
  7. Infrastructure Technician, Ipswich - link
  8. Actuarial Analyst Apprenticeship, Reigate - link
  9. Management Consultant Apprenticeship Programme, London - link
  10. Pension Administration Apprenticeship, Leeds - link
  11. Pension Administration Apprenticeship, Welwyn Garden City - link




*New opportunities*

Deadine: Ongoing
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Competitive


For ease of access, view BT jobs here:

  1. BT Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship, London - link
  2. BT Marketing Assistant Apprenticeship, Darlington - link
  3. BT Data Analyst Apprenticeship, Darlington - link
  4. BT Customer Support Apprenticeship, Manchester - link

View all jobs



Pearson College London

Degree Apprenticeship

26 February 2021
Location: London
Salary: Competitive

View jobs




Technology &. Business Placements

Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Competitive

View jobs



National Audit Office

Accountancy Apprenticeship

8 March 2021 
Location: London & Newcastle
Salary:  £18,766 - £24,450 p.a

View jobs




Inclusion and Diversity Event: Find out more

Virtual Insight Week: 
Find out more

And PwC's Tax & Audit School & College Leaver Programmes are still open! 



STEM virtual careers fair

 STEM Ambassadors help illuminate career paths at a virtual careers fair | STEM

 Dr E Harvey

Second in Charge of Science |Teacher Coordinator with the Royal Academy of Engineering

St Anselm’s Catholic School : e.harvey@st-anselms.org.uk




 With the half-term fast approaching, I wanted to send out one final reminder about our Introduction to Debating Module which students can self-select for as it starts first week back after the half-term. 

 The module is available to Year 12 & 13, and Year 9 & 10 and take place after school from 16:30-18:00 weekly. 

 The dates for the modules are as follows: 

Year 12& 13: 

 Wednesday 24th February

Wednesday 3rd March
Wednesday 10th March
Wednesday 17th March
Wednesday 24th March
Wednesday 31st March

 Year 9 & 10: 

 Thursday 25th February

Thursday 4th March
Thursday 11th March
Thursday 18th March
Thursday 25th March
Thursday 1st April

Students can sign up to participate via the links below:



Year 9 and 10: https://kentems.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56VwHvG6UIfwkWW

 We have just finished running this module and a follow on club with two cohorts of students and the feedback has been positive. Most students are now able to present arguments for 5 minutes with ease and structure their arguments well.  This is a great opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, as well as helping them to develop arguments and presentation skills.

With the half-term fast approaching, I wanted to send out one final reminder about our Introduction to Debating Module which students can self-select for as it starts first week back after the half-term. 

 The module is available to Year 12 & 13, and Year 9 & 10 and take place after school from 16:30-18:00 weekly. 

 The dates for the modules are as follows: 

Year 12& 13: 

 Wednesday 24th February

Wednesday 3rd March
Wednesday 10th March
Wednesday 17th March
Wednesday 24th March
Wednesday 31st March

 Year 9 & 10: 

 Thursday 25th February

Thursday 4th March
Thursday 11th March
Thursday 18th March
Thursday 25th March
Thursday 1st April

Students can sign up to participate via the links below:



Year 9 and 10: https://kentems.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56VwHvG6UIfwkWW

 We have just finished running this module and a follow on club with two cohorts of students and the feedback has been positive. Most students are now able to present arguments for 5 minutes with ease and structure their arguments well.  This is a great opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, as well as helping them to develop arguments and presentation skills.



Spring Term Work Experience
Final chance to register.  

We write to inform you there are very limited places remaining on our spring term 'Live Online' work experience programmes and we expect to close registration this week.

For ages 15-18, we expect to be fully-booked by this Sunday 14th February

For ages 12-14, registration for our half-term programmes will close this Friday 12th February

Our in-person programmes at UCL in April are also almost full. Please share this email with students and parents so they can register now. You can download a PDF of this email here.


Medic Mentor support - With our insight and UCAS conferences running all academic year, please do advise students years 10-12/S3-S5 they still have access to your school funding. This is available to them to gain a fully funded place in any of the upcoming Get into Medicine, Get into Dentistry or Get into Veterinary conferences. Using funded places will save students £50 and allow students to attend conferences with their parents, from the comfort of their own home! 

All our conferences are run by volunteer doctors, dentists and vets as well as presentations from current Medic Mentor students. The conferences will massively help to support you and will cover: perspectives from recent successful and current applicants, CV building, work experience, medical personal statements, medical school interviews, entrance exams: UCAT & BMAT, how to access medical awards, prizes, leadership programmes, and scholarships to study medicine at university as well as what it's like to be a Doctor, Vet or Dentist.

Funding can be used for our upcoming conferences:
Get into Medicine - Saturday 6th February, Saturday 13th February & Saturday 27th February.
Get into Veterinary - Saturday 20th March.
Get into Dentistry - Sunday 14th March.



Upcoming virtual work experience opportunities you can use to make sure you can turn this period into something more positive, by continuing to build their experience and CV.  

As always, all opportunities can be completed at times that suit students (through recordings of any live material that can be accessed after the fact), and are free to complete - with virtual work experience opportunities offering a certificate straight from the employer upon completion.

Below, I’ve got together 3 of the most exciting ones closing this week, as well as a couple more programmes scheduled for April, which your students can apply for right now.

1. Virgin Media Insight Day -  Thursday the 11th of February from 4:00pm - here students can find out more about what it’s like to work at Virgin Media and learn about the apprenticeship programmes they offer

2. Marketing Virtual Work Experience with The Chartered Institute of marketing - 15th of February to 26th of February 2021 - this programme includes around 10 hours of activities and lays a rock solid foundation in knowledge, covering everything from marketing principles to social media and content.

3. Law Virtual Work Experience - 15th of February to 26th of February 2021 - this involves students learning about how legal research, analysis and drafting - as well as contractual interpretation and client communication all play a role indifferent areas of the legal industry.

April Easter holidays virtual work experience:

Between the 6th and the 16th of April we’ll be running virtual work experience programmes in engineeringhospitalitydentistryveterinary and more.

You can view all the opportunities here.




A BT apprenticeship - the path you never considered.
Click here to apply to BT

Here at BT, we’re on the lookout for apprentices. At a time when the world has never been more connected, there’s never been a better time to join us.

 We like to think we don’t offer just any ordinary career. We don’t offer run of the mill, routine or commonplace. We prefer to feed your creativity – encouraging and empowering you to contribute to a global communications and technology business. For us, it’s all about coming up with fresh ideas, and reshaping the future with ground-breaking technology. 

Our Apprenticeships 

But that’s enough about us, you want to know about the jobs we have available. Well we’ve a whole host of roles in customer service, supporting our business customers. 

But that’s not all. We’ve also got roles available as a Field Support Technician, Security Power Engineer, Sales Specialist and in Cyber Security – among others. 

Whatever it is you fancy, we’re sure we’ll have something that catches your eye. 

Apprenticeships at BT. The path you never considered. 



We have spaces on our "Virtual Ward Round Course". We actually built a hospital ward where we can live-stream hospital patient cases directly to aspiring medical students. I have included details of the next Ward Round Live course below:

Next available course:

Name: Ward Round Live
Ages: 15+
Next Date: 15th February 2021
Time: 10am - 4pm
Link: https://educationprojects.co.uk/medical-projects/ward-round-live/



Apply Now for Opportunities at Top Companies

We've put together the latest school/college leaver jobs and apprenticeships at leading employers across the UK. Click to apply below. 


IBM have Apprenticeship and Future roles going live on 
Monday 8 February.

The roles include: Software Developer, Technical Sales, Design Degree and many more.


We expect some of the roles to close within the first few hours of them going live, so would urge students to apply as soon as the roles open. To ensure they don’t miss out, here is the register your interest link which will allow IBM to send out an email when the roles are live. 

To find out more information, here is the link to the UK School Leavers website, where students can apply to the roles on Monday.


Willis Towers Watson

Higher & Advanced Apprenticeships

Deadline: 28 February 2021
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Competitive

View jobs



Higher, Intermediate, Advanced & Degree Apprenticeships

Deadine: Ongoing
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Competitive

View jobs



Tax & Audit School & College Leaver programmes

Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Competitive

View jobs


National Audit Office

Accountancy Apprenticeship

Deadline: 8 March 2021 
Location: London & Newcastle
Salary:  £18,766 - £24,450 p.a

View jobs



Pearson College London

Degree Apprenticeship

Deadline: 26 February 2021
Location: London
Salary: Competitive

View jobs



Would someone else be interested in these opportunities?

Click here to forward this to students, colleagues or friends.

