Useful Links and Subject Specific Opportunities

Useful Links


Springpod offers virtual work experience opportunities for students aged 14-18 years old. Gain experience with the top employers in the UK. Free and live programmes in the most sought after industries.  Programmes include an array of subject areas from politics and journalism to fashion and engineering.  The latest programmes will be running in October (the deadline for applying is 19th October 2021).

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Connect with world-leading organisations, including

Meet employers, do the work - get noticed

  • Live workshops with employers - Meet professionals in interactive workshops.
  • Real work with real teams - Work on projects and assignments to show employers what you can do.
  • Get ahead with new skills & knowledgeLearn new skills and develop industry knowledge.
  • Build your profileEarn certificates and build a portfolio of work that will make your personal statement and CV stand out.


Click here to view a full list of programmes on offer.



Speakers for Schools: 

Speakers for Schools are excited to present a weekly VTalks schedule! This schedule will be updated weekly and talks will be targeted to different age groups and is accessible if you click here.

Here is next week’s live broadcast schedule and upcoming talks.

Live broadcasts are a great way for students to hear directly from leading figures from a range of industries, and have the opportunity to ask questions via a moderated Q&A. Please feel free to share with your staff and students! Please note that you have to register your students in advance.


Last minute sign up




Thurs 7th Oct 2-2:40pm

Access All Areas Broadcast: Jessica Taylor-Bearman, Author, Artist, Blogger


For KS3-5/S1-6

Join us for an Access All Areas Campaign Broadcast! Access All Areas aims to raise awareness around the issue of inclusivity in the workplace for people with disabilities as well as inspiring more young people with disabilities to consider their career ambitions, aim high, and experience the world of work for themselves. We will be speaking to Author, Artist and Blogger, Jessica Taylor-Bearman about her experiences of suffering from a chronic illness and achieving her dream of becoming a best-selling author. Jessica is passionate about empowering young people to follow their dreams no matter the barriers they face.

Click here to register





Tues 12th October 10-10:40am

Access All Areas Broadcast: Robert Wainwright, CEO, WWA Consultants & Former Chair, POhWER


For KS4-5/S4-6

Join us for an Access All Areas broadcast with Robert Wainwright, CEO, WWA Consultants & Former Chair, POhWER. Rob will be speaking about what it means to be an advocate and how we can all ensure that we are empowering others.

Click here to register

Tues 12th October 2-2:45pm

Alison Phillips, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Mirror


For KS4-5/S4-6

Are you a budding journalist? Want to find out about what it takes to forge a career in journalism and what senior editors are looking for? Join us for a Broadcast with Alison Phillips, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Mirror. Alison will be sharing her valuable insights into a career in journalism and will be reflecting on her main achievements and the life lessons she has learnt along the way.

Click here to register

Wed 13th Oct 10-10:40am

Access All Areas Broadcast: Paul Maynard, MP, Blackpool North and Cleveleys


For KS3-5/S1-6

Join us for an Access All Areas broadcast with Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys. Paul will be discussing his career in politics, how workplaces are becoming more supportive spaces for everyone and he will be sharing his advice on getting into the world of work.

Click here to register

Wed 13th Oct 2-2:45pm

Chris Sherwood, Chief Executive, RSPCA


For KS3-5/S1-6

Do you want to learn about what the RSPCA does to help your favourite animals? Maybe you want to find out about what it is like to work for a charity. Join us for a Broadcast with Chris Sherwood. During this broadcast you will learn about the role of the RSPCA and some of the memorable moments that Chris has had whilst working for the charity.

Click here to register


National Teen Book Club

A fantastic opportunity for young people interested in boosting their English grades and/or careers in writing and publishing. Share a reading experience, hear from inspirational leading figures from the literary world and become a published author in our virtual library! This placement runs for five weeks starting on Wednesday 10th November 3:30-4:30pm. Sign up here to gain access to discounted copies of our next book, Chinglish by Sue Cheung.





Doctors Live - Interactive Virtual Anatomy Club

Doctors Live is a team of doctors passionate about inspiring the next generation of students into a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions. It runs a weekly interactive anatomy club covering live virtual dissections of the human body, discussing how the systems of the body work and what could go wrong. Please note that there are costs associated with enrolling onto this club.


They are starting the next anatomy club for this academic year in November 2021. These sessions have run throughout the pandemic and received great feedback, and would like to offer more students the chance to gain an insight into a career as a medical professional. It ensures the sessions are fun, interactive, and accessed online from the comfort of the students' home. Each session will cover an organ system and delve into:

  1. How the organ system works
  2. What could go wrong
  3. Live virtual operations
  4. Live practical examinations
  5. Reviewing anonymised real-life cases and scans


The sessions are perfect for any student aged 14+ interested in a career in healthcare and certificates will be provided for participation.


The sessions run live every Thursday from 6pm until 8pm, covering a new system each week. The complete program runs for 12 weeks (covering the 12 organ systems) from November 2021 to January 2022. Recordings of the session will also be available on demand to rewatch later. 


Please note, places are limited to a first come first serve basis. To learn more about the club and how you can sign up, please visit:


University of Cambridge - Magdalene College Newsletter - May 2021

Click here or on the image below to access the latest Newsletter.


Shaping Futures

Shaping Futures launched an 8-Week online IAG programme from Monday 27th April.

Click here to see the full schedule. 

Shaping Futures The Brilliant Club's Scholar Programme for Y10 students - information for parents here.



The WOW Show

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Cambridge University Engineering Society - Online Access Week

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Oxbridge Schools Liaison 

Click on the links below to find out more.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9) 

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11) 
Meta-Cognitive Learning Strategies
Subject Matters: A-Levels, Degrees, Careers

Other useful resources from the Oxbridge Schools Liaison:

Super-Curricular Suggestions Document

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences Webinars 

Advancing Access


Royal Air Force Apprenticeships

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The virtual resources are bitesize sessions, and will have a focus each week to help you develop your employability as well as knowledge around aviation. 

Click here to find out more.


Subject Specific Opportunities

Please find additional careers resources to support home learning below: