Autumn Term 2 2022
Upcoming Careers Events this term:Â
- Select Year 9 and Year 10 students will be taking part in â€˜Careers Lunchesâ€™ where a speaker from industry will be coming in to talk about how they got into their particular career.
- Year 10 are continuing to arrange their own Experience of a Workplace for the Summer term (2 days over 19th - 21st June). Thank you tutors for your support with this!
- Mr Henser will continue to work through individual careers appointments with Year 11 and select Year 10 whilst practice exams are on
UPDATE - WINK and Assembly links 09/09/22 and 15/09/22:
UPDATE - Careerpilot Post 16 Parent Webinar:
Curriculum Career Opportunity Spotlight: Animal Care
Year 10 Animal Care Students went on their first visit to Manor Farm on the 18th October.
They were shown how to clean out the goat enclosure before getting involved by brushing up the old hay and mess and laying down fresh hay as bedding. The students then went to a talk and demonstration on health checking chickens, they listened carefully to how the staff carried out the health checks and the consequences of not identifying mites early. To finish, they were able to hold the chickens as they had listened and watched carefully to how this was done.
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!
A careers library is available in the Learning Resource Centre.Â 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.Â Â This is reviewed at least annually, ensuring the programme is up to date and relevant.Â The school-wide careers policy is reviewed at least annually, ensuring the programme is up to date and relevant.Â The school-wide careers policy is reviewed regularly too, with the next review due: October 2021.Â Â
Curriculum Guidance documents
Access the Careers Policy here
General Careers Websites:
- www.ucas.com - University may seem years away, but it is a good idea to look at the UCAS website, especially if thereâ€™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.Â
- www.university.which.co.uk â€“ Helps with what to study, where to go and how to get there...
- https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/career-planning-and-your-degree - to help anyone unsure whether university is right for them to identify how to make the most of a degree to better their employability after graduation
Â 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, itâ€™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 â€“ find out about all the local colleges, the courses they offer and the facilities at the college.
- University prospectuses â€“ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ Information is available on Apprenticeship opportunities, CV writing and interview techniques to help you prepare for the world of work.
The Careers Team are located in the Careers Office in the LRC and Mr Hensers Interview Room in Block 3
Mr Fenner - Senior Leader of Learning for Careers | Mrs O'Leary - Careers Coordinator | Mr Henser - Independent Careers Advisor
Careers Ladder at Wildern
For Employers & Colleges: Provider Access
Careers Newsletter Summer 2022
The Impact of the Careers Programme
Summary of the Careers Programme