9/12/22 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

AECC University College

Based in Bournemouth, we offer courses that lead to health care careers where you can really make an impact and help people. Why study at AECC University College and become a Chiropractor, a Radiographer, a Sports Psychologist, a Sports Scientist or an Exercise Scientist, a Diagnostic Radiographer, a Therapeutic Radiographer? To make a difference.

We have an active schools team who can help provide you with resources on these professions. There is also plenty of resources available on our website which can be seen here.

Here are some of our videos to help give you a taste of what we can provide:

Become a Chiropractor
Diagnose, treat and prevent mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Improve the health of patients and help improve their quality of life.

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Become a Sports Psychologist
Impact athletes’ performance, participation and wellbeing through psychology. Help people to become more active, healthier and happier.

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Become a Sports Scientist
Travel the world, work with high-profile people and experience the feeling of being in a stadium full of people. There’s nothing like it!

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Become an Exercise Scientist
Transform health and recovery through exercise and physical activity interventions.

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Become a Sport Rehabilitator
Develop knowledge, skills and expertise in preventing, assessing, diagnosing, and treating sports and physical activity-related injuries.

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Become a Therapeutic Radiographer
Transform lives by learning how to use cutting edge technology to treat conditions such as cancer.

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Become a Diagnostic Radiographer
95% of people will interact with a diagnostic radiographer. Transform lives of patients, working at the cutting edge of healthcare.

Find out more

Come to an open day to find out more

If you are interested in these health care careers, and want to study in a small, specialist university college close to the beach we’d love to show you around. We also have an open day coming up next Saturday 10th December.
For more details of our open days please visit here.

Book an Open Day

Apprenticeship Week starts on Monday 6th February 2023.

Here on the Jobs Live News Channel we are hosting NAW 2023 LIVE which is an array of broadcasts that celebrates and showcases apprenticeship programmes and the apprentices achievements.

Companies will be joining us each day and will be discussing the stereotypes of apprenticeships and highlighting the opportunities they have within their organisation including degree apprenticeships. This is a great chance to hear directly from current apprentices about their very own experiences. 

We invite you to REGISTER for NAW 2022 LIVE using this link: https://jobsliveuk.com/national-apprenticeship-week-2023/  Check out the trailer HERE: https://vimeo.com/775734729

We are looking forward to celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023 with you.

Apprenticeship News December 2022

For all the latest apprenticeship resources, visit www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk or follow us on Twitter via @theapp_guide

What’s new? Medical doctor If you are interested in becoming a doctor, during this level 7 apprenticeship you’ll learn to apply the principles and procedures of medicine to assess, prevent, diagnose, care for and treat patients

New apprenticeship vacancies to apply for We’ve put together a list of new apprenticeships currently available across the country, including equine groom, pharmacy assistant and customer service

Apprenticeships to consider if your favourite subject is English If English is among your favourite subjects, then one of these apprenticeships may be for you, such as advertising and media executive or digital marketer

Employer focus: Sky

Each month we will look at companies and learning providers who deliver apprenticeships and see what they can offer your students. This month at Sky, combine what you love with what you do best to shape a brilliant career.

Anna awarded Student of the Year at FIS awards With her career in construction, Anna Belle won the Student of the Year Award at Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) Training Awards, held in November.

The Apprenticeship Guide website has had a makeover! Don’t forget to check out our new website, an essential resource to inspire you on your apprenticeship journey.


National Apprenticeship Week

This year we’re sharing our National Apprenticeship Week 2023 resources with you even earlier than usual, so you can make the most of planning this side of Christmas! 

We’ve got brilliant new and updated resources to share with you.
Read on below for full details!

But that’s not all…

We’ll be back in the new year to release even more resources, including an exciting new area on the website we’re sure will be extremely popular… Get the 11th January in your diaries now!

Tight on time?
If you don’t have much time, take a couple of minutes now to watch our quick and informative explainer film, highlighting everything that’s available to you!

BAE Systems

Creating bold, pioneering products and services that redefine global defence
Get hands-on experience and training that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to kick start your career. To help protect those that protect us, we make products that are relied upon by our armed forces, day in, day out. Join us as an engineering apprentice and you’ll be playing a vital role in the manufacture of those products, making a difference and having worldwide impact.

