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Medicine Application Timeline are running a free online event for year 11s and soon-to-be 12s who are just starting to think about applying to medical school. This is primarily aimed at your year 11s who will be starting A-levels (or equivalent) in September 2021. We will have Doctors and current medical students covering the application timeline, work experience, entrance exams and everything they need to hit the ground running in September. An event timetable can be found on the Google registration link below.


Event name: Medicine Application Timeline – Getting Ready
Location: Online
Date: 21st August 2021
Ages: Current year 11 (going into year 12 in September)

This is a FREE event and booked on a first come first serve basis.

Google registration link:

Please forward this to your aspiring medics or relevant staff.

Kind regards,

Mark Williams
Director of Learning

Dear All Year 11 Students:

To support your transition to your next steps this page will be updated regularly with the most up to date information from local Colleges, please make sure you check this page regularly for the most up to date information and contact methods.

We hope that you have already applied for Sixth form Colleges but if you have not yet, or have changed your mind, all Sixth Form Colleges are still taking applications.  During year 11 you will have had a one-to-one interview with a career’s advisor or help with applying to your chosen destination.  However, if you would like a further conversation please email Mrs Cragg ( and we can organise another session for you or further advice and guidance.

Future U have put together some resources that may help at this time with the application and interview process:

  • CV Writing Skills – Please see attachment
  • Interview Skills – Please see attachment

These documents from Lancashire County Council provide help and guidance on your next steps within Lancashire.

Sorting my Next Steps – Apprenticeships: Please see attachment

Further transition information: Please see attachment

Online/virtual work experience:

The Young Professionals Virtual Work Experience:

The Young Professionals Virtual Work Experience is back running across 7th, 8th & 9th June. We have PwC, Sky, HSBC, GSK, RAF and many others joining us during the three days. We will be running skills based sessions (looking at CV’s, Interviews, Assessment Centres, LinkedIn / Networking etc…)  Along with employer insight / workshop sessions. There will be 2 individual based projects students will be set to work on in their own time (out of school hours) which will form part of their Virtual Work Experience interactive tasks.

Key Details:

  • 7th, 8th & 9th June 9am – 3pm each day
  • Open to all students in school / college (in particular those that will have left after half term)
  • An opportunity to take part in skills based workshops as well as interaction with multiple global employers
  • 2 project based activities to be completed whilst on program
  • To explore lot’s of different employment sectors as well as gaining a better understanding on the job market, world of work and key skills employers look for
  • Certificate and reference on completion

Application Link:

Sky Virtual Work Experience:

We wanted to let you know applications for the Sky Virtual Work Experience are now live for and it would be great if you could share with your year groups / interested students. We have also attached a flyer to this email for you to use.

Key Details: 

  • Come behind the scenes at Sky and see what it’s like to work at Europe’s biggest entertainment brand
  • An opportunity to see the different departments they have from Tech, to TV Production to Customer Service!
  • Learn from leading industry professionals and take part in some projects / workshops designed by Sky
  • Sky offers top quality shows. Innovative tech. Must-have packages. With 24 million customers across six countries! Be part of it all!
  • Career opportunities nationwide in; Business, Technology, Digital Marketing, Finance, Technical Engineering & Customer Services
  • Open to all students  16 – 18 (Y11 / S3 & 6th Form)
  • An opportunity to be fast tracked to an in person event at the Sky offices when the time is right and safe to do so

Application Link:

If you are interested and would like the opportunity please do book on ASAP as we do have very limited spaces.

Water Aid Work Experience:

Our virtual work experience programme will run from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July 2021.

It offers a unique opportunity to learn about WaterAid, meet different teams within the organisation, and gain a valuable insight into the charity sector – all through your computer, tablet or phone.

Throughout the week, you will:

  • undertake real tasks and challenges,
  • develop your employability skills,
  • learn about WaterAid and the different career paths available within the organisation,
  • meet and interact with members of staff from different teams,
  • attend webinars and talks led by WaterAid staff and our partners,
  • have opportunities to share your own experience and insight,
  • Receive mentoring and support from a workplace buddy.

