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OPTIONS AT 18 IN A CHANGING WORLD Reflections on pathways now open at 18 to students with Level 3 qualifications Alan Bullock, Freelance Careers Consultant For Edge Hill University conference, May 2016 alanbullockcareers.com All information in this presentation is subject to continuous change SECTION 1 FULL-TIME HIGHER EDUCATION IN UK THE BIG ADVANTAGE OF THIS SECTION IS: 37,000+ course options 370+ different unis/colleges And almost all can be found and applied for in one place WHERE ARE THEY NOWS Choices are still very traditional, with 75% of students applying for 25% of courses so be more imaginative and choose a degree thats going to motivate you! (Mary Curnock Cook, CEO of UCAS, 1/2016) ---------- Gemma studied BSc Aviation Technology & Pilot Studies

at University of Leeds Shes a good example of not knowing where life will lead when youre considering your university choices (Mrs S) Tonight she will be PLAYING IN BURLINGTON, TENNESSEE Savages live tour 2016: USA, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Ireland, England (including Reading & Glastonbury) A FEW MORE Paul: Logistics at Aston Head of Supply for Airbus, Miami USA Liam: Computer Animation at Bournemouth Senior R & D Programmer at Dneg, London (VFX for Harry Potter, Hunger Games) Stephanie: Sound Engineering at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts Freelance Production Manager; toured with One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Gorillaz, Blur, Foo Fighters, Robbie Williams, Coldplay, Spice Girls Reunion tour, X Factor tour Chris: Business Studies & Sports Studies at Roehampton Director of Football, Kick4Life, Lesotho (worlds first club dedicated to social change) Emma: Maths at Warwick Operations Manager at the British Consulate in Chicago USA Katy: Drama at Hull

Improvised Comedy Performer & Teacher, London/Brighton/New York Andy: Geography at Royal Holloway Senior Transport Planner for Mott MacDonald in London/Southampton/Abu Dhabi Aiofe: Spanish & Catalan at Swansea Freelance Copywriter, Barcelona Alex: Politics at Portsmouth (via Medicine at UCL) Political Reporter, BBC News Carla: Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth Senior Producer, Lorraine ... and Helena, who got a First in History and a Masters in Holocaust Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London and is now Communities Manager for innocent smoothies She manages their SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY I spend my days tweeting for @innocent Its a key role in modern business, needing a cutting edge ability to analyse social media strategy and generate new ideas that engage potential customers and grow the brand But when Helena started at uni, social media didnt even exist in UK, so her future career hadnt even been invented which brings me to: 60 CAREERS FOR THE FUTURE - 1

Bioregenerative Integrator Robotician Application Programme Interfacer Drone Traffic Controller Digital Detox Therapist Cultural Intelligence Agent High Intensity Therapist Cloud Capacity Manager Virtual Architect Book Digitiser Quantified-Self Personal Trainer Big Data Software Architect Myotherapist

Haptic Programmer Mobile Biomass Therapist Rewilder Nostalgist Garbage Designer Simplicity Expert Healthcare Navigator Gamification Designer Epidemiologist Vertical Farmer Urban Shepherd

Productivity Counsellor Transhumanist Design Engineer Telesurgeon Media Remixer Powered Exoskeletal Engineer Telecop 60 CAREERS FOR THE FUTURE - 2 Personal Microbiome Steward Trait Selection Adviser Mind-Uploading Re-integrator Extinction Revivalist

Synthetic Protein Designer Pharma-Artisan Connectome Architect Gene Programmer Celebrity Tweet Adviser Vicarious Videographer Culinary Diplomat Arena Booster Native Advertising Manager Brain Augmenter Weather Controller

Ethics Lawyer Medical Roboticist Custom Implant Organ Designer Sensuality Simulator Future Forecaster Virtual Teacher Avatar Relationship Manager Talent Aggregator Personal Brand Manager Global Sourcing Manager Plant Psychologist Terabyter Brain Quant Digital Archaeologist Post-Normal Job Counsellor So if you dont know what to do for a career, choose a course that motivates you, because: ITS NOT JUST WHAT YOU STUDY AT UNI, ITS THE SKILLS YOU CAN BRING (Microsoft) Time management Teamwork Communication (verbal & written) Problem solving Planning/organisation Leadership Initiative & self-motivation Negotiation

