Events

Upcoming Opportunities, Events and Experiences

Weekly delivery at Skills Launchpad Plymouth:


Open Days

Access Creative College

Tues 25th Jun 2024 - 6 pm-7:30 pm

Thurs 22nd Aug 2024 - 10 am-3 pm (Open Day & GCSE Drop-In Day)

Fri 22nd Aug 202 - 10 am-3 pm (Open Day & GCSE Drop-In Day)

Book a place here: https://www.accesscreative.ac.uk/events/


Taster Days

Access Creative College

Open for any creative students who are in Year 10 - Year 13 so that they can come and have a 'taster' of some of the practical activities found within our Games, Music & Esports departments.

Tues 16th Jul 2024 - 11 am-1 pm

Book a place here: https://www.accesscreative.ac.uk/events/


23 May, 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Drop-in Open Day

Discovery College, Plymouth

Visit us – Open Days & Info Sessions – Discovery College


24 May, 10.00am - 1.00pm

11 July, 10.00am - 1.00pm

8 July 2024, 10.00am - 11.00am

Taster Sessions

South Devon University Technical College

Please click here to book your place on any open event


5 June 2024, 9.00am - 1.30pm

Young Chef Team Challenge

City College Plymouth

Get ready for an exhilarating culinary showdown at the Young Chef Team Challenge! A chance for aspiring young chefs eager to showcase their talent and creativity in the kitchen, we’re calling on local school teams, made up of three culinary wizards, to join us in a dynamic battle of taste, presentation, and teamwork.

Participants will have the exciting challenge of rolling up their sleeves, donning their chef whites, and bringing their A-game as they prepare, cook, and serve a spectacular three-course meal, all within a two-hour timeframe. The victorious team will not only earn the coveted title of Young Chef Team Champions with a Masterchef-style apron to match, but will also secure a complimentary spot in our prestigious Junior Chef Academy, an opportunity of a lifetime to further refine their skills and passion for the culinary arts. To register your interest, please complete your details below and a member of the team will be in touch.

Young Chef Team Challenge - City College Plymouth (cityplym.ac.uk)


1-5 July 2024

In-Person Work Experience - Tops Day Nurseries

Speakers for Schools

FACE-2-FACE work experience with Tops Day Nurseries – July 1st-5th

An opportunity of a 5-day face-to-face work experience placement, available at Tops Day Nurseries. There is an opening for 3 students at each of their 31 nurseries across the Southwest. Each student will need an enhanced DBS costing £38 – if you require any support with this, please let us know and we will do our best to help.

If this is of interest, please register onto the Speakers for Schools’ portal to complete the application. This will be a popular placement and places are expected to go quickly, therefore please note that the current application deadline for 24th May could close earlier.

Any questions or queries regarding this opportunity, please get in touch and contact us: Careers Lead – Rachel Illingworth.


1 July-23 August 2024

Virtual Insight into University course - For Years 11 & 12

EDT

Years 11 & 12

We are delighted to let you know that we are now accepting applications for our extremely popular Virtual Insight into University course. 

This course is a comprehensive virtual experience allowing students to explore STEM studies at university and the career opportunities that these subjects can lead to.  It will also give students access to information on student life, STEM projects and activities set by leading UK universities and global STEM companies, first year undergraduate lectures, live interactive sessions with academics, admissions tutors, employers and current students. 

The course will run during the period 1st July – 23rd August 2024 and can be completed flexibility to fit around other commitments.  On completion of the course which involves 30hrs of study, students will receive a Silver Industrial Cadets Award.

There is a fee of £95 to access this course but we do have bursaries available for eligible students eg. Those who are in receipt of Free School Meals, Pupil Premium etc.


6 July 2024, 10.00am

Apprenticeship Open Day

Greenlight

We'd like to invite you to Greenlight's special Apprenticeship Open Day this July! Building on the incredible success of our other recent events, we're pulling out all the stops for this very special Open Day at our Apprenticeship Training Centre in Plympton!

Our Plymouth training centre will be open from 10AM until 1PM, and we want to meet YOU. If you've ever wondered what it's like to pick up tools and try a trade - we'll give you the opportunity, right here in our training centre!

We'll have live demonstrations of a number of trades onsite, and all the relevant PPE (safety equipment) ready and waiting. Our trainers will be there to advise you and offer guidance. All that you need to do is turn up and get stuck in!

Our team will be on hand to answer all your questions about how it all works, how we operate, what we do, how we can help you gain an Apprenticeship, and what the next steps are. Find out what we can do for you!

Walk-ins welcome - come and visit anytime between 10AM and 1PM. Free parking and refreshments available onsite too! Open to anyone of any age and experience.

Come along and ask questions, get a feel for the trade you're interested in, and start planning your future career!

