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This page is updated with any relevant career related opportunities, news and events that may be of interest.  We are keen to pass on details of these to our students as we are made aware of them and make every effort to ensure that the information comes from a reputable source, however the decision to pursue any of these opportunities and the responsibility for checking that they have appropriate health and safety checks and safeguarding in place rests with parents and carers. 

SACS Careers Blog Edition 1 (September 2023) 

SACS Careers Blog Edition 2 (November 2023)

SACS Careers Blog Edition 3 (January 2024)

SACS  National Apprenticeship Week Special Edition Bulletin (February 2024)

Discover! Creative Careers

University of Kent Year 10 Summer School

Tuesday 30th July 2024 - Thursday 1st August 2024

The summer school provides the opportunity for students in Year 10 to consolidate their learning and experiences with higher education and the University of Kent, by participating in a residential programme designed to raise aspirations and encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to consider progression to higher education.

The Summer School is free for students to attend. 

The residential programme will be based on the theme of ‘Breaking Barriers’ and will include academic sessions, in addition to sports activities, society taster sessions and a formal dinner and social evening.

Click here for more information and to apply. 

Pilots Careers Live

Click here for more information.

Careers in Quantum Technologies

Join The STEM Hub for a special assembly on careers in quantum technologies.

In this free 30 minute assembly you can find out more about a variety of career opportunities available in quantum measurement and how exciting developments will affect your world.

You will hear from three researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) part funded by the UK’s Quantum Technologies Programme, about their career journeys in quantum science, the fascinating research they’re undertaking, and the exciting applications of it, before having the opportunity to ask them questions via a Q&A.

We hope you can join us for this event.

To book your place please visit: https://thestemhub.org.uk/events/more-information/careers-in-quantum-technologies-measurement-by-npl

Online Green Careers Talk

Thursday 29th February 2024 at 6.30pm

This is an online talk by Traci Lewis, Co-Founder of Catalyse Change CIC for those interested in Green Careers. 


What will you get out of it?

  • Understand what green careers are
  • The different pathways to help you get one
  • Learn how can you best prepare for a green career now.


Who is delivering it?

  • Traci Lewis is co-founder and director of Catalyse Change CIC which is helping build a community of confident, connected climate leaders.
  • Traci also wrote the No. 1 bestselling book Your Green Career: the handbook for young women and non-binary changemakersSEE IT HERE
For further information about the event, click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cE2MlAg9auG1k8js34icgVnRyfAk6rCSlQ5eVVRkn5c/edit?usp=sharing
Registration link, please make sure you pre-register by 10.00 on February 28th: https://globalactionplan.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvd-Grrz4uGtUjRCVgZRDk2Hn-zgYkdLVz

Pfizer Apprenticeship Programme

Pfizer Apprenticeship Program 

Pfizer is proud to support the National Apprenticeship Programme.

Having an apprenticeship at Pfizer means doing work that helps millions of people across the world benefit from life-changing treatment. It means working for a company that believes in equity, excellence and protecting your work-life balance. And it means working with colleagues who take your ideas seriously and support your learning and development. 
If you want an apprenticeship that matters, you’ll find it at Pfizer.


Why we think apprenticeships are so important 

You’re the future. Your ambition, talents, ideas and unique way of looking at the world will help us drive innovation in every part of our business. 
We need people with a hugely diverse range of talents.

Our apprenticeship scheme, run in partnership with Cogent Skills, offers the best of both worlds. You’ll work with world-leaders in your field, from researchers to business gurus. You’ll study towards a nationally recognised academic or professional qualification. And, you’ll be earning a highly competitive salary.

 Click here for more information.

Work Experience for 6th Form with Concorde International

Concorde International, based in Canterbury, are currently recruiting students in years 12 and 13 for the summer work experience programme. Concorde welcomes students from around the world who come to the UK to improve their English skills and experience British culture first hand. This would be ideal for students currently studying languages or who are interested in a career in the travel or education sectors. For more information email info@concorde-int.com.

UN Virtual Tour and Online Briefing

For students in years 10, 11 and 13 there will be a virtual tour of the United Nations in M22 at 15.45. Through this interactive experience you will be able to learn how the United Nations addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security, and human rights, and how you can support sustainability!

Why this could be for you?

Many professions are actively involved in these matters:

· Journalism

· Politics

· Business

· Law

· Teaching

· Translators

· Pilots

· Diplomat officers

· Country ambassadors

See any of the MFL teachers for more information.

NHS Finance Insights Placement Scheme

The NHS Finance Insights placement scheme offers paid work experience in NHS organisations throughout England to individuals aged 18 and above, who do not plan to attend university and come from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The scheme aims to attract diverse talent from local communities served by the NHS into the finance sector. It provides a 12-month experience in an entry-level (band 2) finance role, allowing candidates to develop new skills and gain on-the-job work experience. Upon completion of the placement, each candidate should feel well-prepared to apply for NHS opportunities, including apprenticeships or other entry-level roles, and be confident in transitioning to professional working environments.

