Here at Westcliff High School for Girls it is our goal to help our students find a career that suits them. Below you will find information about various opportunities offered to our students by outside organisations, including work experience opportunities, internships and career days.
CHOOSING A CAREER CAN BE TOUGH
CareerDays.co.uk is for any student aged who wants to experience different careers or gain work experience in their chosen field. From medicine, law, performing arts, psychology, business or becoming a vet, we have a 1-day online event for you designed to give you an insight into life in your chosen field.
You'll spend half of the day with experts in the field, gaining first hand knowledge of what life is really like in that career through a live online session with hundreds of other students from all over the world. You will also meet university admissions tutors who will give you an insight into life as a student, guide you through the application process and teach you how to secure a place to study at university.
After a break for lunch, the second part of the day is practical, so you'll get some work experience which will see you in good stead should you choose to pursue it in the future. We’ll then provide a personalised certificate for you to use in your applications.
It's our aim that by the end of the day you'll have a better understanding of the career you are considering and all the tools to make it a success.
The courses are designed for your students aged 14-18 and all take place online.
Students just need to visit www.careerdays.co.uk to enrol on any course.
Welcome to Nuffield Research Placements
The NRP programme provides engaging, hands-on research projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation through a well-supervised but independent research collaboration relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).
NRPs are FREE to all students plus students from low income households can apply for an additional £200 bursary. We would be grateful if you could please share this opportunity via your networks to encourage applications to this new programme via the link below.
FORD APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION EVENINGS
Instagram Q&A with our Apprentices
On Wednesday 10 February between 10am – 12pm we will be joined by 9 apprentices for a Q&A on our Instagram profile. You and your students can join us for the Q&A to hear from the apprentices. This is a unique opportunity for you to ask questions and hear about their experience as apprentices – and get some tips and advice on progression after sixth form or college. Questions can be submitted in advance as well as during the session (on instagram).
Can't make it between 10am - 12pm? No problem, this will stay on our Instagram stories for 24 hours and will appear on our highlights after that.
To submit questions in advance, please email your question to: email@example.com
Goldman Sachs Pre-University Women's Event
Start paving your way to university and career success with the Goldman Sachs Pre-University Women’s Event!
This one-day virtual event will introduce final year female A-Level/International Baccalaureate students to a unique combination of experiential learning, mentorship and university readiness. It will give you an opportunity to develop your strengths, build confidence and gain exposure to the many career opportunities within the financial services industry. This will also be a great opportunity to join us in celebrating the upcoming International Women’s Day as we host conversations on diversity&inclusion and empowerment.
Register via Qualtrics by Friday, 26 February
JET HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY
We are an apprenticeship provider for the Hairdressing and Barbering sector in Essex.
In these very difficult times we have developed some exciting opportunities we would like to share with you, and those students who may be interested in the pathways available into the Hairdressing and Barbering industry.
We are currently offering:
Virtual Open Events – this will give you, your students and their parents; a glance into how an apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering can develop into a career. It will also present the various opportunities available for young people to start in the industry.
Virtual Bootcamp - for those students who would be interested in completing a short online course. This will be free of charge and will provide an insight into the industry and the career paths that could be available to them in the future. On completion they will receive a certificate for this.
Here are some videos from our YouTube channel, which hopefully will give you a little more of an insight into JET Hairdressing Academy.
Please see our facilities in this short video
Please see an insight from one of our past learners
The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020
The new annual rankings of England’s top apprenticeship employers have been developed by High Fliers Research for the National Apprenticeship Service, to help teachers, careers advisers, students and their parents understand the apprenticeship opportunities available at the country’s leading employers.
If you weren’t able to watch the Top 100 broadcast, a recording is available here:
Watch Top 100 broadcast
The programme includes a full countdown of the new Top 100 rankings, analysis and research about the nation’s top apprenticeships, plus interviews and discussion with the Minister for Apprenticeships & Skills, apprenticeship employers and current apprentices.