Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Please scroll through the CareersNews below to find out details of all the forthcoming Further Education/College events and application deadlines, together with information on Apprenticeships and other resources.

This newsletter is designed for you to know what’s going on when and where and support your child and yourselves in knowing what’s available in terms of upcoming events both in and outside of school. You will find a full list of Open Events at our feeder schools and colleges, apprenticeship opportunities, as well as a host of useful information in supporting your child in their future choices. I hope you find it informative and useful. If you are able to support us as a school then please do get in touch:


ICC’s Careers Calendar, what’s going on this year?

Below you will find a brief outline of what’s on my calendar for our students this year. This will develop/change as we progress through the year and further information will be shared on all events nearer the time. Please note some key dates for your diary.

  • Y10 CV Writing Term6 During Citizenship lessons
  • Y8 & Y9 Careers Carousel July date tbc

If you would like to see some photo’s of our Y10 cohort out on Work Experience for the week, please click onto the following link which will take you through to the school website:  Y10 Work Experience - Icknield Community College

  • ACE Training are holding an Open Morning on Saturday 1st June from 10am – 12noon, designed for students who are interested in learning about apprenticeship opportunities in bricklaying and carpentry.  To register your attendance, please click on the following link:  ACE Training Open Morning | OXME.INFO
  • The British Army invite you to explore the 76+ jobs available with them, including Combat, Engineering, Logistics and Support, Medical, Communications & IT, HR & Finance and Music, to name a few.  To find out more, click on the following link:  Celebrate National Careers Week with the British Army (mailchi.mp)
  • The Henley College are having a ‘Summer Information Evening’ on Wednesday 19 June from 5.30pm – 8.00pm for students in Years 9, 10 & 11 who may be interested in joining them post ICC.  Visitors will have the chance to explore the campuses, meet their SLT and chat to staff, learning about the full range of opportunities they offer.  If you would like to attend, please click  HERE. to register your interest.
  • The University of Reading are opening their doors for students who might be interested in joining them for their Higher Education.  Open Days are being hosted on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June and Saturday 12 and Saturday19 October.  Students and parents will have the opportunity to tour the facilities, experience taster sessions and ask staff and students questions about all aspects of University Life.  Full details can be found at:  www.reading.ac.uk/opendays  
  • Aqua Dynamics based in Watlington are looking for a Workshop Assistant.  Please see the full Job Description attached or contact Kate Aumonier for further details on:  01491 877570
  • The NHS – Oxford University Hospitals have a fantastic opportunity for a Y13/A Level school leaver to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship, working as an Healthcare Science Practitioner in their Radioisotope Physics Team.  The role involves being part of the team responsible for providing scientific and technical support wherever ionising radiations from radionuclides are used within the OUH Trust.  For further details and how to apply, please click on the following link:  https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/working-for-us/jobs/#!/job/v6266219?_ts=769365
  • The NHS – Oxford University Hospitals have a vacancy for a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprentice, suitable for a Y11 school leaver.  Successful candidates must be aged 16+ and have GCSE’s Grade 4+ in Biology, Chemistry (double Science award also acceptable), Maths & English.  For further details on the role and how to apply, please click on the following link:  Jobs and placements - Working for us (ouh.nhs.uk)
  • The Army are seeking apprentice’s in Cyber Engineering at Entry Level.  Applicants must be aged 16yrs + 6mnths to apply and hold a Grade 4+ in GCSE Maths and a Grade 3+ in English.  To view the full details, please click onto the following link:  Cyber Engineer (Entry Level) - The Army | Prospects.ac.uk
  • The Army are seeking apprentice’s as Vehicle Mechanics at Entry Level.  Applicants must be aged 16yrs + 6mnths to apply and hold a Grade 3+ in GCSE Maths and English.  To view the full details, please click onto the following link:  Vehicle Mechanic (Entry Level) - The Army | Prospects.ac.uk
  • The Army are seeking apprentice’s as HR Specialists at Entry Level.  Applicants must be aged 16yrs + 6mnths to apply and hold a Grade 3+ in GCSE Maths and English.  To view the full details, please click onto the following link:  HR Specialist (Entry Level) - The Army | Prospects.ac.uk
  • The Engineering Trust have a wide selection of Level 2 & Level 3 Apprenticeship vacancies.  To view the list in full and to find out more about these opportunities, please click on the following link:  https://apply.theengineeringtrust.org/#/vacancies
  • Costain are offering Apprenticeships from Level 2 – Level 7, from administration and finance to civil engineering and materials technician opportunities.  They offer a competitive salary and great benefits package, working with some of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects across a variety of industry sectors.  To learn more about their opportunities and how to apply, click on the following link:  Apprenticeships | Costain
  • Airbus have launched their apprenticeship programme and are offering both Advanced (post GCSE) and Degree Apprenticeship (post A Level/College) opportunities.  Whilst these may not be based locally, they are some amazing opportunities for students that may be interested in a career Engineering or Aerospace Manufacturing.  To find out more, click on the following link:  Apprenticeship in United Kingdom | Airbus
  • CBRE, Global Commercial Real Estate Services have opened their apprenticeship applications for 2024.  There are a variety of apprenticeships on offer, including Real Estate, Marketing, Building Surveying, Environmental, Social and Governance.  To learn more about these opportunities, please click on the following link:  Job Search | CBRE
  • Deloittes, one of the world’s leading professional services firms, have just opened their apprenticeship applications for 2024!  Renowned for their commitment to excellence and offering a dynamic learning environment, apprentices can grow both personally and professionally through Deloitte's apprenticeship programmes. Offering opportunities in areas such as Technology, Finance, Business Management, Law, and more, each of their programmes have been designed to help kickstart young peoples career, develop their skills and start making an impact!  To make an application, or to learn more, click on the following link:  Early careers programmes | Deloitte UK
  • This weeks’ Job of the Week is how to become an Carpenter.  For further information and to learn more, please click on the following link:  JOB OF THE WEEK - EPISODE #167 - CARPENTER - YouTube

