Careers Mission statement
Wyedean School and 6th form centre Careers Department seeks to provide wholly impartial advice and guidance, resources and opportunities. We aim to help students to achieve career aspirations relevant to their academic strengths and interests and to support them with their choices throughout.
We are striving to make Wyedean Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) accessible to students and we actively encourage and welcome parental involvement.
Highlights this year:
We are a friendly and approachable team comprising:
Matt Pilling, Careers Co-ordinator
Having taught at Wyedean for five years and seen a tutor group from year 7 -11, I have grown with the school and have an understanding of the needs of our students. This coupled with my background in recruitment gives me a rounded perspective from the points of view of both student and employer. I am currently in my second year as co-ordinator of careers information and education at Wyedean and am working hard to develop our provision making it accessible and effective for our youngsters.
Sue Felton, Careers Advisor
- I have worked as a qualified careers adviser for over 10 years, initially in adult guidance and followed by three years with Connexions, before joining Wyedean School. As a member of the Institute of Career Guidance, I am committed to providing an impartial service. This means that I will support students to make informed decisions on their future choices by exploring all or any of the following options:
- Identifying possible careers
- GCSE and A’levels subject choices
- Further and Higher Education courses
- Employment skills
I am working on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with drop-in sessions now on Tuesday lunch time only, 1.30-2.15, so feel free to call into the careers office without an appointment during those times. We are now located in the library. If you would like to request an appointment via email, please contact me or Mr. Pilling via the links above. Students can also request appointments through their tutors or by filling in a self-referral slip to be found outside the careers office.
Preferred A level subjects for degree choices
National Careers Service - General information on jobs and job families and the various study routes available to students.
Local Colleges and 6th form schools:
South Gloucestershire and Stroud (formerly Filton) College, all campuses Tel: 0117 931 2121
Coleg Gwent, all campuses Tel: 01633 466 000
City of Bristol College, all campuses Tel: 0117 312 5000
Hartpury College Tel: 01452 702 345
Chepstow Comprehensive School Tel: 01291 635 777
Apprenticeships and work opportunities: England
Apprenticeships and work opportunities: Wales
Forest of Dean: www.edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/
Additional support for KS3 and GCSE’s
For additional impartial advice and support:
www.gov.uk/careers-helpline-for-teenagers Tel: 0800 100 900
Wyedean holds user licences for the online Careers tools Kudos and Careerscape. They have just re-designed Kudos and released some support materials to help you and our students.
Students in Y10 and 11 have a log in and can request a reminder by speaking to Mr Pilling or the ICT department at Wyedean. Year 9 will be issued with a log in at the start of the Spring Term.
The following resources have been designed to support you:
I hope that these resources will make it easier for you to support your Son/daughter with their Careers Journey. If there are any questions, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org