Careers

Raising Aspirations at The Wellington Academy

At the Wellington Academy, one of it’s core values is to raise aspirations of our students. We strongly believe that every student has a dream and it is our role to support and guide them on their journey.  At the Academy each year group has a focus topic, whether it is building on work related skills or informing them on Higher Education and Apprenticeship pathways.  On top of this, every student has the opportunity to say what their Dreams are so we can personalise our guidance to help them achieve their goals.  Throughout the year we have tailor made talks, trips to give to an insight into the world of work, on site Careers advisors, work experience in both Year 10 and Year 12 as well as support beyond Year 13 with the Momentum scheme. (see 6th form tab for more information) 

Meet the team

Camilla Radcliffe: Deputy Head – Raising Aspirations and Partnerships

Maria Hamblin: Careers Manager

Shelly Willis: 6th form Engagement Officer

Sara Lambert: WIN advisor

Futures Information Evening - What parents need to know (Resources)

CareerPilot - Futures Evening 26th April 2018 

Apprenticeships - Futures Evening 26th April 2018

WON - Futures Evening 26th April 2018

 

The guest speakers have also provided the following links that you may find useful -   

A to Z of Apprenticeships
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/699398/Apps_Framesworks-090418.pdf 

Which Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/706821/Higher_and_degree_apprenticeships_NAS_Which_Uni_Web__25_.pdf 

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Vacancy Listing
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprenticeship-vacancies 

The Apprenticeship Guide 2018
http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/ 

CareerPilot
https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/ 

CareerPilot – Parents Zone
http://parentzone.careerpilot.org.uk/parent 

Western Outreach Network (WON)
http://www.won.ac.uk/

Helpful Links

Advice for School Leavers

Apprenticeships

Careers Advice

Career Exploration

Colleges & 6th Form

Local Labour Market Information Report

University Links

Volunteering and Working Abroad

Local Labour Market Information Report

Devizes LMI

Salisbury LMI

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Calendar 2017-2018

 

Month

Activity

September

Careers interviews (Yr10)

AMA trip to Oxford (Yr10)

Royal Navy Talk (Yr10 & Yr11)

6th form Open Evening

Bath on Track trip to Bath University (Yr10 & Yr11)

National Citizenship Service (Yr12-13)

Bath on Track (Yr12)

Head Boy/girl Leadership trip to Romania

October

Football Match Wembley (Yr7-13)

Biology Week (Yr7-13)

Salisbury Careers Fair (Yr10)

International Business Language Day (Yr10)

Parent/tutor Day for 6th form pathways

Lorainne Pascal Aspirational talk (Yr12 & 13)

November

Raising Aspiration Week

Chemistry Week (Yr7-13)

Sports trip to Twickenham (Yr7-13)

Leadership conference (Yr7-13)

Options theatre production (Yr9)

NEC skills show (Yr10)

Oxford University Talk (Yr11)

Professor Laurence Hurst – Genetics (Yr11-13)

Career Pilot 1:1 sessions (Yr11 & 13)

Bath Spa University Study Skills (Yr11)

Oxbridge & Russell Group talk @Wellington College (Yr12 -13)

Stephen Bennett Financial Services – (Yr12 – Yr13)

December

Leadership day (Yr7 – 13)

NHS careers competition (Yr9)

Wheeler Programme @ Wellington College (Yr 10)

Bath Spa University Study Skills Session for Parents (Yr10 & 11)

Student Finance talk (Yr12-13)

Bath Spa University trip Business (Yr12)

January

Wellington Academy Careers Fair (Y9-13)

Enterprise Day at Winchester University (Yr10)

Winchester University Taster Day (Yr10)

Bath Spa University Study Skills (Yr 10)

AMA science trip to Oxford University (Yr10 & 11)

MENCAP talk (Yr12 -13)

February

Raising Aspiration Week (yr7-13)

Leadership Day – International Womens day (y7-13)

Blood hound challenge (yr7)

Patrick Denis – Photography @ Bournemouth University (yr7-13)

William Frost – Careers at Sea with Cunard (yr7-13)

Women in Engineering Day @ Wiltshire College (Yr9-12)

Bath University Future Day (Yr9)

Wheeler Programme @ Wellington College (Yr9)

Career Pilot 1:1 Sessions (Yr 10)

Teach First trip to Exeter University (Yr12-13)

China Internship interviews (Yr13)

Momentum interviews (Yr13)

So you wan to be a doctor RSM London (Yr13)

Work experience @Morgan Sindall (Yr12-13)

March

Miranda Simmons – Careers in Media Production (yr7-13)

National science week (yr7-13)

Science Fair (Yr7-13)

WON – How can higher Education help with your career aspirations? (Yr9)

Sara Seaton – Medical Projects (Yr9-13)

Julia Adams – Careers in the Travel and Tourism Industry (Y7-13)

Wellington Academy Alumni Day (Yr9-13)

Creative Technology Day @ Wellington College (Yr9)

Wheeler Programme @ Wellington College (Yr10)

WON session – University – the nuts and bolts (Yr11)

Robert Newman – Moores Stephens Accountants talk (Yr12-13)

Career Pilot 1:1 (Yr12)

Young Engineer Programme (Yr12-13)

April

WON parents session – What are the higher education options (Yr8 -13)

Outward bound course (Yr9)

Teach First – Oxford Easter School (Yr12)

May

Loire Valley Trip (Yr7- 8)

Bath Spa University Talks – Introducing University (Yr8)

Bath Spa University Talks – What University courses are there? (Yr9)

Winchester University Taster Day (Yr8)

Wheeler Programme @ Wellington College (Yr9)

WON – Other Higher Education Options (Yr10)

June

Wheeler Programme @ Wellington College (Yr9 & Yr10)

Work Experience (Yr10)

6th form Taster Day (Yr10)

July

Bath Spa University Talks – introducing University (Yr7)

Maths and Computer Science Day @ Wellington College (Yr 8)

Trip to Paris (Yr9)

Bath Spa University Taster Day (Yr12)

Yr12 Futures Residential @ Wellington College (Yr12)

Work Experience (Yr12)