Students' Careers Entitlement

Wakefield College is committed to ensuring each student is able to make informed career decisions through understanding the full range of opportunities available to them upon completion of their studies; learning from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace; and to have first-hand experience of the workplace.

To help meet this commitment we have developed the following Student Careers Entitlement -

Your Careers Entitlement at Wakefield College
What you can expect from us What does this look like Check

1. A comprehensive Careers programme
2. Guidance supported by labour market information
3. Support for your individual career goals
4. A relevant curriculum aligned to prepare you for employment
5. Experiences with employers and employees
6. Experiences of the wider world of work
7. Experiences relating to progressing to further and higher education
8. Personal tailored advice

- Impartial information and professional advice from our Careers service within Student Central
- A College calendar of career focussed activities including
  • Careers events
  • Progression activity
  • CV Workshop and mock interviews
  • Mentoring
  • Employer delivered workshops
  • Business and enterprise activity and competitions
- Curriculum planned to progression opportunities
- Course delivery aligned to employment skills, knowledge and behaviours
- Fully supported UCAS process
- Individual tutorials mapped to your learning and career journey
- Online resources accessible through Moodle
- Transition programme for all Level 3 students
- Tailored tutorials to labour market information
- Employment skills and behaviours assessed for starting points
- Target setting relating to your career goals
- Frequent ILPs with focus on your career aspirations
- Visits to workplace
- Guest speakers from industry
- Live curriculum projects
- Work placement opportunities with highly regarded employers
- Support with job applications, interview practice and CV development
- Realistic Working Environments
Wakefield College Careers Entitlement Calendar 2018-19
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Higher Education
A Level results day support image                      
UCAS clearing advice and support – drop-ins and appointments image image image                 image
UCAS Application sessions   image image image image           image  
Effective Personal Statement sessions   image image image image           image  
Personal Statement Checking image image image image image image         image  
UCAS drop-in sessions   image image image image image image          
Internal Higher Education Information fayre – ASIC     image                  
UCAS tutorials   image image                  
UCAS Tutorials - What happens next?             image image        
UCAS Tutorials - Finance     image image     image image        
UCAS application checking   image image image image image image image image image image  
Mock Interviews - University       image image image image image        
Introduction to UCAS track     image image image image image          
Student Finance England roadshow – City/Castleford       image                
Student Finance presentations   image image       image          
Student Finance 1:1 support available   image image image image image image image image image image  
Tutorials: Budgeting skills                 image image    
Visit to UCAS conventions (Leeds)                     image  
Degree Course Options advice image image image image image image image image image image image image
Degree Course Progression advice image image image image image image image image image image image image
Regional Universities Progression schemes           image image          
Transition Activities – A Level/Vocational (inc. Open Day visits)                   image image image
Tutor Training/Support image image image image image             image
Mentoring for Excellence support image image image image image     image     image  
NCOP – Activities, Trips, Visits, guest speakers, etc. image image image image image image image image image image image image
Moodle resources image image image image image image image image image image image image
FE Progression
Pre-Entry interviews image image image image image image image image image image image image
Transfer interviews image image                    
Progression interviews           image image image image image image image
Progress review weeks       image       image        
Events
Careers advice on A-Level results day (16/08/18) image                      
Careers advice at enrolment – all campuses image image image     image image image        
Careers team support at Open events – all campuses     image image     image       image  
Careers team support at Parents’ consultative events – all campuses   image     image       image      
Navigate your future week           image            
The Next Steps Fair - Lightwaves               image        
HE Conference                     image  
Careers advice drop-ins – all levels image image image image image image image image image image image image
Tutorial careers inductions   image image image                
Parents’/Carer and school event       image                
Employability
Moodle Job Shop (including PT employment, volunteering, apprenticeship opportunities) image image image image image image image image image image image image
Freshers Week - Part-time job search support   image                    
Work Placement Support   image image image image image image image image image image  
Employability Pop-ups   image image image image image image image image image image  
Employability skills       image       image        
Enterprise and Employability Week               image        
CV/Application form drop-ins – all levels   image image image image image image image image image image image
Mock Interviews – all levels               image image image image  
Moodle resources image image image image image image image image image image image image
Employability
Careers guidance interviews available by appointment image image image image image image image image image image image image
Tutor group careers support image image image image image image image image image image image image
Moodle resources image image image image image image image image image image image image

Contact Details

Contact: The Careers Team

Wakefield City Campus: 01924 789113

Castleford Campus: 01924 789482

E-Mail:careers@wakefield.ac.uk

Call into Student Central at either campus

Contact Details

Name: Leigh Allsopp
Head of Student Experience Support Services (Careers Leader)

Wakefield College Margaret St, Wakefield WF1 2DH

Tel: 01924 789789

E-Mail:info@wakefield.ac.uk

Freshers’ Week - WC 4 September 2017
UCAS Deadline - 15 January 2018
Safe Internet Day - 6 February 2018
National Careers Week - 5 to 10 March 2018
National Apprenticeship Week - TBC March 2018
British Science Week - 9 March 2018
Volunteering Week - TBC June 2018
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