Monday, 17 December 2012

Apprenticeships in LAW with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

There’s this silly myth that to become a lawyer you have to go to university. This couldn’t be further from the truth and vocational learning in law is winning awards.

In 2011, The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and the College of Law helped national law firm Irwin Mitchell set up an in-house training programme for their Law and Business School. Just last month it won the ‘Education and Training Initiative of the Year’ award at the British Legal Awards.

President of CILEx, Nick Hanning, was of course over the moon to see CILEx and its partners recognised in this way: “We were thrilled to win this award. CILEx has been providing exceptional vocational training in law for almost 50 years and we are absolutely committed to ensuring law firms have access to flexible training programmes, like the one we have helped set up with the College of Law and Irwin Mitchell.”

So what does this mean for you? Well it demonstrates the reputation we have gained during our 50 years as an education provider. Over 80 centres offer our established qualifications (some through distance learning), which can be used to become a fully qualified lawyer. We are also working to create nationally recognised legal apprenticeships similar to the one that won the recent award.

CILEx really is the best route to a career in law. The fees are affordable: the full route costs from £4,500 to £7,500 spread over the duration of your studies. And as you ‘earn whilst you learn’ on the job, your pockets will fill up with money as your brain fills up with knowledge. Parents don’t miss out either; when you qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive they can join you at our graduation ceremony.

So we’re winning awards, and you could too. Studying with CILEx isn’t just about getting the grades you need to pass. We encourage you to do your best at every step of the way. Each year we recognise the student with the highest grades with our ‘Student of the Year’ award. Just think how great that would look on your CV if that was you?

To find out more about CILEx qualifications, apprenticeships and membership, visit and follow us on twitter CILExLawyers.

IT Apprenticeships and Sponsored Degrees

Capgemini offers a challenging and rewarding career and is inviting applications for both its Advanced Apprentice and Higher Apprentice Sponsored Degree programmes.
Why Capgemini?
With around 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.

At Capgemini, exciting careers and a stimulating workplace come with a great sense of belonging. We invest in creating an environment where the most talented, qualified people want to be – and stay.

If you are passionate about IT, Capgemini offers a challenging and rewarding career and is inviting applications for both its Advanced Apprentice and Higher Apprentice Sponsored Degree programme, with roles based across the UK.
Got A-levels? Determined to become a top IT professional?
Join Capgemini’s Higher Apprentice Programme and get sponsored as you study for a vocational degree, while gaining various IT qualifications along the way. You’ll also get work experience with one of the top companies in your chosen field, with the opportunity to develop outstanding personal, team and social skills.

Got GCSEs? Considering a move into IT?
Do you have a strong interest in IT and a determination to build a successful career in the field? If so, why not apply for Capgemini’s Advanced Apprentice programme? As an IT apprentice, you’ll be working for one of the world’s largest, most innovative companies.

If you are currently studying for your GCSEs or A-Levels but would still like a role starting from March 2013 onwards you can apply now.

For more information or to apply visit:

Engineering Apprenticeships with Babcock

A recent report by the Royal Academy of Engineering has found that British industry will need 100,000 new graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects every year until 2020 just to maintain current employment numbers. At the moment the UK produces only 90,000 STEM graduates a year. The push to boost the UK’s engineering sector is a major focus for the government and there are career opportunities in a wide variety of fields – manufacturing, energy, utilities and transportation to name a few.

But you don’t have to go to university to get into the world of engineering. An Apprenticeship is increasingly being seen as a preferable alternative, both by employers and students. You get paid a wage whilst you learn, have the support of an employer and may even begin to be promoted up the career ladder before you finish your qualifications.

Babcock International Group has over 150 years experience in Engineering and is one of just a handful of Engineering training providers to achieve a ‘Grade 1 - Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted. We work with many of the leading names in Engineering, including EDF Energy, Network Rail, Southern Water and BAE Systems.

