Careers: Opportunities over the coming weeks *Updated*

EASTER HOLIDAY- Virtual Work Experience for Year 10 Students.

Springpod’s April virtual work experience programmes are closing their application windows next Monday (March 29th). There are over 20 programmes which are completely free for students (and always will be). They include everything from politics and journalism, to fashion and engineering. They can be completed at time that suits your students and offer a certificate great for CVs, cover letters and interviews upon completion.

The programmes are open to applications from students in Year 10-13 and will run between April 6th and 16th.

You can view all of our April programmes here

Please note that Year 10 students MUST NOT under any circumstances apply for work experience during term time. There will be other opportunities within school  which parents will be informed of shortly.


This opportunity for students will take place outside of school and is unsupervised by school. Whilst we check as rigorously as we can to ensure that safeguarding protocols are followed, we cannot be responsible for and monitor the content of any virtual content which may involve live dialogue between students and outside members of the community. We would encourage parents to have oversight of online conversations and to raise any concerns with Heathfield Community School immediately.  

Army Careers Events:




 Talk Name

Extra Detail




Adjutant General's Corps virtual event



Royal Armoured Corps virtual event






Intelligence Corps virtual event





Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers virtual event



Army Air Corps virtual event



LGBTQ+ Trans Day of Visibility

 This event is suitable for candidates at any stage of the pipeline. Join us to hear from servings trans soldiers and officers and ask them any questions as part of an inclusive conversation in a safe space. They’ll share their experiences of life in the Army, coming out, transitioning, feeling safe and comfortable being themselves.


Fund University with the British Army virtual event

 Suitable for  looking for what funding options are available.

This event will look at the different funding options, including: Scholarships, Bursaries, Medical Bursaries, Music Bursaries and fully funded in-service degrees.

TalentEd Academies – Doing Your Degree Differently for young people - 31st March

Exploring what university-level study is all about, discovering opportunities to get degree-level qualifications locally including degree apprenticeships, hearing from students who are already studying in Somerset, and activities to research these options yourself

All associated resources for each broadcast are available on the EBP website for you and students to access at your convenience.  In addition, all broadcasts will remain available for you and students to access on the Learn Live Partner Page for the next 12 months to support curriculum inputs

NSSW - Inspiring Stories – Years 11, 12 and 13

During these one-hour live webinars, local professionals from different sectors will talk about their pathway through HE into the workplace, how HE has helped them succeed in their career, the lessons they’ve learnt along the way and what they wish they’d known when they were 16-18-years old.  Providing inspiring examples of people with whom they can identify, who have progressed through HE and have fostered a career in the working world. After hearing from the speakers, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions for the panel to answer. Click here to download our Pre-Easter IS Events document for more details.

  • Spotlight on Healthcare - Wednesday 31st March 2021, 16:00-17:00 via Zoom
  • Spotlight on Public Services Thursday 1st April 2021, 11:15-12:15 via Zoom 


Bridgwater and Taunton College are offering some online taster sessions on the jobs below:

Barbering Online Taster – Monday 29 March 2021 - 4.30pm – 5.30pm
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Hairdressing Online Taster – Tuesday 30 March 2021 - 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Hairdressing Online Taster - Bridgwater & Taunton College (
Beauty Online Taster – Tuesday 30 March 2021 - 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Beauty Online Taster - Bridgwater & Taunton College (

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