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UpSKILL London

Date: Wednesday 18th March

To apply: Email Mrs Allan, a.allan@wlfs.org

Deadline: Monday 24th February


We have 10 places at UpSKILL London. This is workshop day where you will be working with mentors from some of the top businesses in London, in sectors like accountancy, engineering, finance, law and media.

The day is hosted by Law Firm Allen & Overy at their offices.


UpSKILL partner with top employers who want to connect with their future workforce – people like you. Together with your mentors you will be devising and pitching big ideas as a way of building your confidence and key skills that will make you attractive to employers in the future and assist you in taking that first step on your chosen career path. It promises to be a fun and inspiring experience for everyone!


This is an all day workshop – you will leave school at 8.30am and the workshop finishes at 3.30pm.

There is a working lunch provided.


Last year the students we took worked in teams with mentors and one of the WLFS teams won the competition element of the day and came away with Amazon vouchers and cinema tickets as prizes so team WLFS have a reputation to maintain!







Lazard’s – Insight into Investment Banking

Date: Wednesday 4th March

To apply: Email Ms Frederik, l.frederik@wlfs.org

Deadline: Friday 14th February


Whilst you may now be thinking about your future career, you may not yet have decided exactly what that career looks like. Which industry interests you, the impact you could have in a particular role, and whether a firm offers the right working environment for you are all aspects you may be considering.


At Lazard, we understand that when making your career decisions it can be invaluable to gain an insight into a firm, to meet the people you could be working with and see what it might be like to work there.


If you are interested in discovering what a career in Investment Banking and Lazard can offer you, please join us at our Insight Afternoon for Year 12 and 13 students.


Through presentations and networking, you will:

  • Meet our people and hear their stories on how they have enjoyed a successful career with Lazard
  • Gain an insight into the work we undertake and the role of an Analyst
  • Ask questions during a round table panel
  • Learn more about the graduate and intern opportunities open to you



Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare Support Worker Open Day

Date: Saturday 15th February, 09:00-14:00

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP



The day will include a wide range of workshops, educational talks, displays and tours of key areas in the hospital, this is an interactive day for the whole family. Visitors will get the chance to have their arms plastered by the emergency team and call into theatres to “glove and gown up”.

The cardiology team will explain what an abnormal heart rate looks like, the oncology department will demonstrate some of their specialist equipment and paediatrics will discuss how they use play as a way of helping young patients through treatments, or why not have a go at ‘taking a patients blood’ with our physicians assistants.



Riverside Returns

Date: 18:30, Thursday 20th February, Tuesday 3rd March, Tuesday 10th March

To apply: Book your free ticket using the link below

Deadline: ASAP



Be the first to glimpse our state-of-the-art facilities, sample the finest beverages from our kitchen and find out more about what we have in store in this excludive behind the scenes welcome to the new Riverside Studios



Harrow School Lectures – Spring 2020

Date: Various

To apply: Not needed

Deadline: N/A


  • Tuesday 25 February

Trevelyan Society: Dr David Starkey, 'The Origins of the Civil War and its links to the cultural clash between Brexiteer and Remainer today', Speech Room 9.10pm

  • Thursday 27 February

Lo Open Lecture in History, Dr Tim Bowman, University of Kent, 'Carson's Army: The Ulster Volunteer Force 1910-22', OH Room 9.10pm

  • Monday 09 March

Pigou Society: Mr Clive Jackson, CEO and Founder of Fly Victor, 'Environmentally friendly private jets', OH Room 9.10pm

  • Tuesday 10 March

Summerson Society: Henrietta Billings, Director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, ‘Campaigning to Save Britain’s Heritage’, OSRG 5.30pm

  • Thursday 19 March

Perceval Society Meeting: Lord Boateng, 'Globalisation and identity - managing a crisis!', OH Room 5.30pm



London Village Network and EndemolShine UK

Date: Multiple, see below

To apply: Email Mrs Allen, a.allan@wlfs.org

Deadline: ASAP

London Village Network and EndemolShine UK are proud to present a new

Industry Insight Pizza Night Programme at

The Sulgrave Youth Centre, 287 Goldhawk Rd W12 8EU


Working alongside youth networking charity, London Village Network and a group of amazing, talented employees from the UK’s biggest independent production company, EndemolShine UK, Sulgrave Youth Club, is holding a series of Industry Insight Pizza Nights.

