Weydon School is committed to providing the best possible Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for our students.
Careers education at Weydon School begins in Year 8 when students are introduced to the Start platform, which they will use as they progress through the school. Start enables students to research different qualifications, post 16 options and post 18 options. Students can also access information on various careers, industries, and employers. Students develop a Start profile which includes their aims, goals, personal skills and strengths which can later be used to develop their CV and prepare for interviews.
Throughout the year students encounter a range of employers, training providers and further and higher education providers through a varied careers programme which includes guest speakers, enterprise opportunities, mock interviews and work experience placements. Our annual careers evening provides an opportunity for students and their parents and carers to gain an insight into a diverse range of industries and employers, providing the opportunity for students to discover new careers and to speak directly to industry professionals.
Our independent careers adviser works with students in Years 10 and 11, offering impartial careers guidance to support them with their next steps. If further assistance is required, students are encouraged to visit the Careers Hub in the LRC at lunchtime Monday to Thursday where our Careers Coordinator can help them to access the information available.
We hold various events throughout the year including our careers fair, work experience, careers talks and mock interviews. We are very lucky here at Weydon School to have great support from our local community of parents, employers, education and training providers. If you or your company would like to support any of our future events, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact our Careers Coordinator, Kristen Hutchinson on 01252 725052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org