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

28 July 2018

Wellington College Field Gun Reunion

6:30pm, The Drift, London

A reunion for all those involved in the Field Gun at Wellington College.

We have had a request from a recent leaver to hold a reunion of all those who took part in Field Gun during their time at College.

So we’re putting on a few drinks at the Drift in London.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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06 September 2018

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Fundraising Dinner

6.45pm, Waterloo Hall, Wellington College

We are delighted to be hosting an exclusive event in the presence of His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO at Wellington College.

In his role as Trustee and Chair of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), His Royal Highness is undertaking a unique initiative this year. He has pledged to play every Real Tennis Court in the world during 2018 to promote awareness of the work the DofE does in transforming young lives. As you may know, Wellington is one of only a handful of schools in the country to own a Real Tennis Court. Wellington is also a centre for Bronze, Silver and and Gold DofE Awards.

We would be delighted if you could join us for this very special event, the evening will begin with a champagne reception at 19.00, followed by dinner with His Royal Highness in the Waterloo Hall.

If you would like to make a donation to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award please visit their Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wellingtontennis

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21 September 2018

All the World’s a Stage – Gala Opening of the G W Annenberg Performing Arts Centre

19:30, The G W Annenberg Performing Arts Centre

With the opening of the most exciting building at Wellington College in recent history, experience the variety and splendour of the Arts in their new 900-seater performance home.

Save the date as this will be an event to remember.

Expect dance, drama, music and art but be prepared for a few guests on stage as well.

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Latest News

Wellington College Field Gun

10 July 2018

In celebration of our upcoming Wellington College Field Gun reunion on the 28th July, we thought we’d share a few of the best images we found while looking through the College albums: To register for the reunion: https://www.eventsforce.net/fieldgun2018    

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Victoria Cross anniversary

05 July 2018

On 5 July 1916, Old Wellingtonian Thomas O L Wilkinson lost his life in the action for which he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Thomas was at Wellington 1908-1912, and became Head of the Hopetoun, a Prefect, and Head of the Gymnasium. On leaving school he emigrated to Canada, but on the day war […]

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Introducing the 2018 OW Year Reps

04 July 2018

The class of 2018 were met with glorious sunshine on their graduation day. It was a full day of chapel services, house meals, and of course the graduation ball. But our 2018 Year Reps found time in their day to come along and see the Community Team, so we could thank them for volunteering to […]

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