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Upcoming events and opportunities

There are many events designed to give students an opportunity to find out more about universities or careers; to enhance your CVs and personal statements or to give you the necessary skills to succeed at an interview. It is well worth spending some time exploring what is on offer. If you wish to attend something during school hours, please speak to Tanya in the school office so we can update your attendance record accordingly.

The events below are all run by external organisations. Please ensure you check eligibility before applying.

Careers, Apprenticeships and Work Experience


National Careers Service 'Get The Jump': a new Skills for Life campaign, this website will help you understand all the education and training choices available to you and how they compare. 

Weds 27 & Thurs 28 July, 10am to 3pm - A 2-day virtual 'Careers in Law' work experience headlined by the University of Law. We’ll be bringing along a number of global law firms including Magic Circle constituents Linklaters and Clifford Chance as well as Charles Russell Speechlys, Freeths, Browne Jacobson, corporate immigration law experts Fragomen and technology and digital world specialists Bird & Bird. The University of Law will be running several lecture-style sessions designed to give students a taste of what it’s like studying law at university.

Following on from the above, on Fri 29 July the University of Law will be opening up their various campus locations for an in-person law-focused day. This includes their campus in Bristol. Join us for what’s set to be a thoroughly engaging insight into the legal world this summer. Click HERE to sign up.



Mon 8 to Fri 12 August - CMS Connect (formerly PRIME work experience) Available to Year 12 students. Offering up to 50 individuals paid work experience, mentoring and skills workshops in our London, Bristol, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen offices. Packed with opportunities to learn, discover, meet new people and lay the foundations for a future career in law. You can find out more and apply hereClosing date 10 July.

CMS Law Scholarships Available to year 12 students who are intending to study at university. An opportunity to be provided with £2500 per year toward your university course, mentoring and a chance to join the First Steps insight week. More details can be found here and eligibility criteria applies. Closing date 13 July.

Mon 25 to Fri 29 July 2022 - SMBP Work Insight & Skills programme: Aimed at students from low income families, this programme will provide you with the opportunity to visit four high-profile businesses to learn about their organisation, career entry programmes and develop key skills which employers look for when recruiting, plus one day with the Bristol Sports Foundation where you will learn about resilience and goal setting. If you have an interest in a professional career, be it in law, finance or other industry sectors, this may interest you. 

To find out more see here. To register an interest, complete the application form here. Places will be allocated by May for the summer programme.

PwC have a range of opportunities for students, including apprenticeships for those looking to start their career. They also have upskilling sessions for students wanting to develop their employability skills. You can find out more here

Apprenticeships: Success at School have put together the latest apprenticeships, courses and work experience and you can find a full list here.

Aon Apprenticeship Programme: Opportunities for year 13 students to earn a salary whilst studying. See here for more information. 


UWE Bristol is now accepting applications for the Wallscourt Scholarship programme for 2022/23. This scholarship programme is designed to support local young people from low-income households to access higher education. Eligibility criteria applies so please check their website for full information. Applications are accepted until Friday 1 July 2022.

The University of Law website has some useful resources for students studying history, sociology & psychology as well as career guides which include employability tips, examples of different jobs in each sector, and related course information. Find out about the two different types of lawyer, different areas of law, jobs within business such as Human Resources and Marketing, and much more. See here.

25 July to 4 August - Medical School Preparation Classes: Five preparation sessions for the UCAT, run by Doctors Academy, will take place via Zoom between 25/7 and 4/8. A two-day preparation course for the BMAT will also take place on 6 and 7 August.

The Essential Clinical Skills Course will take place on 20 July and 3 August. This one-day course will allow AS and A Level students to gain hands-on experience in a number of clinical skills, such as suturing, simulated laparoscopic exercises, and basic life support.

For more information see HERE