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Bird & Bird - Law Firm
Bird & Bird, an international law firm in London, are calling all aspiring lawyers to their office for an in-person insight day. Yes, you heard us right, an in-person introduction to law during February half term has just been announced! Open to all students in Y13 and who are strongly considering / actively looking for a solicitor apprenticeship. The ‘Introduction to Law at Bird & Bird’ day will give you an incredible insight into the legal world to kick-start your career right after you leave school/college this summer.
On Wednesday 15th February (during the half term break) we will be hosting an insight day with Bird & Bird at their London office from 10am – 4pm. With 31 offices across Europe, North America, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region, and with clients including 17 of the world's most innovative companies according to Forbes, Bird & Bird has a stellar, global reputation. This is a fantastic chance for you to have the opportunity to get an incredible insight to their firm, culture, and people all whilst hearing about some of the jaw dropping cases they have been working on over the past few months - and by the way it’s news worthy / headline stuff!
Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the different areas of law Bird & Bird specialise in, take part in interactive workshops and Q&As, hear from some of their top legal teams, and have plenty of time to network with Bird & Bird solicitors and business professionals.
As you can imagine any in-person experience is rare to find, so if you are interested in applying, please do so ASAP. Take particular care and attention to the last question. We will be putting forward the best applications only.
As a reminder, this event is only open to students in Y13 with a minimum of 5 A’s/7’s at GCSE including studies in English and Maths and predicted grades of AAB in any subject, as well as strongly considering/actively looking for a solicitor apprenticeship.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. Good luck!
Bella / Young Professionals
INFORMATION: Encourage your students to consider applying for the Turing Scheme
The government provides grants for study and work experience abroad through the Turing Scheme, with £110 million invested for this academic year.
Your pupils could study or work anywhere in the world, subject to Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice.
Applications for the Turing Scheme will open shortly. The programme is open to students of all ages. You can start preparing to apply by reading the programme guide on the Turing Scheme website
Allied Health Work Experience
Health Education England has recently completed a discovery report on virtual work experience programmes, that have concluded that these programmes are as valuable adjunct to in-person work experience, especially in our current climate where in-person experiences are extremely limited. The NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience successfully invited 12,000 students to participate in the last academic year, making it the largest programme for students who are specifically interested in the following careers:
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Speech and language therapy
Applications for this programme are now open, and they will be open throughout this academic year, with the next programme taking place on the 5th December! Please forward these details to your interested students so that they can participate in the monthly virtual work experience days. These are suitable for students in year 10-13 and S3-S6 year groups.
During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through teaching.
This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different and students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.
Students will also receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Those that complete the entire 6-month programme will be awarded with Highly Commended References too. Students can register individually through the website link below. Places are £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day. Schools can also register groups online. We have also provided a poster attached to this email.
You can learn more and your students can register for the programme here:
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University Hospital Birmingham - Virtual Work Experience
We are excited to announce that the largest free national work experience programme for your aspiring medical, dental and veterinary students has returned. This was developed last year in partnership with Birmingham Universities Hospitals Trust and it is free for students from 10-13 or S3-S6 year groups to participate in. We took a small break from the virtual work experience programme in November to convert the LIVE teaching into E-learning courses that students can now complete in their own time. Students have 1 month to complete each session, and once they have completed the programme they will receive a certificate from Medic Mentor and UHB as evidence of their participation. Medical Schools are accepting virtual work experience as an alternative to in-person work experience in light of the pandemic and reduced access to placements.
Participation in the virtual work experience will also provide students (and their parents) with several opportunities to speak to doctors, dentists and vets continuously throughout the academic year. They will be able to do this on Tuesday evenings and most weekends, for free. They can also call the Mentor Helpline number 01530 417 299 from 10am-5pm Mon-Fri if they would like to advice on careers or applying to medical, dental, vet school. Mostly this number is manned by Doctors. Medic Mentor is a non-profit social enterprise and all of our proceeds are reinvested in supporting students to make informed career decisions.
Registering for these programmes could not be easier, all they need to do is complete the free online application form for:
Teachers and students have benefited greatly from these programme last year. Here are some of our feedback videos:
Student Feedback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVHw3K0h5Sk
Teacher Feedback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUoeFBivIUc&t=3s
We look forward to welcoming your students onto our amazing free work experience programme in 2022!
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call us on 01530 417 299!
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