Our full time Careers Advisor supports students with university entries
It is the aim of Jumeirah College that all students upon leaving will be in a position to make confident, informed and reasoned decisions about their futures. The primary aim of the Careers Department is thus to provide all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make such decisions about their career paths.
To access the Jumeirah College Careers Website, please visit: jumeirahcollegecareers.weebly.com
Access to this website requires a password. Please contact Amanda Jewell, the College Careers Advisor on: [email protected]
Years 7 and 8
An introduction to careers through the PSCHE programme designed to develop self awareness and for students to learn about the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life including career making decisions. Students also experience Go To Work With A Parent Day (GTWWAP) and take active roles in the Business Enterprise Week.
Students continue to discuss careers related issues in tutor time and focus on decision making skills and choosing their GCSE options.
The students are invited to attend the Careers and Options Evening in February where various employers from veterinary surgeons to writers and engineers give talks on their particular professions. Students and their parents can choose to attend three different talks over the course of the evening to find out more about careers they may be interested in.
Students and parents receive support and information on choosing GCSE options. The school Careers Adviser is available at Parents Evenings and the Options Evening to support parents and students when choosing their GCSE options
Students in Year 10 continue to follow a comprehensive careers programme within tutor time. The students are encouraged to think about the next steps to take in order to achieve their goals and ambitions, and look at the value of work experience. All students attend group sessions on the use of KUDOS an interactive careers matching programme, in order to continue their research into suitable careers. All students undertake a one week work experience placement. Students have previously worked with employers in 7 different countries and with companies as diverse at Goldman Sachs Investment Bank, Ogilvy One Advertising and Medcare Hospital.
All students participate in an individual careers guidance interview with the Careers Adviser. They also follow a careers programme within tutor time. Students are supported through their A level or equivalent decisions, and can drop in to the Careers Office for advice, guidance and information.
We also offer additional professional expertise through ISCO, an independent schools careers service, who deliver specific workshops and give students the option to undertake the Morrisby Psychometric Testing at an extra cost. morrisby.com The feedback from both parents and students confirms that this test is invaluable when choosing A level options, suggesting suitable career ideas and also encouraging the students to be aware of their strength and abilities, when choosing career paths. Students have the opportunity to speak to tutors, attend information evenings and speak to current Sixth Form students in order to make informed decisions about their A level options.
Year 12 and 13
All Year 12 and 13 students are interviewed to discuss their plans for Year 13 and beyond into Higher Education and employment. A whole range of events, information sessions, work shadowing, Higher Education evenings and resources are available to the Sixth Form students, and through these the students are given the opportunity to develop their ideas and plans for the future, whilst being encouraged and challenged.
Students can access a range of information and resources in the Careers Office, including prospectuses from universities around the world; information on specific careers such as law, medicine, engineering, business and finance etc. A booklet is produced by the Careers Adviser with advice on various aspects of applying to Higher Education including personal statements, choosing courses and admission tests etc. Students applying to universities in the UK must apply through UCAS and the school supports students through this process using UCAS Apply.
General Careers Information
- careerswales.com click on Tools and Resources, Leaflets and A-Z
- brightknowledge.org for careers information
- ucas.ac.uk useful for researching suitable higher education courses in the UK
- russellgroup.ac.uk/informed-choices/ Guide to choosing A level options
- oxbridgeapplications.com For students applying to Oxford or Cambridge Universities.
- prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm Information on graduate recruitment from a range of degree courses
- fulbright.co.uk for students with British qualifications wanting to study in the USA
- collegeboard.com to register for the SATs (required for entry to US universities)
- educationau-incanada.ca to research university and college courses in Canada
- studyoptions.com covers Higher Education in Australia and New Zealand
- study-in-europe.org covers Higher Educations options in Europe
Amanda Jewell, the school careers adviser, has a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Counselling and Guidance and has over 20 years experience of working in schools in the UK and Dubai.
For any questions relating to careers, qualifications or higher education please email her at [email protected]