Please find more information about the exhibitors at the Find Your Future Careers Fair below:
The Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for schools and colleges programme (ASK programme) is funded by the Department for Education and aims to support schools and colleges in England to increase awareness of apprenticeships, traineeships and T Levels amongst students, parents, carers, teachers and careers advisers.
Launched in 2015, the ASK programme has transformed the careers landscape across England by engaging individuals and wider school and college communities to better understand how amazing apprenticeships are.
Mars Wrigley – recruiting for apprentices to join us in September 2023. Apprenticeships in both Operations and Engineering
CAREERS GUIDANCE ZONE:
Herts Opportunities Portal (HOP)
HOP (Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal) is the one-stop shop for local talent, powered by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Students, employers and residents are now able to hop into all the resources they need to make informed career decisions and build a future talent pipeline.
HOP is the premier gateway in Hertfordshire to find out about: Career path options; Apprenticeships and work experience; Skills development and professional qualification programmes.
RMS Careers & Unifrog ‘drop-in’
Unifrog is a universal Destinations Platform, helping young people find and apply for the best opportunities for them after school. Their mission is to level the playing field when it comes to students’ post-school destinations. Unifrog brings together every step of the process, from students exploring their interests, to recording their skills, to finding and comparing apprenticeship and university courses, to submitting applications. Drop by this stand and explore the platform either from a student or parent perspective.
RMS’ Head of Careers will also be on hand to answer any careers related questions and to offer guidance, be that choosing school subjects, post 16 or post 18 options or wider careers related topics.
RMS Sixth form ‘drop-in’
Talk to our 6th Form Team about post-16 options, subject choices, reality of A Level Study and how life in the 6th form differs to your earlier school years.
DESIGN, ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING & LOGISTICS
4-Rail Services Group
4RS was founded in 1997 to provide scientific services to London Underground and the TFL network. Over the last 25 years we have expanded significantly and are now a group of four laboratories with a wide range of expertise. Our services include; environmental monitoring and consultancy, occupational hygiene, analysis of construction materials, metallurgy and contaminated land. We employ scientists from a broad range of disciplines and pride ourselves on providing our new graduates with high quality training and career opportunities.
From its origins in 1869 as a carpentry workshop in the heart of the Netherlands, Royal BAM Group nv has become a successful group of companies with activities in numerous European countries and worldwide. Today, it ranks among the largest construction companies in Europe and is the market leader in the Netherlands.
BAM operates in the construction, property, civil engineering, public private partnerships, mechanical and electrical contracting and consultancy engineering sectors.
With around 19,000 employees, BAM is responsible for the implementation of thousands of projects every year. Some are spectacular (due to their size or technical complexity), but many others are more modest construction contracts. BAM is currently undertaking projects in more than 30 countries around the world.
RMS’ Head of Careers will also be on hand to answer any careers related questions and to offer guidance, be that choosing school subjects, post 16 or post 18 options or wider careers related topics.
MBDA is a multinational defence company with over 13,000 employees worldwide. We are the number 1 defence company in Europe, and the only to supply to all three branches of the armed forces.
Learn about the career paths that lead to the competitive world of Formula One with McLaren Racing. Get hands on with some F1 components and hear about the broad range of careers that contribute to winning race cars.
Nisha Natalia: With a background in IT Development, I now work as a Technical Lead with the Business Teams at Honda Financial Services to deliver technical solutions for offering vehicle finance to dealers and customers. Keen to encourage women into STEM careers.
I have always enjoyed coding and resolving technical issues throughout my career which has allowed me to work abroad including a 2 year stint in Australia. In my current role I get a real sense of satisfaction as I am able to apply my knowledge and experience to facilitate discussions between business and technical teams.
Transport for London
Vascroft Contractors Ltd
Vascroft was established by two brothers – Shashi and Late Arjan Vekaria – in the early seventies. They started out as jobbing painters and general labourers working on the construction of the Barbican Towers, London. They now create & develop High-End Residential & Commercial Construction Projects from Conception to Successful Completion.
Young Enterprise: Bloomin
‘There’s too much bloomin’ clingfilm’ – endeavouring to help the environment, Bloomin produce hand-made bees-wax food wraps and would love to talk to you about their enterprising journey so far.
