Thursday, 17 December 2009

UCAS information regarding invitations to submit essays, portfolios or attend an interview or audition

This year those universities and colleges that may interview or audition or request additional work, such as an essay or a portfolio, will be able to indicate through Course Search that a course may require one of these elements. In addition, a university or college will be able to send invitations to applicants online. If an applicant receives an invitation they must reply online using Track. They have an opportunity to accept, decline or request an alternative time and date. If they need to change the date they will need to do this directly with the university or college.Students will receive notification that a change has occurred on their application and should be vigilant in replying to the invitation on Track as soon as possible. Applicants accepting verbally with a university must also reply online using Track by the time and date given.
Careers Team

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Business Information Update - free book

Dr David Gray of the Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, has recently produced a book entitled "Business Studies Update 2009/10." Its goal is to assist teachers and students of business and related subjects in their teaching and learning, giving up to date examples of theory and practice.

The publication is available to download free of charge from their website at so please help yourself.

Careers Department

Not Going To Uni - Alternative ways forward

Tom Mursell is the head of an organisation known as "" It looks at alternatives to University that don't necessarily hold back careers but allow young people to develop their careers in productive and meaningful ways, often acquiring professional qualifications along the way.

Tom's new update gives you a helpful snapshot into the careers and learning opportunities with some of the UK's largest employers. Written details are below...

Tesco's 12-month Trainee Management Programme is ideal for students who want to get on with their careers; who aim high and want independence, responsibility and a salary – instead of university debts. The programme is for students with 180 UCAS points (three A-levels grade A-D (or equivalent) and GCSE Maths and English grade A-C. To find out more click here.

The NHS offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With over 1.3 million employees and more than 350 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications. To find out more about what’s available, check out

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) offer a Certificate in Business Accounting for school/college leavers interested in a career as a Management Accountant. The CIMA qualification gives students a great opportunity to learn while they earn. All students need is the desire to succeed in business, and competence in mathematics and the English language. To find out more click here.

Lifetime is the UK’s number one training provider for the leisure industry and trains over 12,000 people every year. Its courses include apprenticeships, work based learning (NVQs) and in-house training. Lifetime also offers flexible distance learning courses for individuals wanting to enter or progress in the fitness and leisure sector. Go to to find out more.
Best wishes, The Careersbox Team

To check out our film library click the following link and then choose a film from the desired sector to: If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact Careersbox on 01223 240099 or by e-mail on as the preferred digital media partner of the Institute of Career Guidance is working to help bridge the information gap in the careers guidance arena by providing the right media to the right people at the right time

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Financial Services Case Study Films

View the new Financial Services case study films
Visit the Directions website

Developed by the Financial Services Skills Council, Directions is an online careers information service, providing specialist and sector approved information on careers in financial services, accounting and finance. With regular updates and new materials released on an ongoing basis, Directions reflects the changing nature of the industry.

We hope you will find Directions a valuable resource in supporting your work, with access to specialist job profiles and video case studies, top tips about finding a job in the sector and links through to a range of employer recruitment pages.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Free UCAS Sessions at the Clothes Show Live

Free UCAS sessions

Attending the Clothes Show Live 4-9 December? Clothes show live For the first time, UCAS will be running free presentation-based sessions at Clothes Show Live. Come along to the UCAS stand at the College Forum to find out how to apply to University and College courses in the UK and how to find the right course for you. These sessions will be run on a first come, first served basis:
• Monday 7 December: 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

• Tuesday 8 December: 11 am, 12pm

• Wednesday 9 December: 11 am, 1pm and 3pm

We've got some of the hottest jackets at the show! Well, jacket covers anyway.
Attendees to this year’s Clothes Show can take advantage of some significant discounts on UCAS publications. Please visit us at the UCAS stand and take advantage of a 10% discount on all publications as well as copies of our best selling Progression Series which will be available to buy for just £10 a copy instead of the normal RRP of £15.99.
The Progression Series offer tips and advice to students on applying to the most competitive subjects including Art & Design and Media and Performing Arts. We look forward to seeing you at the show.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

