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Occupational Information Bulletins from DfE

DfE Careers Occupational Information Unit have begun to release useful information bulletins related to particular career sectors.

The bulletins are available to download from THIS LINK.

ApprenticeshipsNI Destinations Analysis

Useful analysis of ApprenticeshipsNI participants which examines the sectors apprentices are employed in, their locations, age, gender and estimated income.

Document available via this link :

NISCA is now a charity

As NISCA is a non-profit, community based organisation the Executive Committee decided to apply for registered charity status. This application has been successful and as of yesterday Monday 11th May 2020 NISCA is registered charity number NIC107497 .

Conference registration opening soon

Conference registration opens on Monday 4th November.

Application deadline for UU Apprenticeship/Degree in Financial Technology looms

The programme was developed in response to the skills requirements of the expanding global financial and associated professional services market with the application of technology in financial services. In addition to the increasing consultancy positions, Financial Technology graduates would be in a position to move into a range of financial services sector areas, research and analytics roles. The integration of commercially relevant assessment and applied research projects equips graduates with a range of highly employable skills and commercial awareness.

Funding support maybe available through the Higher Level Apprenticeship programme.

Application deadline : 30th August 2019. Details at

Lir Academy Course Deadline Approaching

Application Deadline Fast Approaching for three undergraduate courses at The Lir Academy, Trinity College Dublin.




These courses are not available on the UCAS system, applications must be made directly via The Lir Academy website at

Entry onto the courses is via auditions (bachelor in acting and foundation diploma in acting and theatre) and interviews (bachelor in stage management and technical theatre). Everyone who applies will be able to choose an audition/interview date and time to suit them best.

These courses are suitable for students who are interested in a career in acting, stage management, lighting design, sound design, costume, scenic art, set construction or any role within the theatre, film and TV industries.

The Sutton Trust US Programme

The Sutton Trust US Programme is designed to support high achieving Year 12 students from state schools across the UK explore US study and access leading universities. It includes two residentials in the UK, before all students spend a week in the US staying on campus at a leading US university and visiting a variety of other American universities.

An optional second year of the programme supports students to apply to US universities alongside their UCAS options. In the past six years, we have helped more than 300 British students get places and funding at top US universities.

The programme is free to take part in.

The Programme is founded and funded by the Sutton Trust, the UK’s leading social mobility charity, and delivered in partnership with us here at the Fulbright Commission, who are experts in helping UK students study in the US.

Sutton Trust are accepting applications until 20 January 2019.