Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Student Finance England available for advice in College today

We are delighted to welcome Lester Pearson of Student Finance England to college today.  He is more than happy to answer any financial queries about University and he can be located by the main LRC Reception desk between 10.30 and 3.00.

Monday, 19 October 2015

KPMG invite your students to apply for their school leaver and apprenticeship programmes.

Are your students currently considering their post sixth form options? We have two exciting opportunities for you to share with them:

The KPMG360° apprenticeship program allows students to rotate around KPMG, getting insight into all of the departments, whilst studying for a professional qualification.

The Audit School and College Leaver Programme offers students the opportunity to study for an Accounting and Finance degree at a leading UK university and become a fully-qualified Chartered Accountant. They will undertake a 5-year training programme followed by a permanent job at KPMG. KPMG will even pay all tuition and accommodation fees.

To find out more about either opportunity please click here or see below – and please forward on the information to any students you think might be interested!

Accountancy Scholarship with Ernst Young Accountants next year

EY Scholarship – £1,000 every year at university plus work experience!

Professional services firm EY is offering a unique opportunity for your students applying to university.

If your students are looking to combine undergraduate study with fantastic work experience, then we have an incredible opportunity for you to share with them! The EY Advisory Scholarship offers students the chance to receive three paid work placements within EY Advisory, a £1k bursary for every year they are at university and the opportunity to build valuable relationships and key skills.

Entry requirements

•    Be in year 13
•    Studying towards A Levels, Scottish Highers or equivalent

Deadline: 30th November 2015

To find out more about this fantastic opportunity please click here, or read the information below. Feel free to share this email with any relevant members of staff and your students.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Uni visitors / Workshops this week

Students are reminded that there are a number of visitors to college this week, to help with university applications, including:

  1. Tuesday:      University of Bedford, D3 10.15 - 3.00               Personal Statement Workshops
  2. Wednesday: Student Finance Tour, LRC, 10.30 - 3.00           Finance in HE
  3. Thursday:     Norwich University of the Arts, D3, 9.30 - 3.30  Portfolio &Interview Questions
  4. Friday:         Newcastle University, D3, 10.15 - 3.00               Personal Statement Workshops
Careers Department

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Apprenticeship Opportunties with MI5

British Intelligence Higher Apprenticeship - IT, Software, Internet and Telecomms

£17,539 pa - Cheltenham

This is a Technical Apprenticeship like no other. On top of developing unique technical skills, you'll be at the heart of British Intelligence. Working on some of the world's most sophisticated technical systems and equipment, you'll help to protect the UK against cyber threats, terrorism, espionage and organised crime.

This exciting programme starts in September 2016 and offers a mix of classroom learning and practical experience, including a variety of research, development and project work. You'll be taking on real business challenges that will stretch and develop your expertise in areas such as cyber security, engineering, signal processing and telecoms. In the second year, you could have the chance to work in London at MI5 or MI6.

On completion, you'll have a Foundation Degree in Communications, Security and Computing (with the option to convert to a BSc at a later stage) and a Level 4 Diploma in IT Professional Competence.

To join us you'll need a strong interest in programming and technology and will either have, or will be expecting to gain three A-levels at grade C or above, or equivalent, including at least two in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths related subjects.

To find out more and apply, visit

University of East Anglia in College today

Students are reminded that UEA are in college today, offering Personal Statement Workshops in D3 between 10.00 and 3.00, with one hour over lunch in the LRC for 1:2:1 queries about university.

Skills London 2015

London’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people is being held at ExCeL London on 13-14 November and consists of two days of interactive activities and inspiring jobs and careers, for 15-24 year olds and their families. Book here.