Here at Westcliff High School for Girls it is our goal to help our students find a career that suits them. Below you will find information about various opportunities offered to our students by outside organisations, including work experience opportunities, internships and career days.

CHOOSING A CAREER CAN BE TOUGH is for any student aged who wants to experience different careers or gain work experience in their chosen field. From medicine, law, performing arts, psychology, business or becoming a vet, we have a 1-day online event for you designed to give you an insight into life in your chosen field.

You'll spend half of the day with experts in the field, gaining first hand knowledge of what life is really like in that career through a live online session with hundreds of other students from all over the world. You will also meet university admissions tutors who will give you an insight into life as a student, guide you through the application process and teach you how to secure a place to study at university.

After a break for lunch, the second part of the day is practical, so you'll get some work experience which will see you in good stead should you choose to pursue it in the future. We’ll then provide a personalised certificate for you to use in your applications.

It's our aim that by the end of the day you'll have a better understanding of the career you are considering and all the tools to make it a success.

The courses are designed for your students aged 14-18 and all take place online.

Students just need to visit to enrol on any course.


Welcome to Nuffield Research Placements

The NRP programme provides engaging, hands-on research projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation through a well-supervised but independent research collaboration relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).

NRPs are FREE to all students plus students from low income households can apply for an additional £200 bursary. We would be grateful if you could please share this opportunity via your networks to encourage applications to this new programme via the link below. 

click here to apply





Instagram Q&A with our Apprentices

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On Wednesday 10 February between 10am – 12pm we will be joined by 9 apprentices for a Q&A on our Instagram profile. You and your students can join us for the Q&A to hear from the apprentices. This is a unique opportunity for you to ask questions and hear about their experience as apprentices – and get some tips and advice on progression after sixth form or college. Questions can be submitted in advance as well as during the session (on instagram).  

Can't make it between 10am - 12pm? No problem, this will stay on our Instagram stories for 24 hours and will appear on our highlights after that.

To submit questions in advance, please email your question to:

Goldman Sachs Pre-University Women's Event 

Start paving your way to university and career success with the Goldman Sachs Pre-University Women’s Event!

This one-day virtual event will introduce final year female A-Level/International Baccalaureate students to a unique combination of experiential learning, mentorship and university readiness. It will give you an opportunity to develop your strengths, build confidence and gain exposure to the many career opportunities within the financial services industry. This will also be a great opportunity to join us in celebrating the upcoming International Women’s Day as we host conversations on diversity&inclusion and empowerment. 

Register via Qualtrics by Friday, 26 February


We are an apprenticeship provider for the Hairdressing and Barbering sector in Essex. 

In these very difficult times we have developed some exciting opportunities we would like to share with you, and those students who may be interested in the pathways available into the Hairdressing and Barbering industry.

We are currently offering:

Virtual Open Events – this will give you, your students and their parents; a glance into how an apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering can develop into a career. It will also present the various opportunities available for young people to start in the industry.

Virtual Bootcamp -  for those students who would be interested in completing a short online course. This will be free of charge and will provide an insight into the industry and the career paths that could be available to them in the future. On completion they will receive a certificate for this.

Here are some videos from our YouTube channel, which hopefully will give you a little more of an insight into JET Hairdressing Academy.

Please see our facilities in this short video

Please see an insight from one of our past learners

Spring Term Work Experience
Ages 12-18 | 'Live Online' or In-Person at UCL

Enhance your students' futures today. Our ground-breaking Spring Term career experiences are now available in 20 of the world's most desirable careers. Students can attend either 'Live Online' before Easter or in-person at UCL later in April.

Places are highly limited. Please share this email with students and parents so they can register now

View Programmes & Register Now

BT offer apprenticeships in a wide range of career paths - apply today!
Click here to apply to BT

Here at BT, we’re really excited to let you know our apprenticeships are now open for applications to join us in 2021. We’ve recently been voted the UK's best private sector apprentice employer, so when it comes to apprenticeships and being a great place to start your career, we know what we’re talking about. Our apprenticeships aren’t all about selling broadband and phone lines though, we do a lot more than that. 

Our Apprenticeships 

We offer apprenticeships from Level 2 through to Level 6, meaning we really have something for everything. Perhaps you want to get into Customer Service – great, we have an apprenticeship for that. IT & Technical Support? Yes, that too. Software Development, Sales, Electronics, Data Analysis, Network Design…..we could go on. All we ask is that students meet our entry requirements for a role; we can teach the rest. 

Now, we can tell you how amazing it is to be an apprentice at BT all we like, but it might be best if you hear it from our apprentices themselves. Why not check out what Hannah has to say about being an apprentice? Or Muhammad? And there is always our social channels on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.   You could also listen to what more of our Early Careers employees have to say on the BT Early Careers Podcast on Spotify. Go to our website and you can find a whole host of information about the roles we offer, as well as some hints and tips to get through our application process.  

Apprenticeships at BT. The path you never considered.

Click here to apply to BT

Find out how far you'll go with a Willis Towers Watson apprenticeship


Want to earn while you learn? Want the opportunity to start a new career, with the support you need to succeed? A Willis Towers Watson apprenticeship could be just what you're looking for.


Whether you're undecided about university or looking for a career change, from day one at Willis Towers Watson you'll have a real job with a competitive salary. You'll also have all the opportunities you need to build a successful career; studying towards professional qualifications, enjoying support from a tutor and skills coach, and gaining first-hand experience in one of our diverse business teams.


Facing challenges and delivering innovative solutions alongside industry experts, you'll work on exciting projects and grow in capability and in confidence. Our inclusive culture will ensure that you have the support to grow and feel comfortable to bring your true self to work.


Find out how far you'll go with a Willis Towers Watson apprenticeship and apply today.


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Pearson Business School – Education powered by industry experience

It's National Apprenticeship Week and the ideal time to discover the opportunities available. 
Our Degree Apprenticeships are an excellent chance to:

  • Work with leading companies
  • Study a BA(Hons) Business Management degree at Pearson Business School
  • Have your tuition fees paid in full
  • Earn an annual salary

​​​​​​Interested in a Degree Apprenticeship for a September 2021 start? â€‹â€‹â€‹Our applications are open.

In order to be considered for the opportunities when they are available, candidates must first complete a general Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship application, going through our pre-screening process.

Looking further ahead to January and September 2022 intakes? Sign up for our alerts to be notified when the relevant application windows open, and receive useful information in between.

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Start date: September 2021

Duration: Typically 3 years to complete the degree

Location: London

Deadline: 4pm on Friday 26th February 2021
Find out more

Ipeco Career Builder A4 Poster Live Q&A 2021


Useful Documents

The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020

The new annual rankings of England’s top apprenticeship employers have been developed by High Fliers Research for the National Apprenticeship Service, to help teachers, careers advisers, students and their parents understand the apprenticeship opportunities available at the country’s leading employers.

If you weren’t able to watch the Top 100 broadcast, a recording is available here:

Watch Top 100 broadcast

The programme includes a full countdown of the new Top 100 rankings, analysis and research about the nation’s top apprenticeships, plus interviews and discussion with the Minister for Apprenticeships & Skills, apprenticeship employers and current apprentices.




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