Manchester Access Programme

Manchester Access Programme 2017 Cohort Recruitment (Year 12)

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is The University of Manchester’s flagship Widening Participation scheme for local post-16 students. The aim of the Programme is to support entry to The University of Manchester, or another research-intensive university, through the completion of a portfolio of work demonstrating specific knowledge and skills.

The MAP application form is available on the MAP website:

The MAP team will be able to visit local schools and colleges to give a MAP talk between mid-October and the start of December 2016. The application deadline is Monday 19th December 2016. 

Potential MAP students need to be in Year 12 and reside or study in Greater Manchester.

Further information and the application form can be found on our website. Please get in touch with the MAP team if you have any questions.


Royal Veterinary College University of London

rsvRVC BSc/MSci Biological Sciences Pathways Open Day

Saturday 26th November 2016

We have our BSc/MSci Biological Sciences Pathways Open Day, which will take place on Saturday 26th November 2016 at our Camden Campus, London. We also have an Open House on Saturday 3rd December 2016.

BSc/MSci Biological Sciences Pathways Open Day (26.11.2016)

This Open Day is open to anyone who is interested in learning about our Biological Sciences programmes. At the event members of staff will be available to discuss aspects of our BSc and MSci Biological Sciences programmes; the entrance requirements; and the teaching and research facilities. In addition, current students of the RVC will take you on a tour of the London campus and provide a first-hand account of student life at the RVC.

The courses that will feature in this Open Day will be:

Booking for this event is now live on our website: NB: Booking is essential to attend any of our events.

Open House (03.12.2016)

If you or your students are interested in other RVC programmes, we also have an Open House on Saturday 3rd December which offers tours of both our Camden and/or our Hawkshead Campus at

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email: or telephone: +44(0)20 7468 1257 / +44(0)7809 199 993.


Discover Computer Science Day

Later this month the School of Computer Science will be holding another Discover Computer Science Day, designed for Year 12 students who may be interested in studying Computer Science at university.

The Discover Computer Science Day is scheduled for Wednesday 30 November. The draft programme, along with registration details, can be found here:

ICAEW Chartered Accountant Parents’ Evening

icaew15 November 2016 @ 5.30pm
A J Bell Stadium, Stadium Way, Eccles, Manchester M30 7EY

ICAEW are hosting a Parents’ Evening event in Manchester next week. Open to parents and students from Y11, 12 and 13, from all local schools and colleges. They will have an opportunity to network and hear about school leaver and graduate opportunities with local and national employer representatives from:

Attendees will also hear from ICAEW about the various routes into chartered accountancy, to help decide whether to train as a graduate or straight after school or college.
17:30 Welcome drinks and registration
17:45 Routes into chartered accountancy presentation – ICAEW
18:00 Employer networking
19:00 Close and informal drinks and canapés

To register your interest please complete the registration form here
or please contact

Legal Apprenticeships – Kennedys

Kennedys Law are delighted to confirm we will be offering Legal Apprenticeships to start in September 2017. 
The purpose of this email is to give you as much information as possible, as I’m sure some of your bright students completing their A levels next summer will be interested by this alternative route into law rather than going to university.  It is a fantastic opportunity to work, learn and earn.
Kennedys were named as a Top Apprenticeship provider in the Telegraph in 2015 (and were the only law firm to be listed). We have been offering Legal Apprenticeships since 2012, and have created a video featuring our current and previous legal apprentices’ experiences here:

Goldman Sachs Technology Degree Apprenticeship

Goldman Sachs Technology Degree Apprenticeship Program Get a head start on your career in Goldman Sachs engineering while earning a degree in computer science. In partnership with Queen Mary University of London, the Goldman Sachs Degree Apprenticeship Program combines higher education with vocational training to offer a fee-free alternative to the traditional University route. The Degree Apprenticeship Program will allow participants to complete an apprenticeship within Goldman Sachs’ Technology division while studying for a degree at Queen Mary University of London. After the four-year program, participants will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Digital and Technology Solutions, with the potential opportunity of a full time position with Goldman Sachs. This program is suited to students currently pursuing a university degree to commence in Autumn 2017, and possessing a keen interest in building solutions to complex problems. Applicants will be required to meet the minimum entry requirements of Queen Mary University of London. Given government requirements, only European Economic Area nationals are eligible for this program. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26 February 2017 Apply online at Learn more at DOWNLOAD OUR APP

The National Schools Employability Challenge 2017

nsecHow employable are you? Take the National Schools Employability Challenge 2017 with PwC and RateMyApprenticeship and you’ll find out!

The Challenge

We’re delighted to be launching the National Schools Employability Challenge 2017with RateMyApprenticeship. Now in its third year, the challenge continues to reinforce our commitment to supporting the development of talented individuals and helping to equip you with the skills you need for future jobs or study.

Could you be our winner?

If you’re in Years 12 or 13 and starting to think about your future then why not try out our challenge – you could win an iPad mini and paid work experience with us. Just over 4,000 students took part in our challenge last year and this year is even bigger – we’re delighted to announce we have three paid placements with PwC to be won! Could you be one of our finalists joining us at our More London office in Thursday 20 April 2017?

Sign up today for your opportunity to win and share with your friends for the chance to win a prize!

What you’ll gain

The challenge will help you to think about what professional skills you have to offer and how employable you are whilst guiding you through what it’s like to apply for a job. It won’t take long to enter and you could find yourself in the final at our flagship More London office.

Have a go now by visiting

Who we are

We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 157 countries, we advise some of the most successful organisations, entrepreneurs and private businesses. With opportunities for school and college leavers, undergraduates and graduates, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with what we have to offer. We’re a great place to start your career.

Good luck!

Take the opportunity of a lifetime

Radiotherapy Taster Days

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Year 12 students are invited to Liverpool University to learn about careers in Radiotherapy. Students will have the opportunity to use the 3D virtual reality training room and CT scanner on 16 November and 1 February from 1pm-4pm. More information is available on the website and from Pete Bridge.

Degree Apprenticeships at Liverpool John Moores University

New Degree apprenticeship courses offered at LJMU, in the fields of built environment and engineering.

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF

Degree apprenticeships offer a debt free degree as well as guaranteed employment.

  • Find out about our current vacancies for 2017
  • Meet employers and make important contacts

Register now

Alternatively, please email or call 0151 231 2777.


Apprenticeship Programmes


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The following BBC Schemes are currently open for applications. The apprenticeships are for  over 18s without a degree. The Engineering Trainee Scheme and the Software Graduate scheme require a degree, and the Cyber Security is for undergraduates studying a relevant  degree. Our other schemes ( Production, Journalism ) will open in March 2017. All of these are for an autumn 2017 start . The links below will take you to the relevant page on the BBC Careers site . Apologies if you get this more than once – you may be more than one mailing list.  Do note that ten per cent of places on our schemes are reserved for those with a disability and any disabled students should apply through the Extend hub ( They will then have their application dealt with by a recruiter who is disability aware and any assessment tools will be suited to their disability .  Any questions do get back to me.