Thinking about University?

The following link is the current University Guide issued by Success at School.  If your child is considering attending University post Y13, then this guide will introduce to everything you need to know, including if University is right for your child, the pro’s and con’s of attending University, how to choose the right one and how to apply.  University Guide 2023/24

Careers Support and Advice for SEN Students

Careermag have shared a new magazine that is aimed at students with SEN needs.  This issue is packed full of inspiring articles and case studies from organisations working tirelessly to promote and facilitate inclusion in the workplace and equip, inspire and support people in their journey into work.  Please click on the link to view the magazine:  here.


Information for Y11 (and Y10) students who are considering their next move post Y11 ICC.  Please do attend as many Open Events together with your child as you can, in order to gain a proper feel and understanding for their onward destination.

College Event Date/Time Details Deadline to apply for entry

Abingdon & Witney College

School Leavers, Apprenticeships, Further and Adult Education in Oxfordshire - Abingdon & Witney College (abingdon-witney.ac.uk)


This college offers a variety of vocational courses from Level 1 to Level 4.  Register to attend this event

Open Ended

BCA, Berkshire College of Agriculture

Vocational, Technical, & Higher Education | BCA


1 May

from 5-7.30pm

BCA are an agriculture college based on the outskirts of Maidenhead.  They offer a wide range of Animal and Land Based courses as well as Early Years, Motor Vehicle Maintenance and much more. Open Ended

Sparsholt College, Hampshire

Welcome to Sparsholt College and University Centre - Sparsholt College Hampshire
Wednesday 1 May from 5.30-7.00pm and Thursday 13 June from 5.30-7.00pm

Sparsholt is an agricultural college offering a broad choice of Countryside learning.

Open ended

City of Oxford College, Active Learning

City of Oxford College (activatelearning.ac.uk)

City Centre Open Event:Wednesday 8 May 4.30-7.30pm

Blackbird Leys Event Wednesday 1 May 4.30 - 7.30pm

City of Oxford College offer a broad range of courses and programmes from Beauty to Business, Construction to Media as well as a range of

A-Levels, T-Levels and Apprenticeships

Open Ended

The Henley College

Home | The Henley College Oxfordshire

  The Henley College offer a broad range of A-Level/Applied A- Level choices including a few not so widely available courses such as Law and Criminology. They also offer a host of Level 2 and 3 Diploma courses from Travel & Tourism to Film, TV and Radio production and Applied Science to Engineering and much more.  Open Ended

Bucks College Group, which includes Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Amersham Colleges


High Wycombe  
Tuesday 18 June 

Saturday 22 June


Thursday 20 June

  Open Ended

UTC Oxfordshire

UTC Oxfordshire

  UTC Oxfordshire Sixth Form is different to the standard post-16 experience. In their Sixth Form, they help students develop independence and freedom, supporting and challenging them to learn in a way that prepares them for the world of work. They offer a varied STEM focused curriculum that allows students to combine A levels with BTECs in a small learning environment where they are really known by their teachers. Open Ended








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