University Careers & Advice
Preparing every student for life after GCSE and A levels is very important to us so each student is given a personalised programme of support. The vast majority of students go on to a university of their choice, but a few decide that they may wish to enter apprenticeship programmes and we support them in this career choice.
The college has invested in ‘Unifrog’ – the worlds biggest database of post-16 and post-18 opportunities. It is a complete destinations platform that enables students to explore career pathways, opportunities and higher education applications. All students are given access to the platform and register an account to ensure they make use of the variety of resources available to them. Unifrog supports future descision-making and career options and includes some exciting features on the platform such as: careers library, locker of competencies, personal statement guidance and in-depth and up-to-date information on everything from apprenticehips to Oxbridge applications.
In addition, each student has a designated personal tutor whom they meet with once a week for a one hour tutorial session, some of which will focus on careers and progression. This is reinforced in the weekly one hour assembly programme which invites guest speakers to discuss careers and pathways into the world of work.
Guidance is given to help students find work experience placements. Many university courses require work experience to have been undertaken by the time the UCAS application form has been completed. Students will get help with organising their work placements.
Work experience placements have been organised in hospitals, sports physiotherapy, medical settings such as blood clinics and pharmacies. Internships have included legal and financial firms in the City of London, and design and fashion in London's fashion houses. Many of our students find challenging and fulfilling work experience placements after receiving support with their CV writing and interview skills.