Young Enterprise: L’Argent
L’ARGENT is a student lead company from the Royal Masonic School For Girls, running as a branch of Young Enterprise UK. As a company, we believe that organisation is an absolute necessity as it improves efficiency by saving precious time and money. By purchasing our product, you are actively supporting a student enterprise, a dream and a new vision! Thank you for supporting us! L’ARGENT is proudly presenting our new product: cartes de réussite which aims to improve a student’s mental well-being and academic curriculum. We have adopted the Cornell Note Taking Method which utilises the cognitive processes to transfer information from the STM (Short Term Memory) to the LTM (Long Term Memory), therefore, improving active recall. We are currently taking official online orders on the Young Enterprise Online Trading Station, and we are selling at the Find Your Future Careers Fair on the 15th of March at The Royal Masonic School For Girls. We look forward to seeing you all!
P Jones Tycoons: Little Terras
Our aim is to encourage people to become more environmentally friendly, and to take responsibility for looking after nature and improving their mental health. Our miniature terrariums are the perfect starting point.
ENVIRONMENTAL & SCIENCE
The Environment Agency (EA) is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.
Three members of the ‘Partnership and Strategic Overview’ team will be attending the event to answer any questions you may have about the EA and the routes we took to get to our positions.
We are planning to bring two laptops where you can play our new Minecraft game, ‘RiverCraft’, you will be able to explore differencing flood risk to environmental management scenarios – building flood defences and exploring nature based solutions.
Katerina Volchova: Currently, a second year PhD student at Rothamsted Research looking at plant-microbiome interaction in the project titled: Plant microbiome role in biofortification for major crops using Arabidopsis thaliana as a plant model.
FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
My name is Cara Anderson, I work for Mars Inc. Mars is a privately owned business that has many different product categories, some of which may surprise you. We have Chocolate (Mars & Snickers), Chewing Gum (Wrigley), Food (Ben’s Original and Dolmio) and Petcare (Royal Canine, Pedigree, Whiskas).
I work in the Food Category as a Global Food Safety Standardization Lead. My responsibility is to support our factories to meet the Mars food safety and quality standards and drive improvements. I speak to people all over the world each day and get to travel to our factories across the globe.
During my career I have worked in many different food industries, including flavours, crisps, bakery, sandwiches, fruit juice, airline catering, chocolate, rice and sauces.
I studied food technology and would be happy to talk to you about my career and the types of things I have done in my various roles.
FINANCE & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Atrium Underwriting (Lloyds)
Atrium Underwriting is an insurance company operating inside the Lloyds of London insurance market. Lloyds is a global leader in the provision of commercial and specialty insurance such as Marine, Fine Art, Space, Terrorism or Energy. Atrium writes 14 difference classes of business and had a capacity of £650m in 2022.
There are lots of opportunities for people with science (eg. physics or geography), maths, engineering, legal, business and IT backgrounds to find a fulfilling career in insurance, working in risk rating and pricing, acturial and finance, writing bespoke clauses and wordings, assessing claims, modelling natural catastrophes and human risks, and designing technology solutions to fit.
You can join one of our taster days or weeks if you are interested in a career in insurance. Lots of other Lloyds brokers and underwriters also have careers days and apprenticeships.
I work in IT and would also be happy to talk to people interested in a career in technology. It’s an exciting and evolving sector to be in and you don’t have to have a degree in Computer Science to be a good fit.
Whether your specialism is technology, tax, consulting, legal services, or any of the diverse professional services we offer at Deloitte, the impact of your work here can be astounding. From creating an AI voiced-based analytics tool that can recognise customers’ emotions, to making robots that transform the way we do tax, to innovation partnerships with leading brands like Apple.
With collaboration at the heart of everything we do, we deliver all kinds of exciting, multidimensional projects for a huge range of clients. Some of the most influential companies on the planet trust us to solve their trickiest problems. This is where you can help create the future, transforming businesses, products and technologies to work better, faster and smarter – for all of us.
EY’s is one of the largest Professional Services firms.
Through our four business areas – Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions and Tax, we work to help businesses make better decisions.
With over 365,000 people working across 150 countries in 700 offices, the insights and services provided help to create positive, long-term value for people, clients, communities and the environment. And, with a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we’re committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs.
We offer a work experience programme for Year 12s called Career Starters and we offer apprenticeships for after Year 13 from level 3 up to degree and a masters level 7 apprenticeships.
