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UPP Foundation Awards MyBigCareer £14,000

The UPP Foundation, a charitable trust created by University Partnerships Programme (UPP) to help tackle the biggest issues facing the higher education sector across the UK, is to fund a £14k project that will see student volunteers supporting disadvantaged pupils on A-Level results day, and provide each student with a mentor to guide them through…

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MBC hosts Access to Medicine day with Royal College of Surgeons

On Monday 14th November 2016, MyBigCareer will be holding its second Access to Medicine day in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons, who are generously providing the venue, lunch and specialist equipment. The event will see volunteers ranging from top surgeons to medical students give up their time to inspire and inform Year 12 students from under-privileged…

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Get your dream job in fashion.

Interested in a career in fashion – but need advice on where to start? Deborah Streatfield will be running a Fashion Seminar at the Clothes Show Live 2016, to help you land your dream job. Join her on Tueday 6th December – for details visit

‘How my apprenticeship has transformed my career.’

Zoe Minns is a customer service apprentice with Gifts International. In this article, she tells us how taking on an apprenticeship has benefited her career and how she thinks similar opportunities can help others. I’ve been with Gifts International since September 2015. Before I joined the scheme, I worked in a number of customer service…

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London Councils Apprenticeship winners announced.

The winners of the London Councils Apprenticeship 2016 awards were announced at a ceremony at the Tallow Chandlers Hall on 16 September. Deborah Streatfield was honoured and proud to present two awards during the ceremony. Congratulations to all winners and nominees. See the winners here.

Deborah Streatfield to speak at Westminster Forum

We are delighted that MyBigCareer Founder & Director Deborah Streatfield has been invited to speak at the Westminster Forum on 1st December 2016. The forum, entitled ‘Apprenticeships, careers and London’s FE area reviews – priorities for skills policy in the Capital’, will focus on further education, skills development, careers guidance and apprenticeships in London, following the Mayoral…

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MyBigCareer volunteer speaks on apprenticeships

On 11th and 12th July 2016, MyBigCareer volunteer Zoë Dan visited two schools to talk about apprenticeships. Here, she recounts her experience. For more information search ‘apprenticeships’ or ‘traineeships’ on   “Social mobility charity MyBigCareer (MBC), supported by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), asked me to go into two challenging schools, Rose Bridge Academy, Wigan, and…

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Deborah Streatfield with St Pauls fundraisers

Norwegian school raises funds for MyBigCareer

In the summer of 2015 a group of teachers from St Paul’s School in Bergen, Norway, visited London to gain an insight into British education. Deborah Streatfield was asked to run a workshop for the teachers on careers education in the UK and during the session she spoke about the work of MyBigCareer. Johann Falkenberg…

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Eton College hosts aspiring MyBigCareer medics

Eton trains MyBigCareer students in UKCAT preparation Three aspiring medics from Sacred Heart High School and Pimlico Academy were fortunate enough to be invited to attend Eton College’s UKCAT exam preparation day on Monday 6th June. UKCAT is one of two types of entrance exam for UK medical schools, and the day covered an overview…

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MyBigCareer on BBC Radio London

Vanessa Feltz interviews MyBigCareer Volunteer Sue Muswell flew the MyBigCareer flag live on air on Friday morning, just 20 minutes after we received a call from BBC Radio London asking us to appear on their breakfast show. The topic of discussion was the behaviour of teenagers in employment, after an advertisement for Saturday staff posted…

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