Year 12 Careers


During Year 12 students will be working with their own mentor 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
  • Self reflecting target setting with mentor.
  • Continue work on transferable skills in preparation for University and the world of work
  • Destination Day focusing on all pathways including apprenticeships, University, gap year and employment. 
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • Application and preparation of work experience
  • Volunteering during term time. 
  • Evaluation and reflection on work experience and transferable skills developed. 
  • Review and update CV ensuring personal profile is relevant to careers aspirations
  • 1-2-1 meeting with Careers Adviser when requested. 
  • Research on a variety of websites.
  • Research the top Universities and apprenticeships including degree apprenticeships.
  • 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.
  • Participation in sporting events, representing the school
  • Musical production.
  • Cadets
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • World Challenge
  • Parliament trip
  • 1-1 Support with University and Apprenticeship applications

Careers & Networking Fair
Thursday 10 January 2019

The Careers & Networking Fair held in the Suther's Building at Toot Hill School was a great success. We had 85 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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WORK EXPERIENCE  - 13 - 17 JULY 2020

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