Careers

Google-site-snip.jpgStudents and parents have access to the school’s Careers Hub, a one-stop-shop for information about the school’s careers programme, as well as the latest information on education pathway options, external sources of careers information and careers news, and links to the many external careers-related events, such as webinars, competitions, virtual work experience opportunities, etc that the school receives information about.

Students can request a careers appointment with our Careers Leader by emailing careers@tiffingirls.org or by completing the Google Form on the Careers Hub.


There is a comprehensive programme of careers education activities throughout the students’ time in school, including talks, careers interviews, support with options and higher education choices and applications, and work experience. We are working towards meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, a framework of eight guidelines that defines the best careers provision in secondary schools. Full details can be found in the Careers Plan, in the Key Downloads box.

Our series of TiffinTalks enables our students to hear first-hand from experienced professionals and recent graduates in a variety of sectors, and is designed to introduce students to industry sectors and jobs they may have little knowledge of, to deepen their understanding of careers they may be considering, and to help them identify possible pathways into their chosen career.

 

Work Experience

Every summer, students in Year 11 have the opportunity to participate in our work experience scheme after their GCSE examinations. Work experience is very valuable in giving young people a greater understanding of working life and guidance towards future career choices. Students often refer to the experience and skills they have developed through their work placements in their UCAS personal statements.

 

Our scheme operates by encouraging students to arrange their own work experience placements. This in itself gives students valuable experience by taking responsibility for the process. Placements may be arranged through family connections or by students applying directly to companies in which they are interested.

There are work experience platforms offering a variety of placements, including virtual, which have been especially valuable during the restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus.


Mrs Broadbent oversees work experience for Year 11 students and can be contacted on workexperience@tiffingirls.org

Key Dates
Friday 8 October 2021 Work Experience Assembly and date information will be emailed to parents and students
Wednesday 13 October 2021 Deadline for signed work experience agreement to be handed to Mrs Broadbent
Wednesday 30 March 2022 Deadline for completing Work Experience Placement Information form (if placement is a physical presence and arranged by student)
Monday 27 June 2022 Work Experience briefing (book return day & Year 12 induction day)
Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2022 Work experience takes place