The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.
First Intuition are an OFSTED outstanding independent training provider of accountancy and professional skills courses approved to deliver apprenticeships. First Intuition work with 100s of businesses and accounting practices and over 3,000 apprentices in accountancy in the UK. We are in the top 10 largest apprenticeship providers in the UK, working in partnership with businesses to deliver successful early careers programmes.
We provide financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we are present in all major financial centers worldwide.
Reimagining the power of investing and connecting people for a better world takes dedication, creativity, and innovative thinking, along with a wide range of skills, experiences and perspectives. Those attributes describe our people: in every region and business, our employees power our ongoing business success and our positive impact on society. As an employer of choice, it’s our job to build – and sustain – an innovative and inclusive workplace that brings out the best in our talent, wherever they are on their career journey.
My name is Edward Hems and I have worked in UBS for the last 16 years in many different roles in the Technology Organisation. Currently I am responsible for the delivery of the technology solutions to our Real Estate, Procurement and Business Management organisations and have a team of 140 people spread across multiple locations to deliver that change. Prior to UBS I worked at Accenture for 10 years on different clients and projects in their Financial Services practice after graduating from Birmingham University with a degree in Engineering.
Sindhu Manda (Executive Director)
My name is Sindhu Manda, Executive Director in Risk Technology team. I have been in UBS for 9+ years and it has been a wonderful journey – in various teams, roles and projects. In my current role, I head the Cloud transformation initiative for moving our legacy infrastructure to strategic Cloud infrastructure. I started my career as a software developer in Hewlett Packard and worked in various financial institutions. I hold a degree of Engineering in Computer Science.
My name is Georgia Koopman and I am currently an Industrial Placement Student at UBS working in the Strategy & Business Administration team within Technology Services. I am a student at The University of Leeds where I study Natural Sciences. During my year at UBS work closely with the Chief of Staff team and I have been able to gain exposure to lots of different technologies and developed skills such as data analysis and programme management through work on various strategic projects.
My name is Ravi Gohel and I am a Technology graduate at UBS working within UBS Next, the firm’s venture and innovation unit. My current role is a Technology Strategist one, looking at big technology themes and strategizing how these can be incorporated into UBS. I graduated last summer from the University of Exeter with a Computer Science with Industrial Placement degree. I completed my Industrial Placement also at UBS, during 2020 – 2021, where I worked in what is now the Strategy & Business Administration team within Technology Services.”
Set in 300 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside, The Grove is the ultimate five-star retreat. Lovingly restored, the former home of the Earls of Clarendon is situated just 18 miles from London, and is home to an award-winning spa, championship golf course and mouth-watering restaurants. Whether it’s an apprenticeship or a full-time position you’re looking for, there are endless opportunities when it comes to joining The Grove family.
Lindsey Weinstein (Barrister)
I was called to the bar in October 1992. After completing pupillage I became a tenant and criminal defence barrister specialising in fraud for 9 years before left and became in-house defence counsel, specialising in high profile complex fraud. Once I had my daughter, I ran a prosecution and enforcement team for Brent Council for 8 years. Thereafter, I was a Specialist Prosecutor for the government and prior to commencing this I undertook a role as Independent Counsel to the Financial Conduct Authority for a specific investigation .
I am now a locum Senior Prosecutor for local authorities, providing legal and strategic advice which provides for a better work life balance as a working single mum.
MEDIA, FILM & CREATIVE
Hunterlodge is an all-singing, all-dancing integrated advertising agency that partners with a broad range of clients; from Mercedes to McLaren, Russel group Universities to Gatwick Airport and even the Hard Rock Café Hotel. An Agency where Creative Designers, Data Scientists, Planners, Strategists and all people can flourish. Hunterlodge is able to provide their clients with best-in-class marketing and advertising solutions through superior knowledge, efficiency and effectiveness. Be sure to stop by, say hello and find out more about your potential role within the fantastic advertising industry.
Sky Studios Elstree, a new state-of-the-art film and TV studio is opening up in Elstree and Borehamwood this year. With 13 sound stages and £3bn worth of new production investment for the first five years alone, Sky is looking to develop recruitment opportunities for young people in the area. The increase in new studios opening in the UK means there is a skills shortage in the screen industries and our geographical proximity to this new facility provides a unique opportunity to join a booming sector. As an inclusive employer, Sky is invested in offering more opportunities for diverse talent, come see us to get an insight into the training initiatives available and how to apply for a variety of roles that could springboard you into a vibrant and exciting industry.
