Unifrog Virtual Work Experience

Dear parents students,

Please see the latest initiative from our online Careers Platform – Unifrog.

Students can explore Virtual Work Experience opportunities via their Unifrog account. Details can be found here:

Activate Learning Virtual Open Evenings

Virtual Open Evenings

  • Sat 14 November 9.30am – 1.30pm at Reading College
  • Wed 18 November 4-8pm at Bracknell and Wokingham College

We are inviting students to book up to three virtual 1:1 appointments with either a subject specialist tutor or a member of our careers, support or Apprenticeship teams. Each appointment is a 15 minute chat during which students can ask as many questions as they have, discuss course details and their next steps. These appointments can be booked via our website –





An introduction from our Heads of Campus – put a face to a name and find out what their plans are for this academic year :

Bracknell and Wokingham College – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDC9nXj8DaU

Reading College – https://youtu.be/qYvj9NUnEEI

Our current Apprenticeship vacancy page – for any students considering an Apprenticeship, there is a comprehensive list of vacancies across a range of employers for them to start looking at – https://activateapprenticeships.co.uk/become-an-apprentice/apprenticeship-vacancies/

Unifrog Webinars in November and December

Subject Discovery – Student Webinars


We would like to share with you a series of webinars that will be launched through the careers platform on Unifrog.

The target audience is Year 11 and 12, however some of our students will find this interesting regardless of what year group they are in. We would encourage ALL STUDENTS to take part.

Students will be able to access this directly through their Unifrog accounts – https://www.unifrog.org/student/webinars

Parents will be able to access these webinars if they have signed up with their parent account.
(You can sign up here: www.unifrog.org/code)

Please encourage you son and daughter to take hold of these opportunities as this will help them make more informed decisions regarding their next steps when the time comes.

Students accessing these webinars will achieve House Points under the Character Strength of Aspiration. This will help them develop the Character Virtue of Ambition.

Oxford University Open Days

Dear parents/carers and students

The University of Oxford will be holding Virtual Open Days on the 1st and 2nd of July.

Students will have the opportunity to find out more about being a student at Oxford from current undergraduates and tutors about the courses. They can also learn how to submit a strong application to Oxford.

If you would like to know more please follow this link virtual open days

Kind regards


Reading University Opportunities – June/July 2020

Please see the webinars that University of Reading are offering. These could be very beneficial in supporting our students to make informed choices about their future.

Student Finance – Monday 29th of June 2020 2pm

Student Life – Wednesday 1st of July 2020 10:30am
Why study at Reading – Wednesday 1st of July 2020 1:30pm

Subject Spotlight: Why study Accounting – Monday 6th of July 1pm
How to choose you University and Course – Monday 6th of July 2pm

Subject Spotlight: English Literature – Wednesday 8th of July 10:30am
Things I wish I had known… before applying for university – Wednesday 8th of July 1:30pm

Subject Spotlight: English Language and linguistics – Wednesday 15th of July 10:30am

If any of these are of interest to you please follow this link in order to book a place:


Mr Beukes & Ms Lane
Brakenhale Careers Team

Careers Convention 2020

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Thank you to Mr Beukes, Ms Lane, Ms Caiafa and Mrs Forde for organising and running our successful Careers Convention this week.
Many thanks also to all the businesses who committed to attending our event. They love working with students to develop future links and were delighted with the engagement and attitude of our young people. Some were even former students and were delighted to revisit their previous school to see the new build and commented on how much it had changed for the better.
Our students really enjoyed the format and were positively engaged in the process. It was a pleasure to see them in a different light finding out about careers, jobs and prospects for the future.

Careers Convention 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Mr Beukes did an outstanding job of putting together our inaugural Careers Convention, supported by Miss Caiafa, Mrs Lowe and Mrs Forde. To see all students across the school actively engaged in discussions with over 20 employers/educational providers was an absolute joy to watch. It is a real example of the way in which careers has gone from strength to strength at Brakenhale under the leadership of Mr Beukes. This is again further supported by our second careers event of the week ‘Revolution Hive’ which saw all Year 9 students participate in a day of careers activities on Friday. Brakenhale really is a school that provides a whole range of insights into potential futures for our amazing students.