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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 or email You can also drop in for a quick chat in the careers office within Cafe Max, but if you want a longer session we advise you to book an appointment. To book an appointment, click here


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For all Students currently making applications to University or College.

The following are based on when UCAS get the last decision in from your unis or colleges. Check Track to see your personal deadline. To track your application click here.

Last decision received on or before...

Means your reply date is...

31 March 2018

3 May 2018 (if your postal address is in the EU)

3 May 2018

7 June 2018 (includes applicants with a postal address outside the EU, but not applicants using Extra to find a place)

7 June 2018

21 June 2018 (except if you are using Extra to find a place)

12 July 2018

19 July 2018 (including Extra choices)

If you require support or guidance with your application, please come along to the careers office next to CafĂŠ Max. Alternatively you can book an appointment through Moodle or email


New this week!

Event Details Wednesday 30th May 10 am—4pm

Garden Room. Cadbury House, Frost Hill, Congresbury, Bristol BS49 5AD

Machine Learning for Cyber Security Wednesday 27th June 2.30 - 4pm In B122 or Theatre Speaker: Miranda Mowbray is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Bristol, where her research interests include cyber security and big data ethics. Most of her career has been in industrial research, at HP. Her PhD is in Mathematics, from London University. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Machine learning: Machine learning is the main technique used for Artificial Intelligence. In machine learning, software automatically updates itself as it processes data; if all goes well, the software becomes better at its task as it does so. Talk: I will talk about some difficulties with using machine learning for detecting cyber security attacks on enterprise networks, and ways to address them. I will then talk about a successful application of machine learning for cyber security. Finally, I'll say some things I wish I'd known about Maths when I was at school.

There will be opportunity to ask questions at end of talk

NB: Book a place - get a ticket from Maths (B106) or Science (B202) offices

Calling all Biological Sciences students. Would you like to take part in the one day Biological Sciences Work Shadowing event on either Tuesday 17th July or Thursday 19th July 2018 at the University of Southampton? Pupils will spend time working alongside a PhD student in our labs and gain a valuable insight into research and everyday life of young scientists. They will then attend lunch to mingle with other PhD students and visiting students. This will be followed by a discussion of our Biological Sciences programmes to round out the day. Please find attached an application form. The closing date for applications is Monday 9th July 2018. We will notify the successful applicants of their place by Wednesday 11th July by email. 9.45 – 10:00

Arrival - Life Sciences Building 85 (Foyer)


Shadowing a PhD student in the laboratory


Lunch with members of the outreach team/ students (Observatory)


Tour of Highfield Campus

14.45- 15.15

Biological Sciences talk


Concluding comments and discussion

To register your interest, pop into the careers office or email:

You will need to make your own way to/from Bath (leave college at 1400 to arrive on time) The talk will take place at Miles Buildings Clinic in the centre of Bath, a short walk from the bus or train station 3 Miles Buildings, Bath, BA1 2QS

For further details and an application form see the careers zone newsletter/email or ask Jo

Taster Conference on Friday 29 June Bookings are now open for our Schools Taster Conference on Friday 29 June!

Our Schools Taster Conference is a free event that provides Year 12 students the opportunity to experience lecturers in subjects of their choice.    

All of our departments will be offering taster lecturers Students have the flexibility to pick and choose sessions of interest to them We will be offer tours of our accommodation and campus An opportunity to meet our current students.

Discover Fashion Business- Monday 18 June • Discover Chemistry – Monday 25 June • Discover English, Drama and American Studies- Wednesday 27 June • Discover History and Related Subjects – Thursday 28 June • Discover Philosophy – Friday 29 June • Discover Sociology – Tuesday 3 July • Discover Midwifery – Thursday 5 July • Discover Criminology – Thursday 5 July • Discover Engineering- Wednesday 11 July • Discover Psychology- Wednesday 11 July • Discover Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences - Friday 13 July Discover Biosciences – Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 July (same content on both days)

For more info CLICK HERE For enquiries regarding Discover Days, please email

Our next undergraduate open days are on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June 2018.

Summer School deadline has passed but the application form is open as places may still available click here to apply

DE:CONSTRUCT For info and to register click here

Young Writer Prize click here

Book your place for our June 2018 open days now!

