Kick start your career with help from British Gas – Register now to join our 2-week work experience programme


Centrica, through British Gas/Scottish Gas run a number of work experience programmes across the UK during 2018. We’re offering two free, action-packed weeks of skills training, in partnership with Movement to Work, to build self-confidence and help prepare young people for work. 

The duration of the work experience is 2 weeks and during the work experience at British Gas/Scottish Gas, you will gain an awareness of our products & services and have an opportunity to spend some time with a customer services team, plus shadow engineers installing and servicing heating products and energy systems. ​

What do you need?
• You need to be aged 16 to 30
• Not in employment, Full Time education or training
• Have no major unspent convictions
• Be available for the full 2 weeks

Location Taster day date Work experience  Start Date
Stockport 04/04/2018 09-Apr
Manchester 17/04/2018 23-Apr
Edinburgh 18/04/2018 23-Apr
Glasgow CP 24/04/2018 30-Apr
Leicester 24/04/2018 30-Apr
Cardiff 08/05/2018 14-May
Leeds 08/05/2018 14-May
Manchester 22/05/2018 28-May
Leicester 29/05/2018 04-Jun
Edinburgh 30/05/2018 04-Jun
Stockport 30/05/2018 04-Jun
Uddingston 29/05/2018 04-Jun
Cardiff 13/06/2018 18-Jun
Leicester 19/06/2018 25-Jun
Leeds 20/06/2018 25-Jun
Edinburgh 19/06/2018 25-Jun
Manchester 03/07/2018 09-Jul
Stockport 10/07/2018 16-Jul
Cardiff 17/07/2018 23-Jul
Edinburgh 17/07/2018 23-Jul

How to apply:
You can register for this great opportunity by contacting us via with your name, email address, post code, contact number & age & quote Work Experience and your preferred location in the subject of the email.

What’s on at Leeds College of Building…

  • Football Academy at LCB

Leeds College of Building is offering an exciting new opportunity for students who are interested in combining construction skills with football.  More information can be found on the attached leaflet.

The team will be play in the ESFA College League and we are currently in the process of recruiting for the 2018/2019 season U19 Academy squad.

Enquiries about the course can be made by completing the form on the back of the leaflet or by contacting Denis Metcalf on 0113 222 6078 or

Please let me know if you would like hard copies of the leaflets.

  • Open Event – Saturday 12th May 2018, 10am – 1pm – Hunslet Campus

Our open events are the best way to see the College on action, meet our team, have a look round the workshops, speak to current students, learn more about the courses on offer and see the fantastic resources and facilities we have available.

 The open event will take place at Leeds College of Building, Cudbear Street, Leeds, LS10 1EF (Sat Nav LS10 1HD) and you can drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm. For more event dates, please visit

Football Academy Leaflet

Radio Calderdale

I am sending this on behalf of Radio Calderdale, the hospital radio for Halifax, as part of a drive to raise membership. Attached are two promo documents we hope you will share with your sixth form students. Remind them this will give them some great experience!

Jenna Ives-Moody

Interested in Radio

Sports Team Promo

Easter news from the Careers / IAG Department

Work Experience 9th – 13th July 2018

 All Year 12 students are in the process of organising their work experience placements for July 2018 which is a compulsory requirement of their course. Our Sixth Form students make the contact to arrange their work experience by sending in a CV and/or going through an interview process to gain a placement. The paperwork and co-ordination of the placements are then organised by Heidi Haigh, Clerical Assistant for IAG. All placements require Health & Safety checks and we work with C&K Careers in this regard. The first batch of placements for Year 12 students who have already organised their Work Experience placements have been sent to C&K Careers. A parental consent form in duplicate will be sent out shortly and one copy has to be signed by both parent and student and returned to Sixth Form as soon as possible. Any student requiring support with their Work Experience can make an appointment to see Mrs Haigh at Sixth Form reception

The comments we received last year after another successful work experience week from both students and employers were overwhelmingly positive. Placements were secured in solicitors, schools, hospitals, engineers, estate agents and charity organisations to name just a few. Many students travelled to Leeds or Manchester each day and some gained a week in London. A couple of students even went abroad for their Work Experience! We are looking forward to another successful week of work experience in July.

To support students with both UCAS and employment/apprenticeship applications we encourage students to work in an area that they are interested in and part of their future aspirations.

All relevant documents and information relating to the work experience programme can be found on the

following link on the Careers Website;

Year 12 and 13 Careers Appointments

Yvonne McGibbon, Lindsy Walker or Heidi Haigh will be available to see 6th form students on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons in the 6th form Careers Office. Students can book an appointment with 6th form reception if they would like to discuss their career ideas and future plans.

Year 13 Tutorial – Mrs Aitken / Yvonne McGibbon / Heidi Haigh

Students have been continuing with research into apprenticeships and job opportunities. Students are having 1:1 interviews to update our Information, Advice and Guidance team (IAG) on their progress. They are offered further guidance with the IAG team before leaving Brighouse High School Sixth Form Centre.

L4L Sessions / Joint Careers Fair

In the last few weeks we have had National Careers Week, the National Apprenticeship Week and British Science Week. Students have been encouraged to get involved in local events and have had a programme of events for their L4L sessions.


All students and parents were given the opportunity to attend the Joint Careers Fair at The Mirfield Free Grammar on 14th March. The event was well attended with over 60 different organisations including universities in attendance. Some live apprenticeship vacancies were available for students to apply for and the Police were recruiting on the evening also. We are very grateful for these opportunities that are available to our students to keep them up to date with their future career choices.

