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Contents  New This Week!

 Careers Information  Jobs & Apprenticeships  Higher Education  Gap Years  Volunteering & Work experience

Careers Appointments We have careers appointments available via Moodle (Careers Zone) or email You can also drop in for a quick chat in the Careers Office within Cafe Max (drop in sessions available Monday and Tuesday) but if you want a longer session we advise you to book an appointment. To book an appointment, click here



Upcoming Events for the Autumn Term 

You will receive more information about these during tutorial and AIP.

Remember to check your student emails regularly!

December 2019 5th December —3Y1 Dyson Workshop (Room B13) OPEN TO: A LEVEL MATHS & STEM STUDENTS WHO HAVE A PREDICTED OR TARGET GRADE A OR ABOVE IN MATHS 5th December —Apprenticeship Talk January 2020 23rd January—Into University - Choosing a Course Workshop 27th January—Progress Review Day 3Y1/A2L3 30th January—UWE ‘Pathways at 18’


New this week!

UCAS Undergraduate

Apply open for 2020 Entry INTERNAL DEADLINE 2ND DECEMBER PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO ON-TIME APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNAL CHECKING AND PROCESSING. We cannot guarantee that applications received after this date will be submitted by the UCAS deadline of 15th January 2020 and therefore, they may not receive the same level of internal checking . Students have been offered a range of support through:    

Into University 1:1 Sessions Futures lessons UCAS Drop in Sessions Individual Personal Statement Appointments

We are a group of medical students from University of Bristol who formed a society called MedStart, a group which aims to help students learn about and apply to medicine. Our next event is:

A Day in the Life of‌ Sunday, 8th December: 10:15am–4pm. Room 3.31 Courts, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RJ This event involves presentations and interactions from medical students all the way up to consultants. It aims to gives MedStart students a detailed and authentic insight into how life would look if they decide medicine is the path for them, allowing them to ask lots of questions and learn about real-life experiences. Our event is designed for student who are still considering whether medicine is the right course for them as well a student that may be in the middle of their applications- everyone is welcome! Deadline to apply is Wednesday 30th November.


BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE OPEN DAY WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2019 12:00—17:00 Open Days are your opportunity to get a feel for what life is like at BU. See our facilities, discover more about our courses, and hear first-hand from current students and lecturers about life at BU. Join us for one of last events before the 15 January UCAS deadline. A smaller version of our Autumn Open Days, on the day you will still get to:    

Attend course talks by academic staff Talk to current students and staff Go on a tour of the campus with one of our student ambassadors and get to see inside one of our Halls of Residence Find out more about financing your studies, accommodation, student life and tips for your UCAS application.

The majority of our courses will be represented at our Talbot Campus. The following Health & Social Care courses will be represented at our Lansdowne Campus: Adult Nursing, Children's & Young People's Nursing, Operating Department Practice, Nutrition, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy and Social Work. Joining instructions will be sent a week or so prior to the event, including the timetable of talks and travel arrangements.

Click here to book a space!

Airbus invites students, parents and anyone interested in a career in engineering or Business to join us at our Apprenticeship Open Day. When? – 30th November 13:30 – 16:00 Where? – Airbus North Factory, Broughton There is the opportunity to speak to representatives from Airbus and our education partners about our apprenticeships, as well as some of our supply companies. No need to book a place – just turn up!

ON TRACK TO BATH PROGRAMME On Monday 2nd of December in MFL we will be hosting a Masterclass about the On Track to Bath Programme. The guest speaker is Ms Hilary Brummit – Widening Participation Officer, University of Bath. The talk is from 12.15 till 1.00 in The Theatre.

The On Track to Bath Programme is divided into five main areas: 

Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship Track

Computer Science and Electronics Track

Science Track (Biology, Physics , Chemistry)

Social Science Track

Languages Track (French, German, Spanish, Italian)

We started this last year. Response from the students was very positive. Many of them went on to apply and were subsequently accepted on to the programme.