From the Vega Science Trust
Recently broadcasted on BBC2's Learning Zone, this series of science careers videos gives a unique insight into the everyday lives of young scientists and engineers from more unusual backgrounds.
What do scientists actually do? What is it like being a scientist? Most television science reports on completed work, and usually features the senior scientific figures that spearhead it. But real science is a rather different beast.
snapshots gives insights into the lives of young people at the cutting edge of British science and engineering. Whether or not they will go on to be Nobel Laureates or FRS's, Dysons or Gates of tomorrow (and it will be fun trying to spot them) these are the people making them happen.
One more link to check out:

Friday, 13 November 2009

Careers in Sport

With the help of organisations such as the Premier League, the Football Association, Rugby Football Union, English Cricket Board, Radio 1, Youth Sport Trust, UK Sport and many more leading sports organisations Careers in Sport is for any 16 – 19 year olds interested in studying or working in the sports industry. For further information go to

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Know your rights at work

Please click on the film below for information regarding films in the Careers Department after half term.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

University Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

How do the following sound to you...

"£1800 if you sing in the Bath Abbey Choir"
"£5000 if you are the first in your family to do a degree"
"£1500 if you have a golf handicap of 3, or less"
If these sound interesting and you intend going to University, come and read our new book, University Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries in the Careers Department and find out if there are funds out there that you can access.
Careers Department
Autocity - bringing automotive careers to life

The Institute of the Motor Industry have a huge careers resource called Autocity which covers every job imaginable in the motor sector. It is the best place to direct anyone who has an interest in working in the motor industry.
For every job role you’ll find information on salary, skills and qualifications required and details of career path opportunities as well as case study film interviews with people who actually do the job.

Visit for everything you need to know about careers in the motor industry and sign up for Autocity Live to receive updates on the sector.

Click here to watch the message from the Institute of the Motor Industry’s Careers Manager

Friday, 9 October 2009

Good websites for Fashion and Textile students
Visit Skillfast-UK’s dedicated website to find:

  • Job profiles
  • Case studies
  • Facts and figures
  • Training and qualification information
  • Resources
Interested in design or science? This is a good website if you are interested in a career in textiles.
For those with an interest in a career in fashion. Here you will job profiles, case studies, advice on work experience AND information on relevant qualifications. You can also read and listen to “top tips”, from leading names in the fashion industry, including Lulu Guinness and TopShop, who tell you what you need to do to succeed in what is an extremely competitive industry.

0800 06 88 077 (CanUCutIt)
A direct dial number for those aged 18 or over who want specific advice about a career in fashion.

Becoming a Solicitor or Barrister

The 2009/10 edition of The Lawyer Guide to a Career in Law is now available in the Careers Library. This is a valuable resource for Year 12 and 13 students who are interested in training as solicitors or barristers.
Another valuable resource to check out is The Lawyer's student website, , which can be used alongside the guide. The website is also packed with news, features, analyses and blogs on all the latest developments in the legal market. All the articles are pitched at a level that is suitable for non-qualified lawyers whatever the age.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Vega Science Trust - science careers videos

Various science related career videos recently broadcast on BBC2's Learning Zone:

Biochemist, Building Services Engineer, Computer Engineer, Cosmologist, Ecologist, Entomologist, Environment Scientist, Food Scientist, Mass Production Engineer, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Physicist, Psychologist, Quantum Chemist, Robitics Engineer.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

New Connexions Location in Cambridge

The Connexions centres have free access to the internet, comprehensive information on work, training, education and lifestyle issues. Connexions Information Advisers can help you with applying for jobs and signpost you to lots of very useful information. You can visit other Connexions centres during college holidays, but Long Road students are advised to see the Long Road Connexions Advisers.

New Connexions Location in Cambridge

Cambridge’s Connexions centre has now moved back into the Central Library from its temporary base at Shire Hall. Connexions will be open for business as usual from 29 September on the third floor of the library.

The phone number for Connexions within the library will be 01223 728 500.