As an Engineering Apprentice you’ll work towards NVQ Level 2 and in most cases, go onto an Advanced Apprenticeship with NVQ Level 3.

If you’d like to know more, visit or contact on free phone: 0800 731 8199 or via email: 

Aviva Apprenticeship Programme

Launch your career with a leading brand Logo: Aviva

The Aviva Apprentice Programme for school and college leavers. Applications close on January 15th 2013, don’t miss out, apply now.

Click here for more information

Friday, 7 December 2012

Interested in the Construction Industry?

Interested in the Construction Industry?  Would you like to find out more about Apprenticeship opportunities?  Click below to find our more about JTL Training and what they have on offer.  You may be a couple of key strokes away from a completely different future?

Click here

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Volunteering Opportunities

Richard Clarke, Youth Volunteering Manager from WRVS, will be in college and situated at a table in Reception  from 10:30 until 2PM tomorrow, Friday, 16th November to talk to students about volunteer opportunities within WRVS.  You will have a chance to learn what is on offer and sign up if interested.  Everyone is welcome!
“WRVS is an age positive charity. Our volunteers deliver personal and practical support to help older people and we raise awareness of the issues older people face through our campaigns and research. Help us make Britain a great place to grow old by volunteering or donating.” 
For further information, log onto:

3 Mechanical Apprenticeship opportunities

D C Norris and Company Ltd. in Great Gransden, Beds, have contacted us to say that they are currently looking for about 3 Mechanical Apprentices and wondered if this would be of any interest to our students. The job description is attached below...
Further information and how to apply can be found at

Please note that day-release study will be at Bedford College. If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact Hannah Albone, Receptionist/Administrator on Tel: +44 (0)1767 677515, Fax: +44 (0)1767 67785,,

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Student Finance England in college today!

Just a quick reminder to all Year 2 students who are thinking about university - we have Katherine Norry of Student Finance England delivering a talk in D3 (the Conference Room in D Block) at 12.25 - 1.50 today.  First come, first served for places. 

A great opportunity to get your questions answered about finance for university.

Digital Careers Magazine

Click here for the latest Careers magazine from Get Smaart Digital, including their advice on...

  • Top dos and don'ts for UCAS applications
  • Volunteering - life changing experiences overseas
  • Engineering - an insight into studying at the University of Bolton
  • Land-based and Environmental careers
  • Hairdressing as a career
  • Tackling Personal Statements for UCAS
  • Student Finance Advice

Monday, 5 November 2012

Student Finance England

On Wednesday this week, the 7th November, we will be having a representative from Student Finance England come to give a presentation in Room D3 between 12:25 and 1:50 on the increase in tuition costs from September 2012, the financial support available for students and the repayment structure. This will provide students with the information required to make key decisions about their future.  There is limited room for the presentation, so we advise your students to turn up in good time to get a seat.  If students aren’t able to attend, there are representatives to answer their questions via email and telephone.  Details on how to contact a member of their team are below.

For further information about the Student Finance campaign, go to, or contact them on the links below...
T +44 (0)151 350 1532

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Kier Construction Open Doors Event at St John’s Halls, Northampton

A weekend of Open Door events inviting members of the public to visit working construction sites.

The collaborative initiative is the first of its kind for the sector and intends to raise the profile of the industry, challenge stereotypes and encourage greater engagement with the public and local communities to attract talent into the industry.

The event will provide a unique opportunity to witness first-hand the scale and complexity of major construction developments and also demonstrate an industry-wide commitment to welcoming a wider, more diverse range of talent into the sector.

Representatives from The University of Northampton and Moulton College will be available at this event, to discuss any course options.

