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.
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.