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Moulsham High School

Future Study and Careers

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Moulsham High School is committed to providing high quality careers education, information,

advice and guidance, which helps students plan and manage their progression through

learning, key transition points and work. 

Our careers education and advice promotes equal opportunity for all.

This is supported by a clear education process ensuring that guidance is effective and relevant.

  • Careers advice is integrated into the curriculum, and a key focus for this year is to make increasingly clear through lessons and topics, key transferable skills that align with or could contribute to particular careers and or specific roles/areas.
  • We continue to use and build upon extra-curricular opportunities and external partnership links to support and indeed, enhance the range of opportunity and access that students have, to engaging and relevant careers advice.
  • We will develop further our use of student and parent/carer voice to review and improve further our provision and opportunities.

54 National vacancies available!

Forensic and Criminal Investigation at Colchester Institute 


If your students are interested in how science can help solve crimes then our Level 3 Forensic and Criminal Investigation study programme may be the course for them. 

 This exciting study programme will allow students to understand the workings of the criminal mind, how crime scenes are investigated, procedures followed and evidence collected and analysed. The Forensic Investigation programme contains a mix of modules that incorporate a range of topics including environmental forensics, forensic fire investigation, applications of criminology, applications of criminal and forensic psychology, forensic genetics and practical scientific procedures and techniques. There is a strong emphasis on practical laboratory work to support the learning. 

 Students develop transferable skills that are highly regarded by both higher education and employers such as practical and analytical skills, reading scientific text and problem-solving. This programme has helped students join careers as forensic archaeologists, anthropologists, toxicologists, forensic psychiatrists, criminologists, crime scene and fire investigators.  

 Intended for post-16 learners who have achieved 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science and aim to progress to higher education to study forensic science, criminology or psychology, this qualification is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels and is studied over two years.  

More information here


Investin STEM/Medicine Weekend Experiences


We are delighted to offer your students opportunities in 9 STEM & Medicine-related industries at UCL this term. The programmes are an excellent opportunity for students to test-drive a career before committing to it, and receive tailored advice from successful professionals. Highlights include:

- Practise stitching up a wound
- Design the engineering to take humans to Mars
- Observe a clinical psychology assessment
- Design your own video game

View and Register Here

Skills Gap Workshops

Careers in Hacking
Saturday, 1 Oct 2022
Top-flight businesses and governments the world over are recruiting for a new elite force: a band of ethical hackers charged with protecting our most sensitive information and the infrastructure that powers our everyday living. Our online workshop is taught by Daniel Wilkinson, a Security Consultant at NCC Group. He gives a beginner’s guide to ethical hacking and the skills you’ll need to succeed, with practical experience of hacking your way into a vulnerable online storefront.

AI in Astrophysics
Saturday, 8 Oct 2022
With new telescopes powerful enough to see galaxies formed in the wake of the big bang, our online workshop introduces the AI helping scientists to interpret this data to identify stars and plot the shape of the universe. Taught by Joe Sims, an AI PhD student at Leeds University, you’ll step into the inspiring world of AI in astrophysics and get first-hand experience of using a neural network to classify stars.

AI in Medicine
Saturday, 8 Oct 2022
Medicine is on the verge of an Artificial Intelligence revolution – from pioneering surgeries to algorithms that predict future health issues. Our workshop is delivered online by med-tech experts, and will introduce you to key AI trends in medicine, its influence on global healthcare, and the tech skills you need to get ahead. You’ll also take part in an exciting hands-on diagnostic exercise using AI modelling tools.
Blockchain & Cyrptocurrencies
Saturday, 15 Oct 2022
Blockchain is revolutionary. It powers the cryptocurrencies that are changing the face of finance and offers safer ways to store sensitive data. But what’s next? Our online workshop, delivered by a blockchain expert, provides a fascinating insight into the world of cryptocurrencies, how they are analysed and traded, and blockchain’s ongoing potential. During the workshop you will get first-hand experience of coding in Python to build a systematic trading strategy for cryptocurrencies.

Coding for Game Design
Saturday, 22 Oct 2022
With one third of the world’s population already estimated to be gamers, the gaming industry offers one of the hottest career tickets today. Our online workshop gives you a unique insight into the latest trends from multiplayer games to game streaming. Led by Josh Hills, a programmer on some of the world’s largest multi-player games, including Runescape and Horizon, you’ll get first-hand experience of developing and enhancing a physics-based game prototype and discover the skills you’ll need to succeed.

