Thursday, 15 December 2016

GAP YEAR opportunties with Deloitte

GAP year opportunities


These opportunities are quite different to that offered by the Scholars Scheme and we would like you to appreciate this before you decide whether they may be of

interest to you. These roles would not be guaranteeing a continued relationship with Deloitte beyond your gap year. However, it is still a great opportunity to earn

some money towards your gap year travels, to get some insight into working life and to gain a prominent name to add to your CV.

We are looking for people with the following qualities:

Experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Strong academic background (GCSE Maths and English Grade B or above)

Attention to detail and accuracy

Strong numerical and communication skills

Comfortable with IT and the ability to pick up new software

Team player, with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure, ensuring deadlines are met

Prior knowledge is not essential as appropriate training will be provided.

In order to be considered for this role, you must be available to start work in July 2017, and be able to work through to the end of contract period (9 or 12 months).

What we can offer?

Good rates of pay

Valuable work experience within a leading Professional Services firm

A chance to get a widely respected name on your CV

A lively and fast paced working environment

Deloitte has a number of opportunities for individuals in their gap year between completing A-Levels and starting

University to work in our Tax Management Consulting Group, located within our Cambridge office.

Tax Management Consulting

The Tax Management Consulting group within Deloitte is a leading provider of services to a wide range of clients in Cambridge and

globally. One of the key service offerings is the preparation of iXBRL tagged accounts.

The role we are recruiting for involves primarily tagging statutory accounts for the purpose of corporation tax filings. The task will involve

performing the initial tagging exercise using specially developed software, and clearing any subsequent review that comes from it. To

apply please send your CV and covering letter to Jamie Ratibb (see below for contact details).


Jamie Ratibb: 0121 696 8641 | Samantha Donovan: 020 7007 0750 |

Dan Grocott: 020 7007 2286 |

Interested in Equestrian Apprenticeships?

Saddle Up!
Do you have students interested in equestrian careers? Share this great short film through the eyes of an Apprenticeship Jockey:


Apprenticeship Opportunities at Atkins

Are you talented, ambitious, and always want to learn more? Our Apprentice programme will provide you with the foundations to maximise your full potential.

About Atkins
One of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, we’re compelled to ask ‘why’ and make the world a better place – today and tomorrow. Our brilliant team of over 17,000 people leave a lasting legacy through helping to create everything from airplanes, railways and new flood defences to skyscrapers, Olympic venues and giant waterparks.
Do you want to get paid for gaining qualifications and learning on the job? And would you enjoy solving problems and working with some of the best minds in the business on some of the most critical challenges of our time? If the answer is ‘yes’, come and join Atkins as an apprentice and get your career off to the best start possible.

Deadline for applications: 21st December 2016

Friday, 9 December 2016

Accountancy Opportunities

Build your career today with KPMG

If you’re looking to build a successful career in business, our school leaver programmes could be the perfect catalyst. You could earn while you learn, both on-the-job and whilst studying for a professional qualification. Working at KPMG means visiting clients, helping them meet their business goals, identifying improvements, mitigating risks, and adding real, tangible value to their business.


Our KPMG360° apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to work across a range of different areas within our organisation, for example Audit, Tax, Advisory and Technology. KPMG360° offers you depth and breadth of practical experience in work, coupled with study towards a professional qualification. You can choose to step off KPMG360° after three years and remain with the firm, or progress within the business area you like the most, and aim to transition to Assistant Manager grade after six years on the programme.

Meet Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie is realising her career aspirations with us. She joined as a KPMG360° apprentice last year, and is enjoying the flexibility and early responsibility that’s inherent in the programme. Read more about her experiences here.

‘Our Deal’

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential.

Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From a highly competitive salary, 25 days’ annual leave and an extra day off on your birthday, to a smartphone and laptop to help deliver work, a daily lunch allowance, preferential banking and more, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

To learn more about our School and College Leaver Programmes, please see our upcoming events where you can also register for one of our interactive Live Chats and ask questions to our recruitment team, and our trainees and apprentices!

Don’t wait to get ahead. Find out more and apply for our 2017 programmes today.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Apprenticeship Levy

4 Months and Counting...

As part of their drive to train 3 million new apprentices by 2020, in the 2015 Summer Budget the Government announced plans to introduce a tax on big businesses.