For more info click here

Computer Science and Creative Technologies Workshops Wednesday 6 June 2018 The Computer Science and Creative Technologies department at the University of the West of England will be running a series of workshops aimed at year 12 students/1st year BTEC students on Wednesday 6th June 2018 between 9:45am and 2:45pm. The aim of these workshops is to provide an introduction to a range of computing topics which can be studied further at A Level, BTEC and at Degree level. Students will be able to attend 2 “hands on” workshops on the day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A tour of the campus will be provided along with an opportunity to meet with current students to talk about University life. Workshops at our January event included: •

Python Coding

Java Games Coding

Forensic Computing and Data Security

Discovering Embedded Systems

Coding for the Visual Arts

If you are interested in attending please register your interest at

UWE Law Taster Day Wednesday 6 June 2018 Through informative and interactive sessions hosted in our new state-of-the-art building, the UWE 'Law Taster Day' offers students studying AS/A Levels or BETECs a chance to consider and explore the study and practice of law. The sessions are challenging but fun, and aim to support the students in developing their legal knowledge and skills such as communication and presentation, reasoned argumentation, creativity, innovation, decision-making and confidence. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with current UWE law students to find out first-hand about studying law and university life. Thus, participation at this event not only provides useful experience for UCAS applications but also give your students insight into life as a HE student.

If you are interested in attending please register your interest at

BA(Hons) Early Childhood Degree Taster Day Wednesday 13 June 2018 Are you interested in pursuing a professional career with children? We warmly invite you to visit UWE Bristol to have a hands-on experience of Early Childhood degree learning, meet current HE students and discover the opportunities that Higher Education Early Childhood study can lead to. A visit to the Taster Day will provide: Subject enrichment for students studying AS/A Level subjects, CACHE or CPLD (EYE). An opportunity to find out more about the career progression opportunities from the Early Childhood Studies degree. A campus tour and Q&A with current students to find out more about student life at UWE Bristol.

To register your interest please contact the careers team or email

Wrexham Glyndwr University is hosting a day of events related to our undergraduate course programmes from across our subject areas. A host of workshops, talks and demonstrations will be taking place on a host of subjects, including: An opportunity to experience our flight simulator, see our wind tunnel in action and a jet engine demonstration Discover virtual reality and computer game design Workshops covering drama, forensic science and chemistry Talks covering public health, education and much more.

Wednesday, 23 May

To book your place


Careers Information


The Career and Jobs Hub with Proud to Care in the Galleries will be launched this week! It will be open from 10am to 2pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with recruiters from different health and care organisations staffing the shop as well as DWP colleagues. If you have any customers who want to know more about careers in this sector, pop down for a visit! We are also excited to be working on the Future Bright programme. This is a programme working with residents in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset who receive in-work benefits and are 19 or over. Find out more at and for Bristol, call 0117 92 22250 or email

Early Years and Childcare Recruitment Fair Bridgwater and Taunton College and representatives from DWP and colleagues in early years are hosting a fair to inspire those interested in working in the childcare sector. The event will serve as a recruitment platform for preschool/nursery operators, as well as informing interested job seekers on career opportunities and training support available in the sector.

The target audience is as follows:

School pupils – Years 10/11 interested in pursuing a career in the early years sector and gaining early years qualifications/or becoming early years apprentices.

Post 16 and Post 19 - Apprentices that have just finished their training and are looking for work

Anyone with an interest in working in early years including those 19+ unemployed and those who would like to return to the work There will also be Early Years Providers at the event showcasing good practice and putting on fun activities for children. It will be an excellent opportunity for students to meet possible future employers face to face and be able to ask questions. There will also be talks about becoming a self-employed Child-minder.

Tuesday 5th June,2018 2pm - 7pm Genesis Centre . Bridgwater & Taunton College Wellington road . Taunton TA1 5AX For more information please contact:

Heather Stebbing Commissioning Officer – Early Years Schools and Early Years Commissioning Children and Learning – PPB2S1 County Hall Taunton TA1 4DY Direct Line : 01823 357494

Inspiration Bulletin May 2018. Our monthly bulletins for Schools, Colleges and others will keep you up to date with what is happening with the National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda, the on-going support we provide for the South West. In addition, the wider careers landscape and South West labour market information updates. The National Careers Service Inspiration team are here to help you with your careers activities for the year. We can help signpost you to local and national support for your careers programme, source employers for your careers inspiration events and activities .

