5/5/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Y11 & 6th form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

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

The London Institute Of Banking and Finance

Do you feel unsure about your university choices or how student life will suit you?

Every year, we host a three-day Summer Taster programme, where students just like you get

together to experience university life in the heart of London’s thriving financial district. It’s a great chance to meet other students, who you may be studying alongside in the future, as well as:

  • exploring the career paths the financial services sector has to offer
  • touring London’s financial district, one of the top global financial hubs
  • getting an insider view from an expert panel discussion and Q&A
    and so much more!

The London Institute of Banking and Finance is not your typical institution. We’re small and

specialised, placing extra attention on careers and employability through our degree programmes.

We also regularly run REACH events for mature, ethnically diverse and female students with the

aim of making the finance sector more inclusive and representative of our society.

If you have any further questions about Summer Taster programme, or want to find out a little bit more, head to our websiteemail our team or catch us at a UCAS fair this June. We’ll be exhibiting at Maidstone, East London, Colchester and Bedfordshire – see you there!

Book your place now

Gov.uk Summer Internship Programme

Homes England

Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 18th May 2023

Follow the link: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/ 

Liverpool John Moores University

Come join our Free Revision Masterclass!

Are you beginning to revise for your upcoming GCSE and A-Level exams?

Come to our Revision Masterclass with Liverpool John Moores University and learn;

  • How to create a personalised revision timetable,  
  • The most effective revision techniques, 
  • Mental health advice for the exam period. 

On: 10th May 2023 at 6.30 – 7.30pm
For: Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13. Careers leaders and teachers are welcome to join. 

Book your place today

Apprenticeship vacancies

Explore opportunities with Jaguar Land Rover
Location: Oxford, Stafford, Brighton & Norwich
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Latest opportunities: Jaguar Land Rover are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join their teams across vehicle sales, customer service and parts manufacturing. Apply today!

Explore opportunities with Volkswagen Group
Location: Nationwide
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Latest opportunities: Interested in engineering and vehicle manufacturing? Become a Vehicle Parts Assistant, work in Mechanical or Technical Engineering, or become a Sales Executive, all while gaining a professional qualification.  

Explore opportunities with PwC
Location: Cardiff
Latest opportunities: For students who want to kick-start their careers in Management Consultancy.

Unifrog Subject showcase: Hospitality, Leisure, and Tourism

Learn what it’s like to study a subject that could take you around the world

Hospitality, leisure, and tourism degrees often provide exciting opportunities like work placements or training abroad,

helping to build students’ employability skills.

In this Subjects library profile, we share the skills needed to apply, opportunities within this subject area, and

resources to get students prepared, supporting you to answer their questions on what this degree might be like.

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

Dates for your diary

Here are just some of the opportunities that our partners are hosting that you can sign up for right now…

Leadership webinar: Hospitality school Les Roches is hosting a webinar to help students ‘uncover their inner leader’.

Senior Lecturer Alexandre Gamberoni—who’s been a restaurant manager, food and beverage manager, and

coach—shares his top tips.

Subject masterclasses: Know a student who’s not sure what to study at university, or wants to get more familiar with

their chosen subject? The University of Southampton is hosting on-campus masterclasses in subjects like earth

sciences, audiology, and geography.

Agricultural summer school: The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is hosting a free, three-day summer school for

Year 12 students. As well as a taste of uni life, students will get a feel for degrees that tackle some of today’s global


South Staffs Water’s Young Innovators’ Panel

This is the second year of South Staffs Water’s Young Innovators’ Panel – an exciting opportunity for sixth

formers to get involved in the running of one of the largest businesses in our region. Students will gain

valuable work experience, working closely with senior executives at South Staffs Water to bring their views

as young adults into the company’s decision-making process for the future.

We’re hand-picking 24 individuals from the students that apply to join the board, which will allow their voices

to be heard at executive level and provide a unique opportunity for them to kickstart a career in the world of

business. They must live in the South Staffs Water region to take part, and applications will be chosen based

on suitability and to ensure a diverse panel of students representing all schools in the area.

Blue Marble is an independent market research agency facilitating this project. We abide by the Market

Research Society code of conduct, which means that personal details of applicants will be protected during the project, and then destroyed afterwards in a GDPR compliant manner.

How will your sixth formers benefit?

They will have real influence on the decisions made by senior management as well as:

  • see inside the workings of a major business
  • meet other like-minded sixth formers from around the region
  • get a formal reference for use in UCAS or apprenticeship applications
  • get a £100 reward for taking part

What’s involved?
The Young Innovators’ Panel will attend board meetings on two occasions, Tuesday 27th June and

Wednesday 19th July at South Staffs Water’s headquarters in Walsall. The meetings will start at 10am so

applicants need to be able to get to Walsall for this time.  We will reimburse individuals for all travel expenses

to board meetings. The meetings will finish at approximately 4pm and will include a mix of briefings from

senior executives about the business and the challenges it faces, and facilitated problem-solving exercises.

The Young Innovators’ Panel will work in teams to come up with a teaching resource suitable for KS3

(11-13 year olds), which will form part of South Staffs Water’s armoury of tools to deliver water efficiency

education to schools across the region.

Between the two board meetings, members will prepare team presentations on their teaching resource which

will be judged by a panel of senior executives.

Who should apply?
We would expect sixth formers to be one or more of the following:

  • Someone who enjoys getting their point across: taking an active part in class discussions and debates and


  • a good team player: a good listener as well as a good talker, and interested in collaboration!
  • The Panel is relevant to students of all subjects, for example Geographers reflecting on water efficiency and

the challenges of water resources, Business students looking to develop their awareness of business plans and

decision making, and Performing Arts students focusing on presentation and delivery.

We are looking for sixth formers from all social backgrounds: this really is an opportunity for anyone who is

interested. We’re hoping that you will encourage pupils to apply who might otherwise think something like

this is ‘not for me’.

Supporting your school or college
South Staffs Water will be publicising the work of the panel to local media and we would like your school/

college to be part of this exciting venture. We are contacting all sixth forms and colleges in the region, and

would encourage you to publicise the initiative to your sixth formers so they have the opportunity to get


As part of this research initiative school contact details will be shared with South Staffs Water to be used for

schools outreach, and stored by them and Blue Marble until 30th April 2025. After this date, both organisations

will need to either gain reconsent to store the data or destroy it.  If, during the period of data storage you would

like your contact details to be destroyed please contact evie@bluemarbleresearch.co.uk

How to apply

You can apply by following this link: https://forms.office.com/e/rBxFZEHJjc

The application form is quick and easy and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. 

The closing date for applications is 26th May 2023. You will be informed of the result of your application by

the 17th June.

Those that are not selected will still have an opportunity to share their views with South Staffs Water.

Once the panel has concluded we will be disseminating surveys to participating schools. Participants can

opt into a prize draw on completing the survey, with the chance of winning a £100 Love2Shop voucher as a

thank-you for taking part.

Need to know more? If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Evie Fleck

directly: evie@bluemarbleresearch.co.uk or call 07732901572

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