Business. Air. A superb place to start an engineering career - if it suits you. You need strong maths and a strong work ethic - not a place for blow-hards. You will be involved all the way through from concept to finished product, a much wider spread of challenges and responsibilities than you'd face in most other places.
Warwick Manufacturing Group; University of Warwick
Maths A-level (A or above), A in one other science, engineering or tech-related subject.
3-4 days per week
1-2 days per week
Permanent job offer
Yes (from day one) Undergraduate Engineer
Dyson is a very high-profile design company that does not only protect its patents. The clue to this one is "The Dyson Institute". Once you find this, you can glide into the apprenticeship application as smoothly as its cleaners glide over carpets, sucking up the crumbs that get in the way.
Some special needs are easy to spot, others are only determined once a child has experienced considerable difficulties, frustrations or social and emotional problems.
Over the years, diagnosis of and provision for SEN have improved, but both can still be a minefield.
Identifying different kinds of special educational needs
Few children fit a condition perfectly – if they do, we tend to say they are a ‘classic’ case. Most will not be straightforward: perhaps a dyslexic with dyspraxia and a touch of ADD, or a child with ASD who also has Down’s syndrome.
Just as special needs are hard to…
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Counties such as Kent or Buckinghamshire are ‘selective authorities’ and most families will have at least one grammar school close to where they live. Elsewhere, for example in Reading or Kingston-on-Thames, there are just one or two grammar schools and competition for places at these is ferocious.
How to find a state grammar school
Grammar schools are located in 36 English local authorities. Almost half of these are considered 'selective authorities' (eg Kent and Buckinghamshire), where around one in five local children are selected for grammar school entry based on ability. The others are areas such as Barnet or Kingston,…
As proud parents, we all know our children are unique. They're smarter than anyone else's, funnier, certainly more attractive, better behaved and above all bursting with the kind of talent that would leave Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Bell and Charlotte Church standing. And for some extraordinary - though totally understandable - reason, everyone but us seems blind to our offspring's God-given artistic gifts.
If you think your child would benefit from a boarding school education, but are put off by the high fees and consequent limited social mix of a typical independent boarding school, you may find that a state boarding school is the answer