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Careers information update

Mrs Wareham, Head of Careers, shares all of the latest careers related news. This update includes news on apprenticeships, volunteering and information about universities and UCAS. 

Want to know more about Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are real jobs with real employers, allowing you to work, earn a salary and gain valuable qualifications and experience. With over 600 different apprenticeship standards covering everything from accountancy to zoo keeping, there is an apprenticeship out there for everyone. Apprenticeships offer choice, opportunity, qualifications, support and a head start into a future career. Explore the resources at Amazing Apprenticeships here to discover everything you need to know about apprenticeships and why they believe they are amazing.

Apprenticeship opportunities with RSM UK

RSM is a leading audit, tax and consulting adviser. Details of their school leaver professional apprenticeship programme is via this link

At RSM you will enjoy a fast-tracked business career, one that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition. The two-year school leaver professional apprenticeship programme will give you the skills and support to unlock a future packed with opportunities and new experiences. Learn while gaining hands-on business experience as you work towards professional qualifications.

Volunteering opportunity with Nova Children’s Project

Nova Children’s Project is a local non-profit organisation providing clubs and play schemes for children and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities and/or complex medical needs. They are currently looking for volunteers to help at the Summer Play Scheme in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

“Volunteering at Nova Children’s Project has helped improve my confidence in a team and as a leader. Every day is different and it is an amazing opportunity to work with such wonderful young people. Most of all it helped me develop values like empathy and responsibility. Also, it is great for your CV or university applications!”

Look up this link to see more testimonials and a video with more information here

Wondering if Uni is for you?

Unitasterdays is a one stop website to help you find out what different universities are providing in terms of taster days both virtual and in person. To help with subject choices you can watch subject guide videos. These impartial videos have one key aim, to support students who are considering university to make informed future subject decisions. They feature guest speakers from a range of different universities. From Accounting to Zoology – and 100s of subjects in between. You can browse the videos.


Wherever you are with your plans, UCAS have teamed up with careers, higher education, and application specialists to help you take your next steps. They will be talking to current university students and apprentices who will be bringing an insight into student life. Whether you are looking for practical tips on how to start your application or write a winning personal statement, or simply looking for some inspiration, see link for more information: Click Here

Routes into Rail

The rail industry has so many great careers and entryways, no matter what your interest or situation. There are Graduate roles, and new career opportunities for people with transferable skills. Apprenticeships are also a fantastic way to start a career in the rail industry. You can choose from so many different roles and levels of training – and even work towards a degree. You will learn from industry experts and earn money as you learn: Click here

Unifrog is your friend!

If you have not yet discovered the merits of Unifrog, you are missing out. All pupils have been registered for this informative and user-friendly platform, who boast they are the ‘Universal destinations Platform.’ From writing CVs to checking what jobs are all about to preparing for interviews, Unifrog has it all. Try it out! 

 BUT…..I don’t know what I want to do!

If this is you, First Careers is the website for you! On First Careers you can get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs and find what’s right for you. Search through over 150 job profiles and discover career opportunities, inspiration and advice. First Careers offers guidance to primary and secondary school students in making decisions about future careers and professions.

Coming soon!

Calling all 16 to 18 year old students with a civil engineering competition!

The 2023 ICE CityZen Award is free to enter and takes place in the autumn term.

“Designed to support the development of key skills including problem-solving, communication, team-working, and critical thinking, it also gives students insight into how civil engineers shape the world and the chance to win great prizes for themselves and their school.” Register here if interested