07 May 2018

Careers Round-up May 2018

Read on in this edition for information on

Apprenticeships and internships
Cambridge events
Discover Days at Manchester University
Edinburgh Guarantee Schools Bulletin
Residential Summer Courses
Science: How to Land Science’s Most Extreme and Unusual Roles
Sports and Law: What’s it like to be a sports lawyer?
UCAS - The Benefits of going to an open day

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Apprenticeships and internships

Microsoft – see the many exciting opportunities at

Graduate Apprenticeships Information Evening Thursday 24 May - 6.30 - 7.30, Futures' Room at St George’s School for Girls

Robin Westacott, Director of Apprenticeships at Heriot-Watt University will be giving a presentation on exciting changes to degree-level qualifications.

He will give information on what graduate apprenticeships are, how they work, how they compare to traditional degrees and what Heriot-Watt University and  8 other universities in Scotland are doing. He will explain the benefits of learning while you earn in this growing field, the integrated nature of the programmes contextualised to the work place and the scope for Masters and stand alone MA/MSc from 2019 continuing to masters level. By September 2018 there will be 7 programmes running at Heriot-Watt University which include IT Management for Business, Software Development, Engineering, Manufacture and Design, Civil Engineering, Built Environment, Business Management and Business Management for Finance.  Other institutions will also running additional Cyber Security and Instrumentation, Measurement and Control programmes.

This is an area of education that is really changing and could provide your daughter with real opportunity, a degree and the skills that employers seek.

Email Steph Hall at if you wish to attend.

Ready to make an impact? Put yourself in focus as a Schroders apprentice

It’s never too early to start building your career in the City. And with an innovative asset management firm like Schroders, you’ll have everything you need to get off to the best possible start. A competitive salary. Personalised training. The chance to learn from industry experts. You name it. Best of all – as our attention will be firmly fixed on your development, you’ll also have a huge chance to show us what you can do. 

What roles are available?

We have apprenticeship opportunities available in the following areas of our business: technology and finance.

The Finance and Tax departments are critical to any organisation. The Finance department is made up of a number of teams with each performing a different role, such as billing and collecting fees from clients, analysing how the business has performed each month and forecasting how it is expected to perform in the future. Similarly, our Tax team provides support and advice to the global business in all tax matters, looking to minimise the amount of tax payable by the Group subject to the applicable laws and our Tax Strategy. Many people are attracted to work in these teams due to the variety of work they offer and the opportunity to understand what underpins the success of a business.

How to apply

When you apply for an apprenticeship, you will be asked to make an application for the business area you want to be placed in, either Technology or Finance. Each business area has a distinct and separate apprenticeship standard and training programme. 

We are looking for candidates with 96 UCAS points (using the 2017 UCAS Tariff calculator). You will need to be 18 years old by 3 September 2018 to apply for this intake. Applications are now open. Please note we recruit on a rolling basis so recommend you apply early.


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Newnham College Informal Open Afternoon – Wednesday 4th July 2018

Join us at Newnham College on Wednesday 4 July 2018 for our Informal Open Afternoon

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

·         Meet Newnham’s Admissions Tutor and gain an insight into the Cambridge Admissions process

·         Join a Q and A session and tour of the College with current undergraduates

·         Receive advice on preparation for interviews

Attendees who wish to join the University Open Day on Thursday 5 July can also book overnight accommodation at Newnham for Wednesday evening.

This Open Afternoon is for female students in Year 12 and above. Students who have completed their A Levels and are considering applying to Cambridge for 2019-20 are welcome to attend.

Booking can be found here:

Trinity Hall Modern & Medieval Languages Taster Day – 15th May 2018

Trinity Hall is running a Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) Taster Day for

sixth-form students at schools/colleges in the UK, who are currently studying at least one language.

The day will include useful and interactive sessions, run by Trinity Hall’s Directors of Studies for MML and Linguistics, on translation skills, the study of cultures and Cambridge’s admissions process. Attendees can also have a tour and eat lunch in Trinity Hall.

This event runs from 10.30am – 4pm. Attendees must be studying/have studied at least one foreign language at A Level (or equivalent) in a UK school/college.

Booking can be found here:

Discover Days: the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester's 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.

Discover Days in summer 2018 

See below for further information:

Edinburgh Guarantee Schools Bulletin

Each week they highlight the opportunities currently available through the Edinburgh Guarantee.

The Edinburgh Guarantee exists to make sure that every school leaver in Edinburgh will leave school with the choice of a job, Further Education or training opportunity.

Would you like to:

✔ find out about available opportunities for you?

✔ understand Edinburgh’s job market?

✔ explore your options on leaving school?

✔ find out where to get help to get into employment, further education or training?

For answers to these questions, please visit our website HUwww.edinburghguarantee.orgUH where you should Register, complete your Member Profile, sign up for Job Alerts and apply for the Current Opportunities advertised in this bulletin.

If you would like to speak to one of the Edinburgh Guarantee team to find out more about any of the opportunities, please call Sheena on 529 3525 or Julie on 529 2410 or email

The top ten positions to be advertised this week are:

BT Apprentice Programme - IT Software and IT Network

✓ Administrative Assistant - Modern Apprenticeship – Royal College of Nursing

✓ Children and Young People – Modern Apprenticeship – Training for Care

✓ Trainee Auditor – School Leaver Programme – Audit Scotland

✓ Housing Modern Apprenticeship – East Lothian Housing Association

✓ Trainee Developer – Modern Apprenticeship - CompanyNet

✓ Finance and Reservation Assistant – Exec Space

✓ Stonemason – Apprenticeship - Historic Environment Scotland

✓ Receptionist/Administration Assistant - Modern Apprenticeship – Edinburgh Trams

✓ Business and Administration - Modern Apprenticeships – Scottish Government

Residential Summer Courses

The Smallpeice Trust Launch two new year 12 (sixth form) Residential Courses

With a progressive approach, excellent facilities and career-relevant programmes, the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Engineering and Technology has an international reputation for attracting students and developing talented graduates who are highly sought after by employers.

Civil Engineering 24 – 26 July 2018

3 days, 2 nights full board residential £375

From the world’s tallest buildings to the most spectacular bridges, airports, hospitals etc, Civil Engineers provide society with the critical infrastructure we all need to function in a modern and successful society.

In this course you will learn about civil engineering materials, structural analysis and design.

To take part, you must be studying A Level Maths.

For find out more and how to book:

Motorsports Engineering 24 – 26 July 2018

3 days, 2 nights full board residential £395

Are you interested in a career working with cars? On this course you will be working alongside engineers and engineering students gaining practical insight into engineering principles, materials and technologies that shape the cutting-edge world of professional motorsport.

To find out more and how to book:

Science: How to Land Science’s Most Extreme and Unusual Roles

The great thing about the various branches of science is the sheer number of fields from which to delve into. This infographic highlights ten unusual jobs in science.

Sports and Law: What’s it like to be a sports lawyer?

Jason Saiban, of Charles Russell Speechlys, reveals what is involved in the role and how he got there.

Careers in Sport Live 2018,  1 November, Guildford: see details of event

UCAS - The Benefits of going to an open day

Advice for sixth formers from a fellow student on The UCAS Blog.…

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