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Upcoming Careers Events this term: 

  • Year 10 Practice interviews will be happening across 3 days from 3rd - 5th May. This will see volunteers coming into school to emulate interviews with our young people in readiness for job and college interviews which are on the horizon! More details to follow soon through EL tutor sessions.
  • Year 10 Experience of a Workplace forms are all in and finalised now, we cannot accept anymore! This will run in the Summer term (2 days over 19th - 21st June). Thank you tutors for your support with this!
  • Year 10 College Tasters are returning this Summer and will run from the end of June and into July. Exact dates are listed below and I will be getting in touch with tutors/students in due course as deadlines for course selection from the colleges begin to happen. 
    • 26/6 Peter Symonds
    • 4/7 Fareham College
    • 6/7 Itchen College
    • 6/7 Barton Peveril
    • 10/7 Southampton City College
    • 18/7 Eastleigh College
  • As part of the new Provider Access Legislation, we have to make sure that we are providing our young people, from Y8 and above, with meaningful encounters with alternate pathways after they finish at Wildern. This has to be done at least once each year. To this end, strikes dependant, Fareham College will be coming in on the following dates to talk about T-Levels during assembly.
    • 2/5 Year 10 (To be rearranged)
    • 3/5 Year 9
    • 4/5 Year 8
  • Mr Henser will be speaking to Year 10 students about their future career prospects and next steps. Any students in your Year 10 tutor groups that you feel could do with being seen earlier, please let Ian or myself know.


Labour Market Information

LMI stands for Labour Market Information. In short, it refers to any relevant information about the current state of the jobs market.

LMI can include information like:

  • The industries and businesses that operate in a certain location.
  • The types of jobs that exist and what they involve.
  • How many of those jobs there are.
  • The skills that are currently or will be in high demand.
  • Commute and travel to work patterns.
  • Typical rates of pay.
  • Career progression opportunities.

If you’re job hunting or will be soon, learning about LMI will help you to understand what opportunities are available to you and how you can best take advantage of them. If you’re already in a job, LMI can give you some insight into how you might be able to grow in your career, what opportunities to advance are available to you, and how

Based on LMI, you can decide things like:

  • Are there job opportunities for me where I live, or do I need to consider relocating for the career I want?
  • Does the pay for my dream career align with how much I’d like to earn? If not, am I okay with that?
  • How long will it take me to rise through the ranks in my career to my desired position, and am I willing to do the work to get there?
  • How competitive is my industry? Do I have a backup plan if it doesn’t work out in the way I want it to?
  • Is college, university, an apprenticeship, or working my way up from an entry level job the right path for me?

Wildern students can access up to date LMI information through a number of sources, most notably being their Career Pilot accounts, but also through the newsletters and websites below:


Attached is a list of current Apprenticeship advice and online meetings to support your decision making.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2023 took place from 6 to 12 February. This annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, brought together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy. The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 was ‘Skills for Life’. The week reflected on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and help businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with skills for the future.

Additionally, we are providing a free guide entitled ‘The Parents’ Guide to Apprenticeships’ which highlights the benefits of apprenticeships and answers some of the many questions you might have. A selection of the most common questions are referenced below for your convenience.


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Access your FREE university and apprenticeships guides for parents and bonus STEM guide now by clicking the images above!

Personal Statements

We encourage all students to pay attention to what they write in their personal statements to ensure they don’t forget to include everything that helps them stand out from other applicants. Do share the link below with parents, which includes step-by-step reminders of things to consider as well as our personal statement mindmap: The Parents' Guide to personal statements gif maker

UPDATE - WINK and Assembly links 09/09/22 and 15/09/22:

UPDATE - Careerpilot Post 16 Parent Webinar:

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Curriculum Career Opportunity Spotlight: Business Studies

At the end of last term the Business Studies department took 46 students to London to visit the Billion pound Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Having just completed work on the 10x Challenge and just before students move to the second theme of their GCSE “Building a Business” this trip sat perfectly when asking students to think about how and why a Business might grow and what it can do aside from its first use. Students had a private 2 hour tour and then a Business Studies session covering the above points.

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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!


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:

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Specific Careers:



  • - 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
  • - Official data from university satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey. Includes jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students. 
  • – Helps with what to study, where to go and how to get there...
  • - 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


 For volunteering and work experience opportunities:

  • and -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 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