Year 12

opportunities will be added as they arise, please keep checking this page

There are a number of virtual online programmes available which will be added to on a regular basis...

suffolk new college taster events

Join our free 30 min online webinars. Talks and taster sessions in ....

Art History

Computer Science Electrical Engineering


Edge Hotel School

Essex Business School



Interdisciplinary Studies


Language & Linguistics

Law and Human Rights

Life Sciences

Literature, Film and Theatre Studies

Mathematical Sciences


Occupational Therapy



Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies

Social Work

Sociology & Criminology

Speech & Language Therapy

Sport rehabilitation & Exercise Sciences

Online virtual careers talks in various fields including:

Cybersecurity Technology Engineering

Manufacturing Science and many others...

sign up for free, click the link below for more details

are you looking for a career in the police force?

university of suffolk online taster sessions

We have developed a series of taster sessions in a range of subjects to enable young people to explore their subject of interest and to ask any questions about studying at the University of Suffolk.

They are the ideal opportunity to sample university teaching and are a great way to demonstrate subject exploration in a personal statement.

Computing: Build an online shop

English - Let's make noise: Exploring English language acquisition

English: Ya what? Dialect variation and how writers can create characters in literature and film

History: The history of the Basque refugee children, 1937-2020

click the link below for more information and how to participate

Resources from Oxford University

For students over the age of 16, we have resources that enable further exploration of passions and interests, and show how to discover more about Oxford.

Subject specific resources Personal statement

Suggested reading lists Application video

General resources Interview tips

Podcasts Thinking skills assessment video

Click on the link below for these and much more .......

employability skills

are you interested in VFX, animation or games?

click below for information and courses

pearson college london virtual open days

click on the link below

career paths

find out all about the different jobs you can do, what to study and how to get there

university of leicester

digital subject taster days

  • Biological Sciences, Medical, Chemistry, Business, Economics and Accounting

  • Click the link below for more information and how to participate



university of kent online roadshow and webinars

pearson college - degree apprenticeship quiz

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careers in engineering

Upcoming opportunities with The University of Law

click link below and scroll down for information

are you interested in careers in nursing and healthcare?

click the link below for more information

UEA free online webinars

click the link for details

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.

Webinar Wednesdays

University or Apprenticeship???

In the absence of open days and events each session will provide expert information from universities and apprenticeship representatives to help students make the right decisions and perfect their applications

Be inspired by spectacular careers stories

Free, interactive & delivered live (can also be downloaded and viewed as CATCH UP)

Learn Lounge is our new interactive platform that lets you experience a whole new way of careers learning that is delivered virtually so you can join in from the comfort of your own home. It features inspiring career stories and guidance from experts across different fields – from technology to sport, and everything in between.

Click on the link below for more information and how to view

studying from home tips

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medspace webinar

Do you have aspirations to work in the Dental or Medical field?

Click on the link below for more information and how to participate

are you interested in a career in stem?

  • Up to a week-long summer school placement at your choice of top university

  • Experience the reality of university life

  • Large choice of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths subjects

  • Decide if the course is right for you before filling out your UCAS application

  • Make friends and contacts

  • Have a clear idea of your preferences

Click on the link below for more information and how to apply

university information online

click on the link below for dates and times of various online events that will cover all the information you need and answer the questions you have about university life. Subjects covered include

Taster Days

Student Finance

Q & A's with current students and staff

EPQ Support

Personal Statements

and lots more...

ucas - Online Uni taster day courses

Taster courses are provided by some universities and colleges to let you experience academic and social life on campus, before applying for a place. There are a number of programmes available covering all aspects of uni life and what you need to know. Take a virtual tour of different university's to help with future pathway ideas

Click on the link to the left of this text for more information and how to virtually attend

'tapping' for stress relief and relaxation

see below for information and demonstration

work experience ....

mercury theatre colchester - online

click link below

STEM Career Experiences

The 'Live & Online' Series This Spring

Investment Banking. Medicine. Engineering. Psychology. Computer Science. Architecture.

InvestIN is delighted to offer six STEM-related career experience programmes LIVE & ONLINE this spring for students aged 15-18.

Our 'Live & Online' programmes give students the opportunity to gain crucial work experience from the comfort of their own homes. They are delivered by top professionals who will immerse students in simulations of their real-life work PLUS be on-hand throughout to answer their questions live.

The full list of our STEM-related programmes is set out below, including highlights of each one. Click on any programme to view a detailed timetable and to register now

barclays lifeskills

click the link below for more information and how to register, you will find lots of information on work experience (actual and virtual), interview techniques, CV writing, independent living and money management

sport england

stay in, work out Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time.

click on the link below for information and ideas

Stay in, work out

Click on the link above for information and ideas

Marine Biology Association (MBA)

Marine Biologist for a day

The MBA runs an annual Marine Biologist for a Day event at its laboratory in Plymouth. The event usually takes place over 2-3 days, with separate days for primary aged students and secondary school/ college aged students. the days are aimed at anyone with a keen interest in marine biology and gives an opportunity for participants to meet working marine scientists and carry out experiments and interactive activities in the laboratory.

