Careers Fair 2022 – Sports Hall Gallery

On Wednesday 9 March 2022, all the students at Bradon Forest School were given the opportunity to attend our ‘Whole School Careers Fair’.  This was held in our Sports Hall Gallery and each year group attended during school hours.

We had lots of exciting stands this year including:

  • UK Space Agency                              
  • Royal Navy & Royal Marines
  • Great Western Hospital (NHS)        
  • Pink Fish Creative Design
  • Osborne Clarke (Law)                       
  • Bradon Sixth Form
  • Cirencester College                           
  • New College Swindon
  • Blunsdon House Hotel                      
  • Bath University
  • Drove Vets                                          
  • Shaw Pre-School…and more!

All year groups were given a time slot to attend the event along with a list of organisations attending and information to help students decide where best to spend their time. Our students enjoyed attending the event and having the opportunity to meet and chat with some fantastic organisations.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

At Bradon Forest School we have a dedicated office for students to access information on careers and the next steps in their education. Mrs McGovern works in the Progression Office and she can be contacted on mcgovernd@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk.

99% of students leaving Bradon Forest in Year 11 go onto further education.

Details of our sixth form offer in conjunction with Malmesbury School are available here.

Other further education providers include Cirencester College, New College Swindon, UTC Swindon and Lackham Campus. Click here for a list of their open events in 2022.  Revised dates for Wiltshire College.

Apprenticeships

There are so many different apprenticeships available.  Look where your favourite subjects can take you!

You can search for an apprenticeship via this link.

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 – NAW2022 – Amazing Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Opportunities through New College Swindon – 26 January 2022

Each year we usually have a variety of activities for careers education:

  • Year 11 Progression/Apprenticeship Evening
  • Year 11 Mock Interview Day
  • Year 10 Work Experience week
  • Whole School Careers Fair
  • Speakers from external organisations about their chosen careers

For 2021/22 some of these events will be a little different, for example some organisations are offering virtual work experience opportunities.  Check out the opportunities we are currently aware of on our dedicated work experience page.

There are lots of online resources available to students from quizzes to find out which career path might suit their personality to help choosing which GCSEs would be best for their chosen to career. Download the list here.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy and Procedures

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