Greenlight Plymouth Apprenticeship Open Day - July Event Tickets, Sat 6 Jul 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite


8-10th July 2024

Discover the Film Industry

Speakers for Schools

8th-10th July:  ‘Discover the Film Industry’ – an insight into different roles including a casting director, an assistant director, a location director, a producer, a talent agent and former Bond girl actress and black belt martial arts expert Rachel Grant, from Die Another Day!

Please see their weekly newsletter here for opportunity highlights and see the flyers for Spring and Summer opportunities also attached to this email.  You can also view all student work experience opportunities via the Speakers for Schools portal or on their website.


8-12th July 2024

Mondelez International Virtual Work Experience Opportunity

Speakers for Schools


18 / 23 / 25 July 2024D

Virtual Work Experience - More than Grown Up Lego

3D Reid

Organisation: 3DReid

Age: 14 - 19

Duration: 1 day

Industry: Architecture

Application deadline: 20/06/2024

Dates: 18/07/2024 - 18/07/2024

Timings: 10:00 - 15:00

Type: Virtual work experience

Are you a young, creative mind with a passion for design and innovation? Do you dream of shaping the skylines of tomorrow? Is your passion the history and future of our evolving landscapes? Look no further! Join 3DReid for three action packed days to dive into the dynamic world of architecture.

You will gain:

·      Hands-on experience in architectural design and drafting.

·      Insight into the latest industry trends and technologies.

·      Talks from our talented team of architects, designers, and clients.

·      Introduction to Interior design.

·      Discussions surrounding sustainability with buildings.

·      Project work to where you will design your own building.

Please note that this placement is for three days and not for one - The days covered will be the 18th, 23rd and 25th July and full participation of all three days is required.

When applying, answer the following questions

  • Passion: What cause(s) are you passionate about? Please also explain why.
  • Creative: What would you create if you were given £100,000 tomorrow?

Experience You Will Gain:

  • Hands-on experience in architectural design and drafting.
  • Insight into the latest industry trends and technologies.
  • Talks from our talented team of architects, designers, and clients.
  • Introduction to Interior design.
  • Discussions surrounding sustainability with buildings.
  • Project work to where you will design your own building.

Skills You Will Gain:

  •  Listening
  •  Speaking
  •  Problem Solving
  •  Creativity
  •  Staying Positive
  •  Leadership
  •  Teamwork

Apply here: Speakers for Schools account registration


6 September 2024, 10.00am

Apprenticeship Open Day

Greenlight

We'd like to invite you to Greenlight's special Apprenticeship Open Day this September! Building on the incredible success of our other recent events, we're pulling out all the stops for this very special Open Day at our Apprenticeship Training Centre in Plympton!

Our Plymouth training centre will be open from 10AM until 1PM, and we want to meet YOU. If you've ever wondered what it's like to pick up tools and try a trade - we'll give you the opportunity, right here in our training centre!

We'll have live demonstrations of a number of trades onsite, and all the relevant PPE (safety equipment) ready and waiting. Our trainers will be there to advise you and offer guidance. All that you need to do is turn up and get stuck in!

Our team will be on hand to answer all your questions about how it all works, how we operate, what we do, how we can help you gain an Apprenticeship, and what the next steps are. Find out what we can do for you!

Walk-ins welcome - come and visit anytime between 10AM and 1PM. Free parking and refreshments available onsite too! Open to anyone of any age and experience.

Come along and ask questions, get a feel for the trade you're interested in, and start planning your future career!

Greenlight Plymouth Apprenticeship Open Day - September Event Tickets, Sat 7 Sep 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite


22-24 October 2024

Year 11 Course Taster Sessions

City College Plymouth

This October half-term, why not try something new? If you’re in Year 11 and want to try out any of our courses, our free taster sessions are the perfect opportunity.

Not only will you get hands-on, but you’ll also meet people who could be in your lecture group if you enrol on a course with us.

Click here to book your place!

What’s on?

Tuesday 22 October, 10.30am – 3.00pm

  • Automotive

If you are interested in tinkering with motors, cars and bikes, come and have a go at checking essential fluid levels and see how diagnostic equipment communicates with the vehicle, and take part in our wheel change challenge!

  • Computing

Could you be the next Bill Gates? Are you curious about the world of computers and technology? Then look no further! Receive hands-on experience in coding, problem-solving, and digital creativity and learn from our experienced lecturers. It’s your chance to dip your toes into the exciting world of computing and discover the endless possibilities it offers.

  • Engineering, Fabrication & Welding

Are you a budding engineer trying to decide what route to take? If you enjoy working with your hands and fancy giving our state-of-the-art machinery and tools a go, join us for our engineering, fabrication and welding taster session.

  • Live Events

Go behind the scenes and experience how the technical wizards work their magic in our fully-equipped drama and dance studios. In this taster session, you will learn all about lighting, sound, health and safety, and general event management from the professionals.

