Careers and Higher Education

Careers and Higher Education

SJBC is committed to providing students with careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) throughout their school lives and the opportunity to sample the workplace through the Work Experience programme (WEX).

We have a dedicated careers advisor and are continually developing our careers service. A diverse programme is followed throughout the Sixth Form to incorporate advice and help for higher education or careers. This includes interviews, outside speakers and visits to universities.

Regardless of whether students intend to go onto University or go straight into employment following their A Levels, it is vitally important that students take advantage of all the careers provision that is available to them at SJBC. Careers Education and Guidance is vital and will equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to ensure their future success in their chosen field. 

Crucially students need to develop an in-depth understanding of career options and need to develop a level of self-awareness to hone their decision making skills, furthermore they will benefit from developing the skills, knowledge and understanding to make effective transitions throughout their career and not just the next transition.

At SJBC we endeavor to give students a comprehensive enrichment programme to enable them to make accurate and informed decisions on their choices through the advice and support given to them throughout the year. Some of the opportunities we provide include:

  • Lectures from University Admissions tutors on student life, finance, applications and interview techniques.
  • University trips (including Oxbridge conferences)
  • Work Experience (Year 12)
  • Personal, one-to-one help with drafting personal statements, letters of application and building CV’s
  • Dedicated Careers days including guidance on Apprenticeship programmes
  • Interview practice with our Careers Guidance officer
  • Participation in the Wandsworth Enterprise Week
  • Extensive support with Medicine applications, UKCAT and BMAT exams
  • An extensive range of guest speakers including the National Citizenship Service and Step Forward

Whichever path students choose, be it university or the world of work, an approachable team of staff will be there to support every step them of the way. 

For impartial careers advice:

https://nationalcareersservices.direct.co.uk or https://www.fasttomato.com/

Other useful links:

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

www.ucas.ac.uk/how-it-all-works/explore-your-options/events-and-open-days UCAS open days search tool

www.gov.uk/student-finance (student room also has excellent pages)

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships-programme