If you’d like to attend, please email

Day of the Dentist Continued... CONTENT COVERED IN THIS COURSE Demystifying the dental undergraduate application process How to take a dental history

How to perform a dental examination Basics of dental anatomy YOU WILL PERFORM Dental Scaling Impression taking A dental filling of a ‘chipped’ front tooth Stitching FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK VISIT PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRACTICAL ELEMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED UPON DENTAL

University of Bristol - International Affairs Society FREE EVENTS We are the university’s leading forum for debate and discussion of key international, political and economic issues. We host speaker-driven events focused on a broad range of pressing issues in current affairs, whether it be Brexit, inter-generational inequality, or race relations. With this in mind, we are looking to engage with students in the local area. As such, we are offering free entry to any of our talks (the schedule of which is attached) to your students. The location of each talk is confirmed beforehand on our Facebook page, which can be found here:

We believe this is a fantastic opportunity to not only interact with university students, but to engage with speakers who have vast experience and expertise in current affairs. These aspects act as excellent preparation for both university and the wider world, while also enriching their current studies through exposure to issues beyond the confines of the curriculum. Aside from the offer of free entry, which stands for any of our talks this year, we are also open to running workshops for interested students in which they can talk to our committee about anything related to higher education. We believe this more informal and intimate setting would be more enlightening to your students than the often generalised nature of an open day. Our committee is made up of a mixture of first, second, and third years, and comprises students studying a range of subjects including Politics and International Relations, Economics, History, and Maths, so we believe we are well-equipped to answer any questions.

Equal Access University Scholarships for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK What is STAR? STAR is a national charity of 34,000 students welcoming refugees to the UK. Together we:  Volunteer at local refugee projects  Campaign to improve the lives of refugees  Educate people about refugees and asylum Lots of universities already offer scholarships, bursaries, fee waivers and reduced fees to help people who have claimed asylum in the UK access higher education. STAR have created a list of all the universities and organisations we’ve heard about that offer this kind of support. We try to keep this list as up to date as possible but recommend that you check with the university to make sure. To see this list CLICK HERE

If you are not seeking refugee protection but are unable to access HE funding as a result of temporary or lack of immigration status then Let Us Learn, an organisation which campaigns for the rights of young migrants in the UK accessing higher education, might be able to help you. They offer advice and support about accessing HE and a list of scholarships which are open to UK migrants. Find out more at Let Us Learn.


Careers Information

When: Thursday, 5th December 12.10-1.00PM Where: D2/3 Who is it for? All students who are interested in applying for an apprenticeship after college. The talk from ‘ASK Apprenticeships’ will cover types and levels of apprenticeship and how to complete a successful application.

What do I do if I want to attend? Send an email confirming that you want to attend to . Places are limited to 40 and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Remember! If this occurs during lesson time, you must gain permission from your teacher and let Careers know so that we can authorise with the Attendance Office and catch up on any missed work.

Are you hoping to study a BioMed type course at university, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary, biomedical sciences, biology, zoology, nursing, midwifery‌?

Drop-in for support with choice of course, personal statements, work experience, lab placements and interview practice Some sessions will be practical tasks which you will need to book in advance as places will be limited, other sessions will involve guests such as former or current students

Every Wednesday 1215-1245 B225 with Jo


Arts and Creative Industries

Education: Get into teaching

Health and Social Sciences

Get into Teaching—CLICK HERE FOR AVAILABLE DATES Various dates, 16:30-18:30 | Frenchay Campus For students thinking about getting into teaching, we're holding informal drop-in sessions on how to become a teacher. They can talk to tutors, student ambassadors and other applicants; get advice on writing applications; and ask questions about our Education and Teaching courses and life at UWE Bristol - so that they can make an informed choice. Creative Industries Degree Show Visits—CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Saturday 8 - Monday 10 June 2020 | Students in Key Stage 4 and above 2020 Degree Show, celebrating the exceptional work of over 500 talented graduates from art, design, film and journalism programmes

Early Childhood and Education Taster Days—CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Wednesday 17 June 2020 | First year A-Level/BTEC students or equivalent We invite your students to experience Early Childhood or Education degree learning, meet current students and discover the career opportunities that degrees in these subject areas can offer. Health and Social Sciences Student Symposium—CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Tuesday 4 February 2020 | First and second year A-Level/BTEC students or equivalent We are pleased to invite students to an engaging and interactive event which brings together the disciplines of Criminology, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology and Psychology to focus on this year’s theme: ‘Who’s afraid of social media? Challenges of the digital age’. Students will have the opportunity to attend an array of talks from a panel of invited speakers who have been doing research on issues surrounding social media and the digital age within the sphere of the social sciences. Following this, there will be a question and answer session with the panel, to spark further discussion and debate. The day also provides the opportunity to explore our Frenchay campus as part of a campus tour and talk to current students about life at UWE Bristol. Health and Social Care Taster Days—CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Wednesday 6 May or 24 June 2020 | First year A-Level/BTEC students or equivalent We are pleased to invite your students to experience a range of healthcare degrees through a series of activities. They will also have the opportunity to hear from current students about their university study and see the fantastic healthcare facilities at our Glenside Campus.