Commercial awareness Flexibility Innovation & creativity Self-confidence Resilience Intellectual curiosity Numeracy & IT skills Self-awareness Professionalism Stress tolerance Cultural intelligence KEY EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES (ADAPTED FROM RESEARCH BY WARWICK & KENT UNIVERSITY AND GOOGLE) SOME KEY MESSAGES ABOUT GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Life, University of Manchester (1/16) Immerse yourself in uni life Year 1 is the new Year 3 32% of jobs with top 100 graduate employers now go to students whove already had work experience with the company But it isnt just about the 100 top graduate employers 64% of graduates who go straight into employment get jobs with SMEs & start-ups Employers are targeting students on LinkedIn - your social media profile is crucial

SKILLS SHORTAGES RANDOM EXAMPLES Electronic/Electrical/Systems : Its a fast-growing area, all my students have a job lined up before their final year and we especially need more girls. (Will, course leader at Loughborough) Anyone doing A-level Maths and 1 science? Fremantle Media (X Factor, BGT, The Apprentice, Take Me Out, Neighbours): We need more graduates with that rare combination of business, mathematical and creative talents. (Nicky, Global HR Director) Anyone doing A-level Maths, Drama and Business/Economics? Double Negative (Harry Potter, Interstellar, Hunger Games, Sherlock): In VFX were looking for a new type of artist, who understands science and physics. Its difficult to find staff with the right skills. (Paul, 2 x Oscar winner) Anyone doing A-level Art and Physics? More woman needed in IT! We need good communicators with a logical, inquiring mind who can see the wider picture and who love solving problems and helping people. (Lisa, Zurich Insurance & Girls Into IT Initiative) Conservatoires endangered species are: Viola, oboe, tuba and double bass players (and tenors too!) (John, Director of Music at RWCMD) THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! Remember Mary Curnock Cooks advice to be more imaginative My Degree Course Menu 500 ideas You Cant All Be Doctors!

66 other ideas from Audiology to Sleep Science, including Therapeutic Radiography and Podiatry Sport orthopodics, podopaediatrics, forensic podiatry, podolinguistics, space podiatry, diabetes specialists There will always be a need to treat feet! Choosing less competitive courses at popular unis such as LSE: There is intense competition for many of our courses But not for Social Policy! CONSIDER JOINT, COMBINED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY OR SANDWICH COURSES Combine 2 subjects Examples: History and Spanish or Physics and Music Performance Combine 3 subjects Example: PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) Take a major/minor course Example: Maths with Management A multidisciplinary course Examples: Natural Sciences or Liberal Arts or Arts & Sciences Or do a professional/sandwich year theyre on the rise usually paid + UK/EU tuition fee reduced to 1,800 maximum big boost to employability + lots of evidence they improve degree results CHOOSING UNIVERSITIES

Whats a good university? Theres often an assumption that Russell Group universities are the best But it depends what youre judging it by most importantly, it depends on whats right for YOU For example, in these tables, non-Russell Group unis are in red: 2016: UNIS TARGETED BY LARGEST NUMBER OF GRADUATE EMPLOYERS NON-RUSSELL GROUP UNIS IN RED 1. MANCHESTER 14. LSE 2. NOTTINGHAM 15. LOUGHBOROUGH 3. WARWICK 16. SHEFFIELD 4. BRISTOL 17. SOUTHAMPTON

5. CAMBRIDGE 18. EXETER 6. OXFORD 19. NEWCASTLE 7. UCL 20. KINGS 8. DURHAM 21. YORK 9. BATH 22. CARDIFF 10. LEEDS 23. LIVERPOOL 11. BIRMINGHAM 24. LANCASTER

12. IMPERIAL 25. GLASGOW 13. EDINBURGH (www.highfliers.co.uk 2016) 2016: TOP 25 IN THE TIMES / SUNDAY TIMES LEAGUE TABLE NON-RUSSELL GROUP UNIS IN RED 1. CAMBRIDGE 14. LEEDS 2. OXFORD 15. YORK 3. IMPERIAL 16. SOUTHAMPTON 4. ST ANDREWS 17. BIRMINGHAM

5. DURHAM 18. EAST ANGLIA 6. WARWICK 19. SUSSEX 7. EXETER 20. BRISTOL 8. SURREY 21. SHEFFIELD 9. LSE 22. EDINBURGH 10. UCL 23= KENT 11. LANCASTER 23= NEWCASTLE

