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

20 January 2019

Christian Prayer Group

8.00pm, The Crypt Chapel, Wellington college

The Christian Prayer Group has been set up by a group of Wellington parents, from a variety of church
backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. It gives parents the opportunity to meet together and pray for the school, its governors and staff, the pupils and their families. The group welcomes all parents and staff, and anyone else within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.

This group meets twice per term to pray, the meetings are very informal and take place on Sunday evenings, in the Crypt Chapel (down the steps beside the Chapel).

To register or for more information or prayer requests please contact the Prayer group coordinators:
Gilly: gilly@thehafners.com and Suzanne: suzanne@bishton.net, both Wellington parents.


23 January 2019

School of Rock – Wellington Community Theatre Trip

7.30pm, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London

The Wellington Community are pleased to announce our first parent theatre trip of the term to see the phenomenal School of Rock on the West End.

Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight –A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Join us for what will be a hilarious night out with fellow members of the Wellington Community with our special group rate tickets only £32.50 per person!

Booking available soon, for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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24 January 2019

OW Durham University Gathering

6.30pm, Fabio's and La Spaghettata, Durham

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Durham 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!

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