CANDIDATES FOR THE 43rd ROTARY YOUTH WORLD AFFAIRS SEMINAR June 20th – June 26th 2020 Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA This week-long Rotary Youth World Affairs Seminar is a unique program for high school students from around the World, where since 1972 it has provided a forum for nearly 28,000 future leaders to debate some of the most perplexing global issues and problems in the exciting and stimulating environment of Carroll University, Wisconsin

HUNGER IN A WORLD OF PLENTY Food Connects us all But what happens when issues of access and distribution affects us all? With food supplies and environmental changes constantly evolving - Students will:         

Look at “Hunger in a World of Plenty” from many points of view. Discuss whether crops are grown to keep some people warm - whilst others starve. Engage in relevant off-site experiences to stimulate discussion. Collaborate with fellow delegates from around the World to discuss limited food supplies and population growth in an atmosphere of respect, trust and engagement. Discover how to make the changing world a better and safer place for ethical, respectful dialogue and engagement. Investigate how to prevent and avoid the increasing destruction of our valuable rain forests. Explore how traditional roles and new opportunities come together as international societies adjust to the needs of the future Investigate Political and Ethical pressures as to who pays for preserving the environment whilst guaranteeing food supplies from the Worlds limited recourses. Ask what we can all do today to avoid shortages in the future. The 2020 Rotary World Affairs Seminar will include experts sharing insights and views ranging from cutting edge science to centuries old traditions on feeding tomorrows world.


“HUNGER IN A WORLD OF PLENTY” “THE ENVIRONMENT IS CHANGING - these questions have to be answered.”

On Tuesday 3rd December from 5.00pm – 7.30pm North Bristol NHS Trust will be hosting an open evening designed to provide students the opportunity explore the various careers available within the NHS. This will be held in the Learning & Research Building at Southmead Hospital. There will be a range of roles and professions at the event. In addition there will be various stands covering:        

Apprenticeships Traineeships Return to Practice for Nurses and Midwives Trainee Nursing Associates Work experience / observational days Functional skills (Maths and English, ICT) Allied Health Professions Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Recruitment

If you would like more information regarding NHS careers see links below: or For further information about this open evening, please contact the Staff Development Team:- or call 0117 414923


Jobs & Apprenticeships



KPMG Apprenticeship programmes Now Open! Our 2020 Graduate and Undergraduate programmes are now open for applications! You’ll discover a wide range of programmes at KPMG, with a broad choice of career paths. Whatever your degree discipline, you can build a rewarding future and work with some of the brightest minds. You might think a career in professional services calls for a degree, but at KPMG we look at the whole picture to assess potential - we'll view academic results alongside students commitment to learn and ambition to develop and grow. Throughout each of our programmes, apprentices are supported to achieve professional qualifications such as diplomas and degrees.

Siemens Finance and Commercial Academy school leavers scheme. Three year, level 7 apprenticeship for Post A Level Students Students work towards a professional accounting qualification (CIMA) whilst gaining experience in the workplace. It runs nationwide in locations across the UK, with some of our main sites being Frimley, Manchester and Poole. Siemens is a leading worldwide engineering company, listed as 50th largest global business by Forbes and have been active in the UK for over 170 years, providing employment for around 15,000 people as of 2019. Our main aim is to provide innovative solutions that will tackle our country’s major challenges and you could be at the forefront of these movements. We are looking for bright team players with a drive to succeed in the world of business and finance.

Application deadline is early January.