The IQ Glass Group
The IQ Glass Group is a group of specialist sub contractors that work within the high end property market. Rebecca Clayton is the group’s Communication Director, responsible for all areas of internal and external communication including marketing, branding and advertising as well as training, and internal marketing.
She began her career with IQ in 2012 at the age of 24 and rose from receptionist to the company’s first and only female director within 6 years. During her time the company has grown from a £6 million turnover to £23 million and has secured itself a firm position as the market leaders and thought leaders within the industry.
While her role covers a vast array of company activities her passion lies in marketing and branding and she loves to talk to people considering a job in marketing what the role actually entails. From branding to web analytics to ensuring you achieve a good ROI; marketing is a fast paced and challenging career. Come and speak to Rebecca if you are considering a role in marketing.
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (WBSL) is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art film and TV studio offering one of the largest facilities in the UK. It represents more than a third of the dedicated major feature film production stage space in the UK. It is the only film studio in the country to be owned and operated by a major Hollywood studio and is available to all kinds of productions, not just Warner Bros, from commercials to music videos, TV shows to feature films.
WBSL has its own, on-site set lighting and rigging division. Warner Bros. Set Lighting & Rigging provides the film and TV industry with state-of-the-art lighting, scaffolding, and rigging equipment to suit all studio and location requirements.
WBSL also includes post-production company Warner Bros. De Lane Lea, with a Dailies facility on site at the Studios and a production facility based in Soho. Warner Bros. De Lane Lea provides award-winning, world-class talent and facilities for post-production servicing feature films and high-end TV.
On the site we also are home to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter which is a unique visitor attraction allowing fans to discover up close the sets, props and costumes featured in the Harry Potter film series. Visitors discover ‘behind-the-scenes’ secrets of film production and see how the books were brought to life on-screen. Since opening in 2012, the Studio Tour has welcomed over 13 million visitors
MEDICAL, SOCIAL & HEALTHCARE
Providing immersive laboratory and clinical training courses at our state-of-the-art facilities in Liverpool.
National Social Care organisation with numerous support worker roles for young people across Hertfordshire and beyond.
Mid Chiltern Primary Care Networks(PCN) is a collaboration of 5 GP Practices in Buckinghamshire of whom I am the Clinical Director as well as the Senior Clinical Pharmacist. I am an independent prescriber and help patients manage long term conditions like Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension etc We also work very closely with Buckinghamshire NHS hospital Trusts and commissioning bodies . We have recently joined up with Oxfordshire and West Berkshire to form an Integrated Care Board (ICB), I work one day a week in this role to support the Pharmacists new to PCN in training and development. With me on the day I have Debbie Street who works with Health Education England for our ICB. She is looking at Pharmacy Careers for the future and she can talk to Students interested in becoming Pharmacists of the changing landscape and opportunities in this career in the future.
Move Well Gym
Move Well is a boutique gym brand which brings the key aspects of wellbeing to all. Learn more about the fitness industry and the amazing careers available within it as well as Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy. Meet our Personal Trainers, Pilates and Yoga Instructors as well as Move Well’s Founder, entrepreneur and physiotherapist Kim Johnson.
West Herts NHS Trust
Volunteering at Watford General Hospital.
We currently have 300 active volunteers aged between 16-18 years old. All of them have a keen interest in a carer in medicine and wanting to help others.
A Response volunteer engages with patients and staff as part of a large multi-disciplinary team of nurses, doctors and therapists. The role is not clinical, but plays a key part in providing the hospital with an extra pair of hands, assisting with tasks such as chatting to patients, distributing meals, making drinks, and running errands for staff and patients. Please come and say hello if you would like to know more.
The University Guys
The University Guys support students in exploring, preparing for and applying to universities all over the world.
As independent university specialists, some people think of us as a ‘top up’ service that goes beyond what your school might offer and enables you to access world-class universities in other countries.
Our team provides one-to-one tutoring and guidance to students and their families, helping them to get a place at the top university of their choice, and making the process of applications clear, manageable and successful.
