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Take a look at the University events, Work Experience opportunities and Apprenticeship placements.

 

Aspire by upReach are launching their inaugural Aspire Webinar Series, including a Career Exploration Week. 

Running until December, these 10 free, live webinars include:

  • Expert panel sessions to provide top tips on students’ post-18 options, from university to apprenticeships.

  • A week of "Career Exploration" webinars, taking place in November, with insight from industry experts and the upReach team.

  • Opportunities to send questions to the panel during the live online events, running from 5:00pm-6:00pm (cameras/microphones will be off). Please see the attached poster below for more information and click here to register for the free webinars. 

 

The UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is taking place next week on Wednesday 20 October from 12 - 6pm.  Students and parents can register for their free place here.

The event will feature a wide range of exhibitors, virtual campus tours, vital webinars, and the chance to win one of five £100 Amazon Vouchers. The event is perfectly timed to help year 13s as they apply to university, including two special webinars on How to Write Your UCAS Personal Statement and Completing Your UCAS Application, students can also speak directly with admissions experts to receive vital application advice, and find out what they look for in a candidate. 

The event is also a fantastic opportunity for students in year 12 as they begin to consider their next steps after school or college. Students can explore their options by chatting with exhibitors and participating in the Careers and Employability, Student Life at University, and Degree Apprenticeships webinars.

Exhibitors will include the universities' of Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Kent,Newcastle, Swansea, Exeter, Aberdeen, Queen Mary, Lancaster, Middlesex, SOAS, Manchester Met, Liverpool, Southampton, Surrey as well as the National Apprenticeships Service. You can take part in this incredible free event anytime between 12 - 6 pm and generally students spend about an hour at the fair. 

We've put together some helpful resources to help;

1.  Activity sheets – Students can use these to help them fully engage and get the most out of the event. These can be downloaded for each year group here.

2. Event Tour Video - Discover what to expect and how the event works here.

 

The University of East London are hosting some Pre 16 webinars which are open to Years 10 – 11.

 

Why Go To Uni?, Thurs, 21st October, 16:15 – 17:00

This informative & interactive 45 minute webinar will explore why some people choose to go to University. We will be sharing the benefits of higher education, including the impact a degree can have on future career prospects as well as the social and transferrable skills gained by studying at university.

Biomedical Science Subject Taster, Tues, 16th November, 2021 16:15-17:00 

This webinar will look at what it is like to study Biomedical Science at degree level. It is an interactive and engaging webinar where we will cover subject specific information, future career pathways and personal student journey stories. The session is delivered by one of our Curriculum Ambassadors and allows attendees to explore a subject area, but also the opportunity to meet our current students to find out more about university life.

Uni vs Apprenticeships, Thurs, 25th November, 16:15 – 17:00 
So what should you do next? Apply for an apprenticeship or head off to Uni? Find out all you need to know about the different ways of learning, explore the pros and cons of each and look at pay vs student loan in this live webinar.

 

Inspired and led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - a part of GCHQ, girls in Year 8/9 in England can join free cyber security development days running this October. The CyberFirst Girls Development Day initiative is designed to increase understanding of the different specialisms within Cyber Security and equip girls with valuable, in-demand skills. 

There is a series of fun, interactive face-to-face one-day courses as well as virtual courses which are split over two days, to choose from. There will also be guest speakers and inspiring videos from inspirational female role models working in the industry.

On the day, the girls will be role playing as cyber security experts working for a fictitious app company, Sirius Cyberworks. Unfortunately, disaster has struck and there has been a serious breach of the company network - a new flagship app has been leaked.

The girls’ role is to work through four different parts of the company, uncovering how the leak happened whilst learning new cyber skills along the way. 

Places are limited so please register here.

 

Young Professionals are hosting a University Preparation and Transition Conferences with the University of Bath for those thinking about going to University or wanting to know more about life on campus and after graduating on Friday 29th October at 9:30 - 16:30.

Students just beginning to explore their next steps will be able to find out more about university, the financial implications and how to make the most of time in Sixth Form to strengthen an application. For those further along in the process, they will be delivering sessions that explore the way that students can make the most of university as a key step towards a successful career.

