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

02 June 2018

Strictly For Grace

6.45pm - 12.00am, Dining Hall, Wellington College

 

Every year in the UK 20,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer. This is 54 women a day and 21 of these women will die. GRACE supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness, funding research and providing local hospitals with vital equipment.

 

In order to help raise money for this incredible charity, former staff dance teacher Pandy Dean will be hosting an evening of glitz, glamour and ballroom dancing as our very own Wellington College staff members take to the dance floor for a Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza!

 

There will be VIP guest-judges and Murray Lindo (Head of the Wellington Community) will be leading us through the evening as MC. There will be fizz on arrival, followed by a sit-down two course meal. The dancing competition will take place after the meal, and once the winning couple have been announced, all are invited to dance the night away with our 13-piece band! There will be a cash bar on site.

 

Tickets cost £100 per person, or why not buy a table of 10 for £1,000. All profits go to the charity GRACE. Tickets include glass of fizz, 2-course meal, half a bottle of wine and of course live entertainment!

 

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06 June 2018

Wellington Community Networking Drinks

6.30pm - 8.30pm, Waterloo Sports Bar & Grill

Everyone is welcome to attend these drinks, they provide a great opportunity to meet up in a relaxed environment, make connections and share ideas over a drink or two.

They are rapidly becoming the must attend event for those looking to extend their business network as well as being a lot of fun.

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


07 June 2018

Walking Tour Around Wellington College Gardens

7.00pm - 8.30pm, Porter's Lodge

Wellington College Head Gardener, Mark Dodd, will take us on a tour of the College gardens and share fascinating insights including some of the delights and challenges of looking after this 440 acre site. Mark is a highly experienced gardener with over 23 years of experience working not only at Wellington but as Head of Gardens at Benenden and Epsom College as well as in Private estates throughout the country, including Scotland and Devon. In this talk he will provide insight into a side of College life that is unknown to the majority. He will tell us about how his team manages the huge site complete with its lawns, heathland, hedgehogs, squirrels, adders – and all those leaves! There are 18.5 million of them on the Kilometre alone!

Please wear suitable footwear. This is bound to be a very popular session so be sure to register to secure your place.

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


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Latest News

Update your details

08 May 2018

Make sure to inform the Wellington Community office if your details change. It is easy to do, either drop us an email at community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk or you can directly do it on Wellington Connect. Simple log-on as you usually would. Then click the settings button in the top right hand corner, and select ‘update profile‘ from […]

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The Royal Military Academy Sanhurst Sovereign’s Parade

16 April 2018

On Friday 13th April 2018, at the Royal Military Academy Sanhurst Sovereign’s Parade, OW William Andrew Louis McCreadie was awarded the best cadet of the commissioning course 172 intake. The Sword of Honour was awarded to Senior Under Officer William Andrew Louis McCreadie Considered by the Commandant to be the Best Cadet in the across the […]

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Summer Term Programme

29 March 2018

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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