Careers Advice & Guidance

Careers Lead - Mrs A Borrell
Careers Advisor - Mrs S Rooney (srooney@willingdonschool.org.uk)

From East Sussex College Group - Points of Contract 

Student/Parents/Carers should primarily contact our enrolment team.  All information can be found on our September enrolment webpage: https://www.escg.ac.uk/september-enrolment/ or using the contact details below:

Campus Telephone Number Email
Eastbourne Admissions 030 300 39699 Eastbourne.Admissions@escq.ac.uk
Lewes Admissions 030 300 39699 Lewes.Admissions@escg.ac.uk
Hastings Admissions 030 300 39699 Hastings.Admissions@escg.ac.uk
  
What's My Line - School Event

Testimonial from Helen Giles - Business and Legal Affairs Manager at the BBC

“This was a great event offered to students to find out about a wide variety of careers…..the students at Willingdon were very respectful, came with well-prepared questions and were engaged throughout the event”

What's new with Careers

16+ choices resource from the DfE
The Department for Education has put together a couple of simple and handy guides to inform young people and their parents about all of the options open to them post 16.

Using the link below watch the video which shows all of the routes available after GCSE’s along with additional information on each route such as the level of study, entry requirements, duration of the course, where it can lead etc.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_xAQNNi4pA&feature=youtu.be

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Handy Guide - Post 16 Choices 

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Helping your child begin their career journey

 

 

 

 

                         

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

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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