Drop-in times: Monday - Friday 1:30 - 4:30
  • nearest public car park Grand Arcade
  • Public transport
    Bus Station in Drummer Street/Bus Stops in
    Emmanuel Street, 400 yards. Railway Station 1 mile
  • Public toilet
  • fully accessible for all. Escalators (up only within the building) and 2 lifts to all 3 floors
  • Photocopier- 3 self-service black and white photocopiers. 1 on 2nd floor near the newspapers and magazines; 2 on 3rd floor - one near the CDs, DVDs and games and the other in the Cambridgeshire Collection ; 1 self-service colour photocopier on the 1st floor near the welcome desk
  • Fax - Staff-operated fax from 2nd floor welcome desk
  • Computers - 42 computers. 5 children's computers. 21 Learning Centre computers. 6 accessible computers. Use of the computers is available to library members and is free of charge, usually limited to 1 hour per day.
  • Printer - A4 colour on each floor. Printing charges can be found here Microfiche and microfilm reader printers - on 3rd floor in the Cambridgeshire Collection
  • Note/ coin change machines on 3rd floor

USA College Day – 3 October 2009 from 10 AM – 3 PM

If you have not yet registered for College Day and are interested in undergraduate study in the US, this is the last week to register!

USA College Day – 3 October 2009 from 10 AM – 3 PM

At College Day, nearly 100 universities and educational service providers will be on-hand to answer your questions about the application process, funding and US student life.

Remember to register online in advance to take advantage of free entry to this unique event! Registration is available on the door at a fee of £5/person (cash only).
If you have enquiries related to the event, please email:

If you are interested in undergraduate study in the US, then this event should not be missed!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Occupational, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy

For those considering going to university when they leave college the University of East Anglia (UEA) are holding an Open Day on 3rd October.

At the Open Day students will get the chance find out information about subjects like Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy.
The 3 films on the right will give students a feel for these courses and you can click here to view an online programme of the day and find out full details of the event.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Carrersbox Films Update

Careersbox, the UK's free careers film library, now has over 350 job profile films and the collection is still growing. This month they have added some new job profile films, showing real-life experiences.

New films
After a number of enquiries for a film about veterinary practice Careersbox is pleased to announce that they now have a fantastic Vet film in the library. They also been busy in Wales working on a collection of Welsh language films, all of which are available in English too. Don't forget that you can download any of their films by joining Film Club which will also means you receive updates every time they add new films to the library.

Pre-school & Fitness Professionals Required

One of the UK's leading deliverers of high quality sports provision, Sports Xtra, are looking to recruit for various positions in Cambridgeshire.

As well as the opportunity to work with the most innovative and progressive company in our sector, we will offer you excellent rates of pay, an industry-leading professional development and training program as well as the chance to build a career in professional sports coaching. You'll need to be reliable, committed to delivering to the highest standards, suitably qualified yet keen to progress and very good at what you do.

Due to a high demand for our services, we have opportunities and suitable hours to suit most people's circumstances and availability whether full-time or part-time. We are currently looking for coaches to deliver the following sessions:

Gymnastics & Dance: We have several opportunities for specialist dance and gymnastics teachers. In terms of dance styles we are particularly seeking street dance and cheerleading instructors.

Sports Coaching: We offer various sports coaching sessions in schools, on Saturday mornings and in school holidays. All our coaches must be capable of delivering high quality sessions in a range of different sports.

Funfit: A programme that brings health and fitness alive to schools. We are seeking quality coaches and fitness professionals to deliver these sessions.

Funfit Pre-School: Movement and physical activity-based classes for children under five. We provide a fantastic programme for this age-group including a variety of themes.

Holiday Camp: Our Sports Xperience offers children a full day of activity in holiday times these fun interactive days require coaches who are passionate about sport whilst in a fun environment.

Positions are available with an immediate start, so please submit a CV and covering letter for consideration as soon as possible.
Apply now:
Mobile: 07711 653916
For more details:

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Film and Media Technician New Entrant Scheme opens for applications

Applications are now open for The Film and Media Technician New Entrant Scheme a 12-month training and work placement programme. This national scheme provides an opportunity for 10 successful applicants to gain the knowledge and skills required to establish a career in the technical areas of film and television media libraries. Available for new starters in the industry, it is delivered by FOCAL International, Film London, and the Hertfordshire Skillset Academy.