Morning Session Part 1:

  • Why go to Uni?
  • What’s it really like at Uni? + Student Q&A Panel
  • Making the most of the UCAS timeline
  • Demystifying Student Finance

Afternoon Session Part 2:

  • Have a look round the Uni of Bath campus - Live Virtual campus Tour!
  • Getting ahead with a Placement
  • Getting a graduate job - Employer Panel
  • Uni as a path to career success

Afternoon Session Part 3:

  • Where are we now - Alumni Panel
  • Go to Uni, Change the World

This conference is designed to offer advice and guidance to Post-16 learners on a range of essential topics to help decision making, boost confidence, strengthen applications and help make the move into higher education as smooth as possible. Please click here to book on this event.

 

InvestIN are running a series of bespoke, free-of-charge events for parents specifically designed to help enhance students' career potential. This term’s schedule includes sessions on how to break into medicine, learning leadership skills, launching a career to fight climate change & much more. Starting from the 6th October through to the 24th November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In partnership with Unifrog, the University of Leicester will be running a series of webinars in a variety of subjects looking at topics as diverse as the formation and evolution of Mercury, Dickens, the housing market crash and Venezuela's humanitarian crisis. For more information and to book a place, please use the links below;

Explore Geography - Mon 1st November - 4.30pm

Explore Economics - Tues 2nd November - 4.30pm

Explore Modern Languages - Wed 3rd November - 4.30pm

Explore Literature - Thurs 11 November - 4.30pm

 

Pearson College London and Escape Studios have been helping students break into the creative industries since 2002 and it all starts with a visit to their studios! They offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics.

Take the next step, get in touch, join an online event or visit their campus in central London. From one-to-one sessions to an Open Day and taster courses or webinars, there’s an event to suit everyone.

ON-CAMPUS OPEN DAY

Hear from their tutors and current students, learn about their courses and student life, and get all your questions answered.

November Open Day: 6th November at 10am

Or if you can't make it, sign up to their On-demand Open Day to access content whenever suits you

Book your place

 

The University of Leicester has put together an online virtual healthcare work related project where students can find out more about the varied and rewarding careers available in the NHS, as well as what skills and qualifications they need to work in healthcare.

Students can complete the project in their own time and they will also have the opportunity to attend some live sessions, where they will be able to hear from healthcare professionals about their experiences and ask any questions they have. The project will launch on the following date:

·       Saturday 9th April 2022

The project is completely free and is open to all students in Years 10 - 13. All students who complete the project will receive a certificate of completion at the end. Students can sign up for this project by completing this short application form.

 

On Saturday 23 October, ArtsEd Sixth Form in London will be hosting ‘Boys Day’ – an event aimed at those who would like to experience a day in the life of an ArtsEd Sixth Former. Boys Day is open to all in Years 9, 10 and 11 who identify as a boy and are looking to join the Sixth Form in the next couple of years. All abilities are welcome.

Boys Day is a brilliant opportunity to get first-hand experience of ArtsEd's outstanding vocational training and to work with our expert tutors. The day includes workshops in Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Acting, and Jazz, as well as opportunities to talk to current students and take a tour of our wonderful new facilities. Register for the event here.

 

Young Professionals are hosting a fantastic virtual work experience opportunity with St James’s Place Wealth Management. A 3-day Insight into Financial Services event series that’ll be taking place on the 25th, 26th & 27th of October.

The events will be covering all things from investment management and corporate real estate to cyber security and financial crime. The online work experience is open to all Sixth Form students.

 

Who are St. James’s Place?

St. James’s Place is a FTSE-100 wealth management business. Since they started trading in 1992, they’ve grown rapidly to be the largest company in their sector in the UK, with £129.3bn of client funds under management. They offer personalised advice that covers financial, investment and tax planning, designed specifically for their clients’ lifestyle goals and stage of life.

If you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of SJP as a business, then this is for you!

An insight to St. James’s Place Wealth Management 

  • Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th October, (9:00 - 16:00 each day)
  • Presentation on SJP’s heritage
  • A day in the life of an SJP partner
  • An overview of financial careers + additional opportunities within the business (cyber, technology, HR, marketing, investments & more)
  • Variety of presentations and interactive sessions to learn more about the industry
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • FREE event (limited places, first come first serve)

To register for this event please click here

 

Young Professionals have recently partnered with Clifford Chance (the second largest law firm in the world) to put on "a never before seen opportunity" with the firm - a one day Law Virtual Insight Experience in the October Half Term.