Springpod Work Experience:

 Parents’ guide to virtual work experience:

Further Help with Transition:

Barclays Life Skills:

BBC Bitesize Careers Help:

Transition for learners with autism:

Transition for learners with SEND or disabilities:

Mental health transition:

Ideas and support for leavers and families:

Date, time, type Provider and activity  Notes and how to access
On demand

2m video

Department for Education Post-16 Choices Animation
The programmes will go live on these dates but available on demand afterwards


13th May

20th May

27th May

10th June

17th June

26th June





Careers and Enterprise Company plus Youth Employment UK

An excellent resource to support young people over this period is the Young Professional – a fantastic free resource from Youth Employment UK (YEUK).

Within each programme there are a number of short individual courses that upon completion issues the Young Professional with a certificate.

This joint campaign with YEUK, will centre around six weeks of activity for young people that you can adapt in terms of timing and delivery to suit your setting and cohorts:

Week 1

You and your needs

Week 2

Knowing your choices

Week 3

Building your life skills

Week 4

Getting experience of work and building networks

Week 5

Choosing and finding a career for you

Week 6

Getting and staying ahead of the game

We would encourage you to explore school sign up for whole cohorts of Year 11 students particularly, but this is also something that students can access from home independently and we would encourage you to share this with parents and carers too.

Sign up to the Young Professional Group Management System at no cost, which provides support for group registration and group reports to see, and evidence progress of participants.

Free, accessible platform.

Use when needed

Start in Lancashire

Everything a student and their families need to explore, find the information, take them on a journey to make decisions


Students can self register or you can bulk onboard the whole school

·         Register your school/students on Start in Lancashire. Go to – register – look for the welcome email – log on – Use management – follow the written or video instructions on exporting from SIMS



6th May

13th may

20th May

27th May

10th June

17th June

24th June

1st July


Apprenticeship sector workshops.

Attendance to be facilitated by schools for safeguarding.

An amazing opportunity to get advice from industry experts, employers and apprentices in the sector, ask questions, search for apprenticeship vacancies through the ‘Find An Apprenticeship –FAA’ service and connect directly with apprenticeship providers in Lancashire.



For more information and to book on to the event(s) in your Lancashire region please contact or on 07495 051789


Hospitality & Leisure – Thursday 6 May   1 –3pm

IT & Digital – Thursday 13 May   1 –3pm

Engineering & Manufacturing – Thursday 20 May   1 –3pm

Agriculture & Land-based Services – Thurs 27 May   1 –3pm

Business & Customer Service – Thurs 10 June   1 –3pm

Health, Social Care & Education – Thurs 17 June   1 –3pm

Sports & Recreation – Thursday 24 June   1 –3pm

Construction & Building Industries – Thurs 1 July   1 –3pm

27 May onwards.

Entrance is available to the virtual fair

Lancashire’s Virtual Careers Expo powered by vFairs


Inspiring Your Future event via this virtual expo. Alongside inspiring, careers-based talks you can visit the booths of 40 Lancashire employers and providers with insights, future opportunities and ideas to set your goals.

Fill your virtual goody bag!

2 June

Application deadline 14 May


Virtual work insights

Keepmoat Homes – Construction

Via Speakers for Schools

Delivered by real life professional, so they can give advice and guidance and share their own experience of working in the industry.

Live and pre-recorded sessions

Learn more about construction and the Housebuilding sector

Get an overview of jobs available in the construction sector and Housebuilding

Learn about different stages of house building

Learn from real life professionals working in the sector and hear about their journey

Work with other students on a fun and engaging group house building challenge

Develop your employability skills

Pitch, and present your project Dragon’s Den style

June 2

9.45 to 15.00


Virtual work insights

Health Education England (via Pathway CTM)

Health and Social Care sector

350+ careers

Gain insight into the various routes into the NHS and what a day in the life of NHS employees entails.

