Stuart Bearsworth

Careers & Work Related Learning

email: s.beardsworth@woolstonbrook.warrington.sch.uk


Warrington & Vale Royal College Virtual Open Week

Taking place from Monday 1st June – Friday 5th June, this unmissable event is your opportunity to have a sneak preview into college life and discover more about their impressive facilities and courses.

Throughout the week, expert tutors will be hosting interactive subject talks on ZoomInstagram and Facebook, allowing a valuable insight into their wide variety of fantastic courses. Tutors are there to help provide guidance and answer questions for future students, so feel free to ask away!

The open week will also feature exclusive videos from careers advisors, apprenticeship recruitment team and dedicated support staff, explaining how they can support you during your time at college and beyond.

Joining couldn’t be easier; simply register using the yellow form to access the Virtual Open Week Portal, where you can view interactive timetables, watch a range of fascinating videos, and apply for courses starting in September. Whether you already have your place or are considering applying, this exciting event is not to be missed.

Warrington & Vale Royal College Virtual Open Week Website

Register at https://www.wvr.ac.uk/new-events/events/school-leavers-virtual-open-week/


Virtual Careers


Learn Live

Sessions will feature employers talking about careers in their industry, as well as providing advice on how to develop the skills that employers are looking for during lockdown. There will also be sessions on how to undertake a successful online interview and a discussion on progression to FE and University.  All of the sessions are free to attend and will be led by local business or education professionals, giving young people and parents/ carers opportunities to ask questions live online.  Each presenter will also set a challenge for participants to complete, so they will be able to go away and develop their employability skills further after the session has finished.

We would encourage students to watch these sessions live, however they will remain on the site for 12 months and questions can be submitted after broadcast. For more information

These give the opportunity to develop employability-related skills and personal qualities whilst in lockdown.

Schedule

Date Time Title
Thursday

30th April

11:00am Thrive Creative – Dave Powell

‘How can you thrive in the creative and digital industry? Keeping companies ahead of the game in an ever-changing landscape.’

Tuesday

5th May

11:00am United Utilities – Matt Newman

What do United Utilities do? Who works there and what to they do?

Thursday

7th May

11:00am Priestley College – Adam Bird
Tuesday

12th May

11:00am Apprentify – Scott Austin
Wednesday 20th May 1:00pm AstraZeneca

Links

Learn Live website

Careers BBC Bitsize

Employability Skills

Application and Interview Tips
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjrqp3

CV writing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zrrh8xs/cvs/1

Interview preparation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/znpwvk7/interviews/1

College
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zk9sjhv/college/1

Learn about different Careers

Search for your perfect Career
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdqnxyc/

Jobs in Construction
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrqst39

Jobs working with Animals
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhbjkmn

Jobs in IT
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkx3scw

Jobs in the Performing Arts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfrq92p

Jobs in Sport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmfkrj6

Jobs in Science
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjpc382

Jobs in Teaching
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdtgy9q

Careers in the Film Industry
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7t27nb

Colleges – Keep up-to-date

Warrington Vale Royal Collge
https://www.wvr.ac.uk/

Priestley College
https://www.priestley.ac.uk/

Riverside College
https://www.riversidecollege.ac.uk/

Myerscough College
https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/about/our-centres/warrington/