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Careers Advice

Careers Advice

Careers Bulletin_2018

 


Careers at S6F:

The Careers Service is here to help all students explore the opportunities available after they complete their studies, whether they intend to progress to employment, apprenticeship, higher education or take a gap year. Careers is a whole college commitment involving our Careers team, teaching staff, Guidance Support Tutors and Senior Management. You can view our Careers & Guidance Policy here.

We offer:

  • A varied and interesting careers programme consisting of events, guest speakers and external visits.
  •  Personal guidance specific to individual student needs and aspirations.
  •  Support with gaining work experience and part-time work.
  •  Current information about the labour market.
  •  Regular contact with employers, training providers and universities.
  •  Help to develop employability skills through CV workshops, mock interviews and careers guidance sessions.

The S6F Careers Programme offers support with:

Higher Education:

  •  The opportunity to attend two Higher Education fairs at College. Over twenty universities from around the UK attend
    to offer advice on courses, applying, interviews, finance and student life. The first is in September, the second
    in May. Parents are invited to the latter.
  •  At our Higher Education & Careers day in July students can attend degree taster sessions in a variety of subjects and
    other university workshops.
  •  A series of university talks throughout the year at college, usually over lunch time. Areas covered can include:
    student finance, choosing a degree, personal statement writing, summer schools and student life.
  •  Help with completing a UCAS application, including Personal Statement guidance and deadline reminders.
  •  Mock Interview practice.
  •  Regular updates about university open days, widening participation programmes, summer schools and admissions tests.
  •  Visits to universities and HE events.

Competitive Universities Group:

This group is designed to support students applying for competitive degree courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine, or to competitive universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham or York. The group is open to all students and aims to inspire, inform and give students the best possible chance of securing an offer.

The group launches each year in October and consists of:

  • University talks
  • Former student talks
  • Mock interviews/interview preparation
  • Summer School advice
  • A visit to the University of Oxford
  • Application advice and guidance

Apprenticeships & Employment:

  • Our ACE (Apprenticeship, Careers, Employment) event takes place in early March. Over forty apprenticeship training
    providers and employers attend to advertise vacancies and talk to students.
  •  At our Higher Education & Careers day in July students can attend a number of apprenticeship and employment related
    workshops.
  •  The S6F Apprenticeship team are based at college and are available to meet with students to discuss current
    vacancies. We also have links with all local training providers who specialise in fields such as Engineering.
  •  We have dedicated Employment Seeking tutor groups to support any students looking for full-time work after their
    studies.
  •  Students have the opportunity to attend careers talks from various sectors, usually over lunch time.
  • The Careers team offer CV checking, mock interviews and support with job searches and applications.

Gap Year & Volunteering:

  • The Voluntary Work Fair in September provides students with the opportunity to speak to local organisations and apply
    for volunteering vacancies.
  •  At our Higher Education & Careers day in July students can attend sessions focused on gap years and volunteering.
  •  In the careers office students can find information about gap years, working abroad and volunteering.

Work Experience:

  • Placements can be arranged in conjunction with college to help students gain industry experience and to enhance
    employability skills.
  •  Work experience is vital for those wishing to go straight into employment and essential for entry on to some degree
    courses.

Personal Guidance:

  • Students can book 1:1 time with our Careers Advisers to discuss career plans and goals.
  •  Appointments can be booked through Guidance Support Tutors, or direct with the Careers team.

Careers Resources:

  • Careers is located in the Guidance Support Office. We have a large number of resources relating to university,
    apprenticeship, employment, gap year, part-time work and work experience.

For more information about Careers, please get in touch:

Ceri Colman | Careers & Work Placement Officer | [email protected]
Lisa Chapman | Industry Placement Officer | [email protected]
Emma Anderson | Careers Manager & Operational Careers Leader | [email protected]
Rowan Johnson | Vice Principal & Strategic Careers Leader | [email protected]