Careers Bulletin: April 2015

Dear Students, Parents & Carers

The Sixth Form College application process has now closed.

Applications for Further Education College are accepted throughout year but popular courses fill up quickly so the sooner you apply the more chance you have of gaining a place on the course you want. Applications can be made by filling in the application form in the back of the prospectus which can be ordered either by telephone, online or picked up from the school Library. You can also download an application form directly from the College websites.

Lists of College open events are advertised around the school, on the school website and are detailed below. Students should be encouraged to attend these as the College environment and facilities can vary and it will help them to decide which establishment they prefer to study in.

Students who are undecided should still apply to College to reserve a place. The place can always be turned down at a later stage if another appropriate option is found. Students can and should apply to more than one College to ensure they have a backup in place.

Colchester Institute
Colchester Campus – Wednesday 10th June from 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Braintree Campus – Thursday 11th June from 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Book your place online at Tel No: 01206 712777

Writtle College
Saturday 25th April from 10.00am – 2.00pm
Wednesday 20th May from 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Saturday 27th June from 10.00am – 2.00pm

Book your place online at Tel No: 01245 424200

Chelmsford College
Monday 20th April from 6.00pm – 8.30pm Tel No: 01245 265611

(Check on individual websites before travelling in case of any amendments)


An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so that you can earn a wage while you learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications at the same time. Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete and cover 1500 job roles in a wide range of industries. If you are considering this option visit the National Apprenticeship Service website at to look at available vacancies and apply online. You may also find your own employment and then arrange to have your training delivered via a local College or Training Provider.


If you are not quite ready for an Apprenticeship then consider a Traineeship which prepares you for your future career by helping you to become ‘work ready’.
Traineeships provide essential work preparation training, Maths and English and work experience that is needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.
They are delivered by training providers and funded by the government, with employers providing the valuable work experience placement and interview as part of the programme.
You can search for Traineeship opportunities on the National Apprenticeship Service website at


If you are interested in finding an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or Employment as an alternative to continuing in full time education I can help with job searching, CV writing and interview skills. There is also a selection of current available opportunities located in the Library.


To book an appointment contact Mrs Barker (admin office) or you can drop in during break, lunch or after school on Thursdays (located in the Library).


Lynne Pembroke
Tabor Academy Careers Adviser