Potential applicants must be over 18 and new entrants to the industry and demonstrate a commitment to working in the film archive and library sector. Applications are now available at; the deadline is Friday 30 October 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Get careers moving with

Find out about
• the types of jobs available in passenger transport
• the people who work in the sector
• potential career development and progression

Developed by GoSkills, the sector skills council for passenger transport, provides the latest information on working
in the sector, including an in-depth suite of job profiles and access to a range
of case studies. The site will enable you to see the wide variety of roles and
opportunities offered by this interesting and diverse sector.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Design Event & Compose Event

Design Event
An opportunity to help you decide what and where to study within creative areas in a lively, stimulating exhibition.

London: Excel
17-18 November 2009

Manchester: Manchester Central Convention Complex
30 November-01 December 2009

Compose Event
An opportunity to help you get in touch with higher education institutions offering performing arts, music, dance, drama, broadcast and multi-media production related courses.

Manchester Central Convention Complex
13 October 2009

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Fashion videos...


For those of you who are interested in the world of fashion and textiles, try clicking on the two links that follow. The first is for a short film on what it means to be a Designer, whilst the second looks at a Garment Technologist.

Designer: click here
Garment Technologist: click here

Volunteer Youth Workers Wanted...

Young Lives and Cambridgeshire County Council are working in partnership to assist people who would like to pursue a career in Youth Work.

The role is voluntary and you will receive FREE Entry Level Youth Work training, support and a guaranteed placement within Cambridgeshire County Council for 6 months. You will also be paid reasonable travel expenses.

More info: Come to our informal information evening on Tuesday 21 July between 5.30 and 7.30pm at Young Lives, 1st Floor, 11 Bridge Street, St Ives where representatives from Young Lives and Cambridgeshire County Council will be present to answer your queries.

If you can’t make it please contact Angela Haylock, email:, phone 01480 494333 or 07852 451252

We are committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates will need to undertake a CRB check at the appropriate level.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

University of East Anglia - Open Day and student films

For those considering going to university when they leave college next year the University of East Anglia (UEA) are holding an Open Day on 3rd July.

At the Open Day prospective students will get the chance to tour the campus facilities and find out information about any one of more than 300 courses on offer including specialist subjects such as Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy from the School of Allied Health Professions which can lead to rewarding careers.

The 3 films below will give students a feel for these courses and you can click on this link to find out full details of the Open Day.

Occupational Therapy: click here
Speech and Language Therapy: click here
Physiotherapy: click here

Apprenticeship Training Opportunities

Hello all

Just a quick reminder for you all that the YMCA will be setting up a stand near to Reception today over the lunch period. They are here to speak to anyone interested in their Apprenticeship training programmes (Childcare, Business Admin, Customer Services) and will be pleased to advise on how to enrol for a place after Long Road. For anyone who thinks that these courses are simply for low achievers, please think again – they are currently offering courses up to NVQ level 3 and so offer a real alternative to classroom study.
Careers Department

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Whistlebrook Limited - IT Job Vacancies

We are an IT logistics company based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, so would appeal to students who have completed any IT or Computer Study courses who will be leaving this summer in search of work.

Complete job descriptions for all our vacancies can be found on our website :, however, here are some headline opportunities of particular interest...

Trainee Support Analyst
This position would suit a good problem solver with a thirst to broaden their knowledge across many disciplines, gain valuable commercial experience and awareness of IT in a worldwide corporate arena.
Trainee JAVA Analyst / Developer
Full details of this role can be found on our website.
Trainee BI Analyst / Developer
Full details of this role can be found on our website.

In General, we are looking for enthusiastic and confident applicants with good basic IT skills and good English grammar.

Whistlebrook work with leading edge, modern IT platforms such as Java, PowerBuilder, Cognos and Microsoft technologies and trainees securing a position here would continue to learn and develop their skills with a view to progressing their careers with us.

Anyone interested in applying should visit our website, decide which position they'd be most interested in, and send a covering letter and CV to me at

If you have any questions at all, please contact me by email or on the number below.

