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NextGen Nurse – We Are People: Unlock your potential in an amazing profession


20/25/27 January 2022: 10am-2.30pm

Looking for a career where you can help save and improve people’s lives? Where every day is different, and you start on a competitive salary with huge potential for personal and professional growth?

We are the NHS, We are people, and we are needed now more than ever.

Join us for a Virtual Insight Day to hear from nurses working across a range of nursing fields, find out more about the profession, the key skills needed and how you can start to develop them.

We offer roles that span everything from science, technology and innovation to leadership, management and collaboration.

Let us show you what a career in nursing can offer and introduce you to the faces behind the masks. You might be surprised at what you learn.

At the NHS we provide care for all members of society and we want our nursing teams to represent the diversity of the population.

We are looking for young people who are driven to make a difference. People who are passionate about helping others and who are ready to take on a challenge.

We are particularly keen to encourage more young men to join these sessions to help us to achieve our aim of representing the people we serve. Nursing is a fantastic career choice for anyone, whoever you are.

Come and find out if nursing is the right career for you. We can’t wait to meet you.

“As a man, this experience has really changed my perception of nursing and perhaps on becoming a nurse myself. I had never really considered it before but I definitely am now.”

“I had a great time talking to actual nurses and learning first-hand what it is like to be a Nurse, and their journeys which I found so interesting!”

Apply: https://www.s4snextgen.org/schools/opportunitiesv2/ViewOpportunity/id/2348

An Opportunity to Unleash your coding hero with Kainos!

February 15-17 2022, 10am-3pm

We’re delighted to offer young people from across the UK, aged 14-19 a virtual insight into what it’s like to work in IT. Over the 3 days that you’ll spend with us, you will get to experience a taste of everything we do here at Kainos, meet our people, and get hands-on experience of web development. Ideally you will be working on your own laptop from home to access this opportunity but if this is not possible don`t worry you can still register.

No clue about IT or coding? No problem! At the start of the week you’ll be assigned a mentor who’s there to help every step of the way. We will help to grow your skills, teach you more about the world-changing projects we work on, and we’ll demo some of the cutting-edge technologies that we use. Using coding challenges, you’ll then put everything you’ve learned into action by creating your own web applications!

Do you want to understand more about the sector? Or how an office works? Do you fancy building your communication skills, problem solving or IT Skills? Are you interested in Team work, project life cycles and learning Industry basics? Then this is the experience for you! We want students who are willing to learn, keen to try new things and are enthusiastic, to join us. At the end of the sessions, you’ll not only have become a Coding hero, we’ll provide a Kainos branded certificate for your CV.

IT Skills are essential for the Jobs of the Future, so get a head start on your next steps and sign up today.

Register to sign up: http://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Opportunities/View/id/2551

RAPP: RAPP Virtual Design Insight Session

February 15 – 4:30-6:30pm


We are RAPP, an award-winning creative agency that works with some of the world’s best brands from Virgin Media and Samsung through to KFC, PayPal and IKEA.

We create advertising and marketing that uses data and technology to allow these brands to treat millions of customers as individuals. That includes everything from digital advertising for Ford (which we do across Europe) through to social and influencer campaigns or TV adverts for PayPal.

What makes us special is the ability to use data, science and marketing automation to do what we do at massive scale, adapting our advertising to meet the needs on each customer. In fact, we even know how to change our advertising based not just on what you looked at or bought online, but on your personality and what will appeal to you at a subconscious level!

We actively foster an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual difference are valued and leveraged to achieve the agency’s vision. And most importantly we value every individual’s wellbeing.

We are an integral part of Omnicom’s Precision Marketing Group, comprising 4,000 creatives, technologists, strategists, and marketing scientists across 40 markets globally.

We are Fiercely Individual.


Our Insight Session is designed to introduce you to our world with a key focus on our functions within the Design department. You’ll hear from some of our amazingly talented individuals from all areas of Design; from User Interface Design, Print Design, Branding, Typography, Illustration and Data Visualisation.

You’ll hear about what a typical day in the life of involves and some hints and tips about how you can kick start a career in advertising and marketing within a Design Team.

Placement Notes
This insight session will run from 4.30pm-6.30pm

You first need to register on their application portal at https://www.s4snextgen.org/.

