Careers Curriculum

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Please find a link below to our new Careers Bulletin which will be published monthly and made available to all students. In each edition there will be a range of information and links to up to date careers, apprenticeship and next steps opportunities. Although primarily targeted towards Sixth Form students, we would encourage Year 11 students to read through the bulletin; there will be useful opportunities, links and contacts.

We would also like to remind you of our email facility should you have any questions: . All students can email the Careers Department if they require advice and guidance or to organise a careers appointment.

We are also excited at the development of our new Careers Department within the Learning Commons. Students now have access to a wide range of resources, reading materials and up to date notices.

Careers at RWS

Experience has shown that people who have achieved success and fulfilment in their career, are those who have positively 'owned' their career path at an early stage and have made it happen.

The Careers Department's aims and associated programme of activities is geared to supporting, encouraging and guiding our young people into assuming personal responsibility for their future i.e. Owning their career.

Pupils are encouraged to:

The Department delivers a comprehensive programme of activities, which includes presentations by representatives from successful companies, and is fully supported an extensive careers library, CBT assessment software and CBT tutorials, together with on-demand counselling and guidance from the Departmental staff.

For CV writing information, please click on the links below:

Example Curriculum Vitae

How to Write a CV


Transferable Skills Checklist

CV Writing Information from Bromley Careers

Useful Links:

The Apprenticeship Guide

Amazing Apprenticeships

Career Map

STEM Careers:

Information regarding career opportunities for those studying STEM subjects can be found on our STEM website.

Work Experience 1st - 5th July 2019

This year 215 students experienced the real world when undertaking their work experience placement. The students enjoyed a varied spectrum of working environments including British Airways, Imperial College London, Haines Watts Accountants and many more…

The main aim is to help the students prepare for the change from school to employment and give them first hand experience of the differences as part of their education. The programme helps students develop their skills, talents and aptitude in a very short space of time away from school and broadens their understanding of the world of work.

The programme is introduced to students during the Autumn Term with particular emphasis being placed on each student to take ownership in finding a placement that incorporates their aspirations and career thoughts for the future. All we ask is that the employers have Employers Liability Insurance in place and following a successful Health and Safety visit the placement is good to go!

Students are encouraged to write CV’s to help when applying for their placements.

This is followed by a series of interviews with the Careers Team to ensure an appropriate placement is matched with geographical area of choice, skills, and capabilities and provides an opportunity for students to continue their investigation into careers.

What industries did the students choose?

A wide variety of placements were taken by the Students, many of these were found by the student themselves. This gave them the opportunity to explore a positive working environment.

Range of Companies Used

Range of Companies Used 2019 WEX

Where did the students go?

The school is able to offer placements, not only in the immediate local area, but also further afield in London. A substantial number if students gained a wider view of the working world by undertaking the daily ‘commute’.

Range of Work Experience Locations

Range of Locations 2019 WEX

What did the students, tutors and employers say about work experience?

Upon their return to school, each student completes an evaluation form and participates in a de-briefing interview. The aim is to give them the opportunity to talk about their experiences and identify any personal development areas they may need to address. This is also a good opportunity to encourage students to find out more about careers, either in the area within which they worked, or elsewhere. The tutors and employers also have their say when the student receives a visit whilst on his/her work experience placement.

Student Satisfaction Survey 2019

Satisfaction Survey 2019 WEX

Work Experience in 2020

The date for next year’s work experience is 29th June – 3rd July 2020.

Is it possible that you or your employer could assist us with a placement? If you can help please contact Mrs Emma Paterson, Head of Careers Advice and Guidance on 01689 869933 or email

14.01.20 Yr 10 Work Shadowing with Parents Letter
14.01.20 Yr 10 Work Shadowing Consent Form
Careers Bulletin January 2020
Careers Bulletin November 2019
College Dates Winter 2019
Careers Bulletin May 2019
Careers Fair Bulletin March 2019
CEIAG Learning Outcomes
Statement of Entitlement to Careers
Useful Info - A List of Careers Info Websites
Useful Info - Careers Advice and Job Search Websit
Useful Info - Careers Bromley Sources of Info
Useful - How to Apply for Apprenticeship/College
Apprenticeship Info - Parent Pack Jan 2020
Apprenticeship Info - Parent Pack Dec 2019
WEX - Intro Letter to Parents Yr12 Work Experience
WEX - Yr 12 Own Placement Form
WEX - Yr 12 Own Placement Guidance Notes