Kind regards

Victoria M Parchment

Whistlebrook Limited
T +44 (0) 1480 309 550 F +44 (0) 1480 878 233 W

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Careers conferences for students who want to become Doctors or Lawyers

We organise conferences for students hoping to enter the medical and legal professions. Our next events will be:
Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor Saturday 27 February 2010, 10.00am-4.30pm, University College London
Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer Saturday 6 March 2010, 10:00am-4:30pm, The College of Law, London
Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor Saturday 20 March 2010, 10.00am-4.30pm, University of Manchester

The careers conferences give students the opportunity to:
- Gain practical advice on getting into university and the profession of their choice
- Talk to university admissions tutors and university students
- Find out about the career and its specialist fields
- Speak with solicitors, barristers / doctors
- Discuss their academic options, alternatives and related careers

Careers Advisers, teachers and parents also find the conferences valuable and are welcome to attend.

For full details on the events, including costs and the application form,please visit our website (www

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Apprenticeships in Business Admin, Childcare and Customer Services

For anyone interested in Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Childcare or Customer Services, there will be a stand in the reception area of college on 17/6 between 12.00 and 2.00pm. The YMCA will be there to give details of what opportunities they have for college leavers and it will be a great chance to ask any nitty-gritty questions you have always wanted to ask about training, but haven't had the opportunity before.

Good luck, Careers Department

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Summer computing science workshops at the University of East Anglia (Norwich)

Excellence East presents
Summer computing science workshops at the University of East Anglia (Norwich):

Programming Robots - Years 8 & 9
Wednesday 8 July, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Computer Games Programming - Years 10 & 11
Wednesday 15 July, 10.00 - 4.00pm

Closing date: Friday 12 June (we may be able to take applications after this date if places are still available)
£15.00 full fee (free and subsidised places are available to students who require financial assistance).

If you would like more information, please speak to Sue Sentance or Alan Stinchcombe

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Admissions Events at University of Cambridge

Admissions Events at Fitzwilliam College
Please go to the following website to find details about the following events at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge:
1. Open Days for prospective applicants,
2. Progress in Geography Conference for geography students and their teachers.

Please note:
If students cannot attend Open Days they are welcome to visit on other dates and should contact to arrange a visit.

The University Open Days in 2009 are to be held on 2 and 3 July.
Further information and an on-line registration form will be available in April 2009 at:

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Open Evening at Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge Airport on Thursday 23rd April or Thursday 30th April 2009

Marshall Aerospace is now introducing a new higher education pathway available to students in our area. Aero Academy, a division of Marshall Aerospace of Cambridge Ltd., has entered into a new partnership with Kingston University in order to provide a new Foundation Degree course from October 2009.
Aero Academy, available locally at Cambridge Airport, is both practical and academic in content, which leads to a Foundation Degree and the potential of a successful career in the MRO (aircraft maintenance and repair) or related industries. It can also enable students to achieve an honours degree through an additional top-up year of full time study through flexible part time study over a longer period. The design of the programme draws on the Marshall tradition of high quality apprentice training and then Kingston University's expertise in developing vocationally relevant higher education.

Successful graduates of the course will be well placed to join the aerospace workforce and find a role within the industry where there is a shortage of skilled fitters, technicians and engineers. Graduates from our programme will have a wide range of career opportunities and be able to specialize, in their final year, in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical or design. We will also provide coaching and support in regard to job applications with aircraft maintenance organisations such as Marshall Aerospace and Inflite Engineering as well as Aircraft operators. Others may decide to use the transferable skills offered by Foundation Degree to progress to further professional qualifications.

The course covers a range of subjects required for a job in the industry, such as theory of flight, fault finding and repair techniques in both mechanical and electrical work, plus developing essential handskills from working metal and operating machinery. During the course, supervised work experience will be provided in conjunction with project assignments.

Marshall Aerospace is currently seeking candidates for the two year programme with a predicted 140 points, ideally including A-level mathematics plus a science subject. For those candidates who do not meet their predicted grades in these subjects a one-year introductory programme leading onto the two year course is available. Applicants will require a minimum of 80 points. Both the two and three year programme will be delivered entirely at Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge, with learning and hands-on experience taking place in classroom and workshop environments. pathways are available for those students wishing to progress on to an honours degree.

