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Access to the Professions

Access to the Professions
Organised jointly by Aston University and top employers in the West Midlands, our employer engagement activities allow students to access the professions that have shaped our city and inspire them as to how they too can become part of this ever growing success. Each event is designed to increase students' understanding of the range of employment opportunities available to them in the region and the essential soft skills which employers look for in the world of work. Some events will take place at the company’s offices in the West Midlands, allowing students a once in a life time opportunity to gain inside perspective and careers advice from industry experts.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. THE DATE FOR 2018 is TBC. TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST, PLEASE EMAIL SRO@ASTON.AC.UK 

Held at St Philips Law Chambers in Birmingham City Centre, this conference invites Year 12-13 and Level 3 students to discover more about studying for a Law degree and pursuing a career in Law. Sessions include top tips on applying for a degree as well as insightful sessions from a range of professionals within the industry. Students are expected to stay for the duration of the event.

 A maximum of 10 students per school or college in the first instance. 

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PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. THE DATE FOR 2018 is TBC. TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST, PLEASE EMAIL SRO@ASTON.AC.UK 

The Access to the Professions Conference is designed to provide students with the opportunity to access careers information in order to aid their future decision making processes. Companies from across a wide range of sectors facilitate interactive, career-focused workshops that enable students to experience a taster session and gain understanding of a particular profession. They also give them the opportunity to liaise directly with employers about entry routes into their professions. 

During the conference, students will have the opportunity to attend sessions that focus on developing vital skills to assist them during the recruitment process and hear from academics at Aston University about higher education and how a degree can help them break into their chosen industry. 

 A maximum of 50 students per school or college in the first instance and a maximum of 15 students on each Academic Stream in the first instance. 

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. THE DATE FOR 2018 is TBC. TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST, PLEASE EMAIL SRO@ASTON.AC.UK 

Digital Marketing is a thing. It’s in your Amazon basket. It’s in the room as you snap your Starbucks coffee. It’s in your UCAS application as you make your final choices…It’s not a dark art. It’s a conversation. Discovering how to be a marketer is learning how to connect with people. We’ll show you how.


In this session, marketing professionals Andra Groza (Aston University) and Simon Russell (Director of IDM Media) share their stories, industry advice and the secret to building a career in digital. Highlights include creating your own Snapchat marketing campaign and getting an insight into what makes a marketer's brain tick. 

 A maximum of 5 students per school or college in the first instance. 

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Held at Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) Engine Manufacturing factory in Wolverhampton, this event will provide students with a unique inside perspective of the UK's largest automotive manufacturing business. Throughout the day pupils will learn about JLR’s innovative global marketing strategies in addition to its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, before getting the chance to explore behind the scenes at JLR’s Engine Manufacturing Centre. 

Learners will also be given the opportunity to explore the vast range of career opportunities within the automotive industry and hear from JLR’s recent University graduates. Finally, pupils will discover the different training opportunities available within the company and explore the skills that employers, like JLR, are looking for in the next generation of engineers.

Please note, for health and safety reasons students MUST be accompanied by a teacher for the duration of this event. A maximum of 10 students per school or college in the first instance.

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This conference is organised jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Aston University and is aimed at bright Year 12 -13 and Level 3 students who have a genuine interest in Accountancy, Finance and Business. The conference is held at PricewaterhouseCoopers offices in Birmingham City Centre and gives students the opportunity to learn about studying these subjects and how to put together a strong application, as well as gaining an insight into one of the most prestigious companies in the world. 


 A maximum of 10 students per school or college in the first instance. 

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