To register for the event please click on the link below:


If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact David Coleman at Kier Construction on 01933 376077

University College London - Taster Days for Arts and Science

UCL has just announced that they will be running an Arts & Science taster course for interested year 12 students on Wednesday 14 November 2012, 1pm - 4.30pm at UCL in London.  Please inform your year 12 students of this great opportunity to spend half a day at UCL and find out more about their Arts and Sciences (BASc) degree. For further details and to apply, students should visit our website here

Please find below an updated list of all our free university taster courses taking place at universities in London which year 12 students can currently apply to:

Arts and Sciences
Wednesday 14 November 2012, 1pm - 4.30pm (details/apply)

King’s College London
This taster courses will be repeated on the following dates.Please click on the relevant link for further details and to apply to attend on that date.

Wednesday 7 November 2012, 1pm - 4.15pm [details/apply]
Wednesday 12 December 2012, 1pm - 4.15pm [details/apply]
Wednesday 16 January 2013, 1pm - 4.15pm [details/apply]
Wednesday 6 February 2013, 1pm - 4.15pm [details/apply]

Applications and further details for all other taster courses taking place in 2013 will be available on our website from 11am on Thursday 10 January 2013.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Careers Event – Baker Tilly Accountancy - Bury St Edmunds

I’m delighted to announce that Baker Tilly, a leading provider of Accountancy and Business Advisory Services, will be holding a Careers Event in our Bury St Edmunds office on the evening of Thursday 8th November.  The event is open to anyone considering a career in accountancy and offers the chance to find out about Baker Tilly and the reality of being a modern day accountant (it’s about people and relationships, not just balance sheets).  There will also be the opportunity to meet current students and staff.    

Baker Tilly is one of the UK’s Top 10 firms of accountants and business advisors, with more than 1,600 staff and 220 partners generating a fee income of £171m.  We have offices across the UK and are part of an international network too, so in the longer term we can offer opportunities across the country and beyond.

Each August, we look to take on high calibre students, at either school leaver (18+) or graduate level.  They’ll have the opportunity to study for industry leading qualifications, in a structured and well supported programme, enabling them to become fully qualified accountants across a range of disciplines.  Whilst we’re maintaining a graduate intake, we are very keen to recruit more school leavers, and feel we can offer a real alternative to university as students can study with us whilst earning a decent salary. At the end of two years of study with us, students joining immediately after A level will typically be at the same level as a newly recruited graduate, only with valuable business experience and without the graduate’s significant student debt.

To join us immediately after secondary education, applicants will need a good academic track record of 5 or more GCSEs grade C or above, including B at Maths & English Language, plus a predicted 260 UCAS points, excluding General Studies.   To join at graduate level, the requirement is 280 UCAS points and a 2:1 degree.  Full information about Baker Tilly and our study programmes can be found at  Alternatively, please contact me on 01245 454072 to discuss further.

I do hope that both you and your students will be able to attend our Careers Event on 8th November, where you’ll hear more about Baker Tilly, the world of accountancy and get a chance to meet our current students.  We aim to run sessions from approximately 5pm to 8pm.  Booking is essential: to book a slot, please call 01284 763311.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Bubble Jobs have launched a new Digital Career Portal

Designed to help young people realise their digital potential. This not-for-profit part of the site has been created to provide invaluable information to anyone interested in a career in the digital industry. Featuring a career finder quiz which matches candidates up to their ideal digital jobs based on their skills to career path guides which map jobs to relevant A-Levels and university degrees. The site is a great resource for any careers team that wants to help their students secure a job in one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.  

Which? launches new university website  - Another way to find out information about university. 

New website helping students pick the right university courses

The completely revised Unistats website ( provides extensive information for over 31,000 courses in the UK, including student satisfaction ratings, graduate salaries and employment, tuition fees and financial support, and the cost of accommodation.

Careers in Sport & Exercise Conferences

Free to attend and offer careers guidance from leading organisations in the industry.

