A weekend of Open Door
events inviting members of the public to visit working construction sites.
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.
The University of Northampton and Moulton College will be available at this
event, to discuss any course options.
register for the event please click on the link below:
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
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 UCL
Wednesday 14 November 2012, 1pm - 4.30pm (details/apply)
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.
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
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 www.bakertilly.co.uk.
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.
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.
The completely revised Unistats website (http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/)
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.
Free to attend and offer careers guidance from leading organisations in
October – University of Worcester
·Friday 2 November
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,
Association - Working in the Fitness Industry
Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences - Careers in Sport Science
Physical Education - Becoming a
·News Associates - Careers in Sports Media
·Sports Coach UK - Sports Coaching as a Profession
Association - Pathways to a Career in
·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
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.
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
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%.