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

23 March 2019

Career Speed Networking

11.30am, MFL Classrooms, Wellington College

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 will 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 grateful to any parents and OWs who are able to offer their support.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to give advice to our young students, please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


23 March 2019

OW Pre-1956 Reunion

12.30pm, Great School and Waterloo Hall, Wellington College

An anniversary gathering for our pre-1956 leavers.

Lunch will be served at 1.15pm and afterwards there will be a chance to explore College, watch sport, and take a walk down memory lane. At 4.00pm tea will be served.

Partners, guests and families welcome.
Tickets £15 and places are limited.

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29 March 2019

Hong Kong Wellington Community Drinks Reception

7.00pm, The China Club, Hong Kong

A cocktail reception for our all those connected to Wellington College to gather in Hong Kong. Julian and Murray look forward to seeing our current parents again, catching up with OWs and congratulating those that will be joining in the next academic year.

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


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