·         Thursday 25 October – University of Worcester

·         Friday 2 November - UEL

Below is just a sample of some of the organisations that are attending and the topic's they will be presenting. Tickets are going fast! To book a ticket for one of the three conferences, visit


·         Fitness Industry Association - Working in the Fitness Industry

·         British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences - Careers in Sport Science

·         Association of Physical Education - Becoming a PE Teacher

·         News Associates - Careers in Sports Media

·         Sports Coach UK - Sports Coaching as a Profession

·         Lawn Tennis Association -  Pathways to a Career in Tennis

·         The Training Room - Personal Training and Beyond

·         Snow Skool - Working as a Ski & Snow Instructor

·         Sports Xtra - From Graduate to Business Owner in to Sports Industry

·         Sporting Opportunities - Volunteer Sports Coaching Projects Abroad

·         Premier Training - Becoming a Personal Trainer

PwC – Top employer - who want to work in finance?

PwC – Top employer
Voted the top graduate employer for a record-breaking ninth consecutive year, PwC is welcoming the last of the 1,200 new graduate joiners through its doors this October, BUT NOT JUST GRADUATES!
With over 22,000 applications received for graduate roles starting this year, the aspiring accountants faced stiff competition to secure their place.  Across all student programmes, the firm received a record 35,500 applications for nearly 1,800 places, split by 1,200 graduate, 100 school leaver and almost 500 paid internship opportunities, which includes partner shadowing and work placements.  
Students can apply at

National Minimum Wage update

Know your rights!

The following new rates came into force on 1st October 2012:
£6.19 per hour for workers aged 21 and over
£4.98 per hour for workers aged 18-20 (no change)
£3.68 per hour for workers above school leaving age but under 18 (no change)
£2.65 per hour for apprentices

Employment Outlook Stronger

The UK’s employment outlook now stands at its best level since 2008 according to Manpower Group. Employers in Wales report the most optimism with a +15% outlook. The southern half of the UK continues to perform well with the South West reporting an outlook of +5%, the East of England +4%, and the South East +3%. Businesses in London retain a positive outlook of +2%.

Yorkshire and Humberside fell to -8%, Scotland at -2% and the North West is down at -3%. The North East reports an outlook of +9%. The East Midlands remains at +6%, and the West Midlands is at +5%.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Careers in Sport & Exercise Conferences

Careers In Sport & Exercise Conferences

Free to attend and offer careers guidance from leading organisations in the industry.

·         Wednesday 5 October – Brunel University

·         Thursday 25 October – University of Worcester

·         Friday 2 November - UEL

Below is just a sample of some of the organisations that are attending and the topic's they will be presenting. Tickets are going fast! To book a ticket for one of the three conferences, visit


·         Fitness Industry Association - Working in the Fitness Industry

·         British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences - Careers in Sport Science

·         Association of Physical Education - Becoming a PE Teacher

·         News Associates - Careers in Sports Media

·         Sports Coach UK - Sports Coaching as a Profession

·         Lawn Tennis Association -  Pathways to a Career in Tennis

·         The Training Room - Personal Training and Beyond

·         Snow Skool - Working as a Ski & Snow Instructor

·         Sports Xtra - From Graduate to Business Owner in to Sports Industry

·         Sporting Opportunities - Volunteer Sports Coaching Projects Abroad

·         Premier Training - Becoming a Personal Trainer

Do you have an interest in the Construction Industry?

Do you have an interest in the Construction Industry?  If the answer is "Yes," then you should check out this address for an Open Day event near you in the autumn.

Careers Team

UKCAT - Book your test now!

Dear Careers Department,
September 2012
We would be grateful if you could inform students wishing to apply to study Medicine or Dentistry for entry in 2013 (or deferred entry in 2014) of the requirement to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) this summer.
The 26 University Medical and Dental schools that require candidates to take this test as part of the admissions process are as follows:
University of Aberdeen, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Cardiff University, University of Dundee, University of Durham, University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, Hull York Medical School, Imperial College London, Keele University, King's College London, University of Leeds, University of Leicester, University of Manchester, University of Newcastle, University of Nottingham, Plymouth University, Queen Mary University of London, Queen's University Belfast, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of St Andrews, St George's University of London, Warwick University.
Details of courses for which these institutions require applicants to take the test can be found at
This year we have developed a new downloadable guide to the UKCAT which you may wish to draw to the attention of your candidates: Click here to view the guide.

