Welcome to our Careers Bulletin - your monthly 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.
THE PIGGOTT ALUMNI
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Free Virtual Work Experience sessions!
Calling all aspiring doctors, dentists and vets. Your Medic Family are hosting a series of virtual work experience. A record of work experience is crucial for acceptance into clinical courses, and these sessions are here to reduce barriers to access.
On completion of the course you will receive a certificate which you can add to your UCAS application.
Use the link below to enrol on the course of your choice and to find out more (sessions run up until 3rd July)
South Central Ambulance Service - Prince's Trust Programme
If you are aged 18+ and looking to join the Ambulance Service but would like some extra support gaining a further insight into their roles or support with achieving your C1 licence, if you are interested in a driving role, then the Prince's Trust can help!
To find out about the roles within the service such as an Apprentice Emergency Care Assistant, Ambulance Care Assistant, Emergency Care Assistant, Emergency Call handler and NHS 111 Health Advisor, you can join one of their free 3 day virtual training programmes to learn more about the fantastic roles and opportunities available.
Their next programmes are:
18th – 20th July
12th -14th September
7th – 9th November
To find out more and to register, please get in touch at Princestrust@scas.nhs.uk
Fatima from Project Trust came to the school recently to speak to Year 12 about gap years. Project Trust have some brilliant opportunities including volunteer roles.
Our external careers provider, Adviza, hosts a series of useful webinars and events for you and your parents/carers to access. These are suitable for all year groups. Past recordings are also available.
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:
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 Miss Giacomet.