Upcoming Careers Events

NCS Summer Programme

This week, Year 12 students received an assembly presentation about this year’s summer NCS programme. The programme is 3 weeks long and takes place in the summer holidays. It consists of a 5 day outdoor residential followed by a week of activities and workshops and finally a social action project in the local community.

NCS is an excellent opportunity for students to develop essential key skills, make new friends and share exciting experiences. It is a fantastic addition to any CV or application form and I do hope that Year 12 students will seize this opportunity. Many Westholme students have taken part in the past and have found it a thoroughly enjoyable and invaluable experience.

The NCS programme is also available to Year 11 students and they will receive further information after the Easter break.

More information can be found at https://wearencs.com/sign-up-to-ncs and a sign-up pack has been emailed to all Year 12 students.


BAE Systems Work Experience – Year 11 & 13

BAE Systems are offering a Virtual Work Experience programme during the summer holiday on 5th-9th July. It will be facilitated by BAE Systems Ambassadors, and delivered via their online learning platform. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who is interested in future careers or apprenticeships with BAE Systems or who would like to gain some valuable work experience.

The programme will consist of a variety of virtual live sessions, e-learning modules and a student project to be completed over the period of one week (Monday – Friday). Placements at the Samlesbury and Warton sites are available in several different areas of work and your preference should be indicated on your application. There are opportunities in Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Business Administration, Project Management and Digital & Technology.

The Virtual Programme is now being delivered by the various Business Units across the UK therefore students need to select “Air” to apply for the Air Programme and then select the July dates.

There are limited places available, therefore as in previous programmes a sifting process will be undertaken if there is a large volume of applications submitted. Students should apply via the website as soon as possible.



BAE Systems Engineering Taster Week – Year 12 & 13

BAE Systems will be hosting the Engineering Taster Week 2021 on 12th-16th and 19th-23rd July for 16-18year olds. Due to the current global situation and following Government guidelines, the Engineering Taster Week 2021 will be held virtually promising to give you the best experience from wherever you are.

The Engineering Taster Week this year will give an insight to the new working environment amidst the pandemic and how the technical work is done. Attendees will be able to

  • Work on a real engineering project in a team
  • Learn from various leaders across the business about their work and experience
  • Gain an insight into the Defence and Aerospace industry and BAE Systems


If you are interested in joining the Engineering Taster Week 2021, please visit the website below and apply as soon as possible. The application window is open and will close once enough requests have been received. Make sure you select Engineering Taster Week then Air Sector as the business unit:



Mrs Caroline Hibberd

Head of Careers