  • Media

Whether you’re aspiring to be a film director, graphic designer, podcaster, or photographer, our media taster has it all! Participate in practical workshops and get to grips with everything from video production to design and unleash your creativity.

  • Science

Roll up your lab coat sleeves, put on your goggles and experience the various science courses on offer at City College Plymouth. Whether you’re interested in chemistry, biology or physics, this taster session offers something for everyone.

  • Travel & Tourism

Are you passionate about exploring new destinations, creating memorable travel experiences, and making a career out of your dreams? Explore the diverse world of travel and tourism and find out if it’s the right career choice for you. Get a taste of what it’s like to work in this dynamic industry through an interactive session and real-world scenarios.

Wednesday 23 October, 10.30am – 3.00pm

  • Construction Services – Plumbing & Electrical

Join our interactive construction sessions for hands-on experience in both plumbing and electrical work. The College provides strong support and excellent facilities to enhance your learning journey and this session gives you a taste of what we can offer!

  • Construction Trades – Bricklaying, Painting & Decorating, Plastering & Wood Trades

Dive into brick and woodwork, perfect for those who love outdoor problem- solving, with hands-on tasks like building brick pyramids and crafting wood joints. Explore your creative side in plastering, and painting and decorating, mastering the art with practical experience in a simulated work environment.

  • Dance

This session provides comprehensive training with experienced lecturers. You’ll have the opportunity to explore various dance styles and techniques, enhancing your versatility as a dancer.

  • Games Development

If you are curious about the world of gaming, this is the session for you! Using the latest games development tools, you will spend most of the session immersed in the world of games development. The session will help you experience two of the most important aspects of building a computer game.

  • Health & Childhood Education

Did you know there are over 144 different jobs in the care sector? This taster will offer you the opportunity to find out about the various topics you could study, take part in interactive workshops exploring activities for children and their learning styles, and hear from course lecturers and industry professionals about how to take your first steps towards a career in the caring professions.

  • Hospitality & Catering

Are you a young aspiring chef or hospitality enthusiast looking to kickstart your culinary journey? Within this workshop, you’ll learn from experienced lecturers who have real-world expertise in the hospitality and catering field and gain hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art kitchen facility.

  • Performing Arts

This session is led by experienced lecturers who are passionate about the performing arts and can help you develop your talents and skills. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in various aspects of performance, from acting on stage to vocal training. Don’t miss out on the chance to follow your passion and embark on an exciting and fulfilling career in performing arts with us!

Thursday 24 October, 10.30am – 3.00pm

  • Art

Our workshop is a blank canvas waiting for your imagination to run wild! Explore your artistic side and try every medium from drawing to printing. Put paintbrush to paper with our art taster. Explore drawing, textiles, sculpture, and much more.

  • Business

A must for any fans of BBC One’s The Apprentice, you’ll hear from course lecturers and industry professionals while working together in teams to design and market your own company, building up to a final group pitch.

  • Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Want to know the secrets behind gorgeous nails, flawless make-up and glamorous hair styling? Get the inside scoop in our hair and beauty taster session. After taking part in two workshops during the day, there will also be the opportunity to showcase your skills.

  • Marine Engineering (Boat Building)

Do you see yourself becoming a builder with a difference? Our marine engineering and boatbuilding taster session will provide you with an insight into a career building boats rather than building houses! Whether your ambitions lie in building ships or outfitting the latest super yachts, our industry experts will take you through the basics during this hands-on session.

  • Music

If you love music then this taster session is for you! Working in groups, you will create your own live music piece that you will perform in the afternoon. You will also learn more about the different opportunities available in the music business, and hear from lecturers about their experiences in the industry – from their education and training to playing live and much more.

  • Public Services

Are you someone who can make a difference and display skills recognised by employers across the world?! Why not come and sample a day in the life of a public services student? Experience various events including interactive crime scenes, military style fitness and looking at the UK government to understand how and why decisions are made. Working in the public sector has hugely rewarding opportunities – are you ready to be the change?

  • Sport

Sport brings in £39 billion pounds to the UK each year! Are you ready to be part of it? Come along to our taster session and experience fitness testing in our elite laboratory, try your hand at recovery sports massage and understand exactly how and why our bodies are designed the way they are. Hear from our experienced industry lecturers and see how the sports career of your dreams is not a million miles away!

This event is running Tuesday 22 October to Thursday 24 October (10.30am – 3.00pm).

Year 11 Course Taster Sessions - City College Plymouth (cityplym.ac.uk)


If your son/daughter is interested in attending any of the events, workshops, taster sessions we post here and on our social media pages, please notify either myself – Rachel Illingworth: Careers Lead for ACE Schools, their mentor/Academic Lead or Head of Provision and we will look into organising their attendance.