It’s such an exciting time of year for Computing and Computer Science. The exams are right around the corner (starting 15th May) and my inbox is flooded with new and old initiatives for the students to take part in. I have a selection of which below for your perusal.
What’s your programming personality?
This is a post by code academy with the aim to match your interests with your Computing career. Start by having a go at this quiz: https://www.codecademy.com/explore/sorting-quiz?utm_campaign=camp~free_welcome_series_v3~prod~Basic~geo~All~aud~Basic_Users~funn~Awareness~msg~Learn_More~cont~CTA_Button~sited~Blank~time~Evergreen~&utm_content=email_3_inactive&utm_source=iterable&utm_medium=email
This is an initiative run by HM Government in a hope to get young people interested in a career of cyber security. An exciting set of challenges which could result in a coach to help kick start a cyber security career. More information can be found here: https://www.cyberexplorers.co.uk/
Or speak to Mrs Hadfield to get your account setup.
Apple Apprenticeship Programme
This one has been bought to my attention by Next Tech Girls who ran a truly inspiring careers morning for our year 9 girls and minority genders.
Please see the information they shared below.
We are delighted to share with you an amazing opportunity for your Year 13 (or equivalent) students who are interested in careers in tech: the Apple Apprenticeship Programme 2023. This is a unique chance for them to start their career in software development or DevOps with one of the most prestigious and innovative companies in the world.
The Apprenticeship Programme will begin in September 2023 and it requires the students to be 18+ and available to work full time. They will receive high-quality training from experienced instructors at Makers coding bootcamp, work on real projects at Apple and earn a competitive salary while they learn (starting at £35k).
This is a highly rewarding programme that will open many doors for your students in the tech industry. The application deadline is 5th May at 11:59pm, so we encourage you to share this opportunity with your students as soon as possible.
To help your students learn more about the apprenticeship and how to apply, Makers are hosting an informative and interactive event at their London campus on 3rd May. The event is free but spaces are limited so please advise your students to sign up quickly. At the event, they will meet current and former Apple apprentices and Makers instructors who will share their insights and tips for the application process. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions and network with others.
Job opportunity information and application: https://hubs.la/Q01MnRyJ0(please be sure to use this exact link when sharing and encourage students to write ‘Next Tech Girls’ when it asks where they heard about the opportunity)
Makers / Apple event RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/makers-x-apple-apprenticeship-launch-tickets-621793239317
If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your support in empowering more young people (especially girls) to pursue their passion for tech.
We hope you and your students are as excited about this opportunity as we are!
Team Next Tech Girls