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Tuesday 25 January | 4:30-5:30pm

Insight to a World Leading Tech Giant – IBM

Wednesday 26th January from 5:00 – 6:00pm

On Wednesday 26th January from 5:00 – 6:00pm we’ll be hosting an evening with IBM, one of the biggest technology firms in the world.

With revenues exceeding $50 billion and employing more than 300,000 employees operating in 171 countries, IBM is one of the most exciting global organisations to work for. 

IBM offers a variety of tech solutions such as artificial intelligence, business automation, and blockchain solutions as well as consulting services helping all sorts of different industries from banking & finance, government, healthcare, and retail. They also produce and provide the Hawk-Eye and cyber security technology at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.  

The opportunities to grow personally and professionally and work all over the world on innovative and fascinating projects are endless at a company like IBM.

Come and hear about some of the exciting projects they are working on as well as their school leaver opportunities, summer insight days and gap year placements. 

If you’d like to sign up for this event to find out more, please click on the link below.

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Insight to M&S

On Tuesday 1st February from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, we’ll be getting an insight into one of the UK’s largest multinational retail operations as they take us through the runnings of their multibillion-pound business. 

M&S are a unique retailer delivering top quality food, clothing, home products and financial services. They employ over 80,000 people who serve over 32 million customers. The company has been investing heavily in digital marketing and now M&S have a presence in online marketplaces in more than 100 countries.

We have some fantastic opportunities to share with students who might be considering a more hands-on approach once they leave school by giving them the opportunity to join the M&S Business Retail Management programme. The whole programme is designed to train students leaving school to one day run and manage their very own M&S store responsible for generating millions of pounds in revenue each year! It’s an exciting opportunity for someone to have, especially at a school leaver level! 

During the event, students will find out more about this programme as well as having a mini business workshop focused on the Environment & Sustainability which is at the core of everything M&S do. 

If you’d like to hear more about M&S and their opportunities and are in school or college, then click on the link below to register for the online event!

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National Apprenticeship Week – Careers in Law, Banking and Finance and Technology

On Monday 7th February from 5:00pm – 6:30pm we’re going to be running a Careers in Law, Careers in Banking and Finance, and a Careers in Technology event all simultaneously. 

These will be 3 separate webinars of which we have brought together 3 incredible lineups to share insights into the respective companies and hear directly from apprentices within to give you a chance to see what it’s like kickstarting your career at these various global organisations.

Careers in Law

Never before have we been able to bring together so many prestigious law institutions together under one roof and this could possibly be the biggest ever law careers event for schools. We’ll be joined by top industry professionals from 2 Magic Circle firms in Clifford Chance and Linklaters as well as Browne Jacobson, Charles Russell Speechlys, Pinsent Masons and Freeths as they share what it’s like working at some of the most distinguished law firms in the country.

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Careers in Technology

We have another fantastic lineup for our Technology evening with a total of 8 industry giants coming to speak to us with predominately apprentices leading the sessions. We have Capgemini, IBM, WWT, VMware, Vodafone, Experian, Goldman Sachs, and Virgin Media coming to tell us all about life at a worldwide tech company.

Registration Link:

Careers in Banking and Finance

Our third and final event running for the evening is our insight into Banking & Financial Services with Goldman Sachs, Fidelity International, HSBC, and Marsh McLennan presenting to us. Again we’re so proud to be able to bring together such a star-studded lineup of organisations for you to hear from. This too is possibly our best-ever lineup for this particular industry. 

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We very much look forward to welcoming you to what’s set to be an excellent careers-focused evening and to helping you figure out which direction you’d like to take yours in.

These events are free to join and open to students of all ages as well as parents and teachers. Upon completion of the event, students will receive a certificate of completion which can be used and talked about in future job / UCAS applications. 

Speakers For Schools – upcoming events

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Think you know Accountancy? You’re in for surprise. Join us on the 2nd February between 10.00 – 11.00am with the Student Recruitment team from ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) as they bust some of the most common myths associated with a career in Accountancy.

Find out more about how to become a Chartered Accountant after leaving school, discover the variety of roles and industries you can work in and learn what skills employers are really looking for. Great for students aged 14 and over with an interest in maths, problem solving, business studies etc.

Book here by Friday 21st January quoting opportunity ID 2402. ICAEW also have a vwex during NAW22 which students can apply for here.

