RMGS Careers News - Miss S Jobbins
Miss S Jobbins, Careers and Employability Advisor
This term, I have been continuing to meet with students face to face with safety measures in place. As we share the sixth form zone meetings, for sixth formers continue to be held at my careers office in sixth form common room. However, other year group meetings are booked at a meeting place relevant to their zone. Faced to face, distanced meetings can be arranged for Wednesdays and Thursday, or I can continue to offer advice and guidance over email. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have a query or want to arrange a careers meeting.
For Year 13 I have been focusing on personal statements and university and post 18 options choices with the deadline for applying to university looming. For year 11, guidance has been about discussing post 16 options. Year 11’s wishing to go through these options are reminded to get in touch. College and sixth form open evenings are most likely to be virtual and will begin to take place between November and January. Students interested in making an application to Mid Kent for example, are able to book onto a virtual information session for each of the subjects they are interested in, as opposed to going to an open evening as they would previously.
I have been collecting information on what the previous Year 13 have gone onto do. The majority going to university, with some going on to do degree apprenticeships for prestigious companies including BT, Amazon and Bank of England. I will be compiling a Destinations report for the school website
The impact of Covid 19 has meant a lean towards more virtual support with more onus on virtual careers resources and work experience. I have included some links below but will look to regularly update the Moodle Careers and Employability Page with careers and virtual work experience videos and links.
https://thestemhub.org.uk/index.php/stem-at-home - resources for students to get involved in at home
https://thestemhub.org.uk/index.php/ambassadors-at-work -ambassadors stories of the roles they are in
https://imascientist.org.uk/ online student forum
https://icould.com/explore/ range of careers videos
https://workexperience.hfm.co.uk/ Virtual Work experience for students interested in design
https://bsmsoutreach.thinkific.com/courses/VWE Brighton & Sussex Medical School Work Experience for students interested in Medicine