- “In mid-April, five Y12 girls had the opportunity to attend the Women of the Future Event at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Central London. This programme aims to integrate sixth formers with inspirational female ambassadors. Not only was it a fascinating place to be in – the Durbar Court was very…
- It’s good to have a fresh pair of eyes on your future when you’re deep into Mock GCSEs revision and uncertain which way to look. Y11 came back early in January for their Futurewise career interviews. Each girl had an individual 40 minute interview with an impartial careers adviser who helped her create…
Welcome to Careers
We are here to help to prepare students for the world of work. We encourage students to focus on their aspirations and make informed decisions about this very important stage in their development. Our programme begins in KS3 during PGCSE lessons where pupils develop key skills including teamwork, presentation and leadership. During their GCSE years the girls take an ISCO test with psychometric profiling, designed to identify abilities, aptitudes, personality traits and interests. Subsequently, students receive a detailed report and careers guidance interview.
During Y10, pupils are set up with an online Kudos Inspire account that enables them to identify suitable careers, explore their transferable skills, identify gaps in their skills and subject choices, produce career plans and build their own CV. At the end of Y11 there is an externally run 'Inspiring Futures' Day in which students are further equipped with the skills employers are demanding, as well as giving students confidence in public speaking and building relationships.
JAGS is a partner school with SEO London. The SEO Scholars Programme aims to provide access to accurate information & positive role models to help students make informed decisions about their academic & profession progression routes. The goal is to increase the number of high calibre students from the most under-represented backgrounds entering the top universities and going on to pursue highly competitive careers.
This year JAGS has been very fortunate and 19 girls have been accepted onto the Scholars programme, providing girls with access to exclusive visits to many of the top universities and work placements in the top London firms. Last year girls visited Oxford, UCL and Southampton Universities and took part in events at PWC, KPMG, Morgan Stanley and Barclays.
In the sixth form, pupils are encouraged to seek work shadowing placements through their personal contacts and with the help of our JAGS network of contacts and Alumnae. Careers Seminars are also held during the year with relevant professionals to give the girls an opportunity to discuss specific career areas. Visits, courses and practical advice are also available on almost every aspect of future career development.