12. BATH 25. 13. LOUGHBOROUGH NOTTINGHAM (Good University Guide 2016) 2016: UNIS WITH HIGHEST STUDENT SATISFACTION NON-RUSSELL GROUP UNIS IN RED 1. LOUGHBOROUGH 14= ST ANDREWS 2. HARPER ADAMS 14= BANGOR 3. SHEFFIELD

14= EXETER 4. OXFORD 17. 5. BATH 18= NORTHUMBRIA 6. LEEDS 18= NOTTINGHAM NOTTINGHAM TRENT 7= EAST ANGLIA 20.

READING 7= NEWCASTLE 21. DUNDEE 22. BIRMINGHAM 9. CAMBRIDGE 10. KEELE 23= EDGE HILL ***** 11. FALMOUTH 23= YORK 12= QUEENS BELFAST

25. 12= CARDIFF CHICHESTER (TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION 2016) UNIS WITH BEST NIGHTLIFE (this slide is not for parents) NON-RUSSELL GROUP UNIS IN RED 1. LSE 9. LEEDS 2. MANCHESTER 10. LIVERPOOL 3. NEWCASTLE 11. SUSSEX 4. LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES

12. UCL 5. GLASGOW CALEDONIAN 13. LEEDS BECKETT 6. STRATHCLYDE 14. NOTTINGHAM TRENT 7. NORTHUMBRIA 15. GLASGOW 8. BRISTOL (Which? University 2015) NEW/PRIVATE/INDEPENDENT UNIS IN UCAS Cost differentials now less prohibitive; partial scholarships or tuition fee loans available in most cases; all in UCAS except CTC Wings & Cond Nast: University of Law (Birmingham/Bristol/Chester/Guildford/London/Manchester/York ) New College for the Humanities (NCH) (London) can also apply outside UCAS UCFB (Wembley Stadium/The Etihad) Degrees for the football & sports Industries Academy of Contemporary Music (Guildford) / Tech Music School (London) / BIMM (Brighton/Bristol/Dublin) / Inst of Contemporary Music (London) popular music degrees Backstage Academy Degrees in Stage Management/Live Events/Visual Prod (Wakefield)

SAE Institute 2-yr degrees for creative industries (London/Oxford/Liverpool/Glasgow) BPP University 2 or 3-year Law/Business degrees (Birmingham/Bristol/Cambridge/Leeds/Liverpool/London/Manchester/Swindon) Pearson College FTSE 100 company; job-ready degrees in Business/Law/Media (London) Richmond American International University dual US/UK degree (London) Norland College BA Early Childhood Studies (Bath) University of Buckingham 2-yr degrees (+ a new degree in Medicine with 36K fees) Edge Hotel School 2-year degree at country house hotel on Essex University campus CTC Wings BSc Professional Aviation Pilot Practice (Southampton/Bournemouth/Gatwick/Coventry) Cond Nast College of Fashion & Design 2-yr BA Fashion Communication (London) LEVEL 3/4 DIPLOMA COURSES Examples (not in UCAS): CAE Aviation Academy (Oxford) 80,000 for 16 month course (but Ben became a First Officer with BA at 21) Tante Marie Culinary Academy (Woking); Cordon Bleu School (London) 20,000+ for up to 1 year Executive PA Diploma 10,500 for 1 year course eg at Oxford Media & Business School Fashion Retail Academy, London 9,000 for 1 year (Retail, Merchandising, Buying & Range Planning, Garment Technology, Visual Display & Branding; placements with 110 retailers) FDs; HNDs; Pre-Degree Art Foundation or NCTJ Pre-Entry Journalism

FDs & HNDs quite widely available, with lower entry grades Art Foundation still needed for some art/design courses; eg fees at Wigan & Leigh College = 0 @ 18, or 5292 @ 19+ NCTJ Pre-Entry Journalism (eg Highbury, Harlow, City of Liverpool College); 18 wk - 36 wk courses; fees may range from 0 @ 18, or up to 5,000 @ 19+ UNI TUITION FEES (UK & EU STUDENTS) Tuition fees = 9,000pa, but you can take out a Fee Loan - so YOU PAY NOTHING UP FRONT UK (but not EU) students can also take out a Maintenance Loan, but then your total debt will probably exceed 45,000 + interest After a year you pay back at 9% of any income you earn over 21K (= 30 per month on a salary of 25,000) BUT THE DEBT IS WRITTEN OFF AFTER 30 YEARS - so ITS NOT ACTUALLY A DEBT SECTION 2 HIGHER EDUCATION ABROAD Theres a global revolution going on Its no good thinking national now, you have to be global (Dorothy Foster, SKEMA Business School, Antibes, FR)

