Careers Support

careers adviser speaking to students at Wyke

At Wyke Sixth Form College we want students to receive the full package and progress successfully on to their chosen career and future aspirations. We have a dedicated team of careers advisers who book individual appointments for students (upon request), if they require next step support throughout their time studying with us.

During the academic year, Wyke Sixth Form College host multiple career events; from the careers fair to sector specific talks with organisations and employers where they will talk directly to the students about their own career progression, about their organisation and what it is like working there. Careers also run drop in sessions on specific career elements such as finding the right pathway for students, CV and cover letter support, interview preparation and building their portfolio.

Apprenticeships and Other Progression

We are well aware that university is not the right option for all of our students and we also have a dedicated member of staff who works closely with training providers who come into the college throughout the year to talk about apprenticeships and how students can apply.  Employers also often come in to give talks about what they are looking for in future employees.  Students are supported in building CVs, composing cover letters and help with searching for other suitable opportunities.

Work Experience

Here at Wyke, we believe in offering work experience placements to students, to help them overcome barriers to entering work, either through enhancing their CV, or more importantly, gaining confidence and really believing that they are adding a contribution to an organisation.

We have a Work Experience and Careers Coordinator that is here to give advice and guidance in getting the right placement for the students.  They will help identify which area the student would like to work in and give ideas and suggestions on how to find work experience.

We also have a group of employers that support our students’ year after year.  Employers are always looking to recruit staff with work experience and our programme helps students to do this.

For further information please contact Vicky Riseham on Tel 346347 ext 522 or vicky.riseham@wyke.ac.uk