AI in Engineering
Saturday, 5 Nov 2022
Finding new and optimal ways of doing things is at the very core of engineering. Which makes it the perfect partner for AI and machine learning, from smart production lines to image processing technology that allows machines to see. Our online workshop is led by civil engineer and data scientist, Johan Hagstrom, who will introduce you to key AI algorithms and trends. You’ll also get hands-on experience with Python, being guided through a computer vision algorithm that can detect cars on the road – a peek into the world of self-driving vehicles.

AI in Finance
Saturday, 12 Nov 2022
The world of finance has been an early adopter of machine learning, from fraud detection to finance chat bots, yet it’s still just touching the surface of AI’s potential. Our workshop is led by Chelsea Murray, a data scientist at ING with a Masters in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence from University of Cambridge. Chelsea will introduce you to the vast range of financial AI applications and give you practical experience training a machine learning algorithm to predict credit card fraud.

Colchester Institute Open Events

Autumn Open Events.  

 Colchester Campus

Saturday 15th October 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm

Tuesday 18th October 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday 20th October 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Braintree Campus 

Monday 17th October 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm 

Saturday 5th November 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm



PwC School and College Leaver vacancies

We offer a range of entry level positions in tax, operations, consulting, as well as AccountingBusiness Management or Technology degree schemes.

More info and to apply here

Christ's College Cambridge Economics Webinar

The Nobel Prize-winning Economist James Meade, best known for his theory of international trade and international capital movements, was a Fellow of Christ's from 1930-31. 

We run an annual Year 12 James Meade Economics Taster Series each March with sample lectures and workshops, focusing on major current themes in Economics, as well as the legacy of James Meade. This event is an opportunity to explore what it is like to study Economics at Cambridge.


This Taster Series is aimed at academically able students who meet all of the criteria below:

  • you are in Year 12 England or Wales, S5 Scotland or Y13 Northern Ireland.
  • you attend an academy, school or college that does not charge fees (to anyone) and had less than 50 Oxbridge offers last year;
  • you are studying:
    • A level Mathematics AND Further Mathematics
    • IB Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
    • Scottish Higher Mathematics with the intention to continue Mathematics at Advanced Higher
  • you are interested in exploring Economics beyond your standard school curriculum.

Register your interest here

Unidays Webinars and Opportunities


If you are looking for university events for your school groups or students are seeking opportunities directly, you can browse a huge range on the Search Directory

The latest impartial webinar releases include an introduction to university courses in Biochemistry and Liberal Arts. There are 100’s of subject webinars available, introducing a fantastic range of university courses. Search all webinars HERE.

Check out the latest blogs on why students might consider university, preparing students for the university transition, writing school university references and university accommodation. Browse all blogs HERE.


Local College Open Days

Chelmsford College

Monday 10th October 2022 – 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Monday 14th November 2022 – 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Monday 6th February 2023 - 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Monday 19th June 2023 – 6.00pm to 8.30pm


Colchester Institute

Colchester Campus

Saturday 15th October 2022 – 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday 18th October 2022 – 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Thursday 20th October 2022 – 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Thursday 19th January 2023 – 5.00pm to 8.00pm


Braintree Campus

Monday 17th October 2022 – 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Saturday 5th November 2022 – 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday 17th January 2023 – 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Thursday 11th May 2023 – 5.00pm to 7.00pm


Writtle University College

Saturday 15th October 2022 – 10.00am to 3.00pm

Saturday 14th January 2023 – 10.00am to 3.00pm

Saturday 4th March 2023 – 10.00am to 3.00pm

Saturday 6th May 2023 – 10.00am to 3.00pm

Saturday 17th June 2023 – 10.00am to 3.00pm



Stansted Airport College

Saturday 15th October 2022 - 10.00am to 2.00pm

Wednesday 11th January 2023 – 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Thursday 20th April 2023 – 5.30pm to 8.00pm






St George's University London - Open Day

St George’s, University of London Open Day – Saturday 17th September

 Summer is obviously a critical time for students in Further Education across the UK, with those in year 13 sitting their final exams in anticipation of their journey into university, while year 12 students will be starting to think about where they’d like to apply and perhaps even making a start on those applications.

 With this in mind, we’re delighted to share the news that for the first time since the pandemic began, St George’s, University of London are going to be hosting an in-person Open Day! This represents the perfect opportunity for you to visit the campus, speak to our students and academics, and explore what studying at the UK’s specialist health, science and medicine university is truly like. For anyone wanting to pursue a career in science, within the NHS or as a doctor, you can find details and book onto our Open Day by clicking here.

