Preparing For Your Future
Each year we prepare students for a wide range of future pathways. While a large percentage of our students go on to Higher Education, other students successfully apply to apprenticeships, management training schemes, employment or Further Education. During your time at Dereham Sixth Form College you will be encouraged to record your interests, ambitions, skills and talents and will then be constantly alerted to local and national opportunities including university and college open days, industry specific days, talks, lectures, work experience or shadowing openings, etc. You will be challenged from day one to think about how you can acquire those much sought after ‘employability skills’ and, through a robust programme of work-related learning, will be encouraged to build up a portfolio of skills which will serve you equally well at whatever stage you join the job market.
If you do wish to continue your education at university, we will encourage you to have high aspirations and select the right course and location for you. Every year we send students to Oxford and Cambridge as well as many other top selecting universities.
Throughout the academic year we provide a number of opportunities where you can learn more about the varying opportunities available to you from talks about student finance and funding, to visits from local businesses and STEM ambassadors as well as our Apprenticeships, Volunteering and Careers Fairs.
The Careers Team comprises:
Careers Lead: Miss N. Sadler
SLT Careers Link: Mr J. Atkin
Independent Careers Advisor: Liz Edwards
As a dedicated Sixth Form College there is a clear focus on an aspirational career progression beyond the 16 to 19 provision, encouraging you to consider all your career and post-18 education options. This is evident across the College in everything we do, including the specific advice you will be given by your subject teachers. In both Years 12 and 13, Careers is delivered through specific guidance sessions, access to workshops and speakers, input by our alumni and through regular one-to-one meetings with your tutor. You may also choose to undertake work experience as part of your careers programme. Further information about this support can be discussed with you at interview.