From April next year, the levy will make employers invest in apprenticeships, with the size of the investment dependent on the size of the business. It will be paid by employers in England with a payroll of more than £3m and charged at a rate of 0.5% of their annual pay bill.

The government has also said employers that are too small to pay it – around 98% of those in England – will have 90% of the costs of training paid for by the state. Extra support will also be available for employers and training providers who take on 16 to 18-year-old apprentices or young care leavers.

Monday, 5 December 2016

National Audit Office School Leaver Programme, leading to Chartered Accountant status

This opportunity is for Year 13s who are considering a school leaver programme.

The National Audit Office (NAO) scrutinises public spending for Parliament. Their public audit perspective helps Parliament hold government to account and improve public services.

The NAO have an exciting school leaver programme for Year 13s looking for professional accountancy tuition and on-the-job training, leading to a qualification as a Chartered Accountant. If you know of any ambitious Year 13s, please forward this email to them and their parents.

Highlights of the school leaver programme;

  • A starting salary of £18,000-£23,000 which will increase year-on-year to £30,000-£36,000 in the final year subject to passing exams
  • Formal training courses covering the latest accounting and auditing techniques with the ICAEW
  • Comprehensive support network, including managers who will provide support and a NAO ‘buddy’, a more experienced trainee, who will be on hand to answer any questions during those first few months
  • After qualifying you could be offered a job as an Audit Principle earning £40,000-£50,000 per year

To find out more, please click here.

For insights from one of the National Audit Office's current school leaver trainees please click here.

Open Events at Marshall Aerospace for anyone interested in entering their industry

  • Saturday 26th November (0930, 1200, 1430) Careers in Aerospace Event – This is a 2 hour event supported by Marshall and our higher education partners. This event is planned to be held in our civil aviation hangar and will involve guest industry speakers to give an insight into their working life and the opportunities that their career has provided them with. We will also have representation from our partner universities along with various activities and insights into the industry. This is one not to miss.
  • Saturday 10th December (1000) Open Event – This is a 2 hour event where we will present to prospective students details about the industry, Marshall Aerospace and the courses we offer that will help students into aerospace industry careers in a wide variety of different roles. We will also include a tour around some of our aircraft maintenance facilities.  We may also have representation from our partner universities.
  • Thursday 15th December (1000) Open Event – This is a 2 hour event where we will present to prospective students details about the industry, Marshall Aerospace and the courses we offer that will help students into aerospace industry careers in a wide variety of different roles. We will also include a tour around some of our aircraft maintenance facilities.  We may also have representation from our partner universities.
  • Saturday 7th January (1000) Open Event – This is a 2 hour event where we will present to prospective students details about the industry, Marshall Aerospace and the courses we offer that will help students into aerospace industry careers in a wide variety of different roles. We will also include a tour around some of our aircraft maintenance facilities.


These events are aimed primarily at students and parents. The main event on 26th November will have:

  • aircraft to get close to
  • interactive exercises
  • industry experts
  • a recruitment company (to advise students on the huge number of careers available - real jobs with multiple global customers, and of course may help them to select the appropriate course or pathway to an industry career)
  • partner HE providers
    So an excellent and unique event in Europe’s largest privately owned aircraft hangar.


To book your place at the exciting events either call or email Nicola or Liz as below:


Liz Tillett, 01223 294917

Nicola Turner, 01223 294917

Opportunities at the BBC for Technology and Business minded students

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Schemes & Traineeships
We are currently looking for new talent in Technology and Business.  We would be delighted if you could circulate these fantastic opportunities to your networks as the BBC remains committed to recruiting the best and most diverse new take into its schemes. Applications are open now!
Technology Schemes
Aimed at school leavers: Broadcast Operator Apprenticeships, Broadcast Engineering Apprenticeship, Software Engineering Apprenticeship
Aimed at graduates: Broadcast Engineering Traineeship, Software Engineering Traineeship.
Whether it’s operating or maintaining our broadcast equipment that puts Radio 1 on air, or writing the code that make iPlayer the most popular catch TV service in the UK, there are a variety of roles for those who have the logical mind set and ambition to work in Technology. Check individual scheme details for entry requirements.  
We are also recruiting for our popular Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management based in London. This sponsored programme incorporating a Pearson College London BA Honours degree in Business Management is for two years.
Applications for all of these schemes are open now and close on 6th January 2017. Schemes start in September 2017.
Extend Hub
We are excited to launch the new Extend Hub, a recruitment portal exclusively for disabled people. Our aim is to provide a whole range of opportunities: from entry level apprentice/trainee schemes to work experience placements and generic BBC roles within BBC divisions nationwide.
And finally...
Remember you can follow us on twitter for latest updates and chats with the team @bbcgetin #bbcgetin


