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.

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Careers Speed Networking 2018

Wellington College

The large majority of our day-to-day career’s support happens on Wellington Connect – it’s a great community of OWs, parents and students, with regular updates from the Wellington Community team at College, as well as updates from the Community 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 offer 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

Each year we welcome 50 OWs to the annual careers fair, representing different sectors and offering advice to our 6th Form students.

CAREER SPEED NETWORKING

Once a term we invite parents and OWs to College on a Saturday morning. Sixty minutes of career guidance for all Wellington students to find out more about a range of careers from Advertising to Zoology. Broken down into slots, students have the chance to spend time exploring career options and thinking about how best to position themselves to pursue a career in their chosen field. We are always extremely grateful to the parents and OWs who volunteer their time.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY GROUPS

Career Opportunity Groups (COGs) were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) and students in whatever their chosen career field. 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.

On Wellington Connect there are groups for each of the COGs we run to network with other members of the Community, post an opportunity or find a new one, look for a mentor, offer advice and receive career focused help and support. The groups allow for those who cannot attend the event to network with others in the Community, or to carry on new relationships forged at the networking drinks.

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Entrepreneur Exchange 2019

OWs, parents and pupils attended our session for aspiring entrepreneurs!


Upcoming Events

20 November 2019

OW Cambridge University Gathering

2:30 pm, The Eagle

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Cambridge University, with food and drinks. Members of the Wellington Community Team and Common Room will be in attendance. Please help spread the word to other OWs. We look forward to seeing you!    

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20 November 2019

London Walking Tour – Secret Victoria

Victoria, London

We are delighted that we have more London Walking Tours in store for you this term, join us as City of Westminster Guide, Lou Cohen, shares hew wealth of knowledge this time focused on the fascinating are of Victoria. 

 This part of London takes its name from Queen Victoria, when the new Victoria Street cut through the slums and opened the view to Westminster Abbey.  With a City of Westminster guide discover the delights of this area which many of us treat as a thoroughfare.  There is more to it than rail and coach stations. 

Meeting point – Meeting Place – Cardinal Place, Victoria Street (near Costa coffee shop) 

Nearest stations: Victoria Railway Station and Victoria Underground Station (access friendly). 

Tickets are £15 per person.   

 

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30 November 2019

Heritage Day – Historic Tour of the College

10:30 am, Royal Foundation Room

Wellington Archivist Caroline Jones will take you on a tour of the College’s most historic buildings, explaining along the way the fascinating story of College’s foundation and early years. You’ll see some treasures of our historic collections and learn what makes Wellington so unique.

 

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Latest News

Michaelmas What’s On – 2019

30 August 2019

The new Wellington Community events programme for the Michaelmas 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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OW John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler Victoria Cross Anniversary

27 December 2018

27th December marks the anniversary of the second action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler was awarded the Victoria Cross. John was in the Stanley, 1902-1906, and then went straight to Sandhurst to train as an Army officer. He joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1907. In 1913 he was […]

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OW John Franks Vallentin Victoria Cross Anniversary

07 November 2018

Today, 7th November, marks the anniversary of the action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Franks Vallentin was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. John came to Wellington in 1895 and left in 1898. He was in Mr Purnell’s House, now known as the Picton. He was commissioned into the Army in 1899, served in […]

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