Year 12 girls attended a business breakfast and met Lord Digby Jones, one of the country’s most respected businessmen.
Mrs Sarah Bennett
There is a dedicated careers office at Kingsley in the Sixth Form Centre, where our Careers Coordinator Sarah Bennett is based. There is also a wide variety of books, reference material as well as assistance with online tools to aid research and decision making.
We have built up excellent partnerships with local businesses and professionals who offer work experience placements, practice interviews and guest speakers. Professional support and guidance on UCAS applications means that nearly all students receive offers from their first choice institution.
The careers department aims to help girls to:
- Assess their personal skills, talents, interests and aspirations.
- Aim high in their education and career choices.
- Develop decision making skills.
- Increase their awareness of educational training and careers opportunities.
- Make a successful transition from school to higher education and into work.
Careers education at Kingsley offers:
- Individual and personalised support, advice and guidance, in-house and with external careers experts.
- Support with interactive online careers tools.
- Access to and support with the UCAS website and higher education applications.
- Year 8s can take part in the National ‘Take your Daughter to Work Day’.
- Year 9s participate in an Enterprise Challenge to develop key employability skills in a fun, interactive session.
- Year 10s undertake financial awareness training and can choose to undertake psychometric profiling to assist them in their careers choices ahead.
- Mock interviews for Sixth Form students in preparation for university entrance.
- A full enrichment programme offering guidance on a variety of topics, such as CV writing, interview tips, your digital brand.
- A programme of outside speakers from a variety of backgrounds to inspire and enthuse the girls.
- An annual careers event, primarily aimed at years 10 and 11 to meet and talk to a wide variety of businesses.
The Getting into Uni Guide - from respected source Which?
Informed Choices - A Russell Group guide to making decisions about post-16 education.
Moving On Magazine - Advice and guidance plus the 'careerometer' to find out how much you can earn! Paper copies of this magazine are also available in the school library.
The Employability Question - A Parent's Guide to Careers - A useful resource from our colleagues at Inspiring Futures.
Your Daughter's Future - A Toolkit for Parents - A Guide for parents covering various topics and guidance for different age groups.
The Student Career Guide - The Path to your Perfect Career - An online booklet covering work experience, sector profiles and graduate schemes. This is aimed more at Sixth Formers.
Careers of the Future - a guide on career choices, assisting young people to help make decisions for the future.
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016-17 - a list published in The Times.
The Graduate Market in 2017 - annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at Britain’s leading employers