Parent & Guardian Careers Bulletin
The Careers Department is open daily from 8.30 am to 4 pm. To book an appointment, students should come in person to the Careers Office in the LRC. The Department is run by friendly, highly experienced staff, offering expert advice, information and guidance relating to every aspect of progression from college. Students have access to our well-resourced office and we run events throughout the year to introduce students to the variety of opportunities available. We ensure every student makes the right choices for them. This includes providing information on universities, apprenticeships, college leaver programmes and paid employment. Every student has access to work-related learning during their time at Woking College and has the chance to take part in work experience opportunities, workshops and have access to speakers from industry and commerce. We help with CV writing for part-time and full-time employment, mock job interviews, application checking and finding work, including advice on approaching employment agencies, using job sites and writing cover letters. A weekly careers bulletin is emailed to all students. Sarah Williams, University & Careers Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers and University Adviser
Work Experience for Vocational Courses – BTEC students joining Sept 2020 Virtual Work Experience Week Monday 1st to 5th February 2021
Work experience is a valuable part of student’s development and is usually compulsory for students studying level 3 vocational courses. For the moment our work experience plans are on hold but we are working hard to arrange virtual work experience opportunities for February 2021. We would be delighted to hear from any parents/guardians who could support us with Virtual Work Experience.
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Events for students in college
At the time of writing, a number of events have already taken place in college and more are upcoming.
Careers Department: Year 13 students were invited to attend a number of talks during Monday tutor time. These included talks on the alternatives to university, employability skills, apprenticeships, cv writing and Gap years. Students also watched a presentation on Student Finance during tutor time.
The Cultural Studies department ran a ‘Feature writing for newspapers’ workshop with The Guardian newspaper.
Psychology students were able to watch careers interviews with a Forensic Psychologist and a Sports Psychologist.
In Criminology a magistrate delivered a talk via Zoom which included information about careers in Law.
In Art, UCA will be giving a Live Streamed talk on Creative Careers & Application Advice on 17th November and a Live Streamed talk on Portfolio Advice on 18th November. University of Arts London gave a talk on Application & Portfolio Advice
In Science – a Zoom talk from a hospital doctor working in Intensive Care during the initial covid outbreak. Mock interviews for medical/vet/dentistry applicants.
Parent/Guardian of Year 13 students: CLICK HERE for information on the UCAS Process and FAQ’s for Student Finance
External Careers Events
External events are always advertised to students via the weekly student careers bulletin. Click here for some of the upcoming events that have been promoted to students