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Careers

Our careers education runs throughout our curriculum and all year groups have regular opportunities to engage in careers planning, which can then be put in to practice with work experience in Year 10 and Year 12.

We have a variety of careers events, assemblies and trips which we run throughout the year to support all of our children in their learning about careers.  From starting our careers programme in Primary, we believe we can help teach our pupils the importance of striving for their goals to achieve their desired career choice. We also hope that in doing so, every student regardless of their age or background, believes in our ethos of "everyone, every lesson, every opportunity" and that any career goals they strive for are achievable. 

Webinars 

Please click on the + symbol below for more information on some upcoming webinars!

Business & Accounting with Adidas, McDonald's, Pladis and CIMA

We have an amazing opportunity for students in Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6 & Y14 who are looking to get into Business & Finance coming up on the 19th May, 5pm - 6pm. 

For the first time ever we are bringing together some of the world's biggest brands like never before. In collaboration with CIMA, Adidas, McDonald's and Plaids (the creators of McVitie's) we will be putting on an exclusive webinar talking all about what it's like to work in Business & Accounting at some of the world's most recognisable brands. We will also be showcasing all of the amazing career opportunities for students leaving school this year as well as summer work experience opportunities with CIMA. 

Key Details: 

  • Open to students interested in Business, Accounting & Finance  
  • Wednesday 19th May, 5pm - 6pm
  • Senior business leaders from Adidas, McDonald's and Plaids will be joining us 
  • An overview on what the CIMA Business & Accounting qualification is
  • Summer Work Experience in Business, Accounting & Finance with CIMA 
  • Open to all Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6 & Y14 students 
  • Very limited places (first come first serve) 

Application Link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CIMA-Event 

 

Girls in computing - Remote Conference

Join other primary and secondary school teachers for the national remote girls in computing conference made possible by Coding Rooms, where you can expect the following opportunities:

  • Keynote speakers and inspirational discussions
  • Workshops from leading brands within the technology scope 
  • Q&A panels with inspirational women in technology
  • CAS in a Box sessions covering the national picture, reach, engagement and building self-efficacy in girls
  • Coding workshops 

Book your place at the conference here

IBM Insight Evening - Thursday 13 May

Young Professionals, in co-operation with IBM, are exited to share with you the following Insight Evening:

We have a very special evening event coming up with one of the biggest technology companies in the world; IBM. 

On Thursday 13th May, 5pm - 6pm we’ll be hosting an event with some of IBM’s top Business & Technology leaders. This is the first time ever that we’ve been able to bring together some of IBM’s most senior figures within the business to come and talk to us all about what it’s like working for one of the world’s largest tech companies.

It’s open to all Y11 / S4, Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6, Y14 & university students. 

At IBM, work is more than a job — it's a calling. To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

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 apply to this event to find out more, please click on the application link below.

Application Link: https://www.research.net/r/IBM-Insight-Evening

We look forward to seeing you at the event next week! - young-professionals.uk

Speakers for Schools - Live broadcasts w/c 10 May

WEEK STARTING 10th MAY

DATE

SPEAKER

INFO

Mon 10th May
2:30-3:10pm

 

 

Dame Vivian Hunt, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

 

For KS4-5/S4-6

Are you an aspiring leader? Dame Vivian is a globally recognised thought leader on productivity and skills, leadership, and diversity topics. She was previously named ‘the most influential black woman in Britain’ by the Powerlist Foundation and The Financial Times identified her as one of the ‘European Women to Watch’ and more recently as the 30 most influential people in the City of London. Vivian will be sharing advice on how we can make the most of the opportunities around us and is looking forward to answering your questions. 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Tues 11th May
5-6pm

 

LINK TO JOIN

Martin Houghton- Brown, CEO, St John Ambulance

 

KS4/S4

Hear from the CEO of St John Ambulance! Martin will be sharing his journey to self-acceptance and success and will be answering your questions. If you want to learn more about the work of St John Ambulance during the pandemic, then this is the broadcast for you.

HOW TO JOIN THE LIVE BROADCASTS

LIVE BROADCASTS LIBRARY

  • Watch pre-recorded broadcasts from our library here

TeenTech Live - Free STEM Sessions

Online event - Thursday 8th July 2021, 9.30am - 3.00pm

TeenTech Live brings the exciting world of science and technology to your school with interactive sessions to inspire the innovators of the future.

