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Unifrog – Virtual Work Experience Week

In case you missed it, Unifrog are excited to be hosting our very first Virtual Work Experience Week on 1–5 July! For students who missed out on in-person placements, or those who wish to build their employability skills, this opportunity is a great way to connect with some top employers:

Hosts of Unifrog's Virtual Work Experience Week

Each day will be a combination of live webinars and time for students to complete a real workplace task through our Courses tool. To participate, students will need individual computer access to work through their task. They can watch the live webinars individually or in a group setting.

Registration will open soon.



Speakers for Schools – Free Virtual Online Work Experience 


Speakers for Schools – For the love of animals!

Across three days, Flamingo Land, Edinburgh Zoo, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and a final organisation, still to be announced, will take you on a unique virtual journey.

Students will hear from industry experts about their roles and the range of job opportunities working with animals, have a virtual tour of their sites, including getting up close with a polar bear and a giraffe as well as learning about behaviour studies and how zoos prepare for new species.

Application deadline: 19/04/2024

Dates: 29/04/2024 – 01/05/2024

Students aged 14-19 can apply directly through our experience portal – view the full advert here.


Speakers for Schools –  Pick of the Week:

Siemens Energy- Green Skills & Sustainability – Be a part of changing the world’s energy systems

Students will hear from professionals at different stages of their careers, who will share their experience working with circular energy, recycling, carbon footprint, and carbon emissions and their career journey to date. There will also be a CV masterclass, advice on work and home life balance and a session covering the importance of communication.

Application deadline: 16/05/2024

Dates: 13/06/2024 – 14/06/2024

Students aged 14-19 can apply directly through our experience portal – view the full advert here.

To see more fully-funded employer encounter opportunities, please click here:

Featured Inspiration Broadcast:


Join us on Tuesday 16th April from 10-10:45am to hear from Senior Food Scientist Martyn and his colleague Sophie as they help us unpack what working in the food industry can look like plus the variety of soft and hard skills you’ll need.

Register a group or cohort of students here!

To see more upcoming virtual broadcasts, please click here:



CallTime Careers Masterclass with Film & TV Director Stephen Woolfenden

CallTime and Stephen discuss how he moved into Directing from a career as an Assistant Director. Followed by a Q&A with the online audience.

Click here for more information 


Yr 12 Biology/ Biochemistry Opportunity

Fully funded summer school opportunity for your Year 12 (or equivalent) students.

Imperial Life Sciences Scholars is for students interested in studying Biology or Biochemistry (not Medicine or Biomedical Science) at university. It will take place online from 29th July to 2nd August. Further eligibility criteria can be found on the application form linked here.

This summer school focuses on academic enrichment and university preparedness, and supports the supra-curricular engagement that highly selective universities such as Imperial College London look for in student applications. Please see the flyer attached for more information.

It is our aim to support students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education to take part in a summer school. As such, we’d particularly keen to receive applications from students from these backgrounds.

To apply, students should complete the application form as soon as possible and before the final deadline at 12pm on Thursday 2nd May.

I would be very grateful if you could share this opportunity with students who you believe would benefit from it, or with another member of staff who may be best placed to do so. If you would like us to keep in touch with you about the summer school, then please fill out this short Microsoft Form to register your interest.



Careers as a Pilot Webinar (21st March)

Very excited to share that we have been able to schedule a HOP Webinar to explore the career of an Airline Pilot. We will be joined by Quamar Quazi – a First Officer with British Airways next Thursday (21st March) who will share his experiences in engineering, the RAF Cadet Forces and now as a commercial pilot.

Registration is now open (and further details attached – via HOP.



oin us at Three Rivers’ first ever sustainability focused careers fair! This exciting free event is aimed at residents interested in sustainability, engineering, construction, low-carbon technology and environmental conservation.

Meet with over 20 exhibitors spanning a diverse range of sectors, and learn about the employment and training opportunities available right here on your doorstep.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling new career, fit for a greener future.

This event is led by Three Rivers District Council in partnership with Hertfordshire Careers Hub and HOP, part of Hertfordshire LEP.


Year 13 – Black Bullion National Scholarship Week

National Scholarships Week is back, and in 2024, the week will be dedicated to transforming the perception of scholarships in the UK. Our goal is for scholarships to be viewed as something to strive for. It is time to move away from the UK’s stigma that scholarships are ‘hand-outs’ rather than prestigious opportunities that have been earned.

Click here for more information 


Bridge to a Career in Construction

Bridge to a Career in Construction is a unique, pre-apprenticeship programme run by The Talent Foundry in partnership with Mace Group – a global expert in shaping the built economy.

Click here for more information 


Medicine virtual work experience 

This course provides a ‘virtual’ work experience for those looking to apply to medical school. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues doctors face.

Click here for more information 


Careers in Sustainable Construction

Next Thursday’s (14th March) HOP Webinar will focus on Careers in Sustainable Construction and the huge array of roles and future opportunities required in Hertfordshire within a Construction setting to help achieve ambitious Net-Zero targets. Modern methods of construction require young people and those already in the work place to understand how environmental sustainability effects the way that properties are constructed and maintained. This webinar could appeal to any young people that:

  • Have an interest in any construction trades or more general roles such as surveying, planning and project management.
    Have a passion for environmental sustainability

Click here for more information