Join us and become a technical expert in a discipline like welding, painting, or scaffolding. We’ll fund your qualifications and give you all the support and guidance you need.

You’ll find meaningful, rewarding work as part of a collaborative and supportive team, with endless opportunities for career progression. We take pride in providing first-class training, coaching, and lifelong development to everyone in our team.

Discover our apprenticeship opportunities

Everyone’s welcome. We’re committed to recruiting the best and most diverse talent to our team, bringing their unique insights and perspectives to build a better tomorrow. 

Join us – this is a place where you can make a real difference. We look forward to receiving your application very soon – and good luck!

BAE Systems Apprentice Recruitment Team

Follow Life at BAE Systems

Awarding the extraordinary: £3,000 scholarships from Bangor

Applications now open for Bangor’s Merit and Entrance Scholarships

Bangor University awards scholarships to applicants who excel in its annual Entrance Scholarships examinations. Applicants can choose to take an exam in one of over 20 subject areas and, if successful, will receive up to £3,000 to assist with their studies.

For students who aren’t familiar, Bangor University is situated in north Wales between the mountains and the sea. Bangor students can choose from world-class courses in the sciences, arts, business, law, and humanities.

UHDB – Hospital Experience Programme

University Hospitals of Derby & Burton are pleased to announce another round of our Hospital Experience Programme (HOSPEX).  This is a clinical experience course held at either the Royal Derby Hospital or Queen’s Hospital, Burton site.

The programme is open to Sixth form students who have already received their GCSE exam results. In order to attend students must have achieved a minimum of 4 grade As or grades 9 – 7 at GCSE level and live or attend a school within the Staffordshire or Derbyshire border.  The course takes three days and students will need to be released from sixth form to attend the programme.

The Hospex programme is extremely popular, and places are limited, so please encourage your students to apply for a place as soon as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact the medical education team on uhdb.hospex@nhs.net should you have any questions or if you would like further information.

Journalism and Sports Journalism outreach opportunities to UK schools and colleges.

Book a virtual session with our Journalism and Sports Journalism team today.

Are you interested in the Media and Journalism or Sports Journalism as a potential career?  

Hear from former journalists now teaching at LJMU who are able to offer advice, discuss their own career to date and the numerous opportunities available to those interested in studying Journalism at university. Meet Tim Abraham who spent 23 years at Sky Sports before moving into academia at LJMU and has a wealth of experience to share with you and your students.

To book a session please email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk      

King’s College London Medicine and Dentistry Lecture Series 2023

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, follow this link. The deadline to apply is next week Friday 16th December 2022.

Finally, here are what some student’s had to say from last year’s programme:

Students should apply using this form here.

Masterclasses are subject-specific hour-long sessions for students in Year 12 to get an opportunity to have a taste of university

The masterclasses are designed to introduce Year 12s to subjects that can be studied at university. The hour-long sessions will feature a lecture on a specific topic from UCL academics or students.

The sessions are interactive and we encourage those taking part to engage with the presenters, there is an opportunity at the end to ask questions about the topic presented.

Taking part in Masterclasses can be a fantastic way for students to find out more about university subjects.

There are 15 masterclasses in total, taking place between 4-5pm on the following dates:


English: Tuesday 17th January         

History of Art: Tuesday 24th January        

Architecture: Thursday 26th January         

Languages: Tuesday 31st


Biosciences: Tuesday 7th February         

Chemical Engineering: Tuesday 14th February      

Medicine and Medical Sciences (1): Thursday 16th February        

Astrophysics: Tuesday 21st February        

Natural Sciences: Tuesday 28th


Economics: Tuesday 7th March         

Geography: Tuesday 14th March        

Law: Thursday 16th March       

Medicine and Medical Sciences (2): Tuesday 21st March         

Psychology: Tuesday 28th March   

Pharmacy: Thursday 30th March Applications close Sunday 8 January 2022.

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Next Tech Girls Ask Me Anything with Nikki Anderson-Stanier, User Researcher

Tuesday 13th December

16:30 – 17:30, online

Click here to find out more and register to attend

Nikki studied psychology at university and planned to become a clinical psychologist before finding out that she could use her knowledge as a user researcher in the tech industry, without needing to do any coding! She’s since worked for several companies including in travel and fashion, helping them to make their products better for users. This is your chance to ask Nikki all about her studies and career so far, and figure out if user research could be a future career for you.

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