UES Education (incl: Notre Dame University, Wake Forest University, St John’s College, Bentley University)
UES Education is a leading provider of US college application support in the UK. We work with schools around the UK and Europe and help students through their US university applications. We covers all aspects of the process, from choosing colleges and sourcing funding, to writing essays and getting accepted, as well as expert tuition and courses for the entrance tests: the SAT and ACT. Our tutors have passed the tests with full marks and pride themselves on understanding exactly what it takes to get top scores, and our consultants speak at the governing bodies for international admissions, and train teachers across the UK on US admissions.
Bentley University is more than just one of the top business schools in the U.S.; it is a transformative lifelong-learning community that inspires and prepares ethical students to use their business know-how to make a positive difference in the world. With a flexible blend of business, technology and the arts and sciences, Bentley provides students with critical thinking and practical skills to help them collaborate effectively in different settings and prepare them to lead successful, rewarding careers. Academic programs include 6 STEM designated majors which qualify international students for an additional two years of optional practical training (OPT). With six innovation centers, students will master the latest industry software and cutting-edge tools.
The university enrolls approximately 4,200 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and PhD students. Bentley was founded in 1917 and is set on 2.33 hectare in Waltham, Massachusetts, 14 kilometers west of Boston. For more information, visit www.bentley.edu.
St. John’s College
St. John’s College is a community of 1,000 students engaged in a rigorous exploration of great books and big ideas. We famously have been called “the most contrarian college in America,” “the most rigorous college in America,” and “the most intellectual college in America.” No matter how you define us, St. John’s is unlike any other.
At St. John’s, students share a common curriculum centered on reading and discussing some of the most important thinkers over the last 3,000 years, including Plato, Shakespeare, Euclid, Nietzsche, Einstein, Austen, and Du Bois—to name just a few. Every class is a small, interdisciplinary discussion about the books led by the best teaching faculty in the world. Students take classes in philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman classics, literature, politics and political theory, history and law, biology, physics and astronomy, mathematics including Euclidean geometry and calculus, music theory, psychology, modern poetry, and more, drawing connections between disciplines and graduating with a single interdisciplinary major in the liberal arts. With a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the college regularly ranks among the best for undergraduate teaching and most accessible faculty.
With our unique curriculum, St. John’s has been called “the most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America.” Over 70% of Johnnies attend graduate school, particularly for law, business, journalism, and PhDs in the humanities and sciences. The college has two campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and students are free to spend time on both.
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is among the 15 most selective National Research Universities in the United States. Notre Dame is famous for its loyal and successful alumni who have now built a university endowment of over $10 billion—which has funded expansion in the quality of faculty, facilities, global programs, internationalization of the student experience, and the socio-economic diversity of students through a vast financial aid investment. Notre Dame is an iconic university in America that is admired for its balance between intellectual excellence and a concurrent commitment to the personal formation of its students that embraces a code of ethics and values. It has balanced its focus and resources on remaining a faith-inspired Catholic university that welcomes all faiths, and encourages creative and bold thinking in its mission to develop students and faculty who have the ambition to be major forces for good in the world.
Wake Forest University
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a medium-sized, residential university where 5,400 undergraduates (8,900 total students) pursue a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Students aren’t allowed to declare their majors until their second year, and the most popular majors tend to be: Business, Biology, Communication, Engineering, Politics, Chemistry, and English. WFU is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on the east coast and is one of the smallest Division 1 schools in the NCAA. Wake Forest has consistently been ranked in the top 30, and is currently ranked 3rd in the US for percentage of students who study abroad.
Savannah College of Art and Design
What makes the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) the University for Creative Careers? With campuses in Atlanta and Savannah USA; Lacoste, France; and online via our award-winning SCADNow program, SCAD students experience a unique and empowering global education. Students are able to draw inspiration from across cultures, engage with industry leaders, and rely on support provided from a network of over 45,000 alumni working for companies such as Apple, Facebook, DreamWorks, CNN, Johnson & Johnson, Disney, Pixar, and Samsung, among many others. Whether studying architecture, animation, fashion, film, graphic design, or any of more than 100 degree programs offered, students benefit from our state-of-the-art equipment and one-on-one guidance from esteemed professors who continue to work within their creative field.
