Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance
In order to prepare students for progression to Higher Education or apprenticeship pathways we have a detailed programme of events for every student.
Through our Routes to Success Programme we provide customised enrichment activities including: university visits, degree subject talks, employer mentoring, work experience and careers talks from leading employers.
We have a comprehensive programme for application to leading universities and competitive courses, including Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine and Dentistry. The Sixth Form regularly sends students to study at the top universities and has excellent links with all the London universities together with partnerships with universities inside and outside of London
Mr Jarvis the School Careers Adviser offers career guidance appointments helping students explore their career ideas and choose a pathway for after Sixth Form. This includes guidance on a choice of degree subjects, which universities to apply to or support applying for apprenticeships.
In addition we put students in touch with volunteering and personal development opportunities. The careers team regularly supports students by giving feedback on application forms and providing mock interviews.
“It has helped me realise what I need to do next (research) and opened doors I didn’t realise were there’
“It has helped me with which work experience I should do and how to find it”
“Many thanks I couldn’t have done it without you and your help,
especially during the mock interview!”
TFL Transport For London Engineering
St Angela's Sixth Form took part in a pilot project with TFL “Inspire Engineering“ team where 7 of our Year 13 students completed a 5 day Engineering + Design Work Experience at the Transport for London Museum at Covent Garden, collaborating with TFL chartered engineers to design an engineering classroom activity for KS3 pupils as well as taking part in site visits with engineers.
“It was really useful to find out about other routes into engineering and other careers. I also meet engineers which helped for my UCAS personal statement for mechanical engineering”
“I was able to meet different engineers, getting to know more about what engineers do”
Barts Health NHS Trust
Hospital Work Experience Placements
St Angela's has developed a compact agreement with Barts Health NHS Trust for which we set up hospital work experience placements for our aspiring doctors, physiotherapists, nurses and midwives.
- Bart’s Hospital (Bart’s Heart Centre Cardiology) – Medicine
- The Royal London Hospital - Physiotherapy Dept- Physiotherapy
- The Royal London Hospital -ENT Clinic - Medicine
- The Royal London Hospital - Neurosurgery Dept – Medicine
- The Royal London Hospital - Renal Dept – Nursing
“You aided me in getting the perfect work experience at Bart’s that I would not have been able to find by myself and I am so happy to say, after all this, I am a proud offer holder for medicine at King’s”
“I enjoyed the placement at Royal London as I was able to have a clear idea of what being a Doctor is about. On morning rounds I saw a wide variety of patients as well as witnessing multiple surgeries”
'Pitch It' - Creative Industries Mentoring Project
This project links Year 12 and Year 13 students to mentors who work with major employers within advertising, marketing, PR, film journalism and digital media. Mentees meet mentors at their workplace to build a professional network.
Mentors for our mentees included;
- Account Director - M & C Saatchi Advertising Agency
- Senior Account Manager – Gung Ho Communications PR Agency
- Social PR Manager – Deep Focus Advertising Agency
- Production Assistant - WCRS Advertising Agency
- Senior Partner - Liberty Blue Creative Recruitment Consultancy
- Integrated Producer - Lucky Generals Advertising Agency
- Copywriter - Rapha Cycling Sportswear
“I link to a mentor in a digital marketing agency. I find it useful for the career I want to go into. I really recommend it as an amazing opportunity for anyone wanting to explore a creative industry”
“It’s been really great to work with the St Angela’s students who have been incredibly reliable and have seemed to take every opportunity offered to them” Pitch It co-ordinator
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