The Careers Base, on the top floor of Upper School – next to the
library - 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.
Head of Careers
Head of Careers works closely with the Sixth Form team and promotes
close links with further and higher education institutions, near and
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.
“I was the beneficiary of being amongst peers who were shooting for the moon… attending an all girls’ school shielded me from any notion of a glass ceiling! Today, I live in Atlanta and work in the healthcare division at Google.”
Heather Barclay, Class of 1997
Sixth Form students are offered mock interviews, including the use of
external assessors, and an Insights and Experience week is organised
for everyone at the end of Lower 6. A varied list of speakers offers
lunchtime workshop sessions, talks, and seminars, and an online Careers
Newsletter is published bi-monthly.
All students from U5 – U6 are given access to Unifrog, the universal
destinations platform where students can explore their interests, then
find and successfully apply for their next best step after school. The
platform also offers an on-demand webinar series for students and
families, as well as resource libraries for applications to
apprenticeships and institutions both in the UK and abroad.
The Base has up-to-date resources to research courses and career
options, on-line and off-line, and discuss the next steps, including gap
years and apprenticeships.
To help each student with thoughts about subject choices, university and college courses, and gap years, St George’s provides:
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, college, jobs and apprenticeships
Sessions. Students from U4-U6, staff and parents and guardians are
welcome to any drop-in sessions and Career Breakfasts on offer.
Lower School students focus on core skills necessary for
learning, life and work and PSE sessions include, for example, Careers
and Communication and Leadership with a Dragons’ Den-style event for L4 to
test decision-making, culminating in collaborative and creative
U4s have a series of sessions preparing them to
make subject choices and well-informed choices about career options.
Reinforcement of key skills and self-awareness forms part of the
L5s explore becoming more aware of the skills and
strengths that employers want, including how to broach difficult
situations and conversations.
U5s – U6 benefit from the Unifrog platform, profiling, resources and CV and interview preparation.
participate in Insights and Experience, a week of events designed to
help students prepare for the future, and have sessions that look at the
importance of volunteering and experience.
Mock interviews are offered to all U6 students.
St George's has links with many organisations that provide invaluable career support and opportunities.