Fuelled by pizza, you’ll get the chance to discover how content is created and produced for television, pop videos, features and commercials in a relaxed, informal space.  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet and network with a wide range of professionals wanting to help guide local youth through the workings of the industry. Speakers will bring to life the huge variety of roles that exist across the business, from runner to production assistant, voice director to animator and the vast number of business support roles that exist too. 

The final dates of this packed programme are:

  • Creative Networks/Development (Thursday 12th March)
  • Animation (Thursday 26th March)
  • Talent – Opportunities & Employment (Thursday 14th May)
  • Celebrate on Thursday 11th June with a visit to EndemolShine UK at the Shepherd Building W14 OEE.



St Paul’s Girls’ School Lectures

Date: Various

To apply: Email Ms Van Rozen, h.vanrozen@wlfs.org

Deadline: 48 hours before each talk


WLFS students are again invited to attend any of the lectures below taking place at Harrow and St Paul’s Girls’ School this term. Many would look excellent on a personal statement to demonstrate passion for a particular subject. If students wish to attend any of these talks they must email Ms Van Rozen at least 48 hours in advance so that she can check availability: h.vanrozen@wlfs.org



Make Me a Medic

Date: 6th and 7th April 2020

To apply: Email Mrs Allan, a.allan@wlfs.org and Ms Ridout r.ridout@wlfs.org for an application form 

Deadline: Friday 14th February


The course is aimed at Year 12 students who are considering, or with the right support, could consider a career in medicine. It is run by junior doctors over two days, and will cover the following:


  • Insight into what medical school and a career in medicine is really like
  • Tips on how to apply, where to apply, and personal statement writing
  • Individualised mock interviews with feedback, plus interview prep sessions
  • Practical skills sessions
  • Information and practice session on the BMAT and UCAT entrance exams
  • Tips on managing your finances
  • Chance to meet and speak to current doctors and students
  • Information about other healthcare careers


Each school has only two places, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Applications should be submitted to Makemeamedic@chelwest.nhs.uk.


For more information, please see the flyer:








Brunel University Experience Days

Date: Saturday 15th February, Saturday 28th March, Friday 17th April

To apply: Register through website (link below)

Deadline: ASAP




Are you thinking about applying to Brunel? You can experience what it would be like to be an undergraduate student at Brunel by attenfing one of their Experience Days.


These days typically run from 09:30am to 3pm and give you the opportunity to explore your chosen subject, meet with our students and academics, and get a real feel for life at Brunel. You will get the chance to:


  • Attend interactive sessions and workshops and learn more about your course
  • Network with their academics and current students over lunch
  • Join their campus and accommodation tours
  • Meet our support services – Admissions, Careers & Placements, Disability and Dyslexia Service and many more
  • Put your questions on University life to their Student Panel



Cambridge University, Clare College, English, Philosophy and Archaeology Taster Day

Date: Saturday 29th February

To apply: Click the link below

Deadline: ASAP




Clare College, part of the University of Cambridge, is running a Taster Day on Saturday 29th February for those interested in studying English, Archaeology, and/or Philosophy. Clare College is centrally located and an excellent college. Two of our Year 13 students have just been successful in gaining an offer to attend next year. http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/Home/



Royal Holloway University Taster Days

Date: Multiple, see below

To apply: Use link next to each subject to register attendance

Deadline: ASAP


Taster Days are a great way to get an impression of a particular subject as well as a sense of whether Royal Holloway is the right university for you.                     


Economics: Wednesday 4th March, 09:30-15:30                               http://bit.ly/EconomicsTasterDay

History: Wednesday 18th March, 10:00-16:00                                    http://bit.ly/Historytaster

Electronic Engineering: Wednesday 18th March, 10:00-14:45           http://bit.ly/ElectronicEngineeringTaster

Maths: Wednesday 25th March, 09:30-15:30                                     http://bit.ly/MathematicsTasterDay

Classical Studies: Monday 30th March, 10:30-15:15                          http://bit.ly/Classicstaster

Psychology: Wednesday 1st April, 09:30-16:00                                  http://bit.ly/PsychologyTasterDay

Business and Management: Friday 10th April, 10:00-16:00               http://bit.ly/BusinessandManagement

Law and Criminology: Wednesday 29th April, 10:00-15:15                http://bit.ly/LawCriminologyTaster



