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Wk Commencing 12th October 2020
Based in the LRC | Open 8:30am-4pm Daily
- Appointments available to discuss future requirements.
- Key note talks: CV’s, Employment Skills, Interviews and many more.
- Key Dates for Students, University Application deadlines etc.
- Open Days at Universities
- Work Experience advice
Please download the following PDF’s which outline provisions available
Progression, Careers and Work-Related Learning Policy PDF
Provisions for Year 12 PDF
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Provisions for Year 13 PDF
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HIGHER EDUCATION EVENING POWERPOINT PRESENTATION (March 2020)
Why go to University and student finance explained.
Our Careers Department is run by friendly, highly experienced staff, offering expert advice, information and guidance relating to every aspect of progression from college. We are dedicated to helping every student maximise their potential.
During term time students have access to our well-resourced office and we run events throughout the year to introduce students to the variety of opportunities available. This includes our highly regarded Careers Conferences where students can attend a variety of talks from university speakers on admission, personal statement writing and courses, as well as employers on their apprenticeship and college leaver schemes. We run an annual Careers fair with exhibitors from over 90 universities and companies. We also have contacts and partnerships with local and international organisations that come to Woking College to engage with students through employability skills workshops.
We encourage all students to consider university study and the majority of our students go on to higher education. We provide support to students in choosing universities, help with personal statements, information on open days, and mock interviews. We check each UCAS form individually with students and have systems in place for the whole application process.
Students are put in touch with staff who provide specialised help, including guidance for medicine applications and help with portfolio and audition preparation for arts and music colleges. The Careers Department also updates students about university summer schools, taster courses and programmes run by universities to widen participation in higher education. We also offer students considering entrance to highly competitive universities a tailored programme of events, visits and advice.
However, whilst we strongly encourage students to consider higher education, we ensure every student makes the right choices for them. This includes providing information on apprenticeships, higher and degree level apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and other programmes offering qualifications and paid employment. Every year we run a trip to the National Apprenticeship show.
Every student has access to work-related learning during their time at Woking College. Students have 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 covering letters. A weekly careers bulletin is emailed to all students and a termly bulletin is sent out to parents and guardians.
Students are welcome to book appointments with us at any time; we offer a friendly, helpful and confidential service to all. We can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Lead: Sophie Mngoma email@example.com
Careers and University Adviser: Sarah Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Experience Coordinator: Helen Taylor email@example.com