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					SLGGS Careers Bulletin 19 June 2009
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UCAS are holding an exhibition at London ExCel on 17/18 November for                  Intranet: Online Curriculum > Careers
students interested in exploring the wide range of courses available within            Website: Students > Careers Dept >
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design, art and related creative subjects. Courses covered include ceramics                     Or SUBSCRIBE!
and glass; digital media art and design; fashion; furniture; graphic design;         send an email, with the subject “careers
illustration and book art; jewellery and designed metal; mobile phone graphics;      bulletin,” to:
photography; sonic art and sound; theatre and scenic arts and three
dimensional design – amongst others! You will be able to talk directly with
representatives from a large number of institutions around the UK and will get       New Publications in the
a chance to view the work of current students, pick up prospectuses, take part       Connexions Library
in workshops and watch films relating to various subjects. This event is aimed
                                                                                     Royal Academy of Dance: prospectus
at students in Years 12 & 13. For more information and to book your place,
visit                                                      SkillSmart Retail: Leaflets and magazines
                                                                                     about retail qualifications and job roles
                                                                                     within the retail sector as well as
Undergraduate Courses in GeoScience                                                  information about Retail Apprenticeships
The University of Leicester’s Department of Geology was ranked first for             and The Diploma in Retail Business.
overall satisfaction amongst all departments offering full-time Geology              Journal of Biological Education:
degrees in both the 2007 and 2008 National Student Surveys. A copy of their          magazine with articles on molecular
new brochure, Undergraduate Courses in GeoScience, is now available in the           phylogenetics; DNA fingerprinting; models
Connexions Library. A Level Geology is NOT a pre-requiste for their courses          & abstract concepts and yeast biocontrol
                                                                                     amongst others.
and they welcome applications from students with a strong science
background and an interest in the natural environment. Find out more by              SmallTalk Newsletter: promoting dynamic
visiting or by attending one of the department’s Open Days on 1         careers in engineering
July, 22 July, 19 September or 3 October.
                                                                                     The College of Radiographers: Directory
                                                                                     of Pre-Registration Courses
Not Going to Uni?
                                                                                     Ever Thought of Being a Radiographer: is dedicated to helping young people make informed               pamphlet from the Society of
decisions about their future by opening their eyes to the opportunities outside      Radiographers.
of university. They offer a platform for young people to engage with
employers and training providers to help them discover a successful career           Life Enhancing Careers: A career in the
                                                                                     pharmaceutical industry
without going to university! Despite their name, they are not anti-university! is packed full of apprenticeships and employers, ways to         Training as an Accounting Technician:
get a degree debt-free, alternative forms of study, employer-funded study,           booklet from the AAT
traineeships, cadetships, pre-university internships and gap years. Visit
                                                                                     A Career to Take You Everywhere: a to view articles on Alan Sugar’s search for a junior         school leaver guide to the ACA from the
apprentice and many more.                                                            Institute of Chartered Accountants

                                                                                     AAT-ACA Fast Track: booklet about the
One-Day Medical Conference for Future Medics at UCL,                                 route to chartered accountancy
                                                                                     Careers At Sea: Information pack from the
The Advanced Topics on Medicine (ATOM) 2009 Conference will be held at               Royal Fleet Auxiliary
University College London (UCL) on Sunday 4 October. It’s a one-day
conference for students in Yr 12/13 who want to optimize their UCAS                  Sea Your Future: A guide to marine
                                                                                     careers from the Institute of Marine
applications and their chances of gaining entry to Medical School. The               Engineering, Science & Technology
conference includes:
     • a one-to-one UCAS Personal Statement Review with a current doctor             Engineering Opportunities 2009: the
     • BMAT Q&A session                                                              education, careers and training guide for
                                                                                     school leavers
     • 2 mock medical school interviews
     • personal DVD of your interviews                                               Your Engineering Network & Imagine,
     • news about cutting-edge medical research                                      Design, Create, Innovate: leaflets from the
                                                                                     Institution of Mechanical Engineers
     • additional teaching sessions on topics useful for interviews and more
Parents are welcome to attend the ATOM 2009 Parent Session. For more                 Graduate Opportunities with The Bank
information about the conference, which is run by doctors, and to make your          of England: booklet
booking, visit The registration fee is £85 (reduced to £55 –       The Basics – Our Values, Your Career:
see website for details).                                                            Booklet about careers with the BBC

                                                                                     Chemical Science: profiles of chemical
                                                                                     scientists and careers information from the
