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

01 February 2020

Wellington Parent Singers

11:00am to 12:00pm, Concert Room

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by our inspirational Director of Music Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities.

Registration for this event is open and can be done by emailing: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


05 February 2020

COG: Engineering, Design & Information Technology (IT)

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Oriental Club, London

Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) in whatever their chosen career.

We are thrilled to now invite not only OWs but parents to join all our career networking events. This drinks reception is for those involved in the fields related to Engineering, Design & Information Technology (IT). Our sixth form students who attend these events find them invaluable, and we hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in these fields will join us.

Registration for this event is now open.

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06 February 2020

OW Bath and Bristol University Gathering

6:30pm to 9:00pm, The Brewhouse and Kitchen, Bristol

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Bath and Bristol University, with food and drinks. Members of the Wellington Community Team and Common Room will be in attendance. Please help spread the word to other OWs.

We look forward to seeing you there and welcoming you!

Registration for this event is now available.

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