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

26 October 2019

Strictly for Grace

6:45 pm to Midnight, Dining Hall

Every year in the UK 20,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer. This is 54 women a day and 21 of these women will die.

GRACE supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness, funding research and providing local hospitals with vital equipment. In order to help raise money for this incredible charity, former staff head of dance, Pandy Dean will be hosting an evening of glitz, glamour and ballroom dancing as local volunteers, and a few from our very own Wellington College staff take to the dance floor for a Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza!

There will be fizz on arrival, followed by a sit-down two course meal. The dancing competition will take place after the meal, and once the winning couple have been announced, all are invited to dance the night away with our 13-piece band!

There will be a cash bar on site. Tickets cost £100 per person. All profits go to the charity GRACE. Tickets include glass of fizz, 2-course meal, half a bottle of wine and of course live entertainment!

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05 November 2019

Career Opportunity Group: Finance

6:00 pm, The Oriental Club

Formally launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OW’s (young and old) in whatever their chosen career. There are currently over twenty different career groups.  

We are thrilled to be involving more from the Wellington Community and invite parents to come along to these career networking events. This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Community in fields related to Finance. Our sixth form students who attend these events find them invaluable, and hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in the field of Finance will join us. 

 

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07 November 2019

Book Club

7:30 pm, Moral Room

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over some refreshments with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community.  

The chosen book for this book club meeting is ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood

To register please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


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