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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 (D2) 9th December—Into University - ‘What to expect’ Workshop (3Y2’s) (B13) January 2020 23rd January—Into University - Choosing a Course Workshop (D2) 27th January—Progress Review Day 3Y1/A2L3 30th January—UWE ‘Pathways at 18’


New this week!

University of Oxford Access Scheme ‘UNIQ’ Applications open 2nd December and close 27th January UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education, who are based at UK state schools/colleges. Students make a single application between December and January and can be selected to participate in one of two activities: UNIQ Digital or UNIQ Spring and Summer. UNIQ Spring and Summer gives you a taste of the Oxford undergraduate student experience. You will live in an Oxford college for a week, attend lectures and seminars in your chosen subject area, and receive expert advice on the Oxford application and interview process. The timetable also allows plenty of time for social activities; in the evenings you are free to tour the city, sample some of the University's sports and cultural facilities, and let your hair down at the farewell party. UNIQ Digital provides comprehensive information and guidance on the university admissions process, and aims to give you a realistic view of Oxford student life through videos, activities and quizzes. The platform offers a range of forums where you can discuss both academic and social topics. These forums are monitored by student ambassadors, who are always on hand to answer questions and offer support.

To register your interest or for more info click below

ON-SITE APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN We are now taking applications for September 2020. The following outlines what you need to do next: Before you apply 

Consider the trade you would like to specialise in

Do some research to find out what a tradesperson does, in your chosen trade, on a day to day basis.

Read through On Site’s guide for your chosen trade at

Gather information and advice about careers in the construction industry from family or friends, research on line, careers advisers, or a member of the On Site team.

Contact companies and tradesmen who might employ you an apprentice. On Site Bristol helps to find jobs but there is a huge demand so it is important to search out opportunities yourself.

3 Steps to Apply  (Call 0117 3521960, if you need assistance) and select the apply for apprenticeship button.

You will be invited to sit our entrance test from January onwards. Let us know if you need some extra time or a reader prior to the test.

If you pass the test we will invite you to attend a short interview. On completion of the test and interview we will be able to give you advice and guidance to help you find an employer for your apprenticeship.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY Any further queries please email or call 0117 3521960.

How to apply: Simply complete the WEX Application Form to begin your journey towards a placement with Rolls-Royce. Please email your completed form to Requirements: GCSE students: For a practical or technical placement, you should have, or be studying for, a minimum of 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English Language, plus either Engineering, Design & Technology or Science (excluding Biology), all at grade 4 or C or above. Deadlines: We are open for your applications all year round. However, if you want to apply for a 2020 placement, please only request this from October 2019. You can apply directly, or via your school/college. Please note your application should be received at least 2 months prior to your requested start date. students-and-graduates/work-experience


WORK EXPERIENCE OPPOUNITIES WITH HMRC HMRC is one of the biggest Civil Service departments, employing over 70,000 people in 24 different professions. Bristol regional centre, located alongside Bristol Temple Meads train station employs approximately 1100 people, in a variety of professions. These include tax investigators, project managers, guidance analysts, digital web developers and many more. We are offering 5 days’ work experience to students in Bristol and the surrounding areas who are currently studying in years 10 to 13. Students in Year 11 and 12 – W/C 29 July 2020 Students who wish to apply will need to complete this application form no later than 31 January 2020. We do however encourage students to apply early as the application window may close before the deadline if we receive large numbers.

Molecular medicine workshops Applications are now being accepted! 1. Our summer workshops during June and July of 2020 are held at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego in California, USA (residential and commuter options are available). These include workshops on Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology of Aging and Bioinformatics of Cancer. The workshops are taught by PhD-level scientists who are actively engaged in the field of medical research, and they expose students to cutting-edge molecular biology through engaging lectures and real-world molecular biology lab exercises. Workshop participants experience college life in a safe environment by living in the undergraduate dorms and eating in undergraduate dining facilities, and they make friends with fellow students from around the nation and around the world. 2. Other workshops: Our Medical and Translational Bioinformatics workshop is held during winter break from 26th Dec—30 Dec in Berkeley, CA. This is a great workshops for students who want to do research from home or work on a science project. We also have a lab-intensive workshop on Biomedical Research at our lab in Alameda, CA near Oakland during late July-early August. Please note that we use a rolling admissions system, so there is no application deadline and early applicants are more likely to be accepted. You can learn more about the workshops and apply by visiting our website:

Engineering Apprentice Turners Coachways, Bristol November 28th 2019 - December 29th 2019 Full time · Salary to negotiate Requirements:  Entry level  No Education  Salary to negotiate Description: We are currently looking to recruit an Engineering Apprentice. The role will be a mixture of working at our Bristol maintenance facility and undertaking a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship at a local college. The ideal candidate should have:  An interest in engineering  Excellent time keeping skills  Be motivated & possess a 'can do' attitude


Wiltshire College Chippenham & Castle Coombe Open Event Full time and Part time courses University Level Courses Apprenticeships We have our next Chippenham campus Open Event on Wednesday 15th January. The site we will be open from 5pm until 7pm, with presentations about Apprenticeships running and stands from all our curriculum areas. It’s the perfect opportunity to see our facilities, gain specific details and advice about the content of a course, opportunities for progression, and ease any other concerns about learning support, transport, fees and finance, accommodation and bursaries. For any students that may be interested in Motorsport Engineering, our site at Castle Combe will also be open from 5pm until 7pm!

