Police Cadets

The scheme is aimed at 13- 17 year-olds and provides a programme of weekly Cadet nights filled with activity, information and – hopefully – some fun!

What are the main duties & responsibilities of a GMP Cadet?

The aims of the scheme include:

  • Promoting and encouraging a practical interest in policing among young people,
  • Providing training which will encourage positive leadership within communities which will include volunteering opportunities,
  • Encouraging a spirit of adventure and developing qualities of leadership and good citizenship. Cadets will be given the opportunity to obtain a Duke of Edinburgh Award, First Aid qualification etc.


IBM Gap Year

IBM are offering school leavers a gap year like no other, but the deadline is fast approaching!

What does the role actually involve?
At IBM they offer challenging projects, real responsibility, world class opportunities and exceptional training and development. Our Futures roles are no different, but what’s the difference between the Business and Tech roles?
* Spend your placement in a business role and you could be supporting one of our many business areas, such as Project Management, business operations, market research, marketing and sales.
* For the techies out there there?s a huge amount you could get involved in for instance, you could support experts in web design, problem diagnosis, software development, database development and technical project management.

What do we need from you?
We don’t expect perfection, a mass of work experience or any prior training but we do need a professional, positive, can-do attitude and a passion of all things IBM as well as:
* 5 GCSEs Grade 5-9
* 2 years in higher education
* Eligibility to work in the UK

Hints & Tips?
Follow IBM on their social media to get an insight as to what they do and get ahead of the competition!


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Medicine Events – Leeds University

Apply at www.wanttobeadoctor.co.uk – upcoming events

Two new events for 2017

Communications Workshop

Date      Tuesday 25th April 2017

Time      5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue    Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.

Are you interested in a career in medicine? This workshop will be for students to learn about how they can communicate more effectively and professionally.

There will be workshops on verbal, non-verbal and spoken communication.

With a talks from doctors, University of Leeds students and the admissions team you will get an insight into the essential communication skills required for a career in medicine.

Application Criteria:

  • Year 12 (must be at least 16 years of  age)
  • Priority given to students from a widening participation criteria


Application opens Wednesday 5th April 2017


Apply at www.wanttobeadoctor.co.uk – upcoming events

Situational Judgement Workshop

Date      Thursday 4th May 2017

Time      5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue    Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.

Are you interested in a career in medicine?

This workshop will give you an introduction to situational judgement and why it is important in medicine

including its use in aptitude tests, interviews, medical school, in fifth year exams year and why it is important when making decisions as a doctor.

Application Criteria:

  • Year 12 (must be at least 16 years of  age)
  • Priority given to students from a widening participation criteria

Application opens Wednesday 12th April 2017


IBM Higher Apprenticeships for Y13 Students

IBM Apprenticeships Starting 2017

IBM apprentice
  • For you if: you want to earn, learn and gain qualifications relevant to your job.
  • Choose from technical or business.
  • It’s a higher apprenticeship, like getting a higher education qualification.
  • Start on £18,000 per year.
  • You’ll need 160+ UCAS points (new 2017 tariff)
  • Learn more and APPLY NOW

IBM Futures GAP Year 2017-18


  • For you if: you haven’t decided for sure what you want to do next, but want a taste of working life.
  • Choose from technical or business.
  • You could give your application to the IBM Apprenticeship a head start.
  • Gain real skills at work, while earning the equivalent of of £15,000 per year.
  • You’ll need 160+ UCAS points (new 2017 tariff)
  • Learn more and APPLY NOW


Lancaster University
Year 12 Science and Technology Taster Day
Friday 30th June 2017
On Friday 30th June 2017 Lancaster University will be holding its 13th annual Year 12 Science and Technology Taster Day. Over the years we have had over 2000 students from 40 schools and colleges attend this event. The day will give students a taste of university life and provide them with an opportunity to discover whether they would enjoy and benefit from studying science and technology subjects at a top ten university.
Departments are well underway with their planning and are looking forward to welcoming students and teachers to campus for an exciting and informative day of subject taster sessions and a sampling of university life.  
As places are limited, now is your chance to reserve places for Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. Last year, sessions were offered in Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Communications (ICT), Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics, Psychology, and Student life/Finance. Choices will be requested from schools and colleges after the Easter break but in the meantime, estimated student numbers can be reserved.
Students will be given the opportunity to select two different disciplines, one for the morning session, the other for the afternoon. The likely format will be:
9:45-10:00 Registration/Introduction
10:00- 11:00 Campus Tour and Welcome (including accommodation if time permits)
11:00-12:30 Session 1
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Session 2
The day is aimed specifically at those students studying relevant A-levels (or equivalent), and who are likely to be considering studying science and technology subjects at university in future. During this one day event the students will attend a series of short lectures or practical workshops and have the opportunity to talk informally to staff and current students from the various departments. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for the students and staff who attend.