Students interested in finding out more about these opportunities are invited to attend an Open Evening at Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge airport on Thursday 23rd April or Thursday 30th April 2009. Please register your interest in attending one of these events by emailing or writing to the address below. Students with a particular interest in applying for a place this year (starting October 2009) are asked to send a CV by post or email as soon as possible to:

Pam Lord
Marshall Aerospace Aero Academy
The Quorum
Barnwell Road

Open Day at Cambridge University Department of Engineering Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd July 2009

The University of Cambridge Department of Engineering opens it's doors for two afternoons again this year. Both days will be the same in content, with exhibits and demonstrations, sample lectures, talks on undergraduate options, and guided tours of some of the Department's research laboratories, workshops and other facilities. Staff and students will be on hand to answer questions and to provide information and advice.

The main activities run from 2pm - 5pm. However, there will be a lecture about Engineering Admissions at Cambridge commencing at 1:15pm each afternoon for those that have been unable to attend a college Open Day. All are welcome to attend. There are no restrictions on numbers, parties are welcome and there is no need to book. Please note that these two days are the only days on which it is possible to look around the Department. Programmes will be issued upon arrival, but a preview (which will be updated as July approaches) is available on our Open Days website: click here
If you cannot make it in July or you want to get an even better feel for what to expect if you can, then visit their Virtual Open Day: Click here To find out more about the Department's courses see the 'Undergraduate Courses and Admissions' section of their website:

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Student Jobs, Internships and Graduate Jobs

Our college has recently been contacted by "Employment4students", an organisation that has set up a website specifically to help students with the latest student jobs, part time jobs, temporary jobs, internships and graduate jobs and the best deals for students. They claim to advertise a range of jobs opportunities and work, from summer jobs to Christmas jobs, and you can go directly to their website by clicking here.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Vacancy for Engineering Construction Apprenticeships

VACANCY: Engineering Construction Apprenticeships Age: 16+
Job Description:
This International company who have designed and manufactured steam-generating technology
since 1895 are looking to recruit well-motivated individuals onto their Engineering Construction
Apprenticeship programme. Gaining an NVQ level 2 in Engineering Construction in the 1st year, candidates then specialise in a particular discipline of the industry, including Welding, Steel Erecting, Mechanical Fitting, Pipefitting and Project Control. August 2009 start.

You will need:
Applicants should be prepared to live away from home, have a mature outlook and be well
motivated. GCSE passes at Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English, Maths and IT would be
preferred. (Closing date: 30.04.2009).

Training Offered:
Training is delivered at the company Training Centre in the West Midlands. Block release to
complete a Technical Certificate in Engineering Construction at Leeds & Hull College. Time will also be spent on sites.

How To Apply :
For an application form or more information contact Sue Parker on 0121 530 5169. Alternatively you may also visit the company’s website if you wish to apply on-line and go to the careers section.

Additional Information:
Pay in 1st year £85 p w plus board & lodging off site.
When working on site £5.51 p h (help with fares and/or accommodation if necessary).
Hours: 38 hours per week

Provider: Nature of Training:
Doosan Babcock Energy Limited Engineering Construction
Training Department
PO Box 8
Birmingham New Road
West Midlands Contact: Sue Parker Tel: 0121 530 5169
Fax: 0121 530 5103

Ski or Snowboard Qualifications - Instructor Internship Opportunity For School Leavers - 35 places left!

Instructor Internship Opportunity For School Leavers - 35 places left!

This fantastic opportunity gives school leavers the chance to obtain a ski or snowboard qualification and paid employment as a trainee instructor.

The approaching 2009-10 winter season will be the fourth year we have offered this program and it has been very successful with both students and employing ski resorts. This year we are especially excited because we have several Internship Placements in Whistler Canada during the 2010 Winter Olympics!!!

If you're interested in this opportunity the following resources may be of use: USA & CANADA INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE FOR 09-10 WINTER SEASON! EA Ski & Snowboard Training, is offering a unique opportunity for you to travel and work in the USA or Canada. Their Instructor Internship Program is very popular because it enables you to develop your skiing / snowboarding skills, get certified and experience working as an instructor.

