Posts Tagged:Careers

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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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 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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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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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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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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Social mobility committee: young people ‘overlooked and left behind’ by lack of careers guidance

A report published on Friday by the House of Lords social mobility committee states that the majority of the UK’s young people are being let down by an over-emphasis on academic qualifications and a lack of provision for those who wish to follow vocational routes. Most young people in the UK do not go to…

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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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