                      Yrs 7 – 11: Head of Careers - Mr Taylor; Careers Administrator - Mrs Shieber
                        Sixth Form: Head of Yr 12 - Ms Stücker; Head of Yr 13 - Ms Bebbington;
                                   Connexions: Personal Advisor - Rachel Carpenter
SLGGS Careers Bulletin 19 June 2009
Courses Available from Pitman Training in Canterbury                                 Gap Year Projects in South
Pitman in Canterbury have two training scholarship positions available. This is      America
normally for one year, however this could possibly be extended. The                  Africa & Asia Venture (AV) are
scholarship positions involve assisting and working in the training centre and       now offer volunteering experiences
gaining some very good and valuable office work experience and with helping          from five weeks to five months, in
learners, as well as learning all the computer skills or book keeping skills         Costa Rica and Ecuador. This
required for the job market, depending on the choice of the diploma the              complements their existing
learner wants to do. This will result in the successful applicants achieving a       schemes in Africa, Asia and
nationally recognised Pitman Training Diploma, they will also gain valuable          Mexico. Their projects aim to
work experience within an office and training environment, they will receive         provide a perfect balance between
help with creating or updating their CV, as well as have a reference for the         fulfilling community work, skills
future. On completion of the scholarship positions, they will have help with         development, adventure, travel,
finding further employment to move onto, or possibly be offered a position           fun and unforgettable safaris. For
here if available. There are lots of other courses on offer with Pitman Training     more information, visit
at 16/17 High Street, Canterbury. There are no age limits and no entry     
requirements and you can study at a time to suit you. Leaflets are available
from the Connexions Library or you can email          Scholarships for Degrees
for more information.                                                                in America
                                                                                     InTuition Scholarships offer
Opportunities to Shine with Girlguiding in Canterbury                                international scholarships to more
Girlguiding offers you an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership and       than 120 accredited universities
teamwork skills – qualities you’ll want to be able to demonstrate on your            across the USA. The scholarships
UCAS Personal Statement. Why not consider joining the Guides (aged 10 –              guarantee at least 50% of tuition
14) or Rangers (aged 14 – 26) in Canterbury in their Centenary year. The             fees, board and lodgings at over
Guides meet at the Salvation Army Hall on Monday nights between 7.15 and             120 US universities. Academic
8.45; at St Mary Bredin Church Hall on Thursday nights between 7 and 8.30            scholarship students pay approx
and at All Saints Church Hall in Military Road also on Thursdays between 7           $12,000 pa on average including
and 9. The Rangers meet at St Mary Bredin Church Hall on Thursday nights             living costs for a degree course at
between 7 and 8.30. Call Jo Voice, the city’s district commissioner on               US universities. More information
07745646781 for more information.                                                    is available from www.student-
Conferences for Future Doctors and Lawyers
Epoc Careers Conferences are holding 3 conferences next year for students            Kent Vocational Training
hoping to enter the medical and legal professions:
    • Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor – on Saturday 27
        February 2010 at UCL                                                         The Kent Vocational Training
    • Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer – on Saturday 6 March                Placements programme from Kent
        2010 at The College of Law in London                                         County Council, aims to
    • Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor – on Saturday 20 March               encourage young people to
        2010 at the University of Manchester                                         consider a career in social care
Parents are also welcome to attend the events which give students an                 when they leave school by
opportunity to gain practical advice on getting into university; talk to             providing them with real
admissions tutors; find out more about the career and discuss their academic         experience of the discipline of
options. Full details of the events, including costs and an application form are     employment and the opportunities
available at                                                         provided by a variety of work
                                                                                     within the social care sector.
                                                                                     Activities are very varied in care
New Ski Instructor Course for Gap Year Students                                      and include: Landscaping; sport;
Gapforce have introduced “Skiforce” a ski instructor training course for             carpentry; nail painting; catering;
students on their gap year. The Gapforce family of companies offers                  music; riding etc. Placements are
adventures around the world, volunteering with major partners like the Red           from half-days up to 4 days a
Cross, UNESCO and AWF, and training programmes for Dive, Ski and                     week, from 6 weeks to 2 years or
Expedition instructors. The conglomeration of ‘Forces’ signifies the diverse         more. The project is open to
options available to enthusiastic travellers. Go skiing in Canada, gain medical      students aged between 14-19 and
experience in India, work in Australia, trek through the Belizean jungle,            who are in full-time schooling and
complete conservation work in Fiji or go on a specialised mature expedition to       for all young people who want to
Ecuador. Every region of the earth is covered with one of the Forces. Visit          work in care. Contact for more information                                       for
                                                                                     more information.
                      Yrs 7 – 11: Head of Careers - Mr Taylor; Careers Administrator - Mrs Shieber
                        Sixth Form: Head of Yr 12 - Ms Stücker; Head of Yr 13 - Ms Bebbington;
                                   Connexions: Personal Advisor - Rachel Carpenter