We are here to help! The Inspiration Team at the National Careers Service is at your service and our offer is free. Look at our pages on Career pilot to find out how we can help Schools and Colleges enhance their careers education programme and support their students. If you would like support for your school to engage with employers and inspire your students about their future careers, please contact

IGD Food Science Summer School 2018 Are you interested in a food science and technology career? Would you like to experience university life in Cardiff? Would you like to visit food and drink manufacturing companies and learn about the industry first hand? Apply now to take part in our Food Science Summer School at ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th July 2018 Sponsored by IGD's Technical Leadership Forum Programme This Food Science Summer School is a 3 day residential (2 nights) stay at Cardiff Met's Plas Gwyn Halls of residence, experiencing student and university life and learning on campus. The school will include practical sessions in food science and industry visits to factories. Speak to professionals in the industry, find about financing your study and the successful careers you can achieve. For more information visit the IGD Summer School website or contact Leanne Ellis: Email: Telephone: 02920 201192

Aged between 13-17? Dream of becoming a filmmaker? The YOUNG FILMMAKERS' ACADEMY is the perfect way to pursue a career in film! COURSE FEATURES     

Gain hands-on experience with all the key principles: Scriptwriting, Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Lighting & Sound Collaborative and fun workshops led by working industry professionals Generate ideas for stories and direct professional actors Leave with the skills and confidence to shoot and make your own films Showcase your films to friends and family in our cinema and much more!

Dates / Prices: SUMMER 16 July - 27 July (2 weeks): £955 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £845 instead of £995 if you book with a £200 deposit by 7 May 2018 30 July - 10 August (2 weeks): £955 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £845 instead of £995 if you book with a £200 deposit by 18 June 2018 13 August - 17 August (1 week): £495

Location: London Film Academy, Fulham, SW6 1QR For more information and to book, click here.


Jobs & Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their fifteenth year, showcase the diverse range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships and celebrate outstanding apprentices, employers and those individuals who go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships.

Hosted by the National Apprenticeship Service, the awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent with apprenticeships, and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. They provide businesses and individuals with a platform to showcase how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and their careers.

The 2018 awards are now open for entries until 25 May.—

For further advice on making the right career choices, visit:

WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP SHOW, WEST On 3 & 4 October 2018 Cheltenham Racecourse will host the National Apprenticeship Show. With over 60 employers and providers showcasing opportunities to thousands of visitors in a lively, interactive, fun and informative setting.

Event Opening Times: Wednesday 3rd October—9.30am-3pm & 4pm-6.00pm Thursday 4th October— 9:30pm-2pm

To register click here

Current Vacancies. Investment Consulting Apprenticeship- Bristol

Annual wage £18,000.00 - £20,000.00      

Working week 9.00AM - 5.15PM Monday- Friday. Total hours per week: 36.25 Apprenticeship duration 2 years Possible start date 24 Sep 2018 Date posted 3 days ago Distance 115.1 miles

Apprenticeship level Higher Level Apprenticeship Positions 1 available Requirements and prospects Desired skills  Computer literate  Customer service focus  Attention to detail  Strong written and verbal communication skills  A keen attention to detail  Familiarity with spreadsheets  Strong verbal and written communication skills  True understanding the value of customer service  Clear aptitude for teamwork, planning and organising Personal qualities  Positive attitude  Team player  Adaptable Desired qualifications  260 UCAS points for exams sat prior to 2017, and 104 UCAS points for exams to be sat post 2017, from three A -Levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies) including grade B or above in a Maths-related subject (e.g. economics) i.e. BCC Five grade A*-C GCSEs including maths and English Future prospects Get ready to make an instant impact as you demonstrate your passion for financial markets and problem solving. You'll quickly learn what we do as you build strong working relationships and develop valuable skills from day one. In return, you'll be in a permanent role from day one and will complete our two year Level 4 Investment Consultant Apprentice Programme. This will provide you with the communication and client facing skills for a long running career as an Investment Consultant, as well supporting you through the IMC (Investment Management Certificate) qualification. There will be plenty of on-the-job, business skills, and technical training to help you develop the skills needed to provide innovative solutions that meet our clients' needs. Apply Here—Closing date: 15th June 2018

Business Administration Apprentice Level 3 (Student Success Services) UWE. This is a great opportunity to work within the newly created Student Success Services department which brings together Library Services; Employability and Enterprise Services and our Student Inclusivity team to build on our successes in delivering outstanding outcomes for all of our students. 