Click here to apply: http://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Opportunities/View/id/2125.

Work Experience Week – Nursing

14-18 February 2022

Want the skills and training that enable you to work all around the world?

Want a career that lets you move between specialisms and locations with lots of scope for progression?

Want to work with science and technology?

Want to collaborate with and lead teams?

Want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?

Want to keep on learning?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then a career in nursing might be for you.

Come along to our Virtual Work Experience week and find out more.

What does the week involve?

During the Virtual Work Experience you will take part in a range of sessions, meet nurses working across the different fields of nursing and in different roles, and gain knowledge of skills needed to start a career in nursing and other fields. You will take part in interactive sessions, talks and tasks, and have lots of opportunities to ask questions.

You will find out about different areas of nursing (adult nursing, children`s nursing, learning disability nursing, and mental health nursing) and some of the different roles available; how you can get into nursing, and what you can do now to get the skills you need to apply. You’ll get to meet a variety of nurses and hear their stories and advice, including how they have developed their career, the impact Covid-19 has had on them and their role, and what they love (and hate) about being a nurse.

At the end of the week you will have developed skills and an understanding of this exciting career.

You will need to have internet and computer access for the duration of the week. Somewhere quiet to work from 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. Lunch and breaks will be taken during the day to be arranged during the work experience. We’ll send you a full schedule the week before. The work experience is delivered using Google Classrooms that meets all GDPR and Safeguarding requirements. You will need to join each session every day.

For more information and to apply: click here.

Tap in to your future apprenticeship with United Utilities

15 February 2022

Are you looking for work experience that could lead to a paid apprenticeship with a leading North West employer in the near future?

In the lead up to the launch of our 2022 apprenticeship opportunities we are offering young people in years 11 – 13 from across the North West an exclusive insight in to our business and our fantastic early careers opportunities. Young people who apply must be 16 by September 2022 in order to be eligible to start an apprenticeship with us.

Join us for a 1 day virtual work experience to find out exactly who we are, what we do, and where you could fit in! Gain essential skills and experience that can help you to secure your future career!

This opportunity is specially designed to support young people who may be considering an apprenticeship to explore their options and develop their skills and confidence to secure their perfect role with United Utilities in the near future.

The day will run from 10.00am- 15.00pm and will include a variety of interactive sessions to introduce you to the core of our business, water and wastewater operations.

During the experience you will:

  • Meet our people and find out more about the jobs they do
  • Learn about our apprenticeship opportunities and recruitment process
  • Develop employability skills that will help you in your future career
  • Complete real work based tasks that can be used as examples of your skills and experience at future interviews

More about what we do:

United Utilities is a FTSE100 listed company which provides water and wastewater services to seven million people and 300,000 businesses every single day. We operate in the North West of England, providing water all the way from Crewe to Carlisle!

As a business we are responsible for water and wastewater services, this work experience placement will introduce you to how we deliver this, and the roles you could play in our future.

We celebrate diversity and are passionate about supporting people to achieve their full potential. And that’s where you come in..

We have opportunities due to go live in February for September start Apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Process Controller – Tameside, Salford/Trafford and Southport
  • Process Operator – Bolton/Bury, Liverpool, Tameside
  • Fleet Technician – Trafford
  • Field Service Engineer (Mechanical) – Denton/South Manchester
  • Tanker Driver – Blackburn
  • Network/Customer Technician – Blackburn

You first need to register on their application portal at https://www.s4snextgen.org/.

For full details and to apply, please click here: http://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Opportunities/View/id/2415

Virtual Work Experience with the national tourism board – VisitBritain/VisitEngland

15-17 February 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to understand what it`s like working for the national tourist board. Over the three days, via a virtual `office`, students will gain an insight into the work of VisitBritain/VisitEngland and hear from the team what exciting opportunities working in tourism could include. The placements will involve time in several different parts of the business, which may cover:

  • Working on Live Briefs
  • Understanding the role of VisitBritain/VisitEngland
  • Marketing Britain and England
  • Making England accessible
  • Working with international offices
  • Why business and major events are so important

The days will be planned between 10:00 and 15:00 from 15th February to 17th February 2022. We look forward to getting your application!

