Department of Career Education

The Careers Base, on the ground floor of Upper School, is open throughout the school day. Students of all ages are welcome to drop-in or make an appointment with the Head of Careers. Parents may also take advantage of a meeting before the day starts or after 3.50pm: this may be particularly important when students make subject choices at key transition stages in U4, U5 and the Sixth Form.

The Base has up-to-date resources to research courses and career options, on-line and off-line, and discuss next steps, including gap years and apprenticeships. She works closely with the Sixth Form team and also promotes close links with further and higher education institutions, near and far. All U5s are enrolled on to Futurewise, interviewed by another careers expert and entitled to the benefits of the scheme until their 23rd birthday.

All Sixth Form students are offered mock interviews, including the use of external assessors, and work experience is organised for everyone. A varied list of speakers offers weekly lunchtime workshop sessions, and an updated Careers Newsletter is published monthly. The daily bulletin highlights to students ad hoc opportunities, talks and seminars being held locally. 

As part of the student welfare team, the Head of Careers takes great pride and pleasure in helping individuals to explore options and tries to ensure that everyone gets the information and time they require to make that next step. 

Resources

To help each and every student with their thoughts about subject choices, university and college courses and gap years, St George’s provides:

  • Career Breakfasts

  • Lunchtime and after school speakers

  • A regular Careers Newsletter with up-to-date information on an extensive range of courses and other opportunities

  • A well stocked Careers Base

  • Guidance and preparation for UCAS

  • The school’s ‘daily bulletin’ which highlights to students ad hoc opportunities, talks and seminars being held locally.

Drop-In Sessions

  • Students from U4-U6, staff and parents and guardians are welcome to any of the "Drop- in" sessions and Career Breakfasts on offer. These are all led by outside speakers.

Education for Work

  • P5s enjoy ‘Take Your Parents to Work’ days

  • L4s experience ‘World of Work Day’

  • U5s benefit from Futurewise profiling and interviews

  • L6s participate in a week’s Work Experience

  • Mock interviews are offered to all U6 students

Community Partnerships

St George's has links with over 200 organisations providing invaluable career support and work experience. All L6s participate in a week’s work experience organised by the Careers Base.

Downloads

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Careers Newsletter Aug 2017