Investin Weekend Career Experiences


We are delighted to share with you our autumn term career opportunities, which are available in 19 cutting-edge industries. Students will learn directly from some of the world's best professionals - doctors, lawyers, engineers, investment bankers and more - through a series of live, interactive simulations which provide tailor-made professional experience to ages 12-18.

All programmes take place on Sundays at UCL; students can also attend live online if they prefer. We expect to be fully-booked for our most popular programmes by 30th September so students should register as soon as possible.




Essex Police Degree Apprenticeship

PCDA at a glance

  • suitable for those who do not have a degree (you must meet the entry requirements)
  • Essex Police will cover all qualification fees - there is no cost to you as a student police officer
  • three-year degree apprenticeship in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University including our comprehensive student officer training at Essex Police College
  • you study whilst serving as a full-time or part-time officer
  • the programme will count as your probationary period as a student officer and after the three-years you will graduate from both the degree and your probation

See here for more information and to apply:


M&G Apprenticeships

The M&G Apprenticeship Programme is now open! We have a selection of business, finance, risk and project management analyst roles available across Stirling, Edinburgh and London. Candidates can apply for the roles by following the links below.


A broad variety of Business & Data Apprenticeship roles in Stirling, Edinburgh and London please apply here.

Investment Operations Apprenticeships
in London please apply here.

Finance, Risk and Associate Project Manager
Apprenticeships in London and Stirling please
apply here


Candidates must be 16 years or older with a minimum of five GCSE’s/National 5s including English and Maths with grades C+ (or 4+) (or relevant work experience). Some roles will require higher academic grades.

Careers Guide for the Creative Industries from Escape Studios

Every stage of production in films, TV programmes and video games, requires a team of artists with different skills, knowledge and techniques - the opportunities are endless. With so many different roles, it can get a bit confusing for a newbie to navigate the industry. We've put together this handy guide, filled with all the information you need to know about the career pathways in Animation, VFX and Game Art. 

Download your free guide here


Amazing Apprenticeships Parent Apprenticeship Guide

Government Search Engine for Apprenticeships

Search, subscribe and apply for apprenticeship opportunities here:

A Guide to Apprenticeships

Christ College Oxford and Oxford University Open Days

This year our Open Days will be held on and Friday 16 September. These are also the dates of the University of Oxford Open Days and so, most colleges and departments will be open to visit. 

Why come to an Open Day at Christ Church? 

Open Days present a fantastic opportunity for prospective applicants to come to Christ Church and chat to students and tutors, have a look around, and find out valuable information. Throughout the day, current students will be giving tours around Christ Church - they can tell you all about student life at the College and answer questions you have about navigating the admissions process, arriving at Oxford, work, social life, and much more. There are talks for prospective students on the admissions process, including demonstration interviews, and talks for parents and carers on college life, finance, welfare, and the admissions process. There are plenty of chances for prospective students to meet different Christ Church tutors in subject-specific talks and informal drop-in sessions. The Tutor for Admissions and the Admissions and Access Team will be on hand all day to answer any admissions-related queries you have. Prospective students and their family/friends/teachers are welcome to have lunch in the Hall. 

Have a look at our Open Day programme here. There is no need to book, but do turn up early as talks can fill up. 

Mischon de Reya Degree Apprenticeships


Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme 

Apply Here


In Person Scheme Open Evening Details 



Non-degree Apprenticeships also available in:


-Legal Operations

-Digital Marketing

-Digital Market (CRM)


-Finance (Systems)

Apply Here


BT Degree Apprenticeships 

Project Management (Security) Degree Apprenticeship

Apply Here


UK Experience Designer Degree Apprenticeship

Apply Here


Security Software Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

Apply Here


Network Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

Apply Here


IT Infrastructure Degree Apprenticeship

Apply Here

Degree Apprenticeships with Skanska UK 

Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship - London

Apply Here


Digital Technology Solutions / BIM (Building Information Modelling) - Degree Apprenticeship – London 

Apply Here


Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship - London 

Apply Here


BT Apprenticehips

Lots of BT apprenticeships including degree level in IT, software, cyber security!

