CAREERS BULLETIN Year 12/13 10 February 2020


PwC Sixth Form Conference

Thursday 20th February 10am-2.30pm

This conference is organised jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Aston University and is aimed at bright Year 12 and 13 students who are expected to achieve at least BBB grades at A-Level and who have a genuine interest in accountancy, finance and business. The conference is held at PwC offices in Birmingham City Centre and gives students the opportunity to learn about studying these subjects and how to put together a strong application, as well as gaining an insight into one of the most prestigious companies in the world. Spaces are limited.

Subject Taster Days

Experience what is it like to be a student at Aston by attending one of our exciting taster days. We have interactive sessions available across all of our Schools;

Aston Business School
Wednesday 26th February, Business and Enterprise Taster Day (Post-16)

Wednesday 22nd April, 10am – 2pm: Marketing and Law Taster Day (Post-16)
Aston Medical School and School of Life and Health Sciences
Thursday 16th July, 10am – 2.30pm: Healthcare Aspirations Event
Please see Mrs Cook to book your place

Aston Progression Pathways Programme

Applications close on Sunday 1st March 2020

Aston Progression Pathways (APP) is an 18-month programme that empowers eligible Year 12 students to achieve their goal of studying STEM, business or law courses at Aston University. Students on the scheme receive the following benefits:

  • Residential summer school
  • E-mentoring
  • UCAS and personal statement support
  • Study skills support
  • A contextual offer

This sustained programme of activity aims to raise students’ aspirations, improve their motivation to progress onto higher education and provides them with the knowledge, skills and experiences that will enhance their UCAS application


Degree and Higher Apprenticeship Opportunities with Atkins

Degree Apprenticeship Programme 2020 Rail – Electrical & Electronic Engineering – Midlands–-Electrical-Electronic-Engineering-–-Midlands

Higher Apprenticeship Programme 2020 – Railway Electronic / Communications Engineering – Midlands

Finance and management

The largest food and drink manufacturer in the world is offering a number of great apprenticeship roles right now, including a supply chain programme, a chartered manager degree programme, a finance apprenticeship and an engineering apprenticeship.