Careers

careers2Spring Term 1 2022

Upcoming Careers Events this term: 

  • Year 8 Speed Networking whole year group event (8th Feb) where they will get the chance to interview a range of people from industry about how they got into their chosen profession - this is still currently being planned to be 'live' in person!  
  • National Apprenticeships Week 2022 will take place from 7-13 February 2002 - more details to follow!
  • Year 9 will be continuing to update their progress on Career Pilot during their MSS ICT rotation lessons 
  • Select Year 9 students will be taking part in ‘Careers Lunches’ where a speaker from industry will be coming in to talk about how they got into their particular career. This half term we have two coming up:
    • Thursday 13th January - Teacher 
    • Wednesday 16th February - Police 
  • Year 10 are continuing to arrange their own Experience of a Workplace for the Summer term (2 days over 21st - 23rd June). Thank you tutors for your support with this!
  • Mr Henser is now switching his attention to arranging careers appointments with Year 10

UPDATE - WINK and Assembly links 21/09/21:

UPDATE - Careerpilot Post 16 Parent Webinar:

  • Here is a recording of a webinar from Careerpilot that answers some of the burning question parents might have about their child's future post school!
  • If you are interested in attending another meeting like this yourself then qualified and experienced careers advisers from the Careerpilot Team will be running two, free, live online session for parents and young people on post 16 options this term.
    • Monday Nov 8th 6-7pm – a new date !
    • Wednesday Nov 24th 6-7pm
  • Find out more and register for a place by clicking here: https://parentschoicesaftery11.eventbrite.co.uk

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Curriculum Career Opportunity Spotlight: Food Technology 

On Monday 10th January, Elouise Paterson and Arthur Burt represented Wildern at the Future Chef Competition at Chichester College.  The Future Chef Competition is an annual event hosted by Springboard Charity.  Springboard work with young adults of all backgrounds and walks of life, in particular those with barriers into employment, to fall in love with hospitality, leisure and tourism.  Springboard host various programmes and competitions with the aim to advocate, support and celebrate the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.  

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Both Elouise and Arthur competed in the school heat back in October in which they showcased not only confidence in the kitchen environment but also a high level of skill.  On Monday, they competed against three other local schools; preparing a dish that celebrated their own love of food.  They both valued the experience of working in an industrial kitchen and receiving feedback from seven professional chefs.  Both students did incredibly well, presenting amazing dishes and receiving very positive feedback.  Miss King 

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:

  • Parents Guide to T-Levels
  • 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. Wildern School is now at SUPER USER status! 

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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 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
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For Employers & Colleges: Provider Access
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Careers Newsletter Autumn 2021
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The Impact of the Careers Programme
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Summary of the Careers Programme
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