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Business and/or IT Apprenticeship opportunities

Interested in Business and/or IT?
Fancy getting your tuition fees paid for?
Step onto the career ladder with CGI’s Degree Apprenticeship/Grad Level Apprenticeship and get a free degree with all tuition fees paid for (as well as your books!). You’ll study at University on campus part time towards either a BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions with either a Business Management or Technical/IT focus or a BSc (Hons) Software Development.
You’ll work at CGI – the 5th largest independent IT Services provider in the world - enabling you to start your professional career whilst earning a starting salary of £14,100. You get given a phone and laptop which you can use for Uni too and lots of support you need to succeed – you really do get the best of both worlds.

Also it’s independent to UCAS, so if you have applied or are planning to directly to UCAS, applying through CGI’s website will not take up one of your options.
You need to have or be predicted to get 300 UCAS points (or equivalent) along with a genuine interest in technology and the drive to work hard and study at the same time.

Apprenticeships with Network Rail

Apprenticeships at Network Rail
Discover Network Rail's Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme. Applications now open.
Deadline: 30th November 2016
About Network Rail
Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. From Crossrail – Europe’s largest civil engineering project – to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we’re involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen. We’re building the railway of the future. It’s a colossal challenge. And we’re relishing every moment. We’re hoping you’ll choose to join us and help turn our plans into reality; to create a world-class railway and really make a difference to rail travel in Britain.
Advanced Apprenticeship Programme
As an apprentice at Network Rail we’ll support you with extensive training and development, the opportunity to gain professional qualifications and expert guidance to help you reach your full potential in a rapidly growing industry. We invest a lot in our apprentices because we want you to be the future of our business. Network Rail is a company where every individual is able to succeed and encouraged to reach their full potential within a culture that promotes diversity, inclusion and mutual respect.
Application Deadline
Deadline for applications: 30th November 2016.
How to Apply
To find out more and apply, please click the button below.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Opportunities for girls in Y12 or 13, who are interested in investment banking

Morgan Stanley is one of the world's leading investment banks, and they have asked Pure Potential to invite bright, female sixth formers to apply to their 3-day Insight Programme this February.
The Programme comprises of many elements including case studies, group presentations, interactive workshops and networking opportunities. Successful candidates will also have the unique chance to take a tour of the trading floor and understand the range of roles across the Bank.
If you are interested in finding out more about the banking sector, this is the perfect opportunity! Having a prestigious firm such as Morgan Stanley on your personal statement or CV will be hugely beneficial when it comes to applying to university and looking for work experience when you are an undergraduate.
For more information about Programme, please visit this page on Morgan Stanley website. When applying, please ensure that you mention Pure Potential in your covering letter. The application deadline is 2nd  January 2017.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Police Recruitment Talk in College today.

We are delighted to have DI Ben Martin, and PC Rob Tindall of the local Police in college today.  If you are interested in hearing about recruitment into the Police, please come along to their talk at 12.50 in D110.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

For students interested in a gap year or work experience in Canada

International Experience Canada (IEC) is a working holiday visa in Canada program. It allows people from many different countries under 35 years of age to work in Canada for a temporary period, of one or two years. Citizens of participating countries can now begin creating their 2016 profile.  The immigration department at the High Commission is hosting an online information session on the ‘International Experience Canada (IEC)’ program. An officer will present and answer questions on IEC; valuable information for young people interested in a gap year in Canada.


Webinar: Travel and Work in Canada – International Experience Canada (IEC)


The High Commission of Canada is hosting a webinar on traveling and working in Canada, with particular focus on the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. IEC provides youth with the opportunity to travel and work in Canada.  An official from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will present information and answer your questions live. Please note that this session will be conducted in English; however, the question period will be bilingual, English and French.