Before applying please note:

  • Students who have not previously had work experience, do not have access to other opportunities (such as via parents) and qualify for FSM or Pupil Premium are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Be sure to read all the details as applications will be selected based on enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge for this specific opportunity, organisation and industry.
  • Students will need to be able to be at the Virtual classes 10:00-15:00 during the dates of the Work Experience
  • Students must have access to a computer/laptop with a microphone to take part in the activities.

For more information and to apply: click here.

Be Extraordinary – Manufacturing & Engineering Insight Day (Bentley Motors)

15 February 2022 – 10am-3pm

The Be Extraordinary virtual work experience gives students the opportunity to get an extraordinary insight into this unique company.

Over the course of the session, running from 10am to 3pm, you will get the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the future of a brand with an ambitious plan to be the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company.
  • Spend time learning about top tips for CVs, applications and interviews.
  • Work on a mini project in small groups.
  • Learn from Bentley’s specialists in different business areas.
  • Meet members of the Early Careers team and learn about apprenticeship opportunities in 2022.
  • Network with a range of role models from the business.

We are looking for passionate, authentic individuals between the ages of 16-18 who are interesting in careers in Digital, Business and Project Management, Engineering and Manufacture. Each year Bentley offers around 40 apprenticeship places at intermediate, advanced and degree level across a range of roles such as Digital Marketer, Chartered Manager, DTS (Software Engineer), Electronic Engineering and Lean Manufacturing. Headquartered in Crewe, Cheshire, Bentley’s colleagues collaborate on one site to produce extraordinary customer journeys using a magical blend of craftsmanship, innovation and sustainability. This could be the start of your extraordinary journey.

Apply now: click here.

Marsh McLennan February – Virtual Work Experience

Are you currently in Year 11, 12 or 13? Or have you just finished your A-Levels (or equivalent)? If you are curious about Apprenticeships, interested in finding out about the various roles and careers opportunities to work in insurance broking, risk management, reinsurance, and consulting, then we would like to invite you to attend our Virtual Work Experience event we are hosting from Monday 14th February to Thursday 17th February 2022. This will be an opportunity to meet the teams, find out more and network with industry professionals.

Who we are?

Marsh & McLennan is the world`s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The Company`s 76,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @mmc_global or subscribe to BRINK.

What to expect?

  • An overview of what it means to work for Marsh, Mercer and Guy Carpenter
  • Understand our Apprenticeship programmes
  • Hear from current apprentices and business leaders
  • Case Study to delve into the world of insurance broking
  • Take part in an interactive risk game to understand risk management


  • Date: Monday 14th February – Thursday 17th February 2022
  • Time: 10.30am – 3pm (each day)
  • Location: Online via Google Classrooms


In line with our Apprenticeship Programme entry requirements candidates must have, or be on course for:

  • Five GCSEs at Grades A*-C or 9 – 4 (including English & Maths)
  • 104 UCAS points at A-level or equivalent (B-TEC, T-LEVEL etc)
  • Have authorisation to work in the UK

To apply:

Please note all applications must be submitted by Monday 31st January 2022. Click here.

You will be informed as to whether you have gained a place on Tuesday 1st February 2022

Trafalgar Entertainment Virtual Insight Day – exploring roles behind the stage

Wednesday 16th February 2022 – 10am-3pm

Have you ever wondered about the types of roles it takes to stage a live performance? How you can market a show? How developments in IT and tech are changing the way we do things? Or perhaps what skills are useful if you want to work in the entertainment industry?

Co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire in 2017, Trafalgar Entertainment is a premium international live entertainment business focussed on new productions, the distribution of live-streaming innovative content and the provision of amazing spaces where people can come together to share in the experience of live entertainment.

TE is home to several businesses, including Trafalgar Theatre, Theatre Royal Sydney, Olympia Theatre, HQ Theatres, Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Trafalgar Releasing, Stagecoach Performing Arts, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, London Theatre Direct, Luke Shires Marketing, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and The Chiswick Cinema.

We will be hosting a virtual insight day which will give you the opportunity to hear from some of the professionals in our industry as they give an insight into what they do and how they got there! You will also be given the chance to roll your sleeves up and work on a group activity. If live entertainment, theatre or the creative industry interests you – then please apply today!