Internationalization of education worldwide isnt going to stop (Rob Maat, Fontys International Business School, Venlo, NL) OVERSEAS UNIVERSITIES: APPROX TUITION FEES FOR UK/EU APPLICANTS (THIS IS PER YEAR IN STERLING AND MAINLY FOR PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES) 0: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden 160-535: France 400-2700: Switzerland 450-1850: Portugal, Spain 500-3500: Belgium 750-2900: Italy 800+: Czech Republic 1600: The Netherlands 2100: Ireland 2150-3750: China 2450-3075: Malaysia 2500-5650: South Korea 3350: USA (average, 2-yr college) 4050-5150: Japan 4350+: S Africa 6000+: Hong Kong

6500+: Singapore 9000: England, NI, Scotland, Wales (BUT MAY NOT NEED TO BE REPAID) 9000-14500: N Zealand 9000 - 20000: Canada 12000- 22000: Australia 15300: USA (average, public uni) 16500: Barbados/Trinidad 21000: USA (average, private MY 2016 WORLD UNI LEAGUE TABLE Scores = number of unis in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings top 100; Where scores are equal, country with highest listed uni ranks higher. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

8. USA (39) England (13) Germany (9) Netherlands (8) Australia (6) Canada (4) Scotland (3) Sweden (3) 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Singapore (2) China (2) Japan (1) Hong Kong (1) Belgium (1) France (1) Finland (1) DEGREE AT UNI IN EUROPE

POSSIBLE ADVANTAGES COMPARED WITH UNI IN UK: 900+ courses now taught in English (biggest number are in The Netherlands) Easy search facility at eunicas.co.uk Later application window in most countries (so can apply though UCAS first) Lower tuition fees in most countries 10 unis in The Netherlands offer Liberal Arts & Sciences degree Because of the liberal arts system, I've finally been able to figure out what I want to do in life, and what Im passionate about. (my ex-student Aqsa, now at University College Amsterdam she started by majoring in Biology but has now changed to Politics) POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGES COMPARED WITH UNI IN UK: Youre not entitled to UK tuition fee loans/student loans Implications of EU Referendum & possible BREXIT Netherlands easier to get in, but harder to stay in if you dont keep up in Year 1, youll be expelled! MEDICINE/VET/DENTISTRY IN EUROPE Youll probably need to learn the local language in time for clinical placement in Year 3 Annual tuition fees range from around 5,600pa to 16,800pa Medicine Italy: Milan, Bari, Naples, Rome Spain: Valencia Eastern Europe: Zagreb (Croatia); Riga (Latvia); Pleven, Plovdiv, Sofia, Varna (Bulgaria); Kosice, Bratislava (Slovakia); Pcs, Debrecen (Hungary); Kaunas (Lithuania); Poznan (Poland); Masaryk, Palacky (Olomouc), Prague (Czech Republic) Joint programme: Murcia & Pleven (Years 1 & 2 in Spain, Years 3-6 in Bulgaria) Dentistry Kosice, Varna, Sofia, Pleven, Plovdiv, Kaunas, Kosice, Palacky, Prague, Debrecen, Riga,

Valencia, San Pablo, Madrid Veterinary Medicine Warsaw, Brno, Valencia (taught in Spanish from Year 2) For info: Eunicas, Medical Doorway, International Medicine Studies, Astarfuture UNI ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD A few random observations: North America USA: 4,000 unis to choose from, so look beyond the brand names its like choosing shoes - you need to find the right fit (Donn Grinager, Augustana College) Needs-blind/full-need policy @ MIT/Harvard/Yale/Princeton/Amherst Sutton Trust summer school (MIT: only 1% of UK applicants from state sector) Florida State Uni has Gateway programme (1st year in London) Canadian unis recruiting very keenly in UK More emphasis on undergraduate breadth followed by postgraduate depth Rise of the Multinational degree courses in Global Business, like: SP Jain (Global BBA: Y1 Singapore/Mumbai; Y2 Dubai; Y3/4 Sydney; total cost 88K-95K) Bocconi (World Bachelor in Business: Los Angeles/Hong Kong/Milan) Hult (London/San Francisco + summer programs in Dubai/Shanghai/Miami) Columbia + Sciences Po (Dual BA Program in New York & Paris) ESCP Europe (BSc Management: Y1 London; Y2 Madrid/Paris/Turin; Y3 Berlin) College of Exploratory Education (LSE Business degree whilst travelling the world) OVERSEAS UNIS: WEBSITES Excellent info and support now available, especially through:

