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Diversity and Inclusion in the Civil Service

We were delighted to receive a letter from Diana Hollywood, from the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. MyBigCareer has been working with Diana to support her project to improve diversity and inclusion in the Civil Service. Diana wrote, “I identified a need for holding a Civil Service & Public Sector Careers Fair for BAME and…

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Deborah Streatfield from MyBigCareer with students from Bolingbroke Academy

GCSE choices advice for year 9 pupils

Leaving school and deciding what career you want to pursue and what degree to study can be a daunting time for young people. With more choice than ever before, it can easily become an overwhelming decision. To help them make the best choices for themselves as individuals, nearly all year 9 pupils at Bolingbroke Academy…

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Britain lagging far behind Europe for apprenticeships

A report published in 2015 by Warwick Uni and GE capital found that only 9% of British firms offer apprenticeships compared to 40% in Germany and 50% in France. That’s bad news for the government’s plan to rebalance the economy and provide the skills that companies say they need. But all is not lost, in…

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Access day with The Royal College of Psychiatry

On Wednesday 27th March we had a wonderful day hosted by The Royal College of Psychiatry. Students in Year 12, from 13 schools were inspired by speakers, to help their journey into medicine and Allied Medicine fields. Schools attending: Clapton Girls The Thomas Alleyne Academy The Petchey Academy Bridge Academy Our Ladys Convent High School…

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MyBigCareer launch at Ashfield Boys High School, Belfast

MyBigCareer launches in Belfast

After planning for some time we launched in East Belfast with the support of DUP Gavin Robinson. Our wonderful coordinator Mark Devenney has already recruited volunteers to support our work and we launched in Ashfield Boys School. Many thanks to the school and everyone involved. Social mobility and inspiration for the young people of Belfast…

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BBC News interview on GCSE exam grades with Deborah Streatfield

Deborah Streatfield, CEO of MyBigCareer, was interviewed on BBC News regarding the new GCSE grading system. She believes that the new system has been rushed through by the universities leading to confusion as to what the grades relate to in terms of the old marking scheme.

MyBigCareer attending What Career Live?

On 4 March 2017 Deborah Streatfield attended What Career Live? alongside three wonderful career advisers (Philip Rogerson, Vincent Pizzoni and Louise Kinsella) representing MyBigCareer at NEC, Birmingham. What Career Live? helps 15 – 19 year olds decide what to do when they finish school whether they follow the apprenticeship or university route. It attracts students, teachers, careers advisors…

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MyBigCareer has moved!

We are pleased to announce our new registered address: Marshall House, 66 Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1YT. You can also contact us on 020 7406 1454.

Results Day Service – Calling all undergraduates!

Since 2014, MyBigCareer has been providing A Level results day support to schools in Hackney, East London. We found that in schools where only a minority of students were applying to university, many bright and capable young people were missing out on great university places simply because they did not receive any guidance in Clearing…

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Jamiatul Ummah School – Praise for MyBigCareer

In July 2015 and February 2017 MyBigCareer responded to a request for help with 1-2-1 careers guidance at Jamiatul Ummah, Muslim School for Boys in London’s Tower Hamlets. This is what they had to say on the services we provided: “Our students at Jamiatul Ummah are confident about their identity as Londoners and as Muslims.…

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