National Apprenticeship Week 8-12 February


National Apprenticeship Week is an important part of the careers curriculum each year, but this year even more so.

National Apprenticeship week provides us with an opportunity to motivate and inspire students and give them some hope for the future. There are some really incredible apprenticeships available at all levels, and sharing this information can help students look ahead to a time beyond the pandemic.

Careers Team

Here are some short videos and quizzes you can use during National Apprenticeship Week:

Monday – A-Z of apprenticeships video – this is fab.
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/naw2021-a-z-film-of-apprentices/

Wednesday – A bit of ‘mindful’ colouring for students – the opportunity to have some time away from a screen! https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2021/01/NAW2021-Colouring-sheet.pdf

Friday – Which apprenticeship am I quiz?
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/naw2021-which-apprenticeship-am-i-quiz/

Subjects – Please see these posters to find out more information about apprenticeships linked to specific subjects.
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2021/01/5_NAW2021-Subject-Snapshot-Bundle.pdf
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2021/01/4_NAW2021-Subject-Poster-Bundle.pdf

National Apprenticeship Week Big Assembly 9th February


National Apprenticeship Week The Big Assembly

Tuesday 9th February – 11:10am

Link to The Big Assembly

We’re back and we’re getting ready for National Apprenticeship Week 2021!
On Tuesday 9th February from 11:10AM, we’re turning on the lights, pointing our cameras, and talking about apprenticeships, traineeships, and other exciting career opportunities with our panel!
This will be our seventh live interactive broadcast in which tens of thousands of students and teachers from schools across the UK join us to ask questions through our live chat facility.

For KS4 & 5

8th February: National Apprenticeship Week


National Apprenticeship Week:

8 Different Apprentice highlight journeys
Opportunity to ask questions and find out about other young people’s career journeys
Learn about different types of apprenticeships, some myth busting and a few prizes along the way!
IBM, EY, PwC, M&S, bp, CIMA, CGI & Vodafone. Each apprentice will give a short 10-minute snapshot on what they do and their career journey to date in a really inspiring and engaging way!

Registration Link:
https://www.research.net/r/NAW2021

Year groups in Y10, Y11, Y12 & Y13
3-5pm

Ivy League Programme – Russell Group Webinars


Dear students,
I am writing to you to share news of an exciting series of university talks we are launching.
We know this is not the start to the Spring term you (or we) had hoped for, and much is still left to be decided regarding GCSE results until we gain a clearer understanding of the assessment measures for Summer 2021 set by the Department for Education. What we do know is that many of you are still casting your sights firmly on the future and keeping focused on the goals you hold for life beyond Brakenhale.
One way we are able to support you is to provide you with this great series of webinar events, led by speakers from Russell Group universities across the UK.
Here’s our programme for this half term:
Wednesday 13th January – Nottingham University – Replay – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/university-series–
Wednesday 20th January – Birmingham University – Replay – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/university-series—2
Wednesday 27th January – Bristol University – Replay – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/university-series—3
Wednesday 3rd February – Cardiff University – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/university-series—4
Wednesday 10th February – Exeter University
Talks start at 2pm, arrive at 1.55pm. You must register for each event in advance, links will be sent by email. First come, first served.
We encourage you to sign up to each event and follow our set of guidelines on the next page to get the most out of these events. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t (or aren’t applying) to these universities. They will still be invaluable in broadening your understanding of higher education.
Please note that we will open up each event to Year 11 students a day after Year 12 and 13. There are limited spaces on these events and we will be joining with all other Greenshaw Learning Trust schools, so if you don’t register in plenty of time, you’re likely to miss out.
These events will cover themes such as:
An introduction to Higher Education, university life, finances, joining clubs and social events, applying to competitive universities, hearing from student ambassadors, and having a real chance to ask questions that will help you get a better understanding of what Uni life is like.
All events run from 2-3pm on a Wednesday, and you need to register early to save your space.
You can register for our first event with Nottingham University using the link below.
Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/university-series–
Any questions, please email rbeukes@brakenhale.co.uk or jmingay@greenshaw.co.uk.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Kind regards
Mr Beukes, Assistant Headteacher

