14/1/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Date: 14th January 2023

Dear Parent / Carer,

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

How to deal with interview stress

Stress can be a normal part of job seeking, more often than not, it’s the result of over-thinking a situation. This article is full of advice on how to prepare for an interview:

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Book your place on Unifrog’s Next Steps Fair on Wednesday 8 March

Taking place during National Careers Week, Unifrog’s virtual Next Steps Fair gives students a unique opportunity to compare post-school pathways side by side, so they can make the decision that’s right for them.

They’ll get the chance to meet leading employers, universities, and apprenticeship providers in live sessions and drop by their virtual booths to chat with them directly!

Sign up here

Career of the week: Housing Officer

Are you super organised and good at negotiation?

Housing officers assign homes to people based on their needs, settle rent agreements, and give advice on welfare.

In this Careers library profile, we cover the qualifications you will need and possible career pathways you could take in the housing sector, helping you answer any questions you may have.

Read more or share (remember to log into the student side of your account first)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Students can join on 11, 14, or 19 January

With the UCAS deadline just around the corner, you can join one of Manchester Metropolitan University’s live Q&A sessions to ask the course enquiries team any questions you may have about applying to the university.

The team will be on hand to answer questions on topics like how to apply, student finance, and accommodation. Plus, students can take a virtual tour of the campus to get a feel of what it’s like to study at Manchester Met.

Share with your students

Salford University

With the UCAS equal consideration deadline approaching you might have some big decisions to make. So if you’re planning on going to university this September but haven’t decided what or where to study – don’t worry, we’re here to help.
At the University of Salford, we could tell you about life on our fantastic campus, or our award-winning student accommodation…
Or you might want to hear about our outstanding academic facilities, and our strong links to industry that can boost your employability…
But who’s better to tell you about studying at Salford than those who know us best? Check out our students’ stories using the link below to find out why they love life at Salford.

Read our students’ stories

Or even better, send them a DM. Using Unibuddy, you can chat to our students from your phone and ask them anything you want – they’d love to help.


Our team of experts are also available if you want to talk through your options before the deadline. Email us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.

Apprenticeships update January 2023

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

New apprenticeship vacancies to apply for

We’ve put together a list of new apprenticeships currently available across the country, including digital marketing, window installer and employers including RAF and Rolls-Royce.

What’s new? Game programmer

If you are interested in computing and computer games, during this level 7 apprenticeship you’ll learn to programme reliable and efficient software in the games and interactive entertainment industry.

Apprenticeships to consider if your favourite subject is ICT

If your favourite subject is ICT and you consider yourself a true gamer, why not use your talents within your career as there is a broad range of apprenticeships available to you, from artificial intelligence data specialist to cyber security technical professional.

Employer focus: Lloyds Each month we will look at companies and learning providers who deliver apprenticeships and see what they can offer your students. This month at Lloyds Banking Group, with a wide variety of apprenticeships, the learning opportunities are endless.

Applications to UK and Apprenticeship Summer Schools 2023 now open!

What are the UK Summer School programmes?

The Sutton Trust Summer School Programme offers school-age students the opportunity to immerse themselves in university life. Students will walk away with the confidence and skills needed to choose where to apply and what to studybe competitive applicants wherever that is, and find support with a network of like-minded peers.

Students will apply to one of our 13 top-tier UK university partners where they will take part in:

  • Social activities
  • Taster academic sessions
  • Application skills workshops

Alongside the in-person programme, every student will have access to long-term support with university applications via our online portal STO. 

All costs including travel, accommodation, food and activities are covered by the Trust and our partners which means it is completely free of charge for students to attend.

More information

What is the Apprenticeship Summer School programme?

High-quality apprenticeships not only offer young people the opportunity to earn while they
learn but also ensure they gain valuable skills and get a foot on the career ladder. The Sutton Trust Apprenticeship Summer School is a three-day residential where students can meet leading employers and like-minded peers and learn more about how to access top apprenticeships.

At the end of the programme, students will walk away with:

  • An in depth understanding of apprenticeships and whether it could be the right route for them.
  • Networking opportunities for future career opportunities.
  • Access to our online portal STO for ongoing application support and career advice.
  • Application guidance, including learning where to find current apprenticeships and understanding different application processes.

All costs including travel, accommodation, food and activities are covered by the Trust and our partners which means it is completely free of charge for students to attend.

More information

How to apply?

You must attend, and have always attended, a state-funded, non-fee-paying school/college

Currently be in Year 12 

We prioritise students based on a range of social mobility criteria including eligibility for free school meals, and the context of their school and neighbourhood 

Both programme applications close on March 10th at midday.

Apply here

Spring Term Career Opportunities


Spring Term Career Opportunities

At UCL or Live Online

You can now register for our spring term career opportunities, which are available in 18 cutting-edge industries. Students will learn directly from some of the UK’s best professionals – doctors, forensic scientists, architects, MPs, filmmakers, engineers and more – through a series of live, interactive simulations which provide tailor-made, professional experience.
Students can choose to attend either at UCL or live online. The feedback on our autumn term programmes was outstanding: we welcomed 3,000+ students and the average student feedback score was above 8.6/10.


Step into the NHS competition

Sign up for our Step into the NHS competition kick-off webinar on Thursday 26 January, at 10:00 so you can hear from our inspiring NHS staff.  They’ll be speaking live about their job and how they got in!

Thomas Alleyne’s High School students will also be tasked with creating a fun and lively job advertisement for an NHS career that interests them.
And it’s now even easier to get started with the competition with the new one lesson launch resource, which only takes one hour for teachers to deliver!

Sign up to the webinar now

Thomas Alleyne’s High School students will have the chance to see their entries showcased in our new online gallery. Our judges will be hand-picking the best submissions from this year, and it already contains some inspiring entries from previous years. Could your school be featured this year?

Explore the online gallery

What are the prizes?

  • National winners will have their entry put on public display
  • All winners’ entries will be displayed in our new online gallery
  • Unique Step into the NHS goody bags
  • £50 and £25 Amazon vouchers

A whole class prize to the first 20 schools that send in 25 or more entries

Make sure you enter before 30 April 2023 for the chance to win some of the fantastic prizes on offer!

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