Click here for more information.

Time + Space Award

The National Trust has just launched the Time + Space Award, offering 16 - 25 year olds the chance of time, space, support and inspiration to unlock their ideas at Sir Isaac Newton’s home in Lincolnshire, where he discovered gravity and the famous apple tree still stands in the garden. 
Each award will be up to the equivalent value of £5000, which will be a bespoke package of mentoring, time with experts and extra support and expenses to help winners realise their big idea. These experts include Professor David Olusoga, British space scientist Dame Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, zoologist, wildlife TV presenter and science communicator Megan McCubbin and TV presenter, social & environmental activist Tayshan Hayden-Smith.
Closing date for applications is 30th April 2024.

Click here for more information.

UK Creative Arts Festival and Careers Fair

Insight into PwC and Professional Services

PwC are running their Virtual Insight Programme 29th-31st July 2024 providing opportunities to gain lots of valuable skills and explore careers interests and options with PwC. You can experience different business areas such as Auditing, Consulting, Tax, Technology and Operate as well as take part in a variety of skills session to build your personal and professional skills. Click here for more information.

Brakes Produce Supply Apprenticeship Programme

Open to Year 13 students - Brakes are launching their highly successful Product Supply Apprentiship Programmr for 2024! The programme is in it's 6th successive year and introduced over a dozen local students to their first step on a career journey in the Brakes supply chain as well as moving onto other roles and development opportunities in the business. Successful applicants complete a work experience placement and can then apply for one of two openings. The two successful applicants will then gain "hands on" experience of the end to end process of a supply chain with one of the largest food wholesalers in the UK. 

Click here for a video from Trevor Brenchley - Supply Chain Director

Click here for a video from Aby - one of the current apprentices.

Click here for a video from Jack - one of their qualified apprentices.

Click here for a video from Thomas - one of their qualified apprentices.

If you are interested click here to complete their Expression of Interest Form by the 1st March 2024.

Year 11 Taster Day 2024

Tuesday 23rd January 2024 saw Year 11 experience life as a 6th former for the day at St. Anselm's. Students came dressed as a 6th former with access to the 6th form block and all it's benefits. Some students experienced A Level Taster Lessons in subjects they were considering taking in 6th form either at St. Anselm's or elsewhere and had an assembly about life in St. Anselm's 6th form. Others had workshops with ASK Apprenticeships about the benefits of apprenticeships, where to look and how to apply. There were also workshops with out external Careers Adviser about how to complete applications on Kent Choices, with The Education People for those students needing more intensive support around planning their next step and an online workshop from Canterbury Christ Church University on Learning Effectively. In the afternoon a select group of students were taken to EKC Canterbury College to learn about the difference between studying at College compared to school and then had a tour of the facilities at College.


NHS Volunteer to Career (for those aged 17 years +)


Speakers for Schools: National Boots Campaign

Click here for details of the National Boots Camp - going behind the scenes at Boots to learn about the world of healthcare, beauty and retail.

St. John's Ambulance The Cadet Programme

Ever thought about a career in the NHS or Healthcare sector? Want to get a head start or see if it is the right career for you? Why not join the NHS Cadets Programme:

Click here for the NHS Cadets Advanced Programme (16-18) - Dover Kent

Click here for the NHS Cadets Foundation Programme (14-16) Ashford Kent

Click here to see the latest vacancies for apprenticeships following year 11 and year 13 both nationwide but you can also search for vacancies at their Rochester site.

 CareersSense from

Only 34% of young people in education think they understand the skills employers are looking for and with support from Career Sense we believe we can help change that.

CareerSense offers Free programmes and tools to help make the 'education to career transition' as easy as possible, supporting students in unlocking their full potential. Click here to access the website.

The Next Step Magazine

UKC Succeed Programme

Speakers for Schools

Speakers for Schools are a UK-wide youth charity on a mission to help young people find their feet and get the best possible start in life. They have lots of talks from different professionals on how to get into their line of work, work experience opportunities and talks on lots of different subjects.


Click here to see past and upcoming talks.


If joining a live talk please join 10 minutes before the broadcast starts and you can join without needing an account.  It is completely free. 


Amey (February 2024)

Coding Apprenticeship (January 2024)

Medic Mentor (January 2024)

Degree Apprenticeships in Business


Healthcare Careers

Careers in Construction

Future Learn


Canterbury Christ Church University Application Support

Accountancy, Banking & Finance Careers

Central Film School

UKC BA Architecture

Dentistry Work Experience

Royal Opera House Apprenticeships

RAF World (Nov. 2023)

Gatwick Airport Careers (Nov. 2023)

Green Careers Week 2023

Gallagher Group - Careers Open Day (July 2023)

Medicine and Dentistry Conferences (April 2023)

NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience (April 2023)

Pfizer Work Experience (April 2023)

Construction and Engineering Work Experience Day (April 2023)

Business & Accounting Virtual Event (March 2023)

HSBC UK Work Experience Programme 2023

Year 11 Taster Day (January 2023)