Year 11, 12 & 13 Ivy League Lecture Programme
University Talk Series – Spring 2021
Rules for joining GLT webinars
Register for each event early
We will be releasing spaces to Year 12 and 13 each week, and then Year 11 a day after that, so everyone needs to book early to save their own space. We have a lot of GLT schools joining each of these events.
Check you can access the webinar in advance
You need to register for each event in order to attend, so sign up way before the event and check you can access.
Check your sound works
Make sure you have your sound on – headphones are fine.
Arrive to each webinar early
Show up 5-10 minutes early. Connect with others by using the chat function to say hello, give people your first name and which school you’re from.
Remove distractions
Find yourself a space in the house where you can keep focussed and put your phone away to concentrate fully.
Be respectful
Be supportive of the speaker. They are giving their time free of charge to talking to us so be kind, polite and encourage them.
Get involved
During the talk, use the chat function to respond to comments the speaker makes. Please note: any attendees who choose to misuse the chat function will be banned.
Ask questions
Ask questions using the ‘ask a question’ function at the bottom of the screen. These are the questions the speakers will read when we get to the questions section. Now is the time to ask our speakers anything you want answered regarding university. It’s quicker and simpler than trawling webpages for answers!
Vote for which questions you want to be asked/answered
On the webinar platform, there is a function where you can look in the ‘ask a question’ window and vote up or down any questions you want to be answered.
Take an interest
After each talk, explore the university’s webpage further.
The UCAS website also has some great links to Virtual Tours of different universities across the country: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/what-and-where-study/open-days-and-events/virtual-tours

 

PwC Summer Programme


PwC’s Virtual Summer Programme

Monday 1st February, 5pm -6pm for Year 12 – interested in Business, Accounting, Finance & Technology

Young Professionals have been given exclusive access to run the first kick-off event for PwC’s Virtual Summer Programme. On this webinar you will learn all about their work experience opportunities, routes into the firm and how you can apply / pass their selection process.

Immediately after the webinar you will be sent a unique application link so you can apply and be one of the first to get your application in!

An interactive virtual summer programme for students interested in Business, Accounting, Finance & Technology
A unique opportunity to hear about the different entry routes into PwC
Get your questions answered by the recruitment team
Parents are encouraged to join!
Application Link:  https://www.research.net/r/PwC-Work-Experience

We have very limited spaces for this event so are encouraging you to sign up ASAP if it’s of interest.

Additional Work Experience Opportunities


Feb/March – Royal Air Force Careers Insight Day – Access All Areas
· Eligibility: 15+ – click dates for links – Time: 10:00 – 15:00
· 3 Dates still available:
o 2nd March (Deadline 1st Feb)
o 3rd March (Deadline 2nd Feb)
o 4th March (Deadline 3rd Feb)

ST EMpowered Working in the Water Industry
· Dates: 15th February 2021.
· Eligibility: 16 – 19 year old students keen to find out more about a career in management.
· Application Deadline: 25th January 2021

Insights into Infrastructure and the Built Environment
· Dates: 15th – 19th February 2021.
· Eligibility: 15– 19 year olds students interested in environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion.
· Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Virtual Work Experience with a leading Construction/Engineering/Infrastructure/Design Company
· Dates: 15th -19th February 2021.
· Eligibility: 14– 19 year olds students interested in Smart Motorways sector & technology
· Application Deadline: 29th January 2021

Wates: Insight Into the Construction Industry – International Women’s Day
· Date: 8th March 2021.
· Eligibility: 14 – 19 female students.
· Application Deadline: 8th February 2021

The NDEC Women in Cyber Virtual Work Experience Day
· Date: 8th March 2021.
· Time: 10-14:00
· Eligibility: 14-19 female students interested in cyber & security.
· Application Deadline: 17th February 2021

Royal Air Force International Women`s Day Webinar – Meet our Ambassadors 
· Date: 8th March
· Time: 10am-1pm
· Eligibility: 15– 19 year olds students interested in hearing some inspiring stories from some of our RAF Female Ambassadors
· Application Deadline: 8th February 2021

Magazine & Website Article Writing – Add to Your Creative Portfolio – 1 Week Virtual Work Experience
· Dates: 8th – 12th March 2021.
· Eligibility: Creative 15 – 19 year olds interested in marketing research, data collection and analysis. – Particularly from the East of England
· Application Deadline: 18th February 2021