Introduction to Construction: Morgan Sindall National Apprenticeship Week Series

7th February – 09:30 – 10:30/13:30 – 14:30/18:00 – 19:00

Introduction to Construction

Choose which of the three daily sessions you`d like to join us for as we explore the numerous opportunities within the construction industry. The construction industry is a growing sector with 10% of UK’s workforce in. As part of Morgan Sindall`s National Apprenticeship Week series, this session`s focus will be an Introduction to Construction.

This is a great opportunity for young people who want to have a positive impact on achieving net zero by 2050 through their work. Currently the industry accounts for 40% of the UK’s carbon footprint. Through the full life cycle of a building which includes design, build, operational and end of life has an opportunity to create sustainable builds that impact positively in people’s lives and the environment.

The session times are: 09:30 – 10:30 am, 13:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 19:00.

To apply, please register here before 23rd January:

National Apprenticeship Week Showcase Event – The Sovini Group

9th February 2021, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

You will see the variety of apprenticeships on offer across the organisation, from Business Administration, Gas, Electrical, Ground Maintenance, Plastering and much more.


Find Out More

The zoom webinars will all be free to attend and are safeguarding compliant. Please register in advance via the provided links. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

February – National Apprenticeship Week

Panel Event with Apprentices, Degree Apprentices – An exploration of various career routes that are available for a career at HSBC. More detail to follow

17th March  at 6pm – 7pm – How to stand out?

Opportunity to get an understanding of what a CV should look like, hints & tips to help you stand out from the crowd. To register click here.

13th April at 5pm – 6pm – Commercial Awareness

A session that will help you understand what commercial awareness actually is, both on a small and large scale, alongside helping you to begin building this essential life skill for world of work. To register click here

May – Wellbeing

June – Transition workshops

July– Graduation Apprentice story

August – Resilience Growth Mind-set

Arm Application Masterclass (online)

Thursday, February 17, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Automation. Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Arm is in the business of making all these things work for real people. More specifically 70% of all people across the planet, as they build new worlds with IoT technology.

Knowledge is power. And who knows more about digitalising the world than you, who was born into a digital world? That’s why Arm respects the capabilities of young people and wants to meet with you at this work experience event, run by their Cambridge team.

If you’ve previously attended an Arm work experience day in Cambridge or Manchester, through Uptree, and are now thinking about applying to their an Arm Apprenticeship (start date September 2022), then join Arm for an online application masterclass to learn how to make your application stand out.


Here’s what your day could look like:

  • Welcome from Uptree and Icebreaker
  • A Presentation on Routes into Arm 
  • Completing Online Applications
  • Performing your best in Online Assessments
  • A Talk from a Current Apprentice
  • Wrap up

Who should attend?

  • Year 13 students who have attended an Arm work experience day with Uptree in 2021
  • Students interested in careers in technology and applying to an Arm apprenticeship starting in September 2022.

Next steps:

  • Register for this interactive online session via your Uptree account – there are only 20 spaces available, so register early to increase your chances of being selected. 
  • Priority will be given to those students who meet the criteria listed above.
  • Prioritisation will begin 2 weeks before the event date; if you register after this time, you might not receive a response from Uptree. 
  • Successful applicants will receive an invitation 1-2 weeks before the event date.
  • If you have not heard from us 7 days before the event date, your application is, unfortunately, unsuccessful for this event. 


Click on the image above for Virtual Army Careers Centre

Wednesday 19th January at 7:00 pm – Army Officer Insight
Welcome to our live webinar and Q&A with serving Army officers and Army careers staff, all of whom will be on hand to answer your questions during and after the presentation. The presentation will cover Army officer career streams, scholarships, bursaries, professional development, adventure training and sport, and more.


Wednesday 2nd February at 7:00 pm – Army Officer – Diversity Across Leadership
Welcome to our live webinar and Q&A. We will be talking with serving Army officers on issues of diversity, concerning Race, Religion, Sexuality and Gender. The presentation will cover a number of Army officers careers and challenges, and should hopefully dispel any myths or concerns you have on the British Army, and highlight what an interesting career it could be for you. We hope you can join us.


Wednesday 16th February at 7:00 pm – Army Reserve Officer

Welcome to our live webinar and Q&A with serving Army Reserve officers and Army careers staff, all of whom will be on hand to answer your questions during and after the presentation. The presentation will cover Army Reserve officer career streams, scholarships, bursaries, professional development, adventure training and sport, and more.


Wednesday 16th March at 7:00 pm – Army Officer – A Female Perspective

Listen to our live presentation and Q&A with serving female officers and Army careers staff, all of whom will be on hand to answer your questions. The presentation will cover life at Sandhurst and as a Platoon Commander, sport, Adventurous Training and other opportunities.


