Final Careers Links of the Term

Posted on: 12th December 2018

Please find below information on a variety of different careers options, if you have any questions on any of them or would like more details please pop in to the Careers Department or email us on have launched a new “careers finder” tool. This is a 5 to 10 minute questionnaire designed to help find your career in health, and show you jobs that you might not have considered.


 Information event at Liverpool University for anyone interested in applying for medicine only £35 for the day

Taster events at Surrey University, must be predicted ABB to attend.

10 highest paying green jobs :

medic mentor

Apprenticeships in gymnastics

KPMG is one of the world's leading employers and has some very exciting opportunities.






Following the huge success of our inaugural Warwick Pre-University Summer School this year, we are delighted to announce that applications for our 2019 programme (2nd – 12th July) are now open. 100% of our students said they would recommend the Summer School to a friend!

If students are looking for an exciting summer opportunity which combines academic enhancement with a fun social programme, they may like to consider applying to our Pre-University Summer School. Our 10 night fully-inclusive residential academic enhancement programme provides a best of both worlds experience with a stay at Warwick’s beautiful campus as well as our iconic Capital City, London. Students participating in the Summer School can choose between our ‘Introduction to Economics and Finance’ or ‘A Taste of Social Sciences’ course and will experience:

  • Engaging with like-minded peers from around the world
  • A taste of University life and undergraduate teaching from top Warwick faculty
  • Outstanding guest speakers
  • Personal effectiveness training, including leadership and communication skills
  • Preparing for University in the UK
  • Living on the beautiful and self-contained Warwick campus for eight nights
  • Spending two nights in the amazing capital city of London
  • Enjoying an industry visit in London
  • Visiting some of the most iconic places in the UK, including Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon

Students are welcome to apply online as individuals and we also offer great incentives for group bookings. Teachers in Social Sciences and Sciences are welcome to join too.

The University of Warwick is a top Russell Group University widely recognised as a world leader in research and education.

All students will receive a certificate of attendance from the University of Warwick.

Social Programme
The programme includes a number of evening socials on campus including:  a formal welcome dinner, a curry and quiz night and a film evening. During your time at Warwick, you will also visit the historic and beautiful town of Oxford.

In London, there will be a full sight-seeing programme including the London Eye, Thames River Cruise, West End Show and industry visit.  

Whilst at Warwick, all students will be accommodated on campus in single-sex flats on a fully-catered basis in our halls of residence, Sherbourne Halls, for eight nights. In London, students will also stay in single-sex accommodation.

Entry criteria
Students applying for this programme must be aged 16-18.  There are no subject-specific criteria but you should be a passionate and enthusiastic learner. Groups of 10+ are eligible for a free teacher place.

English Language Requirements
All teaching is conducted in English so students must be able to demonstrate a good level of English language and comprehension. We assess students' English ability through their application and correspondence.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity - find out more and apply online at


UK University & Apprenticeship Search Fair,

Friday 1st March at Arsenal's spectacular Emirates Stadium

Our Spring London event will showcase even more universities, apprenticeship providers, and colleges within three large exhibition halls. The event also features apprenticeship and university seminars as well as Creative, STEM and sport interactive hubs. This will provide your students with a complete range of options for their post-18 education and career choices. Admission is completely free for students, teachers and staff.

This exciting and inspirational higher education fair is particularly targeted at Year 12s, who are beginning to make choices about their futures, and any Year 13s who are still considering their options.

This fair will feature:

- An array of exhibiting universities Russell Groupred brick and modern institutions.
- University seminars focussed on UCAS personal statements, Oxbridge applications and student finance. These seminars take place within a spacious theatre-style room.

-  An Apprenticeship Hall that features many of the UK’s top apprenticeship providers.

Apprenticeship Seminars, including a talk about Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

- Creative, Sport and STEM hubs with interactive displays from many of the UK's specialist universities and providers within these fields.

As well as this, all students will be provided with a free university and apprenticeship application guide, a wall calendar that includes open days and important HE dates, a pen, and other free promotional student items.

Video from Martin Lewis on advising parents about finance for university


a coding/software engineering training provider, claim that students after their 12 week course are earning an average of £32,000

Goldman Sachs - Technology Degree Apprenticeship

Deadline - 17/03/2019
Entry requirements - A Levels
Qualification gained - Degree
Salary - Competitive
Location - London

You probably know Goldman Sachs as a leading financial services firm. What might surprise you is that over one quarter of their employees, more than 8,000 professionals, make up their Technology Division, the largest in the firm.

Technology is their competitive edge. That is why they build it themselves and why, more than ever, they're investing in people who can make innovation happen. They're looking for people who are ambitious and innovative, who want to be empowered early in their careers and like to work in a collaborative, team-driven environment.

As a global, multi-disciplinary technology organisation, they not only support workplace diversity and internal mobility but are committed to leading the way. They require technical proficiency, of course, along with exceptional academic achievement. But the qualities and talents they especially prize are rarer: professionalism, initiative, creativity, and most of all integrity. They want candidates who are willing to learn and put their learning to work. They can teach you the rest.

