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    Gap Year And Apprenticeship Opportunities

    Students are entitled to careers education and guidance that is impartial and confidential. It will be integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum and the programme will promote equality of opportunity, inclusion and anti-racism. Students from Year 7 to Year 13 should:

    a)     Learn about themselves and the influences on them

    b)     Develop decision-making skills

    c)     Develop skills to help them manage transition

    d)     Develop skills to use and research careers information

    e)     Have access to up-to-date information about opportunities in learning and work

    f)      Have impartial, confidential and up-to-date guidance

    g)     Learn about the world of work

    h)     Experience the world of work where appropriate


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    The Year in Industry EDT


    Why not make the most of your year out? Develop your experience and workplace skills with a Year in Industry, a 9 – 12 month paid placement in a STEM related industry for 18 – 21 year olds in England. Opportunities are available with 100s of top UK employers in all areas of engineering, science, IT, e-commerce, business, marketing, finance and logistics.

    You can apply anytime online by completing the application here

    First stage interviews will be held by the YINI team, and if successful, you will then be registered and put forward for company interviews.

    Apply now to secure your place on an experience that could change your future!




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    Software Developer - chosen by Indu Saini, Year 10 Careers Ambassador:


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    Work Experience







    We are again running our popular Girls Go Technical Programme, aimed at young ladies who are currently in Year 11 or older who are considering a technical apprenticeship within the manufacturing industry to commence in September 2017.

    Participants will experience the day-to-day challenges encountered by our engineers and technical apprentices in our fascinating world-class factories through this exciting and unique opportunity.

    A limited number of places are available on the scheme which will run during the Easter holiday from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April.

    Those attending will be taken on a tour around two of the three manufacturing sites: Plant Oxford where MINI is built, Plant Hams Hall where engines are assembled and Plant Swindon, the Body and Pressings Plant.  Four days will be spent at the heart of our operations, two at the site closest to your home region for in-depth work experience, and two at Plant Oxford.

    Upon completion of the programme, participants will have gained:

    ·         An in-depth awareness of manufacturing and engineering processes

    ·         An insight into the range of careers available – including technical roles

    ·         Enhanced interview and job application skills.


    For further information, and to apply for a place on the programme, please visit our Facebook page:

    Lines close at midnight on Monday 27th February 2017.


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