UKCAT test Locations

The test is offered at a choice of over 150 UK high street test centres and over 300 testing centres worldwide. The closing date for registering to take this test is 21 September 2012. However, due to high demand, students should register to take this test immediately to ensure they get a test slot at their chosen test centre.
Registration opens
01 May 2012
Testing begins
03 July 2012
Registration deadline
21 September 2012
Bursary application deadline
21 September 2012
Exemption application deadline
21 September 2012
Last testing date
05 October 2012
UCAS application deadline
15 October 2012

To enable candidates to register and book a test, please direct your students to the UKCAT website at
Your Sincerely,
Rachel Greatrix
Chief Operating Officer, UKCAT Consortium

Welcome back!

The Careers Department would like to welcome you all back to college for the 2012/13 academic year.  We are available as usual, Monday to Friday, and already answering lots of queries from students who are thinking about their futures. 

Do you need help? - If so, pop in and see us on C corridor.

The Careers Team

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

WRVS Voluntary Opportunities

Next week, Richard Clark of the WRVS will be setting up a stand next to Reception on 3rd July.  He is happy to answer any questions about volunteering and will gladly take names/contact details for anyone interested in working with the WRVS.  Remember, anyone who  joins their programme will also have the opportunity to offset their work against credits that contribute to UCAS scores.

Careers Department

Careers e-magazine

Click below for the latest Careers e-magazine from Careers World.  It covers useful information for this summer in the East of England and has lots of examples of insights into jobs, apprenticeships, university, case studies and useful facts about industry sectors...

Click here

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New opportunities with BT

Click the following link to find out what opportunities are currently available at BT and where they are recruiting...

Click BT

New Opportunities via Twitter link

New opportunities for students leaving college in the summer @CDeptmgr.

Opportunity tweets today include:
  • Fully-funded, 10 week European internships
  • information for aspiring accountants
  • Opportunities for apprenticeships

Flood Risk Management Foundation Degree Trainee - Engineering

How would you like to be paid whilst studying, gain valuable experience, and help to protect the planet?!  Click below to find out more about nationwide opportunities with the Environment Agency and its Engineering Foundation Degree in Flood Risk Management.

Environment Agency

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Information for budding Engineers

For any of you who are interested in Engineering as a potential career in the future, or perhaps simply finding out more about what this sector can offer, click on to the link below for a useful website with films and information.

Click Engineering

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Cambridge Job Vacancies

Please note that Jolene has sent out a vast list of job vacancies to all student email accounts.  Check it now for summer opportunities.

Careers Department

Research indicates resilience in UK job creation

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,100 UK employers. It asks whether employers intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming economic quarter. The national Seasonally Adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +1% indicates that the jobs market is still in positive territory, having shown similar promise in the second quarter of 2012 with an Outlook of +2%.

Firms are still looking to hire albeit at a weaker pace than before but the sort of hiring that is going on is where you’d least expect it. Take the Finance and Business Services sector for example, which is +13%. We’ve all heard about banks shedding thousands of jobs, but the banks are also hiring thousands of temporary workers to deal with the fallout from the misselling of Payment Protection Insurance. Whilst these jobs aren’t for life, a number of the banks have announced recently that they are setting aside more money to deal with the claims. As a result, the finance sector- so critical to the UK economy - is going to need to hold onto these workers for some time to come,” said ManpowerGroup UK Managing Director, Mark Cahill.

The Utilities sector continues to hire apace as well. In fact with a runaway score of +16%, the sector sits at a 5 year high. Cahill adds: “The Utilities sector has been consistently strong in recent months. You’ve only got to look at the recent decision by EDF Energy to build a power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. Not only will this deliver secure affordable low carbon energy to around 5 million homes in the UK, it’s also creating 5000 jobs in the South West.”

