College Careers Events
Future Planning Day
Every July during future planning day students have the opportunity to participate a series of workshops, presentations and mock interviews delivered by expert speakers, employers and universities about the range of educational and employment opportunities available to them after sixth form. This day will also include an opportunity for studenst to start their University applications and personal statement writing support delivered by our link universities
We hold two careers fairs one in November and one in March. These events are open to all students in the college and include attendance from a wide range of employers, universities, further education colleges, volunteering, gap year providers and training and apprenticeship providers. These are an ideal opportunity to students to learn about the range of opportunities available to them after completing their studies.
Higher Education and Apprenticeship Evenings
This event held over two evenings in May is an opportunity for parents, carers and students to learn about the different options available to young people. Presentations delivered by expert speakers from universities and apprenticeship providers allow parents to find answers to their questions and concerns.
Master classes, presentations and workshops
We work closely with our Advanced Graduate Programme (AGP) coordinators to provide opportunities for students to learn about aspirational career pathways. These events are open to all students at the college. Examples of recent talks are School Leaver Programmes with PwC, Apprenticeship and Graduate opportunities with Airbus, How to choose a Course and University and applying to Oxbridge
During our careers events external providers conduct mock interview to help students to develop interview skills in preparation for the real thing. We can arrange bespoke mock interviews for both employment and university.
We also arrange group mock and individual mock interviews for specific course and subject areas such as nursing, medicine and teaching.
Visits and Trips
The careers department organises a visit to the apprenticeship and university fair at Ashton Gate in October and the UCAS convention during March. For students interested in applying to Oxford or Cambridge University we arrange a visit in March. We work closely with local Universities to attend subject taster days. We also organise subject and sector specific industry visits.