Green Skills in the Construction and Engineering Industry
· Dates: 6th -9th April 2021.
· Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in the ‘green’ plans for the construction and engineering industry.
· Application Deadline: 7h March 2021

VWEX: Construct your Career with Kier
· Dates: 1st – 5th March 2021.
· Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in design, finance, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Planning or Community Engagement
· Application Deadline: 17h February 2021

East West Railway Company – Building a New Railway
· Dates: 6th -9th April 2021.
· Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds interested in Technology, Engineering, Planning, Business Studies, Design and/or Customer Services
· Application Deadline: 28h February 2021

Additional Opportunities


Tuesday 26th Jan: 9:30am – 12:15pm – Medicine in Action – Years 10-13
Medicine in Action returns with a special half-day online programme for aspiring medics. Uncover the Science and Technology driving medicine, discuss the societal implications and find out what life is really like as a medic as we explore the field, culminating in an ‘I’m a medic, ask me anything’ panel session.
Session 1: Seeing inside the brain – a surgeon’s eye view with Alex Alamri: Join Alex as we cover all the latest technological advancements that allow brain surgeons to look inside the brain before, during and after complex and often life-changing surgery.
Session 2: 24 minutes in A&E with Ed Hope: Your first patient as a junior doctor in A&E, you read the triage note: 70M HI + LOC GCS 14/15, PMHx AF, DH NOAC NKDA, NEWS 7, RR24, Sats 95%RA, Temp 38.8, HR 110 (irreg), BP 90/35. What do you do? We take a guided tour of assessing your first patient. ‘
https://thetrainingpartnership.org.uk/study-day/medicine-in-action-26-01-2021/

Friday 29th Jan: 9:30am – 12:15pm – Climate in Action – KS 4 & 5
Climate change impacts just about every aspect of our lives and will determine the societies of the future. Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for how we want the world to look, we will welcome experts to not only discuss the impact of climate change, but to show us the options for developing a more sustainable world. We will explore economics, science, infrastructure and society as we look to the future and discover the ways the next generation can enact real change. https://thetrainingpartnership.org.uk/study-day/climate-in-action-29-01-2021/

Monday 8th February, 15:00 – 17:00 – National Apprenticeship Week: 8 Different Apprentice highlight journeys – Year 10, 11, 12, 13
Opportunity to ask questions and find out about other young people’s career journeys
Learn about different types of apprenticeships, some myth busting and a few prizes along the way!
IBM, EY, PwC, M&S, bp, CIMA, CGI & Vodafone. Each apprentice will give a short 10-minute snapshot on what they do and their career journey to date in a really inspiring and engaging way!
Registration Link: https://www.research.net/r/NAW2021

Tuesday 9th February 11:10 – National Apprenticeship Week The Big Assembly – KS 4 & 5
We’re back and we’re getting ready for National Apprenticeship Week 2021!
On Tuesday 9th February from 11:10AM, we’re turning on the lights, pointing our cameras, and talking about apprenticeships, traineeships, and other exciting career opportunities with our panel!
This will be our seventh live interactive broadcast in which tens of thousands of students and teachers from schools across the UK join us to ask questions through our live chat facility.

Wednesday 10th of February 18:00 – Virtual insight event with the Co-op in the Legal Sector – KS 4 & 5
Interested in the legal sector? Join Our Virtual Insight Event with Co-op
At our virtual Co-op Insight Event, you will get a chance to hear from the team at Co-op and understand more about their competitive career opportunities. You’ll get it:
Meet employees from the company.
Learn more about their career opportunities
Gain experience in starting your career.
During our interactive employee Q&A, you will be able to ask questions anonymously and take part in live polls. You will get a real feel for the brand and get some top tips from those who have been successful themselves through the application process.
This event will be recorded by Pathway CTM any issues or questions please contact us via info@pathwayctm.com

Starting 2nd August 2021 – Degree Apprenticeship – Year 13
Applications to Cisco’s degree apprenticeship are now open. Please would you share this link with your year 13 students? http://cs.co/UKApprentice

This might particularly suit year 13 students with an interest in technology who are not sure what they want to do yet.
Year 13 – students with an interest in Technology

Work Experience


The Nine to Five with Stacey Dooley

Stacey takes five 16-18-year-olds into industries crying out for young workers to give them the ultimate work experience.

BBC iPlayer Link