Careers


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CAREERS & NETWORKING PROGRAMME

We are looking for OWs, parents (past and present) and friends of the College who are willing to share their experiences of professional life to help other OWs and present pupils. We will also be building up a peer-to-peer professional network for all members of our community – we want to bring together industry sectors and disciplines and meet regularly to share ideas, make contacts, facilitate career development and create business opportunities for all members.

The large majority of our day-to-day career’s support happens on Wellington Connect – it’s a great community of OWs, with updates from the OW team at College, as well as updates from OWs themselves. Do please also join any Career Opportunity Group/s appropriate for you.

CAREERS ADVICE/WORK EXPERIENCE

We continue to develop further the careers and networking systems we have in place to put OWs and present pupils in contact with others who may be able to ofer them direction or work experience. Over last the few years we have found help for many OWs and pupils looking for work experience/direction and general advice. The reaction of OWs to requests is amazing, something we are immensely grateful for, and we really want to continue this for OWs in the future.

CAREERS FAIR

We have successfully worked with college to hold the second successful Careers Fair this year with over 50 OWs representing different sectors and offering advice to the U6th form. We are also hoping to organise a careers fair for recent OW Graduates – if you are a recent Graduate, watch this space!

LECTURES, FIRESIDE CHATS AND SCHOOL TRIPS

We greatly welcome back OWs to College to give industry lectures and fireside chats to present pupils. College additionally organises trips to the City for pupils to meet with OWs to discuss careers.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY GROUPS

The COGs act as silos for industry specific careers. Whilst you think that might sound as if you have to stick to one group, instead, we actively encourage you to join all the groups relevant to your career. For example, if you are a Financial Analyst that specialises in the Aviation Industry, we would recommend that you join both the Aviation COG and the Finance COG.

Network with fellow OWs, post an opportunity or fnd a new one, look for mentors, ofer advice and receive career focussed help and a support network. We use both Wellington Connect and LinkedIn pages to aggregate members.


Upcoming Events

18 December 2017

Old Wellingtonian Ice-Skating at Somerset House

14:30 - 18:00, Somerset House

Come and join us at what has been billed by the Evening Standard as ‘London’s favourite outdoor ice rink’ and The Sunday Times as ‘The coolest rink of all’.

The grand courtyard at Somerset House provides this 900-metre square ice rink with one of the most impressive skating backdrops in town.

We will be returning to Somerset House for our annual Christmas gathering for those OWs and their families who are free to join us. The plan is to take over the ice for a festive skate followed by refreshments nearby.

 

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13 January 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

To register please email: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


17 January 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

7:30pm-8:30pm, The Mallinson Library

Come and join this informal group to discuss the book over a glass of wine and some nibbles. Persuasion by Jane Austen.

To register please email: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


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Latest News

Lent term events

18 December 2017

The new Wellington Community events programme for the Lent term has just been launched. We hope you were able to enjoy some of the varied events and opportunities that we ran last year which were designed to reinforce, support and build on the unique relationship that we all have with Wellington College and with one […]

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Wellington Community Gardening Society

23 October 2017

Our first Wellington Community Gardening Society gathering was on Thursday 12th October and we had a fantastic turnout of over 40 members from the Community. Jamie Butterworth, RHS Ambassador and RHS Show Plant Manager, delivered our first talk; Jamie is only 22 but was so knowledgeable and inspirational, he really got everyone enthused about their […]

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Digital Awareness & Safety

29 September 2017

Talk by Digital Awareness UK, the UK’s leading social media safety organisation, who have been appointed to support Wellington College’s commitment to safeguarding students online and to provide talks and workshops on the key areas such as sexting and the digital footprint. In this informative session, the team aimed to empower you when it comes […]

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