Please click on the link above for more information and how to apply

Rolls Royce work experience

Explore & Embrace possibilities

Our work experience programmes give you the chance to see first-hand how we use STEM subjects every day, while working alongside experts on some of the most ground-breaking power systems ever built. For more information and how to apply, click the link below

BDO United Kingdom

BDO UK provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. We make the time and effort to understand our clients' businesses and markets. ... BDO LLP is a key member of the BDO global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms.

work experience and science camps

Opportunities for 2020, click the link below for more information and how to apply

Nextgen vfx

Visual Effects Apprenticeship


click on link below and search area for availability ... dates will be added so keep checking

please click the link below for more information and application process

work experience available in ....

General Clerical

Legal Services

Customer Services

Environmental Health


Sport Centres

Park Ranger

Events Management

Financial Services

Communications and Marketing

Planning Services

Crematorium and Cemetery

Human Resources

Democratic Services

Strategic Research

Regeneration and Architecture




We are holding a series of talks and activities throughout the day for all students interested in government, politics, international relations, military and international history, global development and security and intelligence studies.

skills2use ... free app

  • Interview preparation

  • Role specific interview questions .... Business, Admin, Finance

Arts, Media, Publishing

Food & Beverage

  • Write a winning application

  • Disability confident interview preparation


mitie apprenticeship

Facilities Management apprenticeship

for more information and application form please see below, or speak with the sixth form team.

Apprenticeship Scheme Flyer 2019-2020.pptx
Mitie Apprentice 2019 - 2020 application form.docx

Taylor wimpey apprenticeship

L2 Bricklaying apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey in Chelmsford

Please click the link on the left for more information

help with partial or full cover of smallpeice trust course costs may be available for students who meet the criteria

smallpeice trust summer residential courses

Biomedical Engineering

Girls into Electronics

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Civil Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

games development

The Games Hub

The Games Hub is a free, expert driven programme to enable those who have aspirations and a passion to set up their own games company get up and running or enter the industry. Read More

Shark Infested Custard

Founded in 2013 by Steven Huckle - Shark Infested Custard is a games development company and publisher. Read More

zurich apprenticeship

Get your career off to a flying start...

Are you ready to learn, quickly? Do you flourish with responsibility? Will you show us what you can do, if we give you the chance?

A Zurich apprenticeship is an opportunity to be part of a global company that has a real dream to make a difference to our customers, whilst developing new technologies to help them protect what they love most.

If you want to love what you do and you’re looking for a meaningful, dynamic work environment where you are recognised and rewarded for your creativity, innovation and determination, then come and join us.

Click below for more information and how to apply

redrow homes trade apprenticeships

Trade Apprentice Vacancies at Redrow Homes South East



Painting and Decorating





Ceramic Tiling


Location: Essex, Luton, Cambridgeshire


These are real hands-on apprenticeships, where you’ll be learning a trade from some of the best people in the industry. As an award-winning house builder, renowned for the quality of our homes, you’ll be able to develop your skills to the highest standards.


Our trade apprenticeships will give you a thorough grounding in your chosen trade with an award-winning company. Lasting over three years, they combine paid, on-the-job training and work experience with college-based study that will leave you with nationally recognised industry qualifications. You can choose between apprenticeships in Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing and Electrical and Groundworks. We are always looking to expand our apprenticeship offering with other trade disciplines as required by our divisions and developments – if you are interested in a particular trade, please let us know. You’ll work with one of our trusted subcontractors on a Redrow housing development that’s local to you. You’ll also attend a nearby college that’s contracted to the Construction Industry Training Board or JTL training, our preferred apprenticeship providers. Your study will vary, depending on your apprenticeship, but everyone will complete a Diploma specific to their discipline, and reach NVQ Level 2 and the opportunity to progress on to Level 3 for those who perform well.

Please click below to apply

Mercedes-benz apprenticeship programme

Apprentice Scheme

The Mercedes-Benz UK Apprentice Scheme offers the opportunity to develop your career with one of the world's most prestigious companies and work alongside some of Britain's brightest young talent, as well as the chance to "earn while you learn".

We are searching for candidates to join our Apprenticeship Programme to train as a Parts Operations Specialist, Light Vehicle Technician or Heavy Vehicle Technician.

Click below for further information and how to apply



The Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) awards bursaries to students from ethnically or socially diverse backgrounds who want to go into journalism. JDF and the bursaries they provide support students with:

  • The cost of the NCTJ-accredited course

  • Exam fees paid for

  • Contributions towards living expenses

  • Support with finding work experience placements

There are lots of accredited courses across the UK, however, they do vary in what is on offer/available for each city. Students can not apply for this is they are studying an undergraduate course. So Journalism students at Essex Uni would not qualify for this support. You can check out their accredited courses here and the cities they are available.

Check out their website for more information, they have lots on there.

Make Happen

Into University

National Citizen Service

Grant Fairy