Careers Events

The opportunities on this page are aimed at students in Years 7 – 11. There may be some that are also open to Sixth Form students but a more comprehensive listing for older students is also available on the Sixth Form Hub: Careers and Study Opportunities page.

Routes into STEM course

15 July – 5 August. For Year 9&10.

Find more information and book here.

The Apprenticeship Webinar 2021

22 July 2021, 3pm.

For Year 10, 11, 12 and 13. Register here.

Girls in STEM

26-28 July

An opportunity for Year 9 and 10 students to take part in virtual workshops, networking sessions and academic sessions related to STEM subjects. Places are limited: booking link

WBTC Summer Programme

There are opportunities available for any of Year 11, 12 or 13 leavers who don’t yet have a solid plan for September. The Summer Programme is 1 day per week over the summer and looks at supporting young people with CVs, applications and interview skills, as well as additional information, advice and guidance to support them applying for apprenticeships and employment opportunities. Last year many of the students progressed to College and Apprenticeships, as well as WBTCs own Traineeship offer via the Great Start programme. Full details of the course.  

For more information please contact Natalie at WBTC on

HSBC Degree Apprenticeships

Including Asset Management, Wealth & Personal Banking, M&S Bank Foundation Apprenticeships. For further information please contact the Early Careers Team.

Howdens Joinery Newbury Vacancy

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard Warehouse Person



Spotlight Talks

Spotlight Talks aim to inspire young people of all backgrounds to consider technical and vocational routes, highlighting the opportunities and career pathways available. Some of the talks lined up in the next few weeks will be from the NHS, Fire Service, Science Council, GSK, Royal Navy, British Esports Association, Apprentices for Fire and Security and more.  By joining in you have the opportunity to hear real careers stories from inspiring role models and find out more about different industries and potential career paths. Click here to see the full line up and register!


S.P.A.C.E is a free programme of virtual events to give parents and carers the tools they need to help their young people through secondary school. 

Their programme exploring higher education, further education and the opportunities available to young people ran between 23 March and 18 May and covered topics such as: All About University & How to Apply, Vocational Routes & Apprenticeships, Student Finance, Wellbeing & Resilience and Exam & Revision Tips. Recordings of sessions are available on their website.


The NHS Live Virtual Work Experience Programme is now available to support aspiring healthcare students with virtual work experience opportunities. Specific work programmes from nursing and midwifery to radiography to language therapy are available to students from Year 10 upwards here.


Apprenticeships play an important role in business at HSBC. They aim to be a true reflection of their customers and communities which is why they are encouraging talent from all backgrounds to join them. Find out more here.

Thames Water’s Apprenticeships

Applications for Thames Water’s apprenticeships are open and interested students should apply as soon as possible.
This year, there are a number of roles available across level 3 (open to GCSE students or higher) and levels 4, 6 and 7 (suitable for A level students). Find out more here.

UCL STEM & Medical Sciences Work Experience

STEM & Medical Sciences Work Experience
Register now for a unique opportunity to work alongside experienced engineers, doctors, psychologists, vets and others this term. Students can choose to attend ‘Live Online’ before Easter or in-person later in April. Ages 12-14 information. Ages 15+ information.


Here is a link to some fact sheets with Labour Market Information which you may find useful.