Oxford University, St. John’s College, Study Days

Date: Dependant on subject, see below

To apply: Email Mr Tamizian, v.tamizian@wlfs.org and click the link below

Deadline: ASAP



Maths:                                                 Thursday 5th March

History:                                               Tuesday 10th March

Geography:                                         Wednesday 3rd June

Medicine and Biomedical Sciences:  Saturday 6th June

Modern Languages:                            Thursday 18th June


Participants at our study days attend talks and workshops led by tutors, find out more about the course at Oxford and what tutors are looking for, and meet current St. John’s students. We often issue some preparatory reading in advance of our study days, which will then form the basis of the seminars.


Our study days are often oversubscribed and selection is based on academic merit, using GCSE or National 5 performance. Participants must be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level. Places are generally limited to two per school/college, although larger establishments may be offered more places.


All study days are free of charge, and include a free lunch at St. John’s. Students must make their own travel arrangements to and from Oxford. Please note that we are not able to provide parking facilities so students are encouraged to travel to Oxford by public transport. St. John’s is able to cover the travel expenses to and from the event for any student currently in receipt of free school meals or in the care of a local authority.



Oxford University

Date: Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March

To apply: Email Mrs Allan, a.allan@wlfs.org and cc Mr Tamizian, v.tamizian@wlfs.org (places limited to 3)

Deadline: Friday 21st February




Faculty of Law Open Days 2020

It is our great pleasure to announce that bookings are now being taken for the Law Faculty Open Days at Oxford University.

This is an excellent opportunity to find out about studying Law at Oxford and for students to:

  • Hear all about our undergraduate courses, and opportunities for careers in law following undergraduate study
  • Receive clear guidance on admissions procedures, entry requirements, and student finance.
  • Meet current undergraduates and law lecturers.
  • Have lunch and a tour in one of the Oxford Colleges
  • Learn first-hand what it is like to study Law at Oxford


Please book early to avoid disappointment! If we are fully booked, students can also attend the University wide Open days in July and September. For more information on the general Open Days please see:




Oxford University, St.  John’s College, Classics and Ancient History Competition

Date: Thursday 23rd April (study day)

To apply: Email Ms Thomix, d.thompson@wlfs.org

Deadline (for submissions): Thursday 5th March




The St. John’s College Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition will be running for the tenth time during the academic year 2019/20. The competition is open to all UK students currently studying in Year 12, whether or not theu are currently studying a Classical or Ancient subject. The competition gives students of any subjects an opportunity to write an essay on the classical world. The organisers are interested in providing an occasion for independent research, to encourage curiosity and reflection in those who have studied the ancient world before and those who have not.


We are able to cover the travel expenses to the event for any students either in care or eligible for free school meals. There are no special academic requirements and no limit on the number of students from each school able to attend for this event; we encourage anyone interested in Classics or Ancient History to send in their essay submissions.    



University of London Taster Days

Date: Mostly February and March

To apply: Register interest on website (link below)

Deadline: Various




  • - What are they?
    • o Taster Days are usually individual days of study focusing on specific subjects. These are held at various universities in the University of London, including UCL, King’s College, London, Queen Mary, SOAS, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, St. George’s, and the Courtauld Institute of Art.
  • - Who should apply?
    • o Anyone interested in studying their subject at the highest level.
  • - Why should I apply?
    • o These study days allow students to understand their subject at a higher level, and are invaluable for UCAS applications as part of Personal Statements and School References.



Oxford and Cambridge Masterclasses

Date: Various

To apply: Register interest on website (link below)

Deadline: Various






  • - What are they?
    • o Masterclasses are usually individual days of study focusing on specific subjects.
  • - Who should apply?
    • o Anyone interested in studying their subject at the highest level, particularly Oxford and Cambridge.
  • - Why should I apply?
    • o These study days allow students to understand their subject at a higher level, and are invaluable for UCAS applications as part of Personal Statements and School References.







Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Date: June – August 2020

To apply: Online (link below)

Deadline: 3rd March



  • - What is it?
    • o A programme run in partnership with the Sutton Trust (an Education focused charity). This involves support in helping you prepare for studying at universities by giving you the experience of living and studying there…
  • - Who should apply?
    • o Anyone interested in studying at university, who:
      • Knows what subject they want to study.
      • Have only attended a state school during your education.
      • Is available during the advertised dates for the summer school you are interested in.
    • o As an educational charity, the Sutton Trust prioritise students who:
      • Would be the first in your family to attend university.
      • Have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in your education.
      • Live in a neighbourhood with a high level of socio-economic deprivation.
      • Have achieved at least five Grade 6s at GCSE.
    • - Why should I apply?
      • o These summer schools represent an excellent opportunity to study at one of 13 leading universities, including the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Nottingham, and Warwick.




Date: Various, Summer 2020

To apply: Follow links below for each opportunity and more information

Deadline: 3rd March


Happy New Year from UCL's Access and Widening Participation team. We are really pleased to be able to tell you that applications have opened for lots of our summer 2020 activities for your students in Year 12. They can now apply for our Summer ChallengeResidential Summer Schools and Non-Residential Summer Schools.



Stace NextGen Programme

Date: Monday 27th July to Friday 7th August

To apply: Email Mrs Allan, a.allan@wlfs.org

Deadline: Friday 1st May




Are you currently in Year 12 and interested in gaining work experience in the construction industry? Supported by Construction Youth Trust, the Stace Next Gen Programme provides you with a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insight into the construction and property sector.


There are 6 work experience placements available. The placements can take place across four of our offices – Birmingham, Cambridge, Epping and London. The experience kicks off with and induction event where you will be introduced to our business and meet some of the Partners of the company. After the first session, you will begin straight away working with out project delivery teams – experiencing first-hand how our industry works, and understand the projects we are delivering in the UK and the challenges and opportunities that can arise. On the final day, you will come together with the other students, where we will deliver and employability workshop – helping you put yourself ahead of your peers, which will be delivered by Construction Youth Trust.  


The Stace NextGen Programme will provide key skills that are essential in the workplace, such as:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Presentation skills



Nuffield Research Placements

Date: Summer 2020 (4-6 weeks duration)

To apply: Email Mrs Allen, a.allan@wlfs.org

Deadline: Friday 6th March




Nuffield Research Placements are engaging, hands-on research projects, where students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation. They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers and industry professionals to:

  • Develop subject understanding alongside research and quantitative skills to expand career prospects
  • Learn more about higher education and different career paths
  • Enhance UCAS personal statements and applications to university


Nuffield Research Placements are well-supervised but independent research projects relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).Placements take place in a variety of locations including offices, museums, research centres, laboratories or fieldwork settings. Students can take part in a placement at no cost. Travel costs are reimbursed and students may be eligible to receive a £100 bursary each week.


For more details and eligibility criteria, please visit the website above.



Summer 2020 Work Experience with PwC

Date: Summer 2020

To apply: Register interest on website (link below)

Deadline: Friday 14th February




Year 12 students are encouraged to apply for PwC Insight Weeks. These are one-week paid work experience programmes in the Summer Holidays focussing around Business or the Digital World. There are three programmes running in London in summer 2020 – Digital, Business and Accounting. This is a great opportunity and whichever programme you join, you will get to understand what PwC does, explore your career options and, if it goes well, have the opportunity to secure a full time job with PwC when you leave school. Please apply through below link:







Kennedys Law Apprenticeship Information Evening (for Students and Parents - Kennedys Law LLP,)

Date: 16:30 - 18:30, Tuesday 25th February (networking and refreshments afterwards)

To apply: Email Mrs Allan, a.allan@wlfs.org (places limited)

Deadline: ASAP


Kennedys LLP, 25 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5AD


Degree Apprenticeships are a real and valid alternative to University if you want to earn money as soon as you leave school and still work towards a degree. An event which aims to support Year 12 and 13 students in developing apprenticeship knowledge in a leading sector as well as point them towards Kennedys apprenticeships in London.

Please note that Kennedy’s apprentices are required to have 3 x A-Levels or equivalent at Grade B or above.

  • Hear from current Kennedys apprentices about their experiences participating in this exciting programme
  • Presentation: ‘A day in the life of a Kennedys apprentice’
  • A workshop helping students develop key skills needed to thrive on this apprenticeship programme.
  • Information and tips on how achieve success at the assessment centre

Networking activity with Kennedys representatives



Government Communications Apprenticeships

Date: October 2020 start

To apply: Email Mrs Allan, a.allan@wlfs.org

Deadline: Friday 28th February




A Government Communications apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding needed to begin an exciting career in communications. Our 18-month apprenticeship combines work in one or more teams across government communications with academic study.