Weekly Wage: £226.81

Responsibilities will include: • To assist in providing support to staff in faculties and services , including responding to enquiries via phone, face to face and email as well as providing admin support e.g. diary management, project support • To seek and compile basic information from faculty or service staff and customers in order to support administration processes e.g. sourcing furniture for staff offices or student learning spaces, liaising with Operations and Security, conducting the internal post round • To develop skills in order to carry out routine administration with close attention to detail and ensuring accuracy. This will include updating the Student Success SharePoint site, assisting with Health and Safety Workplace Inspections, checking student spaces noting cleaning / action required, producing weekly timetables for Library teaching rooms • To maintain records and consolidate and summarise standard information accurately making effective use of computerised office systems, develop skills to analyse and manipulate data and produce standard reports • To support the organisation of meetings and events • To organise and prioritise own work to ensure it is completed to an agreed timeframe • To assist with ordering processes, raising orders for goods, e.g. ordering train tickets or stationery • To work effectively as a member of a team. • To build and maintain effective working relationships with contacts in other services and in faculties. • To solve day to day problems as they arise following clearly defined guidance. Desired skills • Basic IT skills • Experience of E-mail • MS Office Word and basic database knowledge Personal qualities • The desire and willingness to gain administrative experience in an office environment • Flexible, proactive approach Desired qualifications GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent in maths and English. You should ideally have completed a level 2 qualification in an associated subject.

Working in hospitality might not always be easy – but it is always fun! Can you go the extra mile to make a guest's birthday party special? Could you run a shift in one of our busy kitchens? Think you’ve got what it takes to serve our regulars on a busy Friday night? Then we want to speak to you! Here at Mitchells & Butlers, we’re always on the lookout for people with the passion, personality and drive to make it in the hospitality industry, helping run our busy pubs, bars and restaurants.

We offer chef, bar and waiting, and hospitality management apprenticeships in all our business nationwide. And because we’re one of the largest operators of pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK with 16 brands over 1650 locations, our apprentices can find themselves cooking a delicious steak in Miller and Carter, pouring the perfect pint in O’Neills or serving a family dinner in Harvester.

For Apprenticeship information click here

Icon are always on the search for new talent to work with. We use The Talent Manager as the database where we can view your CV and check out your availability, and encourage you to keep your information up to date. You can link to the Icon Talent Manager network here. We also use Talent Manager in addition to other networks/platforms to announce upcoming roles for which we are actively recruiting. We also like to hear from you via email. So if you are becoming available/ have a gap/ want to let us know about something specific you have been up to, then do drop us an email to the appropriate person at Icon Films: Entry Level jobs / Work Experience

Experienced Production, Location Crew, Development and Editorial Deputy Head of Production and Talent Manager

All other roles such as Finance, Commercial, HR, Administrative

Onscreen Talent Development Manager

Currently looking for a full-time Ops Coordinator , Must be highly organised . Please send your C.V and covering email to

On Site Bristol (Construction Apprenticeship Provider) has had a busy year so far but with the flourishing opportunities in the fast growing construction industry, companies are still looking for apprentices to start in September. If you are still looking for an apprenticeship there are still companies with vacancies to fill and it is not too late to apply. In particular we would welcome applications for the – Bricklaying, Plastering and Painting & Decorating trades where there are still many opportunities to be had. If you are interested in the other trades; Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry and Bench Joinery there are still opportunities available. Assessments taking place over the next couple of weeks, and have some new assessment dates added in the half term week, Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June. It is important to apply ASAP, by the end of the week if possible. apply online.

The Year in Industry (YINI) The Year in Industry (YINI) programme offers students the opportunity to gain professional development by working at a reputable company.

