Wymondham College Futures
Welcome to Wymondham College Futures - the programme aimed at guiding students towards a successful career.
At Wymondham College, we appreciate the importance of inspiring and informing students, providing effective and impartial advice and guidance to enable them to make decisions about their future. We also aim to equip them with the skills, qualifications and experience they need to realise those aspirations.
Careers education, advice and guidance is provided from Year 7 onwards via the school’s PSHE curriculum, supported by a comprehensive range of activities delivered by the Careers Leader, Liz Edwards, a qualified careers adviser.
You can read our school Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance policy and the full CEIAG strategy here.
The College believes that each student should receive:
- Clear advice and information about options available to students when making key decisions for GCSEs, post 16 and post 18
- An understanding of students’ own skills and strengths
- Awareness of key employability skills and opportunities to develop these
- Support and guidance to help them make choices and complete a career plan for the future
- Personal support and information through individual guidance
- Practical support with applications, CVs and interview skills
- Opportunities to learn about the world of work and gain inspiration direct from employers and staff
Sixth Form Futures
The Sixth Form Futures programme supports students as they navigate the various paths open to them, including higher education, apprenticeships and employment. Whether applying to Oxbridge, or looking for a school leaver programme, there is targeted support available for all students.
Based in the Sixth Form, the Careers Leader is available for careers interviews, informal enquiries, help with higher education, finding work experience, CV writing and applications, as well as continuously keep students informed of opportunities available to them.
Futures activities include:
- Regular guest speakers from industry and the public sector providing valuable insights, information and expertise
- Work experience placements
- Higher Education talks, trips to the UEA and the Norfolk UCAS convention
- UCAS Day
- Help with personal statements
- Individual careers interviews
- Help with CVs and applications
- Mock interviews
- Targeted support for Oxbridge candidates such as a trip to Cambridge, talks from outreach staff, support with personal statements, guidance for admissions tests and preparation for interviews
- Targeted support for those not going to university
- Trips to careers events and workplace visits
- Voluntary work placements
- Access to online resources
- Access to a host of opportunities organised outside of the College
This programme evolves as the year progresses and new opportunities arise, and parents are kept informed by regular emails.
We also welcome any help parents or business contacts can offer.
If you have any queries, please contact Liz Edwards for further information.
General Careers Advice and Information