News Associates, Manchester – free journalism masterclass for sixth form students on Saturday October 27 (12:30pm-3:30pm) in our Manchester newsroom

I’m just getting in touch to let you know we are holding a free journalism masterclass for sixth form students on Saturday October 27 (12:30pm-3:30pm) in our Manchester newsroom.

Students can have a go at both written and broadcast journalism with individual feedback provided. There will also be time for a Q&A with our journalists and training team and careers advice.

I have attached a poster for you and would be very grateful if you could share it with your sixth form students.

If any of your students would like more information or would like to be signed up, just get them to email me.

More about us

Based in London and Manchester, The School of Journalism is run by News Associates – officially the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school.

On our highly-practical degree trainees are taught by journalists not lecturers and work in newsrooms not classrooms.

We know how hard it is to juggle paid employment alongside studying which is why we are the only journalism degree offering all students optional £1,000 paid journalism placement or £1,000 towards a journalism project every summer of their degree.

Find out more on our website:

How to apply for our BA (Hons) Journalism degree

 To apply for The School of Journalism via UCAS you will need the codes below.

Course code: P500

Institution code: P63

Campus: Manchester (M) or London (L)

 October masterclass Manchester

SOJ Manchester address

PwC – Open Office Event – 30th October Leeds Office

These are open to school and college students who are keen to find out more about PwC and our school and college leaver opportunities. 
30th October – Leeds Office – register here 
The session will include:
  • An introduction to PwC
  • An overview of our School & College Leaver opportunities
  • Handy application tips
  • An opportunity to network with business ambassadors and student recruiters
  • This is a great chance for students to come and have a look around one of our offices and get a feel for what it is like to work at 
These could be a great opportunity for any students who would like some more information. 

 EY insight evening, Leeds – 24th October 2018, 6-8pm

EY insight evening at EY office, Bridgewater Place, 1 Water Lane, Leeds on 24th October 2018, 6-8pm.

We have our Insight evenings in our offices next week. The Hull one is on Tuesday 23rd and the Leeds one is on Wednesday 24th. The events are for students in years 12 and 13. You will have received an invite from the student recruitment team. Both events are from 6 – 8. It would be great to see your students, any teachers and parents there.

To sign up to one of the events please advise the students to use the link here.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to meeting you at our events.

Apply now: apprenticeships, WEX & school/college leaver jobs on Success at School

All the latest job vacancies – apply now!

Careermap – Get your apprenticeship through the Army



Learn a trade. Build a career. Make mates for life. The Army’s apprenticeship programme gives all new soldiers the chance to work whilst learning skills for life and earning around £18,800.

As the UK’s largest apprenticeship employer provider, we have lots of different apprenticeships in a range of trades and skills, including but not limited to:

– Plumbing

– Bricklaying

– Carpentry

– Chef

– Driving

– Business Administration


– Engineering

Your apprenticeship will be planned to fit around your military training. That means as well as becoming a soldier in the British Army, you’ll also be working towards a qualification valued by employers outside of the Army.

You’ll enjoy a salary of around £18,800, plus a range of other benefits: including 38 days’ paid leave, subsidised food and accommodation, gym and sports facilities and free medical and dental care.

You’ll never stop learning new skills, earning new qualifications, seeing new places and making new friends in the Army. From pursuing your favourite sports to taking part in Adventurous Training across the world, if you’re looking for a career that takes you places, discover the Army apprenticeship programme.

Find where you belong

Apprenticeship opportunities in the Ministry of Defence – GOV.UK




PwC – Schools Careers Newsletter October 2018

October 2018 Newsletter

We hope that you had a great summer and that you and your young people are feeling ready for the new academic year. Over the summer, we’ve been inspired by hundreds of work experience students who joined us for a week prior to starting their final year at school or college.

We’re now looking ahead to the new term, with applications open for our Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships and Flying Start Programmes, we’re looking forward to getting out and about to schools and colleges near you.


Apprenticeships, Flying Start Degrees and Degree Apprenticeships….

Are now all open for applications! Students can start their application now to get a headstart in their career with PwC. Whether they want to become a Chartered Accountant, a specialist in Tax, a Technology expert or a Management Consultant, we’ve got a programme to suit them. Find out more about our School and College Leaver roles on our website here. Our Schools Engagement Lead, Katherine Bond, gives a few tips for supporting your young people with their decision making:


Apprenticeship Update October 2018

Current Apprenticeship Vacancies

 The current apprenticeship vacancies for October are attached.

This month’s vacancies include:

  • An apprentice administrator for the director’s office at Bradford MBC
  • A higher level software development apprentice in Calderdale
  • A cyber security apprentice in Harrogate
  • A digital marketing apprentice in Kirklees
  • An IT service desk apprentice in Leeds
  • A software development apprentice in York

For further information and to see all current apprenticeship vacancies, please visit the website.

Skills Yorkshire 2018

Skills Yorkshire will be held on  Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th October at the Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United FC.

