21/11/22 Roundup – Future Intentions (Years 12&13)

An introduction to actuarial careers with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries – insight webinar

On: 6th December 2022 at 6.30 – 7.30pm
For: Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13. Career leaders and teachers are encouraged to join.

Book your place today

Join our ‘Count Me In’ event this December and hear our brightest minds explain how they became an actuary, find out how companies will support you and discover how you can begin a fulfilling career that really makes an impact.
As an actuary you’ll solve real world problems that can make a huge difference in areas including financial services, climate change, cyber security, population growth and so much more. Actuaries use cutting edge mathematical theory combined with real world experience and understanding to help governments, businesses and organisations protect themselves against the unknown and succeed in a fast-changing world. What is an actuary and how to get started (Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) Employer insights Graduate Insights Q&A

Lloyd’s Banking Group insight webinar

On: 6th December 2022 at 6.30 – 7.30pm
For: Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13. Career leaders and teachers are encouraged to join.

Join us to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities at LLoyds Banking Group. 

  • Hear from current apprentices 
  • Organisation insights including what skill sets Lloyds are looking for, their culture and values, how they want to build the bank of the future and where an apprenticeship with Lloyds could take you 
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • PLUS a Q and A session, where you’ll be able to ask questions directly to their recruitment teams 

Book your place today

Software Apprenticeship – apply link

Apply to HMGCC

Amazing Apprenticeships


Explore 320+ Higher and Degree apprenticeship vacancies in the November edition of the Higher & Degree listing 22/23.

Discover vacancy details from over 60 employers, including:

Vacancy locations
Salary information
Direct application links

Download the Higher & Degree listing in PDF format or find out more about the listing, who it is for and how to best use it in our FAQs below.

The Higher & Degree Listing is a bi-annual publication, with the next release planned for February 2023!


Army Foundation College (AFC) Harrogate

Join us virtually on Tuesday 17th January 2023 for an exciting live assembly hosted at a secondary school in Harrogate. Centred around the theme of ‘Developing character for the future’, students will get the chance to hear directly from ex-AFC students, Junior Soldiers and Instructors about life at AFC Harrogate and learn about how to build character, core skills and develop your self-confidence.

How will it work?

Sign up to gain access to the assembly on 17th January 2023 • Students will also be able to submit questions for a Q&A session • Teachers can tune in from their classroom and live stream our select panel discussing their experiences of AFC Harrogate • Available to watch on-demand afterwards.

Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference 27-30th March 2022

A four-day residential trip to Cambridge University, which aims to give students an insight into the study of Law and life as an undergraduate at Cambridge. It is organised and run by seven current Law undergraduates, many of whom attended the Law Conference themselves and are passionate about giving other students the opportunity to have this experience. 

During the residential aspect of the conference, delegates will attend Cambridge style lectures, have the chance to meet current students and explore the city and colleges of Cambridge. Delegates will stay in college undergraduate accommodation, under the supervision of the Committee and college Porters.  All meals are provided. Whilst under appropriate supervision, delegates are given the time and the freedom to explore the city on their own and live life as if they were an undergraduate student. 

There are 200 spaces available with a combination of funded and non-funded places. The conference will cost £155, which covers both accommodation and food, but not travel. Two non-funded places can be allocated to each school. This is on a first come-first-serve basis. (Eligibility for funding is for accommodation only and can be found on the below link)

For more information visit: www.cambridgesixthformlawconference.com

Applications for the Conference are open from November 1st until December 31st. 

Get inspired by COP2

COP27 is now in full swing, with representatives from 198 countries congregating in Egypt to address how the world can band together to address the most pressing environmental issues.

Want to make a difference yourself? Join a world-class climate action course to learn what you can do to help the planet.

Explore climate action courses

Explore Early Careers Programmes available in the sport of Horseracing

If you are considering working directly with animals or in a career linked to sport, the Horseracing industry has several Early Careers programmes to get you started in a rewarding and exciting career. Horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in the UK, supporting over 85,000 jobs.  There are so many different careers available from working directly with horses in a racing yard or stud farm to running large events at racecourses and race meetings. Take a look at the programmes on offer below.

