Careers Mission statement
Wyedean School and Sixth 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.
Preferred A level subjects for degree choices
National Careers Service
There are a lot of careers resources available online. These links will take you to the best ones:-
Careerpilot is a great online resource for people of all ages. It can help you with career pathways, course options and lots more.
For careers that need a degree or similar qualification, please click HERE for more information on job roles, the qualifications required and how much you can earn -
Please click HERE for information on Apprenticeships, what they involve and how you can find one.
Not sure of what your career could be? Lower school students can try this quiz for some ideas - Find Career Ideas - Buzz Quiz
Upper School Students? try this Prospects Quiz
Build your skills and qualifications with free short courses delivered by Future Learn.
Got any careers related questions? The PCSA careers office is open all day every day, but please also feel free to me Email any questions- email@example.com
Local Colleges and Sixth 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
Job searching locally
Gloucestershire: This is Gloucestershire
Wales: South Wales Argus - jobs
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
Work Experience Parental Survey 2019
Please click HERE to take part in this survey.
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