TeenTech Live Milton Keynes will be a full day of interactive sessions that are fun, engaging and provide real context to learning with employers involved on the day. It is open to all Year 8 & Year 9 students at secondary schools in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.  

Register your interest for this event by following this link:

https://www.teentech.com/live/miltonkeynes/

Work experience

Please click on the + symbol below for more information on work experience opportunities. 

HSBC Insight Evening

Interested in a career in Banking & Finance? How does the idea of working for Europe’s largest bank sound? On May 5th from 5pm - 6pm, we’ll be hosting an online webinar event with HSBC as they will be letting us know all about their UK-wide Summer Work Experience and Apprenticeship opportunities.

With more than 200,000 employees and offices worldwide, HSBC is one of the world’s leading international banks.

HSBC offer roles across all of their major business areas, including retail, private, commercial and investment banking, as well as jobs in operational and support functions such as audit, compliance, risk management, legal, finance, human resources and technology.

If banking and finance is something you think you might be interested in, this event is for you!

The online event is open to: Y11 / S4, Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6 & Y14. 

If you’d like to apply to this exclusive event, please click on the registration link below.

Registration Link:

https://www.research.net/r/HSBC-UK

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Insight to Sky - Europe's Biggest Entertainment Brand!

To celebrate our brand new partnership with Sky we will be putting on an Insight to Sky evening event taking place on Thursday 22nd April, 5pm - 6pm. We’ll be covering a variety of opportunities such as: business, tech, digital marketing, TV production, creative media, technical engineering and customer services. As well as this Sky will also be announcing some of their summer work experience / insight day opportunities that you can be part of! This event is open to all Y11 / S4, Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6 & Y14 students.

Top quality shows. Innovative tech. Must-have packages. With 24 million customers across six countries, it's no surprise that Sky is Europe's biggest entertainment brand. That's why they need the next generation of problem solvers, challengers and shakers to lead them into the future.

As well as discussing all their different opportunities they will also give you an overview on the business as a whole showing a clear picture on what life is working for one of the world’s leading entertainment businesses across all of their different departments. 

If you’d like to apply to this event to find out more, please click on the application link below.

Application Link:

https://www.research.net/r/Insight-Sky

 

InvestIN

InvestIN are delighted to announce an extensive schedule of immersive career experience programmes for ages 12-18 this term. Where students can:

  • Work alongside experienced professionals in live simulations, role-plays and seminars
  • Network with senior doctors, engineers, lawyers, psychologists, artists, filmmakers, UN staff, investment bankers and many more
  • Gain life-changing, interactive career experiences to advance their future

If you wish to register to for the event, please visit: Choose Your Work Experience - InvestIN Education

Northampton General Hospital - Volunteer Recruitment Day

On Wednesday 12th May Northampton General Hospital will be holding Its first ever volunteer recruitment day. The day will allow people from the local community who are interested in volunteering to come along and hear first-hand what it’s like to volunteer at NGH. It will also allow those who are interested to fast-track through the processed with interviews and documents processed and signed on the day.

There are currently three volunteering roles that are available to choose from these are:

  • Response
  • Clinical
  • Administration

Those who would like to attend the day will need to apply for the role first, you can find out more and apply at https://bit.ly/3gleYPW

Our volunteers are an invaluable part of the hospital team. Working with us in a volunteering role means you're playing a part in delivering the best possible care to our patients and their families, whether you're providing admin support in an office or working alongside our ward teams.

The role gives you the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Whether it's our staff or our patients, there's never a dull moment when you're surrounded by people of all ages from all sorts of backgrounds. Volunteering in a hospital gives you an insight into other people's lives and so many of our volunteers say it's a real privilege

What better place to give something back than your local hospital, the one place that touches everyone's lives in some way?

Please click here to download the Volunteer Recruitment Day poster for more information. 

The Medic Portal 

The Medic Portal are incredibly excited to let you know about their new virtual work experience programme:

We are all aware that getting work experience is a huge challenge for aspiring medics and this has been largely compounded by COVID. We are therefore delighted to have a genuinely brilliant solution. 

We have partnered up with Kissing It Better, a leading charity who have been recognised by NHS England and the BMA. They have recently been featured heavily on the news for their excellent work in supporting older, isolated people in Care Homes. 

