Students are encouraged to talk with careers staff, teachers and tutors when considering their career options. The Careers Library is also a mine of information and provides access to university prospectuses, details of degree course offers and 'how to' information on writing CVs and job descriptions, as well as a wide range of books and DVDs about specific careers and gap year options.
It is widely recognised that work experience can be a crucial factor in obtaining a job and Worth has its own work shadowing programme, which provides opportunities through the generous contribution of many friends of the School. The Worthian network has been fantastically responsive in offering work placements and they also provide speakers for various lectures, and for the Careers Fair which is held each June. All Year 12 students attend the Fair and recent speakers – both Worthians and parents – have represented professions as diverse as law, advertising, financial services, the insurance industry and general management sectors. The Worth Society also offers Global Action Awards which are discretionary grants up to £1,000 to support Worth students who are doing something to help others during their gap year.
The Independent Schools' Careers Organisation (now known as Inspiring Futures) runs a career guidance programme called Futurewise and students can opt into the scheme in Year 11. The service is based on a series of psychometric tests which are analysed in depth and then fed back to the students in a personal interview. The programme includes access to career experience courses, as well as individual career guidance and support, and students also have their own personal space on the Futurewise website, which allows them to keep a record of any university queries as well as career events and opportunities.
The School also offers Year 13 students a course in interview techniques which is run in the Autumn Term by a specialist company. A video is made of a student's simulated interview and then analysed afterwards with the student.
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