PERSONAL CARE & BEAUTY
Our hairdressing business has been focused on the needs of our clients for over 35 years to create the best possible results for clients. Set in contemporary, stylish surroundings, all HOB Salons have a warm and welcoming atmosphere coupled with a commitment to give each client a look they will love, which has seen HOB gain five star status in the Good Salon Guide and win the much coveted British Hairdresser of the Year Award, achieving a reputation as award-winning top hairdressers.
Our education programme will motivate and inspire you, giving you skills that link directly to your personal success. We offer a range of courses for all levels of experience and that are relevant to the demands of contemporary salon business. For us, education is about reaching your personal best and with low student to teacher ratios, you will reap instant rewards from your new skills.
Founded in 1976 and situated in Tring, Hertfordshire, on the grounds of the Champneys Spa Resort, Champneys Beauty College has built a name as one of the UK’s leading beauty therapy training colleges.
We are proud of our reputation for having an outstanding examination success rate, delivering consistently high standards. Our latest intake of students achieved a 100% pass rate in both their ITEC and CIDESCO practical examinations.
Our graduates leave us with the highest level of qualifications available, the skills and experience to take the most prestigious jobs in the industry and are even are guaranteed employment within the Champneys Group.
PUBLIC & ARMED SERVICES
Discover the opportunities and adventures that a career in the army can offer.
Sgt Chris Ward. I joined the RAF as a Reconnaissance Photographer which has taken me all around the world. I have spent most of my time in Northern Ireland supporting the Army. I have flown in most of the RAF Helicopters and I’ve been fortunate to Fly with the RED Arrows for 3 years. In my spare time I coach the RAF Natural Luge Team which takes me to Italy every year for winter training. I have now worked with the RAF Engagement Team for the Past 7 Years. I class this role as one of the most important roles I have taken on. Helping new Recruits find there role and place within the RAF.
Arriving in the UK in 1990, Aldi is now the UK’s fourth largest supermarket. The things that make us a great retailer also make us a great employer: everyone knows what’s expected of them, progression is based on merit and we want to help you achieve personal success.
As an Aldi Apprentice, you’re trusted to make real decisions that help deliver the best experience for our customers, and with opportunities available in Stores, Logistics, Driving and National Buying, there’s more than one way to succeed here.
Our Apprenticeship Programmes don’t just offer an excellent Apprenticeship salary. It’s hands-on, practical work combined with theory, and the chance to learn from some of the industry’s most talented people while you work towards a qualification and a permanent position at Aldi.
You may not have heard of TJX Europe, but you may have heard of our brands TK Maxx and Homesense. We have 700 stores across 6 countries and a successful online business, and the continuing growth of our fast-moving company makes us an attractive place to start your career. We offer a range of Apprenticeship programmes in our Watford HO, as well as Graduate and other Early Careers programmes.
Watford FC Community & Ed Trust
Watford FC CSE Trust is a charity associated to Watford Football Club. We offer a range of community projects across South West Herts and Harrow. We will be attending the fair to discuss careers within football and sport. From sessional coaching all the way to our Chief Executive. So if you have a passion for making a difference and sport then we will do our best to answer any questions!
TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA
Google & Youtube
Alison Lomax, Managing Director, YouTube UK & Ireland Alison is a digital veteran having started in the days of dial-up Internet, working for government departments, M15 and Foreign Office, before moving to the advertising world. Over the last 11 years at Google, she has led numerous teams and is now Managing Director of YouTube UK & Ireland. Inside and outside of Google, she is a diversity champion, a member of WACL (Women in Advertising & Communications London), Director of Trans in the City and a Trustee of Berkhamsted Raiders Football Club, England’s largest girls youth football club.
Jonny Keogh, Sports Partner Manager, YouTube UK & Ireland Jonny leads YouTube’s sports partnerships with media companies, production companies and YouTube creators. He has a proven track-record of working with leading broadcasters, publishers, platforms and organisations to engage, grow and monetise audiences. Prior to YouTube, Jonny spent 11 years at Sky working across product and digital production.
Multinational technology corporation. We discover, design and implement technology that helps clients solve problems—and the world run better.
Ocado is an alchemical blend of a world-leading technology business and a disruptive innovator. We’re constantly reinventing ourselves, learning fast, evolving our craftsmanship and taking risks as we strive to fulfil our mission.
Our mission is to transform online grocery retail and enable some of the world’s most forward-thinking retailers to do grocery online profitably, scalably and sustainably. We have already made significant strides in that space. The competencies, technologies, IP and know-how we have acquired throughout this journey of innovation and self-disruption can be applied to solve many complex problems in the grocery sector, and beyond.
