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

22 February 2018

OW Sports Clubs Dinner

7:15pm, The Queens Club, London, W14

Last remaining tickets!

The Wellington Community would like to invite you to the OW Sports Clubs Dinner at the Queen’s Club, London, W14

7:15 for 8:00pm

Thursday 22nd February

Special guest Sean Fitzpatrick, legendary former rugby union player who captained New Zealand, and is widely regarded as one of the finest players ever to come from that country.

£70 per ticket
£35 for those under age 25

Each ticket includes dinner and wine.

Please contact John Goodeve-Docker to book: jgdocker@btinternet.com 


23 February 2018

Third Form Parents ‘Call My Bluff’ Wine Night

7:30pm, Monro Pavilion, Wellington College

We very much hope that all our new 3rd form parents enjoyed their first term as part of the College!

Now that you’re easing into your second term we want to give you the opportunity to socialise and meet more fellow parents. What better way to do this than a fun and entertaining ‘call my bluff’ style wine night?

Tickets are free of charge and we hope to see you there.

Book your place »

24 February 2018

Gardening Society Trip – ‘Winter Garden visit to Wisley’

Timings TBC, RHS Garden Wisley

Wrap up well for a visually stunning trip to the Winter Gardens at RHS Wisley, the historic home of the RHS and houses one of the largest plant collections in the world. This will include a visit to the alpine houses and will see the Winter Cornus’ in all their glory, the Tilia Cordata, a profusion of Hellebores and Hammemalis.

Timings TBC

Please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk for more information.


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