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



We would like to remind students that the deadline to apply for the programme is Monday 8th February at 9am


Students can apply online via the following link: https://data.heat.ac.uk/event/apply/university-of-kent/the-succeed-programme-2021 

We would be grateful for your assistance in advertising the programme to your students throughout this week. Below is a link to a youtube video which can be shared with students or alternatively if you are hosting live lessons and can show this video at the end of a class this would also be appreciated.  


If you think it would be beneficial for students to hear from us directly, we are happy to organise a last minute Zoom/Microsoft Teams meeting to speak to your students about the programme and answer any questions they have. If you would like to arrange this, please let us know.  

Please also feel free to distribute the attached flyer to students and parents.  

If the students, parents or guardians have any questions, they can get in touch via outreach@kent.ac.uk 


GCSE English Skills Blast 

 The University of Kent invites year 10 and 11 students to sign up for our zoom GCSE English Skills Blast. This is a series of workshops deigned to help you practice the key skills you need for your GCSE English and give you a head start for when you return to school. Practice reading unseen texts, creative writing, and structuring essays. The workshops will be run over zoom outside of school time. There are five sessions in the course, all led by tutors from the university and current students. They will run from 4-5 on Thursdays 25th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March. 

 Students can sign up using this link: https://kentems.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a680Fgl9QiHrleS



 We are pleased to announce that our six week introduction to debating course for year 9 and 10 students, and year 12 and 13 students is back by popular demand. This short course, delivered by Student Ambassadors (current University students) and staff, will provide students with the opportunity to develop essential skills such as critical thinking, communication and creativity though fun and engaging debating activities. They will be practising their debating skills by learning how to construct strong arguments, and applying them in structured debates. Students don't have to be a confident speaker, or have very strong opinions; the only thing they will need is to be willing to learn and participate! The sessions will run through the Zoom platform.


 Students who participate in this module will then have the opportunity to participate in a virtual debate club and a University of Kent debating competition. 

Students can register their interest via Qualtrics: 

 Open to Y12-13 on Wednesdays and Y9,10 (& 11 if they wanted to participate)on Thursdays, 16:30-18:00 




Y12/13- 24th Feb, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st March
Y9/10 - 25th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March & 1st April



On Wednesday 10 February between 10am – 12pm we will be joined by 9 apprentices for a Q&A on our Instagram profile. You and your students can join us for the Q&A to hear from the apprentices. This is a unique opportunity for you to ask questions and hear about their experience as apprentices – and get some tips and advice on progression after sixth form or college. Questions can be submitted in advance as well as during the session (on instagram).  

 Can't make it between 10am - 12pm? No problem, this will stay on our Instagram stories for 24 hours and will appear on our highlights after that.

 To submit questions in advance, please email your question to: eloise.lyons@investment2020.org.uk




free webinars, which are designed to support students who are considering progression to higher education. You will also find information in this email about a survey where we are seeking the views of students in years 12 & 13.


Upcoming Webinars

Our free webinars are suitable both for those who are applying for university as part of the current UCAS application cycle and for those who are considering higher education in future years.

We have a range of webinars taking place over the next week, including popular topics like student finance & personal statements. We also have a session specifically for applicants to health courses at Canterbury Christ Church University, which is designed to support the applicants in preparation for course interviews. Dates for these webinars are shown below:

Wednesday 3rd February (4.30-5.30pm) – Why Canterbury Christ Church University?
Thursday 4th February (4.30-5.30pm) – Personal Statements
Tuesday 9th February (4-5pm) – Health Interview Prep Session
Wednesday 10th February (4.30-5.30pm) – Student Finance: A Closer Look

Your students can find more information about these sessions and book their place by clicking the button below.

Year 12 & 13 Students' Views Wanted!

At Canterbury Christ Church University, we want to ensure that we continue to communicate effectively to all potential higher education students, ensuring our messages are relevant and offer encouragement. As such, we would like to invite students in school years 12 & 13 to complete our survey, which focuses on how students perceive careers & future job opportunities and also looks at some poster & advertising expressions around this subject.

The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete and all students who complete the survey before Sunday 21st February will be entered into a draw to win one of four £25 Amazon or VEX vouchers. If you are able to pass the information about the survey to students in the relevant year groups, that would be greatly appreciated.

We have created a short introduction guide to the survey for teachers and some text that you may wish to use to introduce the survey to your students – you can view this by clicking here.

The document contains a link to the survey, which you can also access via the button below:

If you would like to discuss the survey further or receive a teachers' preview of the survey please contact the Market Research Manager, Roz Barley at email: roz.barley@canterbury.ac.uk.


As always, if you have any questions or if you would like to arrange any virtual activities with us, please do feel free to contact us any time at SCE@canterbury.ac.uk.



 National Apprenticeship Week (England & Wales) - 'Apprentice Talk Sessions' event coming up on Monday 8th February!  All students interested in finding out about apprenticeships are encouraged to join us!

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 Webinar Details:

· Monday 8th February, 3pm - 5pm

· 12 Different Apprentice highlight journeys

· Open to all year groups in Y10, Y11, Y12 & Y13 

· Opportunity to ask questions and find out about other young people's career journeys

· Learn about different types of apprenticeships, some myth busting and a few prizes along the way!

· Free event for all students, teachers and parents 

We kindly ask you to share this event opportunity far and wide to all those who may be interested in learning more about a potential career path through an apprenticeship!

 Registration Link: 


Free online events for students interested in a career as a barrister

For any sixth form students interested in becoming a barrister, or that would like to learn more about the profession? Please read the message from Inner Temple below about  a selection of upcoming opportunities to find out more about this fascinating career. With a dearth of valuable opportunities for students to further their careers during this pandemic, we highly recommend these brilliant online events.

  Are you interested in a career in law and becoming a barrister? Then sign up for one of Inner Temple’s free virtual events this term.

Insight Online – 4 February, 11 February, 10 March, 25 March, 6-8pm

We are delighted to host several Insight Evenings this term, offering a brilliant opportunity to hear from practising barristers and judges about their journey to the Bar.

Join this Q&A panel event to ask questions and learn more about your prospective career. Open to Years 12 and 13.

All places for these events are free, and they will be held online via Zoom. We have 4 upcoming Insight Online events this term, all taking place 6-8pm:

Discovery Day for Schools Online – Wednesday 14 April, 12.30-4pm

Join us for our upcoming online Discovery Day! The Inner Temple are pleased to host another Discovery Day for Schools - taking place online on Wednesday 14 April, 12.30-4pm, and including:

  • Q&A panel discussion on progression to and life at the Bar
  • Interactive workshop looking at a variety of legal exercises to give you an insight into being a barrister

It’s a brilliant opportunity to learn from professionals in the industry, and ask the burning questions you have on the realities of being a barrister.

All places for this day are free, and it will be held online via Zoom.

If you have any queries about any of these events, please email us at outreach@innertemple.org.uk



Help documentary-passionate people find their footing in the TV industry, with support from Netflix

The Grierson Trust

Do your students love documentaries?

The Grierson Trust is proud to offer three training schemes for final year students aged 18+ who are determined to work in the documentary field.
From reality TV addicts to those passionate about covering untold stories, and from Britain’s Got Talent enthusiasts through to lovers of Louis Theroux – Grierson DocLab equips fans of documentary in all its forms with the skills and networks to work in the industry. What’s more, they don’t need to have studied film or media to apply!
Applications for all three schemes are open now and close on Friday, 12 February at 5pm.

Grierson DocLab

Grierson DocLab, supported by The Rank Foundation and Netflix, is for UK-based 18-25 year olds. It aims to help up to 15 young people who do not have the connections in the factual TV industry to get their first job in behind-the-scenes roles. It includes: a six-day online training programme; a bursary-supported two or four-week placement at a UK production company; a match with an industry mentor; camera and editing training; a trip to Sheffield Doc/Fest; attending the Grierson Awards in November plus networking opportunities.

For those aged 18+, we have more specialised Grierson DocLab In Focus schemes…

For the editing scheme, we are looking for applicants aged 18+ who want to hone their offline editing skills (this means their ability to cut footage together to tell a compelling story). Applicants should already have the technical know-how on Avid or Premiere Pro editing software, but want to step up their storytelling skills by learning the art of the edit and how to work towards becoming an Edit Assistant. The training will be online and will be run on Avid. Read more.

Grierson DocLab in Focus - Editing

Grierson DocLab in Focus - Production Management

The production management scheme is open to UK-based people aged 18+ that have some office-based admin experience. They do not need any experience in the TV industry, but the ability to demonstrate their transferable skills in communication, organisation and creative-problem-solving is a must! Read more.

All costs associated with participating with each scheme will be covered by The Grierson Trust. All trainees will join our network of Grierson DocLab Alumni for continued support and will be invited to keep in touch with The Trust for details of jobs, contacts, and invites to events to progress their career.