UNIVERSITIES & FE COLLEGES
Buckinghamshire New University
Here at Buckinghamshire New University, student satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. We are delighted to be rated as a top 30 UK University for student satisfaction with our quality of teaching and twelfth highest in the UK for our academic services spend on supporting services such as libraries and IT. We pride ourselves on transforming lives through employment-focused and skills-based education.
Bucks Student Union is ranked as one of the top five in the NSS. Our main Campus is right in the middle of High Wycombe – a lively town offering everything you need to make you student experience memorable. BNU is renowned for our state-of-the-art facilities and innovative teaching methods from our TV Studios, simulated NHS wards, music mixing suites, psychology labs, police custody suite and amazing art and design studios and workshops
Lancaster is a collegiate, campus university set in the north west of England. Our nine colleges provide students with small, close-knit communities and a home from home. We offer courses across four faculties: Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Health and Medicine and the Lancaster University Management School.
Lancaster University has consistently shown commitment to inspiring teaching and research, ranking in the Top 15 across three major UK league tables (The Guardian, The Times & Sunday Times and The Complete University Guide).
“Leading Education is an education consultancy focused on helping students to achieve places at world-leading universities. We specialise in getting students into Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, and medical schools.
In 2022 we worked with over 1,600 students across a wide range of online programmes. Our Oxbridge application success rate is 43%, which is over double the average rate. Our success is a result of a forensic, data-driven approach, which we combine with the world-class expertise of our consultants to create comprehensive, academically rigorous programmes for students from all over the world. “
LIS London Interdisciplinary School
Our interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree is the first of its kind in the UK. Our degree’s full title is the LIS Bachelor of Arts and Science in Interdisciplinary Problems and Methods. For three years, LIS students will study real-world challenges, like sustainability, inequality, and artificial intelligence, rather than a single subject like mathematics or geography. Why? Because these are important challenges happening right now – they’re not hypothetical scenarios from a textbook.
Their solutions are uncertain and unclear. And we think they can only be tackled with some serious interdisciplinary thinking. This means combining knowledge and skills from across the disciplines – science, social science, humanities, and the arts. All of our students also complete paid internships every year with organisations including Innocent, KPMG, John Lewis and many more.
Norland was founded in Norland Place, London, in 1892 by education pioneer Emily Ward and has been at the forefront of childcare training ever since. The very first educational establishment to offer any kind of childcare training, Norland’s education has always been progressive. Today’s students complete four years of theoretical and practical training to earn two distinct qualifications: a BA (Hons) degree in early childhood studies alongside the prestigious Norland diploma, a unique qualification which teaches all the practical skills required to care for young children. Fully qualified Norland graduates, known as Norlanders or Norland Nannies, are famous for their best-in-class standard of training and their iconic uniforms.
They are employed worldwide through the Norland Agency as nannies and maternity nurses. They command the highest salaries in the industry, clinch the most sought-after posts and enjoy a busy life often working for high profile clients. With a degree behind them, many Norlanders also progress into other professions that involve working with children, including teaching and nursing. For further information about Norland, visit norland.ac.uk. Follow @NorlandCollege on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram.
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University is one of the leading modern universities in the UK. For the fourth year in a row, we have been hailed as the UK’s top modern university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking (QS, 2021).
Students choose Oxford Brookes for our track record on employability, our excellent teaching, and our emphasis on learning through doing. Students love our Oxford location – with its brilliant academic resources and unique atmosphere, Oxford is a great place to live and learn.
Oxford Media & Business School
An outstanding alternative to university, this unique 1-year course is widely known as the ultimate training for students who are looking for a fast track into an exciting career within any role in any business sector.
Oxbridge ‘Drop In’ Help Desk
Come and talk to RMS’ Oxbridge Coordinator if you are considering applying for either Oxford or Cambridge in the future.
Royal Holloway University of London
Royal Holloway is a top 30 campus based University, located in Egham, Surrey. Our beautiful campus is built across 135 acres and includes ancient woodland, a hidden arboretum and free roaming deer. Just 40 minutes by train to London Waterloo and 7 miles from London Heathrow, it’s a peaceful green escape within easy commuting distance of the Capital. With over 250 undergraduate courses on offer, ranging from Business Management to Music. Including specialist equipment in our Computer Sciences and Psychology Labs.
