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. 

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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

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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Schools Broadcast about the Graduate Job Market & Degree Apprenticeships

I’m pleased to invite you and your colleagues from Westcliff High School for Girls to watch a special free broadcast for schools & sixth form colleges on the morning of Wednesday 26th May.

The live broadcast will present the very latest assessment of how university entrance, the graduate job market and degree apprenticeships have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic over the last 12 months – and its likely impact of the career prospects for today's Lower & Upper Sixth students.

This special broadcast takes the place of The National Graduate Careers Conference – the annual event for schools’ Heads of Careers, Directors of University Admissions and Heads of Sixth Form. The continuing Coronavirus restrictions mean that this year’s conference isn’t able to go ahead as planned, but will return in full in 2022.

The broadcast will be hosted by Martin Birchall, Editor of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and will feature interviews, expert analysis and practical guidance from the country's top employers, to help schools advise their sixth-formers on the universities, degree courses and apprenticeships that are most likely to lead to a successful graduate career in the future.

It will also include discussions with current university students, recent graduates and degree apprentices, talking about their experiences of job hunting, starting work with their first employer and what they wished they'd known before leaving school or sixth-form college.

To watch this free broadcast from High Fliers Research – and receive copies of all the research and information presented during the programme – simply register here:

Register to watch the broadcast

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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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