We’re looking for passionate people with the drive to make it in this rewarding but competitive industry. Each scheme has specific criteria, but for all three we welcome diverse talent, which is currently under-represented in the industry, to apply.

We particularly welcome applications from women; people with a disability; those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds; people from the LGBTQ+ community; and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. We also encourage candidates from geographical areas across the UK that do not have many opportunities in the screen industries to apply. This is not a definitive list and those applying will have the opportunity to make their case as to how they meet these criteria.

About The Grierson Trust

The Grierson Trust commemorates the pioneering Scottish documentary maker John Grierson: the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary. Each year, The Trust celebrates the best documentary filmmaking from Britain and around the world with the British Documentary Awards - more fondly known as the Griersons - as well as encouraging factual TV talent through its Grierson DocLab training and mentoring schemes.



 You want a career with opportunities?

We have a world of them

Investing in Futures:

Apprenticeships play an important role in our business, and provide people an alternative route into a challenging and rewarding career with HSBC. We believe apprenticeships opportunities are one of the very best ways to equip people with the skills they need to succeed.

HSBC Foundation and Degree Apprenticeships will be going live within the upcoming National Apprenticeship Week (8th February 2021). These opportunities will be available on our UK Apprenticeships page.

HSBC 2021 Work Experience opportunities are live now and students can apply via our Work Experience page.

“A taste of success” bite-sized virtual events

The Early Careers team at HSBC have created a series of bite-sized virtual events and supporting material, all designed with the aim of developing your soft skills. These are all geared to give confidence on current and future employment prospects, mythbust common recruitment misconceptions and target key employability skills to give you an advantage when looking for a career.

Find Out More

The webinars will all be free to attend, and will be hosted via Meet & Engage or Zoom. Please register in advance through the following links. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

National Apprenticeship Week, exclusive virtual events:

 8th February at 6pm – 7pm - HSBC & You

 Uncovering the culture, benefits, mission and breadth of opportunities available at HSBC.

 10th February at 6pm – 7:30pm - Do I need a degree to enhance my career?

 An exploration of various career routes that are available, with an emphasis on what you need to consider when trying to choose the correct one for you. You will also get an opportunity to ask question to our panellists and hear their professional journey.

 You can register for both or either of these exclusive webinars via the following link: https://meetandengage.com/hsbcfutures

11th March at 10am – 11am - How to stand out?

A session dedicated to applications. This will include a breakdown of CVs in general and aim to demystify online applications. We will also include application hints & tips from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for.

Register for this webinar:


22nd April at 10am – 11am - How to be the best you?

An exploration of the different type of interviews, alongside their purposes. This will cover what signs to look for, and how you can maximise your chances at success. We will also include different tips and tricks from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for.

Register for this webinar:


We will be sending newsletters monthly on a variety of key topics. Please see below for a runway of expected topics over the next few months:

May – Wellbeing

June -  Classroom to boardroom, A day in a life?

July – Progression stories….

August – Resilience ‘so what now & moving forward’

Financial Education


Financial Education team at HSBC UK has worked with schools for over 30 years, helping young people to learn about money and give them access to the skills they need for everyday life. For further information and resources please visit: https://www.hsbc.co.uk/financial-education/




We’re excited about the opportunity to provide students with an enriching professional experience at the same time as providing invaluable support for our team. As our app is a mental health and wellbeing app for 7 - 18-year-olds, your students will all bring invaluable insights and perspectives.

What’s the app?

EduKit is a wellbeing and mental health app for students.  

You can access this through the Google Play or App Store. Just download the app with the multi-coloured e and follow the steps to log in. Once in the app, you’ll see a list of mental health videos, resources and surveys.

NOTE: For students to take part in the work experience, you will need access to a mobile phone or an iPad or Android tablet and a Gmail account as they will use Google Drive to complete their assignments.

How will the work experience work?
Students will act as Business Consultants within our team. We have roles available in 3 workstreams and each week in February we will hold sessions on the days indicated:

PR and Marketing - Tuesday afternoons
Design / User experience - Wednesday afternoons
Product testing and support - Thursday afternoons

Note - this work experience is for students of ALL ability and engagement levels. 

How will EduKit communicate with students during the work experience?
There are two options.

1.     We liaise directly with students; briefing them on what they need to do, reviewing their work and providing feedback. To do this, students would fill in a form with their email addresses and we would send them details directly

2.     We liaise with you directly and then you cascade information to students. We can still brief them and review their work etc but we would communicate with you in the first instance rather than contacting students directly

Both options work for us, but please note that if we deal with students directly then we will not be able to share details of their participation unless they specifically give us the authorisation to do so. However, we can tell you how many students from your school have taken part and provide general feedback on the quality of their work.

Ok - I’m interested, what happens next?

They should then click the button below to register for the sessions. You will then be sent joining instructions for each day. Sessions will start at 2pm and finish at 4:30pm each day.




NAW2021 Webinars:
Hear about apprenticeships, chat to employers and pick up top tips


We're giving you, your students and their parents an exclusive pass to join our NAW2021 Live Events! 

Each live event includes:

  • Insider information from the employers themselves, hints and tips to help with the application and interview processes
  • Live Q&A - Get your questions in front of the experts
  • A certificate of attendance - WOW employers


FEB 2021




Invitation For Parents: Success Beyond School
Free expert advice on guiding your child to a successful career

We are delighted to announce our "Success Beyond School" events for this term: free-of-charge interactive 'Live Online' seminars designed to help parents supercharge their children's career potential.

Wednesday 24th February: The Skills Surgery
How to break into careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science

Wednesday 3rd March: The Power of Networks
How your child can build a powerful professional network

These events are for parents of students aged 12-18 and free to attend.


You’re the future

Your ambition, talents, ideas and unique way of looking at the world will help us drive innovation in every part of our business. 

About Pfizer Apprenticeships

Having an Apprenticeship at Pfizer means doing work that helps millions of people across the world benefit from life-changing treatment.

It means working for a company that believes in equity, excellence and protecting your work-life balance. And it means working with colleagues who take your ideas seriously and support your learning and development.

If you want an Apprenticeship that matters, you’ll find it at Pfizer.




Young Professionals have been given exclusive access to run the first kick-off event for PwC's Virtual Summer Programme. On this webinar you will learn all about their work experience opportunities, routes into the firm and how you can apply / pass their selection process. 

 Immediately after the webinar you will be sent a unique application link so you can apply and be one of the first to get your application in! 

 PwC's Virtual Summer Programme: (In the Summer Holidays)

· Monday 1st February, 5pm -6pm

· An interactive virtual summer programme for students interested in Business, Accounting, Finance & Technology

· Y12 students

· A unique opportunity to hear about the different entry routes into PwC

· Get your questions answered by the recruitment team

· Parents are encouraged to join! 

Application Link: 

 We have very limited spaces for this event so are encouraging you to sign up ASAP if it's of interest. 




All events are virtual and if your students would like to sign up to a talk please sign in using your school email address.

 History Talk 

King’s School Talk: Vienna 1890 to 1914 

Thursday 28th January 2021, 7:45 pm (GMT) online via Zoom Click here to sign up. 

Dr David Perkins is the Head of Research (Art & Humanities) at The King's School, Canterbury and will be presenting a King's Talk on Vienna from 1890 to 1914. 

Vienna 1890 to 1914 was a prime site of change in Western intellectual, cultural, and artistic life: it was a fertile breeding ground for what we now call modernism. There was a concentrated burst of creativity with genuine innovators in different fields: architecture, arts and crafts, economics, literature, music, painting, philosophy, psychoanalysis. Vienna was the city in which a good deal of modern art and thought emerged in a crisis of political disintegration, a crisis of disintegration that still speaks to us today. Fin de siecle Vienna was also Adolf Hitler's Vienna. 

 Science Talk 

The Royal Society Talk: The Race For A Vaccine 

Thursday 28th January 2021 6pm Click here for more details 

Hosted by Professor Brian Cox, join the panel of expert speakers to discuss the collaborative global effort of the scientific community over the past year to develop the COVID-19 vaccine. They’ll explore what we currently know about the vaccines that are being deployed or in development and take a forward look at what the next few months and years may hold for us as we continue to tackle this universal public health crisis. 

 Geography /Geology Talk 

King's School Talk: Supervolcanic Eruptions 

 Tuesday 2nd February, 7:45 pm (GMT) online via Zoom Click here to sign up. 

Mike Mawby Head of Geology at the King’s School and will be discussing supervolcanic eruptions. Prior to joining the King’s School Mike worked at Durham University’s Department of Earth Sciences. 

 General Interest

Kings School Talk: King’s To Kites 

Thursday 4th February 7:45 pm (GMT) online via Zoom   Click here to sign up. 

