With the modern workplace as competitive and dynamic as it is, it is essential that the school provides good and varied careers advice tailored to the needs of each student.
All year groups are covered and have access to our evening events and online resources so that they can get the best advice to meet their needs. This is an area where the whole school community is involved with subject staff using their expertise to mentor students through applying to university courses, and we have lots of opportunities for parents and alumnae to pass on their advice about particular careers and applying for jobs. We run:
PSHE (personal, social, health & economic education) classes for:
• Year 7 (on aspirations and initiating conversations about jobs with their parents)
• Year 8 (on the variety of jobs out there and the future of work)
• Year 10 (on researching jobs and completing applications
Take Your Daughter to Work Day for Year 9 to get their first taste of work experience.
• Year 11 (on refining job applications and considering the interviewer’s point of view)
• Year 12 (on practical teamwork, organisation, workplace and interview skills)
Evening advice and networking events for all students in Years 10-13:
• Career area events with panels of speakers to showcase the variety of jobs and perspectives in different areas.
• The Biennial Careers Convention where students can get one to one advice from those who have worked in areas they are interested in.
We also have online resources with helpful links to websites and web tools which students can use to investigate jobs they might be interested in or to support them in finding work experience. We encourage students to explore all their options and heartily support them in taking on whatever they want to achieve. Moreover, we invite local schools to our evening events so that we can share our visitors’ expertise with the wider community.