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

01 November 2017

Wellington Community Business Networking Drinks – IT

18:00 - 20:00, Sports Bar and Grill, Waterloo Railway Station, London

Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions, 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. Although we give each gathering a sector theme all different sectors are welcome!

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


01 November 2017

Magic of Maths – Cellular Automata

Moral Room, The Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Our Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat, continues the journey through some of the less-explored corners of mathematics.

This week, explore the bizarre world of cellular automata as we ask what happens when maths is left alone to run itself. Does it generate beauty, or chaos, or both?

What links seashells to traffic jams, and how can we simulate them both?

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


08 November 2017

Wellington Community Book Club

19:30 - 20:30, Linguistic Room, The Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over a glass of wine and some nibbles.

Book to be announced.

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


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