(Wing Commander (Retired)) Ryan 'Manners’ Mannering will be speaking about his career in the RAF and beyond. He joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) after university and spent 22 years flying fast jets operationally across the globe. His career in the RAF was focused on war fighting and culminated in 2018 after his final tour supporting air operations in Syria.  

After the RAF Ryan transitioned to commercial flying as an airline pilot and became an active member of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAuxAF).  

In his spare time he flies heritage jets, instructs in the RAF’s High-Gz Centrifuge and manages his Aerospace Consultancy firm. 

 King’s School Talk: 'Bringing Heads Together to change the conversation on mental health' 

Wednesday 10th February 7:45 pm (GMT) online via Zoom  Click here to sign up. 

Imogen Hirsch presents 'Bringing Heads Together to change the conversation on mental health' Imogen initially worked in the Civil Service before joining the voluntary sector in 2010. After completing the Graduate Scheme at Cancer Research UK, she led the charity's 2015 charity of the year partnership with the London Marathon before joining The Royal Foundation as Head of Operations for their Heads Together mental health campaign. 
 She has since taken on a Programme Development role, building and delivering a range programmes and campaigns tackling issues including mental health support in schools and the workplace, and cyberbullying.  



There is an opportunity for students who live in Kent, Medway, Surrey or Sussex to apply for a virtual work experience programme that is taking place in February 2021.



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Manufacturing Higher Apprenticeship Programme
Duration – 4 Years
Qualification – Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering and a separate practical foundation skill and in plant development programme 
Salary – Circa £16,000



When it comes to the future, our Manufacturing Engineering team’s already working on it. We ensure that our iconic brands continue to captivate the world tomorrow. Regularly working several years ahead of production, we plan, implement and translate Product Development outputs into vehicle manufacture, transforming our ambitious plans into tangible and exhilarating realities.

We provide equipment, facilities and processes for the production of the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and, as such, the very future of our organisation. Our four-year Manufacturing Engineering Higher (Technician) Apprenticeship now has three potential pathways - each will see you become a world-class technician with finely tuned technical and analytical skills.

As well as gaining a broad range of technical and professional experience, you’ll gain academic and vocational qualifications. You will attend Make UK, one of our lead training providers, and study for a Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering and a separate practical foundation skills programme. While in the plant, you’ll follow a specialist training development programme relevant to your role. This programme will also be supported by Make UK and will help you to prepare for your apprenticeship End Point Assessment. Join us on the exciting programme and you’ll go to work in one of three areas.

The Apprenticeship

There are 3 pathways to choose from:

  1. Robot Programmer 
  2. Controls Engineer 
  3. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician 

Join us as a Higher Apprenticeship (level 4) Manufacturing and while we open your eyes to the future of automotive technology, giving you a platform to make a real difference to Jaguar Land Rover and our customers, we'll also pay for you to complete several valuable academic and vocational qualifications.

Please be aware that if any of our programmes become oversubscribed, we will close them for applications before the stated deadline. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.



Updates from KMPF about our work with schools and outreach activities on offer from our partners


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 KMPF is a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Kent, the University for the Creative Arts, and the University of Greenwich. We work in partnership with over 70 schools and colleges in Kent and Medway to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people who may not consider progression to higher education as a route to success. 




This month we are highlighting a wide variety of virtual activities and events from our delivery partners that students can sign-up for independently. Please share these with your students.  





Applying Through UCAS
Canterbury Christ Church University
- Open to Years 12 - 13 / Level 3 

- 28 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
- Resources required: Internet enabled device


A step by step guide to the UCAS application process, including the timeline for submitting and accepting offers, as well as advice on how to use the UCAS website to help students choose which courses they want to apply for.


Health Interview Preparation Session
Canterbury Christ Church University

- Open to Years 12 - 13 / Level 3
- 01 February 2021, 4.00pm - 5.00pm
- Resources required: Internet enabled device


This session is for anyone applying for or considering a Health degree programme and wants an insight into the interview process. It will look at what a remote interview looks like in today's virtual world, interview etiquette, Values Based Recruitment (what does it mean) and tips to relieve anxieties around interviews.


Student Finance - Live Q & A
University of Kent

- Open to Years 12 - 13 / Level 3
- 02 February 2021, 5.00pm - 6.00pm
- Resources required: Internet enabled device


This presentation covers the financial support available for HE students. It directs students to further information, including how to apply for student loans, as well as university bursaries and scholarships. There will be a live Q&A session with current University of Kent students. Parents and carers are welcome to attend.


Student Life

Canterbury Christ Church University

- Open to Years 13 / Level 3
- 02 February 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
- Resources required: Internet enabled device


Delivered by Christ Church graduates, this session will provide students with an insight into what life is like at university. Parents and carers are welcome to attend.


Personal Statements
Canterbury Christ Church University

- Open to Years 12 - 13 / Level 3
- 04 February 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
- Resources required: Internet enabled device


This session will give guidance on how to write a great personal statement that will help students stand out from the crowd. It includes a 30 minute talk followed by a Q&A session. 


Student Finance - A Closer Look
Canterbury Christ Church University

- Open to Years 12 - 13 / Level 3
- 10 February 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
- Resources required: Internet enabled device


This session takes a deep dive into Student Finance including loan repayments, means tested support, bursaries/scholarships and the application process.


Introduction to Learning Technology
STAART (University of Greenwich)
- Open to Years 12 - 13 
- 24 February 2021, 4.30pm - 6.00pm
- Resources required: Internet enabled device


This webinar introduces a range of technologies which can make learning easier for SEND students.


Know Your Learning Style and Personality Traits
STAART (University of Greenwich)
- Open to Years 12 - 13 
- 17 March 2021, 4.30pm - 6.00pm
- Resources required: Internet enabled device


This session enables SEND students to discover their learning style and explore strategies that can help them learn more effectively. They will also have the opportunity to explore which career options best suit their personality. 




E-Learning Courses - Laser Learning Awards 
- Open to Years 10 - 13
- Courses available: Maths, study skills, broader skills and academic subject areas

- Resources required: Internet enabled device (preferably a PC or MAC, but can be viewed on tablets and smartphones)
This range of e-learning courses can be used to help students studying for GCSEs, A Levels, BTECs or any other course preparing them for higher level study. For more information click here.




Short Online Creative Courses - UCA

- Open to Year 9
- Resources required: Internet enabled device. All other resources will be posted to students free of charge
- Deadline for applications: 15 February 2021


Taking place over four weeks, these free courses are an exciting opportunity for students to learn new creative skills and develop a portfolio. Students can choose from:
Printmaking and Collage: Saturday 06, 13, 20 and 27 March 2021, 1.00pm - 3.00pm 
Creative Crafting: Saturday 06, 13, 20 and 27 March 2021, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Information Design: Saturday 06, 13, 20 and 27 March 2021, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Creative Writing: Saturday 06, 13, 20 and 27 March 2021, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Product Design: Saturday 06, 13, 20 and 27 March 2021, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Experimental Printmaking: Sunday 07, 14, 21, 28 March 2021, 10.00am - 12.00pm 



Spring Term Work Experience
Ages 12-18 | 'Live Online' or In-Person at UCL

Our ground-breaking Spring Term career experiences are now available in 20 of the world's most desirable careers. Students can attend either 'Live Online' before Easter or in-person at UCL later in April.

Places are highly limited. Register now



There is an opportunity for students who live in Kent and Medway who have predicted or actual GCSE grade 6 in Maths, English and Science, to apply for virtual work experience programmes taking place in February 2021.

If you are in Years 10, 11, 12 or 13 with career aspirations in one of the clinical fields above please read the following options available to you:


• Students in year 10, 11, 12 or 13 who have predicted or actual GCSE grade 6 in Maths, English and Science are welcome to apply for the Allied Health Professions (AHP’s) or Nursing work experience programme.

• Students in Year 11 or 12 who have predicted or actual GCSE grade 6 in Maths, English and Science are welcome to apply for the Medicine Work Experience Programme.

Each programme is spread over two weeks. They include around 10 hours of activity which you can fit around other obligations that you have. There are live webinars but once they have taken place a recording will be available to watch.

Programme Dates:

• The Medicine virtual work experience programme: 8th February - 19th of February

• The Nursing and Allied Health Professions virtual work experience programme: 15th February - 26th of February.

Applications can be made to ‘SpringPod’ using the links supplied below: 




The deadline date is this Friday, so it does need a quick turnaround.



We’re back for another Digital Cities Virtual on Tuesday 26 January and this could be the best yet!

Each month we’ve been exploring different areas of the creative industry, getting tips and advice and career insights from those in the know. This month it’s all about immersive technology and visual effects.