Sheffield University Taster Day

Free, one-day conference for Year 12 students on Wednesday 28 June 2017. 

I would like to invite your students to our University Options Day in Science, Maths and Engineering at the University of Sheffield on 28th June.

Students are invited to apply individually to the conference and can book their place online at: www.stemexplore.co.uk/events. They can attend individually or with their parents/guardians.


Birmingham University Open/Taster Days

Open Days and Campus Tours/Visits – These enable your students to find out more about the University of Birmingham.  Individual and school groups are welcome to come to the University’s Open Days held in June, September and October and further details can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/opendays/index.aspx We also run campus tours every Tuesday and Thursday which individual prospective students can book to attend.

Skills4Uni – This is an interactive study skills website that takes sixth form students through the lifecycle of a project; from planning and research, through to final draft and presentation of the work. The materials have been designed to help support students with their sixth form work while simultaneously developing the independent learning skills needed for higher education study. To find out more visit www.skills4uni.bham.ac.uk

PwC Insight Week

It is my pleasure to inform you that PwC has now opened its applications to our Business Insight Week and Big Data Camp 2017! These week-long paid summer placements for Year 12 students aim to give young people an opportunity to gain access to professional services and develop both their employability skills and confidence to help secure a role within the organisation longer term.  

We have around 150 places across 18 offices in the UK (5 offices in the North) and we will fully support each student through buddying and employability skills tutoring. Each student will gain an insight into PwC through a full induction and time spent shadowing a current employee to see first-hand what life at PwC is all about. Beyond the week, successful students will have the opportunity to be fast tracked onto one of our longer term programmes for 2017 or beyond. The weeks will be running this year on 31st July, 7th August and 21st August.

We would like to ask you to share the details of this exciting new programme with your students who may find it of interest. They’ll need to be in Year 12 and expected to achieve a minimum of a 96 UCAS tariff. They also need to demonstrate a genuine interest in PwC and the world of business. Students can apply now online but the deadline is the 28th February

Students can apply online through our website here:http://www.pwc.co.uk/schools/work-experience


Philosophy Taster Day – Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College Philosophy Essay Prize and Taster Day

On February 14th 2017 Corpus Christi College will be holding a Philosophy Study Day for state school students, aiming to introduce various areas of philosophy to interested Year 12 students. The day will be led by Dr Anna Marmadoro and will involve students completing an essay task entry in advance. The day will include a lecture and a number of introductory seminars to help students think about different areas of a subject they may not have encountered in depth before. Lunch will be included, as will a chance to meet current undergraduates. The day is entirely free of charge, and some help may be available with transport costs. The event will begin at 10.15am (registration from 10am) and conclude by 3.30pm. Full information can be found on our website at: http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk/Philosophy-Study-Day/. Any queries can be sent to Brendan Shepherd via admissions.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk.”

Modern Foreign Languages – Nottingham University Summer School

We would like to draw your attention to an exciting new modern languages opportunity at The University of Nottingham, which may be of interest to Year 12 language students at your school.

The High Achievers’ Summer School is a valuable experience for Year 12 students interested in studying modern languages at university.  This new programme aims to give students a taste of studying at university level and will also provide helpful information on the UCAS application process. The Summer School is free and will be running from Sunday 2 – Wednesday 5 July 2017. Accommodation and meals will provided for the duration of the programme.

The High Achievers’ Summer School is particularly worthwhile for students interested in studying modern languages at The University of Nottingham. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a certificate of completion. They will also be made an unconditional offer to study here if they apply to one of 20 courses offered by our School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and make us their firm choice on their UCAS application.

Student eligibility

The Summer School is open to applications from Year 12 students studying throughout the UK. Students must also:

  • be under the age of 18 at the start of the Summer School
  • have eight GCSEs at grade A or above
  • be taking French, Spanish or German A level (some of the programme will be delivered in the target language)
  • be able to provide a suitable teacher’s reference

Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is Friday 17th March 2017. Students can submit their application through our online application form.

If this opportunity would be of interest to any of your students, please direct them to the High Achievers’ Summer School web page where they can read more about the programme and how to apply.

If you or any of your students have any questions, please contact the Summer School team on 0115 7486443 or email us at highachievers@nottingham.ac.uk.



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