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
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.
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.
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.
University Hospital of South Manchester
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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:
- “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.
- “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.
- “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.
- “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.
- 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:
- Apply through UCAS: Include your college on your UCAS application as normal. Make sure you apply by the Oxbridge deadline of 15th October.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.