Careers Advice & Guidance

Career Timeline

 

Experience have just added some new virtual work experience opportunities that are looking for students like you to apply. Apply as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing high quality work experience at a top employer and giving yourself a boost for your future career aspirations.

What's on offer?
Recently added opportunities include:

·       29th June – 3rd July PWC: Virtual Skills Week Age: Year 14-18 Application Deadline 19th June 2020

·       6th July -10th July CISCO: Virtual Work Experience For Y11 within Cisco’s Tech and Business Streams Age: Year 11 Application Deadline 6th June 2020

·       13th July – 17th July Brixton Finishing School: Discover the World of Advertising, Marketing, and Communications Age: 14+ Application Deadline: 19th June 2020

Please complete your application early as employers may make selections before the advertised deadlines.

For a full list of placements -  sign in here to search and apply.

If you have any questions about the process, have forgotten your login details or are having technical issues, please get in touch with experience@speakersforschoools.org or call 02075 493 690 and the team will be more than happy to help.

                                 

YEAR 9 OPTIONS 2020 - Getting Ideas!

FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE

Don’t worry if you don’t yet have a definite career in mind – this takes time, and most people change careers several times throughout their life.

Online quizzes can help you begin to identify your strengths and think about which jobs would suit you. Here are three good ones to try:

https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/

The Prospects website https://www.prospects.ac.uk/planner

The excellent Scottish Government careers website (you need to register first but you don’t need to be Scottish!) https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/ican


NEWS FROM EAST SUSSEX COLLEGE

ESCG-APPLICATIONS/INTERVIEWS 20/21

https://www.escg.ac.uk/


Careers Education , Information , Advice & Guidance  (CEIAG)

At Willingdon we value how important Careers Education , Information, Advice and Guidance is for our young people, in both raising aspirations and guiding and preparing them for the next steps in their career pathways. The Careers Education and Guidance programme at Willingdon is designed to help students make the most of themselves and their opportunities. 

We use the Gatsby Benchmarks of:

1.  A stable careers programme

2.  Learning from career and labour market information

3.  Addressing the needs of each pupil

4.  Linking in curriculum learning to careers

5.  Encounters with employers and employees

6.  Experiences of workplaces

7.  Encounters with further and higher education

8.  Personal guidance  

In addition to this, our CEIAG provision is supported by a host of other careers related events that our young people receive throughout the year. Examples of these include : Careers fairs, mock interviews,  focused assemblies and taster days to local colleges and universities. Please click on the link below to see how these events are mapped out across the year for each individual year group.  

Work Experience takes place in May, and involves every year 10 student completing a week with an external employer. This is an invaluable opportunity for our students to fully experience the work place, and the world of work, and also learn those very important employability skills that all employers are looking for.

The school has recently been reviewed – and successfully maintained its achievement of 'Investors in Careers' Award. This is a nationally recognised award for having excellent standards in careers education, information, advice and guidance. In addition, we are also working towards achieving 100% in all 8 of the Gatsby benchmarks – again illustrating our high standards within CEIAG provision. 

For more information on CEIAG at Willingdon, please do contact our careers lead – Ali Borrell

01323 485254

aborrell@willingdonschool.org.uk