thestudentworld.com* eunicas.co.uk astarfuture.co.uk careerseurope.co.uk studyinholland.co.uk (Netherlands) fulbright.co.uk (USA) uniintheusa.com (USA) studyoptions.com (Oz & NZ) educationau-incanada.ca (Canada) World uni rankings listed at: timeshighereducation.co.uk topuniversities.com (for 2016 QS World University rankings by subject) *The Student World runs twice-yearly Study Abroad Fairs in London in March & October UK UNI WITH YEAR ABROAD Examples of unis with semester/year abroad (most other unis have them too): Aston: work/study/teaching placements (or a combination) worldwide East Anglia: study abroad in USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, NZ + Erasmus in 21 European countries Exeter: 400 students per year at 40 different European unis on Erasmus or

European Study programmes Lancaster: 60 partner unis in Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, NZ, Hong Kong, Thailand, China (no tuition fees for full year Erasmus programme in Europe) + 28 non-language courses with Study Abroad Portsmouth: potential Erasmus options in 30 European countries + some opportunities worldwide Southampton: Erasmus partnerships with 24 European countries + some specific courses have worldwide links Sussex: year abroad at 140 unis in 34 countries worldwide Swansea: partnerships with 100 unis worldwide, open to ALL students + summer programmes in India, China, Zambia, Australia, USA Also most Modern Languages or American Studies degrees have a year abroad Maximum tuition fee = 1350 for UK/EU students SECTION 3 EMPLOYER/UNI PARTNERSHIPS APPRENTICESHIPS EMPLOYMENT AT 18 The student recruitment market is changing to such a degree that the AGR's name is no longer fit for purpose. Many employers are now looking at an integrated talent strategy for early careers - not just graduates. (Stephen Isherwood, CEO, Association of Graduate Recruiters, last Monday!) EMPLOYER-LED SPONSORED DEGREE SCHEMES

Various models; most pay a salary and/or uni fees too; NOT in UCAS; examples (with grades + approx annual pay): Airbus @ Bristol UWE (Engineering); 300pts/13K (NB Im usingd the old UCAS points system!) Barratt @ Sheffield Hallam (Trainee Asst Site Manager; Foundation Degree in Construction) Barclays @ Anglia Ruskin (Retail Banking); 200pts/16K CGI @ Winchester (Business Management); 300pts/13K EDF Energy @ Bridgwater College (Somerset) (Nuclear Foundation Degree); 15K Environment Agency @ Bristol UWE (Foundation Degree in River & Coastal Engineering)

Experian @ Nottingham Trent (Management & Leadership); 300pts EY Scholarship @ Bath, Lancaster, Warwick (4-year Acc/Fin); A*AA-AAB/5K + paid vac work George at Asda @ Manchester Metropolitan/Leicester HQ (The George Degree, Retail) Harrods @ Anglia Ruskin (Retail School Leaver programme, London) KPMG @ Birmingham/Durham (5-yr Audit prog); 22 locations; ABB/16-21K + all fees Mayer Brown @ Uni of Law (6-yr Articled Apprenticeship; LLB+LPC+PSC); London; AAB/18K Merchant Navy Cadets @ Southmptn/Fleetwd/S.Tyneside; 120pw sea/175pw college Morrisons @ Bradford (Management & Business); 260pts/15K National Grid @ Aston (Electrical Power Engineering); 24K + car Nestl @ Sheffield Hallam (Gatwick/York; HR/Sales/Marketing/Buying); 17K + all fees PwC @ Reading/Newcastle/Nottingham (4-yr FlyingStart programme); AAB/20K offsets fees Tesco @ Fashion Retail Academy (F&F Fashion Apprenticeships); 240pts/18K DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS Initially introduced in 2015 Minimum starting salaries from 10K to 19K All uni costs paid for + benefits; you study p/t for degree & other quals Apply direct to employer, not UCAS (but might change in future??) Entry requirements will tend to be in the region of BBB to CCC, depending on the scheme Accounting & Finance

Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Software Development Automotive Engineering Banking Relationship Manager Chartered Management Chartered Surveying Construction (led by Balfour Beatty) Defence Systems Engineering Digital & Technology Solutions Electronic Systems Engineering Laboratory Science Nuclear Power Systems Public Relations DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP EXAMPLES - 1 CAPGEMINI Sale, Greater Manchester Software Engineering & Consulting Degree Apprenticeship working for multinational firm of technology consultants 4.5 year programme comprising 3 x 18-month stages Blended learning includes distance-learning, work-based study & on-campus study days at Aston University leading to BSc Digital & Technology Solutions Needs 240 UCAS points including a STEM subject, or relevant BTEC, or Advanced Apprenticeship in IT; starting salary 16,000 Some roles need 300 points including B in A Level Maths NESTL ACADEMY York & Halifax Confectionery Degree Apprenticeship; working as p/t team member

developing new confectionery + learning about food science, nutrition, factory processing, business improvement & manufacturing management techniques Study p/t for BSc in Food Manufacture at University of Lincoln, incl exclusive modules in chocolate moulding, toffee/caramel manufacture, sugar processing Needs 3 A Levels including a Science; starting salary 16,000 Apply Feb/March/early April DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP EXAMPLES - 2 JAGUAR LAND ROVER West Midlands Finance & Accounting Degree Apprenticeship; 6-year programme ongoing day-release to BPP University, Birmingham to qualify as CIMA Chartered Accountant, plus top-up degree for BSc in Professional Accounting Starting salary 18,550 increasing every 6 months if you meet expectations Can expect to be earning over 35,500 per year after 6 years Tuition fees + other support/mentoring all paid for + holiday allowance & benefits 280 UCAS points from 3 A-Levels, incl B in numerical/business-related subject CHARTERED SURVEYORS TRAINING TRUST Manchester Chartered Surveying Degree Apprenticeship; working with industry-leading firms Leads to RICS accredited degree & Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), leading to full Chartered Surveyor status. In partnership with University College of Estate Management (UCEM) Blended learning includes online and distance learning, supported by a VLE with online tutor support. Apply direct to CSTT; starting salary 10,400; needs 230 UCAS points DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP EXAMPLES - 3

MEINERT SCHIVERS - London Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship; global management consultancy specialising in business technology solutions for public & healthcare sectors Working as Trainee Management Consultant; p/t study at BPP University, London Needs 260 UCAS points minimum; starting salary - 12,750 FUJITSU - Basingstoke Technology Degree Apprenticeship; working on Defence & National Security a/c Attend University of Winchester p/t for BSc Digital & Technology Solutions degree for 4 years; study modules matched to the business area you work in + dissertation and project completed at work, linked to business requirements Needs 280 UCAS points + experience or an interest in IT; starting salary - 17,500 JP MORGAN - Bournemouth Technology Degree Apprenticeship in Financial Services; Based at their technology hub; degree delivered by blend of virtual lectures leading to BSc Digital and Technology Solutions and internal training led by industry experts Needs 3 A Levels at BBB HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS Accredited & salaried work-based programmes with p/t university level study examples with approx starting salaries & grades : Accenture: IT, Software, Web & Telecoms; London/Newcastle; Foundation Degree in IT Aon: Actuarial/Consulting/Insurance; 14 locations; 16K-18K/260-280pts Atkins: Surveying/Civil Mech Elec Engineering/Project Man ; various locations; 15K-17K/230pts BAE Systems: Proj Man/IT/Engineering/Finance; Portsmouth/Camberley/Yeovil/Pontypool/Hull/Preston/Barrow BBC: Leadership & Management; London; study at Pearson College; 17K Boots: 2-year Future Leaders programme; Nottingham; 15K/240pts BT: HR/Finance/IT/Engineering/Customer Service; various locations; 14K-18K/up to 300pts

