GCHQ Apprenticeship

At GCHQ, we use cutting-edge technology to protect the UK against a range of cyber threats. We’re looking for technically savvy and motivated individuals to join our BSc Honours Degree Apprenticeship scheme.Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
£17,942 pa – Greater Manchester

It’s a unique opportunity to build on your technical and software skills, while learning how to protect the UK from terrorism, espionage, and organised crime. Starting in September 2018, you’ll enjoy a unique mix of classroom based learning (university accredited) and placements in software related business areas. Over three years, you’ll get to build and maintain some of the world’s most sophisticated electronic equipment. Ultimately, you’ll be helping the UK Government to operate in cyber space with confidence and stay ahead of the pace in a fast-evolving digital world.

With our state-of-the-art facilities and the support of mentors, you’ll have all the tools to take on real business challenges. And after three years, you’ll graduate with a BSc Honours Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Development).

You’ll have (or will be expecting to gain by September 2018) three A-levels at BBC or above – two of which must be in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) or equivalent qualifications in STEM subjects.

To find out more and apply, please visit: www.gchq-careers.co.uk

 

Royal Veterinary College

Apply now 

The deadline for veterinary medicine applications and work experience form submissions is 15th October 2017 at 6:00pm.

We are now accepting applications from students for our veterinary medicine courses, starting in September 2018. The deadline for applications and work experience form submissions is 15th October 2017 at 6:00pm.

Making an application

1.  Students can discover which veterinary medicine course is right for them.

2.  Applications must be submitted online via UCAS. Students may list a total of five courses on the UCAS application form, but only four can be for veterinary medicine and science programmes (D100, D101 and D102).

3.  Students must complete a ‘work experience questionnaire’ and return this to us.

Ranked as the top veterinary school in Europe and third in the world. Ranked by our students as providing the best quality courses of all UK universities.

After your students apply

Students can monitor the status of application through UCAS Track. They can also continue exploring student life at RVC by visiting our Virtual RVC page, where they can find more student interviews and tours of our campuses.

Visit us

Students, teachers, parents and guardians, and career advisers can join us at the RVC this autumn at one of our Open House events. Open Houses provide the chance to see one or both of our campuses on the same day. Visitors will be given a tour by a current student and have the opportunity to speak to academic staff. Booking is open for:

Saturday 7th October and Sunday 29th October

We will also be hosting an ‘Animal CSI: What, how, when?’ event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where visitors can dive into the world of veterinary pathology for an evening of mystery and intrigue, including a live-streamed dissection from the Royal Veterinary College’s laboratory and hands-on experiments and activities.

Wednesday 11th October: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Career at Network Rail

Are you ready for a career as bright and unique as you are?

Join Network Rail as an engineering apprentice and help to shape the future of Britain’s railway!  We are looking for talented apprentices to join us in March 2018 on our advanced apprenticeship scheme. When you’re transforming Britain’s vast railway network, you get more than just an education. Over three fascinating, surprising, career-advancing years as an apprentice, you’ll gain the kind of skills that can set you up for life.
The first 20 weeks spent living and learning at our world class training facility in Coventry with 150 other apprentices and then it’s out gaining hands on experience at a depot local to you.

To Apply – 
We invest a lot in our apprentices because we want you to be the future of our business. There’s lots of information on our website to help explain what you’ll be doing on the scheme and what to expect. We recommend you take some time to read through the sections to make sure this is the right opportunity for you before applying.
You must be 18 on or before the 16th of March 2018 to apply and have 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at Grade A*-C in English, Maths, Science or Engineering and 1 other subject.
Visit our website for full details and to make an application.
If you have any questions please post them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/networkrailadvancedapprenticeship

We look forward to hearing from you,
The difference is you!
Network Rail Recruitment Team

Manchester University Open Days

Open Days: Sat 30 September and Sat 14 October  

You can register here.  Such visits are a great opportunity for students to explore different institutions as well as having the chance to find out more about their chosen courses.

Our work aims to support and add value to yours in providing information, advice and guidance in schools and colleges across the UK.  I would like to remind you of the opportunity for your students to join The University of Manchester Aspiring Students’ Society (UMASS). UMASS is a fantastic initiative which provides students in Year 12 and 13 with a unique insight into university life.  Students joining UMASS enjoy a range of privileges including online support via our website, podcasts, blogs and a monthly e-newsletter.  In addition, students living within traveling distance of Manchester have the opportunity to attend workshops on our campus covering topics such as writing personal statements, preparing for university interviews, taster lectures, revision sessions and one-to-one guidance sessions. Students can sign up online here.

STUDENT MONEY MANUAL

The student money manual is a great guide for those going off to Uni; helping you to plan your finances, giving you ideas etc.

Please find below a link to the online version which is well worth printing off.

http://themoneycharity.org.uk/media/MoneyCharity_SMM17_AW_Online.pdf

INTERESTED IN PHARMACY ?

