Careers

careers2Autumn Term 1 2021 

Upcoming Careers Events this half term: 

  • Year 7 will be creating and using their new Career Pilot online webtool accounts to provide them with a means of tracking their careers progress at Wildern during their ICT lessons
  • Year 8 and Year 9 will be updating their progress on Career Pilot during their ICT and MSS lessons respectively
  • 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
  • Year 10 and Year 11 will be taking part in the Careers Fair on 5th October - times and logistics TBC
  • Year 10 have been given the opportunity 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!
  • Year 11 College Assemblies will be running all week from 27th September
  • Mr Henser will continue to work through individual careers appointments with Year 11

UPDATE - WINK 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: Computer Science

In March 2021 the Computer Science department participated in the launch year of Games Careers Week, a celebration of games careers and nationwide events designed to promote and inspire young people to consider a career in the gaming sector.

From the numerous events that were taking place we selected the Grads in Games Student Conference, which included a lineup of games professionals talking about life in the games industry. The sessions included in-depth discussion on what first roles are really like, how future game technology will influence the skills students will need, a glimpse behind the scenes on how leading games are made, and how to develop and improve students' ideas and approaches towards game development. Computer Scientists in Year 10 and 11 were also given the opportunity to pose questions to the expert via online chat facilities and Zoom!

For more information on Games Careers Week visit gamescareersweek.org/

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.  

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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

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