Current Opportunities

Speakers for Schools – Virtual Talks

Speaker for Schools have an extensive library of live and recorded virtual talks from a wide range of industry leaders.

Examples include:

  • Sheiss Weiss CEO of Virgin Atlantic.
  • Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Microsoft Worldwide Education.
  • Sophie Darlington, Wildlife Cinematographer.
  • Introduction to Animation & VFX with Industrial Light & Magic.
  • Toby Jones, Actor.
  • Col Russell Lewis, Head of Youth Engagement, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
  • Jason Spencer, Business Development Director, ITV.
  • Brandie Deignan, Chief Executive Officer, Pier Health Group & Former Managing Director, Marco Pierre White Restaurants.

Psychometric Testing

  • All years.

Psychometric Testing is a widely used part of the recruitment and selection process not only for Apprenticeships but also increasingly in other interviews and assessments as we move further into a virtual way of working.

One of our George Abbot parents Dan Hughes who is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and the International Director of Research & Development at PSI Services has very kindly put together a bespoke Introduction to Psychometric Testing for all George Abbot Students.  The presentation recording can be accessed here. Many thanks to Dan.

Introduction to Psychometric Testing for Students_v2.mp4

If you are thinking of applying for any role, or would like some guidance for the future, we would highly recommend you listen to this recording to help equip you with knowledge and understanding of what psychometric testing is,  why it is used and how you can perform at your best for these assessments.

Dan has also provided a number of links and useful information for other assessments that are used as part of recruitment processes including group exercises, presentations.

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/assessmentcentre/

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/assessment-centre-guide.pdf

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/group-exercise.htm

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/resources/competency-based-interview.html

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/e-tray-exercise.htm

https://www.assessmentcentrehq.com/assessment-centre-exercises/

https://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/resources/10-tips-to-pass-your-assessment-centre/

We will be providing more information on assessment centre guides and psychometric testing in due course so please keep an eye out for the bulletin and all information can be found on the GA website.

University of Law International Women’s Day

  • All years
  • 8 March 4-5pm

 Another in our series of virtual mini-lecture events to celebrate International Women’s Day. Join our panel of inspirational women as we have a series of 15 minute lectures ranging from women at the bar, to women’s rights protected by law. This is a great opportunity for everyone, particularly young women aspiring to work in the legal sector. This event is aimed at students interested in Law, Criminology and Human Rights. Book here.

Inner Temple Law Virtual Event

  • Year 12 and 13
  • 10 March, 25 March, 6pm-8pm

We are delighted to host several Insight Evenings this term, offering a brilliant opportunity to hear from practising barristers and judges about their journey to the Bar.

Join this Q&A panel event to ask questions and learn more about your prospective career.

All places for these events are free, and they will be held online via Zoom. We have 4 upcoming Insight Online events this term, all taking place 6-8pm:

Free Virtual Pathways into STEM career chats activity

  • Years 12 and 13
  • Wednesday 10 March 10.30 – 11.30 am.

This virtual interactive session will feature a panel of STEM employers talking about their job roles, different pathways into STEM and the skills they have developed along the way. Whether joining from home or from the classroom, students can ask questions via the secure ‘chat box’ live to the employers.

We will be using a tech platform called GoToWebinar, which students and school staff can easily access by following a registration link at the time of joining using their browser.

Please email lara.bracey@educationandemployers.org if you have any questions about this virtual activity, including safeguarding and students joining from home.

Thank you – we look forward to having you join the session.

Learn more and register: https://www.inspiringthefuture.org/pathways-into-stem-live-career-chats/

Gresham College – Free lectures

  • Years 11, 12 and 13.

Many of these lectures are useful for A-Levels, and also for career and study decisions, for personal statements, for ‘stretch and challenge’ and to those planning to do Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs).

Subjects include:

Science, Music, History, Geography/Environment, Religion, Information Technology, Maths, Medicine, Citizenship/Law, English  Classics, Business, Astronomy/Astrophysics, and Art.

For more information, please visit: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/schools

Volkswagen Group Apprentice Programme

After completing GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications, there are a variety of options available to students. An apprenticeship with the Volkswagen Group could be the perfect start to establish a career in the automotive industry.

The Volkswagen Group apprenticeship programme offers students the opportunity to learn and earn through gaining a nationally recognised qualification while working for one of the world’s leading automotive brands.

For more information, please click here.

https://www.vwgroupapprenticeships.co.uk/

Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship Opportunities – Network Rail

  • Year 11, 12 and 13.
  • Applications open January 2021.

Our Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship is a three-year programme which gives you all the support and training you need to take the first steps towards becoming a professional engineer. During this scheme you’ll earn a competitive salary and get involved with important projects — gaining invaluable experience as you work towards a degree level qualification.

Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll have the option to continue your studies and move into specialist roles ranging from electrification and plant, overhead lines, signalling and telecoms.

When you become a part of our team, there’s no limit to how far you can go. And there’s never been a more exciting time to join Network Rail. We’re growing every year, embracing new technology, pushing boundaries and challenging what’s possible. So, if you’d like to learn, grow and make your mark on the future of transport, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information, please click the following link:

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships/level-3-engineering-apprenticeship/

Pfizer Apprenticeships

  • Year 13
  • Registration deadline: March 2021

Having an Apprenticeship at Pfizer means doing work that helps millions of people across the world benefit from life-changing treatment.

You will work for a company that believes in equity, excellence and protecting your work-life balance. And it means working with colleagues who take your ideas seriously and support your learning and development.

For more information, please visit: https://www.apprenticesandgraduates.co.uk/vacancies/#pfizer-uk

The Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeship

  • Year 12.
  • Applications open now.

With 70+ vacancies available, this is a brilliant opportunity to work in a central government department or agency on some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues our country faces. To find out more about the programme please visit this website.

You can also visit the GES Vacancy Snapshot profile for a deeper look into the scheme and to begin preparing for the application process. Click here.

University of Law – How do I become a lawyer? Free FutureLearn course

  • Year 11, 12 & 13.
  • 3 week online course.

Students will learn about:

  • The nature of the legal sector.
  • The different routes into law.
  • The skills needed to work in law.
  • The different practice areas in law.
  • Diversity and support in the legal sector.
  • And the understanding of the structures available to support the journey to becoming a lawyer – regardless of educational background.

For more information, please visit: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/how-do-i-become-a-lawyer- 

Current Apprenticeship vacancy page from Activate Learning

  • Year 11.

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/

University for the Creative Arts

  • Years 7-12.
  • All year round.

UCA is offering masterclasses for students in years 7-12 covering art and photography.

https://uca.ac.uk/outreach/online-arts-award/