Our Careers Service
At Wilberforce College, we offer a series of specially developed programmes to help you make informed and realistic decisions about your education and employment goals, and achieve your career potential.
Sound careers advice is crucial to making effective education and employment choices, and Wilberforce works intensively to support students to manage their career decisions and choices; prior to college entry, throughout enrolment, during time at college and after leaving us.
Every student is entitled to receive impartial, individually tailored Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) from our qualified and experienced Careers Adviser, Sarah Didsbury. Sarah is available full-time throughout the whole year, and appointments can be made during term-time as well as over holiday periods. Careers advice is offered through one-to-one appointments, and in group delivery through a range of careers and employability workshops.
OVERVIEW OF SUPPORT:
- Advice on career paths and options
- Support with higher education and UCAS applications
- Help with researching and selecting apprenticeship opportunities
- Work experience and volunteering advice
- Student finance information
- CV writing, interview techniques and employability skills
- Advice on up-to-date job market information
- Follow Wilberforce Careers on Twitter @W6FCCareers
LIFE AFTER WILBERFORCE
Our programmes cover a wide variety of career paths, including medicine, veterinary science, engineering, teaching and law. Taking part will give you the extra support and specialist experience you need to get a relevant university place, and take the next step towards your dream job.
Although qualifications are key factors in getting a great job or going on to university, we also understand the importance of work experience. We work hard to forge links with local and national companies to help you get industry placements, or find a suitable job relevant to your area of study.
Here is some useful advice that we are publishing on this page today (27.4.20)
- advice about applying to university, aimed at students and parents alike: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/parents-and-teachers/outreach/
- if you are the parent of a student who is considering an apprenticeship: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/parents/
- and for students thinking about an apprenticeship https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/
If you’d like to find out more about the career programmes we offer at Wilberforce, are looking for ideas about what you’d like to do in the future, or need help deciding what courses to study after your GCSEs, please see our Careers Guide for more information. Feel free also to contact Sarah Didsbury at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilberforce is the next step on your journey through education, with your hard work here preparing you for the next step onto university. We have a dedicated Higher Education team to guide you through the application process, offering help with creating a memorable personal statement, choosing the right courses and university for you, and navigating your way through student finance.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit universities across to country, to help you make your decision as to which is the right one for you. We’ll also have a programme of guest speakers and a Higher Education Fair to give you further opportunities to explore your options in more detail.
If you’re considering making an application to the University of Oxford or Cambridge, we offer a dedicated programme, including support with applications, attendance at conferences and visits to both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
Wilberforce College is committed to ensuring students receive the best careers guidance whatever their chosen pathway. As well as programmes in place to help students make successful applications to University, we also offer a range of activities in college to support students who wish to progress on to apprenticeships, employment, traineeships and study programmes. We work closely with a number of local apprenticeship providers and other colleges, who have a regular presence in the college to provide additional and impartial 1-1 advice to students choosing vocational and technical pathways.