CGI: Software Dev/Cyber Security/Project Man/Business Intelligence ; (eg Police Nat Dbase); 14K/CC Civil Service Fast Track: IT/Finance/Project/Business/Commercial; 36 locations; 19K-22K Eversheds: Law; London/Bmgham/Cmbdge/Cdiff/Edin/Ipsw/Leeds/Manch/Newc/Notts,; 15-17K/300pts Ford: Finance; based at Warley/Dunton (Essex); study at BPP (London); 300pts GCHQ/MI5/MI6: Intelligence HAs; Cheltenham/London; CCC incl 2 STEM subjects GlaxoSmithKline: Design/Laboratory/Engineering/Supply Chain; 12 locations; 240pts min IBM: Business/IT; Winchester/Farnborough/Manchester/Portsmouth/London/Warwick; 15K/160pts Lafarge Tarmac: Operations Management; Airdree/Bristol/Durham/Radlett/Shrewsbury M&G Investments: Finance & Investment Operations; London/Essex; 19K/240pts PwC: Assurance/Consulting/Deals/Tax; numerous locations; 16K min + benefits/240-280pts Rolls-Royce: Engineering/Supply Chain/Project Man; Derby + others; 11,700/240-300pts Smith & Williamson: Assurance/Business Services/Tax; 12 UK locations Transport for London: Finance/Project Management/HR/IT/Surveying/Engineering; 16K+ TUI: Tour Operations; based at Luton head office; 15K/280pts Virgin Media: IT/Telecomms; nationwide; up to 18K/2 A-levels Visa Europe: IT/Finance; London/Basingstoke/Reading; 15K 18+ SCHOOL-LEAVER PROGRAMMES (NON-UNI) Examples (with UCAS points needed & approx starting salary if known): BDO: Audit/Tax/Advisory; 10 locations; 280pts/16K Baker Tilly: Accountancy/Audit/Tax, 28 branches; 280pts/10K Bank of England: School Leaver Development prog, London; Statistics/Operations/Technology 180pts Close Brothers: Investment Banking; Wimbledon/Doncaster/Hove/Manchester/Sidcup/Burton; 280pts/16K Deloitte: 5-yr BrightStart scheme, Audit/Tax/Consulting/Business Advisory; 260pts EY: 5-year Schl Leaver programme, Assurance/Tax/Corp Finance; 300pts/18-22K Grant Thornton: Accelerate prog; Audit/Tax/Business Advisory; 22 locations; No minimum entry criteria we look for interesting candidates whove done some great things outside their studies 167pw KPMG: 360prog; Audit/Tax/Advisory; Birmingham/Bristol/Glasgow/Leeds/London/Manchester/Reading; BCC/18K

Marks & Spencer: Trainee Management Scheme, nationwide; 240pts/18K National Audit Office: 5 year Accountancy prog; London/Newcastle; 300pts/ 21K/17K RSM: Accounts/Outsourcing/Tax/Forensic Accounting; 280pts Rolls-Royce: Accounting Technician; Derby; 300pts/15K Santander: Flying Start prog; 4 yrs; Glasgow/Edinburgh/Cardiff/Belfast/Leicester/Bootle/Radford; CC Tesco: Trainee Management programme nationwide; 240pts/18K Transport for London: Road Space Design & Management; 240pts UHY Hacker Young: 2-year Audit programme, London; AAB/17K Willis: Insurance/Risk Advisers, London/Ipswich/Bristol/Birmingham; BBC LOCAL APPRENTICESHIPS SNAPSHOT 1 VACANCIES ADVERTISED THIS WEEK ON APPRENTICESHIPS.GOV.UK WITHIN 30 MILES OF ORMSKIRK (WITH ACTUAL OR AVERAGE WEEKLY STARTING PAY) L6 DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS 25 IT (Capgemini/Aston University; Sale) 307 21 Quantity Surveying (Manchester) 200-300 11 Building Surveying (Manchester) 200-300 10 Valuation Surveying (Manchester) 200-300 1 Quantity Surveying (Atkins, Warrington) 375 L4/5 HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS 20 Construction Management 225 2 Audit (RSM) 192 2 Retail Management (John Lewis) 187 1 Actuarial (Aon) 326 1 Asphalt 288 1 Systems Administrator 250

