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:

  • Industrial Light and Magic & IntoFilm – May the 4th Talk.
  • Property Chronicle broadcast Stephen Yorke, Founder, Property Chronicle and Camilla Powell Tuck, Asset Manager, Clearbell
  • Green Skills – In Partnership with Sky, Steve Backshall MBE,     Conservationist, Explorer, Author and Television Presenter

Speakers for Schools – Library Talks

Are you interested in finding out about what it is like to work in the music industry?

Find out about the range of roles on offer in the music industry! Listen in to a panel event with Julie Weir, Label Head at Music for Nations, Sony Music, Silvia Montello, Head of Operations, Audio Network; Co-Founder & Director of #remarQabl and Karen Emanuel, CEO of Key Production Group (physical production). Click on the link for pre-recorded broadcasts here.

Your Child, Their Future Information Evening

  • with IBM, Cap Gemini, HSBC, BP and many more
  • Thursday 30 September, 6pm – 7.30pm

We have leaders from some of the biggest employers in their industry IBM, HSBC, PwC, bp, University of Bath, Clifford Chance & Capgemini coming to talk to you about how your son / daughter or young person under your care can navigate the job market to find some incredible work experience / internship placements as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. We will be sharing some useful tips around psychometric testing, how to prepare for assessment centres, CV’s, and applications as well as lots of information around preparing your child / young person for the workplace / university.

You will have the opportunity to join this event virtually with your son / daughter / and or young person, ask questions you want directly to leading employers and obtain lots of useful information. The booking link can be found below here.

Booking Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YP-Insight-Evening

Skills Expo London

  • 3 November 2021, 11.00am-6.00pm
This London specific event provides the perfect platform for your students to find information on Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and Internships, alongside routes into Further and Higher Education. Register for free by clicking the link below:

InvestIN Education

InvestIN run a series of in-person and on-line careers seminars. This term there are 28 different careers to choose from ranging from Architecture to Cyber Security and Medicine to Video Game Design.
Our programmes empower students aged 12-18 to take charge of their futures through live, interactive and hands-on sessions with top professionals. Students can choose from 28 careers and attend either in-person across 5 UK cities or live online.”
Places are limited and there is a fee. However, George Abbot students can receive a 10% discount if you quote GEORGEABBOT10 when booking a place.
 

UK University Search

SAVE THE DATE – Meet the Russell Group Virtual Event – Wednesday 29 September 12-7pm

We are proud to announce that this autumn all 24 Russell Group Universities will once again be exhibiting at this fantastic online event, as well as presenting a host of vital webinars. Interested students, parents and teachers can find out more and register here.

TEDI-London engineering taster programme

Thinking Ahead is our online engineering taster programme, inviting you to learn more about the world of engineering and take part in a design challenge.

You could choose to work on this challenge independently or you could form a group with your friends (max 5 people).

WHEN
The programme will take place across two weeks, Monday 18 October – Friday 29 October 2021.

To find out more, please click here.

RAF Humanitarian Engineering Online Course 

Booking is now open for the FREE RAF Humanitarian Engineering online course.

For students currently in Year 9 discover where engineering can take you on this RAF supported online engineering course based on true to life humanitarian type missions undertaken by RAF personnel.

Working with the RAF, The Smallpeice Trust has developed a series of humanitarian engineering challenges hosted within an online learning platform; RAF personnel will be on-hand to offer support and guidance. Explore how engineering can have a positive impact on the world with all the resources provided for you.

The course runs from 26 to 29 October 2021 (Half Term) and the content will be delivered by The Smallpeice Trust.

Please note, priority on this course will be given to applicants from non-selective state schools. The application closing date will be 26 September 2021 after which student data will be passed to the RAF for the selection process. Successful applicants will be notified by The Smallpeice Trust week commencing 4 October 2021.

For more information, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Smallpeice team on 01926 333200 or email info@smallpeicetrust.org.uk

We would however be very interested to know if your son/daughter has applied and any feedback they may have afterwards! Please email enash@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk.

Trainee Laboratory Technician

Looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a laboratory environment? Here is your ideal entry into the workplace for those with an interest in Pharmaceuticals. MedPharm will lead your career with many opportunities in the future enabling you to learn. Find out more here.

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Fair – Wednesday 20 October 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair will be returning on 20 October to help you explore your next steps, with a wide range of universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers from around the UK attending. Speak directly with admissions teams and recruitment officers from Russell Group, Red Brick, Modern & Specialist universities, along with higher & degree apprenticeship providers, and participate in 10 live webinars and view virtual campus tours.

Insight Evening and Information about upcoming work experience with GRANT THORNTON

  • Years 10-13
  • Wednesday 15 September, 5.00pm-7.00pm

We will be joined by some of the most well-known and fastest-growing companies in the world including IBM, VMware, World Wide Technology, Vodafone and Experian.

No matter the career you decide to go into you will undoubtedly be involved with business or technology, so this event is a fantastic chance to get ahead of the crowd, start learning about this fascinating, ever-evolving industry and ultimately help you decide whether it’s a path you’d like to pursue.

We will hear talks on the power of 5G and connectivity with Vodafone, cloud storage with IBM and big data with Experian and lots of other really interesting topics!

Certificates will be awarded to those who attend the event.

If you’d like to apply to this exclusive event, please click on the registration link below. We will also have some surprise giveaway prizes too including a few in person event tickets we have lined up for October!

Registration Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Technology-15th-September

Insight Evening and Information about upcoming work experience with GRANT THORNTON

  • All years
  • Monday 13 September, 4.30pm-5.30pm

We will be joined by some of their senior management team including directors and partners to talk about what it’s like working in the professional services industry. During the evening you will also hear about their October Half Term and Summer Work Experience placements and how you can secure your place!

Grant Thornton operates in over 130 countries employing over 56,000 personnel

This is open to all students nationwide as they have offices all over the UK, so it doesn’t matter where you are based!

Application Link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Grant-Thornton-Event

UK University and Apprenticeship Search – Brighton

  • Years 12 and 13
  • Wednesday 10 November
  • Please click here for more information.

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS

Many universities are offering virtual open days which your son/daughter may need to register their attendance for.

There is information on the boards in the Atrium study area and they should be encouraged to look online for individual university/college information and open days. Additionally there a number of prospectuses in USIC for them to look through.

Mobliciti

Mobilicit are looking for a Tier 1 professional to be trained in IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Customer Service and Mobile & Cloud technical skills to join our support team within Mobliciti’s Managed Services Centre (MSC).

This is an ideal opportunity for any technology minded students leaving education this year and wanting to get straight into a market leading mobile and cloud solutions company based in Hersham, Surrey.

We are looking to start receiving CVs and interviewing with a view to starting 4 October. All interested applicants to please go to – recruitment@mobliciti.com

Full job description here.

PwC’s Accounting Flying Start Degree

The programme offers students the opportunity to combine the university experience while working towards their career at the same time. They can enjoy everything university life has to offer whilst working towards becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant on multiple paid placements at PwC throughout their degree. The programme lasts four years and is an excellent way for your students to fast track their career in the accounting and business profession.

If you want to find out more about the programme, join our upcoming session in our Virtual Park on 14 July, or join one of our Back to Schools sessions in your region.

Find out more and sign up

You can also find more information about the programme on our website, including information on our all new financial bursary.

Please use this sign up link.

Reimagine the possible with PwC. It’s a new world, ready for your new skills.

Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme

  • Years 8-13

Current vacancies for both Cadets and Adult Leaders (who help run the sessions). If you are interested or would like to find out more, please visit: https://vpc.police.uk/

UK University Search – Student Stream

  • Year 12.

UK University Search are proud to announce the launch of their new website www.studentstream.co.uk. The website brings together a wealth of video resources from universities across the UK in one place.

Click here for more information.

Capgemini Webinars

  • Year 10, 11, 12 and 13

Capgemini are one of the world’s largest technology, consulting and digital transformation businesses employing 270,000 people across 50 countries.

Learnathon is a series of one hour webinars designed from Capgemini. The team will cover a variety of topics to help you understand tech careers better, develop skills and increase your market knowledge/awareness.

If you’d like to apply to these great events, please click on the registration link below.

Information & Registration Link:

Click the link below, scroll down and you’ll see under ‘Upcoming Events’ all the webinars. Click them and then you’ll see a green ‘Register’ button.

http://bit.ly/3sRq3eN

SATRO Research Work Placements

  • Years 12 and 13
  • Summer 2021

Are you a 6th Form student passionate in one or more of the following subjects—Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and related subjects e.g. design, environment, geography and psychology?

Spend some of Summer 2021 working with one of our research partners to produce an innovative research project related to the applications and use of STEM. Due to restrictions, interactions will take place remotely allowing all students to actively participate. Students will have access to guidance videos and the opportunity of a mock interview.

For more info please click here.

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.

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/

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/