St. Olave's careers strategy embraces the high aspirations of our students through extension and enrichment activities which enhance the careers content of the curriculum. We measure the success of our programme against the Gatsby benchmarks in ensuring that the key stakeholders of students and parents are engaged through involvement with employers, alumni, professional careers experts and mentors.
The programme for individual year groups can be accessed by selecting the appropriate year group below:
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January 2020 Update:
The following Higher Education and Careers’ events will take place over the next few months for Year 12 this year.
Higher Education Evening – Wednesday 26 February - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – The Great Hall
All Year 12 students and their parents/carers should attend. You will be provided with an overview of the UCAS application process, including key dates and student finance. There will also be information about school leaver and apprenticeship programmes. Our speakers will be Katherine Pagett from the University of Birmingham who will cover choosing a course and understanding finance, ASK apprenticeship’s representative, Olufunso Alabi, will explain the world of higher-level and degree apprenticeships and one of our Captains of School, Amro Fadel, will detail the personal statement process. All speakers will be available to answer questions after the event.
Oxbridge Evening – Wednesday 4 March - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – The Great Hall
This is an additional information evening about applying to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Only interested students and their parents/carers need attend. Speakers will include academics in various fields from both Oxford and Cambridge. The evening will comprise presentations on the Oxbridge application process and life at the universities, followed by a question and answer session with the speakers.
Exploring Medical School - Thursday 19 March - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – The Great Hall
This is an additional information evening about applying for Medicine. Only interested students and their parents/carers should attend. Again, the main presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.
Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 now have access via their school emails to the careers’ platform Springpod. The website is straightforward to use whether students wish to find out about pathways to specific careers, question career ambassadors working in the field, seek work experience or contact organisations they wish to find out more about for their future career.
Booking is now open for our springtime series of lunchtime careers’ talks in The Chapel. Access to the booking form is via Moodle on the St Olave’s website under Careers guidance in Preparing for Higher Education. The talks offer a unique opportunity to hear from current professionals about their career path and experience.