4/3/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

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

World Book Day Career of the Week: Author

This World Book Day, get thinking about careers in the Media and Publishing sector

Do you love reading or writing? This Careers library profile will introduce you to the entry requirements, and skills needed to pursue a career as an author.

In the video, Abigail Tarttelin (writer of ‘Golden Boy’, one of School Library Journal’s best books of 2013) shares her career journey and what she thinks makes a successful author.

Share it here (remember to sign in as a student first)

You can now access our free Army assembly

In case you missed it, our Army live assembly on 17th January, that was live streamed by thousands of viewers across the UK, is now available to watch for free whenever you want.

Centred around the theme of ‘Developing character for the future’, our panel of Junior Soldiers Coombes and Reid, Private Nash and LCoH Flanagan discussed the core skills they have learned at the Army Foundation College Harrogate and how their character has changed. They also busted some common Army myths and answered a range of interesting questions from the audience both online and in person.

How to access the assembly

The assembly is available to watch here

You can also still ask questions on the live chat feature

Why not try our assembly resource?

Would you like to hear from our Junior Soldier panel about their experiences in the Army?


Want to know more about Army careers?

Discover how you can gain an experience like no other for 16 & 17 year olds starting their careers in the British Army at AFC Harrogate.

An Army Office Scholarship Scheme can provide sponsorship through sixth form or university, before joining the Army in a leadership role.

The Army Officer Internship offers the chance for students aged 17 years 9 months and older to experience the role for 6 to 18-months before, during or after university. Gain unrivalled insight into the life of an Army Officer, with plenty of support from our team.

Check out our BASE (British Army Supporting Education) Facebook page to keep up to date with further educational news from us here



As part of our support to students and families during national careers week, please read this information pack from Amazing Apprenticeships if you would like to find out more about what apprenticeships are on offer, green apprenticeships, testimonials and SEND support.  https://assets.ctfassets.net/8kbr1n52z8s2/6fe8m89T9YAIS01PE0x0UI/0d4956034b03bc2f487ec5bad63305cf/Parent_Pack_December_2022.pdf

Barclaycard Life Skills

Explore free careers based lessons for 11-16 year olds Barclays LifeSkills, the free employability and financial capability programme, is here to support with career-focused resources to help students aged 11-16 find future employment success. The week provides a great opportunity to develop your skills, understanding and confidence around for your future career choice.

Register today

Making the most of your virtual work experience Use the LifeSkills interactive Virtual Work Experience tool to provide insight into the workplace. The tool is an interactive video where students can ask and answer questions; think of it as a first-person role-playing game.

You’ll meet many people from different digital agency departments in the video and learn more about what they do. By the end of the activity, you will be able to recognise the skills needed for the world of work, such as resilience and communication and recognise the range of roles and opportunities on offer across an organisation.

Find out more

In case you missed it, catch up on LifeSkills Unpacked, our week-long CPD event, where you can learn about how investing in young peoples’ core transferable skills can lead to their future success.


Any students wishing to work in real estate, or who just want to find out if this area could be for them, should look at the Reading Real Estate Foundation, part of the Henley Business School at the University of Reading. 

There are summer schools, work experience, e-mentoring and bursaries available.  Please visit this site for more information:  Students | Henley Business School.


Unifrog Gazette!

Don’t miss the Unifrog event of the year: Next Steps Fair 2023

Get prepared for Unifrog’s Next Steps Fair on Wednesday 8 March, 16:30-19:00

Our Next Steps Fair is just around the corner! This is a rare chance for you to chat to top employers, universities, and apprenticeship providers all in one place. Featuring guest speaker Sophie Pender, who founded The 93% Club to unite working class students at university, the Fair will also:

– help you meet Gatsby Benchmarks 5 & 7
– help you engaging with National Careers Week (6-11 March)
– see post-school pathways that you might not have considered

Download everything to get prepared here

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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