Careers events

Careers events

Careers events

This page lists local and national events held throughout the year. The page is updated regularly, so please keep visiting to be notified of important events.  The events will be split up into the following categories:

  1. Taster days and master classes to help you chose the right university course
  2. Apprenticeships and internships
  3. Careers fairs, workshops and conferences

This page is designed to offer as much information to students and parents about the range of options available, and help with the decision making of future plans.

If you wish to discuss any of these with either Mrs Chadwick or Mrs Hodson, they can be contacted on:

tel: 01952 386000 or email:  sarah.chadwick@taw.org.uk bridget.hodson@taw.org.uk 


Taster days and master classes

Taster courses – London Universities

 The annual University taster course programme is open for bookings.  University taster courses for prospective undergraduate students. Choose from over a hundred courses in multiple subject areas at numerous universities in and around London. The Taster Course Programme provides Year 12 sixth form students with a taste of what life at a university in London is like.

Course search engine:


Further information and booking  forms:



Taster courses – King’s College London

King’s College are offering a suite of new tasters aimed at sixth form students. Courses begin in October and run until the end of this year. The range of courses offered are extensive; and some of these are listed below:

Physiotherapy, Nutrition & Dietetics, Nursing, Geography, Religion and Theology, Psychology, English & Comparative Literature, Digital Culture.

Booking is open now for places.

Contact details:

01782 898151


Further information and booking  forms:



Young Lawyer Programme day – University College, London (UCL)

 The next InvestIN lawyer experience day will be held on Sunday November 26th. You can gain a full internship experience through a mixture of presentations, interactive case studies and panel discussions. This will provide you with a unique addition to your UCAS personal statements, and boost future career prospects.

Open for booking now, subject to a fee. Suitable for 15-18 your old students. London (UCL) venue.

Contact details:

Email: info@investineducation.co.uk or call us on 0844 057 0242 

Further information and booking:



Medical School Taster Day – University of Liverpool Medical School

A day in the life of a medical student. The taster day will comprise various sessions including a lecture about applying for medicine, a clinical skills session in which you get to experience hands on activities and a clinically based small group tutorial. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit our human anatomy resource centre. There will also be the opportunity to talk with current medical students and junior doctors to get an understanding of what it is like to be both a medical student and a doctor.  £35 fee applies (includes lunch).

Wednesday 6th December

Further information


Booking form online:



Headstart 2018 courses – UK Universities

Are you a student with a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects? Are you currently in Year 12?  Are you thinking about what you might like to study at university, but find it difficult to make up your mind?

Taking place at some of the UK’s top universities and run by inspirational leaders and academics, our courses are perfect for finding out more about what exciting career opportunities a degree course might lead to. Our broad-based engineering courses give a flavour of many different aspects of engineering and our focus courses provide an insight into many different highly specialised fields.

Apply quickly, before Friday, 15th December 2017

Further information


Booking form online:



Young Doctor Programme

University College, London (UCL)

A fully-interactive immersion into the world of a doctor through a mixture of presentations, x-ray examinations, diagnosis discussions, and suturing;

  • Dedicated coaching on every aspect of the medical school application process;
  • A chance to meet and network with some highly-accomplished doctors

2 x 3 day programmes at either London (November) or Manchester (December).

Booking forms online:


Young Engineer Programme – University College, London (UCL)

The programme brings leading engineers from the most desirable sectors – including electric vehicle design, space engineering, and software app engineering – to UCL to provide students with everything they would seek to gain from work experience in this profession.

You will gain a full internship experience through a mixture of presentations, interactive case studies and personal networking time. This will provide you with a unique addition to their UCAS personal statements, and boost your future career prospects.

1 day programme  in London – Sunday December 3rd

Booking form online:



Aston University – Taster sessions

In 2017/18, Aston are running taster sessions across five academic schools:

  • Aston Business and Law School
  • Aston Medical School
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Languages and Social Sciences
  • Life and Health Sciences

For more information and booking:

Please register your interest and find out more about our pre-16 and post-16 taster sessions at www.aston.ac.uk/sro


University of London – September – December 2017

All of the following courses are free of charge.

  • Accounting

Pearson College London, Wed 15 November 2017, details/apply

  • Global Health
    Queen Mary University of London, Tue 7 November 2017, details/apply

Queen Mary University of London, Wed 6 December 2017, details/apply

  • Nursing
  • Adult Nursing Taster Day (BSc)
    King’s College London, Wed 15 November 2017, details/apply
  • Children’s Nursing Taster Day (year 13 students only)
    King’s College London, Wed 25 October 2017, details/apply

For more information and booking:


 Apprenticeships and internships


IBM Apprenticeships

Apply from January. For you if… You want to learn a high-skilled job right away but don’t want to be “just” another trainee. You’ll be part of the team, learn by doing the job and make a real difference every day.

Learn more on our IBM profile..

Find out more online through the success-at-school website



KPMG Professional Business Services

KPMG are offering brilliant opportunities for Year 12s and 13s. They are looking for bright, motivated students from all backgrounds from across the UK. There are insight days to find out more, opportunities to combine study and work as well as fully-supported apprenticeship programmes,

Nationwide locations and differing apprenticeship schemes on offer.