Racing Media Academy 

The Racing Media Academy provides a pathway into Horse Racing for those who love the idea of working in racing but can’t necessarily, or don’t want to ride or work directly with horses. The Racing Media Academy gives its students the opportunity to undertake work experience and training within racing’s top media houses including Sky Sports Racing, Racing TV and the Racing Post. An intensive week’s training has been designed at the British Racing School, where students will get an insight into the world of Horse Racing and learn about the different areas of the media. Applications for 2023 will be open shortly. 

Entry to Stud Employment Programme If you want to work directly with horses, take a look at the opportunities available in the Thoroughbred Breeding industry. The National Stud, based in Newmarket, offer a 9 week residential period of training that upon completion leads to a 6-9 month paid work placement at a UK stud farm. During this time you will complete a Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Racehorse Care (Breeding Option).  Applications are now invited.

Higher Apprenticeship 101 – Free workshop with the Civil Service for Y13 students

In partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Y13 students are invited to attend two free online workshops introducing:

Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) and

Regulatory Compliance Officer (RCO) Level 4 apprenticeship. 

Hear from some of the team at the OPSS here.  

Workshop 1 (Weds 7th Dec, 4.00-5.00pm) – Higher Apprenticeship 101 

Workshop 2 (Weds 14th Dec, 4.00-5.30pm) – Who are OPSS and what do they do? 

For any students keen to apply for the apprenticeship, following the online workshops there will be two further workshops at the OPSS in Birmingham in early 2023 where students will be provided with more specific application guidance:  

Workshop 3 – Skills for success: How to gain and demonstrate key employability skills such as confidence and communication. 

Workshop 4 – Playing to your strengths: How to recognise your personal attributes and shine in interviews. 


Causeway and the OPSS will also be offering some additional Mentoring support for a small number of students who are facing the greatest barriers and want to progress to applying for the apprenticeship. These students will be assigned a member of staff from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as a mentor who will support them through particularly difficult parts of the application process. 


We are looking to reach students from schools and colleges in the Midlands. The OPSS is particularly keen to hear from students from backgrounds which are under-represented in the Office. 

How do students take part? 

To take part, please complete this registration form by Wednesday 23rd November.   For more information, please contact: info@causeway.education  


Support for students following the COVID-19 pandemic.

FREE monthly webinars for students who wish to study Medicine at University run by real doctors.

The next Online talk is on the 4th December 2022 and 2 UK doctors will talk about how to prepare for Medical School interviews.  It will be an excellent opportunity for students to hear from doctors and understand the requirements to get through the Medical School interview.

There are 2 links below, one is an eventbrite link and the other is a direct Zoom registration link.



Medical Sciences society (BWAMS) at the University of Birmingham

In partnership with the University of Birmingham Medical School, this conference is aimed at Year 12 students selected to complement the University’s widening access selection criteria. We hope to reach as many young people as possible.  

Moreover, due to the pandemic disproportionately affecting young people from widening participation backgrounds, this additional support is now more important than ever.

Our conference will contain a plethora of talks from medical students, doctors, and University of Birmingham staff. They will range from a crash course covering work experience, A-levels and a taster lecture session, to a day in the life of doctors and medical students – as well as other informative sessions. These are designed to provide medical applicants with a holistic overview and enable them to put forward their best application – making the event hugely beneficial for your students considering Medicine at University!

Please apply before Thursday 24th November 2022 at: https://tinyurl.com/dreamjunior22

Website: www.bwams.co.uk                                             Email: uobwams@gmail.com

Instagram: @bwamsbirmingham/@dreambwams

Medicine and Dentistry at Kings College London

The free online Medicine and Dentistry Lecture Series 2023 are now open! This programme is for students across the UK in Year 11, 12, and 13 who have only attended non-selective state schools since age 11 and are interested in becoming a doctor or dentist. Over the course of the 14 lecture programme students will hear from a variety of speakers to help them make the best application to medicine or dentistry possible! Last year’s lectures included the following:

·       Medical and dental specialities: cardiology, prosthodontics, renal transplant, and many more!

