The Royal Grammar SchoolCareers Bulletin – March 2022RGS Careers Department ContactsHigher Education and Careers Lead - Mrs Azad [email protected] Assistant - Mrs Booth [email protected] Entrance and Assistant Head – Miss Munday [email protected] – Mrs Tan [email protected] Universities – Mr Noyes [email protected] - RGS CareersTwitter - @RGSHWCareersIt’s Spring Time in CareersThank you to the Degree ApprenticesA huge “thank you” to Drew Padfield OW at The Dyson Institute and Omar Ahmedfrom CISCO for a very insightful talk into what it is like to be a degree apprentice. Ifyou would like to see a recording of this talk, please email Mrs [email protected] you to Rayden Solicitors – Law Work ExperienceWell done to Keshav Krish Anand and Billy Kucera who won the Rayden’s Solicitors Case Competition andcongratulations to Kai Bangar, Mateusz Lenczewski and Haroon Shah who were also chosen to attend a mock trial at aLondon Barrister’s Chambers, hosted by Rayden. It was a fantastic day trip to London, enjoyed by everyone. To findout more about Rayden Solicitors please see here:Family Law & Divorce Solicitors in Hertfordshire & Bucks - Rayden Solicitors UKUCAS Exhibition Trip Year 12 - 22nd March 2022For those who have signed up for this trip, please remember to register for your ticket before the event. Details on theletter sent out on 1/2/22. https://eventbookings.ucas.com/sr/event.aspx?e 228. You should clink on ‘Join groupbooking’ and then ‘I am a student’ and enter the group booking reference: UCASBKN554269.Careers Professional 1-2-1 Advice in School (for Years 10-13)If you would like an appointment with the independent Careers Adviser please email Mrs Azad ([email protected]) sothat she can book this for you. This is a relaxed and informal opportunity to talk through future plans.Careers Survey for ParentsMany thanks to all of you who have completed this already. If you haven’t yet done so, please help us to review ourservice by filling out this short form. Thank you. CareersSurveyRGS Careers Bulletin March 2022page 1
The Royal Grammar SchoolCareers Bulletin – March 2022Upcoming Careers & Higher Education TalksMonday 7th March – Entrepreneur Jamie Gray, OW and CEO Of Buddy Burst (Eco friendly promo products) - hosted byBusiness Studies, throughout lesson timeTuesday 29th March - Bath University – Upper Library 1:25pm – open to everyone. Email Mrs Booth [email protected] toattend.Summer Term “Inspire Assemblies” for Years 7-10. Guest speakers include Matt Birkett OW and F1 Race Track Engineer,Willow Herold from INVESTIN and Kam Lambert, previous RGS Head boy and US sports scholarMarch Lectures with Gresham CollegeWe would particularly advise current Year 12s to look at these as they may provide ideas for further reading anddiscussion as well as inspiration for personal statements and EPQs.A huge array of topics including: Chris Whitty on Infections, Aliens in Science Fiction, Soviet Music in World War ll,Human Rights in the UK and Commonwealth Caribbean, and Engaging in Climate Change.https://www.gresham.ac.uk/attend/Essay CompetitionsThese are open for entry, deadline 31st March. There are 14 categories open to Year 11 and 12 students (categoriesinclude Medicine, Engineering Innovation Challenge, Law, Architecture and more), with an additional option for U15s.These are free to enter. The 2021 Competitions saw over 1000 students enter internationally: these were judged by ateam of specialist Oxbridge tutors, many of whom are academic supervisors at the underground-2022-competitionsA Guide to Career Options 2022Don't you just wish that all your Career options were in one handy place? Well, wish no more as the brand-new Guideto Career Options 2022 has just been released. This year the guide is better than ever. Career Seeker Resources Buckinghamshire Skills Hub (bucksskillshub.org)Henley College – Applications for Sixth FormApply Online Application Form The Henley CollegeBucks Skills Show 2022 - Wednesday 9th MarchTHE Bucks Careers event of the Year! With over 120 businesses/organisations attending, The Bucks Skills Show is excitedto welcome young people and parent/carers, to a venue synonymous with excellence and innovation, Westcott VenturePark. On Wednesday 9th March doors will be open from 4.00 – 7.00pm to welcome young people and parent/carers.Bucks Skills Show 2022 - Buckinghamshire Business First (bbf.uk.com)UCAS Discovery Event 7th March 2022Explore Universities, Employers and Colleges, find out aboutapprenticeships and understand if they might be right for you, get adviceon student loans, personal statements and hear from students.UCAS/Discovery Exhibition UCASRGS Careers Bulletin March 2022page 2