During your apprenticeship you will be placed in a government department or public body and will be completing challenging work. You will gain valuable work experience in communications specialisms, these could include: internal communications, digital media, campaigns management and strategic engagement.

Our employees should reflect the people we’re communicating with and we welcome your application whatever your background. Bring your different views and experiences and help us make sure our campaigns are relevant and appealing to everyone.

You could be:

  • Organising key events and visits;
  • Using digital and social media to interest and engage people;
  • Working on government campaigns to encourage community participation; or
  • Researching and analysing the needs of a variety of audiences

The apprenticeship is aimed at all levels, ages and academic backgrounds and is an 18 month scheme. To apply, you must have:

  • 5 GCSE at grades 4-9 (A*-C) or equivalent including English, with a minimum GCSE Maths grade 3. A GCSE in ICT is preferable.
  • The equivalent of 2 A levels achieved by September 2020, preferably including a communications related subject (for example English Literature or English Language)



Ashurst Solicitor Apprenticeship 2020

Date: September 2020

To apply: Online (link below)

Deadline: 1st March



Would you like to become a lawyer with a leading international firm but not sure that full-time university is the right fit for you? Ashurst's solicitor apprenticeship offers an exciting route to becoming a qualified lawyer in England & Wales outside of the traditional training contract. This is the third year that the scheme has been running at the firm.


It is designed to help high-performing school leavers kick-start their career with a structured learning programme, and provides the opportunity to avoid student debt whilst earning a wage and gaining invaluable experience.


The level 7 solicitor apprenticeship lasts 6 years and incorporates an LLB (Hons.) degree and the new solicitor qualifying exams. Alongside studying part-time with The University of Law one day a week, you will gain hands-on experience of a wide range of legal work.


Candidates must be on track to obtain ABB at A Level (or equivalent) in any subjects - you don't need to have studied law before!


Please email Nicola.stafford@ashurst.com directly with any questions about the scheme or recruitment process.



Aon Apprenticeship Programme

Date: Start September 2020

To apply: See website below

Deadline: Monday 2nd March




You may know Aon through our association with Manchester United. You may have seen us in the news. You may not know that we're one of the world's most successful professional services companies, helping the biggest names in business plan for every eventuality.


From economic upheaval to political crises to natural disasters and plenty more besides, the world is full of surprises. Our job is to help our clients prepare for and manage those risks, through Pensions, Insurance, Investment Consulting and Human Capital Consulting. With 50,000 people and a clear focus on innovation, Aon is the world's #1 insurance broker, #1 provider of reinsurance and #1 for human capital consulting.


Why join Aon?

  • Aon Apprentices have real jobs. You'll be a permanent Aon employee from the word go
  • Aon Apprentices are paid to learn. You'll earn a competitive starting salary that grows with your experience. We'll support your professional studies and personal development
  • Aon Apprentices make an impact. You're the future of Aon. We prepare you fully for success on a journey that's often demanding but always rewarding

Aon Apprenticeship facts

  • An award-winning official Apprenticeship Programme
  • Positions available nationwide
  • Salary - £18k - £20k plus benefits
  • Comprehensive on-the-job training
  • Full support towards professional qualifications



McDonald’s -Management Degree Apprenticeship

Date: September 2020 start

To apply: See website below

Deadline: Friday 20th March




Our Management Degree Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to gain real-life management experience following our structured and industry recognised training programmes, while at the same time studying towards a degree qualification with Manchester Metropolitan University.


From day one you’ll be rolling up your sleeves as part of a restaurant team, learning how every aspect of our restaurants work from preparing food in the kitchen to serving customers on front counter!


Once you’ve learned the basics, you’ll quickly start developing your management skills following our management development programme. The first year of your apprenticeship will be completely focussed on training you up to be a shift manager, manging teams of up to 50 people, while working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship (Hospitality Supervisor).


The following four years will be spent working towards a BA (hons) degree in Business Management and Retail from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and chartered manager status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). During this time you’ll gain hands-on restaurant experience; creating staff rotas, managing accounts and business planning.


Throughout the five-year programme you will gain loads of practical experience and progress through different management roles. You’ll help make real business decisions and could even go on to manage your own restaurant.



