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 ldn.cic.events@international.gc.ca 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 monaforsberg@outlook.com 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.