Year 10 Careers Interviews Thursday 21st March

Year 10 careers interviews on Thursday 21st March with Mrs Gillespie in the Careers Room (on the top corridor opposite A1)

10:25 Ned Vero 10CMN
11:25 Owen Stirk 10SPK
13:10 Russell Gamage 10CMN
14:10 Daniel Wilkinson 10KTO

Careers Events and Open days

Toyota/Marks and Spencer L3 Engineering Apprenticeships open evening Thursday March 21

Open evening for three level 3 engineering apprenticeships on Thursday March 21 at the Toyota Training Academy at Burnaston, Derby DE1 9TA, 4.30pm-7pm. Parents are welcome to come along, the vacancies are suitable for school leavers with at least 4 good GCSEs including maths, English and science. The successful applicants will train at Burnaston, but then move into an engineering role at M&S Castle Donington.


MIA Motorsport and Automotive Jobs Fair, Tuesday April 2

Do you have students interested in a careers in automotive or motorsport? This Spring there is a MIA MOTORSPORT & AUTOMOTIVE JOBS FAIR in association with National Motorsport Academy. Taking place on 2 April 2019, 10.00 am-4.00 pm,  within Hall 1 of the Silverstone Wing at Silverstone Circuit. This is a free-to-attend event with over 30 high-profile companies exhibiting from the motorsport and automotive sectors. A wide range of roles and opportunities will be available on the day, including jobs in engineering, design, manufacturing, sales & marketing and motorsport events.  See more on:

National College for High Speed Rail open days

To help students see what being a learner at the NCHSR is like, there are rail taster events at Doncaster (March 20, April 10) and Birmingham (March 21, April 9), suitable for year 10 upwards.

Can you write a 100 word survival saga?

Creative writing competition for 11-18 year olds themed Survival Sagas: Mission Contamination. Write a mini saga, a story in 100 words telling us your version of events..

The unthinkable has happened. A wave of contamination so epic, it has almost eliminated the entire human race. Will the survivors manage to build resistance or will too many become infected, changing the world forever…

Hand in your entries to Mrs Griffiths in the compass. Deadline 12th April.

Careers in Medicine Event at Leicester University

Year 10 and Year 11 Medicine Calling – Thursday 11th April, 5:30-8:30pm, University of Leicester

An evening for students in Year 10 and Year 11 and their parents, carers or teachers to find out more about what is needed to study medicine, with a spotlight on psychiatry and mental health careers. This evening will give students the opportunity to speak to current doctors, take part in a practical workshop as well as find out about all the support on offer from the University of Leicester. Refreshments are provided.

To book a place at this free event, please to email

Macbeth Curve Young Company

Year 9 enjoyed the adaptation of Macbeth performed by the Curve Young Company today, just in time for their assessments next week!  Here’s what they had to say:

“I really enjoyed Macbeth, the thing that intrigued me the most was the different actors playing different personalities…” Neely Gale

“…I liked it how the witches had control over Macbeth.” Ella Priestley

“It was highly intriguing and I thoroughly love it all.” Emily Smith

“The Macbeth performance was amazing…” Lauren Walker



New Apprenticeship Vacancies this week

New Apprenticeship vacancies for school leavers

Dunelm –

Textiles Apprenticeship in Birstall

2 Apprentices will work on a 12 months sewing machinist programme, Read more and Apply:  Closing date for applications: 16thJune 2019.

Digital Degree opportunities for sixth form or college leavers in Syston

4 Apprentices will work in the Digital team across the product trading (selling on-line) and marketing departments. A four year apprenticeship, studying a Retail Degree Apprenticeship with Manchester Metropolitan University. Read more and Apply: Closing date for applications: 3rd May 2019.

Crown Packaging UK at Braunstone have four level 3 Engineering Apprenticeships 

These positions will incorporate either Maintenance Engineering or Mechanical Engineering  Closing Date March 31 2019

*New Construction Apprenticeships with Barrett, David Wilson and Jelsons Homes*

Construction apprenticeships in the following trades for school leavers 2019:

  • Painting and Decorating
  • Bricklaying
  • Site Joinery
  • Plastering
  • Bench Hand Joinery
  • Wood Machining

****Vacancies will open on Monday 4th March 2019****

Apply on the following websites: