Resources from Oxford University
For students aged between 12 and 16, we have compiled resources that can push their imaginations and stimulate thinking.
Subject specific resources Suggested reading
General resources Podcasts
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What jobs are out there?
Architecture: Architects design stations, tunnels, bridges and other features on the rail network. They work with engineers to make sure the designs are safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly.
Engineering: Engineers design, upgrade and maintain lines and "infrastructure" such as platforms, stations and bridges along the railway. Electrical, mechanical, civil and software engineers all work in rail.
Art and marketing: Come up with memorable artwork and ad campaigns to promote rail operators and other organisations such as Network Rail and Transport for London.
Interior design: Design the furnishings such as seat covers inside trains, as well as within buildings on the network, like stations.
Software development: Software is used to keep track (sorry, couldn't resist) of trains running on the network, and keep travellers and staff updated.
Customer service: Ticket inspectors, conductors and train managers, platform staff and ticket office staff all make up the customer service teams.
Archaeology: Building new railways means digging up a lot of earth - often uncovering forgotten historical artefacts below the ground.
Environment: Make sure rail projects have as minimal an impact as possible on wildlife and the natural environment. Environmental crews even relocate animals and plant trees if needs be.
Construction: Construction workers lay new track, build new infrastructure, and upgrade and repair old lines, facilities and equipment, and buildings.
Maintenance: Maintenance engineers make sure the track and infrastructure is working reliably and safely, and fix any problems.
data challenge in partnership with zurich
Girls in Data are thrilled to be working in partnership with Pioneer to promote our new series of Data Challenge Webinar Sessions, focused on problem solving within commercial businesses. Data is helping the country solve problems every day, especially during this time of COVID-19. From calculating the risk of social distancing on public transport, to the forecasting of medical equipment and supplies available to the NHS and its high demand of patients – it’s everywhere!
This Webinar session will give you the opportunity to work with the Zurich’s Predictive Analytics team to gain insight on their customers.
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anatomy lab live event
An interactive series of anatomy sessions streamed live each evening at 7pm GMT from May 25th - May 29th 2020 and also available on demand to watch anytime.
First session The Post -Mortem
25th May at 7pm - click the link below to join
careers in construction
Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Building Control, Drivers, Operators, Mechanics, Estate Agents .... there are many careers that fall under the construction umbrella, click the link below for lots of career ideas
FREE ONLINE COURSES
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If you are in Year 10/11 and have a passion for STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), then let us INSPIRE you for 3 days at a leading UK university.
Each Inspire course is a mixture of exciting hands-on activities and personal development sessions.
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If you are in Year 10/11 or S3/S4 (Scottish equivalent) and have a passion for STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), then let us INSPIRE you for 3 days at a leading UK university. Each Inspire course is a mixture of exciting hands-on activities and personal development sessions.
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CAREERS IN THEATRE WORK EXPERIENCE
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national careers service advisers - bite size webinars
The National Careers Service Advisers, at Futures for You, are working hard across Essex to help those affected by the current crisis to get back into work and training.
We are launching a programme of bite size webinars starting on Tues 26 May and weekly on the same days/times thereafter. The schedule is as follows:
Get into Warehousing: Mon 11.00-11.40
Get into Apprenticeship Tues 11.00-11.40
Get into Care Wed 11.00-11.40
Succeed at CVs Thurs 14.00-14.40
Effective Job Search Thurs 14.00-14.40
Succeed at Interviews Fri 14.00-14.40
The sessions will be delivered by Zoom. Participants must have an email address, access to a computer or smart phone with Zoom installed and be reasonably confident in using the application.
Available for anyone living or working in Essex.
Individual follow-up one to one sessions may also be available to those participating in webinars.
T: 0800 917 9419