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!


Wednesday, 9 May 2012


URGENT!  Please remember that today is the last day to return your decisions about Firm and Conditional Acceptances in the UCAS system.  Decisions must be completed by midnight, or else the UCAS team will decline all your offers on your behalf.


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Medicine, Dentistry and the need to take UKCAT test

Any students wishing to apply to study Medicine or Dentistry for entry in 2013 (or deferred entry in 2014) must 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 (Graduate Entry), 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 Graduate Entry.

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

Opportunities for paid Work Experience for a year

The Year in Industry (YINI) is a scheme run by EDT, a charitable trust who encourage young people into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Careers.

YINI provide paid placements for students post A levels for 9-12 months and guarantees they are set on a fast track to their future career. At this crucial stage of their education they have many decisions to make about going to University or pursuing other options, taking some time out to gain valuable work experience will help with these important decisions.

We have placements for students interested in all areas of Engineering, Science, Technology and Business.

Students earn a competitive salary and around 25% gain sponsorship from their company.

We have many fantastic vacancies available so, if you are interested please register at, or call us to discuss further on 02380 597611.
Following on from Wood Green, The Animals Charity’s successful youth work in Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire, we are delighted to announce our animal care scholarship days running for the third year on the following dates in 2012:

13th and 14th August

15th And 16th August

20th and 21st August

22nd and 23rd August

Places are limited to 2 per day, 8 in total.

The programme will allow young people with a specific interest in animal care or a desire to pursue a career in animal welfare, the opportunity to spend the day on a unique and supported work placement. They will be directly working and learning with animals in a setting recognized worldwide for its animal welfare standards. Not only will the programme provide increased confidence working with both animals and people but also a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate animal and voluntary work experience on CV’s and training applications.

The day itself is provided free to the successful applicants n order to open up this experience to all who would benefit.

If you wish to apply, please contact All applications will be considered and a decision made by early July 2012. Please pass on this application to any young person you feel may be interested.

The Outreach Team