Degree Apprenticeships Professional Training Programmes Whether you are just finishing your A-levels (or an equivalent qualification) or looking to take your career in a whole new direction, our school leaver programmes and apprenticeships are your fast-track to a brilliant future. Whatever your passion, from science to engineering, with us you will not only get to mix hands-on training with classroom study, you will be paid to do it. So you’ll gain industry recognised qualifications or even a degree, debt-free. What’s more, you’ll get exposure to incredible professionals who want to share their knowledge with you and help you get to where you want to be. PROGRAMMES Digital & Technology Solutions Apprenticeship Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Materials Laboratories Degree Apprenticeship Non-Destructive Testing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship DEADLINE: Rolls Royce have advised students to get applications in ASAP as they are first come, first served!



Are you thinking about a career in Accountancy? We offer programmes designed for Graduates and Apprentices taking their first steps into the world of Accountancy. OUR PROGRAMMES We offer training and development programmes which have been carefully created to assist your career aspirations. FIND OUT MORE

GRADUATE Our graduate programmes are designed to allow you to choose a business area to specialist in. FIND OUT MORE

APPRENTICESHIPS Our apprenticeship programme helps you to achieve your full potential. FIND OUT MORE

Our business streams form the services which we provide to our clients. We offer trainee opportunities for Graduates and Apprentices in each of these areas:    

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Higher Education

Nuffield Research Placements Programme Applications Now Open !! Online student applications for the Nuffield Research Placements programme 2019 -20 are now open, and will close on Friday 31st January 2020. Nuffield Research Placements have been running UK wide for over 20 years. They are for year 12 STEM students who meet the GCSE and bursary or first in family criteria, offering them the opportunity of a 4 week long research based work placement in the summer holidays of 2020. Suitable students will be studying at least one STEM course, including Maths, Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Geography, Geology and Economics. Successful students work alongside a professional researcher in a university, industry or government agency and are supported to carry out their own research project, write a scientific report and design a research poster, which they present at a mini conference in the autumn. All students are supported by the Nuffield Foundation with daily travel costs to and from placement. In addition eligible students will receive bursary payments of ÂŁ100 per week while on placement. Most placements are desk based, with a few being lab or field based. Please note that we do not offer clinically based placements. You will gain skills useful for university applications, such as research, academic writing and data handling, as well as the softer work based skills such as independence, teamwork and organisation. These can all help you to achieve better results and look great on university or job applications. Find out more about what some students thought about their placement experience via this link. If you would like any further advice on completing the online application please pop into Careers or speak to your STEM teacher.

Nuffield Research Placements talk by Sue Dimond Regional coordinator

Experience science in action during a 4-6 week summer placement. For students interested in science, technology, engineering and maths careers ALL STUDENTS WELCOME

Thursday 23rd January 1210 - 1310 D2/D3 This highly prestigious scheme will give you something amazing to write about in your personal statement and can lead to a Crest Gold Award. There are many projects available – you will work alongside University researchers and learn lots of new skills. Find out more at


Are you interested in a creative future? Do you see yourself making the next big game, film, festival or tune? If that’s the case, we may have the right course for you! Access Creative College currently offers a range of Music, Media, Games, Events & Computing courses from GCSE to degree level across the country. With a brand new state of the art campus opening in the heart of Bristol’s City Centre this year. We have an Open Event on the 30th of November, It would be great if you could come along! We have slots available for sessions starting at 12.00 & 13.30. If you are unable to attend this event, don’t worry, we have lots of events to come this year.

To attend: CLICK HERE

WHEN: Wednesday, 27th November—5.00-5.30PM FOCUSING ON:How to structure and what to include in each section, including plenty of examples! WATCH ON: Your phone, tablet or computer REGISTER AT: source=Outreach+email


The University of Surrey is pleased to announce that applications for the In2Surrey scheme are open! What is the In2Surrey Access Scheme? In2Surrey is the University of Surrey’s access scheme designed to support eligible students to achieve their goal of studying at the University of Surrey.

What are the Benefits?    

A reduction in entry requirements, equivalent to one A-level grade lower* A scholarship Access to an E-Mentor (a current undergraduate student) Invitations to exclusive events that will support students transition to and through university.

* Please note that we may be unable to offer and reduction in entry requirements for BTEC students or those with unconditional offers.

The scheme is a pre-entry initiative alongside the UCAS application process in which student complete an assignment before receiving an alternative offer from our Admissions team.