There is also an interesting split between large and small employers in terms of attitudes to hiring. Big businesses are more optimistic (+8%) than at any time since 2010. However, when it comes to firms employing fewer than 10 members of staff – so-called micro businesses – are feeling the pinch at -2%.

Visitors in college today

Please remember that we have two lots of visitors in college today.

Firstly, we have Sport Lived, a Gapyear organisation who integrate sporting activities into their projects. They will be based near to Reception and will happily speak to anyone who wants to find out more.
Secondly, we have the Anglia University Roadshow Bus in college, fielding questions regarding university, and running 3 workshops; the first two are on Business Enterprise and are more or less fully booked. The third session that still has space (students/staff can just show up) is on HE Finance. The bus is situated between D and G blocks and they will welcome anyone who has questions to ask.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Summer Jobs at Cambourne Leisure Centre

A whole range of jobs are on offer at the Cambourne Leisure Centre. Gain experience and money (between £7.50 and £10 per hour).

More Details:
Thursday 21st June at Long Road Sixth Form College in ROOM G2, 10:00 - 1:00

The recruitment session will take place in an informal and relaxed environment. It will start with a presentation from Fit For Sport staff on the job opportunities available during the holidays working with young children on summer activity camps at Cambourne Leisure Centre, Great Cambourne.

A series of fun, interactive workshops will allow participants to prove their leadership availability and interaction skills.

The final part of the day will involve students having one to one interviews with Fit For Sport staff in relation to jobs on offer.

The recruitment day provides an opportunity to work flexible hours for good pay in a supportive and well facilitated environment.

If you wish to attend, email to secure a place, and please ensure that you bring an up to date CV with you.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Apprenticeship Showcase Evening

Thursday 14th June 2012       6.30 - 8.00pm

G’s Social Centre, Barway, Ely, Cambs, CB7 5TZ

Join us to explore our wide range of career opportunities including
  • Engineering,
  • Sales,
  • Logistics,
  • Farming,
  • Marketing,
  • Quality,
  • IT
  • and many more.
Discuss your future, and see how you can earn while you learn

For further details contact:

Project Trust in College today

Please remember that Project Trust are in college today, answering questions on gapyear activities.  You will find Declan near to Reception.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Addenbrookes Work Experience Opportunities

Addenbrookes currently have places available on the following programmes:

• Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering Day: 9th July
• Caring in the NHS Programme: 17th – 18th July
• ARU Nursing & Midwifery Day: 18th July
• ARU Healthcare Science & Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day: 24th July

Further details of the programmes can be found on Moodle. If you are interested in attending any of the above programmes, please reply and complete and return the application form (on Moodle). Please note that remaining places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team with any queries.

Jolene - Careers

It's not too late for some people to apply for Uni via EXTRA!

What is Extra?

If you have applied through UCAS, used all five choices on your application and aren't holding any offers, you might be able to apply through Extra for another course. In Extra, you can apply for any course with vacancies. Extra is open between the end of February and early July. In Extra, you apply for one course at a time using Track.

Click here for a short film explaining about EXTRA on the UCAS website.  It is also explained on the text of that page.

Careers Department

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Twitter for updates

For all students who prefer to source their information in a more compact size, please be aware that Andy Goodwin, the college Careers Manager, is now Tweeting @CDeptMgr

ARU Roadshow Bus in college 19th June

If any of you listen to STAR Radio, you may have heard Anglia Ruskin University advertising their Roadshow Bus which is currently touring around East Anglia, helping to answer questions that students or parents might have about going to university.  We are delighted to say that this bus will be in our college grounds on 19th June, to offer support and answer any queries that you may have.