There are over 350 potential careers in the NHS and one of them could be yours

10 June Virtual work insights and opportunities

Telent – Careers in Rail live event


The session will introduce Telent’s careers in Rail and discuss the many roles which contribute to making the network run smoothly (most don’t take place near a railway). You’ll hear from Telent’s Graduates and Apprentices and senior colleagues that started their careers with our early careers programmes. You’ll see the behind-the-scenes technology which Telent provides.
Every Thursday at 10am through the rest of the year Virtual work insights

Balfour Beatty – Construction

We will interview different people from the construction industry to find out about their career path and the options available to young people to enter a similar career path. Live, interactive chat throughout the session.

17 and 18 June

Application deadline 28/05/2021

Virtual work experience

Liverpool John Moores University- Digital

(Speakers for Schools)

Hear from professionals across the engineering & technology sector, CNC Robotics is a pioneering the use of robots as an alternative to traditional machine tools; Beverston Engineering manufacture high precision safety critical components for the aerospace, pharmaceutical, oil & gas industries; Scenegraph Studios, a creative immersive experience development company, specialising in software development, VR & AR; Maritime


22 June

5.30 to 6.30

Lancashire Learnlive

Post 16 pathways. Young people sharing their experiences of all routes beyond school

The timings are to encourage parents and careers to watch too. Look out for the schedule to be published on this page.

5th to 9th July

Online application form plus virtual workshop to prepare for the final stage, an online test

Virtual work experience

BDO – Summer Programmes

(one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms)

A week-long virtual insight experience students will learn more about BDO, develop their professional skills and meet a wide range of people from the business.

23 June

Application deadline 31 May

Virtual work insights

Electricity North West via Speakers for Schools

Learn about life at Electricity North West, the wide ranging roles and life as an apprentice. Learn about different roles within the business, learn from our apprentices about their apprentice programme and the behaviors expected to thrive in work. Opportunity to undertake an activity to understand more about the future of the industry and the massive changes ahead.

23 June

2.30 – 4.00pm

Application deadline 31 May

Virtual work insights

Apprenticeships in the Food Industry with Kepak via Speakers for Schools

Kepak is a family-owned, future-facing food company with a rich heritage of more than 50 years of meat craft in Kirkham. Food innovators and pioneers of the micro-snack industry, we produce some of the nation’s favourite convenience foods: Rustlers and Feasters. Now, we are looking for new talent to lead our company into the future. We have opportunities ranging

7 July

Application deadline 11 June

Technology Insight Day with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Via Speakers for Schools

The variety of technology roles within the NHS and a project!

An introduction to technology within Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Hearing from professionals who use technology as part of their daily job

An opportunity to take part in a digital transformation project where you will work in small groups to improve a current process

Various Virtual work experience

Willmott Dixon Interiors

Apply for work experience by uploading a CV and application

Various Virtual work experience

The Lawyer Portal

A list of law firms offering virtual work experience. Further investigation would be needed to match dates/requirements etc.

All year Virtual work insights

British Airways – Aviation

Online modules with the opportunity to contact BA mentors

All year Virtual work insights

Hunter Bevan – Design and marketing

2 tasks to choose. Feedback will be given to tasks completed plus a chance to feature on Hunter Bevan’s website.

All year round. No deadline

7-9 hours to complete

Virtual work insights

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Online guided modules with feedback

All year Virtual work insights

Halliday Fraser Munro – Architecture and design

2 sets of work experience tasks – Design and Technical. Skills of understanding spatial modelling and a design brief. Platform to upload the work.

On demand

Approx. 60 mins in total

Careers and Enterprise Company / Oak Academy

My Week of Work: Monday

An introduction to My Week of Work and the sector options for students to explore: creative digital, engineering, construction, energy and renewables and health and social care. The final session of the day gives an insight into the world of work.

4 videos with inbuilt explanations and instructions. They provide insights and ask students to reflect before selecting sectors to focus on.

On demand

Approx. 60 mins in total

Careers and Enterprise Company / Oak Academy

My Week of Work: Tuesday

Introducing the world of Human Resources. These lessons cover work/life balance, dealing with stress at work and self-reflection, considering which careers options would suit you.

4 videos with inbuilt explanations and instructions. They provide insights and ask students to undertake sector specific tasks.