Accenture Technology Degree Apprenticeships

Date: Various

To apply: Register interest through website (link below)

Deadline: Thursday 30th April



Thinking about future career plans, and which path is right for you? If you’re considering alternatives to university, an apprenticeship at Accenture can offer a blend of real project work, top-class mentorship and training, and a structured degree programme – all while earning a salary.


So, what do we do at Accenture? In short, our mission is to improve the way the world works and lives. We partner with clients to optimise their processes and performance by applying cutting-edge technologies and digital innovation, to drive positive change and deliver transformative solutions.

We believe something pretty simple: there’s power in difference. Every mind has its own way of working, looking at problems and finding solutions. That’s its power. We’re always on the lookout for powerful minds like yours, ready to help us find bigger, better, bolder solutions than before.

If you have a genuine passion and curiosity for technology, apply now for our Technology Degree Apprenticeship – we have opportunities based in London, Warwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Want to hear from those in the know? Read below from Rob O’Connor, one of our current apprentices:

I chose an apprenticeship with Accenture because I loved the idea of how many different clients and industries Accenture works across – this meant more opportunity and a chance to see what area suited me best. I love being able to make a difference in people’s lives with my work.

I will have 4 years of relevant industry experience when I receive my full degree, putting me at a distinct advantage over a recent uni graduate. I would argue that experience is more important than a degree, but with this apprenticeship I am getting both.

Get the inside view from more of our apprentices – check out our YouTube careers channel and read stories on our UK culture blog – to find out how an Accenture apprenticeship could kickstart your career in technology. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too.


Design your future with WSP

Date: Various

To apply: See website below

Deadline: Friday 29th May



As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.


We can offer you the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most exciting engineering and design projects. We invest in your learning and development and we value the ideas and innovation you could bring to our work. So, if you’re ready, we can’t wait to get you involved!



There’s no such thing as a typical day at WSP - your role will be varied and your learning will be fast paced. One day can be completely different to the next. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills using specialist software suited to the area of the business you are working in. You may be involved with taking concepts and ideas from architects or engineers and creating software drawings and designs. Where practical, you’ll get the opportunity to visit site and see the projects you’ve been working on, coming to life.


With an apprenticeship in our Cambridge Highways and Planning teams you will study towards a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at University over a 5-6 year period.


To apply for the role you should be in your final year or have completed either your A Levels with grades BBC or above with a grade C minimum in Maths or Further Maths and a Physical Science or a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma you will need grades DDM or above in Engineering (with a further maths component).



Imperial College Geriatrics and Elderly Medicine Society Project Stars

A Volunteering Scheme for Students in Years 11 and 12

Date: January – April 2020, Saturdays/Sundays, once every two weeks, 14:30 – 16:00

To apply: Online (link below)

Deadline: ASAP, immediate start




My name is Nikisha Patel and I am a fifth year medical student from Imperial College London. I am a committee member of a society at Imperial College called the Imperial College Geriatrics and Elderly Medicine Society (GEMS). This is a society run by medical students and it arranges volunteering schemes and talks surrounding elderly medicine. My role on the GEMS committee is to oversee the running of its main volunteering scheme called Project Stars. 

What is Project Stars?

Project Stars involves medical students from Imperial College mentoring small groups of school students in Year 11 and Year 12, as they volunteer together for a few hours once a fortnight. The volunteering sessions often involve chatting to the care home residents to keep them company, and even doing arts and crafts activities and playing board games. 

When we applied to medical school a few years ago, it was very difficult to find a local volunteering opportunity as a student. Therefore, one of the aims of this project is to make volunteering in local care homes more accessible for students. We, as local students ourselves, also believe it is important for us to have a positive impact on the elderly community within West London, simply by offering company and conversation.

As the West London Free School is local to the care home in Hammersmith that we are partnered with (Nazareth Care Home, Hammersmith, London), we are delighted to offer your students the opportunity to volunteer with us as part of this project.


Volunteering with us


The volunteering sessions will take place at a local care home in Hammersmith and will be attended by the care home staff. In addition, students will be in small groups of 2-3, supervised by a medical student from Imperial College London at all times during their volunteering sessions. We hope that the medical students will also provide a source of mentorship and guidance, as we understand that students can get nervous about volunteering.

