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CAREERS   NEWSLETTER    

2017-­‐18

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  mgw@bablake.coventry.sch.uk  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.  


INFO CENTRE  

 

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)  

   

PHOTOGRAPHS

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  

GAP YEARS  

Should I  take  a  gap  year?  

gap360.com/guide

STAR WEBSITE   Which?  University  

schoolleavers.milkround.com www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk   resources.amazingapprenticeships.com/live-­‐broadcasts/   www.notgoingtouni.co.uk  

www.headstartcourses.org. investineducation.co.uk  

APPRENTICESHIPS/ SCHOOL  LEAVER  PROGRAMMES  

www.unitasters.com

www.citb.co.uk goconstruct.org   www.women-­‐into-­‐construction.org   shapingyourworld.co.uk  

TASTER COURSES  

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.  

 

@BablakeCareers


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  

SCHOOL  INFO  

 

Who directs  the  movie  of  your  life?   YOU  do,  of  course.   It’s  your  life!                

Mr  Mark  Woodward    

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Bablake Careers Circular - Issue 7 (17-18)  

Fortnightly term-time newsletter from Bablake's Careers department.

Bablake Careers Circular - Issue 7 (17-18)  

Fortnightly term-time newsletter from Bablake's Careers department.