I am a Pharmacist from Wythenshawe Hospital and I am organising an open afternoon for students interested in a career in Pharmacy.
It will be held on the 4th of October 2-5pm at the Pharmacy Department and will be a brief overview of the profession, entry requirements & general information.
If any students are interested please could they email myself so I can add them to the list.
Many thanks,
Victoria Whelton
Rotational Pharmacist
University Hospital of South Manchester
Southmoor Road
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 9LT
Aircall via switch

APPLYING TO OXBRIDGE

Make your Oxbridge application super savvy
If you’ve got excellent grades, passion for your subject and a love of learning, Oxford or Cambridge could be the perfect place to study for your degree – and nothing should stop you from applying by Sunday 15th October.
Check out our guide to boosting your chances by making a savvy application. We start by busting some Oxbridge myths.
Some myths you might have heard about Oxbridge and why they’re wrong:
  1. “It’s not for me, I won’t fit in” – 63% of Cambridge undergrads starting a course in 2016 came from a state school, and 58% for Oxford.
  2. “I won’t get in, there’s no point in applying” – Over a quarter of UK undergraduate applicants were offered a place at Cambridge for 2016-17, and 20% of Oxford applicants.
  3. “I’m no good at interviews” – You should certainly practice interviewingat school and home and make sure you’re prepared, but interviewers know how to see through the nerves to recognise potential and passion.
  4. “Interviewers like to throw rugby balls at candidates” – No they don’t.
If you’re not convinced, you can take a look in detail at Oxford’s andCambridge’s admissions stats to see figures for gender, ethnicity, region, disability and more.
Be savvy to boost your chances of getting in:
You can improve your chances of getting a place by being savvy – here’s how to do it.
You will need: The admissions stats for Cambridge and Oxford.
  • Choosing a university: You can apply to either Oxford or Cambridge, but not both. Cambridge has a better overall success rate for applicants.
  • Choosing a college: Cambridge and Oxford are made up of different colleges, and you can apply to one or submit an open application to any. Look at application numbers and success rates for each college to boost your chance of getting an offer.
  • Choosing a course: If you’re still deciding which subject to study, you can see the number of applicants who apply for individual courses to see how competitive each subject is.

Always do your own research before applying, and think carefully about your personal priorities. Never choose a subject you’re not that interested in just because you think you might get a place.

Making your application:

  1. Apply through UCAS: Include your college on your UCAS application as normal. Make sure you apply by the Oxbridge deadline of 15th October.
  2. Extra tests or applications: You might need to do an extra test or fill in a separate application form depending on your subject – check your department’s website to find out. Cambridge will email you a link to a questionnaire after you apply through UCAS.
  3. Interviews: Your college will write to let you know whether or not they’d like to interview you. Interviews usually take place in the first few weeks of December.
  4. Pooling: If you’re not accepted by the college where you interviewed, you may be “pooled”. That means other colleges get the chance to look at your application and invite you to another interview after Christmas.

New Degree Apprenticeship with PwC

New degree apprenticeship with PwC launched
The University of Leeds has partnered with PwC – one of the UK’s largest graduate employers – to create a new fully-funded technology degree apprenticeship.  Starting in September 2018 BSc Computer Science (Digital & Technology Solutions) will initially accept 40 students onto the four year course which combines undergraduate study with practical work-based projects at PwC in Leeds.

The University and the professional services firm have worked closely to develop a syllabus which prepares students with the right skills for the future, in an area which is becoming increasingly in demand.  Find out more.

 

WINTER SPORTS GAP YEAR

Winter Sports Company are gap year specialists. Each year school leavers enroll on our programs and spend their year out gaining valuable ski or snowboard qualifications and work experience. Our shortest courses are just 3 weeks long, but most guests enjoy an entire season with us – either on a residential course or on our extremely popular internships. On an instructor internship, guests spend 3 weeks training to be a ski or snowboard instructor, once qualified they start working in a guaranteed job, in a world class resort. Students can join us with as little as 2 or 3 weeks on-snow experience, and we are currently recruiting for interns to join our 2018 program.

We’re holding a meet and greet in the Manchester area, at Chill Factore, on 9th and 10th September 2017. Book a no obligation appointment today on our website.

If you would like a brochure to display in your school, please respond to this email with a mailing address.

Gap Year Options

Instructor InternshipsA ski or snowboard instructor internships allow students to train to be a level 1 instructor and then get paid to work as an instructor for the winter. Internships are available in Canada and New Zealand, visit our website for information on how to apply.

 Instructor CoursesSki and snowboard instructor courses are a great alternative gap year. Becoming a ski or snowboard instructor during a year out not only looks amazing on a student’s CV, but also allows them to work in ski resorts across the world once qualified. Winter Sports courses take place throughout the year in Europe, Canada and New Zealand.

 Ski Patrol CoursesSki patrol is the mountain emergency service and on this course students will learn all about mountain safety, rescue, incident prevention and much, much more.

Previous students have spent the remainder of their gap year instructing in resorts around the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and even the snow dome in Dubai. There are also opportunities to work at one of the many UK indoor snow centres.

Detailed information about our courses can be found at www.wintersportscompany.com and friendly advice provided on 01736 763402.

Post-18 Options and Careers at AGGS