Further information



Nestlé Academy Apprenticeships – UK locations

Level 4 CIMA Finance Higher Apprenticeship

This two-year programme is designed to expose you to a variety of roles whilst you start working towards a CIMA Diploma in Business Accounting, studying on day release at a local training centre.

Level 6 Commercial Management Degree Apprenticeship

This three-year programme will see you study for a BA (Hons.) Degree in Professional Business Practice at Sheffield Hallam University, combined with placements in a number of Nestlé’s business functions.
Other career options available on the Academy website.

Contact details:


Further information and applications:






Two apprenticeship routes are available for students interested in cyber security, engineering, signal processing and telecoms. A two year higher level apprenticeship is available at GCHQ in Cheltenham and a three year degree apprenticeship is available in Manchester.

For more information, go to:




Apprenticeship in Digital Innovation | Google | London

This is a fantastic opportunity for Year 13 students studying STEM subjects to work at Google! Google London is offering apprenticeships for people interested in broadening their skills and pursuing a career in software development.

• 2 years; level 4 Apprenticeship
• 20% time spent studying towards a Foundation Degree in Digital Innovation, accredited by the Open University
• Starting in October 2018

Applications close 19th January 2018

Contact details:


Further information and application form:

Google Careers: https://careers.google.com/students/

Application form:   https://services.google.com/fb/forms/appslon17/



Ernst & Young – Business Apprenticeships

 Are you are in Year 12 and are thinking about applying for a business apprenticeship? Or do you want to understand if this might be an option for you? If so, this is a great opportunity for you to join us for an informal open evening, to learn more about it. During the evening you will have the opportunity to hear from current apprentices.

Application and/or contact URLs:

To find out more and register, please visit our website:  https://go.ey.com/2rYrA3S



Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants

Level 4 accounting apprenticeships

Moore Stephens have three apprenticeship routes sitting within a number of business areas across their London, Birmingham and Reading offices. The deal is simple – you work for them full time earning a full salary and in turn they pay for you to gain a recognised professional qualification, giving you time off to attend college with your peers.

They offer three programmes, AAT, ATT and CFAB, all of which give you the opportunity to study a professional qualification, gain access to industry experts and give you real work place experience.

Application and/or contact URLs:

To apply for a Moore Stephens’ apprenticeship please submit an online application form via their careers site.

Queries can be emailed to careers@moorestephens.com or call 0207 334 9191.



The Institution of Mechanical Engineers | Engineering Scholarships

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is offering scholarships for engineering undergraduates of up to £3,000/year.

Application and/or contact URLs:

Full details:

or call 01284-717887



Moore Stephens – Apprenticeships

Moore Stephens (accounting and consulting) have three apprenticeship routes sitting within a number of business areas across their London, Birmingham and Reading offices. You work full time earning a full salary and you to gain a recognised professional qualification, giving you time off to attend college with your peers. There are three apprenticeship routes to consider:

  1. CFAB Apprenticeship

The Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) is the start of the journey to becoming an ACA chartered accountant.

  1. AAT Apprenticeship

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is governed by the AAT itself and is a stand-alone qualification.

  1. ATT Apprenticeship

The Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) is governed by the ATT itself, and is a stand-alone qualification.

Application and/or contact URLs:

More information and at: http://www.moorestephens.co.uk/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships

Apply online on the dedicated careers website.

Queries can be emailed to careers@moorestephens.com or call 0207 334 9191.



Degree Apprenticeship Wrexham Glyndwr University


Wrexham GlynDwr University are offing a unique opportunity in the shape of a degree apprenticeship. This is a three year paid professional job combined with an undergraduate degree in applied business.

 More information: https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Undergraduatecourses/AppliedBusiness/

Careers fairs, workshops and conferences

NHS Careers

Open to year groups: 10, 11, 12, and 13 with an open to the public session late afternoon.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Thursday 23rd November 2017.

Application and contacts:

Tel: 01952 641222 Ext 4828

Email: tracy.newbold@sath.nhs.uk


Abraham Darby Academy Careers Showcase.

Thursday 7th December  4-8pm

Come along, have a chat and get more information about post 16 options, including Abraham Darby Academy 6th Form. This event is running in conjunction with Year 11 Consultation Evening.

Confirmed attendance so far by:

Further Education Providers

·       Telford College

·       Nova Training

·       Juniper Training

·       County Training

·       Shrewsbury College

·       QA Training

·       North Shropshire College



Apprenticeship Providers

·       Wrekin Housing Trust

·       Telford & Wrekin Council

·       The Army

·       The Navy

·       Q Hotels

·       The Shropshire Star

·       EEF- The Manufacturers Organisation

·       National Apprenticeships
















Epoc Careers organises high quality careers conferences for students.  Our next events are:

  • Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor, Saturday 3 February 2018
  • Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer,  Sunday 4 February 2018

They are principally designed for students in years 11 and 12.

These one-day careers conferences run from 10:00am to 4:30pm, at UCL, in London.

Application and/or contact URLs:

If you have queries, please contact frances@epoc.org.uk .


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