Webinar Details:


Information session on immigration to Canada: IEC

Monday, November 14th, 2016

13:00 to 14:00 (London, GMT)


To participate, please send an email to with your name, citizenship, country of residence and email. Please also be sure to include Immigration 15-11 in the subject line of your email to specify which session you wish to attend.


We will provide you with the link to the webinar approximately 24 hours before it takes place. Note that places are limited. Anyone unable to participate in this webinar will be automatically registered in the next available webinar.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

LGBT Careers Guide available at the Careers Desk in the LRC

Stonewall's Starting Out Careers Guide, 2016/17 is now available at the Careers Department in the LRC and may be of particular interest for LGBT students.
Information includes:
  • Articles about being LGBT in the workplace
  • tips for finding inclusive employers
  • Overviews of different sectors
  • Diversity Champions (employers who demonstrate commitment to their LGBT staff)
The guide is available on the Careers shelves next to the Careers desk, in the section highlighted as "Need help in preparing for Employment?"

Find out more about realising your potential with Pathway

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We are pleased to have Pathway CTM visiting college today and tomorrow.  They are an organisation who specialise in helping students come into contact with employers, and offer a broad range of activities that can help students to realise their potential and start making good contacts with the business world.  Careers Events, Seminars, Work Experience, Video CVs etc.; all are available in the coming months, so go and speak to them to find out more.

Companies they currently work with include Sky, AXA Insurance, Pwc , so there are lots of opportunities for you to start making connections and hopefully moving in a direction that works for you.

Whether you are Year 1 or Year 2, Pathway will be happy to talk to you and give you advice on your next steps.  You can meet them at the following times:

Wednesday, 2nd November - Student Centre from 10.00 to 12.00
Thursday, 3rd November - B Corridor (near exit doors to the Quad) from 12.00 to 2.00

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Rotary Club of Cambridge

2016-17 President Peter Jones


Eligibility: Open to students in year 13 of schooling (2016-17) or equivalent in

Further Education in a school or college in the Cambridge area.

Purpose: To encourage the principle of ‘Service above Self’ by supporting one

or more students undertaking a gap year project in an overseas location and

which involves an element of community service.

The Award: Up to £500 may be awarded to a student (or students – a group of

up to 3 may apply collectively for an award) to support the cost of the project.

The project must include a significant element of service to the local

overseas community or to a section within it.
It is recognised that the work undertaken will very likely be in

association with an established international or overseas charity;

however preference will be given to those planning the trip

themselves, rather than using a gap year organisation.
Projects may be up to one year in duration.

Students must have shown initiative and commitment in raising, or

planning to raise, other funds for their trip.
Project may be undertaken from July 2017 onwards, but must be

completed by September 2018
Students must be prepared, following their return, to attend a

meeting of the Rotary Club of Cambridge to give an account of their

trip and the project undertaken.

Procedure for applications:

Applications are to be submitted to The Rotary Club of Cambridge by e-mail
to by Monday 6 February 2017.

Applications should include name, address, e-mail address, contact phone

number, age of student, details of the planned trip, name and address of any

charity involved, motivation and reasons for undertaking the project, and full

budget, with an indication of how remainder of the funds required will be


Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview during March 2017.

Awards will be announced in April 2017.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Australian and New Zealand University Open Days

On Thursday 17 November, Friday 18 November and Saturday 19 November, Study Options will be holding Australian and New Zealand University Open Days. These are free information events aimed at students (and schools) who would like to find out more about university options in Australia and New Zealand.

Representatives from Australian and New Zealand universities will be present at the events to speak with prospective students in person. Study Options’ Open Days are held twice a year, in March and November, and are a great opportunity for students to get more information and talk to representatives from the universities face-to-face. For the majority of the universities, these are the only in-person events they undertake in the UK.

Which universities will be there?

New South Wales, Australia

Queensland, Australia

Tasmania, Australia

Victoria, Australia

Western Australia, Australia

North Island, New Zealand

South Island, New Zealand

About the events

The Open Days are open to students, parents and schools. Please register for a place at

Thursday 17 November, 10.30am-12.30pm

The Glassroom, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT

Friday 18 November, 1.00pm-4.30pm

Circle Foyer, The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS

Saturday 19 November, 1.30-6.00pm

Australia House, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA

There is lots more information available at regarding venues, opening times and how to register. Please do let us know if you have any questions or if there is any further information we can provide.

Contact Study Options


Telephone: 0207 353 7200