We have FOUR sessions (scroll down) throughout the day starting with a run through of the BBC's new immersive sound production tool 'Audio Orchestrator'. Next we'll sit down with a cup of tea and a sarny while we talk with the VFX producer that works on Doctor Who! We talk to the team behind The Mandalorian, Disney's latest Star Wars series, The Third Floor and lastly the BBC Blue Room with go through the latest artificial intelligence, augmented reality and immersive sound tech.

Some important information:- These sessions are delivered over Zoom.

  • They are live events that won't be recorded so you can't watch them later.
  • Once registered you'll receive a confirmation email with a link and password to access the webinars.
  • Please do not share the link with anyone under 16 years old.
  • Under 16s must attend with an adult present.
  • You can share the links with parents / guardians.
  • Please read the attached privacy notice for BBC Young Reporter events before registering.

Create your own surround sound with Audio Orchestrator, 10:00 - 10:45

The Audio Team at BBC Research & Development have been developing new ways to create and broadcast immersive sound for as many people as possible, and give a surround sound experience without the expense. You’ll be shown how to use the Audio Orchestrator that’s been trialed on audio drama and music and then be able to create your own. Please note this session is for ages 16+ only.

Lunchtime Chat with BBC's Doctor Who VFX producer, 12:15 - 13:00

Join Pete Levy, the VFX producer from Doctor Who’s production team as he talks about how he started in the industry – from HM Forces to TV - and give you his tips and training advice. Pete has worked on the last two series of Doctor Who and various other shows such as Black Mirror and high profile BBC Natural History series.

The Third Floor visualization studio webinar, 14:00 - 14:45

 The Third Floor, Inc. have combined forces with The Mandalorian, teamed up with Netflix for Jingle Jangle and worked wonders on Wonder Woman 1984, and now revealing their tips of the trade to BBC Young Reporters! The team will talk about how creative, technical and production roles work together to create films and series that you know and love. They have some great content from their work on The Mandalorian and more ready to show you!

AI, augmented reality and immersive sound tech demos, 17:00 - 17:45

The BBC Blue Room showcases the best of BBC content and technology. Normally these sessions are for staff only, but for BBC Young Reporters, they have THREE exciting demos for you focused on artificial intelligence, augmented reality and immersive sound.

REGISTER www.bbc.co.uk/youngreporter FOR YOUR ZOOM LINKS

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STEM & Medical Sciences Work Experience
Ages 12-18 | 'Live Online' or In-Person at UCL

Architecture | Computer Science | Dentistry | Engineering | Investment Banking | Medicine | Psychology | Veterinary Medicine

Hands-on, immersive career experiences now available in 8 STEM-related industries.

Register now for a unique opportunity to work alongside experienced engineers, doctors, psychologists, vets and others this term. Students can choose to attend 'Live Online' before Easter or in-person later in April. Our in-person events have strict COVID measures in place.

Please share this email with students and parents so they can register now. 



Virtual Work Experience Programmes for Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health Professions (AHP’s)

Aspiring to be a doctor, nurse or AHP?  

There is an opportunity for students who live in Kent and Medway who have predicted or actual GCSE grade 6 in Maths, English and Science, to apply for virtual work experience programmes taking place in February 2021.

 If you are in Years 10, 11, 12 or 13 with career aspirations in one of the clinical fields above please read the following options available to you:


 •             Students in year 10, 11, 12 or 13 who have predicted or actual GCSE grade 6 in Maths, English and Science are welcome to apply for the Allied Health Professions (AHP’s) or Nursing work experience programme.

 •             Students in Year 11 or 12 who have predicted or actual GCSE grade 6 in Maths, English and Science are welcome to apply for the Medicine Work Experience Programme.

 Each programme is spread over two weeks.  They include around 10 hours of activity which you can fit around other obligations that you have. There are live webinars but once they have taken place a recording will be available to watch.

 Programme Dates:

 •             The Medicine virtual work experience programme:  8th February - 19th of February

•             The Nursing and Allied Health Professions virtual work experience programme: 15th February - 26th of February.

 Applications can be made to ‘SpringPod’ using the links supplied below:





Further information on work experience for students who are aiming to study medicine at university. You might find the below useful:

 Guidance on gaining work experience during lockdown from the Medical Schools Council (MSC)

 Feel free to email futuredoctors@kmms.ac.uk if you have any questions.


  • Best British Film 
  • Best International Film 
  • Best Local Film (London and the South East region) 
  • Best Student Film 
  • Best Art Design 
  • Best Animation of character 
  • Best Sound 



2 day Virtual Careers fair from Royal Television Society - https://rts.org.uk/event/rts-virtual-careers-fair-2021



Spring Term Work Experience
Ages 12-18 | 'Live Online' or In-Person at UCL

Enhance your future today. Our ground-breaking Spring Term career experiences are now available in 20 of the world's most desirable careers. Students can attend either 'Live Online' before Easter or in-person at UCL later in April.



We are delighted to announce an extensive schedule of immersive career experience programmes for ages 12-18 this term. Your students will: 

  • Work alongside experienced professionals in live simulations, role-plays and seminars
  • Network with senior doctors, engineers, lawyers, psychologists, artists, filmmakers, UN staff, investment bankers and many more
  • Gain life-changing, interactive career experiences to advance their future

Students can attend either 'Live Online' before Easter or in-person at UCL later in April. In-person programmes will take place with strict COVID measures in place. 

Places are highly limited. Please register now.

 Spring Term work experience


 Dear partnership champions

 This email comes with warmest wishes for the new year and the challenges it brings. I will keep this brief. I have pasted the calendar for this half term below and this week I would appreciate your help in promoting the following activity: 


  • Please share details of a webinar with Justin Cochrane England U16 Football Head Coach taking place next Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 4.30pm. During the webinar Justin will speak about his life, career and inspirations.  Please do share the attached flyer within students and ask them to click here for full details and to sign up.  
  • A reminder that the 'Our Shared Isolation' art collaboration will launch later this month - your Head of Art is coordinating this at your school but I wanted to share the guide and timetable attached. 
  • EKST calendar of activity January and February 2021

Tuesday 12 January 

4 - 5pm

Maths Cluster


A Purland, Spires 

Wednesday 13 January 

4.30 - 5.30pm

Student talk: Making a Positive Impact with Justin Cochrane U16 England Football coach


J Cochrane 

Tuesday 19 January 

4 - 5.30pm

Management Group 


L Millard

Wednesday 20 January 

4 - 5pm 

Art cluster 


L Tucker, St As 

Wednesday 20 January 


MFL cluster group 


Hester, Kings

Thursday 21 January 


DofE cluster


H Capon

Tuesday 26 January 

4 - 6pm

Pastoral training afternoon with Tina Rae- Anxiety 


A McKean, St Eds

Wednesday 10 February 

4 - 6pm

TeachMeet -  details to be confirmed when speaker confirmed



Wednesday 10 February 


English Cluster 


C Webb, Spires





Springpod offers virtual work experience that is free for students (and always will be!) which students can complete at time that suits them - receiving a certificate straight from the employer at the end.

To help as many students as possible walk away from 2021 with a form of work experience that is both recognised and valued by employers and universities, I wanted to make sure your students were aware of these 3 opportunities with the NHS in Kent and Medway (for which applications will be closing soon) so that they don't miss out!

The free virtual work experience programmes all take place in February and last two weeks each. They’ll involve St Anselm's Catholic School students (virtually) meeting NHS professionals, allowing them to ask questions and learn about their day to day work. They’ll also complete work assignments which will be marked and returned to them.
Student’s will receive an NHS Virtual Work Experience certificate directly from the Kent and Medway NHS Trusts. This certificate is something they can use in both their CVs and personal statements - I can see this being a big attraction for a lot of schools!

Anyway, so they can get the full information and apply, please send the links below to any students you think would benefit!

They are as follows:

NHS Allied Health Professional Virtual Work Experience (Years 10, 11, 12 and 13) - Applications closing January 22nd 2021

NHS Medicine Virtual Work Experience (Years 11 and Year 12) - Applications closing  January 22nd 2021

NHS Nursing Virtual Work Experience (Years 10, 11, 12 and 13) - Applications closing  January 22nd 2021




Year 12 students at St Anselm's Catholic School are invited to apply for Vodafone’s Innovators Virtual Work Experience Programme.

Vodafone UK, are a great British technology success story. They were the first company to make a mobile phone call in the UK and the first to introduce text messaging. Now they’re launching a virtual work experience programme for the next generation of technology innovators.

Students will join Vodafone for a week-long virtual work experience programme during February half term where they’ll design their own ‘Internet of Things’ connected device!

During the week students will attend (virtually) a series of live webinars, panel discussions, learning content, and team workshops. They learn about the variety of business areas involved in launching a new product including Technology, Digital, Marketing and Consumer. They’ll also access workshops to develop essential employability skills and careers awareness to set you up for success.

The programme is completely free for students and they’ll receive a certificate for their CVs. Please encourage your year 12 students to get their applications in early!