Explore Roles Here


Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeships

As an apprentice economist, you will be studying for a degree in economics and putting your economic learning to direct use in the workplace by influencing high profile public policies with the best possible economic analysis. This is an exciting time to be joining the Civil Service, and with continuous support you will prepare vital briefings for ministers or the public, provide advice on policy options, and ensure the quality and appropriate use of economic statistics.
Economics is the study of allocating limited resources between unlimited wants. The Government Economic Service provides rigorous, relevant and impactful economic analysis to inform government decisions made on everything, for example, negotiating new trade deals, supporting regional growth or managing the UK’s debt.
A GES apprenticeship will take the form of four years undertaking the Level 6 Professional Economist standard, including a BSc Economics Degree and working in a team of economists and other analysts, supported by a manager and a buddy.

Apply here 

Unilever Apprenticeships

* Level 6 (Degree) apprenticeships available in Chemical Engineering and Digital Marketing*

We offer a wide variety of apprenticeship programmes based on your career aspirations. To help choose the right career path for you, we have grouped our programmes into three main areas: Business & Technology, Research & Development and Engineering. For further information and to apply please see here

PWC Flying Start Degree Apprenticeship Programme

If you’re undecided between university and starting your career, then our Flying Start Business Management programme offers you the best of both worlds - starting your career as an apprentice whilst also gaining a degree along the way - all without incurring university tuition fees and being paid a salary from day one.

Register Here!


KPMG Apprenticeship Programmes

KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of firms. We work with businesses of all sizes and across different industries, using innovative approaches and new technologies to help businesses improve the way they work, shaping the future for our clients and the communities we work in.

We know that deciding which career path to take is an important and often challenging decision, but it can also be an exciting one.

Our Apprenticeship programmes offer the chance to gain practical work experience and build core skills within our global network of firms. You’ll be supported to achieve professional qualifications and accreditation's, such as diplomas and degrees, and earn a salary - all at the same time.

Our Discovery Virtual Work Experience programme has been designed to give you the chance to gain an invaluable overview of the professional services sector. This 2 day programme will give you a valuable virtual insight into the work we do, our culture and people.

Life with us means being part of our collaborative team. You’ll work alongside and learn from our colleagues, leaders and your peers, who all come from a range of backgrounds.

During your apprenticeship, our diverse employee networks, clubs and learning community will help you to develop new connections and build new friendships, not just for today, but for your career ahead. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in our community volunteering activities, so you’ll be encouraged to make a difference at work, and outside the office too.

Join us on a KPMG Apprenticeship or Discovery programme, be inspired to live, earn and learn – and build an exceptional future with us. 

We now offer apprenticeships in: Software Engineering, Law, Audit, Audit Data & Analytics, Business Services, Consulting Managed Services and Consulting KPMG 360.


Search for opportunities and apply here!

Financial Times access

We would like to offer our students (16+) to have access to the Financial Times. Reading this broadsheet publication on a regular basis is highly beneficial. In particular, the secondary schools section has targeted articles and questions pre-set for the following subjects:

  • Geography

  • Business

  • Politics

  • Economics

The school have arranged access on our students behalf. Please follow instructions below. Contact Mr Punter to subscribe:

BBC Get In Apprenticeship Schemes 

*Currently Closed for application*

Journalism Schemes


Design, Engineering and Technology Schemes


Production Schemes

Jaguar Landrover Apprenticeships

A Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship is a perfect opportunity to work for a highly prestigious car brand whilst gaining valuable skills, knowledge and experience in the automotive industry. 

The Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship programme are currently looking for apprentices all across the UK to become part of the team. 

All apprentices will be employed full time in a local retailer. Apprentices will also receive a combination of on the job and off the job training. On the job training will include having an experienced mentor who will provide help and support with work completed in the retailer. In terms of off the job training, apprentices will have both face to face classroom-based training in one of our state-of-the-art training academies and online training through virtual classrooms.

The Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship programme offers both technical and commercial roles:

Service Technician apprentice – 3 year technical programme

Customer Service Advisor apprentice – 1 year commercial programme

Parts Advisor apprentice – 1 year commercial programme

Sales Executive apprentice – 1 year commercial programme

To join the Jaguar Land Rover Retailer apprenticeship programme, applicants must have achieved or be predicted to achieve GCSE grades 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent in English, Maths and two other subjects.

Got any questions about the Jaguar Land Rover Retailer apprenticeship programme?

Contact us via

Phone: 020 3897 3889


social media:

Facebook: @JaguarLandRoverRetailerApprenticeships

Twitter: @JlrAcademy

Instagram: @jlrretailapprentice


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