Careers Education – Current Opportunities for Students
This page will be updated frequently with details of work experience, careers presentations and events as well as information and contacts from local and national employers.
Springpod is an excellent online resource to help students find virtual work experience programmes.
Completing some relevant work experience placements, while still at school, can offer a host of benefits that help students discover and get started in their future career faster.
Students can use SpringPod to browse a whole catalogue of virtual work experience placements, delivered by a range of well-known companies and professional bodies.
Click here to link to SpringPod and set up your free account.
You can use the map tool below to search for apprenticeship opportunities by location.
Alternatively, click here to visit the gov.uk apprenticeship site and search on apprenticeship category or level as well as location.
Registration is now open for the GSK Virtual Work Experience event.
When? Monday 30th May to Thursday 2nd June 2022.
Who? Students in Year 10 to 13
What does this involve?
GSK’s Virtual Work Experience will allow students to:
Learn about how GSK takes products from molecules to market
- Take part in virtual team building exercises to develop their skills
- Learn about different career opportunities across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
- Gain job application hints and tips
- Gain an industry-accredited Bronze Industrial Cadets Award.
How to apply:
Please find the link to the student sign-up survey: GSK Virtual Work Experience. The survey can be used by internal or external users. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible as registration may close early, depending on the number of applications we receive.
Jones Hunt Keeling (Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers) are looking to take on some apprentices this summer after students have completed sixth form. One of their offices is based in Hatfield, so they’d like to be able to attract as much local talent as possible from some great local schools.
Contact: Charlotte Marshall
Tel: 01462 459090
For anyone interested in high-end motor vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover are holding an insight event aimed at students in Years 10 – 13.
On Monday 16th May from 5:00pm – 6:00pm we’re hosting our first ever virtual event with luxury British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover.
Having been automotive industry pioneers for more than six decades, today Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest investor in automotive research, development and engineering. They use world class processes to create innovative British craftsmanship and engineering excellence in over 170 markets worldwide.
With exciting new products, cutting-edge facilities and continued growth into new markets, it’s an exciting time to be at Jaguar Land Rover.
We’ll be hearing all about how the company has become what it is today and their visions for the future with revolutionary new sustainable technologies particularly in the electric car space.
With a wide variety of school-leaver opportunities in a number of engineering fields, data analytics, supply chain & logistics and finance, could a career at Jaguar Land Rover be for you?
Join us to hear about the fascinating world of the ever evolving motor industry and learn from some of the world’s leading engineering minds in the industry.
Click the following link to register yourself for the online event: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JLR-Event
This OOC is a three week, free, online course designed by leading academics at Henley Business School to excite young people about a career in property and signpost them to resources that can support them while making the step into the industry. This course is designed for students in Year 9 and upwards and can be completed in their own time, requiring only 6 hours of study across the three weeks.
The course can be accessed at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/pathways-to-property
Opportunity for Year 12 students to attend a fully funded Pathways to Property Summer School.
Now in its tenth year, the Summer School is a fully funded, 4 day residential programme at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School for Year 12 students.
During the week, students will attend taster lectures, go on site visits, take part in a group project and debate, learn to network with key employers in the industry and experience life on a University campus.
All individuals will be provided free accommodation and food and their travel expenses to Reading will be covered.
At the end of the week, if they are keen to learn more about property they can complete a funded work experience placement over October half term, have access to our e-mentoring programme, and if they choose to apply to study a property related degree at University, they can apply for a bursary of up to £30,000 over three years.
Applications for the Summer School are now open.
Please click here to visit the Henley Business School website for more information.
Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP) have launched a new series of regular webinars featuring interviews with local employers.
The live sessions run weekly during term time and cover a range of careers.
We will advertise the sessions on this page and you can browse the full series of previous webinars here.
The Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal can also further help and support with career choices – visit their ‘leaving education and need help with your next steps‘ hub for more information.
IVC Evidensia, one of Europe’s largest veterinary groups, have launched a BAME Scholarship Scheme to support students with financial assistance, mentoring, placements and the opportunity to apply to their graduate entry programme.
For more information see:
For students aged 14 and above, the NHS Talent Academy have launched bespoke e-placements covering various career opportunities within health and care.
The E-Placements will provide you with an insight into your chosen career path through a series of videos, tutorials, quizzes and virtual tours. It will also help to develop a greater understanding of knowledge, skills and behaviours required for your chosen profession.
The step into the NHS site provides a comprehensive guide to applying for any NHS role. It includes videos and guides to the 350 career paths available within the NHS. https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/