On demand

Approx. 40 mins in total

Careers and Enterprise Company / Oak Academy

My Week of Work: Wednesday

Introducing the world of Marketing. These lessons cover innovative thinking, creativity, marketing campaigns and promoting yourself as a brand.

4 videos with inbuilt explanations and instructions. They provide insights and ask students to undertake sector specific tasks.

On demand

Approx. 45 mins in total

Careers and Enterprise Company / Oak Academy

My Week of Work: Thursday

Introducing the world of Recruitment. These lessons cover the skills employers look for, how businesses recruit, entrepreneurship and project planning skills.

4 videos with inbuilt explanations and instructions. They provide insights and ask students to undertake sector specific tasks.

On demand

Approx. 40 mins in total

Careers and Enterprise Company / Oak Academy

My Week of Work: Friday

These lessons explore what it means to be an effective leader, how to create an impactful CV and recognise and demonstrate employability skills. The week is completed with some reflection – what could be your next steps and how to prepare for discussions with a careers adviser.

4 videos with inbuilt explanations and instructions. They provide insights and ask students to reflect before advising on next steps

On demand




Careers and Enterprise Company / Learnlive

·         Being Prepared and Adding Value

·         Considering apprenticeships or employment?

·         Tips for CV writing, applications, interviews and selection processes.

·         Employability skills, what they are, how to demonstrate and build them through work experience, volunteering and Youth Social Action.

·         Decision Making and Finding Support

A range of short, informative videos to browse


Current information from Local Colleges

Burnley College / Themis –

Burnley College are running a lot of Question and Answer sessions through their social media platforms:

Facebook: burnley college / Themis

Instagram: burnleycollege / Themisburnley

Twitter: @BurnleyCollege @Themisburnley

For students who have not applied yet they are still taking applications via the Burnley College website – there is a video on how to apply on the social platforms for students to follow.

For those students who have applied, Burnley College will be sending out resources to individuals based on the area they have applied for.

School Liaison contact details for anyone who is still unsure on the options/choice/questions about GCSES’s etc. Telephone: 01282 733322, email: or contact via any social media platform.

Nelson and Colne / Accrington and Rossendale   –

A new plumbing course is available for September 2021 – Plumber A5 flyer

Information on upcoming open events – Year 11 Open Event Invite and Yr11 Events 2021

Guidance and advice – School Leavers Guidance and Advice 2021 and Get Ready For College

Social media pages are updated regularly – parents and students can find information on Instagram and Facebook.

Specific queries can be emailed to the following email:

Myerscough College –


Parents, guardians and students can get in touch to talk about courses, applications, finance, transport and all things Myerscough every day between 9am and 5pm via their Live Chat facility.

Simply open the Myerscough College website and look for the “Let’s Chat” chat box in the bottom right of your screen. One of their advisors will be online ready to chat to you or you can leave your details and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please see below a video clip put together by staff at the Witton Campus (Blackburn). This shows images from around the campus and gives information about the courses.  This may be particularly useful for applicants who haven’t yet visited or students who may be interested in Animal Studies or Practical Horticulture.  Witton Campus also offer Foundation Learning and Skills for Working Life courses.


St Christopher’s Sixth Form –

Online applications remain open.

Students who have already applied should have been contacted by the College and bridging work will have been sent out to help prepare you for next year. If you have not received this please contact to organise.

Training 2000 –

Check out this guide – Here to Help Guide

Online applications remain open for a range of apprenticeships. Here a few – complete the online application if you are interested.

Students can access support from Training 2000 to:

  • Apply for an apprenticeship
  • Write a CV or covering letter
  • Practice interview technique
  • Gain more information about their current course and vacancies.

This can be accessed using social media or by emailing

Facebook: training 2000

Twitter: @training2000

North Lancashire Training Group (NLTG) –

Video of a Year 11 Presentation on Apprenticeships – Apprenticeship Video




The labour Market careers 2020.2021

Year 11 and 13 Apprenticeship Support April 2021 (1)

Careers virtual tour

Interview skills

Key stage 4 to key stage 5 Transition Booklet (1)