Find out more information



Looking for an alternative route into a law career? 

Look to Dentons. We offer a six-year structured training apprenticeship which combines work and study, and gives you a law degree.

What's the Bright Future Apprenticeship Programme?

This exciting scheme gives you the opportunity to qualify as a solicitor and be awarded an LLB university degree by BPP University. Our six-year programme combines work-based learning in our London office and part-time study. You'll earn a £20,000 salary and have no university fees to pay. You'll have one day a week to study and attend classes at BPP University. Their Law School is based in the heart of London's legal district and has an excellent reputation for offering students the skills they need to succeed in law.

What's the application process?

We have four vacancies in London. The deadline for applications is 4 January 2019. The process involves:

■ Online application form
■ Online critical thinking exercise
■ Video interview (Insight Day)
■ Assessment centre 

Get your application started now

What will I do?

You'll work in our London office, in a variety of departments such as Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Corporate and Dispute Resolution. As you progress through your apprenticeship, you will be required to produce a portfolio with examples of work you have done. Examples of your tasks: preparing documents for a transaction, drafting a letter to a client and carrying out a piece of research. As you progress through the programme, you will be given more responsibility, including running parts of cases and meeting with clients. You'll receive comprehensive training and support throughout the apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed? 

You will build a portfolio of your tasks and experience.You will take exams and assessments to meet the requirements for the LLB degree. You will also be required to pass the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) centralised assessment, consisting of two parts. BPP University will provide you with guidance and assistance to help you pass these assessments.

What happens at the end of the programme?

If you pass all the required assessments to meet the solicitor apprenticeship standard, you will be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors, subject to the SRA’s usual checks of fitness to practice. We will discuss with you what roles are available at Dentons and it is our hope that all our apprentices will remain with us as newly qualified lawyers.

What will I earn?

You will earn a competitive starting salary of £20,000 which will increase as you progress through the apprenticeship programme. On top of that, you will receive 24 days holiday and enjoy numerous benefits. We believe social activities are vital to the happiness of our team, and they’re an important part of our firm’s culture. You can participate in a variety of activities, including football, netball, aerobics and quiz nights.

Is it right for me?

There’s no typical candidate for our apprenticeship programme. The expertise within our Firm is as diverse as the needs of our global clients – and we want to keep it that way. We look for people with a wide range of skills, aptitudes and personalities, with the potential to contribute to our growing success. We need to see a strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement. Ideally, we would like to see seven GCSEs at grade 6 or above (including maths and English) and ABB at A-level. You will need to be resilient, hard-working and have the drive and ambition to succeed in a highly demanding work environment.

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. 

Apply to the Bright Future Apprenticeship now

Step In Step Up Programme for Sixth Form Girls

Morgan Stanley is one of the world’s leading global investment banks and hosts a two day insight programme called “Step-in Step-up” (SISU) in their London Offices for Year 12 & 13 female students twice a year. This programme provides students with an in-depth introduction into investment banking alongside a comprehensive overview of how various divisions and roles interact with one another across the firm.

Participants will gain an understanding of an investment bank's various functions and will meet a variety of inspiring employees throughout the two days who will share their career insights and experiences.  The programme includes engaging case-studies, group presentations, panel sessions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.

SISU is held in February and July each year and the next intake will take place on 20th -21st February 2019. Please apply before the deadline of 6th Jan 2019 with your CV and cover letter.

Click here <>  to find out more about all our early career opportunities & here <>  to apply directly to the SISU programme.

Please get in touch with Morgan Stanley if you have any further questions -




Apprenticeships and work experience at top companies—apply now!

We've brought together the latest school/college leaver jobs and apprenticeships from leading employers. Click to apply below. 

Business gap year role

This one-year business placement at top IT company IBM gives you a chance to broaden your horizons and gain experience. The 'IBM Futures Gap Year' scheme is a great option if you're not sure whether to go to uni or straight into work.

View Gap Year role

Trainee manager

Become a trainee manager and gain a degree at the same time on this four-year apprenticeship programme at Green Core, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. 

View Apprenticeship



BDO is a global professional services firm which helps other companies with things like tax and auditing. They have four school leaver programmes to choose from: Tax, Auditing, Advisory and Outsourcing. They also have a Summer School work experience programme to help students gain skills and experience by working on real projects.

View All Opportunities

Data scientist 

You'll get to work on an exciting range of data science projects for a top employer that encourages you to think outside the box and innovate to come up with brilliant ideas. You'll study towards a degree, while at the same time earning a competitive salary. 

View Apprenticeship


Looking for an alternative route to a law career? Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, offers a degree apprenticeship that lets you qualify as a solicitor and be awarded an LLB, gaining the qualifications you'd normally get after finishing uni on a salary up to £20,000. 

