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Careers

Our Careers Programme is an integral part of life at Worksop College, involving all our students from Year 7 to Upper Sixth, our strong alumni community, and parents. Our incredibly supportive network helps students explore their options and decide how they want to shape their own future. The Careers Department recognises its central role in supporting student development.

Please find the Careers support for each year group below: 

Year 7-8 

Careers lessons in PSHE designed to introduce students to what a career is and begin to understand the variety of career paths they could follow

Year 9 

  • One-to-one with tutors, offering discussion and individual advice.
  • Enterprise day
  • Appointments with the Head of Careers

Year 10 

  • Appointments with the Head of Careers
  • Enterprise day
  • Seminars on offer with visiting professionals from a range of disciplines.
  • Guided use of Start in PSHE, led by the Head of Careers, which helps students search for various career paths learn more about the world of work.

Year 11 

  • Appointments with the Head of Careers
  • Seminars on offer with visiting professionals from a range of disciplines.
  • Opportunity to get involved the NCS programme
  • Year 11 are invited to attend Career’s and Apprenticeship fairs
  • Year 11 are invited to attend the Lecture Programme, which invites speakers from prestigious universities across the country.
  • MyFutureChoices provides years 11 the opportunity to take a questionnaire and search online for careers that are suited to them. 1:1 interviews with independent careers advisors are also offered.
  • Year 11’s Work experience week. Students are supported by Head of Careers and Tutors in finding a place suitable to them experience the world of work, making use of our vast connection with local businesses and Old Worksopians.
  • Year 11s are invited to join our Business Lunches

Sixth Form 

The Careers department offers a diverse, personalised programme at the Sixth Form, designed to engage all Sixth Form students and prepare them for Higher Education and work. Some of the things we offer are below:

  • 1-1 personal advice and guidance upon request with the Head of Careers
  • Information regarding university Open Days and events.
  • Attendance to University, Apprenticeships, and Careers Fairs.
  • Access to the MyUniChoices programme, including a questionnaire which helps students find the right university for them. 1:1 interviews with an independent career’s advisor is also offered.
  • Guest professional speakers.
  • A Lecture Programme of top Academic Professionals from a range of disciplines
  • Workshops in our Life Skills programme to help students boost their CV and prepare for interviews.
  • An Oxbridge Programme to support Oxbridge candidates prepare for assessments and interviews.
  • Our network of Alumni Mentors provide support to students interested in particular career paths.
  • VI Form are invited to join our Business Lunches

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Head of Careers, David Jordan: d.jordan@wsnl.co.uk

Online Careers Video Directory

A short video will be uploaded each week, wherein a member of our professional community will talk about their career. We are proud to showcase the achievements of Old Worksopians, parents of students, and teachers, and use their experience to inform and prepare the next generation of Worksop graduates.