Discover a new career with our Young Professionals

Young Professionals

Located at two prestigious UK boarding schools, Young Professionals (Ages 13-15 & 16-18) combines classroom-based theory with practical sessions across a range of careers, giving them an opportunity to get some ‘hands-on’ experience.

This programme is open to 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds, offering 25 hours of tuition in their chosen subject per week. Courses will takes place at d’Overbroeck’s College, one of Oxford’s most prestigious and innovative pre-university institutions, and at the exclusive Tonbridge School in Kent.

Career Path Options

Students can choose one of the following career paths to explore:

  • Medicine (d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford)
  • Engineering (d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford)
  • Business & Enterprise (d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford and Tonbridge School, Kent)
  • International Relations (Tonbridge School, Kent)
  • Digital Marketing & Communications (d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford and Tonbridge School, Kent)
  • Forensic Science & Criminology (Tonbridge School, Kent)
  • Software Development (d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford)
  • Architecture (d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford)
  • Sport Science & Nutrition (Tonbridge School, Kent)

Course Overview

Young Professionals combines professional skills tuition with a choice of vocational disciplines. Students choose one subject per 2-week course and receive specialist tuition which provides an opportunity to discover potential career options.

‘Young Professionals’ receive a variety of teaching styles, including theory lessons, practical sessions and group project work. Two full-day excursions are also provided each week, including an online ‘Study-in-Action’ seminar related to a student’s chosen specialism.

The social programme and weekly excursions are all designed to link with the academic syllabus each week. Students are always busy and having fun inside and outside the classroom with the extensive social programme of local activities and visits to places of interest.

Activities

To ensure our students have fun, make friends and get to know the UK, we have an exciting programme of on-site activities and days out. Days out of the school are split into two types: ‘excursions’ and ‘study-in-action days’. Study-in-action days take the learning outside the classroom. Students visit destinations related to their course that provide real-life experiences connecting practice and profession. Excursions are a fun way for students to visit famous landmarks and attractions with all students attending a Young Professionals course, providing an opportunity for students to mix with others from different subject streams.

From pizza nights, quizzes, and t-shirt designing competitions, to excursions to see Banksy’s art in Bristol or visit the Royal Crescent in the City of Bath, our Young Professionals have a fun-filled activities calendar.

Sample Timetable

 TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayMonday
AMArrivalsSubject TheoryStudy-in-Action DaySubject TheoryExcursion Day - London Thames Cruise and Greenwich Walking TourSubject TheoryCareers Morning
PMArrivalsActivity - Walking Tour of OxfordStudy-in-Action DaySubject PracticalProject PreparationSubject Theory
EveWelcome GamesProject PreparationActivity - The CubeActivity - Murder MysteryActivity - Film NightProject PresentationsGraduation Ceremony & Party

Accommodation at d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford

d’Overbroeck’s is a highly successful and well respected British day and boarding school in Oxford. Located to the north of the city centre, d’Overbroeck’s state-of-the-art sixth form centre opened in September 2017 with first-rate teaching facilities. The courses are fully-residential within the college and breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided (packed lunches on excursion days). Teaching and course activities take place within the college and at other local venues. The medieval city of Oxford revolves around the prestigious University of Oxford. Nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by the poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford is known for its beautiful buildings just 60 miles north-west of London. Since the arrival of the Saxons, the buildings demonstrate English architectural periods including the mid-18th century Radcliffe Camera.

Consistently ranked among the top co-educational boarding schools in the UK, d’Overbroeck’s was first founded in 1977 by Malcolm van Biervliet (the name “d’Overbroeck” comes from a part of his family name, which has Flemish origins). The school quickly established itself as a forward-thinking and highly-successful boarding school with a reputation for high-quality academic tuition.

Situated in three of d’Overbroeck’s boarding houses, the accommodation consists of single bedrooms with separate male and female. There is a laundry room in the boarding house free of charge.

The course includes airport transfers on the day of arrivals and departure and there is a travel insurance provision.

Accommodation at Tonbridge School, Kent

Part of the ‘Eton Group’, Tonbridge School is one of the most exclusive and prestigious independent boarding schools in the country. It hosts Young Professionals UK with subjects available in: Digital Marketing & Communications, Business & Enterprise, Forensic Science & Criminology, International Relations and our new course in Sports Science & Nutrition.

Situated just to the north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge School is located on the edge of the quaint market town Tonbridge, less than an hour’s drive from London. During students’ free time, they are welcome to sign out of the school in small groups to explore Tonbridge’s selection of shops and cafés or relax by the River Medway that runs through its centre.

Accommodation is provided in single or twin bedrooms with separate male and female accommodation and bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students. Laundry is available onsite and free of charge. Students take residence in one of the school’s boarding houses, equipped with a games room, cinema room and social areas.

 

 

Excursions

On each two-week course there are two full-day excursions and one half-day excursion to places of interest, including at least one visit to London. Popular destinations include:

 

Blenheim Palace
Bristol
Greenwich
Windsor Castle & Eton
Warwick Castle
Stonehenge & Bath

Students enjoy relevant visits to local companies, museums and other cultural highlights. In addition to the excursions, faculty may take their students on field trips relevant to their lessons.

 

Programme Dates & Tuition 2022

d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford

Two to six-week courses available: 5 July –  16 August

(Start dates are 5 July, 19 July and 2 August)

Tonbridge School, Kent

Two to four-week courses available: 5 July –  2 August

(Start dates are 5 July and 19 July)

Fees

The price per week for students aged 13-18 at Young Professionals  is £1,900 ($2,550 for US students)

Included in Course Fees

Prices are fully inclusive, meaning that the only money students need to bring is for souvenirs!

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