In addition, Dr Deprey, a lecturer at the university will be delivering two workshops to students on Business Enterprise.  These are now fully booked, however, a third workshop on Student Finance will be available on the day in room D107 A/B at 2.35. Just turn up to take part.

Careers Department

Project Trust in College, 14/6/12

Heads up! Project Trust, a gapyear organisation, will be in college Reception on Thursday. Can they help you with your plans for next year?

Monday, 11 June 2012

University Finance Film

If you have been struggling to get your head around financial matters for university, perhaps even wondering about whether you want to take on such a burden, click on the link below to watch a short, explanatory film about university Finance. 

It might help you to understand things a little better.

Click here

Thursday, 24 May 2012

National Careers Service Support

For many of you, your exams will mark the end of your time at Long Road Sixth Form College. But have you sorted out what you are going to do next?  If you start thinking about plans now, and back-up plans too (in case your results don't come through in the way you want) you will be one step ahead come the summer. 

Once you leave the college, the Careers Department will no longer be available for in-depth support, so come and see us now, or speak to your teachers about alternative sources of help.

One such source of help that is worth trying out is the new National Careers Service website and all that it offers.  Click on the link below to go to their site...

Click here

Monday, 21 May 2012

Job Hunting Workshop, 23rd May, 2012

All students are invited to attend a workshop, ‘Job Hunting in a Difficult Market’ taking place this week:

Wednesday 23rd 12:30 – 1:30 Room G13

If you would like to attend, please email: or pop down to the Careers department to let one of us know.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

New Foundation Degree Course in International Trade

New Foundation Degree Course in International Trade in association with The Institute of Export.

Watch this short video to find out about the Foundation Degree in the Professional Practice of International Trade.  The institute’s mission is to encourage UK businesses to invest in the next generation of international trade and export.

Excellent Opportunities For Students

Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees

The Institute of Export (IOE) is the only professional membership body in the UK offering recognised, formal qualifications in International Trade.

The IOE are dedicated to helping individuals by using education to expand their international business horizons. With this goal in mind the IOE has developed a full range of professional qualifications from apprenticeship to a two-year Foundation Degree, in the Professional Practice of International Trade.

Students can sign up for the Foundation Degree throughout the year with start dates in May, September and January.

There's still time to sign up for the May 2012 intake so please share this information with as many students as possible.

Learn more about the Foundation Degree

Download the Application Form

Engineer Training Programme

National Grid

Engineer Training Programme – the real alternative to University
  • Permenant role - starting salary of £23000 pa
  • Fully funded Foundation Degree worth £30000
  • New car during your training
  • 2-3 year development programme
Click here to find out more.
Logica Sponsored Degree Programme
Were your mock results better than you expected? Now thinking that University might be an option? Not sure where to go from here?

If you have a passion for both Business and IT and are stuck deciding between going to University or getting a job perhaps we can take a moment to tell you about the Logica Sponsored Degree programme...

It's an opportunity for you to get a degree, start your career, get paid and have no tuition fee debts - The best of both worlds!

The Logica sponsorsed degree programme offers 15 students the chance to study for a BA (Hons) in Business Management with IT whilst starting to develop their career and earning a salary! You can apply for our programme whether you've already applied to UCAS or not as our application process is completely independent.

The programme:

- BA (Hons) in Business Management with IT in 3-years

- Spend 1-day a week studying at the University of Winchester

- Spend 4-days a week working at Logica (based either at our Reading or Leatherhead offices)

We can offer you: -

- A starting salary of £13,000 p.a.

- All the benefits that come with working for an established international organisation

- All your tuition fees covered by Logica

- Logica will provide you with everything you need for your study - laptop, phone and books!

- Plus much more!

What next?

Well, you can either....

- visit the website to find out more information by clicking here

- register for an open evening to learn more about the programme first-hand by clicking here

- apply online to be considered for the programme by clicking here

We wish you the best of luck with your forthcoming exams, and if you have a passion for IT we hope we'll be hearing from you soon!