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.

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.

Rawlinson & Hunter Chartered Accountants

  • AAT Student Apprenticeship and 5-year training contract leading to a professional qualification starting September 2021.
  • 2 more opportunities in January.

We are an international firm of Chartered Accountants with 18 partners and circa 200 staff in the UK and we are the largest firm of Chartered Tax Advisors in the UK. We specialise in personal and corporate taxation and financial advice to international groups and private individuals from three offices in London and Leatherhead.

We are currently seeking to expand and are recruiting for four new positions over the next year.

For more information on the firm, visit our website, www.rawlinson-hunter.com. For further details of the role, entry requirements and contact details please click here you require further information, please contact Mrs Helen Lee on 020 784 22096.

A day in the life: Dyson Institute Undergraduate Engineer

  • Monday 21 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Female students in Years 10-13

Join us to find out what it is like to be a student at The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Undergraduate Engineers will explain how The Dyson Institute works, what qualifications are needed to join and how to apply.

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology offers an immersive engineering degree for the next generation.

It’s for those with a passion for solving problems and a fascination for how things work; great for people who want to get hands-on with real engineering challenges.

You’ll then get to join in a Dyson Institute lecture from Nikita Hari, Lecturer in Electronics.

Nikita was listed in the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering in UK’ in 2017 and is passionate mentor, educator and champion for women in STEM.

The event will celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (inWED), the theme of which is ‘Engineering Heroes’.

To register click here

InvestIN Education

InvestIN Education offers interactive and immersive career experiences in some of the most prestigious and desirable industries. Spring and Summer Term programmes are available to book now. Subjects include: architecture, art, computer science, dentistry, engineering, entrepreneurship, fashion design, film making, international development, investment banking, journalism, law, management, marketing, medicine, music, politics, psychology, publishing, veterinary science…

These opportunities are either on-line courses or face-to-face courses and take place during school holidays and weekends.

There are fees associated with these courses however, George Abbot School now has access to a 10% discount for students applying. The discount code is GEORGEABBOT10

For more information please go to: https://investin.org/

Please note that as these courses are during school holidays or weekends George Abbot School cannot take any responsibility for the students whilst viewing and/or interacting in workshops or attending a course in person. Responsibility for the student remains with parents/carers.

STEM and Medicine Summer Internships

  • Summer Internships.
  • All years.

InvestIn are offering Summer Internships in London for students aged 12-18. They will give students a dynamic, 360-degree experience of 8 STEM and Medicine-related industries.

Register now to avoid disappointment:

Ages 15-18: https://investin.org/collections/stem-summer-internships-ages-15-18?mc_cid=8f22a183db&mc_eid=UNIQID

Ages 12-14: https://investin.org/collections/stem-summer-internships-ages-12-14?mc_cid=8f22a183db&mc_eid=UNIQID

Opportunities include:

  • Architecture: build and exhibit unique 3D models from a bespoke brief
  • Computer Science: visit Silicon Roundabout with tech giants like Airbnb
  • Dentistry: drill decayed teeth and discover surgical techniques
  • Engineering: explore Airbus Defence & Space Headquarters
  • Investment Banking: compete to design the most lucrative portfolio
  • Medicine: experience a high-fidelity simulator and treat patients
  • Psychology: enter the therapy room and discover clinical psychology
  • Veterinary Medicine: learn horse rehab at an equine treatment centre

There are fees associated with these courses however, George Abbot School now has access to a 10% discount for students applying. The discount code is GEORGEABBOT10

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/

Managed Service Centre Line 1 Engineer Vacancy

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

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.

Federated Hermes Trainee Programme

  • Year 11 and Year 13
  • September 2021
  • Application deadline: 3 June (apply sooner rather than later)

Federated Hermes Trainee Programme is a paid year-long placement across a number of different Investment teams and the Risk and Compliance team. It is targeted at school/college leavers. Trainees will gain a solid understanding of investment management and the opportunity to complete the Level 3 Certificate in Investment Operations.

The programme will allow for rotations across four different departments, including:

  • Investment Team – Global Equities (GE)
  • Investment Team – Real Estate
  • Investment Team – Multi Asset
  • Responsibility Office (RO)
  • Risk and Compliance

You can find out more in the downloadable job description in the button below. If you have a problem accessing this document, please email: info@investment2020.org.uk

For more information, please click here: https://ddlnk.net/2MCA-1QSAO-3ME9UV-15BYYI-1/c.aspx

SPACE SCIENCE WEEK – Mullard Space Science Laboratory

  • 5 – 9 July
  • Interested in Astrophysics or Space Science? Are you a GCSE or A-level student? (age 16 and above)

Times to be confirmed. Please note that if the hours are over school/college hours you will have to ask permission from your tutors to miss classes and agree to catch up with missed work in your own time. For more details see the poster below.

Imperial College Earth Science Taster Day

  • 20 July
  • Year 12 and 13

An opportunity for prospective applicants in Year 12 and Year 13 to see what it’s like to be an undergraduate in our department.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/earth-science/prosp-students/opendays/#TasterDays

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/