·       Q&As each week with current medical and dental students as well as a lecture dedicated to the student experience.

·       A session on other careers in healthcare with six professionals currently working and teaching in the sector (nursing, dietetics, clinical science, etc.)

·       September Q&A with key admissions colleagues in the schools of medicine and dentistry at KCL and UCL.

·       Lectures on the application process: the UCAT, personal statements, and interviews.

Lectures will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6-7.15pm and will run in blocks of three throughout 2023. The first three lectures will take place on the 31st January, 7th February, and 14th February. The remaining three blocks of lectures will take place in Spring and Summer.

For more information and to apply, students should follow this link. The deadline to apply is Friday 16th December 2022.

If you have any questions, please email: jake.featherstone@kcl.ac.uk. For further information, please follow Instagram @kclofmd for updates.

The application form can be found here.


At Morgan Stanley, we offer a range of Apprenticeship opportunities aimed at school leavers. Apprenticeships offer an alternative route by providing the opportunity to study towards a qualification, whilst gaining practical industry experience and earning a salary. Join us at our Apprenticeship Insight Events to learn more about what Programmes we offer across our London and Glasgow offices and what it’s really like to be an Apprentice at Morgan Stanley.


Date: Wednesday 30th November 2022
Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Application deadline: Tuesday 29th November 2022
Platform: Zoom
Hear first-hand from our Apprentices across London and Glasgow what it’s like to work at a Global Financial Services Firm. Find out what exciting projects they get to be a part of!


Date: Tuesday 6th December 2022
Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Application deadline: Monday 5th December 2022
Platform: Zoom


Date: Thursday 8th December 2022
Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Application deadline: Wednesday 7th December 2022
Platform: Zoom

Date: Wednesday 11th January 2023
Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Application deadline: Tuesday 10th January 2023
Platform: Zoom

Learn about our application process step by step to set you up for success.

Minerals Matter!

The Minerals Matter website contains lots of information on job roles and career pathways in the mineral products sector.

Watch their video to find out more: https://careermap.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ad6ea66c62b50396e776ca853&id=ab733cc434&e=ea33067b5f

Visit their website: https://careermap.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ad6ea66c62b50396e776ca853&id=3f15f6fc58&e=ea33067b5f

Nottingham Trent University Taster Days

Taster DayDate
Animal & Wildlife Studies28/11/22
Geography & Environmental Studies29/11/22

These Experience Days will give you the opportunity to find out what it’s like to study at University, ask questions to academics and chat to current students. They will also help enhance your personal statement and make your University application stand out.

Book your place here!

PwC’s Flying Start degree programmes in Accounting, Business Management and Technology are open for applications. On these programmes students can earn a salary and fast-track their career while studying for their chosen subject. 

Earn. Learn. Fulfil your potential. 
Whichever programme students choose, they’ll work on a range of projects in a culture that embraces difference and encourages them to think imaginatively. At PwC we want our people to feel challenged, to grow and to flourish. Students will have the opportunity to make an impact, being the difference to our clients from day one.

Find out more about our programmes here, or sign up to our upcoming events here.
Explore. Inspire. Reimagine.

Young Professionals

Tuesday 22nd November from 5:00pm – 8:00pm we’re running our next major Young Professionals Conference covering off; Business, Finance, Accounting, Technology, Engineering and Law with workshops and keynote talks. 

The event is taking place at Cineworld Broadstreet in central Birmingham and we are bringing with us some of the world’s most prestigious employers. 

The Employers Involved:

  • Business, Accounting & Finance: PwC, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Mazars and CIMA 
  • Law: Freeths, Browne Jacobson, Fragomen & University of Law 
  • Engineering & Technology: Mott Macdonald & BT Group 

This event is designed to increase your chances of achieving the business, accounting, finance, tech, engineering or legal career of your dreams by giving you access to insights, knowledge, a network of contacts and career advice that you won’t get anywhere else. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and network with industry experts from not just one or two but several global organisations. 

It’s a completely free event all you need to do is sign up using the registration link below. All students that attend will get a certificate of completion to use on their CV’s and any UCAS applications. 

Registration Link: 


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