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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Careers

We understand the importance of building the highest aspirations in our young people.  We work hard to provide them with all of the necessary information needed to make well informed decisions about the future and to break stereotypes and barriers.

Our named careers Lead for the school is Ms Philippou, Assistant Headteacher.


WSFG have bought into an incredibly valuable tool called ‘Start’ by U-Explore.  This is a one stop careers advice station.  It is your daughter’s tool to access information on colleges, universities, careers and qualifications.  Students can keep their profile up to date and get advice on their next steps. They can add activities to their ‘locker’ to build a portfolio which can support with CV writing, college and job applications.  Students’ logins will stay in place even once they have left WSFG provided we are still with ‘Start’.  Ask your daughter to show you this tool at home and encourage her to update it regularly.


Post-16 Opportunities

Work Related Learning (including information on Work Experience & Professional Interview Day)


Apprenticeships

Year 11.  Apprenticeships starting in September 2021 are recruiting now.  To search for apprenticeships in your local area and beyond you can use the following government search engine:

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

Information on various apprenticeship schemes has also been posted on the Year 11 page


Online Work Experience & Career Days for students aged 14-17

CareerDays.co.uk have several career days for students to take part in over the coming weeks, all from the comfort of their own homes. Students can learn all about their chosen professions in the morning and then take part in work experience in the afternoon. Every student obtains a personalised certificate they can use in their applications and interviews to university. 

The courses are designed for students aged 14-17 and all take place online.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Performing Arts - Saturday January 23rd 2021
  • Veterinary Medicine - Saturday January 30th 2021

Students just need to visit our website to enrol on any course.

In order for you to qualify for a bursary, students must meet three of the following criteria:

  • Attend a publicly funded school or college
  • Receive free school meals
  • Be on track for or have attained a minimum of 5 Level 6-9 GCSE's
  • First in their family to attend university
  • Either parent in receipt of either Jobseeker’s Allowance, Universal Credit or Income support.

Please note that not all students, even if meeting the above criteria,
will qualify to proceed with the course for free.
If you are not accepted for a bursary a fee is payable,
 the cost of which can be found on our website.

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