Wednesday 13th April at 7:00 pm – Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Insight

Welcome to our live webinar and Q&A on the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Hear from serving Army officers, Officer Cadets and Army careers staff, all of whom will be on hand to answer your questions during and after the presentation. The presentation will deliver an in-depth look at life at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and will give you a chance to voice any questions you may have.


STEM and Medicine Career Experiences

We are offering students aged 12-18 immersive experiences in 13 different STEM and Medicine-related careers. Learn from top doctors, engineers, psychologists, investment bankers and more. Students can attend in-person at UCL or online. Other options include the Universities of Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Students can click on any career below to see full details and register now.

Architecture: Use pioneering software to create 3D models
Cyber Security: Become a white hat hacker and pen-test a ‘secure’ system
Data Science: Use big data to salvage a business on the brink of collapse
Dentistry: Practise fillings and drill into decayed teeth
Engineering: Use AI to design the next autonomous vehicle
Forensic Science: Gather evidence, match fingerprints and analyse blood
Investment Banking: Build a winning portfolio and trade stocks live
Medicine: Read patient X-rays, ECGs and blood tests
Nursing: Watch a live wound care demonstration and try it out yourself
Psychology: Advise the police during a live hostage negotiation
Software Engineering: Discover the world of full-stack engineering 
Vet: Experience a live veterinary surgery simulation
Video Game Designer: Build your own spellbinding game in Unity

For Yr12/ S5 and S6 students interested in specific STEM subjects

Insight into University residential courses run over 4 or 5 days where students get a taster of university life and an insight into a specific STEM subject. In summer 2022, these will include:

  • Maths at Lancaster University 
  • Materials Science at University of Cambridge
  • Mechanical Engineering at UCL
  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems at University of Liverpool
  • Broad-based Engineering at University of Sheffield

Students will get the opportunity to experience university style lectures and work on activities and group projects with the support of academics and student mentors. Students will stay in halls of residence and will take part in social activities in the evenings.

For dates, cost, requirements, content of each course and the application form, please visit

For Yr11 and Yr12/ S5 and S6 students

If you are not quite sure what subject you’d like to study at university and would like to experience a variety of subjects and universities this summer, our virtual Insight into University course would guarantee this experience – for more information and to apply for the virtual Insight into University course, please visit our website and click here for the virtual Insight into University flyer.

For Yr9 and Yr10/ S3 and S4 students

Virtual Routes into STEM course offers an opportunity to explore college, university and apprenticeship routes, tour a variety of institutions virtually, work on exciting projects and have access to live career sessions and mentor panels with STEM employers. If you are enjoying your Tech, Design, Maths or Science subjects and would like to know what exciting future these subjects could lead to, then this course will help you discovering where your interests could take you. To read more and apply for our next February half term course please visit and click here for the flyer.

A Career in Law Overcoming Social Barriers to enter in to the Profession

31st March 2022, 10am-1pm

The Legal Profession is changing. Today`s Solicitors and Barristers come from a diverse range of Socio-Economic backgrounds and a profession in this sector is something which is available for everyone. We are offering an insight day where you will be able to learn from our current students who come a diverse socio economic background about their career journey. Options and pathways which are available for you and overcoming common obstacles and challenges which the profession may present. We particularly welcome students from higher disadvantage background to take part in this insight day. If you are thinking of a career in law, unsure if this is the profession for you or have an interest in the sector but unsure of how to proceed. Our Insight day will give you an opportunity to meet with Law Professionals, current students who are studying with the University of Law. You will also be able to take part in:-

  • Tasks and games to learn the career/subject
  • Debate Discussion pro and cons
  • New Laws currently in the Headlines
  • Group activity where you will study a topic in law and present your findings
  • Opportunity to meet with professionals
  • Hear from students about their journeys and ask questions directly to young people
  • Learn about the careers and pathways into different professions

This Virtual Insight Day will run from 10am-1pm.

We will explore:

  • The roles of solicitors and barristers to help you decide which role appeals most to you
  • How new technology and the pandemic are changing the roles of lawyers

As part of this Insight Day, you will take part in a workshop, discussion, interactive quizzes and debate.

Following this Virtual Insight Day, you will have a better understanding of:

  • The different career options available in the legal profession.
  • How the law and the role of lawyers is changing

We look forward to receiving your applications and if you are not sure about entering in to the profession we hope this insight day will support you to make a decision about your career.

Please register for a place here: