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We listened to presentations from a diverse selection of current GSK apprentices, including an IT Apprentice and a Lab Technician Apprentice, the latter being a career path that I am particularly interested in pursuing.  The higher, advanced and degree apprenticeships scheme was explained to us as a real alternative to the traditional University route into employment, allowing students to get a degree in a subject that they are passionate about, funded by the company and whilst earning a salary for their work. I was really interested to hear how the Apprentices enjoyed their practical experience of learning which was then supplemented by their academic studies.

Following the presentations, we had a speed dating session whereby we could interact with Apprentices and their manager’s to ask questions.  During this session we learnt more about the realities of working whilst studying and we were reassured that whilst this route may mean you miss out on the “University experience”, that there were plenty of organised opportunities to meet other apprentices and have a social life to enable you to make friends.

Our visit concluded with a short tour of some of the laboratories and offices, which was really impressive.  The site was much bigger than we had all anticipated and of course many areas have restricted access, but it was enough to confirm that I would like to work here.

Issy Young 12A

 

The GSK Apprenticeship Programme

02 October 2017

Last week a group of Yr 10 & 12 students were lucky enough to visit GSK in Stevenage to learn about their employment opportunities, especially the Apprenticeship programmes GSK offer.
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Chamber of Commerce Business & Education Summit

02 October 2017

SJL represented at British Chamber of Commerce Business & Education Summit
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Visit by Former Students

02 October 2017

A delight to show round two former students, from 1950s.
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Senior Prefect Team 2017-2018

11 May 2017

We are pleased to announce our new Senior Prefect team. Pictured below are Chris Rouse, Head Boy, Sam Sharkey, Head Girl, Barney Crawford, Deputy Head Boy and Olivia Brown, Deputy Head Girl. We wish them all the best for what will be undoubtedly a very busy year!
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Super Seven Oxbridge Offers 2017

16 January 2017

We are delighted to give our congratulations to seven students who have recently received offers from Cambridge and Oxford Universities to study a variety of courses from this September.
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Congratulations to our Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputies

08 September 2016

We are pleased to announce our new Senior Prefect team. Pictured below are Tom Pigram, Head Boy, Emily Evans, Head Girl, Marco Ghelfi, Deputy Head Boy and Shivani Patel, Deputy Head Girl. We wish them all the best for what will be undoubtedly a very busy year!
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UCAS Convention

29 June 2016

Tuesday, 21 June, all Year 12 students attended the UCAS Convention at Bedford University
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Rotary Club Young Citizen Award

05 May 2016

Rotary Club Young Citizens Award Annual Dinner - Deputy Head Girl Award Recipient
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A Record Oxbridge Year

14 January 2016

Many congratulations go to all our Year 13 students who were successful in receiving an offer from Oxford or Cambridge University:
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