Transformation Fortnight 4-15 July: work experience or university placement
Preparation for university and employment is an integral part of the BG6 programme. Transformation Fortnight gives Year 12 students the opportunity to complete two weeks’ work experience and gain a deeper knowledge of the subjects and careers they are considering. From 4 to 15 July 2022, students will undertake work experience placement and or University Summer School placement related to their university or career plans.
Employability or work-readiness is becoming more and more important to universities and employers. Whilst qualifications remain essential, with very few exceptions, they are no longer the only consideration. By gaining work experience in relevant sectors our students can gain a real advantage when applying for university or work.
The aim is to ensure that all our Year 12 students have the opportunity to develop their profile prior to the completion of UCAS applications.
While on work experience students will be able to talk with and observe skilled and qualified people who can give them a better idea of what their job involves. It is an opportunity to network and find contacts. Students find their own work placements and take personal responsibility for researching their further education and career path. They should consider the type of work they would like to do and how it relates to their future plans; think about any contacts they have and speak with staff in school to get ideas about which employers to approach. BG6 provides guidance and support throughout the process.
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Career pathways at BG6:
The time our students spend with us empowers their futures, and we are well placed to provide support for whatever their future holds.
For students who prefer to go directly into work, our Pathways Programme is an exceptional resource. It provides links, connections and placement opportunities, and we are proud of our network of local and national business partners.
As well as the option of university and work, we provide an Aspire to Educate programme for anyone who is interested in working in education. This is a niche Year 14 programme, where students are supported to complete a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant Award (HLTA) in addition to a Chartered Management Association Approved Leadership Qualification in partnership with TFL Education. We are proud to offer this unique opportunity and are the only sixth form college in the area to do so.
We work with educational and industry partners to help us deliver our careers support and have a range of materials for Parents/Carers.
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