Universities and Careers

An ICAEW Chartered Accountant Event March 2019

If you are interrested in becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant there is an event on 19 March, in Birmingham, which may interrest you.

Why attend?

It is an opporunity to discover how a career in chartered accountancy is more than you’d imagine.

You’ll hear expert advice from ICAEW’s Student Recruitment team, trainee and qualified chartered accountants, and both local and national employers, helping you to deepen your understanding about chartered accountancy. Find out about the opportunities available locally and gain first hand insight into the career and how to succeed in the recruitment process.

You’ll also hear about the different routes available to those wishing to become a chartered accountant, whether that’s starting straight from school; through school leaver and apprenticeship programmes, or after university as a graduate. 

Location  Birmingham City Football Club 
              St. Andrew's Stadium
              B9 4RL 

Date      19 March 2019
Time      6.30pm to 8.30pm 

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University And Careers Resources

The careers team are keen to involve parents as much as possible in assisting with the decisions your children will be making when choosing a career and their next step. As such, I will be passing on information that might be useful to you.

Please see the article below for information regarding the following:

National Healthcare Weekend For Students In Years 10, 11 and 12.

Doctors, dentists and vets will be on hand to provide invaluable insight and to network with students.

Day 1: Insight into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary

14 unique talks for each specialty looking at experiences from A-Levels, throughout university and leading to life as a fully qualified professional.

Day 2: Medicine only UCAS Lectures

A full day of lectures covering work experience, personal statements, interview techniques, etc. led by their team of doctors.

Date:  2-3 March 2019 Birmingham

Registration starts at £25 (students from low-income backgrounds can attend for free). All proceeds are used to support healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives. 

Students can register and find out more information here.

Warwickshire Police Cadets

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Cadets is a volunteer scheme for young people. 

The aim of the scheme is to support Warwickshire Police's strategy of engagement with young people throughout the force area.

It is aimed at young people who wish to be part of a one year programme that offers an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing and develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship

In September 2019 they will be expanding the scheme and will effectively double the number of Police Cadets.

Cadets support local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities. They take part in a variety of activities including self-defence training, marching, fitness, team building, role playing and Outdoor events.

Cadets can gain an insight into police life through talks by guest speakers from different departments and agencies and by taking part in local community policing events.

Police cadets are a family where discipline, friendship and team work are all important.

If you become a police cadet, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that as a young person you are making a difference to your community and developing yourself for any future career.

In return they ask you to commit to attend the weekly meetings and to give 15 hours of voluntary work per quarter.

Meetings will take place every Thursday from 6.00pm - 9.00pm at the following locations:

Leamington Spa

To apply to be a Warwickshire Police Cadet you must live in Warwickshire and be aged 13 to 16 on 1 September 2019.

Click on the link here to find out more.

Year 11 Work Experience Placements - Reminder

Work Experience Placements at Princethorpe College, as part of our Careers programme, take place at the end of Year 11.  We believe that all pupils can gain immeasurable benefits from their placements; not only can a good placement teach a pupil a lot about an area of work that he or she may be interested in, but it can also develop communication skills, self-confidence, initiative and teamwork.

Many thanks to all Year 11 parents for helping your son/daughter to find a work placement. These can be done at any time after the last GCSE exams, at any point in the summer holidays to fit in with family plans. We normally expect at least one week, although historically we have had many undertake more than this, often in more than one placement. Such experience is invaluable for considering a future career path, getting used to the world of work, and for references.

So that I can complete the necessary paperwork, possible references and so on, I'd be grateful if you could you let me know the company name and contact details, for the placement(s) you have arranged either by return of the slip attached to the letter sent to you in June, or by email to me at miketaylor@princethorpe.co.uk.

If you need a hard copy of the original letter, please could you ask your son or daughter to ask me for one at school.

Mike Taylor
Work Experience Co-ordinator