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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 gov.uk.   “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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Success for MyBigCareer midwifery mentee

Midwifery success at the Bridge Academy, Hackney for student mentored by MyBigCareer volunteers We are delighted to announce that, with mentoring help from MyBigCareer, the Bridge Academy in Hackney has received its first ever midwifery offer. The successful student had been offered an interview but required advice and support in handling the process. MyBigCareer supplied two midwifery…

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Nicolette Wykeman with Bolingbroke students

MyBigCareer visits Bolingbroke

Six MyBigCareer volunteers visited Bolingbroke Academy, Battersea, from 25th-28th April, to interview 120 Year 9 students on their KS4 options and career aspirations. Nicolette Wkyeman, Pamela Rider, Malcolm Jenkin, Sue Muswell, Ian Simpson and Bill Skinner, supported by trainees Tassa Dimitropoulos and Alexandra Ife, were welcomed by excellent organisation and a warm reception on the…

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MyBigCareer has moved!

We are pleased to announce our new registered address: 34 South Molton Street, London, W1K 5RG. You can also contact us on 020 7409 5162.

Results day service: calling all undergraduates!

Since 2014, MyBigCareer has been providing A Level results day support to Hackney schools, facilitated by the Hackney Learning Trust. In previous years, many students had simply been handed their results and left to navigate UCAS and Clearing with no support from teachers or parents. In schools where only a minority of students were applying…

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MyBigCareer advises Chesterfield students

MyBigCareer’s relationship with Parkside Community School, Chesterfield, began in 2014 when the charity’s founder Deborah Streatfield spoke at a forum at the school. This led to Headteacher Mrs. Kam Grewal-Joy inviting MyBigCareer back to run one-to-one interviews and mentoring with the students. We were delighted to be invited back again in March 2016 to carry…

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MyBigCareer supports ‘Great With Disability’

MyBigCareer is proud to endorse the fantastic work of Great With Disability, experts in disability and graduate recruitment. www.greatwithdisability.com is a really useful website for students with disabilities or long-term physical and mental health conditions. It provides you with all the information you need as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as well…

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