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.
LINKEDIN AND THE PIGGOTT ALUMNI
Over the summer why not Join and get your LinkedIn page up to date. Your LinkedIn page is usually the first place a potential employer will check prior to any offer of interview.
WHY DO YOU NEED A LINKEDIN PROFILE?
“It is no longer enough to simply have a solid resume …students now need a professional online presence.”
For some great advice and tips on how to showcase your LinkedIn profile visit:
Once your page is set up, you can 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.
Unsure what to do once you leave school?
On 10th and 11th November Careers Live are hosting their event at London Olympia and Birmingham NEC.
Expert speakers cover everything you need to know including student life, choosing your career, working in a certain industry and access to support. At this event you can benefit from one-to-one advice with expert advisors and get the support you need to take your next step with confidence.
The Careers and Enterprise Company have put together their Youth Advisory Group, supported by The British Youth Council, which brings together a diverse group of young people from across England, aged 15-25, with unique lived experiences of the education system.
They are currently recruiting for their 2023 cohort. To make a difference to the careers education system and have your voice heard apply here.
Early Career and Apprenticeship Insight Into The Construction Industry - Virtual Work Experience Day
Monday 14th August - 10.00am-1.00pm
Join the Danny Sullivan Group on this unique opportunity to hear first hand what a career in construction can look like.
This session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the many hidden careers in construction, how Danny Sullivan are working hard to benefit their local communities and what opportunities they have available for early careers and apprenticeships.
Meet with their team of professionals and hear their stories
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.