We help place students in top UK companies every year, including Shell, Rolls-Royce, EDF, Network Rail and GKN. Typically, the programme lasts for 12 months and is a paid placement. We have placements for students interested in all areas of engineering, science, IT, e-commerce, business, marketing, finance and logistics. Our placements offer students the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. Around a quarter of all our students are sponsored through university each year and many of our 300 partner companies see The Year in Industry as an important part of their graduate recruitment programme. Why take part in the Year in Industry • Gain insight into a particularly industry or role • Take on real responsibilities and gain valuable experience • Earn while you learn • Develop transferable skills and increase your employability • Apply the theoretical knowledge that you have gained at school/college/ university Who is The Year in Industry for? YINI is for post A-Level/Higher/Advanced Higher and undergraduate students who are looking for work placements within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Students can apply to the programme before or during their degree course.

Registration deadline: 28th May 2018 For more info and where to apply click here

GKN Student

BT Are still recruiting apprentices, Please see below links: IT Network & Software Apprentices (Level 4 & 6) ourprogrammes/it/index.htm TSO Support Engineer Desk Based (Level 3) ourprogrammes/engineeringservices/index.htm The successful candidates will be joining us in September 2018.

Engineering Customer Service Advanced Apprenticeship We have an exciting opportunity for motivated and ambitious individuals to join our Healthineers Field Service Apprenticeship Scheme, commencing August 2018. You should have at least four GCSEs at Grade C or above, this must include English Language and Science. Maths is also required at a Grade of B or higher. Location: Bristol. Starting wage: ÂŁ11,500 For more information click here

Apprentice Scheme - Bath Rotork values its apprentices and believes in investing in its own talent in order to succeed. Rotork's apprenticeship scheme has been running almost since the company began 60 years ago. During this time many of these apprentices have become well known figures in Rotork. Many apprentices have progressed through technical sales, but others have taken routes such as electronics, product development and service. Rotork offers three apprenticeship schemes: Engineering apprenticeship 2. Craft apprenticeship 3. Administration apprenticeship Each apprentice programme has been designed to develop each individual in order for them to progress internally. 1.

For more information, click here

Delivered in partnership with the University of Bradford and Sheffield Hallam University, students can now work towards a BSc (Hons) Management and Business Degree while preparing for a brilliant management career within our unique food retail business.

Not only do we pay all their course fees (including study leave travel and accommodation costs), but they get to work and earn a salary while studying – so money is never a concern.

We’re looking for resilient and determined students to join us in these programmes:

· Logistics Degree Apprenticeship · Manufacturing Degree Apprenticeship · Retail Degree Apprenticeship · Corporate Degree Apprenticeship

To search and apply, click here

CyberFirst Degree Level Apprenticeship GCHQ is offering you an exciting opportunity to work towards a Degree Level Cyber Security Apprenticeship. ABOUT US As one of Britain’s intelligence agencies, we unlock the complex world of communications to make a real difference to the safety of the nation. We work closely with MI5 and MI6, our partners in the intelligence community, to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats. Think cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. This is a challenging opportunity that you simply won’t find anywhere else. THE ROLE If you’re looking to start your career after A levels (or equivalent), our unique Cyber Security Degree Level Apprenticeship will offer you new and exciting challenges every day. You’ll get exposure to some of the world’s most cutting-edge technologies along with practical insights into the innovative ways we use them. Working with GCHQ, including the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), you’ll gain unique insight into our work, which is constantly evolving, always challenging and provides huge scope for your own personal development. On this Apprenticeship you’ll learn while you earn, gain a recognised degree and build your experience and confidence in the workplace. It's a great opportunity to develop advanced cyber security skills, while helping the UK to grow its technical capabilities. Take on real business projects and develop skills in areas such as programming, computing, technical analysis, malware, vulnerability and threat analysis, and computer hardware. Receive full training and support throughout the programme, as well as a salary and all the benefits that you’d expect from a Civil Service organisation. Develop a broad range of skills including teamwork, communication and leadership, and be part of a close-knit cohort that provides opportunities for support and learning within its community. REQUIREMENTS We’re looking for motivated, technically orientated individuals from all backgrounds who want to get ahead by building on the things that makes them unique. To join this three-year Degree Level Apprenticeship scheme starting in September 2018, you have (or are expecting to have by September 2018), 3 A-Levels in any subjects at grade C or above (or equivalent). You also have a minimum of 2 IGCSEs/GCSEs in STEM subjects, at grade 6/B or above, one of which is in maths. A keen interest in programming, computing and technology is essential. Although previous experience in coding would be advantageous, it’s not required as you’ll have the opportunity to develop these skills on the apprenticeship. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT At GCHQ we’re proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes. As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential. Through a comprehensive training and development package, we’ll enable you to grow your skills and perform to the best of your abilities. Over the three-year programme, you’ll get a mix of university-delivered classroom and lab education in state-of-the-art facilities along with technical training, mentoring and job shadowing, and hands-on, work-based placements and projects. Supported by our collaborative learning environment, you’ll soon be working on projects that help keep Britain safe. Formal training will take place in Cheltenham, which is an easy commute from cities such as Bristol and Birmingham. Work placements will take place in the location for which you have been recruited. After successful completion of the three-year Degree Level Apprenticeship and subject to business needs and meeting the necessary criteria, you may be offered full-time employment SALARY £17,942

