careers2Autumn Term 1 2022

Upcoming Careers Events this term: 

  • Year 10 Experience of a Workplace Launch WINK for parents - 8th September 6pm - 7pm. Please remind students they can collect a letter and form from the Careers office.
  • Year 11 Further Education and Apprenticeships WINK for parents hosted by Barton Peveril and PETA - 15th September 6pm - 7pm.
  • Year 11 College Assemblies including all local providers running all week - w/b 26th September.
  • Year 10 and Year 11 Careers Fair for all students in these year groups, logistics to follow - 4th October.
  • Year 9 MAC Student workshop with Highfield employment, details TBC - 7th October.
  • Careers Lunches continue for Y9 and Y10 - Date TBC
  • Mr Henser will be continuing to work through Year 11 with their 1-to-1 appointments. If you feel a student needs an appointment asap, let me know and we’ll bump them up the queue

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

UPDATE - Careerpilot Post 16 Parent Webinar:

Careers Ladder 1

Curriculum Career Opportunity Spotlight: Careers!

This half term, rather than a curriculum opportunity, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase the Y10 events we had running in the summer term!

Practice Interviews

In late June we had over 30 volunteers from local Businesses attend the school to support our practice interview programme. This process is designed to enable students to fine tune their interview techniques in a ‘real life’ scenario - before they experience this for real in Year 11, be it at College or job interviews. The volunteers asked a range of questions and provided on the spot feedback from our youngsters about their interview and also the important soft skills involved. Well done to all involved!

Experience of a Workplace

June also saw Experience of a Workplace being undertaken by a wide range of our Year 10 students. Across the course of the year they have had to plan and develop their own 2 day placement at a business in a field that they are interested in pursuing later on in life! We had a wide range of industries selected all across the area and have received excellent feedback from all who took part. This experience will set these students up well for the next steps on to the work of work!

College Tasters

Finally, all students in Year 10 were given the opportunity to sign up to one of our college tasters. The students had a selection of 6 local establishments to choose from to experience for a day and once they had selected their choice of taster, were then given the chance to select sessions/courses that they may well be interested in undertaking when they leave Wildern. These have run across 6 days towards the end of this term and once again, feedback from staff, students and the colleges has been tremendous - a massive well done to everybody!

 Mr Fenner

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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