Careers Advice and Guidance
The School has a very forward thinking ‘Rolls-Royce’ standard Careers programme, which benefits pupils from a very early age. It is an award-winning service recognised by the Chamber of Commerce as the best education and business partnership in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
RGS holds an annual Careers and Higher Education Fair. All secondary school pupils are invited throughout Worcestershire to benefit from the impartial and extensive Careers information delivered through the exhibitors.
The Careers Service offers:
Monthly Careers seminars open to all year groups: such as Bosch, QinetiQ, Deloitte, Worcester Warriors, NHS trust, BBC Radio
Regular trips including the Worcestershire Skills Show and the Malvern Innovation Show
Support and Advice in securing Work Experience Placements and working with Careers and Enterprise Company
Employability and Entrepreneurship course for Lower Sixth run in conjunction with Careers and Enterprise Company and our own Enterprise Advisor
Annual Careers and Higher Education EXPO
Extensive support and advice on GCSE and A Level choices which fully embeds the Gatsby benchmarks in our curriculum
Support in securing Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
Provision of opportunities such as Industrial Cadets Scheme, Headstart courses and The Smallpiece Foundation
The service is personalised, objective and flexible and seeks to secure the best outcomes for both its students by providing a wide range of opportunities for Professional and Industry insight throughout their time at RGSW.
The Careers Department at RGS Worcester is here to guide and support pupils who are making important decisions about their future, throughout their career whether that is in Year Seven or Upper Sixth and even beyond school. Our objective is to give each individual the guidance and support they need in a supportive environment.
Pupils are encouraged to work closely with the Head of Careers, their tutor, and subject teachers who all provide a network of support in terms of information, resources and advice either through our dedicated Departmental area or through our excellent PSHCE programme which enables the pupils to explore different Career pathways and begin to formulate ideas about where their life will take them. The Careers Department recognises that pupils can feel overwhelmed when making career decisions and university course choices, but we do all we can to guide and encourage as much as necessary.
We have a Designated Careers Lead for the school, Mrs Sofia Nicholls and we are working in all areas of the curriculum to the 8 Gatsby benchmarks.