Royal Veterinary College
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London is one of the world’s leading veterinary and biological science institutions, renowned for pioneering approaches to teaching, research and cutting edge clinical provision. The RVC is currently ranked as the #1 Veterinary School in the World (QS 2022).
Founded in 1791, the RVC was the first veterinary institution in the English speaking world and the driving force behind the establishment of the profession in the UK. Now based over two campuses, its Camden Campus (London) offers the buzz of being based in the heart of the nation’s capital; while in contrast, its Hawkshead Campus (Hertfordshire) offers a more rural experience on a 575 acre site in the English countryside. Both campuses offer its 2,500 students a friendly, supportive environment with state-of-the-art facilities.
The RVC offers a range of renowned undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Including Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) courses with global accreditations from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the UK, the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) in the EU, and the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in the USA and Canada. Furthermore, RCVS accreditation ensures RVC veterinary graduates are licensed to work in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, as well as South Africa. Veterinary Nursing courses, which are accredited in the UK by the RCVS and in the EU by the Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nursing Education (ACOVENE), and Biological Sciences programmes accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
University of Arts London
University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings®.
The University is made up of 6 renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
University of Bath
The University of Bath is a Triple Top 10 UK university and has been named University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. We are located on the outskirts of the world heritage city of Bath, just 80 minutes by train from London.
Bath is the only UK research-intensive university offering all students valuable study abroad or placements. This means you gain valuable work experience and makes you extremely employable upon graduation.
University of Birmingham
Based in the heart of England, Birmingham is a campus university on the doorstep of a friendly, exciting city. As one of the most targeted universities by graduate employers*, we help students to gain valuable work experience and develop the skills needed to ensure you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.
Having just hosted the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games we are a city on the rise and one that continues to promote creativity and diversity – come and explore for yourself. *(Graduate Market in 2022, High Fliers report)
University of Hertfordshire
Herts is a campus-based university that provides skilled graduates ready for the modern workplace. We consult with employers when designing courses and our facilities provide you with up-to-date real-world experience, mirroring the careers and industries you’ll work in after graduation.
We are a campus-based University 25 minutes north of London. Our two campuses host an innovative and diverse community of students, staff, and business.
University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is a leading university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey in the South East of England. From accounting and finance to veterinary medicine and science, we have a diverse range of subject areas for your students to choose from.
Most of our courses give students an opportunity to take a Professional Training placement which give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, equipping you to be adaptable, resilient, globally minded, confident, entrepreneurial and digitally savvy in the workplace. These qualities are widely recognised by employers and a significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Oaklands remains true to our proud origins as a contemporary college community, looking forward, adapting, and innovating, whilst ensuring each one of our 7,500+ students is treated and respected as an individual.
Students have access to over 1,500 full and part-time courses delivered across Oaklands’ three campuses, covering a wide spectrum of subjects, sectors and industries. We are also proud to be offering T Levels. We are nationally renowned for our sports academies where sporting and academic excellence are given equal importance. Many of our alumni go on to compete globally and/or continue their sport and education in top US universities.
Oaklands remains an ambitious institution, developing additional centres of excellence including SEND provision, Engineering, Social Care, Early Years, Agritech and Creative Industries.
As we begin our next 100 years, Oaklands is ideally placed to respond to current challenges and opportunities, including the need for a high quality, career-focussed further education system. We are well placed to move from being a locally significant and valued learning community to one which is recognised at wider regional and national levels, with the potential to make an international contribution to an outward-looking and outward-reaching global Britain.
WORK EXPERIENCE, GAP YEAR & VOLUNTEERING
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InvestIN offer immersive career-experience programmes, which empower students with the knowledge and experience they need to make the right choices about their future careers. These programmes provide students aged 12-18 with the opportunity to learn from top industry professionals through hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, networking opportunities, site visits, career coaching sessions and much more. We have a wide range of programmes available, from both Live Online and In-Person Weekend Programmes in the Spring and Autumn to high-impact 5, 10 and 15-day Summer Experiences over July and August. InvestIN are proud to have a rating of 4.9/5 on Trustpilot, with glowing testimonials from thousands of students. For more information, please drop by our stall or visit www.investin.org.
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