University Careers & Advice
Welcome to our careers page.
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.
At David Game College we use Start. Start is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Start includes:
A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time. Up to date
Information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.
Start helps us provide access to independent and impartial careers advice and guidance for all our young people from external sources.
At David Game we provide one to one support for all careers guidance. Alongside using the Start package, students will meet the careers and UCAS advisor for individual support with planning future pathways.
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.