Careers

careers2Summer Term 2 2021 

Upcoming Careers Events this half term: 

  • Year 7 and Year 9 MSS Scheme covering 'Let's Pitch It', a team building and creative competition provided by TV's Baasit Siddiqui from Gogglebox
  • Year 9 Experience of a Workplace launch with the view to them having the full 2 day program in Year 10
  • Year 10 Practice Interviews.  These will be completed virtually this year via video call and will provide students with a valuable opportunity to sample a 'real life' interview scenario! Dates for these are 28th and 29th June 
  • Year 10 Clarity 4D Skills profiling programme running with a select group of students will conclude 
  • Year 10 Virtual Work Experience.  A week-long optional activity for students to complete a fully remote but interactive program.  This will be rolled out in tutor time from 22nd June but its fully optional for the students to complete in their own time.  
  • Year 11 Transition Program will include structured activities centred around Work Experience, Employability Skills and Labour Market Information 
  • Mr Henser will continue to work through individual careers appointments with Year 10 

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Curriculum Career Opportunity Spotlight: Maths

The Maths team have been utilising a pilot scheme provided to us called the Employer Engagement Project.  This scheme provides specialists in a given field to come in and teach a particular area of the curriculum alongside the classroom teacher when it is relevant for the class, rather than having an external speaker come in and talk about something that doesn't necessarily connect with the curriculum.  

One of these delivered by Queensbury shelters, looked at the way Surface Area and Volume calculations are used by employees on a daily basis.  This included the importance of getting these calculations correct the first time and the consequences of mistakes both financially and in terms of the quality of the product being produced.  A second session, focussed on Wealth Management, looked at the way in which compound interest works in the real world and gave students a really good insight into how savings accounts and premium bonds work.  All students found the sessions a nice change from regular lessons and a good look at how the maths we learn in class can be applied to scenarios they might face in life after Wildern.  

Although this is just a pilot scheme, if you are interested in getting involved, please email careers@wildern.org and I'll see what I can do.  

Become a Wildern Alumni:

You may have seen the alumni poster around the school and on the electronic screens. We are always looking to add to our alumni so if you have anyone at home or know of any ex-Wildern students then please forward them to this form so that they can register their interest!

https://forms.gle/v7Y5EBCXuhwc3JSB8

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Further Support: 

A careers library is available in the Learning Resource Centre.  Students can go there at any time to access the information that will help them as they move on from Wildern.

Wildern school works closely with the Careers and Enterprise company to ensure it regularly assesses and evaluates its provision with the Gatsby benchmarks for good career guidance.   This is reviewed at least annually, ensuring the programme is up to date and relevant.  The school-wide careers policy is reviewed at least annually, ensuring the programme is up to date and relevant.  The school-wide careers policy is reviewed regularly too, with the next review due: October 2021.  

Curriculum Guidance documents

Access the Careers Policy here

General Careers Websites:

  • https://nationalcareers.service.gov.ukThe National Careers Service is an online careers database containing information on hundreds of different jobs.  It gives you all the essential information you need to know about the job and how to get into it.  
  • http://www.youthnetsouthampton.org.uk/cv_creator/index.php - This is a local website with a really good CV creator and job information including a weekly jobs bullertin 
  • www.icloud.com - Video site with job profiles to help explore career ideas
  • www.careersbox.co.uk - An online library of careers related films, news and information.  The case studies show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insights into all different careers  
  • www.careerpilot.org.uk - Job descriptions, facts and articles plus a CV creator and job hunting advice on where to look for work in the South, getting experience and approaching employers.  
  • www.fasttomato.com – If your school doesn’t use this package, you can still get a free 24 hour guest pass. Find out which jobs and careers might suit you based on your individual interests, learning styles and expectations.
  • www.thestudentroom.co.uk – GCSE, A-Level and university students share academic and social knowledge: from study help, to choosing a university, careers, and student life. NOTE: Although this site can be useful, it’s largely peoples’ opinions, so may not be 100% accurate or unbiased.
  • www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm - Although designed for Graduates, this has a good A-Z of career information and suggestion of what you can do with your subject.
  • www.allaboutcareers.com – graduate career opportunities
  • www.jobs.totalprofessions.com –links to over 300 careers. See Profession Finder tab on home page

Specific Careers:

Apprenticeships:

University:

  • www.ucas.com - University may seem years away, but it is a good idea to look at the UCAS website, especially if there’s a particular subject you would like to study or a specific university you would like to attend. The website shows entry requirements, subject grades and course details
  • www.discoveruni.gov.uk - Official data from university satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey. Includes jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students. 
  • www.university.which.co.uk – Helps with what to study, where to go and how to get there...

Volunteering:

 For volunteering and work experience opportunities:

  • www.do-it.org.uk and www.vinspired.com -Volunteering and work experience opportunities.
  • Also try contacting local charities and businesses for work experience opportunities.
  • To support this, it’s a good idea to get a CV and covering letter up together to send out to them.

LRC Careers Section:

The Learning Resource Centre has a large selection of Careers related material for you to access including:

  • College prospectuses – find out about all the local colleges, the courses they offer and the facilities at the college.
  • University prospectuses – find out about Universities across the country and the courses they offer. This can help you decide which courses you should be choosing at college.
  • Industry sectors – If you know roughly what area you want to work in and want to find out more you can take out books on areas such as Engineering, Medicine, Law, Hair & Beauty or Travel Tourism.
  • Apprenticeships and job seeking – Information is available on Apprenticeship opportunities, CV writing and interview techniques to help you prepare for the world of work.

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The Careers Team are located in the Careers Office in the LRC

Mr Fenner - Senior Leader of Learning for Careers | Mrs O'Leary - Careers Coordinator | Mr Henser - Independent Careers Advisor

Careers Ladder at Wildern
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