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

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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The Entrepreneurs’ Exchange at Wellington

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


Upcoming Events

28 February 2020

Wellington Cricket Dinner – ‘A Celebratory Dinner for those involved in the Cricket Community at Wellington – Past, Present and Future’

6:30pm to 11:30pm, The Long Room, Lords

The Wellington Cricket community is both special and longstanding. This dinner will bring together all its parts in the most evocative four walls in world cricket, the Long Room at Lord’s. This includes, between England tours, our most recent international and county cricketers, Tom, Sam and Ben Curran.

We are delighted that all profits from the evening will be in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation. This wonderful charity not only funds research into rare lung cancers, but also provides emotional, psychological and well being support to patients and their families going through a similar experience.

Wellington Cricket is flourishing, enjoying possibly the most successful period in its history. College is regularly producing male and female cricketers of the highest quality, many going on to play representative cricket at county level, among them of course several at first class and international level.

We would like as many of those who have contributed to Wellington cricket to join us in celebrating its past with pride, and its future with justified excitement.

Partners, guests and families are all welcome. Tickets cost £150 per person, with all profits going to the Ruth Strauss Foundation

Registration for this event and more information is available from January 2020.


29 February 2020

Heritage Day: Historic Tour of the College

11:00am to 12:00pm, Royal Foundation Room

‘A Life at Wellington – A Unique Perspective’

 Join Chris Potter for a wander down memory lane. Born and educated at Wellington College where his father taught from 1932-74, Chris, after university and then 4 years in Australia, returned to teach Maths and was kept busy from 1974 – 2007. Since then he has worked for the OW Society and latterly the Wellington Community. He’s seen a few come and go along the way: Masters, teachers, pupils, parents, buildings, customs, conventions, attitudes and traditions.

There will be a joint light lunch for this event and the Heritage Talk held in the V&A Café from 12.00pm-1.00pm.

Registration is now open!

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29 February 2020

Heritage Day: Heritage Talk

1.00pm to 2:00pm, Driver Lecture Room

Join Wellington College Archivist Caroline Jones as she explores another part of our rich history and shows off unique documents and artefacts from our collection.

This term’s talk will focus on the history of the dormitories and Houses at Wellington, and in particular the archives created by generations of students as they recorded the triumphs and tragedies of school life.

There will be a joint light lunch for this event and the Historic Tour of the College held in the V&A Café from 12.00pm-1.00pm.

Registration and more information is now available!

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