Explore, Inspire, Support - Our Parent Zone

If you are looking to support your child with researching a particular career, trying to help them find something that they are interested in exploring, trying to understand apprenticeships and where they might be on offer or simply looking for better direction on courses available at local institutions - Keep checking this page. 


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      16-18 Year Olds Opportunities at West Suffolk College 


The next Virtual Open Event will take place on Thursday 11th February 5.30pm to 7.30pm. To book your place, please CLICK HERE

You can also watch a YouTube presentation from West Suffolk College HERE

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The 2021 BFI Academy opportunity for young people interested in going into the film industry is coming to Suffolk schools and colleges!

Students aged 16-19 can apply to join online (via zoom) in the February half term 13th – 19th Feb. The course is £25 and students will make a short film and work towards an Arts Award.

Applications close on 3rd February 2021.



Suffolk New College

E-Sports and Information Technology (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Starting September 2021

For more information Click Here



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We currently have opportunities for school leavers to undertake a four-year fully funded Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions delivered in partnership with Queen Mary’s University London starting September 2021.

While working at Morgan Stanley, we will support you to achieve a degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (BSc). You will benefit from theory-based learning at University, coupled with working alongside industry experts allowing you to develop practical skills in Technology within the Financial Industry.





BBB Including either Mathematics or Computer Science, excludes Critical
Thinking & General Studies 


3o points overall with 5,5,5 in three Higher Level subjects including either Mathematics
or Computer Science


RQF (2016) DDD in Computing with
a B in A Level Mathematics 


Access to HE in either Computing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or IT and Product Design with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher

Mathematics at grade B or 5







Join us at our Apprenticeship Insight Events to learn more about what Programmes we offer at our London office and what it’s really like to be an Apprentice at Morgan Stanley.


Join Morgan Stanley’s Technology Apprenticeship Insight session to hear about the Technology Degree Apprenticeship starting in London in September 2021.  

Date: 19 January 2021 Time: 16:30-17:30 





Join us for an overview on how to navigate our recruitment process for our Apprentice Programmes across London. We will take you through our application process step by step to ensure you have all the necessary information to set you up for success when you apply.

Date: 21 January 2021

Time: 16:30-17:30

Insight to Vodafone 

  • Thursday 10th December, 5pm - 6pm 
  • An exclusive insight to one of the worlds largest telecoms giants with £44billion in revenue 
  • Fast tracks for their technology apprenticeship programs 
  • Open to all Y13 students looking to do an apprenticeship in Technology
  • Parents are welcome to join 
  • *Please note this is going to be a very interactive session, cameras and microphones will be enabled for you to fully participate
  • Limited spaces (30 spots only!!)
Resignation Link:


 Suffolk New College

Further Virtual Taster Events now available for December Click Here to book your place.

Taster event December

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Eventbrite have teamed up with Aveva to provide a series of Webinars about Early Careers. Starting next week Charlotte Stegall will be interviewing a variety of people within their roles, from Chief Financial Officer, Marketing and PR and Communication. For a short description of planned talks and to register please Click Here




Coaching your children to a successful career

InvestIN provides students aged 12-18 with the opportunity to work alongside top professionals in some of the world's most competitive and desirable careers - law, medicine, investment banking, engineering and many more.

Register now for our free-of-charge 'Live Online' event where executives from these industries will tell you:

  • The most in-demand skills top employers are looking for, and how to get them
  • The role you can play in helping them achieve their aims
  • Guidance on work experience, interview techniques, LinkedIn profiles and more
  • Why your child's career starts at school

This event is for parents of children aged 12-18.

Time: Dec 10, 2020 7:30 PM in London

To register please Click Here

Suffolk One

One Sixth Form College offers post-16 courses and progression for students with SEND and complex medical needs within out Foundation Learning area. They take students from both the local special schools as well as students with an EHCP from the local high schools who may not get the entry requirements to enter Level 2 qualifications in Sixth Form or College.

For more information Click here



    16-18 Year Olds Opportunities at West Suffolk College 


To view West Suffolk College Prospectus for 2021/2022: Click here


Open Events (Virtual)

Suffolk New College:Offering Bookable Taster Events:  Click here

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Ipswich Campus

  • Tuesday 1st December - 17:30 - 20:00 (virtual online event)
  • Saturday 27th February - 09:30 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 5th May - 17:30 - 20:00

Suffolk Rural (Formaly Otley College):  Please scroll down on the page from the link to Suffolk New College for Rural taster information.

  • Tuesday 8th December - 17:30 - 20:00 (virtual online event)
  • Saturday 6th March - 09:30 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 12th May - 17:30 - 20:00

 To look through their prospectus for potential courses: Click here



Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.



Careermag: Your resource in finding the right post-16 option for you

Careermag offers a complete guide to apprenticeships, courses and university opportunities, along with useful articles offering education and career advice.

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