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Reach for Excellence and Next Steps York Applications Open Now

Two widening participation programmes have opened up for students in Year 12 to apply for;

Reach for Excellence
The University of Leeds Reach for Excellence Programme is for Year 12 students who are expecting good grades at A Level and that either come from an area with low progression to University, are a family first to university or who has experienced disruption or financial difficulty in the course of their education (see Leeds full eligibility criteria here.)

You don't have to commit to applying to Leeds University in Y13, in fact you don't need to put them down as a choice at all. Being part of the Reach for Excellence Programme is a great addition for your UCAS application wherever you apply to. Students on RfE will be automatically eligible for the Access to Leeds Scheme with a two grade lower offer at Leeds. 

For more information see the website

Deadline for applications is 17th November

Next Steps York
A similar programme is run by the University of York, and involves a …

Access to Leeds Applications for Y13s Now Open - Deadline 13th November

The Access to Leeds programme is designed to help your transition to university life by giving you the opportunity to take part in a number of activities before you start your degree course.
As an Access to Leeds student you will benefit from:

special consideration from admissions tutorsan alternative offer for your course, up to two grades lower than the standard offerattending a launch event on campus to find out more about the University of Leeds and its facilities, and the Access to Leeds module. You will also get to meet current students, other access to Leeds students and attend workshopsaccess to the University’s online library and Virtual Learning Environmentspecial consideration if you apply for one of our scholarships
As part of the programme you are required to complete the Access to Leeds online module which consists of two parts – study skills and subject skills, both at an equivalent academic level to your year 13 studies. You must successfully complete both components to r…

Sheffield Hallam Progress: Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

SHU Progress gives extra support to students whose personal circumstances may mean they face barriers to going to university. It offers potential applicants to Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) additional support in the year of their application, throughout the process and beyond. (SHU Progress was formerly known as the Compact Scheme)

What support do students get?A personal contact at the university who will be there to provide advice and answer questions throughout the yearExclusive and personal visits to the university, giving students the chance to meet current students and staff who can advise and support themSupport with making the best application to SHU, including workshops on preparing for interviewsSupport with the costs of visiting the university for our events and open daysExclusive emails from their personal contact that will include details of …

Why Study at a Russell Group University?

Choosing which university to attend and what course to study are two of the biggest decisions that you will take.
Picking one course or one university over another will have a real impact on the experience you have as a student – and what happens after you graduate. It is important that you consider all the options open to you. University admissions offices and websites will be able to give you the facts, and league tables will provide an idea about how different courses stack up. Your parents, teachers and friends are all there to help too. This is your choice and your future. Here are a few reasons why we think studying at a Russell Group university will put you on the path to success. Russell Group universities provide an outstanding educational experience that is grounded in the world-leading research our members produce. This offers lasting benefits to our graduates – and to society as a whole. Students starting their courses this year will benefit from £1.85 billion of investment in n…

EDT Headstart Courses for STEM Careers

Headstart is a programme for students age 16-17  who are interested in studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects at university, for example subjects such as Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry etc.
Students are offered the chance to attend a week long summer school at their choice of top university  which will give you a chance to decide which course would be for you and a chance to experience undergraduate study.
To find out more, please visit:
You will have to pay for the course, however if you feel that you and your family are under financial hardship, you may be able to apply for a Bursary.

If you need support with your application to a Headstart programme please see your Progress Tutor or Helen Lonsdale (bottom floor LRC).

Apprenticeship Opportunities in Leeds at KPMG (Accounting, Banking, Finance)

KPMG360° is a rotational apprenticeship programme for school and college leavers. It gives ambitious, free thinking young people the chance to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the business world. By ‘rotational’, we simply mean you get to move around different areas of the organisation, gaining invaluable insights, work experience and professional qualifications along the way. KPMG360˚ consists of three levels: Foundation, Technician and Professional:
Foundation Level In the first 12 months you’ll learn what our different business areas do, how they do it and why. You will gain a diverse experience, in different business areas tailored to the office you apply to.  From the different rotations, you’ll learn something new almost every day, while developing your commercial awareness, communication, team-working and technical skills whilst studying towards If you are looking to specialise in Technology, there is an application process for KPMG360° Digital towards the en…

New Opportunities Open at KPMG (Accounting, Banking, Finance)