For more information and to register for this FREE event:

For more information CLICK HERE

Routes to policing to change in 2020 The College of Policing’s long-term strategy, known as Policing Vision 2025, will see the police service professionalised and will require all future police recruits to hold a degree at the point that they are confirmed in post. There will be three entry paths to policing and these will be via: Apprenticeship – You can join as a constable, and follow an apprenticeship in professional policing practice. This usually takes three years and when you successfully finish the programme, you will complete your probation and achieve a degree. Degree-holder entry – If you already have a degree (in any subject), you can join the force and follow a work-based programme, supported by off-the-job learning. This takes approximately two years, and you will receive a graduate diploma in professional policing after completing your probation. Pre-join degree – You can carry out a three year degree in professional policing and then apply to a force and follow a shorter on-the-job training programme. At the University of Law, the BSc Professional Policing degree will run at our Birmingham, Leeds and London campuses in 2020, and includes modules in: Forensic and criminal psychology Investigating serious crime Intelligence and digital policing Counter terrorism Cybercrime Both the Apprenticeship and the Pre-join degree take the same amount of time at 3 years. While the Pre-join degree is designed for students who wish to become a Police Constable, it also provides a foundation for further postgraduate study in a relevant area like Criminology as well as careers in the wider Security and Criminal Justice Sector.

A2L3 SUPPORT SESSIONS FOR WORK EXPERIENCE These will be weekly drop-in sessions for students who need support with sourcing, making contact and paperwork for their work-experience placement June 2020. Dates: On Thursdays, starting 9th January 2020 When? Thursday 1.00-2.30PM Where? B101

Support will be provided by Learning Development and the Work Experience Coordinator, Leanne England

The Parents' Guide to is a series of guides answering questions parents have about what choices their children can make after school and what they can do to help them. They cover university application, degree apprenticeship and general apprenticeships, offering all the information in one place rather than searching multiple websites online. They are written specifically to address parent queries, created by experts and reviewed by over 500 schools and colleges.

If this is of interest click here for the website

UCAS Undergraduate

Apply open for 2020 Entry UCAS deadline of 15th January 2020

Students have continuously been offered a range of support through:     

Into University 1:1 Sessions Weekly Futures lessons Weekly UCAS Drop in Sessions Individual Personal Statement Appointments Personal Tutors and Academic Mentors


Careers Information

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

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


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

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Higher Education

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.

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!

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.


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.

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

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 into Career Zone and ask for Leanne.


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!

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

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

Work Experience Bulletin


Engineering and Maintenance Atkins (SNC Lavalin) You’ll spend time in the office you’ve chosen, shadowing and working alongside our people for anywhere between five and ten working days. By spending time with teams working on live or real past projects, you’ll get a unique insight into how the world of business works, putting you a step ahead of the competition when you start looking for a job. We'll treat you like a member of the team and make sure that your experience with us is valuable. You will be encouraged to speak to as many people as possible during your work experience to learn about all the different careers and entry routes with Atkins. Applications for 2020 now open -

Environment and Land Avon Wildlife Trust Looking for students who are interested in their local wildlife and environmental issues and who may wish to pursue a career in the conservation sector. Some of the things you might get involved in on placement: • Induction and introduction to the office (your colleagues for the placement and what they do) • Walk and talk around an area such as Brandon Hill reserve • You’ll have a project to complete over the course of the week, and you will be working with a mixture of other young people on work experience at the same time. Projects vary according to the time of year. An example from previous years, as an example, is to install a herbal tea border – which involved planning, research, design, practical implementation such as digging and planting, and producing signage. • Meeting volunteers and working with them to network with others interested in the sector • You could have the opportunity to write blogs, help produce marketing campaign materials • At the end of the week, you’ll present the work you have done on the project • If you have an interest in a specific area (such as engineering and construction), there may be scope to tailor projects to that interest – such as dry-stone walling, constructing pathways or huts for firewood Please contact for an application form, please also write a paragraph in the email explaining why you would like this opportunity

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Sports and Leisure Bristol Rovers Matchday Young Pirate Volunteers: We are looking for energetic/outgoing people who enjoy working with children to join our friendly team to work on matchdays 11.30 am to 15.00 hours as Young Pirate volunteers, You will looking after the Fanzone, selling sweets/drinks, looking after inflatables, meeting and greeting matchday mascots and reconciling any money/making secure. Must be 16 or over. In return we can give you valuable work experience if you are choosing to work with children, an employment reference, a DBS check certificate and a free match ticket. If you are interested or require more details please contact Other opportunities :

Hospitality and Food Season and Taste A work experience week at Season + Taste is a great way to try out the hospitality industry and decide if it a career you would enjoy. We will offer work experience candidates a chance to work across our sites and experience different aspects of the company. Where applicable a permanent role may be offered at the end of the week. Applications for employment and work experience opportunities are available on their website.

Animal Care Bristol Zoo Animal husbandry work experience placements opening Monday 16th December

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Business & Finance HSBC Areas: Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Operations, Services and Technology Applications Open: Jan 2020 Placement: June-August 2020 Areas: Retail, Commercial, Operational or Head Office (subject to availability) Observe: Counter / Account Opening / Mortgage Application Location: Bristol (corporate), Cabot Circus, Bath, M&S (Cribbs Causeway)

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Careers News no.117 - 4th December 2019  

New this week: The Bristol jobs fair, Oxford University UNIQ access scheme, apprenticeships with Zellis IT and On-site Bristol, work experie...

Careers News no.117 - 4th December 2019  

New this week: The Bristol jobs fair, Oxford University UNIQ access scheme, apprenticeships with Zellis IT and On-site Bristol, work experie...