Qualifications and Grades Please see below an example of how different qualifications match each other and how a reduction in A level grades could affect what students are offered for other qualifications. A-Level A*AA AAA AAB ABB BBB


IB 38 36 35 34 32

ACCESS HE 45 @ Distinction 45 @ Distinction 39 @ Distinction + 6 @ Merit 30 @ Distinction + 15 @ Merit 27 @ Distinction + 18 @ Merit

Who is eligible? To be eligible for the In2Surrey scheme, students must meet two or more of the criteria which can be found here. How to Apply? To apply, complete an online application form which can be found on our website. Important Additional Information: As part of the In2Surrey scheme, students will be asked to complete an assignment. The assignment is an opportunity for students to reflect on the academic skills you currently have and how you might apply them to university study. Students will be given approximately 4 weeks to complete the assignment, which is set in February 2020. They will receive support from University of Surrey staff to complete the assignment. Students must pass the assignment and make the University of Surrey a firm choice to obtain an alternative offer and to be eligible for the In2Surrey scholarship. A downloadable FAQs page can be found here. Deadline for applications: 19th January 2020.

Access UCL - UCL's contextual offer scheme Access UCL is UCL's contextual offer scheme for students from groups that are underrepresented at UCL. Eligible students who successfully complete the Access UCL scheme will receive a reduced offer of up to two grades below the standard UCL offer for the programme they have applied for. Students would also have to meet one of the following eligibility criteria to be made an Access UCL offer: 

Are care experienced

Are estranged from family

Are a young carer

Live in a low participation neighbourhood (POLAR Q1)

Live in an area of high deprivation (IMD Q1)

For more information about the scheme, please visit access-ucl. You can also visit this website to check their individual eligibility using our Access UCL eligibility checker.

Free tickets are now available to book for the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture Series, which will be streamed live at the University of South Wales. USW is one of 20 venues across the UK which will be streaming the lectures live from the RI in London. The lectures will also be broadcast on BBC Four between Christmas and New Year. ‘Secrets and lies: The Hidden Power of Maths’ In these lectures, mathematician and TV presenter Dr Hannah Fry will unmask the hidden numbers, rules and patterns that secretly influence our daily lives…in ways we could never imagine. She exposes how our gut instincts are often unreliable, while an unseen layer of maths drives everyday life in powerful and surprising ways. Life’s most astonishing miracles can be understood with probability. Big data dictates many of the hot new fashions we follow. Even our choice of what we watch on TV, or our choice of who we marry, is secretly influenced by computer algorithms. In a series of lectures packed with mind-boggling demos and live experiments, Hannah shows us how to decode life’s hidden numbers; to help us all make better choices, sort fact from fiction, and lead happier lives. But she also warns how our unwavering faith in figures can lead to disaster when we get the sums wrong. Click links below to book your tickets: Lecture One Thursday 12 December 2019, 5pm – 7.45pm – Newport Campus Lecture Two Saturday 14 December 2019, 5pm – 7.45pm – Pontypridd Campus

Saturday 14 December 2019, 5pm – 7.45pm – Cardiff Campus


Gap Years

Free and impartial GAP YEAR ADVICE & SUPPORT For Young People

WE ARE NOT a company trying to sell gap years. WE ARE UNPAID VOLUNTEERS, with 20+ years experience of the gap year market, wanting to help post-16 students make good decisions for their future. We save you time PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION There are gap year advice sections on planning a gap year, fundraising, travel safety, and the ethics of overseas volunteering. CLICK HERE TO VISIT WEBSITE



Volunteering & Work experience


Career Zone—Find us just off Café Max Welcome to our team: Julie Ilogu, Careers Advisor Laura Radford, Careers Advisor Leanne England, Work Experience Coordinator If you would like a careers appointment to discuss your future options, including higher education, apprenticeships and work, please book a 30 minute appointment via Moodle— Career Zone—Careers Appointments If you are interested in gaining Work Experience and not sure where to start, please pop


Applications for 2020 work experience at Atkins are now open! Are you interested in gaining some valuable work experience? Do you want to spend a week with a company that believes in inspiring the next generation of engineers to build a sustainable future? During your time with us, you'll get to know Atkins - our values, our history and exactly what we do. It's a great early insight into a potential career choice and we hope you'll come back and join one of our early careers programmes. If you decide university isn't the right route for you, then you can join our apprentice programme and we'll provide you with the training and the opportunity to obtain professional qualifications. Please see below for the dates of our 2020 work experience in Bristol. Year 12 dates Week 1: 20th July – 24th July 2020 Week 2: 27th July – 31st July 2020 Closing dates for applications will be the 1st January 2020. Please ensure that all application forms are sent to by that date.



