Career Insights (Ages 13-15 and 16-18) gives students the opportunity to experience life in their chosen career, or industry, first-hand whilst living in the heart of London, one of the world’s most exciting cities. Learning from experts in the field, students will receive practical feedback and personal career coaching to prepare them for future success. Content is designed to offer participants practical workshops inspiring them to begin carving out their future careers. This programme is also ideal for a students who have done our Academic Insights programme in the past, and maybe want to try a different location, or network with graduates or industry leaders in their field. Students on the business programme will visit RISE Barclays (the home of Fintech start-ups and scale-ups), game design students will participate in Virtual Reality workshops with their peers, Fine Art students will be taken around the Tate Modern on the South Bank, Medicine students will use dummies to learn how to suture in a Make a Medic workshop, and law students will take part in a mock trial and visit The Old Bailey, London’s iconic criminal court, among many other courses. This is the perfect programme for students wanting to find out whether their chosen profession is really for them.
With accommodation in Bloomsbury, in the heart of London, students on this course are perfectly placed to get to get to know the city really well. Whether learning how to navigate the famous underground (or Tube), or taking the now infamous Boris bus, students will take in the sights of the capital, from the imposing Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey to the small independent shops on the King’s Rd in Chelsea or Portobello market. London has so much to offer. Our capital city is internationally renowned for being the centre of business, innovation and creativity. As well as spending time learning with their peers, students will get plenty of opportunity to see the sites and visit museums, galleries, restaurants and cafes with our fantastic social schedule.
Located between Bloomsbury and Kings Cross, our Central London accommodation offers a comfortable, convenient base from which to explore the city. We make the most of our great location by visiting industry hubs across the city and enjoying the incredible food, culture and history on offer.
Participants stay in comfortable single, en-suite bedrooms with access to common rooms and social spaces with pool tables and quiet study areas, perfect for downtime.
Our Career Insights accommodation is situated in a Grade II Listed buildings in London’s Bloomsbury. University College London (UCL), a perfect place to stay surrounded by world-leading education institutions.
With the majority single, en-suite bedrooms, students can make the most of comfortable bedrooms with modern common rooms and communal space.
The Accommodation is five minutes walk from Euston Station. The closest underground station is Euston Square, and only ten minutes walk from The British Museum, The British Library and The Brunswick Centre, a great location for our social and cultural activities.
Each subject syllabus is designed and taught by experts, with experience working in their field, often with an academic background from top universities for each subject. Our tutors care about the futures of each participant and will make sure that their learning is targeted to them.
One of the most popular aspects of the course is the opportunity to receive hands-on, practical experience in a chosen subject area. Examples include dissections in Medicine, robotic arm building in Engineering or visiting a courtroom for Law.
1:1 Career Coaching
Participants receive weekly 1:1 mentor sessions with their career coach, who will make sure each individual is progressing as desired and receiving tailored feedback and support on their professional development.
With the support of expert tutors, all participants on the Career Insights programme complete a project during their course. With expert panels and workshops to support their progress, teams work towards a final presentation of their project to industry professionals.
Students will immerse themselves in their subject of interest through unique industry visits to sites like RISE Barclays and London Business School for our Business Management Programme, and a tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on our Engineering Course. For students looking for insider insights into Medicine, there will be visits to the Old Operating Theatre and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. And for our Law programme, students will experience memorable excursions to the Royal Courts of Justice and the Supreme Court to name a few. This year we have added courses in Game Design, Creative Writing & Film, Architecture & Design and Fine Art to our offering, with additional visits to the Tate, Harry Potter studios and Hobs 3D in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Students on the Career Insights course in London can study the following subjects:
13 – 15 year olds:
16 – 18 year olds:
The weekly timetable includes project sessions, industry workshops, subject-related site visits and activities, guest speakers and dinners out at restaurants in the capital, as well as the final graduation ceremony.
|AM||Arrivals||Project Session||Project Session||Industry Workshop||Industry Workshop||Career 1:1||Subject-Based Full-Day Excursion|
|PM||Arrivals||Industry Workshop||Project Session||Subject-Based Site Visit||Industry Workshop||Project Session|
|Eve||Ice-Breaker Games||House of Vans Skate Park||Guest Speaker||Visit a West End show||Quiz Night||Game Show||Dinner in Covent Garden|
|AM||Free Time||Project Session||Project Session||Industry Workshop||Career 1:1||Presentation||Departures|
|PM||London walking tour & Greenwich river cruise||Industry Workshop||Project Session||Subject-Based visit||Industry Workshop||Graduation|
|Eve||Tennis/Football||Talent Show||Guest Speaker||The British Museum Lates||Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe||Graduation Party & Prizes|
Academic credit may be available for four-week courses. If you would like to be awarded credit for attending the programme we must liaise with your school to satisfy its criteria and arrange the credit before you arrive in the UK. We communicate directly with your school to ensure that the subject material and delivery fit with specific requirements. Students who wish to receive a credit transfer should consult their school guidance counsellor.
Every student takes home a certificate of attendance, along with a full report card written by the Course Director and tutors. Reports include an assessment of progress and achievement as well as suggestions for consolidation and further studies. We can send a copy of the certificate and report card to your school as proof of academic achievement.
The academic work undertaken during the programme provide an excellent foretaste of college level study, helping students make the transition to a more independent, and self-motivated learning style. A summer programme taken in Oxford, Cambridge or UCL in London is always an impressive addition to a college application, and can make a big difference in the competitive selection process.
Increasing numbers of students are interested in applying to a British university. Specific guidance on applying through the UCAS system can be arranged upon request.
Our social and activities programme in London is a key part of the programme. Students will take part in a full-day excursion to a site related to their chosen careers culminating in a dinner out somewhere in London, like Covent Garden or Sloane Square. There is so much to see and do in London, students will also have plenty of opportunity to go off and do things with their friends, especially as the accommodation is so central. There will be walking tours of the city, a Thames River cruise, as well as activities in the evenings, including a visit to a West End show like Wicked or The Lion King. Every Tuesday, the programme welcomes a motivational guest speaker from an inspirational background, giving them a chance to hear about their journey to a successful and rewarding career.
14 – 27 July 2024
30 June – 13 July 2024 and 14 – 27 July 2024
Please use our Courses Hub for further details on specific courses, dates and locations.
Cost for two week course – £5,995