The Royal Grammar SchoolCareers Bulletin – March 2022Unifrog Student Next Steps Fair – 8th March 2022 5pm415 Next Steps Student Fair - Upcoming - Webinars - UnifrogCareers Seeker and Educator Events in Bucks and OnlineBucks Skills HubStudent Finance England Guidance for UndergraduatesSign up for 2022/2023 Student Finance Updateshttps://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/Meet The Russell Group Virtual Event – Wednesday 27 AprilRegister here:Russell Group - April 2022 (vfairs.com)Student FinanceChanges to student loans have recently been announced and will affect anyone entering Higher Education from 2023onwards. The student loan interest rate will be set at RPI 0% for new borrowers starting courses from academic year2023/24.The tuition fee cap will be frozen at 9,250 for a further two years - up to and including academic year 24/25.For new borrowers starting courses from September 2023 the repayment threshold will be set at 25,000until 2026-27.The loan write-off period will be extended from 30 years to 40 for new borrowers starting from September2023.The University of Sheffield Philosophy Essay CompetitionSecondary school philosophy essay competition 2022 Philosophy The University of SheffieldExeter University – Education Partnership with RGSWe were delighted to welcome the School Engagement Officer for Exeter University, Lucy Yarde, and student FrankiePerren-Smart who spoke to current Year 12s & 13s as well as a few younger students. 1-2-1 sessions were madeavailable for our current offer holders. For more information and to check on the capped courses for 2022 entry pleaseemail Mrs Azad [email protected] ScholarsExeter Scholars is a free programme which provides students with the opportunity find out more about university.Further information about Exeter Scholars, including the entry points and eligibility criteria, can be found onour webpages.The Year 10 Residential Pathway allows students to: Participate in a two-week virtual residential programme (taking place from 19th - 29th April 2022)RGS Careers Bulletin March 2022page 3
The Royal Grammar SchoolCareers Bulletin – March 2022 Access a bespoke online platform and find out more about university through a range of interactive coursesand activities,Live chat with Student Ambassadors and ask questions about university life10-minute pre-recorded presentation available, providing an overview of the programme and the applicationprocess. This can be found here. (Please ensure you select the NATIONAL option).The eligibility criteria, which be found here. The application form can be found here. The deadline forapplications is Friday 18 March 2022S.P.A.C.E – Supporting Young People through School and Exams – Free Webinars for Parents and CarersIntroduction to Higher Education - Wednesday 23rd March 7-8pmStudy and Recall – Wednesday 30th March 7-8pmStudent Finance – (University of Reading) Wednesday 6th April 7-8pmHow to Apply to University – (University of Oxford) Wednesday 27th April 7-8pmGo to www.studyhigher.ac.uk/spaceFree On-Line Conservation /explorer-courses/Engineering Courses for chitecture Workshops for Studentshttps://www.architecture.com/Whipsnade Zoo AcademyEver wondered what it would be like to work with exotic animals? Then wonder no more. Presenting, the ZoologicalSociety of London's Zoo Academy! Held at Whipsnade Zoo and designed for those aged 15-17 wishing to become Vets,Vet nurses, Zookeepers or pursue other animal science related careers and studies, these five-day courses allowstudents to gain experience and knowledge in working with the Zoological Society of my-15-17-year-oldsFind Out More About Being an Actuaryhttps://www.actuaries.org.uk/Virtual Work Experience Hub with BarclaysOn-line work experience with Barclays Banks and useful resources for students to get workplace experience/RGS Careers Bulletin March 2022page 4
The Royal Grammar SchoolCareers Bulletin – March 2022InvestIN Work Experience ProgrammesInvestIN are delivering programmes both in-person and live online this spring term, to accommodate studentsregardless of their situation. 10% discount code RGSHW10. Experiences include: Engineering, Banking, ComputerScience, Medicine, Law, Filmmaking, Psychology and lots more . www.investin.orgSummer School Work Experience with MindsUnderground (Cost ummer-schoolsNew look website for Speakers for SchoolsFree virtual work experience opportunities in a wide range of sectors – search -2/youth-opportunities/Apprenticeship TEAMIf anyone would like to join our school apprenticeship TEAM with updates on apprenticeshipvacancies, opportunities, talks and resources please email Mrs Booth [email protected] with MI5Do you have what it takes to be a Secret Agent? It's a little less James Bond than you think, but a whole lot moreaccessible at the same time. Working for Mi5 means you play a part in gathering intelligence from within the UK thathelps to protect the country from a range of serious threats - everything from terrorism to organised crime, cyberthreats to espionage. Technology sits at the heart of careers in Mi5 and enables you to disrupt serious threats to nationalsecurity.School Leaver Opportunities MI5 - The Security Service MI5 - The Security ServiceKPMG Apprenticeships - Current VacanciesTechnology Engineering, Audit, Law, Business Services and ConsultingApprentice (kpmgcareers.co.uk)Apprenticeships with Jaguar Landrover – Apply by March 2022Early Careers (jaguarlandrovercareers.com)Apprenticeship with AmazonApprenticeships at Amazon are now open for application.Please see www.amazonapprenticeships.co.uk for apprenticeships in a range of areas includingBusiness, Engineering and Creative.Apprenticeships with IbstockIbstock Manufacturing Trainee Programme & Engineering r-vacanciesRGS Careers Bulletin March 2022page 5
Presenting, the Zoological Society of London's Zoo Academy! Held at Whipsnade Zoo and designed for those aged 15-17 wishing to become Vets, Vet nurses, Zookeepers or pursue other animal science related careers and studies, these five-day courses allow students to gain experience and knowledge in working with the Zoological Society of London.