Careers Events

SCHOOL EVENTS

The Careers Detective and Human Library events are all about students learning more about what careers are available. We are looking for volunteers to participate in our events on the mornings of 25th March and 23rd April.

The aim of the event is for  students to challenge any stereo types they may have and learn more about different roles and careers.

We just ask for you to bring an item that illustrates your job as a clue, students would talk with you for 5minutes asking only yes/no questions, so they must think very carefully.

We are particularly keen to hear from people who break traditional stereotypes in their role, but welcome interest from anyone who can spare the time.

For more details please contact:

 

APPRENTICESHIPS

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 was 'Skills for Life'; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.  Apprenticeships are a great route into an industry of interest to you. They combine practical on the job training with off the job training so you can gain industry knowledge, experience and skills all while getting paid and working towards a nationally recognised qualification. There are over 600 apprenticeships that can lead to a wide range of exciting career opportunities. There is comprehensive list of apprenticeships by industry sector for you to explore. 

Apprenticeships by sector

In support of National Apprenticeship Week, Minister Halfon, the Minister for Apprenticeships, has written to students and parents to explain why apprenticeships are such a great option to consider after school or college and the opportunities and benefits apprenticeships can bring to  young people. 

Letter to students

Letter to parents

What's on during #NAW2023 in Oxfordshire

Students/parents/carers can also access a wide range of face-to-face and online events via the:

Interactive online map

Although most of these events are in school hours, there are a number that are on in the evening.
 

WOLP (West Oxfordshire Learning Partnership of Schools) Careers and Apprenticeship Events for 2023:

Location of Event

Date

Other Info

Marlborough School Apprenticeship Fair

Thursday 16th March 2023, 6pm - 8pm.

For Years 10-13. See Letter and Flyer.

WEBINARS

There are some brilliant Employer, Sector and Options Adviza run webinars coming up over the following months, such as:

30th January 2024, 6-7pm - Sector Webinar, Civil Engineering
6th February 2024, 6-7pm - Parent Webinar, Apprenticeships
21st February 2024, 6-7pm - Sector Webinar, Veterinary Medicine
5th March 2024, 6-7pm - Sector Webinar, Radiology
27th March 2024, 6-7pm - Year 10, post 16 Options

These free events are bookable via the Adviza PortalPlease note: you will be asked to give your name, email address, school name and year group on booking so Adviza can check eligibility and send you joining details. Wood Green School have signed up to this service.  

Webinar catch up 

 

OPEN DAYS

Abingdon & Witney College Open Days and Events

Activate LearningHold a number of Virtual Open Days throughout the year.


Hartpury CollegeHold a number of Open Days throughout the year; they offer financial support for College and  University.
 

Swindon & Wiltshire Institute of Technology (IOT) Offers non-traditional routes into HE and specialises in high quality technical education programmes and Apprenticeships, focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programmes specialising in Engineering and Manufacturing, Science, Health and Creative Media and Business Management professions. See here for more information.
Swindon & Wiltshire IOT prospectus

National Healthcare Weekends. Medic Mentor are a social enterprise who mentor aspiring medics, dentists and vets from schools nationwide. They hold Healthcare Weekends throughout the where Doctors, Dentists and Vets, give lectures on work experience, personal statements, interview techniques etc, led by their team of doctors. Registration starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds can apply to attend for free, and teachers can attend for free. 
Medic Mentor


Find Your Future – Virtual Careers Platform  

Find your Future, OxLEP’s online careers platform for young people, parents/carers, schools and colleges is available for all to access!

This brilliant online Careers platform for jobs, courses and careers opportunities provides information, inspiration and guides for students and parent/carers.

Find Your Future | OxLEP Careers Platform
There’s no need to register - and offers so much:

  • Visit 100 different pods to learn about the different employment sectors and businesses available across Oxfordshire
  • Pods contain videos/links to websites, useful information and so much more
  • connect with local and national employers
  • research Post 16/18 options including-Levels, colleges, apprenticeships and universities
  • Discover tips on the skills employers are looking for, CV writing and how to succeed at interviews

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YEAR 9

January

Matching GCSE options to Careers 

January

Options Assemblies

February

Choosing Options

February

Parent Exchange Evening - Options

March

Parents Evening

March

Deadline Date for Options Choices

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YEAR 11

October   

Sixth Form Information Talks

November

Work Experience Week -  18 - 22 November 2024