Welcome to our Careers Bulletin - your fortnightly round up of all careers related information post-Piggott with opportunities which we will collate for you to easily access as you focus on your future planning.
Miss Giacomet (Careers and Pastoral support) will be on hand to organise careers events and keep you updated with the latest apprenticeships, workshops and work experience opportunities.
Feel free to request an appointment if you would like any help as you search universities, apprenticeships, CV writing, future career pathways or anything careers related.
Week of 22nd May 2023!
Year 12 students will be expected to take part in Work experience for at least one week from 22nd May 2023!
Now is a great time to start thinking about what you want to do during your work experience week and start to have a look at companies you are interested in working.
You will attend an assembly about this and be sent further details in due course. Any question, please see Miss Giacomet.
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Escape Studios, have announced three brand-new undergraduate degrees for a September 2023 start:
Gresham College invite you to watch their free, hybrid lectures. Covering a huge range of subjects hosted by some impressive Professors, these lectures are designed to help you with career decisions and personal statements.
Offering virtual work experience with industry giants such as Volvo, Direct Line and a NHS Trusts, and many more sectors, these FREE fantastic opportunities give you the option to 'Try before you buy' in your interested career and allow you to also gather information from top Universities.
Adviza are hosting their latest webinars, so if you're interested in a career within either Aerospace or Textiles please sign up at Events & Webinars | Adviza for an amazing insight into the types of careers you could get within these industries, as well as the skills and qualifications needed.
Apprenticeships are an increasingly popular pathway with hundreds of apprenticeships across a broad range of industries that you can apply for depending on your qualifications.
Top companies hiring now!
This is a useful website for all thing's apprenticeship, including reviews, industry guides and blogs.
You can also search for live opportunities With the likes of companies such as Balfour Beatty, PwC, experian and many more!
Work experience is an invaluable opportunity which not only could lead to a full time job within your chosen career path, but you'll learn transferable skills, day to day etiquette of the working world and just being in a working environment.
Work experience is also valuable content for a UCAS application. It'll help you check out career areas and show evidence of useful skills for coping with university study and life.
Top tips for finding work experience
Get online. Search local authority websites, local businesses and LinkedIn
Ask parents or friends for useful contacts and opportunities
For speculative enquiries to employers, write to them and send a brief CV and covering letter stating clearly when you're available and what you are looking for i.e. work experience, volunteering, shadowing etc. This can be done online or even by visiting the organisation itself and talking to the manager.
And remember if you don't ask, you don't get!
Check out and sign up to Speakers for Schools for some of the latest work placements:
Join us on LinkedIn to follow the careers of former Piggott students and to network and stay in touch with our Alumni now and in the future.
Whilst The Piggott School believes the content of any recommended online resource to be appropriate for use by its pupils, they have not been compiled by the school. As such – if you have any concerns over accessing the links outlined in this newsletter please do not do so. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email Mrs van den Berghen or Miss Giacomet.