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College Careers Events

We have a wide and varied programme of careers events throughout the year.

All students have the opportunity to learn about the range of pathways availble to them after St Brendans during our careers events and activities. These are delivered by alumni, expert speakers, universities, employers, colleges and training providers.



Careers Fairs

Our careers fair in November is  open to all students in the college and includes attendance from a wide range of employers, universities, further education colleges, volunteering and  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.



Subject Enrichment Days

Throughout the year students have the opportunity to attend presentions, workshops  and networking activities to help them link their classroom learning to employment and study routes. Recent events include Health Careers Day and Creative Careers Day.

Future Progression Day 

At the end of the summer term all Access to Level 3 and Year 12 students have the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops, presentations and mock interviews delivered by alumni, expert speakers, employers and universities about the range of educational and employment opportunities available to them after sixth form.

Mock Interviews

During our careers events external providers conduct mock interviews to help students to develop interview skills in preparation for the real thing. We arrange bespoke mock interviews for both employment and university.

We also arrange group 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 to the Oxbridge conference in March. We work closely with local Universities to attend subject taster days. We also organise subject and sector specific industry visits.

Master classes, presentations and workshops

We work closely with our curriculum 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 Legal Pathways with DAC Beachcroft, Accountancy Pathways with Haines Watts, Apprenticeship and Graduate opportunities with Airbus, How to choose a Course and University and applying to Oxbridge.

National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week

During these themed weeks in March subject areas pledge to incorporate careers related learning into their lessons to help students to see the relevance of their subjects to the world of work. National apprenticeship week includes presentations from apprenticeship providers to raise awareness of the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities in the South West.