Before your students volunteer with us, they will also receive some training from us and the care home to prepare them for the experience, and to ensure that they have the opportunity to have all questions answered beforehand.



Thames Water Engineering or Scientific Apprenticeships

Date: Ongoing

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP


We take care of water for 15 million people. And because our population’s growing by 100,000 people a year, we’re always planning ahead to make sure everyone can continue to enjoy fresh, clean water – and, if you join us as an apprentice, you will play an important part in that.

Over the next four years, you will study both mechanical and electrical engineering at college and out on our sites. You’ll learn new skills, gain experience in technologies and areas that you’ve probably never heard of before and become qualified as an engineering technician.

This is a great opportunity for anybody with a passion for science who is looking to start a career in the Water Industry. It’s a chance to work towards a degree while gaining practical experience in a research environment, earning while you learn.



BT Apprenticeships

Date: Ongoing

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP


As a BT apprentice, you’ll be an essential part of our business.

You’ll be doing a real role, taking on responsibility and learning new skills from day one. Working alongside experienced colleagues, you’ll gain a wealth of experience as well as job specific skills. We’ll pay you a salary whilst you’re working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship. Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, we’ll give you a permanent job with us.

If that’s not enough, here’s a few reasons why a career with BT could lead you to a brighter future:

  • We're the largest provider of consumer fixed-line voice and broadband services in the UK
  • We're the UK's largest mobile network operator
  • We're the second largest pay-TV sports broadcaster in the UK
  • We serve global multinational organisations with our security, cloud and networking services
  • We're helping 12 million homes and businesses go ultrafast by 2020

Sound good? We’re still recruiting for people to join us in locations as varied as Belfast, Cheltenham, Ipswich, London and Bristol – we’re looking forward to hearing from you



RSM School Leaver Apprenticeship

Date: Start September 2020

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP



When you’re starting out in your career it can be hard to know which route to take and which path will allow you to reach your goals. Our school leaver apprenticeship programme will help you take this first step with confidence. 


With RSM you’ll enjoy a fast-tracked business career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition. Our two-year school leaver apprenticeship programme will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences.


We offer a range of programmes across our network so you can pick the one that’s right for you. Whichever option you choose, you’ll earn while you learn, gaining hands-on business experience as you work towards your professional qualifications.



Siemens Apprenticeships

Date: Start September 2020

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP




Apprenticeships are a great way for us to turn today’s talented young people like you into the experts we need tomorrow. Whether you’re interested in Engineering, Business Administration or Finance, we have opportunities here and now for you. We have more than 500 apprentices at Siemens in total and, with over 15,000 people working in the UK, you’ll play an important part in everyday life here. It’s why nearly all of our apprentices go on to secure permanent roles once they finish. As an apprentice, your role will be as diverse as the things we make. In the UK alone, we manufacture products such as industrial gas turbines, traffic lights and train radios, help produce cleaner energy through wind turbines and keep rail networks running smoothly with more efficient trains.



Tui – Finance Apprenticeship Programme

Date: September 2020 start

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP – rolling applications




Want to get your career off to a flying start?  The sky’s the limit with TUI.  We’re the world's number one tourism business, operating in around 180 destinations worldwide, which means limitless global opportunities for you and your future.

As an apprentice in our Finance team, you’ll spend three invaluable years working right at the heart of our business – with real responsibilities, and the chance to work on real projects.  You’ll gain a unique insight into our exciting and dynamic industry, with exposure to many other functional areas and senior colleagues, as well as the opportunity to enhance your professional skills through an extensive and tailored programme of learning and development.  You’ll have lots of fun during your time with us, and we’ll ensure you get the support you need every step of the way.

Our Finance Apprenticeship Programme is an exciting opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification (AAT), whilst developing a rewarding career in our Finance team.  The programme involves three years of study to become AAT-qualified through two apprenticeships: Level 3 Assistant Accountant and Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician, all the while being paid in a full time permanent finance role.

And, when you join our Finance Apprenticeship Programme, you’ll be joining TUI as a permanent colleague – moving into a role with one of the teams you’ve worked with during the programme once you’ve finished your rotations, where you’ll have the opportunity to continue your studies to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.


Turner and Townsend

Date: Autumn 2020 start

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP




Company Description:

Turner & Townsend is a global consultancy, applying technical excellence in their work across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

We have grown to become a world-leading professional services company. With 110 offices in 45 counties, we draw on extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.

