Year 12 Careers


During Year 12 students will be working with their own tutor group and year group on a range of careers related activities.  The key area will be for students to settle into college  and to continue with careers research and ensure that students are fully ready to make well informed decisions about their career pathways. Enrichment and work experience is key to them fulfilling their aspirations.

Year 12 will be doing the following:

  • College Induction Day with subject taster sessions
  • Individual target setting with tutor for discussion at Student Review Day
  • Self improvement where necessary
  • Continue work on soft skills in preparation for University and the world of work
  • Careers Day focussing on pathways
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • Application and preparation of work experience
  • All students will be out of school on work experience for 5 days
  • Evaluation of work experience
  • Review and update CV ensuring personal profile is relevant to careers aspirations
  • Chemistry University trip
  • 1-2-1 meeting with Careers Manager if needed
  • Stop the Cock workshop looking at the UK Skills shortage and a variety of careers
  • Research on the National Careers Service website
  • Research the top Universities and courses on offer
  • MFL trip to University of Nottingham
  • Information evening on UCAS process
  • Destination planning
  • Toot Hill Careers and Networking Fair
  • Engineering Project with Boots
  • Opportunities to mentor younger students
  • University Masterclasses at Lincoln and University of Nottingham.
  • Detailed Career Planning with action points.
  • Continue fund raising.
  • Recruitment of Student Union reps.
  • Elements to record achievements both in school and out of school
  • Participation in sporting events, representing the school
  • Foreign exchange.
  • Musical production.
  • Cadets
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • National Citizens Service - volunteering
  • World Challenge
  • Parliament trip
  • Councillor - guest speaker
  • Support with University and Apprenticeship applications

Careers & Networking Fair
Thursday 25 January 2018

The Careers & Networking Fair held in the Suther's Building at Toot Hill School was a great success. We had 80 exhibitors made up of a variety of employers, universities and training providers. Over 180 students from School Years 11, 12 and 13 attended. 

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Job Vacancies

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders globally. They currently have positions available for school leavers to join them in September 2018 within accounting, business advisory, tax and audit. They offer students the opportunity to work towards their professional qualifications while at the same time gaining hands-on business experience. More information on these positions and the application process is available on their website

WORK EXPERIENCE  - 16 - 20 JULY 2018

Year 12 will be expected to go out on Work Experience for a week. 

The majority of students will have already done this in Year 11 and this is an opportunity for them to build on the skills they have developed. The College mentors will be working with the students over the coming weeks by enhancing CV’s and talking about how to research and network to find the right placement. It is essential that Work Experience in Year 12 is relevant to what they would like to do as a future career whether they intend applying for University, an apprenticeship or a job on leaving at the end of Year 13.

Mrs Farmer worked with students in Year 11 and will again be available to advise and support students through the process. She will have a drop-in time at the College on Fridays during registration and period one, in the Suther’s building. This will commence after the Christmas holidays. All employers will need to be Health and Safety checked and will need to have Employers Liability Insurance. If this is not available it is possible for the employer to obtain this either for free or at a minimal cost. It is important that students e-mail Mrs Farmer once the placement is agreed, with all the relevant details.

It is very competitive to obtain work experience in the summer due to other schools going out at this time of year.  It is important to organise the placement early to ensure that your son/daughter gets a relevant placement and can focus on their studies and examinations in the summer term.

If you have any questions please contact Fiona Farmer on 01949 863068

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