Career Education

Specialist Career Education for Girls

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

The Head of Careers works closely with the Sixth Form team and promotes close links with further and higher education institutions, near and far.

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:

  • 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, college, jobs and apprenticeships
  • Drop-In 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 presentations.
  • 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 process.
  • 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.
  • L6s 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.

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