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 16th from 10am – 3pm.

You first need to register on their application portal at https://www.s4snextgen.org/.

For full details and to apply, please click here: http://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Opportunities/View/id/2540.

Tesco Virtual Insight Day – Customer and Marketing team

Wednesday 16 February 2022 – 10:00am-3:00pm

Are you interested in learning more about the UK’s biggest grocery retailer? Have you ever wondered how Tesco understands its customer’s needs, how we develop new brands and create adverts

We welcome all students to this virtual insight day – no prior experience is required to take part.

This session will be delivered over 1 day online and is interactive. You will be asked to participate throughout.

We will help you to understand the full range of the Customer team activities. This includes:

  • Analysing Customer data and trends,
  • Making sure our Products and Services meet our Customers needs
  • Communicating to our Customer about our great Products and Services

We will share with you some career stories, why colleagues have joined online and how they have developed their careers. We will break off into smaller groups to work through a real-life business scenario and ask you to present back your findings as a group.

So why not come along?

Workshop highlights include:

  • Understanding the Customer team
  • Learning about careers in Customer and Marketing
  • Taking part in an interactive challenge involving creative thinking and teamwork skills.
  • Planning and presenting solutions

Please note:

  • Students who have not previously had work experience, do not have access to other opportunities (such as via parents) and qualify for FSM or Pupil Premium are especially encouraged to apply
  • Students will need to be able to access the online classroom (details to follow) from 10:00am – 15:00pm.
  • Be sure to read all the details as applications will be selected based on enthusiasm and open-mindedness for this specific opportunity, organisation, and industry.

Closing date for applying is 16 January.

For full information and to apply, please click this link: http://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Opportunities/View/id/2444

AXA UK – Virtual Insight Day

Thursday 17 February – 10am-3pm

This Insight Day provides an exciting opportunity to take a look inside a global company and explore the many career opportunities available. As well as networking with AXA employees, you will also gain a better understanding of your existing skills and how to develop them further.

What to expect

  • An insight into what it is like to work for a large corporation
  • Speak directly with AXA employees (including business leaders!)
  • Interactive sessions focusing on developing key employability skills
  • Learn about the huge variety of job roles within AXA UK


Date: Thursday 17th February

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: Online via Google Classrooms

We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive company, with amazing career opportunities! In the UK, we employ approximately 10,000 people, and provide our customers with a range of different insurance options.

AXA is a French multinational insurance company that operates in 57 countries, and has over 108 million clients, worldwide.

Apply: Click here

Tesco Virtual Insight Day – Technology

17 February 2022

Calling all YEAR 10-13 students….

Do you have a passion for Technology?

Are you curious about how we use Technology to help serve our customers a little better every day? By participating in this virtual insight day you’ll get an insight into how the Tesco Technology team works.

We welcome everyone to apply and you don’t need any experience to take part. Open to students in Year 10-13, our virtual insight day will be run online with several challenges to choose from. You will be required to present back on your completed challenge at the end of the day. In addition, you will hear from several different teams/job families including engineering & programme management and see first-hand what it’s like to work in a technology department.

So why not take a look inside the world of Tesco Technology?

Workshop highlights include:

  • Introduction to Tesco Technology
  • Introduction to various job families within Tesco Technology
  • Taking part in an interactive challenge

For more information and to apply: click here.

Virtual Twilight Session – How to use engineering to decorate a cupcake

4.30pm – 6pm | Wednesday 9th March 2022

Have you ever thought about the engineering required to decorate a cupcake? What would it look like if you didn`t follow the right steps in the right order?

You might be thinking “How does this relate to the cool robot, Versius, that CMR have developed?”…well, would you believe us if we told you that you can learn the fundamental principles and mindsets of engineering and product design by thinking about how to instruct an engineer in decorating a cupcake? What could go wrong?

Do you want to learn how to:

  • Think outside the box
  • Solve problems and making things work
  • Work as part of a team
  • Communicate effectively

Join us for our virtual placement during National Careers Week to learn more about CMR Surgical and teach our engineers how to decorate a cupcake. This will be an interactive and fun session, we look forward to seeing you on the day and hearing your ideas!

Too apply, please register before 21st February here: http://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Opportunities/View/id/2557