At KPMG, we’re far more than accountants. As technical specialists, we’re as good with leading-edge technology as we are with stats, facts and figures. Technology is a real focus for our business – as it is for our clients. That’s why we’ve created a brand new degree-level apprenticeship programme designed to nurture our next generation of talent. You’ll gain the digital capabilities to meet future business needs and reach your full career potential. KPMG360° Digital lasts four years and combines academic study with practical work experience. Based in London, Leeds or Manchester, you’ll undertake a number of rotations with technology teams across the firm. At the same time, you’ll also study for a BSc degree in Digital and Technology Solutions with our training provider, BPP University. We’ll fund your tuition fees and you’ll enjoy flexible study options (including live online lectures) as well as formal study sessions. You’ll gain a broad view of the business through your degree learni…

Volunteering Opportunities for Careers in Policing

By the end of 2017, every police force in the UK will have Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) in one form or another. Some are known by a different name, but all police cadet groups operate to the Aims and Principles of the Volunteer Police Cadets. There are opportunities for all young people aged 13 - 18 years old to support their local communities. Most cadet units have a local school or college as their base, making it a very accessible place for young people to attend. Whilst every VPC unit offers fantastic opportunities for all young people, they may have different ways of providing those opportunities. There will be a great mix of like-minded young people reflecting the diversity of their local community participating in:
Developing their life skillsMeeting new friendsSocial eventsLearning about British policingSporting activitiesForce-wide, UK-wide and even international opportunities
Many VPC units also offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme for their cadets and leaders. The VPC has …

RSMUK - Accounting and Business Vacancies Starting Aug 2018

Join RSM and you’ll be part of a team of like-minded, talented and dedicated individuals. You’ll have opportunities for tailored training and experiences that will support your career, so you can progress the way you want to and achieve your long-term goals. See the RSM UK website for current vacancies in Leeds and other locations in Yorkshire and Humberside.
Accounting and Business Advisory Assistant Programme: School leaver Location details: Leeds Intake: August 2018 Closing date: 30/11/2017 Apply Title: Audit Assistant Programme: School leaver Location details: Leeds Intake: August 2018 Closing date: 30/11/2017 Apply

Title: Tax Assistant Programme: School leaver Location details: Leeds Intake: August 2018 Closing date: 30/11/2017 Apply

Top Accountancy Vacancy - Sept 2018

Mazars is among the top 10 Accountancy firms within the UK and they are currently advertising a vacancy for an Audit Trainee in their Leeds Office starting September 2018.
As an audit trainee, your time will be split between working at client premises, working in the office and studying for your professional exams. Mazars will fund you to study towards the CFAB qualification followed by the ACA.
As an Audit Trainee, your typical daily duties will include:

• Checking a client’s financial information, purchase and sales invoices, payroll records, bank balances and statements;
• Ensure sound knowledge of a client and its industry by researching background information;
• Develop communication skills and build relationships with key stakeholders;
• Utilise audit software;
• Attend client meetings and social activities;
• Attend in-house technical training as required;
• Have an awareness of the various services provided by Mazars. 
Entry requirements are: 112 UCAS points (achieved in the sam…

Nestle Apprenticeship Opportunities

You know Nestlé. But you may not know about the delicious range of Apprenticeships we offer. Welcome to the Nestlé Academy.We’re proud of our amazing, globally recognised brands, and the variety of projects we deliver at Nestlé means you’ll have every opportunity to develop your skills and gain real experience with the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer.
We thrive on the energy new talent bring us, and look to inspire and educate every single person that joins us through one of our fantastic Academy Apprenticeships. So, if you want to gain a debt-free, recognised qualification, combined with workplace training and a real role in our business, our Academy Apprenticeships are for you.
Applications are now open for the following Apprenticeships. Click on the location that’s best for you to find out more and apply.
Level 4 CIMA Finance Higher ApprenticeshipThis two-year programme is designed to…

National Rail Week Forum 9-13th October

Discover a full range of career options in railways. #AskAnEmployer their top careers questions to help plan your future.

Click here to register.

Here are some sample questions to inspire you:

Can I begin a high-skilled job in rail without going to uni? If so, how?What rail careers are open to arts and humanities A-level students?What opportunities are available in my local area of Yorkshire?I'm interested in train driving. What meaningful work experience can I gain to give me a head start?What specific areas of engineering can I pursue within the sector?What career options are there for students with SEN in Yorkshire?Who is going to be involved?
Here's a snapshot of the organisations who've signed up so far - with many more still to come: