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 jenny.ruth@writtle.ac.uk. Alternatively, click here to link to our website at http://writtle.ac.uk

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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 external-liaison@anglia.ac.uk 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.