To apply click here

Apprenticeships Joining EDF Energy on one of our exciting Apprenticeship programmes – Engineering Maintenance, Business or Smart Metering – you’ll not only earn the skills you need to build a great career, you’ll become part of a better energy future too. -Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeships -Business Apprenticeships -Smart Metering Apprenticeships -Commercial Apprenticeships -Project Control Apprenticeships

Early Careers Wondering what’s next when you finish your A Levels? -Business Apprenticeship -Technical Foundation Training Scheme -Chemistry Trainee -Commercial Apprenticeship


Higher Education

This grant programme is open for applications. Opening Date: 6th April 2018 , 9:00 am Closing Date: 27th July 2018 , 1:00 pm Maximum grant awarded:£2,500 What can you apply for? The R W Barnes Bursary Fund has been set up to offer financial assistance to undergraduate students on programmes of study based on Engineering, Maths or Physics, at certain UK universities, subject to certain criteria and exceptions. Who can apply? Priority will be given to applicants:   

With no family history of higher education Attending Imperial College, Bath or Cambridge Universities Studying Mathematics or Physics, Natural Sciences (Mathematics plus Physics only) Living within Post Codes BA8, BA9, BA11

For guidelines and application form please click here

Creative Industries Degree Show 2018 Creative Industries Degree Show

Environment and Technology Degree Show

Students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 can attend during our dedicated Schools and Colleges visit times: Monday 11 June 2018 Tuesday 12 June 2018 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00

Register Here

Students in years 9 and 10 can attend during our dedicated Schools visit times:

Tuesday 12 June 2018 10:00-11:00 11:30-12:30 13:00-14:00

Register Here

Our 2 week Summer School programme is something we’re particularly proud of. Summer School offers an exceptional opportunity to look ahead at your career options – while giving a depth of experience and personal development you’d be hard pushed to get with other firms. TRY BEFORE YOU APPLY

Think a career at BDO might be what you are looking for? Then the Summer School is the perfect place to find out. It lets you experience life at the firm, discover what our work involves on a daily basis, meet our people and explore your options first-hand. If you’re curious about our School Leaver Programme and wondering whether to apply for it next year, then this will help you make up your mind. WHY APPLY?

Our Summer School has helped many high-calibre A Level students to weigh up their options on what to do when they leave school. Even if you take the placement and then decide BDO isn’t for you, you’ll have some valuable work experience in the bag and new skills to add to your CV – plus some potentially valuable contacts. Even more importantly, you’ll have gained a real understanding of how a professional services firm operates. TEST US OUT

To apply for the BDO Summer School, use our online application form. You need to be in Year 12 to be eligible, and you must also fulfill the following entry requirements: Predicted to achieve three A Levels A*-C in any subject (excluding General Studies and Extended Projects) A*-C for GCSE English Language and Maths

For more information, click here

Scholarship Cupboards Direct are proud to announce we have just launched our official 'Cupboards Direct Fund', awarded on a yearly basis. All students around the United Kingdom currently (or prospectively) studying on business degrees, will be able to apply for this fund. Available to students on both undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees. Through the scholarship, in September of every year, we will award £1000 to assist with course fees. Eligibility Requirements: You must be studying within the United Kingdom You must be applying for or currently studying on a business degree. Alternatively, you may also be studying on a combined business degree. Applicants must provide: 

Proof that the applicant will be or is currently studying

A 500-word written letter, addressing why the applicant has chosen to study on a business degree and what they hope to achieve in their career

