Friday, 19 October 2018

Tomorrow's Engineers Week, 5-9/11/18

Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly 

Nine in ten young people dream of a career that tackles social issues and the first Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly on 7 November 2018 will help explore how an engineering career can help make the world a better place.

The Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly is a live video stream, featuring a panel of inspiring engineers who will discuss their careers and the positive impact engineering has on the issues young people care about most.

Thousands of students are expected to take part and will be able to ask questions to the panel and careers experts live via social media. The Big Assembly will also be available on demand after the live broadcast has finished.

Tomorrow's Engineers Week (#TEWeek18) takes place from 5-9 November 2018 and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers and to inspire future engineers.

At 10.30 on 7 November 2018 you are invited to hear inspiring stories and watch films of engineers on a mission to use their skills to make the world a better place with the first Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly.

You can sign up at

What does this mean for your school and your students?

By joining Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly you're helping inspire your students in careers they might not have even thought about. They're going to be hearing from a panel of highly skilled engineers, including people who have only just left school themselves!

By taking part in the Big Assembly you can show Ofsted that you're accessing the following Gatsby benchmarks:
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Find out more about Tomorrow's Engineers Week at

Don't forget that you can order or download careers resources free of charge on the Tomorrow's Engineers website

The Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly is sponsored by BCS, ICE, IET, IMechE and Year of Engineering and supported by other professional institutions

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

University Visit to college

We are delighted to welcome Bishop Grosseteste University to the LRC today.  Be sure to go and see them to discuss any queries you might have about university as an option for progression after you leave college.

It might make a huge difference to your future.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Intelligence Analyst Trainee at GCHQ

Intelligence Analyst Trainee
£18,495 - Central Manchester
At GCHQ, we work closely with other intelligence agencies to keep the nation safe. We work against unique, complex threats – everything from cyber-attacks and espionage, to terrorism and organised crime. It means your work will be incredibly interesting, and unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else.
As an Intelligence Analyst Trainee, you’ll spend 18 months learning from a tailored development plan and supporting operational teams. Taking advantage of both classroom training and exciting real-world work, you’ll quickly improve your analyst skills. After completing the programme, you’ll process a large range of data – effectively defining, analysing and interpreting it. With this, you’ll produce insightful and impactful reports for our organisation.
To join us as a trainee, you don’t need to have a background in analysis, or intelligence. You just need to be curious about the impact of tech and keen to keep up with an ever-evolving world. A natural problem-solver, you’ll continually develop your skills and thrive in our fast-paced environment. We’ll need you to be at least 18 years old, with 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, (including English & Maths). You’ll also have 2 A levels at grade C or above, or the equivalent. Alternatively, you’ll have several years work experience which demonstrates your IT proficiency.
While this isn’t a graduate level position, it’s a chance to learn from experts and gain a career as an Intelligence Analyst. You’ll be surrounded by people who want to help, and you’ll even have a dedicated mentor to support you along the way. Everything is set up to benefit you. You can even work part-time, although you will need to commit to at least 30 hours a week. After successfully completing the programme, you’ll move into an analyst role in an area of GCHQ.
So, where will you be in 18 months?
Click here to apply and find out more

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

More careers resources

For any students who are interested in looking at more careers resources, please remember that we have  a collection of hardcopy prospectus' on the shelves next to the Progress Coach offices.  There are also general careers books like "Occupations" that give insights into over 500 different jobs (what you do, qualifications needed, pay and prospects, links for more information, etc.), and the "Good University Guide" that helps with decision making about choosing the right university for you.

Please note, these resources are not available to take away.  They are to be read in the seats outside the Progress Coach offices.