Careers & Employability

Wilmington Grammar Sixth Form (WG6) are committed to the academic and personal development of all sixth form students and want to ensure all students build and maintain the skills and knowledge needed for the next step of their career journey.

The support in sixth form is more specialised as students select their university course or make applications for employment or apprenticeships. Whilst some sixth formers have definite plans, most need guidance. Our guiding principle is that each student must decide for themselves which courses and institutions are most suitable for them: our role is to help them to arm themselves with personal guidance and good quality information that is discovered through personal research.

We encourage and support students to start exploring through research, networking, gaining work experience, and taking opportunities to enhance the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their next step. Students have access to a wide variety of workshops, online tools and information, and one-to-one personal guidance to help with exploring options and raising aspirations. There is also support for parent/carers during this important phase with information evenings offered to provide answers to any questions and queries.

Employers and Employees

WG6 work collaboratively with other organisations to help students start to build up the contacts and work experience that are so essential as they prepare for life beyond WG6. If you are a provider able to support our programme please refer to our Provider Access Statement on the main school pages.

Careers Leader

The WG6 Careers Programme is managed by the sixth form staff leaders but reviewed in conjunction with the whole school careers programme.  The next review is due in June 2022. Please contact Mr Watson, awatson@wgsb.co.uk 01322 223090 or Mrs Tiddy, gtiddy@wgsg.co.uk 01322 226351 in the first instance.

Destinations

Every year our students leave to go on to a wide range of courses and universities, many after taking a gap year. Whilst the majority move onto university, increasingly, students are also choosing to move onto degree apprenticeships, learning and earning as they take their first steps into their chosen career. We use this destination data and regular feedback from students, parents, teachers and employers to measure the impact of our careers programme.

For more details on our whole school Careers & Employability Programmes please click here