As an apprentice with Turner & Townsend you will have the opportunity to develop first class consultancy skills and work with industry leading clients on some of the most exciting projects across the UK. We offer two degree level apprenticeships that operate within our real estate and infrastructure sectors and give you the opportunity work across a diverse portfolio of projects. You will be exposed to as many different areas as possible to support your professional development pathway.


To apply you must meet the following criteria –

  • Right to live and work in the UK and must have lived in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last three years
  • Five GCSE’s grades A*-C including Maths and English (grade 4 and above in new grading system or equivalent e.g. functional skills)
  • Three A Levels at grade B or above, or equivalent e.g. BTEQ level 3 grades DDM

We also look for individuals with the following qualities -

  • Strong communicator
  • Committed to making a difference
  • Quality driven
  • Exceeds expectations
  • Team player
  • Commercial thinker
  • Passion for the construction industry
  • Desire to learn and grasp opportunities.

We are looking for individuals to have a passion for the industry and who are motivated by the work we do and the clients we work with. We actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community and value diversity in our business.



The Dyson Institute

Date: Various

To apply: Register interest through website (link below)

Deadline: ASAP



This degree is different! Study for a BEng Engineering degree apprenticeship. Work on real projects and apply what you’re learning. Get paid a salary without paying tuition fees. Study general engineering in your first two years and specialise in years 3 and 4. And you won’t pay any tuition fees. You’re a Dyson engineer from day one. You'll play a crucial role working on live Dyson projects and earn a competitive salary. Life at The Dyson Institute is far from ordinary. We’re obsessive, energetic and full of creativity. Even our accommodation is different.







Summer School in Homer

Date: Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August

To apply: Email Ms Crook, n.crook@wlfs.org          

Deadline: Monday 27th July


The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching in Homer. There are five language and literature classes each day (between 10:30am and 3:30pm) as well as lectures and other events after the classes. The fee is £130. The course is not residential. Bursaries and travel grants may be available for certain categories of students.


Students will be assigned to teaching groups of 15-20 people. As far as possible groups comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, and they will find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation or commentary practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Homer in the London area and beyond.


The Summer School in Homer will cater for a wide range of interests. It is expected that a substantial number of students from both schools and universities will apply, but also mature students who wish to learn Homeric Greek or learn more about the Homeric world. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language and literature learning in a lively university environment.



ICSM Spring Conference 2020: Mind Over Matter

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 Saturday 15th February

To apply: Email Mrs Allan, a.allan@wlfs.org (Tickets are £12 and can be purchased using the link below)

Deadline: ASAP




Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road, London, SW7 2AZ


The ISCM Psychiatry Society’s Spring Conference: Mind Over Matter is a student-led event that will include lectures from admirable speakers on a variety of topics surrounding Psychiatry in addition to two small-group sessions. The conference aims to give delegates the opportunity to share their views and enable them to communicate with experiences psychiatrists.


The conference is an ample opportunity for students to visit Imperial whilst attending an event that they can gain some medical experience from, put on their personal statements/speak about in interviews and get face-to-face contact with doctors who would be great for providing career advice. 


Lunch and refreshments are included and all students will be provided with a certificate as evidence of attendance. 



Pathfinders Camp

Date: Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd August

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP



Pathfinders Camp is an annual event that brings together people with, and without, disabilities in order to enjoy a week’s camping holiday. Pathfinders Camp was established in 1956, and caters mainly for women aged 18 and over. Around a hundred “Pathfinders” gather in August each year, to share in a holiday based upon a philosophy that encourages everyone to be enabled to participate in and share camp life together. Cost of the whole week is £90. For more information and to apply, visit the website.



STEM Career Experience Days

Date: Subject specific, see below

To apply: See website below

Deadline: ASAP




InvestIN is delighted to host a range of programmes which will immerse students aged 15-18 into the exciting world of STEM-related careers this term:


UCL Young Engineer Programme Sunday Monday 08 March 2020


UCL Young Investment Banker Programme Sunday 15 March 2020


UCL Young Doctor Programme Sunday 22 March 2020


UCL Young Psychologist Programme Sunday 29 March 2020


UCL Young Architect Programme Saturday 04 April 2020


These are at a cost of £135 per session