Instructor Internship Program Details:
· Ski / Snowboard Instructor job placement at Lake Tahoe
· Three to four weeks training and accommodation on arrival (length dependent on location)
· Assistance obtaining required work Visa · Further training opportunities throughout the season · Internationally recognised ski or snowboard certification
· Lots of fun and great times - ski powder all season!
· Open to beginner through advanced level skiers and snowboarders
· Previous ski or snowboard experience is not required · Applicants must be 18 years of age by December
· Dates – Late November / early December (flexible start time) through to late April Lake Tahoe USA, Whistler & Banff Canada ... Choose your Perfect Winter Playground!

If you are interested in this exciting internship opportunity please visit our website at and fill out an online registration form to get your FREE Instructor Starter Kit today! (Packed with goodies and guides to get you ahead of the game!)

Please feel free to contact me personally with any further questions regarding our Instructor Internship Program. We look forward to seeing you out on the snow!

Kind regards, Stephen

EA Ski & Snowboard Training

RLSS National Lifegaurd Qualfication

RLSS National Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

The Leys School (Ley's Leisure)
Saturday 4th to Thursday 9th April
9:00am - 6:00pm (approx)
£250.00 (includes lifeguard manual, tuition and assessment fees
Simba Kazhanje (tutor)

All applicants must be aged 16 or over at the start of the course and be proficient swimmers, able to tow casualties in water. Enrol early to secure a place.

For more details and an application form, contact:

Leys Leisure
The Leys School
Trumpington Road
01223 508 986

If there are insufficient numbers booked on to the course, then the course will be cancelled.

Careers Event, 25/3/09

Don't forget today's Careers Event. Exhibitors include Gap Year Organisations, Employers, Training Providers and other FE colleges.

This is your chance to ask the right questions to the right people, and it could turn your whole future around.

Even if you think you have your future career sorted out, there's no reason why you shouldn't use this opportunity to put together a great back up plan.

You should have been given a sheet of paper in your last tutorial session that will tell you who is attending and where you can find them. Your tutor will also tell you what time to meet up, and then you can all go down to the hall together.

Good luck, Careers Department

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

LOCAL Job Vacancies in catering

Digby Trout Restaurants at Duxford Imperial War Museum Cambridge

* Full and part time staff for various shifts
* General Catering Assistant
* Kitchen Porters

Responsibilities include:

* Assist in all areas of front of house
* Handling of the Cash Register
* Back of House Duties
* Use of Dishwasher

Required Knowledge and Skills

Attention to Detail
Good Communication Skills
Good Team Player

Contact David Bent/ Jamie Bamber
01223 839203

Burwell Swimming Pool Qualified Lifeguards wanted

Burwell Swimming Pool Qualified Lifeguards wanted

May - October

Most sessions will be evenings or weekends plus day time sessions during school holidays.

For more information please contact Jane Fowler on 01638 602 905

Undergraduate Study in the US Seminar

Undergraduate Study in the US Seminar – 7 April , 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Students and parents are invited to attend this seminar to gain a better understanding of what it means to pursue an undergraduate degree in the US. The seminar will cover the following topics: choosing a university, applying to universities and funding your studies. Please note that this seminar is targeted at those interested in applying to begin their studies in September 2010, rather than those hoping to apply for autumn 2009 entry.
You may register for the seminar on the Fulbright website. For more information about the event, please email:

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Planning, Engineering and Construction

Please note that a new display has been put up in the Careers Department next to Student Services. The theme of the display is “Planning, Engineering and Construction”, and includes a powerpoint show of examples of this type of work. Furthermore, we have materials from international companies based in the local area, with examples of their work throughout the UK and abroad. If you would like to find out more, come and take a look.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Careers Event at The Leys School

The Careers Department was contacted this week to let us know that there is to be a Careers Event held on 7th March between 9.00 am and 12.30pm at The Leys. They have a wide range of employers and organisations on information stands, including Gap Year Organisations, and entry is by ticket only.

We have tickets at the Careers Department, so if you think you would like to attend, please come on down and ask for a ticket from Jennie/Jolene/Andy.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Sustainable Food at Writtle

Writtle College Welcomes You.
Writtle College educates a diverse spectrum of people, from school leavers to postgraduates, through a stimulating range of full-time, part-time and short programmes. We offer unrivalled excellence in subjects centred around the natural environment and equally inspiring courses in sport, design and management. Read on to find out more detailed information about your chosen subject area.

