THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1ST From 6pm
ISSUE 7 – Friday 19 January 2018
2018 promises to be an exciting year for all Bablake students, especially those sitting public examinations and relishing exciting options beyond A level or GCSE. We look forward to assisting all our students with guidance for these decisions.
2018 BABLAKE CAREERS CONVENTION
Our biennial Careers Convention takes place on Thursday 1 February between 6pm and 8.30/ 9pm. This is a chance for pupils from our 2nd year upwards, together with their parents, to talk to a broad range of delegates -‐ many of whom will be former pupils – about an exciting array of options after GCSE and/or A levels. We are delighted to be able to confirm the attendance of a broad range of universities, including Aberystwyth, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Coventry, Exeter, Falmouth and Huddersfield. We will also have the organiser of International Education week and information about apprenticeship schemes. We are still finalising the list of professions represented at this event and it would be very much appreciated if every Bablake family could p ersuade their current employer (or workforce) to provide a delegate for the event. Please see www.2morrow-‐2day.com/careers-‐convention.html for information about how to register as a delegate, or email email@example.com with the relevant contact details. Next week, we will go live with the list of d elegates already confirmed, but please n ote our cast list will be expanded up to Tuesday 30 January. ISSUE 8 of our Newsletter -‐ a CAREERS CONVENTION special -‐ will be published on Wednesday 31 January and, of course, we will issue a final programme on the evening itself. [We would ask the Upper Sixth to make every effort to attend and network on the evening despite it being Mock Exam week.]
KELLY’S PRODUCTIVITY TIPS
The Guardian asked interior designer and Dragons’ Den star Kelly Hoppen to identify how she was able to boost her productivity. Here is her list: • Play to your strengths • Declutter • Write a list • Self-‐belief is crucial • Take your time • Share your vision • To be a leader, you need to listen For pupils approaching decisions about options for GCSE and A level in particular and those sitting public examinations this year, some of Kelly’s tips may strike a chord, but don’t be afraid of creating your own list. Knowing the subjects you enjoy and excel at is very important, while taking time to assess pros and cons will help ensure intelligent decision-‐making. For those revising, there is no need to panic at a daunting to-‐do list; prioritising a few items daily/ weekly will help chip away at this list. Kelly Hoppen knew she could achieve her goal but needed people to support her vision. With guidance, Bablake pupils will also reach their targets. The Careers Department looks forward to sharing this journey! See http://bit.ly/2mUYeCF for the full article.
Since our last newsletter, we have gathered a vast amount of information from a broad range of employers and universities. Here is a brief summary of what has reached our inbox, so please note this is not a definitive list of every option available.
PROFESSIONS – General
Careers as a Buyer Law Careers Logistics Step Into The NHS Tomorrow’s Engineers
FOCUS ON… CONSTRUCTION Construction and The Built Environment Go Construct Women Into Construction Shape Your World (sponsored by Kier)
Unitasters (Excellent search tool for UK Universities: e.g. Aston… Business – 7 Feb; Medicine – 14 Feb.) Headstart (*Deadline nearing*) InvestIN Education (Cost c£130 – investment banking, journalism, law, medicine)
General Milkround School Leavers Rate My Apprenticeship Amazing Apprenticeships – Live Broadcasts Not Going To Uni Specific Aldi Amazon Daf IBM Lloyds Mitchells and Butlers Degree Apprenticeships Exeter University (Civil Eng./ Digital & Tech Solutions) Salford (Chartered Surveyor/ Health Care)
www.aldirecruitement.co.uk/apprentice www.amazon.jobs/apprentices www.daf-‐apprenticeships.co.uk ibm.com/jobs/uk www.lloydsbankinggrouptalent.com www.mbapprenticeships.co.uk www.exeter.ac.uk/degreeapprentice www.salford.ac.uk/higher-‐and-‐degree-‐ apprenticeships/programmes
Should I take a gap year?
STAR WEBSITE Which? University
schoolleavers.milkround.com www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk resources.amazingapprenticeships.com/live-‐broadcasts/ www.notgoingtouni.co.uk
APPRENTICESHIPS/ SCHOOL LEAVER PROGRAMMES
www.citb.co.uk goconstruct.org www.women-‐into-‐construction.org shapingyourworld.co.uk
www.cipsibuy.com www.lawcareers.net www.careersinlogistics.co.uk www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/careers/take-‐the-‐test www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/
We cannot praise the resources compiled by W hich? University highly enough – we give them top marks for clarity and independent/ balanced information. Their guides to both University (UK and Abroad) & Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are especially impressive and easily downloadable. See https://university.which.co.uk/ for more information.
INTERNATIONAL WEEK 2018
Bablake will be hosting the IE WEEK show on Wednesday 14 March
8.45am (5ths) 9.15am (Lower Sixth)
IN YOUR DIARY
THE THURSDAY CAREERS FORUM
FEEDBACK SESSION 9: Joel White – Trainee pilot We thank former pupil Joel White (Class of 2009) for an excellent, insightful talk about his ab initio training as a pilot at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy (caeoaa.com/) and wish him well for the final stages of his course. SESSION 10: The Perfect Covering Letter and CV Bablake’s Careers Department has led practical workshops with groups of 5th Year p upils who took part in our 2017 CV Challenge. Those pupils will be able to collect their individual applications next week -‐ advice will b e added on how to improve any future submissions. FORTHCOMING SESSIONS ND SESSION 11: BABLAKE CAREERS CONVENTION (2 YEARS AND ABOVE) -‐ Thursday 1 February (from 6pm)
SESSION 12: Alexandra Stevenson -‐ Legal Ambassador for Northumbria University – Thursday 8 February (1pm) We will be welcoming Alexandra Stevenson from Northumbria University to lead a session about its award-‐winning Law School, which houses a real courtroom, onsite law library, legal skills hub and law clinic. Please let us know Career areas you would like to discover more about, as we look to plan the rest of our Spring/ Summer programme. Please take advantage of these sessions to: • Confirm careers interests. • Expand your ideas. • Extend your curiosity. ‘What Next? What Career Live?’ (NEC) Friday 2/ Saturday 3 March (Free, but book tickets in advance) www.whatcareerlive.co.uk/birmingham/who-‐will-‐be-‐there ‘BEYOND BABLAKE’ WEEK (L6th) – Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July All Lower Sixth students should be planning their schedule for this week. CREST/ EPQ research, work placements and university open day/ taster day visits are all suitable plans for the week.
THOUGHT OF THE FORTNIGHT
Who directs the movie of your life? YOU do, of course. It’s your life!
Mr Mark Woodward
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Fortnightly term-time newsletter from Bablake's Careers department.