Year 8 Super Learning Day

 On the 30th January, Year 8 students were off timetable and participated in a Super Learning Day focusing on Stereotyping, Prejudice, Discrimination, Equal Opportunities, Teamwork and Communication Skills. Many of the resources were provided by our Careers Business Ambassador Martin Haigh of Lattitude7.  Throughout the day students were able to develop skills that employers value in the workplace. Feedback from the day has been excellent with the day filled with lots of fun activities.

Students completed different activities throughout the day including a Biological Challenge, a Minefield, Jigsaws, Domino Rally, Helium Sticks and Recognition Circle. Further activities were paper based which included an ice breaker of Bingo, Jamie & Joanne, Men & Women and Learn About Me!  Students were able to vote for the student in their form group who stood out and showed leadership skills. The successful student in each form group was awarded a Peer Award Certificate and a prize.


 Students in any year group can access The Careers Website to help them with their decisions, whether going on to Further/Higher Education or an Apprenticeship. Students can browse the different job areas to see how they link into subject choices.  Links to Apprenticeships, The World of Work and Latest News may have live vacancies to apply for. Higher Education/University Applicants shows the UCAS Website which enables students to research degrees at different Universities.  Students can also see if they should take a specific subject to get on the course of their choice in Year 9 and Year 11. Parents are able to access the Careers website at home with their child to help them make these decisions.


KITS Engineering Apprenticeships – Open Day Thursday 5th April 2018 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Open Day Information

University of Leeds, School of Medicine – FREE Events for students interested in Medicine

Ethic Workshop

Date      Thursday 19th April 2018

Time      5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue    Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds

Ethical scenarios form a big part of the interview process and also constantly crop up through medical training and your career. This workshop will give you the opportunity to get to grips with clinical, ethical questions with guidance from medical students.

 Application Criteria:

  • Year 12 (must be at least 16 years of  age)
  • Priority given to students from a widening participation criteria

 Application opens March 26th 2018 – Application closes April 9th 2018


Situational Judgement Workshop

Date      Thursday 17th May 2018

Time      5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue    Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.

This workshop will give you an introduction to situational judgement and why it is important in medicine including its use in aptitude tests, interviews, medical school, in fifth year exams year and why it is important when making decisions as a doctor.

Application Criteria:

Year 12 (must be at least 16 years of  age)

Priority given to students from a widening participation criteria

 Application opens April 23rd 2018 – Application closes May 7th 2018


Communications Workshop

Date      Thursday 7th June 2018

Time      5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue    Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.

This workshop will be for students to learn about how they can communicate more effectively and professionally within a healthcare sector.

 Application Criteria:

  • Year 12 (must be at least 16 years of  age)
  • Priority given to students from a widening participation criteria

Application opens May 14th 2018 – Application closes May 28th 2018

Apply for a Mentor at: – for school students



Free journalism opportunities for sixth form students

I am just getting back in touch with some more free journalism opportunities for your students.

Please get them to email me if they would like to be signed up for any of the below opportunities.

Journalism masterclass

This Easter break we are holding a free journalism masterclass from our Albert Square offices on Thursday, April 5 from 12pm-3:30pm. The session will include both written and broadcast exercises run by our award-winning training team. Students will also get to quiz our head of journalism about getting into journalism and meet the students on our BA (Hons) Journalism degree.

Work experience

We know how hard is it to get work experience while in sixth form which is why we are once again opening the doors to our Mancunian Matters newsroom this July 23-27. Students will get the chance to interview people and write stories – not just make tea.

I have attached a poster for you to share and please let me know if you would like me to post any brochures for our BA (Hons) Journalism degree + NCTJ The School of Journalism to you.

You can also read more by clicking here:

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from your students.

Lucy Dyer – Editorial development manager

Journalism opportunities Manchester 2018

Careermap – You are invited to the Costain Rising Star Event! An event not to be missed!

Costain Rising Star event

We’re looking for passionate, hardworking and ambitious individuals with an interest in working in the engineering and technology industry. If this sounds like you, then come and join us at our invitation only Rising Star event.

Join us for drinks and light refreshments and learn about the exciting and challenging career opportunities available at Costain.
You’ll hear a short presentation from Alex Vaughan, our Natural Resources managing director, and have the opportunity to participate in a panel Q&A with our apprentices, plus you’ll get the chance to network with some of our young bright sparks and leadership team.

When and where?

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Time: 18:15 -20:30hrs
Location: Covent Garden, London. 
To attend this invitation only event, you’ll need to email us your CV at with your details and once your place is confirmed we will send you the venue details. Or you can apply via our website –

EY Choices Evening – LEEDS Thursday 22nd March

We are hosting an EY Choices careers evening in our EY Leeds office on Thursday 22nd March.

Start today. Change tomorrow.

You’ll be amazed at what you can learn in such a short space of time.

Our Choices open evenings show school leavers what life’s like at a leading global business like ours, so you can decide whether EY is the right place for you to start your career. We’ll help you to understand how you can make better decisions about your future career, explain the different options available at EY and you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our current trainees and senior people.

Wherever you go next, it’s a great way to begin your journey.

Register now for our event in our Leeds office.

Careermap – Civil Service Apprenticeships – Apply now

Where Brilliant Begins

Are you seeking a genuine alternative to university?

Want to get the skills, experience, and qualifications you need to build a successful career, all while earning a great salary?

The Civil Service Fast Track leads to a Level 4 apprenticeship. It offers a permanent role within a government department, with a competitive starting salary of £19,500 – £27,000 (£22,000 minimum in London).

Up to 750 permanent jobs will be offered through the 2018 Fast Track programme and with a choice of six schemes, there’s something available for everyone.

We are seeking people from all backgrounds who have the potential to develop. There’s no upper age limit, our apprenticeships are open to school and college leavers, job seekers, people returning to work and those changing career.

On completion, each apprenticeship leads to a Level 4 qualification, providing the foundations for a brilliant Civil Service career.

To find out more, and apply today, please click here.

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