1 Marketing Administrator 230 1 Tax Assistant 230 1 Personal Tax Adviser (RSM) 192 1 Digital Marketing 192 1 Assurance (PwC) 123 1 IT Project Management 123 L3 NATIONAL ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS Army: Comms & IT, Combat Engineers, Logistics, Chefs, Infantry, Admin, Mech Engineers 348 RAF: Avionics, IT Software Web & Telecoms, Mech Engineers, Equipment Specs, Gunners 345 Royal Navy: Mechanical, Electrical, Aero 280 BT: Engineering, IT, Vehicle Mech 270 Severn Trent Water: Engineering Tech 287 Balfour Beatty: Civil Engineering Tech 230 Doosan Babcock: Engineering Construction; Project Control 125 LOCAL APPRENTICESHIPS SNAPSHOT 2 L3 ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP VACANCIES ADVERTISED THIS WEEK ON APPRENTICESHIPS.GOV.UK WITHIN 30 MILES OF ORMSKIRK 88 74 35 32 32 32

25 22 22 21 19 17 16 14 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 9 IT Technical Support Digital Marketing/Social Media Childcare/Nursery/Early Years Customer Services (especially BT) Manufacturing/Production Engineering Business Administration Web Design/Development Mechanical/Electrical/Electro-Mech Engineering Maintenance Engineering Surveying Technicians Software/App Developers

Legal Administration/Paralegals Beauty Therapy Dental Nursing Civil Engineering Technicians Vehicle Technicians Sports Coach Process Operators Sales & Marketing Support Parts Advisers Hospitality Management Design Engineering 7 Art & Design 7 Hairdressing 7 Service Engineering 6 Insurance 6 IT Engineering 5 Building Services Technicians 5 Transport Planning Technicians 4 Accounting & Finance 4 Animal Care 4 Care Support Workers 4 Investment/Financial Services 4 Welder/Fabricators 3 Chefs 3 IT/Data/Business Analysts 3 Project Co-ordinators 3 Toolmakers

2 Electricians 2 Mortgage Administrators 1 Fashion Designer; Personal Trainer; Turf Technician; Dance Coach; Receptionist; Healthcare Asst; Banking; QA Technician; Computer Games Programmer; Materials Technician; Retail Manager; Lift Engineer; Photographer; Receptionist; Nail Technician SIMPLE PROS & CONS OF EMPLOYMENT AT 18 ADVANTAGES OF EMPLOYMENT AT 18 DISADVANTAGES OF EMPLOYMENT AT 18 Youll need to be work-ready at 18 No student debt More disposable income Potential for quite high earnings You miss out on the true uni experience Not in UCAS (yet), so you cant source all the opportunities in one place Each one has separate selection process Foot on career ladder early Unprecedented range of opportunities across wide spectrum of industries & career sectors

Many of the top graduate employers now recruit at 18 too Location . no Halls Committing to a specific job role at 18? Uni gives time to grow, develop, build networks, prepare for a changing world Be cautious about apprenticeship rhetoric? GREAT WEBSITES FOR INFO ON JOBS, SCHEMES & APPRENTICESHIPS FOR A-LEVEL STUDENTS CHECK OUT THESE SITES AND FOLLOW THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA TOO gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship icaewjobs.com (finance) milkround.com/earlycareers apprenticeshipguide.co.uk

schoolleaverjobs.co.uk studentladder.co.uk notgoingtouni.com lawcareers.net (law) ratemyapprenticeship.com directions.org.uk (finance/law) indeed.co.uk myjobs.cimaglobal.com (finance) allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk thebigchoice.com thescholarshiphub.org.uk apprenticeships.qa.com (IT) unisnotforme.com investment2020.org.uk SECTION 4 GAP YEAR(S)

& SELF-EMPLOYMENT You can opt to apply through UCAS in 2016 for Deferred Entry Some students take more than a year out my record is 7! Self-employment IS an option at 18 GAP YEAR / SELF-EMPLOYMENT SUGGESTIONS Paid gap year opportunities in UK: Year in Industry; Deloitte Scholars; IBM Futures; EDF Energy; Henderson Global Investors; Accenture; Schroders; Arup Pre-University Trainee; EM Academy; Pinsent Masons (law) Voluntary work in UK: csv.org.uk do-it.org Volunteering, paid work, study or expeditions overseas: yearoutgroup.org campamerica.co.uk bunac.org Self employment advice & financial support Shell Livewire; The Princes Trust; Government StartUp Scheme

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