Sustainable Food at Writtle College

Writtle College now offers:

* Sustainable Food Management courses at Foundation and Undergraduate degree level.

* BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management with Marketing & Supply Chain Management or Business Management
* Global Crop Production
* Arable Crop Production
* Farm Livestock Production

* FdSc Sustainable Food Management

* Higher Certificate in Food Studies

Writtle College has developed these courses specifically to offer a holistic approach to Sustainable Food Management, encompassing all aspects of the food supply chain from on-farm production, through processing to marketing and retail. Students will be equipped to enter the food industry in a wide range of careers. The Food Industry as a whole is multi-faceted, covering primary producers, food analysts, packaging & processing technologists, marketing specialists, regulatory bodies and those with a specific interest in aspects of food culture. Of course, we all like our food; the opportunities for well-qualified individuals to enter into the food industry as a profession are becoming more widespread as interest and awareness improves.

"One in four food science and technology roles in the food and drink industry remain unfilled, representing a shortage of more than 2,000 qualified professionals'." - Improve, Food & Drink Sector Skills Council

Predicted roles after graduation include primary food production, food processing, new product development, supply chain, technical and quality assurance and retailer. All options can be studied full or part-time so are ideal for those who wish to study around their job or lifestyle.
If you would like any further information or would just like an informal chat about the course or future career paths, please contact the Food Management Co-ordinator Jenny Ruth on 01245 424107 or email Alternatively, click here to link to our website at

©2008 Writtle College, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR

Anglia Ruskin University Open Days for Years 12 and 13

Please note that the Careers Department has just received information regarding Anglia Ruskin University HE Information Days and Taster Days. This is one of the most popular University choices for Long Road Sixth Form students so we thought we’d highlight it for you. These special days are available for years 12 and 13 and give insight into University life and courses.

HE Information Days are ideal for Year 12 students who are thinking about their future. A mixture of talks and activities are provided which will both inform you about HE opportunities, whilst inspiring you to think constructively about how to achieve your goals. Typically, these run from 10am – 3pm and lunch is provided.

Subject Specific Taster Days are a great way for level 3 students to find out more about how a specific subject is taught at University level. The External Liaison Team is happy to discuss your requirements in detail and can develop Subject Specific Tater activities which support your syllabus.

To find out more, email or call 0845 196 4725. So far, taster days are available in Health and Social Care, Education, Science and Technology, Arts. Law and Social Sciences, and Business.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Business and Entrepreneurship - a Reggae Story!

For those of you who like the idea of keeping in touch with the cutting edge of business development, please note that the Judge Business School of Cambridge University is due to begin its "Enterprise Tuesday" Lecture Series again on 20th January. The first speaker will be Levi Roots, last seen on "Dragons Den" trying to convince the Dragons to back his idea of Reggae Reggae Sauce!

Levi's talk will be about, "When do you pursue an opportunity and when do you decide not to? The role of intuition versus cold analytical decision making will be explored".

For a direct link for information about the lectures, click on and select the more icon in the left hand column of the section headed Enterprise Tuesday.

If you would like to attend this lecture, or any of the others on the timetable, then please note that they are FREE, however you must register online in order to attend. Registration needs to be done only the once and to do this you should go to the top of the Enterprise Tuesday page and follow the instructions in the left hand column, clicking where it says, "How to register".

We hope you enjoy the show!

You Go Further

For all those year 12 and year 13 students who are thinking about University in the future, (whether you have applied yet or not), please note that a new website has been set up by UCAS called If you click on the link, it will take you through to the site where you can find out more information about University and even talk with other students who are in the same position as you. Try it. It may help you to make a more informed decision about your future.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year, from the Careers Department.

You are back! You have survived the excesses of the festive period, and now it's time to put all your hard work into action. For some, it is about exams, for others, it's all about starting the New Year with a strong and positive attitude. Remember, we are here to help, no matter what stage of thinking you are at...even if you haven't started to think about the future at all!!

Just come on down at any time to the Department on C Corridor to use our resources, or arrange an interview with a Personal Adviser. Perhaps you have a short question, or thoughts about Work Experience? Whatever your need, if it's Careers related, we'll do our best to help you.

See you soon, Andy Goodwin, Careers Manager