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 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.

The schedule is as follows:

Medicine - Saturday December 5th 2020

Psychology - Saturday December 5th 2020

Career Choices Day- Saturday December 12th 2020

Aviation - Saturday December 12th 2020

Business - Saturday December 19th 2020

Performing Arts - Saturday January 23rd 2021

Veterinary Medicine - Saturday January 30th 2021

Students just need to visit 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. 

click here to apply


Useful Documents

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.




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