Universities and Careers

Warwickshire Police Cadets

Warwickshire Police Cadets is a volunteer scheme for young people who wish to be part of a one year programme. It offers the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing and to develop a spirit of adventure and good citizenship.

Recruitment is open from 1 January to 29 February 2020 and the application form can be downloaded here

To apply to be a Warwickshire Police Cadet you must live in Warwickshire and be aged 13 to 16 on 1 September 2020.

If you are interested then why not attend their recruitment evening on 29 January 2020 at the Holiday Inn Express, Bermuda Park, St David’s Way, Nuneaton, CV10 7SD between 6.30pm and 8.00pm. This is an opportunity for students and parents to find out more about the scheme and to meet the leaders and some cadets. If you wish to attend then please sign up to the event on their Facebook page.

Careers In Practice 2020

Where could a career in Finance, Economics or Law take you?

Prospects and Shaw Trust offer Year 11 pupils to Sixth Form students the unique opportunity to gain insights into career areas that are traditionally hard to access. They do this through their established links with prestigious employers and institutions.

There are a limited number of places still available for the February sessions of Careers in Practice. These two-day intensive courses cover careers in the Finance and Economics sectors or the Legal profession.

The course aims to provide:

• a valuable and varied experience
• access to leading organisations
• first hand, accurate and up to date careers and labour market information
• presentations from professionals in their workplace.
• specialist and practical careers advice covering personal statements and CV preparation
• the opportunity to network with other like-minded students.

Where: City of London.


Legal Profession: Tuesday 18 February and Wednesday 19 February 2020. 

Finance & Economics: Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February 2020.

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Cost: £225 (including VAT) with lunch provided each day.

A limited number of fully paid scholarships are also on offer. 

For more information please contact Lesley Margiotta on 0208 315 1013, or email her.


Work Experience Placements - Reminder

This year, Work Experience Placements at Princethorpe College, as part of our Careers programme, will take place at the end of the summer term for both Year 10 and 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 10 and 11 parents for helping your son/daughter to find a work placement, in anticipation and if you already have done so.  It can be done at any time after the last GCSE exams for Year 11 and the week beginning 29 June for Year 10. 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 we can action the necessary paperwork, including references, we would be grateful if you could complete the form that have already been sent out for both year groups.

Queries relating to work experience should be sent as follows:

Year 10 – Mrs Quinney at jacquiquinney@princethorpe.co.uk

Year 11 – Mr Taylor at miketaylor@princethorpe.co.uk