View Apprenticeship


Bookings for The University of Manchester's Discover Days are now open.

Discover Days are informative, interactive events for aspiring undergraduate students who are interested in certain subject areas, but may not know exactly which course to choose. They are ideal for Year 12 students, or for other people applying to university through UCAS and considering Manchester. The booking form for teachers or individual students can be found here. The subjects for this autumn/winter are: 

  • Discover Law – 4 December 2018 
  • Discover Engineering – 5 December 2018
  • Discover Computer Science – 12 December 2018

We also wanted to highlight our Access Manchester schemes. At Manchester we want to recruit students who have the potential to be successful here regardless of educational or social background. Our Access Manchester schemes allow us to target and support talented students from backgrounds currently under represented in higher education. The website: allows students to look at the eligibility criteria and see which schemes would be relevant for them. There are schemes for students in both year 12 and 13 and from within and from outside Greater Manchester.

Applications for our flagship widening participation scheme, the Manchester Access Programme - which is open to year 12 students studying or living in Greater Manchester (and meeting other essential criteria) are now open until 5pm on 17th December 2018 so if you have any students that you would think would be eligible then please direct them towards the Manchester Access Programme website.


 Chartered Management Degree apprenticeship at Nottingham Trent, students can contact the university by phone or email to see which companies are offering it and how to apply.

BDO Summer School for Year 12s

 BDO Apprenticeships

Siemens supporting schools to encourage girls into engineering



Colchester Institute


STEM Roadshows

We're excited to launch our brand-new STEM roadshows.

You can choose from two pathways:

  • Engineering: Wind Turbines
  • Construction: Building a Brick Tower

Both roadshows require at least 30 minutes set-up and break-down time.

The maximum number of students is 30.

Each session will last approximately one hour.

Please click the link below to request a date. Please note that your booking will be provisional. Once we receive your booking we will confirm availability with our team and then be in touch to finalise the booking.

Book the STEM Roadshow


January Open Events


Booking in advance for these events is highly recommended and helps us welcome visitors quickly. Please encourage your young people to book their place via

Event Dates

Braintree Campus
Monday 14th January 2019, 5pm - 7pm

Colchester Institute
Wednesday 16th January 2019, 5pm - 7pm

Clacton Campus
Thursday 17th January 2019, 5pm – 6pm

Please find a copy of our promotional poster for download below. We'll also be posting you a copy of the promotional poster and postcards which can be shared with your students.

IBM are now hiring for Software Tester apprentices!

Are you currently looking at your options for after college or sixth form? IBM apprenticeships could be for you!

This new and exciting role offers an £18,000 annual salary and many other benefits…


As a Software Tester, you will be assisting our key clients as they introduce new technologies and softwares into their business. 
Software Test Specialists are essential in the development of our client solutions. They are experts at finding and fixing problems, even before they become issues. If you’re enthusiastic, curious, have a desire to be analytical and creatively solve problems whilst enjoying being a part of an integrated team, then this role is for you!


Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at grade 4-9, including maths and English language. You don’t need to be studying a technical A-Level or equivalent; we accept all subject backgrounds. You also don’t need any previous work experience!

Apply Now

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Deadline for GSK applications is 21st January


M&G are recruiting for an Investment Services Apprentice in the Portfolio Services team.

If you fancy a non-traditional route to joining investment banking this could be for you.


Government website on the impact of undergraduate degrees on earnings.

 Invest in Education are offering a 20% discount for those booking their Internship programmes if you book before end of December. Although the fees are £1750 minimum so not for everyone.  Day programmes are cheaper and have spaces.

Interactive school webinars, including various leading universities talking about different subjects at degree level ‘Right4me’

Skills for Care, includes a quiz to help students identify what roles may suit them

Degree apprenticeship at Tesco in food science and technology, £23,000 per year

What do graduates do?

Webinars from Bournemouth University

How to get into Events and luxury brands, cost is £47.50.

British Film Academy Network courses, applications now open.  There are fees for residential programmes but fairly priced.


We would like to invite you to attend Investment20/20 ‘Careers in Investment Management Insight Experience’ on 6th February hosted at Schroders.


This event aims to build your knowledge on the types of opportunities firms on the Investment20/20 programme offer to School/College students and Graduates, within the Investment Management Industry.

You will have the opportunity to meet employers and trainees who are passionate about their involvement in the programme.

Please click the “Registration” button below if you wish to attend.


Registration, pastries & refreshments


Financial Services and Emerging Talent:

Karis Stander, Managing Director, Investment20/20

Overview of emerging talent trends within the investment management industry and what employers are doing to attract greater diversity of young people into the sector.


Schroders Investment20/20 entry level programme:



Hear from three trainees about their experience and their roles:



Panel Discussion, question and answer session with today’s speakers




6th February 2019


1 London Wall Place



Closing date for Registrations: 30th January 2019. Places are limited, to avoid disappointment please register early.