This is the region’s largest careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship event and helps bring young people from across the region face to face with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies.

The event is free of charge to attend and tickets can be booked here

 For more information about the event, including the organisations and employers attending the event, please visit the Skills Yorkshire website

 Apprenticeship Seminars 2018

Organised by Leeds Apprenticeship Hub these seminars will be held at Leeds Beckett University in October and November.  In each seminar, young people will hear from different employers about opportunities in their companies and the range and level of vacancies available, including the new degree apprenticeships.

A number of the city’s leading businesses will talk about apprenticeships in their industry, including manufacturing, engineering, construction, retail, IT and digital media, law, public sector, health and local government and uniformed services

Now in its third year, this series of seminars has seen high profile companies including Asda, BT Group, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sky and Leeds City Council attending in previous years.

For more information and to book a place on any of the seminars, please visit the website.

National Apprenticeship Awards 2018

The National Apprenticeship Awards for Yorkshire and Humberside took place on 26th September at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds.

There were 16 winners and highly commended employers and apprentices from across a range of industries – including housing, retail, engineering and health. 

Apprentice category winners and highly commended:

  • The British Army Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year was won by Muhammad Udin from Yorkshire Housing; Joanna Salisbury from Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was highly commended.
  • The Rolls Royce Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year was won by Matthew Shillings Royal Mail; Isobel Moorhouse from Yorkshire Housing was highly commended.
  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year was won by Oliver Marsh from MGB Plastics Ltd; Vickie McRae from Lloyds Banking Group was highly commended.
  • The Lloyds Banking Group Award for ‘Rising Star’ was won by Hannah Turner from Home Office Digital, Data and Technology; whilst Daniel Hoult from Blue Logic was highly commended.

Employer category winners and highly commended:

  • The BAE Systems Award for SME Employer of the Year was won by North York Moors National Park Authority; Ebsford Environmental Ltd was highly commended;
  • The Royal Navy Award for Large Employer of the Year was won by Syngenta; Liberty Speciality Steels was highly commended;
  • The Centrica Macro Employer of the Year was won by: Lloyds Banking Group; highly commended was Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust;
  • The PeoplePlus Award for Recruitment Excellence was also presented to Lloyds Banking Group; with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust being highly commended in this category.

For more information, please visit the National Apprenticeship Service website

Resources for Schools

For more information about the current apprenticeship resources available, please visit the Amazing Apprenticeships website.

All resources are free of charge to download and include information guides, activities and guides to support young people with searching and applying for apprenticeship vacancies.


Craven College Year 11 Taster Day LIVE including The Aviation Academy – Friday 7 December 9:00am – 11.30am

Our Year 11 Taster Day 2018 is now LIVE and available for any year 11 student to come along and try out a two hour workshop in an area that they are interested in.

The Aviation taster Takes place at The Aviation Academy, our airside campus at Leeds Bradford Airport:

The Aviation Academy

Hangar 1, South Side Aviation Centre
Leeds Bradford International Airport
LS19 7UG

T: 0113 391 0919

Directions to the The Aviation Academy


Friday 7 December

9:00am arrival (all students should go to their meeting place)

9:30am – 11:30am taster session (students should pick one taster workshop and will stick with that workshop throughout the morning)

11:30am FINISH (Students to head back to school)

Unfortunately we will not be able to provide lunch

To view a full list of taster workshops available to book on the day, please visit:

 Please note, due to GDPR regulations, I will not be able to receive bookings via email or in a spreadsheet. All bookings need to be made by a teacher or the student themselves via the official Eventbrite website:

Please note bookings will be taken on a first come, first serve basis and all taster sessions have a capacity.


News Associates – The School of Journalism – On Wednesday October 3 (6pm-8pm), we are holding an interactive open evening

I am just getting in touch to let you know we are holding an interactive open evening for our NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Journalism degree The School of Journalism this week.

On Wednesday October 3 (6pm-8pm) we are opening up our Manchester newsroom to sixth form students and their parents/guardians to get a glimpse into life as a journalist and our journalism training.

You can see more details here:

If any of your students would like to sign up for our open evening they can email me directly or call me on 0203 026 3781. I have attached a map to our office for you.

More about us

Based in London and Manchester, The School of Journalism is run by News Associates – officially the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school.

On our highly-practical degree trainees are taught by journalists not lecturers and work in newsrooms not classrooms.

We know how hard it is to juggle paid employment alongside studying which is why we are the only journalism degree offering all students optional £1,000 paid journalism placement or £1,000 towards a journalism project every summer of their degree.

Please feel free to share my details with your students. And if you have any questions or would like any brochures sending just give me a shout.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Lucy Dyer – Editorial Development Manager



Allied Health Professionals National Day

15th and 16th October – Huddersfield Royal Infirmary – main entrance

24th and 25th October – Calderdale Royal Hospital – main entrance

Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics, Radiography, Orthoptics, Operating Departmental Practitioners and Medical Illustration.

Come and join us for more information on these services and discuss a potential future career

AHP Day Flyer Final

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