Showing posts from October, 2018

Apprentice Open Evening - 21st November 2018

If you are interested in applying for a Higher Apprenticeship after completing Year 13, Plexus Law, based in Leeds always take on a number of New College students each year to work in their Legal, Finance and IT, Marketing, HR Departments etc.

They are holding an insight evening in November - please click here to see flyer if you are interested.  This will be a good opportunity to find out more about their vacancies, what they are looking for from apprentices and how to apply.

Headstart Summer School Programme (Year 12)

Headstart Summer School ProgrammeHeadstart 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 the end of Year 12 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:
Here is a link to a YouTube video to find out more about the programme:
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.  There are also other programmes which offer summer schools to students with no payment attached -  more details to follo…

Access to Leeds - Applications Now Open! (Year 13)

Are you eligible for Access to Leeds?
Anyone applying to a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds can apply to the Access to Leeds scheme. If you are eligible for the scheme you may receive an offer which has been lowered by two grades below the normal standard offer. To be eligible you must be living permanently in the UK, have the potential to succeed at the University of Leeds and meet two or more of the following criteria: ·be from a household with an annual income of £25,000 or below or in receipt of 16-19 Bursary Fund or Discretionary Learner Support with an income threshold of £25,000, or in receipt of free school meals during your GCSE studies ·be in the first generation of your immediate family to go to university ·attend a school achieving below the national average at GCSE (Attainment 8 score) ·your only option is to attend a local university ·your studies have been disrupted by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life ·you live in a geographical …

Newcastle Partners Programme (Y13): Application is as easy as 1,2,3...

Newcastle Partners ProgrammeNewcastle Partners is a great way to prepare for university life, whether you are considering Newcastle or not, and on completion will lead to a revised (lower) offer. 
Making an application is easy: Step one Check the PARTNERS Programme eligibility criteria and/or contact us. Step twoComplete a UCAS form adding the letter 'P' in the 'Further Details' section next to the PARTNERS degree programme(s).

Newcastle will not be able to process your PARTNERS application until your UCAS application is fully complete as we need your predicated grades, submitted by your teacher/tutor, to be able to fully assess your eligibility. Therefore, don't submit your PARTNERS application form until you are at the stage to also submit your UCAS form to UCAS.

The 'P' enables admissions staff to identify PARTNERS applicants. You can apply for up to five courses at Newcastle University through the PARTNERS programme. Step threeRead the relevant guidelin…

Sutton Trust Pathway Applications Now Open

The Sutton Trust are an organisation who aim to support students interested in going to University in a number of sectors. They run programmes for year 12 students to get involved with a local university whilst studying at college to attend workshops, work experience placements, have access to a university mentor etc.. 

The opportunity to get involved in this programme gives you a really good insight and helps you stand out!

The local programmes which are available are:

Pathways to Law, at The University of Leeds, 

Pathways to STEM at The University of York

Pathways to Medicine at Hull York Medical School.

In order to be considered for the programme you need to be able to travel to these universities and meet strict eligibility criteria and complete an application. They all have deadlines for the programme:

Pathways to Law - 29th October

Pathways to STEM - 1st November

Pathways to Medicine - 8th January

Please follow the link below for more details, eligibility and the application process. You …

Level 7 Legal Apprenticeship Vacancy with Eversheds in Leeds (DEADLINE 9th Dec)

Level 7 Legal Apprenticeship Vacancy with Eversheds in Leeds (DEADLINE 9th Dec)

Eversheds Sutherland is a National Law firm, specialising in Commercial Law with a base in Leeds looking to recruit Year 13 Leavers for a Level 7 Legal Apprenticeship.  The successful applicants will study for a Law degree (paid for by the employer) and qualify as a Solicitor (after six years). Whilst in employment and receiving a wage, the employee will attend BPP Leeds Law School on a part time basis to complete a Law degree.

The deadline for applications is 9th December.

Please follow the link below on how to apply and for more details about the apprenticeship.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a very committed, hard working student!

Legal Apprenticeship Programme - Legal Careers - UK ... Eversheds Sutherland's Trailblazer apprenticeships programme gives you the oppor…

Next Step York and Realising Opportunities Talks (Year 12)

Next Step York Programme Realising Opportunities
Find out from Staff at the University of York about two distinct programmes that support students into higher education, leading to a revised or lower offer in Year 13.
Click here for more info about Next Step York and the eligibility criteria.
Click here for more info about Realising Opportunities.

Reach for Excellence Talk (Year 12) - DEADLINE 16TH NOVEMBER

Reach for Excellence is designed to support and motivate young people who demonstrate potential but who may not have considered applying to a research intensive university. Leeds recruit participants in Year 12 and provide wide-ranging support alongside their studies in Year 12 and Year 13, which will help to strengthen their attainment and prepare them for making decisions about university, whether they wish to apply to the University of Leeds or elsewhere.
Successful RfE applicants are invited to engage with a wide range of subject-specific academic taster sessions, sample university-level lectures and intensive study skills workshops. The University of Leeds also offer a broad range of advice and guidance sessions that include life skills, how to navigate choices of university and course, UCAS applications, student loans and finances, careers information, and a variety of enrichment experiences. RfE students will also be invited to apply to attend our residential summer school held …

BDO School Leaver Programmes

BDO is a global professional services firm which helps other companies with things like tax and auditing. They have four school leaver programmes to choose from: Tax, Auditing, Advisory and Outsourcing. They also have a Summer School work experience programme to help students gain skills and experience by working on real projects.
Click here for more information and to apply for 2019:

Northumbria Pop Up Open Day in Leeds

Northumbria University Pop Up Open Day On Wednesday 24th October 2018 Northumbria University is hosting a 'Pop Up' Open Day at Leeds Town Hall. The Pop Up Open Day will commence at 1pm and finish at 5pm, this will give you the opportunity to speak with representatives from student support and Wellbeing, Accommodation, Admissions, Sport and the Outreach team. We will be hosting a variety of talks including personal statement writing, student finance and information about student life in Newcastle.  The Pop Up Open Days give you the opportunity to experience some of Northumbria University's most popular features without having to travel a distance. These are fantastic opportunities for you to meet staff and students, so that you can find out about life as a student at Northumbria. When you attend one of our Pop Up Open Days you will have the chance to get a gift bag, worth up to £30, full of tasty treats and thoughtful gifts from a few of our graduate companies including EasyT…

Information Evening for Apprenticeships in Accounting: School Leaver Programme Insights at RSM (Leeds)

Following on from the success of last year’s event, RSM are hosting this year’s Careers Insight Evening on Thursday 1 November at their Leeds office.
This is aimed at students studying for their A levels to provide them with more information about school leaver apprenticeships in accountancy which are a fantastic alternative to university. The evening will be interactive and informative giving students the opportunity to learn more about our main service lines (including accounts and business advisory, tax and audit) as well as having the opportunity to meet both partners and trainees. The evening will also include a ‘day in the life’ so they can get a true feel for the role.
View the flyer here for more information:
Our current vacancies for the August 2019 intake can be found at