The My Future Kent & Medway live stream is this Friday 4th December at  5:30 – 7pm. Students, parents, teachers and anyone else interested can watch on the day or on-demand thereafter. The summary event programme attached has registration link and can be shared with students and parents/carers

 If watching as group in school, school staff member should register, if students or parents/carers watching at home/on their own, they should register individually for My Future Kent & Medway, scrolling to the bottom of the webpage. 

 Students, parents and carers can interact with over 40 contributors from apprenticeship providers, careers advisers, apprentices, local colleges, universities and employer representatives through the ‘live chat’ function.



Kent choices presentation from Anne Cameron, Career's advisor

Careers presentation


Student opportunities: 
Please encourage students to visit our 'STUDENTS' tab on the website where all the creative wellbeing, connecting and careers focused opportunities for students are listed. 


 Central Film School's "Focused on Filmmaking" November programme and teachers guide.

If  your school has any students who are interested, they can sign up for the free 'Focused on Filmmaking' course here: https://centralfilmschool.com/focused/

 The Central Film School also hosts drop-in sessions that can be booked online, either as a group or an individual, each session is 30mins long (so if anyone books 2 tickets they can have a full hour). For teachers or students to book a session to speak with the school about Filmmaking or Screenwriting, please go to: https://centralfilmschool.com/bookspeaktous/




Do you want to discover your potential, explore places you have never been to before and experience unique opportunities you wouldn’t have anywhere else? Highlighting our London and Greater London Units, join our Virtual Royal Naval Reserve Experience on Tuesday 24th November and hear directly from the teams about life in the Reserve. Shining a light on HMS President and HMS Wildfire, the bases will be discussing the adventures, challenges, rewards and benefits you could experience as one of them. This is your chance to get a taste of life in the Reserve and what it can offer you.




We will be holding a Virtual Taster Day for our Maths Degrees at the University of Kent on Saturday 21st November and it is open to any students studying A Level Maths.  Please could you promote this to your Year 12 & 13 students?  A flyer is attached and more information can be found here https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/mathstasterday/ and applications can be made via this page.

 We hope to welcome (virtually) some of your students to our event.  If you or your students ever have any queries about our degrees or applying to Kent then please email smsasugadmissions@kent.ac.uk for any help and advice.


MATHS AND ACTURIAL SCIENCE VIRTUAL TASTER DAYhttps://blogs.kent.ac.uk/mathstasterday/



Airbus’ ‘Aerospace Virtual Work Experience’ is for Year 10 - 13 students. It involves around 10 hours of activities that students can complete at a time that suits them. The free virtual work experience lasts for one week and would involve Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership students (virtually) meeting a variety of team members working in areas anywhere from space to civil aviation. They’ll also learn about sustainability and manufacturing and they’ll complete work and assignments to get an understanding of what life at Airbus is like. Student’s will receive a certificate directly from Airbus themselves, which is something they can use in both their CVs and personal statements.  To get the full information and apply, send the link below to any students you think would benefit, whilst places last! 



These are designed to support students who are currently in the process of applying to university and all sessions are free to attend and take place outside of school time, either in evenings or during the half term week.

Personal Statement Webinars These webinars provide guidance about how to write a great personal statement, with an opportunity for students to ask questions afterwards.

  • Tuesday 20th October, 6-7pm
  • Tuesday 27th October, 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday 27th October, 6-7pm

 Personal Statement Support Sessions These virtual drop-in sessions provide an opportunity for students to get personalised support & feedback in relation to their personal statement. They can show drafts of their personal statement and get feedback during the session.

  • Every Wednesday from 4th November to 2nd December (inclusive), 4.30-6.30pm
  • Please note, although these sessions take place weekly, only one session will be available to book at a time on our website.

 In addition to these drop in sessions, students are also able to send us drafts of their personal statement to receive feedback via email. They can do this by emailing us at PSsupport@canterbury.ac.uk.

 Students can view further details about these sessions and book their place via our webinar page: www.canterbury.ac.uk/sce-webinars




Following the postponement of many of the large-scale Higher Education fairs earlier this year, a series of virtual exhibitions will be taking place over the coming weeks and months where Canterbury Christ Church University will be exhibiting at a number of these events.  Most of them take place between 10 – 4pm so students may have to access them during their lunch break or just after school. As always you can contact me with any questions or support your need.

Don’t forget we can help with personal statements too, just email PSsupport@canterbury.ac.uk

Your students will be able to speak to us, along with many other universities at the following events:

Fri 16th October – UCAS (Biological & Physical Sciences)



Fri 23rd & Sat 24th October – UCAS (Social Sciences, Humanities & Teaching)


Mon 2nd & Tue 3rd November – UCAS (Maths, Engineering & Computing)


Wed 4th November – UK University Search (London, South East & the Home Counties)


Fri 13th & Sat 14th November – UCAS (Creative Subjects)




Medic Mentor a non profit national organisation have offered KCSP 50 fully funded places for the upcoming medical conferences weekend to support students in years 10-12 in pursing a career in Medicine and/or the Veterinary profession.

The conferences, run by Doctors and Vets will cover:-What it's like to be a Doctor or Vet,-Perspectives from recent successful and current applicants,-CV building,-Gaining work experience,-Medical personal statements, Medical school interview,-How to access medical awards, prizes, leadership programes,as well as a scholarship to study at university

Upcoming conference dates are as follows:

Get into Medicine: Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 10th October

Get into Veterinary:Saturday 21st November

Click on the link below and enter the funding code kencatholicschools this will remove the registration fee (£50).  Any students wishing to attend both conferences will need to add both conferences to their basket and then apply the funding code.





The webinar is completely free and is for students 15+ who are thinking about or currently applying to medical school.

Title: The Medical School Personal statement, Host: Dr April Diviney, Date: Wednesday 30th Sept 7pm.

Education Projects Group


Students of Years’ 11, 12 & 13 may be interested in applying for the Virtual University Fair on the 4th November which we have been made aware of by UK University Search.  You will need to sign up to it independently, the details of how to do this and what is on offer is below:

 This is just a quick email to remind you about our upcoming UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair on Wednesday 4 November from 12:00-18:00. The event is free, it will feature over 80 universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers, and it's open to students in Year 13, 12 and 11. 

 UK University & Apprenticeship search



Where education meets industry

As we prepare for the start of a new academic year,
Pearson Business School is excited to be hosting the brand-new Enterprise Festival Virtual Series!

The aim of these free online series is to grow the collaboration between education and industry through exploring, debating and sharing knowledge about relevant business-related topics.

Our EDU events are aimed at school and college students and are a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their understanding of the fundamentals of business

For more information click here:-

The Enterprise Festival




We have been made aware of a number of weekend work experience programmes being offered by a company called InvestIN. Participants can enrol on programmes for a wide variety of careers such as  Vet, Publisher, Doctor, Lawyer, Music producer and many more.

There is a cost associated but for further detail please click here:- 




ASPIRATIONS AND TRANSITIONS: Summer online mentoring


 Join anytime in July to early August to benefit from this fantastic opportunity.

SIGN UP HERE - https://www.tfaforms.com/4834989

 Here at Canterbury Christ Church University we are very excited to offer you the opportunity to sign up to our summer mentoring programme: Aspirations and Transitions

 This 12 week programme aims to support you to consider your future options over the summer period, and to transition back to school and face to face learning.

 Online Mentoring:

  • 12 weeks on the Brightside digital platform to exchange written messages with a current university student as your mentor 
  • A chance to learn useful study skills and get advice from someone who has been in your position
  • Learn about career and education pathways that you might want to take
  • Build confidence and develop new skills


 Join this great summer opportunity now and SIGN UP HERE - https://www.tfaforms.com/483498

SUCCESS AT SCHOOL: Accountancy, Banking & Finance Careers

Please click here to view an email from Success for Schools with lots of fantastic information for students seeking a career in Accounting, Banking of Finance!

Success for Schools: Careers in Accountancy, Financing and Banking

PARTICIPATE KENT: Free webinars for young people.

The Education People are offering a series of free webinars for young people in July 2020.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the government measures to stop the spread of the virus, the Engagement Officers have been unable to deliver face-to-face sessions to young people in school.

This has meant that many young people have missed out on this valuable information, advice and guidance. The Education People have decided to compliment the school’s careers and transition work with virtual delivery of live webinars.

 Young people can join from their home or you can utilise these live webinars within the school day. All webinars will start at 2.30pm and last up to one hour. Cameras and microphones for the young people will automatically be turned off. However, young people may ask questions through the chat facility.

 To book your place, click on a session below:

 One registration for each young person.

Please feel free to share our PDF adverts attached to promote to your young people and their families (either promoting all webinars or targeting as appropriate). Please speak with an Engagement Officer for more information.


We have received the following notice from Canterbury Christchurch:

We are delighted to share with you that tutors from Canterbury Christ Church University’s Centre for Language and Linguistics are hosting a fantastic virtual opportunity for your students, which is completely free to attend. The event will focus on how the right kind of knowledge of language and communication can support their development, both within the world of work and their studies.

 The virtual event is taking place on Wednesday 10th June, 11:00-13:00

 Students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of online workshops, covering key aspects of language and communication such as Personal Statements/Application Letters, Cultural Barriers and Workplace Communication. There will also be the chance to speak to current Canterbury Christ Church University students about their experience.

 There is also a great opportunity for accompanying teachers to be involved in a Q&A with our tutors to discuss the implications of the material and contribute ideas for future events.

 Whilst the day is led by the Centre for Language and Linguistics, linked to its BA English Language course, students and staff from any subject area are welcome to attend. The virtual event is ideal for current year 12 and 13 students; however, year 10 and 11 students are also invited to attend. Please see the attached document for the full event schedule.

 We would love for you to share this opportunity with your students and associated teachers, each of whom can book onto the event by visiting our web page below and completing the relevant booking form. Those who complete the form will receive a confirmation with further information about how to join the virtual event.

 Booking Link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/campaign/you-can-go-to-university


As we are now in Term 6, it is looking very likely that Year 10 Work Experience will  sadly have to be cancelled. We appreciate how disappointing this will be for some of you.  

With this in mind, we have been made aware of the following resource - a virtual work experience, which is taking place this week and started yesterday.  

If you click on the following link and start on the tab that says 'Monday' you will see some quizzes and lessons, which may be of help to you when planning your career and will give you something to talk about for work experience on your Sixth Form, College and University personal statements.  

As we understand it, there will be new content uploaded every day this week.

Here is the link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-10/work-experience/

Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Webinar

Interested in a career in helping people? The I See The Difference team are hosting their first ever FREE webinar series on Careers in Allied Health.

Click here to register for our webinars

AHPs are healthcare specialists who provide treatment and rehabilitation to patients. They work directly with patients, where they can really see the difference they make to people’s everyday lives – relieving their pain and helping them stay independent.

We are bringing you some great content on health careers to share with pupils considering their options. Join us as we explore the benefits of careers in professions such as:
• Podiatry
• Therapeutic radiography
• Orthoptics
• Prosthetics and orthotics
Our amazing Outreach Officers, Rachel Middleton, George Lock, Emily Farrell, Michelle Tyler, Chris Jefferson and Kimberley Atkinson, will be hosting a range of webinars to introduce you to 15 allied health professions.

This is a great opportunity to help provide further knowledge, resources and information about these amazing health careers. If you want to find out more and are a career advisor, teacher, parent, career changer, or student – please register for our FREE webinars through the link below.

Click here to register for our webinars





The 'I see the difference' website which has been sent to us from Canterbury Christchurch University is a great source of information for anyone looking at allied health careers, it's probably one of the best out there for students on the lookout for advice.



Please see the following information from Success for Schools:

With the support of our sponsor JP Morgan, we are creating a guide to help parents and carers steer their children through the confusing world of careers choices. From university and apprenticeships to work experience and gap years, our guide has it all.

The full guide will be out next academic year - but we wanted to share a preview version to help you as lock down continues. 

Parents can access a preview of this information by signing up to the Success for Schools mailing list.  Please click the following link for access to the booklet: 



The School and College Engagement team at Canterbury Christ Church University deliver a range of activities to help school and college students. As we are currently unable to do this in person, we are pleased to bring you a range of online resources, including live interactive webinars, to continue to support students that wish to attend university.

These resources are free to access:https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/campaign/you-can-go-to-university



PwC's employability skills toolkit includes a number of programmes on technology, financial literacy, and wellbeing. Each lesson pack comes with a lesson plan, a facilitator guide and a presentation. It also contains links to resources such as our free to access Employability Hub and interactive e-learns, which provide an insight and some hints and tips into selection/assessment tools that firms like PwC are using.  To access them, please click on the link below:

Click here


Anyone looking to increase their skills (particularly for boosting UCAS applications) or research careers might find the following websites of interest:

The first is an online learning centre, where you can join a course free for 8 weeks. They have lots of weird and wonderful subjects on offer:


 The second is a career related website, which is supported by universities and colleges in the South West of England, but the information on there is relevant  and there are quizzes and worksheets.



Success for Schools Careers Advice have sent us some fantastic resources for anyone looking to start a career in Construction.  From building and bricklaying to surveying and achitecture - they have advice for everyone and some excellent worksheets to complete.  Please clock here for the details:
Careers in Construction


Speakers for schools have launched a Virtual Talks programme and ask that we share it with you all.  From next week, we will be offering free livestreamed talks from some of the UK’s top leading figures. You will be able to hear masterclasses and interviews from speakers from across: business, arts, academia, media and more. Speakers will be sharing their own stories and expertise on a variety of subjects.

 Upcoming talks include:

  • Paul Williams, Producer, BBC Natural History Unit will give insights to students on the work of a Wildlife Producer for TV. He will explore with KS3+ students what it takes to make a nature programme and how they do it
  • David Morrissey, Actor and Director will give a short introduction to his career and journey, then KS4-5 will be given the opportunity to submit questions for David to answer!
  • Baroness Natalie Bennett, Former Leader of the Green Party will talk with KS3 students about the environment and what we can do to reduce plastic usage and waste.

To access the full schedule of talks; click here


We have received some fantastic information from the RAF regarding their programme to become a Student Nurse.   For more information, please click here

MAGNOX (Nuclear Electric) Apprenticeships

We have been made aware that Magnox (Nuclear Electric) are offering the following apprenticeships: 
Nuclear Worker, Nuclear Operative, Health Physics Monitor, Installation Electrician, Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician.  The deadline has been extended to May 4th 2020.

For full detail and to apply, please click here


We have received the following details from the Canterbury Festival regarding their Young Musician Bursary Award.  

The award is up to £2000 and goes to a young musician living in Kent with a final during Canterbury Festival, October 2020.  

For an application form, please email Charlotte@canterburyfestival.co.uk
For more information on the Bursary and last year’s winner:    Click hereor 


Showan Hydraulics in Barham are seeking an apprentice fitter and have sent us the following information:

We require a hardworking, honest and reliable person who is looking for a career in engineering/fitting.
Job includes stripping and assembling hydraulic cylinders and other hydraulic components>
As an apprentice you will be required to attend college one day a week, a trainee fitter will not be required to attend college.

 Hours 8am – 5pm = 40 hours a week plus some Saturdays mornings
Apprentice minimum wage/fitter wage based on experience

Telephone or email Jonathan for more details:
01227 832000


Please click on the button below to see information on Degree Apprenticeships in Business from Pearson College London:

Business Degree Apprenticeships



Engineering Taster Week is an educational and enjoyable event intended to provide the attendees with experience of real world engineering. Attending students will embark on a challenging week-long project intended to develop their team working skills, leadership qualities and engineering expertise. We aim to provide an insight into the engineering that goes on locally at the BAE Systems Rochester site, as well as providing valuable skills and experience that will serve the participants well in future applications and endeavours. Additionally, the experience is an opportunity to learn more about the variety of future careers within STEM. It will help all students learn about the different paths to a career in the sector and opportunities that are available within the company; including post-secondary apprenticeships, placements, internships, and post-graduate opportunities. For an insight into Engineering Taster Week and the opportunities it offers, please refer to our website which contains a helpful video that we encourage you to show to eligible students.

 Engineering Taster Week 2020 will be the sixteenth consecutive event at Rochester. Over the years the week has proven to be a resounding success. Engineering Taster Week will be run twice in 2020, from 6th to 10th July 2020, and 13th to 17th July 2020.

 Due to the limited number of places available and the popularity of the event, there is a formal application process. Students are encouraged to apply promptly once the application form opens as the event is being advertised to many schools and organisations in both the local and surrounding area. The application window opens on 27th January 2020 until the closing date of 16th April 2020, and all applications can be made from the Engineering Taster Week webpage: CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY



Channel Commercials (Ashford) are seeking Commercial Vehicle Technician Apprenticeships.  For further information about the apprenticeship and what it entails, please see the manufacturers website on the button below:


Channel Commercials would prefer online applications directly to their website, please click here:





FREE EVENT INVITATION: Health Careers Information Evening at Salomons Institute, Tunbridge Wells - Wednesday 25th March 2020 between 5pm & 7pm

We would like to invite your students interested in a career in Health and Social Care, to attend a Health Careers Information Evening.  This FREE event is due to be held at the Salomon’s Institute at Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday 25th March 2020 between 5pm & 7pm.  Registration will open at 4.45pm in the Reception area of the Salomon’s Institute. This is an ideal way to learn about the health courses taught at Canterbury Christ Church University as we limit the number of bookings to ensure that each person attending has time to talk to academics and current students, as well as listening to relevant talks about finance.