If you’re thinking of Law as a possible career on Tuesday October 26th from 9pm - 4pm Young Professionals will be hosting a Virtual Law Work Experience with Clifford Chance.

Clifford Chance is one of the world’s biggest law firms and they are giving students nationwide the chance to get an insight into the legal industry within a magic circle firm.

Hear from some of the most experienced lawyers and solicitors as they take you through workshops specifically designed for this event, as well as having the chance to ask your questions to the very best!

If you’d like to attend this rare opportunity make sure to apply quickly to ensure your spot is secured using this link.

Law Virtual Work Experience: 

  • Tuesday 26th October, 9am - 4pm 
  • Partner welcome talk 
  • An insight to law, their different departments and areas of work (including non law routes) 
  • Breakout rooms with solicitors in talking about different areas of law 
  • Workshops & interactive sessions 
  • Open to all Y11 to Y13
  • FREE opportunity but limited spaces

 

Work experience within the legal sector is very hard to come by Young Professionals are really excited to be able to share this opportunity with students! Together with BrowneJacobson they have put together another brand new fantastic Virtual Work Experience program to take place on Wednesday 27 October during the October Half Term Holidays. 

Many students are keen to get an insight into the legal world and with the incredible line-up of speakers Young Professionals have been able to bring together this is set to be one of the best opportunities available for those interested in a career in law.

BrowneJacobson are a top 50 law firm with offices all over the UK and revenues of £80million. This work experience is going to provide students with a fantastic insight into how a law firm works and makes money, the different departments they have and an opportunity to ask your questions to top legal professionals.

Law Virtual Work Experience: 

  • Wednesday 27th October, 9am - 4pm 
  • Senior Partner welcome talk
  • An insight to law, their different departments and areas of work 
  • Variety of speakers including QC’s, barristers & solicitors 
  • Talk from Shaun Wallace / Dark Destroyer (Barrister) from the Chase (ITV)
  • Talk from Lubna Shuja (2022 President of The Law Society) - “The importance of diversity and open access to a legal career for all” 

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion that they can add to their CV and talk about in their UCAS applications / future job interviews. They will also be provided with a reference from the firm. 

This opportunity is open to all students in Y10 to Y13. Register here.

 

Young Professionals are hosting a Business & Entrepreneurship Insight Event with NatWest on Thursday 28th October

Are you interested in a career in Banking & Finance? Perhaps thought about becoming an entrepreneur or business owner? If so then this event is for you!

NatWest will give us an insight into the operation as one of the UK’s biggest banks. The event will also be predominantly focusing on entrepreneurship and what it takes to be successful in the world of business.

The webinar is designed to bring out each of the following three topics to life through discussion and break out exercises. The topics are: 

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Defining Entrepreneurial Purpose

NatWest Group is the largest business and commercial bank in the UK, with a leading retail business. They are the biggest supporter of the business sector – banking around 1 in 4 businesses across the UK and Ireland, from start-ups to multinationals.

If you like the sound of hearing about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur in today's world and are interested in banking and finance then this event is for you!

The online event is open to: Y11 - Y13 and if you’d like to apply to this exclusive event, please click on the registration link here.

 

Pilot Careers Live event is being held on the 6th November and it might be useful for students thinking about an avaition career. 
 
Speakers and exhibitors include airlines like Ryanair as well as many Approved Training Organisations and Universities from all over the UK. Visitors will be able to get a unique insight to life as a pilot with the airlines, aviation degree courses, advice on the selection process and the pilot training journey explained. It's all there! Take a look at what to expect here.

Questions the event will answer:

  • What qualifications do you need?
  • The selection process explained.
  • Covid-19 and training.
  • UK vs European licences.
  • What are the costs?
  • When can you start?
  • Life as a pilot - what can you expect?
  • How to combine a university degree with pilot training.
  • Pilot apprenticeships.
  • What are the job prospects?
  • What are the salaries?
  • What does the training include?
  • What are the different types of training available?

The event will be split into two 4-hour sessions, morning and afternoon, to allow for social distancing. Other appropriate Covid protection measures will be in place.

For tickets and full information please click here.

 

Registration is now open for the virtual UK Higher Education Expo on 24th November. This event highlights Higher Education information from Universities across the UK. Students can register here for this event for free.