New Work Experience Opportunities available with Bristol City Council!

If you are studying any of the following subjects and you have an interest in doing work-experience OR have mandatory work experience as part of your course, then Bristol City Council have a number of exciting placements available: POLITICS - ACCOUNTING - GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION - PUBLIC SERVICES - BUSINESS - SOCIOLOGY - HEALTH AND SOCIAL - IT - RELIGION – GEOGRAPHY - LAW - FINE ART – MEDIA – PHOTOGRAPHY – GLOBAL BUSINESS COMMINCATION See below for a small selection of the opportunities available. If you would like to know more about these placements or to see a complete list, please visit us in the CAREERS ZONE (Café Max). The Mayor’s Office (City Hall) – The office supports Mayor Marvin Rees with delivering his manifesto, communicating with citizens across the city, and building a better Bristol. Politics/Public Services/Sociology Employment Support (City Hall) - Supporting people who are looking for work or have low incomes. Promoting Jobs Fairs, learning programmes and maintaining web/social media platform (marketing). Sociology/Health and Social Bristol Design (City Hall) - Bristol Design are an in-house graphic and digital design agency for Bristol Council, working with other councils and partners. Work includes branding, designing posters, leaflets and websites as well as video and still photography. Graphics/Fine Art/Media /IT/Photography International Affairs – Part of the Policy, Strategy and Partnership Directorate and works closely with the Mayor and the Mayor’s Office on all aspects of global affairs for the council. Global Business Communication Continued on next page...

Bristol City Council Work Experience Opportunities continued...

Executive office (City Hall) - Ensuring good communication is maintained between the Mayor’s office, Cabinet members and corporate leadership, whilst also providing administrative and business support to all three. Politics/IT/Public Services Policy, Public Affairs and Equalities (City Hall) – Promoting equality issues, promoting diversity issues and colleague development regarding equality and diversity. Politics/Business/Religion/Sociology/Law Public Relations and Communication team (City Hall) - Responsible for proactively publicising news about the council’s activity. Delivering marketing and communications plans for a range of campaigns. Politics/Marketing/Business Finance and Accounting Service (City Hall) – An insight into financial planning, budget setting and monitoring, investments, regulatory reporting and accounts, financial advice, risk and insurance. Accounting Democratic Services (City Hall) - Manage the democratic and decision-making processes of the Council and support elected representatives to undertake their duties. Politics/Sociology/Law Admin and Business Support (City Hall): Supporting various departments across the Council, process various applications, handle databases and finance tasks, take minutes and support meetings as well as other support functions. Business/Accounting Bristol Waste Company (Hartcliffe) – Recycling, waste collection and street maintenance. Environmental aspects. Geography/Public Services



Volunteer Recruitment for BS3 Community

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! COME and learn WHERE and HOW to volunteer in BS3. MONDAY EVENINGS @ 6.30pm and TUESDAY MORNINGS @ 10.30am WHERE: TOBACCO FACTORY CAFE/BAR Everyone is welcome, including potential volunteers and any interested charities who may need volunteers. We look forward to seeing you – free cuppa for everyone!

Work Experience Bulletin


Creative & Media Penguin Random House, London Must be over 18 at the time of your placement. We have year-round paid work experience slots of two weeks, where you’d be shadowing a team and getting to grips with day-to-day life here. It’s a learning opportunity – a chance to learn about the world of work and go behind the scenes How to Apply: Applications for work experience between January-March 2020 will open in November. CLICK HERE

Manufacturing Leonardo Are you interested in spending a week at the UK’s leading helicopter manufacturer? Based in Yeovil. A week’s work experience will consist of a mixture of practical and theoretical activities which are designed to give students an overall understanding of engineering and business skills.