Our deadline for all applications is 30/06/2018

To apply for this fund, please get in touch with our scholarship coordinator Lewis Nunn by emailing

Recent Developments


Gap Years

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEERING ABROAD? Volunteering abroad can change your life. It puts you right at the heart of local communities, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in their culture while giving back in a meaningful way. A carefully selected volunteer project that is managed to be sustainable and long-term, ensures you can be sure that the time you give contributes to a broader journey. You can learn a lot from volunteering abroad and experiencing new cultures and ways of life. When you get back home, those lessons translate into skills and experience that benefit you personally and professionally. For more info CLICK HERE

Find Your Perfect Campus Today Here at Summer Discovery we hope your 2018 is off to a great start! We're happy to announce the launch of our new website. Check out our new look and see our website highlights: Find your perfect campus Use our program finder to search program options by academic interest, campus, grade and length. Business, Medicine, STEM & Research, College Admissions Prep and more. We offer 300+ courses in 30 academic options. About us Learn about our 52 year history of success and meet our leadership team. Middle School Options. Learn about our Enrichment and Gifted & Talented programs at Yale University, UCLA and Georgetown University.

We have tailored a bespoke prospectus for students giving them the unique opportunity to volunteer at our charitable projects in Sri Lanka whilst conducting an educational tour around the country. Our prospectus is available to schools as either a school trip (accompanied with teachers) or can be ran independently from the school. We believe that our prospectus will be of great interest to you and most importantly your students. We run 4 programmes 路 路 路 路

Sports Development Programme English Development Programme Marine & Conservation Programme Textile & Design Programme

To find out more information and apply, click here


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Photograph: Rosie Bancroft, African Conservation Experience volunteer

We offer free and impartial information and advice on taking a gap year or shorter break from formal education. For more help go to our website.

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Photograph provided by Quest Overseas

We are unpaid volunteers. We monitor the gap year market, and recommend organisations that we know are reputable and reliable.



FIND OUT ABOUT SUMMER VOLUNTEERING Volunteering in your local library is a fantastic way to keep busy over the summer. You’ll have the opportunity to gain new skills and work experience for your CV, and you’ll have fun helping children to read more at the same time. OKAY… WHAT EXACTLY IS THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE? The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the long summer holiday. WHAT WILL I BE DOING AS A VOLUNTEER? There are loads of different ways to help with the Challenge. Some of the things volunteers do include:    

Helping staff to run the Challenge Talking to children about the books they’ve been reading Creating exciting library displays Planning and running activities or craft sessions Planning and running celebration events for other volunteers

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? The Summer Reading Challenge runs in most libraries, so just drop in to the one you want to volunteer in and ask if they have any opportunities for you to get involved this summer. Libraries start to recruit for the challenge from March, but some may have opportunities year round. Join the Summer Volunteering 2018 hack to record your skills and volunteering hours and share what you’re doing with other young people across the UK.

Or for more info Click Here


We develop and deliver high impact volunteer-led solutions across the UK in response to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today. We engage more than 30,000 volunteers and 90,000 beneficiaries every year through 180 active programmes across the UK.

DO YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Volunteering Matters run over 180 UK volunteering programmes which engage people of all ages to support the most vulnerable in their community. We have projects run by and for young people, disabled people, families and older people and our projects suit you whether you’re looking for part-time volunteering, full-time volunteering or event corporate volunteering.

Click here to find volunteering opportunities near you!


Work Experience

St Monica Trust can now offer work experience to those interested in working in the health care sector. Why work experience? Work experience can be a rewarding experience and will give an insight into the different types of employment at the St Monica Trust. Students can:

What will St Monica Trust do for the successful applicant? We value our work experience applicants by:

hot meal or a packed lunch depending on role. If you would like further information or you would like to apply, please come along to the careers office to discuss with us. Alternatively you can book an appointment via Moodle or email: Applications that are received with less than 2 months’ notice are unlikely to be successful.

Throughout July, we’re offering 500 work experience placements for 16-18 year-olds in Pret shops up and down the country. Spend a week exploring a career in hospitality, building your confidence, and meeting the wonderful people of Team Pret. You’ll also have the chance to be fast-tracked through the application process for The Pret Apprenticeship.

For more info and where to apply visit


Careers news 55 2018 ar  
Careers news 55 2018 ar