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Welcome to the Careers page at Trinity Sevenoaks. This is a one stop shop for support on preparing for work, training or more learning. The advice on this site was all relevant at the time of writing, and should be used in conjunction with any guidance students receive from their tutors or careers advisor.

The school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer is outlined in our Provider Access Policy.

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Your Future Opportunities - Sixth Form students & Year 11

Sixth Form students & Year 11

A usual, keep your eye on the calendars at the bottom of the email for all of the University and apprenticeships/job events coming up not listed here, also on the notice board in the Sixth Form centre for other latest opportunities.  I have attached a bulletin for those aspiring to be Medics, this will come out each month;

December

11th December - Lincoln University Open Day - details

17th December - The Legal ‘Apprentice’ – Enter a team to challenge yourself with the skills needed to work in the legal profession.   Winning team gets £500 each as well as interview practice and the chance to embark on a legal apprenticeship - details

January

3rd January - Residential Summer Schools Programme University of Surrey, applications open (close in March) - details

14th January – Prospective Medical Students Conference; vets, dentists and pharmacists - seeks to address the personal qualities that are looked for in such candidates – details on request from Mr Shaw/Miss Rayfield

February

24th & 25th February - Surrey Higher Education Exhibition 2020, University of Surrey - details

April

15th to 17th April – Southampton University Engineering Experience – details

Engineering Taster weeks - Various events, most of which are for July - details

‘Headstart’ for STEM subjects - Taster courses and events for STEM based subjects - details


Open Day calendars

https://www.opendays.com/calendar/

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/open-days

UCAS Calendar and Events

UCAS Calendar and other events - https://www.ucas.com/ucas/events/find

What type of job do I want? Browse thousands of jobs and what you need to be able to do them! – UCAS Jobs section

Apprenticeships

Apprentice Kent - https://www.apprenticekent.com/home

Kent Choices

Y11 login page - https://www.kentprospectus.co.uk/login/

PiXL-Futures-Medics-Bulletin-November-2019


 

What Qualifications Do I Need?

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The Interview

Work Experience Resources

What's Next?

Careers by Subject

A list of possible professions linked to the various subjects taught at school.

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

Computing

Design and Technology

Drama

English

Geography

History

Maths

Modern Foreign Languages

Music

PE


Career Mag

A free career magazine that is released monthly that highlights various careers and pathways into employment


Applying for Higher Education

Free information leaflet produced by the Medway Universities to help Key Stage 5 students apply for higher education after school.

Useful Links

Successatschool A free website although you are encouraged to create a log in. This includes the ability to search career pathways and find out what employers are looking for.
National careers service The government specialist service for young people to get impartial Careers Advice.
Mystudentevents A free to access site suitable for Sixth Formers. It includes mini psychometric quizzes, information about careers’ events nationally and frequently updated spotlights on specific career paths.
Icould Another useful free website. It is packed full of short films about a variety of actual jobs by people who are doing them.
Careersbox A free site. This has masses of short films embedded in it where all kinds of people talk about a wide variety of areas of work.
App electric logo rgb black Apprenticeships is the government’s initiative. It is designed to inform and inspire young people to consider apprenticeships as a credible route to a rewarding career.
Blue blue A free to use site asks users to register but seems to be a user-friendly source of starter jobs, in particular in the financial sector.
Myworldofwork A free website that is good for students in KS3. It allows students to explore potential careers linked to option choices.
Cis Career opportunities in the sporting and health/fitness worlds.
The ideas foundation logo Career opportunities in the Creative Communications Industry.
Msc Information about careers in the medical profession.
Allaboutc A useful website looking at various careers including the financial sector.
Unicompare Compare Universities, with the largest student city guide list, one of the largest accepted-only personal statement reference lists, over 150 university advice information articles and over 50,000 video views from our resident student.
Notgoingtouni An excellent free site which includes lots of relevant information about alternative pathways for A Level students, as well as live job and apprenticeship opportunities.
Mcslogo A useful and free site. It has comprehensive guidance and quizzes as well as a dedicated parents’ section.
Inspiringfutures Inspiring Futures specialises in supporting young people to make informed career and education choices. Website links to a Futurewise programme (not free) that helps individuals to choose potential careers via questionnaires and assessments.
Mykindafurture A free website that needs a login set up. Linked to many national and local brands and employers it offers routes in to competitions and events that may lead to internships or other ways to link with potential future employers.
Apprenticeshiprec More information about apprenticeships, including a directory of regional training and apprenticeships providers.
Panjango A free to access site will involve a sign up, but allows younger students to explore careers in relation to location and related jobs.
Milkr A free website that combines live job and apprenticeship vacancies with general careers’ information.
Careermap A useful portal for Y11 and Sixth Form to gain updates of national apprenticeship vacancies.
Cv library CV-Library is a UK job board. It is the third-largest employment website in the UK. The job board hosts the UK’s largest CV database of over 12 million CVs. CV-Library is one of the top 500 most visited websites in the UK allowing employers to search for specific individuals with certain skill sets.

 

Mock Interviews - What Employees Say

2019 Careers Interviews feedback


“Thanks for getting in touch. It was a great experience for me too and was very happy to help. The candidates we interviewed were all very impressive and had a huge amount to offer.”


“I really enjoyed meeting the students they were all a credit to the school.I would very much like to be involved in the early morning group sessions I look forward to hearing more.”


“We are always happy as firm to send someone along if you would like careers advice about accounting opportunities.

I did leave my email address with X who I saw as he seemed interested in accountancy.  If he would like any help writing CV’s  / tailoring covering letters I would be happy to assist him”.


“Many thanks your kind email.  I really enjoyed the interviews and was very impressed by each student whether it was in their appearance, subject knowledge or career aspirations.

I spoke with the Head of Sixth Form about assisting with CV preparations or other ways of preparing students for the outside world so.”


“I thoroughly enjoyed helping at the interviews on Friday and would be delighted to help further with the group sessions.  Please do let me know how I can help”.


“I wanted to say how proud you must be of the students – I only saw 6 of them but they were incredibly well mannered, engaged and engaging, a real credit to you and the school”.   


“I was so pleased to hear that the mock interviews were a positive experience. The students I met were all a credit to Trinity: they were well prepared, articulate and able to think on their feet and I enjoyed meeting them.”


“I found the students very engaging and I admire your staff for arranging such opportunity for them.

Happy to help with further events”.


“Thanks for getting in touch. It was a great experience for me too and was very happy to help. The candidates we interviewed were all very impressive and had a huge amount to offer.

Very happy to support a careers session."


“It was a pleasure to engage with some of the students this morning. I am glad they found it of benefit.  I would be happy to share some of my career experience in the group programme you are developing.”


“It was an absolute pleasure to help out this morning. The students were amazing, and I was so impressed by their confidence and maturity. I would be really happy to help with the careers sessions. Once again thank you for the experience and many congratulations to the students - I would have employed them all.”


 

CareerMag: Latest edition

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