 Run in association with the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust,  find out about careers in healthcare, public health and social care and speak to course tutors.  Learn about course and apprenticeship options, explore different careers within the NHS and find out more about financing your degree. 

Please see attached the flyer for this event. 

 Those individuals who are keen on attending should register for this FREE event at the following link. Please note booking will not open until 12th February 2020:


 If you are interested in bringing a school group along to this event; then please contact health.events@canterbury.ac.uk to discuss further arrangements.

Please feel free to disseminate this message to colleagues who may be interested in the event.


Avante Care and Support are offering apprenticeships in the care and hospitality sectors.  They have sent us the following information:
Pay: £8.72 per hour
Duration: a minimum of 18 months (20% study required)
On completion of this apprenticeship you will receive a Diploma in Care
Age: Our apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 and above
Advantages of doing an apprenticeship:
 - Gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the care industry
 - Hands on training will help you to gain more confidence
 - You can earn while you learn
 - Learn new skills
Complete a nationally recognised qualification

 MEDSTART4U TASTER DAYS 2020 - East Kent Hospitals Trust

East Kent Hospitals Trust are offering a number of Taster Days at their hospitals for Year 11 and 12 students that are considering becoming a doctor in Medicine.

The dates are as follows:

  • Friday 5 June 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate
  • Tuesday 30 June 2020 at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
  • Friday 17 July 2020 at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury

   For full details and to register, please click here

Application deadline 20th Jan 2020
The University of Kent is pleased to announce the return of the Bright Ideas project for Year 12 students who are interested in applying for medicine. The programme is completely free to participants (including lunch, travel costs and a summer residential!). It's a great opportunity to explore the role of a doctor, to complete a research project with the help of current medical students and to learn more about the application process and life at medical school. 

 Students should be studying Biology and/or Chemistry at A-level or equivalent. We are keen to widen participation to medicine and therefore priority will be given to students who meet certain criteria. For more information visit https://data.heat.ac.uk/event/apply/university-of-kent/brightideas

 The deadline for applications is midday, Monday 20th January 2020. 

INSPIRING WOMEN IN LAW EVENT: Thurs 6th Feb 2020To mark the centenary of women's entry into the legal profession, Canterbury Christchurch University is hosting an event where four successful and inspiration women speakers share their thoughts, view and their respective journeys into and through law.  From diverse backgrounds, the speakers provide a holistic and inclusive picture of 'women in law'.  There will be a Q&A session giving opportunity for further lively discussion.  This event is open to students of CCCU, students of UKC, members of the Kent Law Society, local law firms and the general public as well as Sixth Form students considering a career in law.  Spaces are limited, so booking is essential. 

Please email emmapalmer@whitehead-monckton.co.uk  to book.

Speakers: Stephanie Boyce, Deputy VP of the Law Society, Professor Susan Millns, Professor of Law and Dean of Graduate college at CCCU, Pero Ramadan, Mature Graduate - LLB with honours, CCCU, Sally Penni - Founder of Women in Law.


Students are invited to join academic staff and undergraduate students from Kent Law School at the University of Kent for a Virtual Open Day, live streamed on YouTube this Saturday at 1pm.  To access the event, please click here:
Kent Law School Virtual Open Day 
The event should be of interest to any students who are considering studying Law at university
, as viewers will get to hear about the content and structure of an undergraduate law degree and hear the experience of current students. We are also encouraging viewers to get involved by asking their own questions of the Law School lecturers and students through the live chat that will be accompanying the event.

Kent Law School is highly ranked and regarded law school, based within the 300 acre Canterbury campus of the University of Kent. Kent is ranked in the top 20 for law in each of the three major UK league tables, as well as 51st in the world for law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by Subject. We have a multi-award winning pro-bono Law Clinic which enables students to help assist real clients under the supervision of qualified lawyers, and a critical approach to law which encourages students to discuss and debate the role and impact of law, enhancing an already fascinating subject and developing a wealth of skills to help students succeed in their future careers.

Please feel welcome to contact me if you or your students have any questions about the Virtual Open Day, or about studying Law at the University of Kent.


For any students interested in pursuing a career in Policing, please see the following letter and flyer from the Director of Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Director of Policing - Letter - October 2019
Policing at CCCU - Flyer


The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a charity that runs a range of completely free of charge programmes for high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds.  Young people in Year 12 interested in Accountancy and Buisness, Banking and Finance, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Digital can apply for the Aspiring Professionals Programme (APP) Residential Internship in summer 2020.  If this is something that you would like to apply for, please see Mrs Ireland for further details.    The deasline for applications is Wednesday 18th December 2019.


Kreston Reeves Accountants are seeking to promote our Trainee Accountant apprenticeship positions which are currently open across their offices.  These are fantastic opportunities for any students who may be interested in pursuing a career in accountancy.  Students will study either the ACCA or CFAB qualification, depending on their office location.  More information about our training can be found on their website here.


InvestIn are offering immersive half day sessions for 12-14 year olds interested in pursuing a career in Law, Investment Banking, Medicine and Engineering.  For further information and cost, please click here.

If you are considering making an application to the University of Oxford, please look at this website which provides details of UNIQ Spring & Summer Schools designed for Year 12 students from state schools to support their Oxford applications.

CAREERMAG - A FREE MAGAZINE FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTSCareermag provides helpful information to students and parents regarding university courses, apprenticeships, careers and qualifications along with tops on a range of topics such as employability skills and CV writing.   It's free to subscribe if you are interested:



Students that would like to earn whilst they learn may be interested in the range of Degree Apprenticeships being offered by Morrisons Supermarkets.  Courses are offered in the fields of Retail, Corporate, Logistics and manufacturing.  Please click here for further details.






Various dates in Autumn 2019
InvestIn offer Career Experience Programmes for some of the most sought-after careers in the world: Medicine, Law, Investment Banking, Engineering, Journalism, Architecture and many more.  The days take place at UCL and Manchester University and are attended by industry professionals.  There is a cost of usually £135 per student.  Click here for full details of the programmes on offer.


Thursday 18th April 2019
An email has been sent to all Year 13 students to make them aware of the above workshop run by the Engineering Development Trust which takes place in Central London on the 18th April.  Students will learn how to develop their CV's, prepare for future interviews and learn about Psychometric Testing and Assessment Centres.  The workshop costs £60.00 and students that are interested should email the workshop organiser, Nicola Harris on N.Harris@etrust.org.uk


ST ANSELM'S CAREERS FAIR - SPORTS HALL, WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH 2019We are very proud to be hosting our Careers Fair on Wednesday 27th March in conjunction with Education Business Partnership, Kent.  With over 50 stands including national companies and organisations such as Lloyds Bank, BAE Systems, NHS, Kent Police, The Law Society, Royal Navy, Pfizer as well as a range of higher education providers such as Hadlow College, British Institute of Modern Music, this fair offers a unique opportunity for our students to learn more about a huge range of careers, seek advice from the experts and learn how to prepare for opportunities.
For the student passport to the Fair, please click here

Applications are now open for our 2019 Easter School programme.  The Easter Schools are for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are interested in pursuing creative subjects when progressing on to college or university and are a great opportunity to start building work for a portfolio.  Easter Schools will run from Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April across all of our campuses.  The deadline for equal consideration is 22nd March 2019.  Apply here

Apollo Motor Group are seeking three Apprentices at their Dover location; CT17 0HL.  Start date to be towards the end of this academic year (2018-19):

Vehicle Paint Refinisher Apprentice:  Person Specification Apply here
Vehicle Parts Consultant Apprentice Person Specification Apply here
Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Apprentice Person Specification

Apply here

 For further information, please go to 



MedStart4U offers invaluable opportunities for Year 11 and 12 students to gain visits and experience in East Kent Hospitals.  For many young people a potential barrier when applying for Medicine is a lack of relevant Work Experience, this scheme is a local solutions designed and provided by the NHS.  
MedStart4U & MedStart Plus 2019 Parent Letter
MedStart4u & MedStart Plus 2019 Poster



The Extraordinary Technologies Of The Modern Jet Engine
Dr Mike Percival, Global Head of Manufacturing Engineering at Rolls-Royce, will discuss some of the extraordinary technologies which make a modern jet engine work. From hollow titanium fan blades with an internal girder structure, to turbine blades which operate in gas above their own melting temperature and are each made of a single crystal of nickel.

He will also discuss how they assure the safety of their products, and the contribution made by all branches of “STEM”.

If you are interested in attending this course, please see Miss Penfold or Mrs Day as soon as possible.