Careers & Progression Advice

 

Careers Team

 

Careers Leader: Kathryn Mogford


Careers Advisor: Julia Lock

Oxbridge Coordinator: Joanna Atkinson 

 

Please take a look at the following documents:

The Henley College's Careers Policy 2020

The Henley College Careers Plan 2020

Results and destinations

 

Events & Workshops

Student Finance Talk 

6pm, Wednesday 10th March

In this webinar we will cover: The costs of going to university - How student finance works - How to apply - What funding you might be eligible for - Top budgeting tips

Did you know, that every year over 50% of applications to student finance are received late? This can cause serious delays to you receiving your money and can impact your first term at university. Join us to get prepared and ensure you apply for student finance on time!

This session takes place live so you will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout. However, if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, if you register for the webinar, you will receive the recording via email.

Presented by recruitment and outreach staff from the University of Reading.

Sign up here > Register

 

Careers Resources and Support:

  1. CAREERSHUB TEAM

    The CareersHub Team is a source of information, advice, websites and resources for students of The Henley College. Students can access this from their Microsoft Teams area.

    • Booking a Careers interview
    • Careers Exploration
    • University (UK and Abroad)
    • Open days, Tasters and Super-curricular activities
    • Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses
    • Gap years and volunteering
    • Jobsearch and Employability skills
    • JOBSHOP, a selection of Higher and Degree apprenticeship vacancies (from November)
    • Apprenticeships
    • Labour Market Information
    • Work Experience
    • Careers Newsletter archive

  2. UNIFROG

    Unifrog is a one-stop-shop for destinations, allowing students to explore every university course, apprenticeship and college course in the UK plus other opportunities such as European and US undergraduate courses. 
    The 'Careers Library' provides great up-to-date information and job profiles. The 'Know-How Library' is full of valuable information about employability, well-being, apprenticeships and university.
    The students can draft their personal statements and CVs on Unifrog and request tutor feedback.   
    All parents/guardians can have access to the Unifrog system and use it to support their students to explore all the options available post-college.
    Find out more here.

  3. MORRISBY CAREERS

    Morrisby Careers one of the most popular online career guidance programmes for young people, helping millions of students explore the many different career opportunities open to them. It is accurate, relevant and easy to use.
    Find out more at www.morrisby.com

  4. TUTORIAL PROGRAMME

    Our tutorial programme, which is delivered to all our students at the College, provides extensive support on careers and next steps. This includes the development of employability skills, use of Unifrog and advice and guidance on university, apprenticeships and jobsearch. Students receive one-to-one support from their professional tutor.

  5. ONE-TO-ONE CAREERS GUIDANCE INTERVIEWS

    If you are a student or a parent/guardian of a student at The Henley College you can book to see Julia Lock, the Careers Adviser, at https://www.picktime.com/HenleyCollegeCareers.
    If you have any queries please contact Julia Lock by email at  julo@henleycol.ac.uk or by calling 01491 634010.

  6. CAREERS NEWSLETTER

    This fortnightly publication is emailed to all students. It contains news about opportunities, events and important deadlines, covering all aspects of careers, university, apprenticeships, gap years and work experience. The archive is saved onto the CareersHub Team for students to access.

  7. JOBSHOP

    The Careers Adviser provides a snapshot of Higher and Degree level apprenticeship vacancies in the Jobshop, available on the CareersHub Team.

  8. ENRICHMENT

    The range of enrichment options includes an Oxbridge group (for those aspiring to apply to Oxford or Cambridge) and a Medical Society (for those aspiring to be medics, dentists and vets).

  9. TALKS AND VISITS

    Employers, universities and guest speakers regularly present to students and parents to provide information on current career and study opportunities.

  10. CAREERS LIBRARY

    The Careers Library is within Deanfield Library. It contains university prospectuses, careers literature and jobsearch support materials. 


NEXT STEPS.....University

There is a wide range of support for students wishing to apply for university. The College provides information and advice on choosing a university course and how to make an application to UCAS.

The College organises a programme of university advice each year. This includes talks on choosing a university and a course, personal statements and student finance. Students are taken to a UCAS Exhibition and the college holds its own University and Gap Year Fair. 
The Careers Library holds current university prospectuses and UCAS guides to subject areas.

UCAS 2021 Guidelines

For those looking to apply to university, please find the latest UCAS guidelines on entries for 2021. All information is included in the PDF but if you require any further information please contact our Careers Adviser, Julia Lock via julo@henleycol.ac.uk.

NEXT STEPS.....Apprenticeship or Job

The Henley College Annual Apprenticeship Careers Fair gives students the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of local and national employers. This allows them to start to develop their networking skills and research employment opportunities.

Professional tutors and the Careers Adviser support students with applications and interviews. Information and opportunities are available on the CareersHub Team resources, including the Jobshop and Careers Newsletter. 

The World of Work

At Henley, we are proud of the achievements our students make and the impact they have in society. We teach our young people the knowledge and skills you need to be an asset to your business and to be ready for the world of work.

As part of a course, students have the opportunity to work with specialists in the subject area through the College’s extensive links with employers. Students see how the subjects lead to careers in the world of work, either through the College’s work placements programme, visits to employers or by attending talks. 
 
We offer opportunities to explore the world of work through:

Each subject area has links with employers, both local and further afield. Examples are in Sport, where the College partners with the Leander and Henley Rowing Clubs, the Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, Reading Rockets Basketball and Henley FC. In IT the College partners with Cisco and Softcat, two global companies specialising in IT networks, applications and cyber-security, and in Engineering with Volvo. Other partnerships are with hospitals and medical care facilities, the armed forces and emergency services, theatres and media companies, local newspapers and publishing companies.

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