Through our joint programme, we will be giving students the opportunity to connect with these people through Zoom coordinated sessions to build up the key skills they will need during their medical training and career, while also importantly supporting a vulnerable demographic. 

Alongside the live Zoom calls, there will be a suite of learning modules to help students get the most out of this unique volunteering opportunity.

We anticipate this programme being taken up by thousands of students globally as we are inundated with requests daily. The programme will be running in different countries, such as Australia, and live Zoom sessions will be taking place to accommodate for global time zones. 

Please click on this link to book on to the programme. 

Apprenticeships

Please click on the + symbol below for more information on apprenticeship opportunities. 

Digital Apprenticeships available

Local employers are keen to recruit apprentices and there are some brilliant opportunities out there. If your students are interested in starting their career in the digital industry, get them to check out our latest digital apprenticeship vacancies including:

Software Developer
Company: Toru Interactive Ltd
Location: Northampton
Duration: 24 months
Salary: £15,000

Click here to find out more

 

Digital Marketer
Company: PAASE Digital Limited
Location: Leighton Buzzard
Duration: 18 months
Salary: £16,500

Click here to find out more


Click below to discover more digital apprenticeships that MK College currently have available, as well as other apprenticeships from different industries. 

Engineering Apprenticeships available

The Engineering Trust now have apprenticeships available:

Our mission, here at The Engineering Trust, is to help students find the ideal apprenticeship and our recruitment process is designed to understand them, their motivations, their capabilities and try to match them to a suitable opportunity.

Why do an Engineering Apprenticeship?
The best people to answer this question are those who have done an apprenticeship or are doing one. Here is what Saadiq, Lydia, Alice and Jacques have to say....

https://www.theengineeringtrust.org/apprenticeships/why-when-how-apply/

Insight to Sky - Europe's Biggest Entertainment Brand!

To celebrate our brand new partnership with Sky we will be putting on an Insight to Sky evening event taking place on Thursday 22nd April, 5pm - 6pm. We’ll be covering a variety of opportunities such as: business, tech, digital marketing, TV production, creative media, technical engineering and customer services. As well as this Sky will also be announcing some of their summer work experience / insight day opportunities that you can be part of! This event is open to all Y11 / S4, Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6 & Y14 students.

Top quality shows. Innovative tech. Must-have packages. With 24 million customers across six countries, it's no surprise that Sky is Europe's biggest entertainment brand. That's why they need the next generation of problem solvers, challengers and shakers to lead them into the future.

As well as discussing all their different opportunities they will also give you an overview on the business as a whole showing a clear picture on what life is working for one of the world’s leading entertainment businesses across all of their different departments. 

If you’d like to apply to this event to find out more, please click on the application link below.

Application Link:

https://www.research.net/r/Insight-Sky

 

Virtual Tours - Colleges and Universities
 

University of Nottingham

Disability and Mental Health Support at university – Thursday 27 May 6-6:45pm

As part of our University’s Disability Recognition Month this May, this session will offer advice and guidance about disability and mental health support services at university, including financial help and practical support available. Please note, we will not be able to offer tailored advice for individual circumstances during this session.

Book a place

Subject webinars

Our programme of upcoming subject-specific webinars aims to support students applying to any of the following subject areas:

  • Choosing your STEM Course – Thursday 29 April – 6-7pm
  • Applying to Veterinary Medicine – Wednesday 5 May - 6-7pm
  • Applying to Medicine – Thursday 6 May 6-7pm
  • Applying to Engineering – Thursday 13 May – 6-7pm

Book a place

How to attend a virtual UCAS fair

Our staff will be available to chat to at the UCAS discovery virtual events taking place on 20-21 April and 5 May.  We have created a guide to help your students make the most of the fairs.  Download a copy here.

Other useful links and resources:

www.instagram.com/northamptoncollege – Why not check out Northampton College on Instagram and information on any upcoming Virtual Open Events!

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This website provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills – This website provides general advice about further education. It focuses on apprenticeships and advertises current vacancies.

www.ucas.com – search for university courses and their entry requirements.

www.prospects.ac.uk – This website lets you research options to your degree, guidance for jobs and work experience and provides information of industries.

www.beta.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk – here is an questionnaire to find out what job categories and job roles may suit you. It take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

www.careersbox.co.uk – this is a free online library for careers using film, news and information.

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