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: angela@young-lives.org.uk, 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 : www.whistlebrook.co.uk, 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 careers@whistlebrook.co.uk.

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 www.whistlebrook.co.uk

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 .epoc.org.uk).

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