How to Apply: Work experience opportunities during summer 2020 now open. CLICK

Healthcare Boots Opticians The branch will only accept students who can demonstrate a genuine interest in eye care/ ophthalmology, or at least know that they want to work in healthcare but are not quite sure in which area yet. How to Apply: Send CV and cover letter to either of the following contacts specifying the dates you would like to do your placement. Amar Shah - Practice Director. Email: Tel: 01179862278 (press option 2) Samantha Gill. Email:

Work Experience Bulletin


Animal Care Avenue Veterinary Centre, Staple Hill Veterinary work is a popular career choice and so we get many requests for work experience placements. Due to the health and safety risk category, the level of supervision that we have to provide and our commitment to veterinary and veterinary nursing students, there are limited places available. We invite all applicants to an informal interview and then allocate the placements based on these interviews (just like when applying for a job and getting an interview; another vital part of work experience). HOW TO APPLY: Send a letter of application to the practice, addressed to: Lois Daniels Closing date for applications is 1st January and 1st June each year (so you may need to get your application in to us the year before your work experience date). Once we have reviewed all applications, letters will be sent out with dates and times for interviews When we have interviewed all candidates we will make our decisions and endeavour to inform all applicants within four weeks

Business & Finance HSBC This programme is aimed at those in sixth form who are keen to get an introduction to what a career in financial services may be like. The Work Experience opportunities will be available through June to August 2020. Specific details regarding each opportunity are available when you apply. HOW TO APPLY: We encourage you to choose and apply for a location to which you can reasonably commute, as early as possible, as applications will close when all placements are filled. Please keep in mind we will not be able to offer placements in locations not listed. Please note you must obtain approval from your school or college to undertake this work experience as it falls within the standard school/college term-time. F or more details contact CLICK HERE

Work Experience Bulletin


Law & Legal Barcan + Kirby, Clifton Up to age 17. If you’re applying for dates between January and April, please submit your application between October and December. If you’re applying for dates between May and July, please submit your application between January and February. Recommended you read their careers guide which can be downloaded from the left hand side of the webpage mentioned above. HOW TO APPLY: If you’d like to be considered for a work experience placement, email our HR team explaining why work experience with Barcan+Kirby is right for you. Alternatively, you can call our HR team on 0117 253 0308 or complete our online enquiry form CLICK HERE

CMS, Bristol 

Various companies

How to Apply: Applications now open for August 2020. CLICK HERE

Calling all Year 13 Students!! Dr Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute – for Year 13 The Dr Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) is a unique opportunity for Year 13 (ages 17-18) students to spend a month working as part of a research team alongside leading scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science. As well as getting the chance to conduct real scientific experiments, students produce reports and present their findings to their peers before spending a week in a field school where you experience the diverse ecosystems, wildlife, and archaeology of the region.


Here are the links to the application forms – Bessie Application Form Teacher Reference Form They can also be reached through the education page on our website https://, where there have also been some great blogs from our 2019 students and more information on

YINI (Year in Industry)

YINI is a not-for-profit organisation offering School Leavers a free resource when searching for a year out paid placement following completion of their A levels or equivalent. What is YINI? A paid job opportunity for School leavers to; 

Test-drive a potential career

Add relevant skills and work experience to their CV

Make informed decisions on which Education/Career path is right for them

Build links with Employers

Gain an Industrial Cadets Accreditation

Develop skills through attending optional Work-Ready YINI Master Class Workshops

Go into the world of work with the support from the YINI scheme

Be supported by YINI and a YINI assigned Mentor throughout their placement

Who is YINI for? YINI is open to any student with the Right to Work in the UK, who might consider/ benefit from gaining 12 months paid work experience with a YINI company before starting the following options; 

An Apprenticeship

Or Studying a Degree at University (completing YINI before University as a paid Gap Year) Or maybe unsure whether to continue into higher education or go straight into employment What kinds of placements are offered? Each year we offer paid placements in the following subject areas: Science (particularly physics), Engineering (all areas), Technology/Electronics, Maths, Business, Finance, IT, HR or Marketing

When & How can students Register? Students: Registrations are Open Now and close on 31st May 2020 Students register online here

Profile for St Brendan's Sixth Form College

Careers News No. 116 - 27th November 2019  

New this week: Open evenings with NHS carers and Bournemouth University and Airbus, Day of the Dentist, Student Action for Refugees and more...

Careers News No. 116 - 27th November 2019  

New this week: Open evenings with NHS carers and Bournemouth University and Airbus, Day of the Dentist, Student Action for Refugees and more...