Oaks Park Careers team is committed to helping students realise their career aspirations by ensuring that our students are well informed, inspired, prepared and supported.
Our careers support includes:
‘One to one’ services and support
- Impartial one on one careers interviews are available to all students.
- The Careers Room, on the mezzanine floor of the LRC, may be used at any time by students to research information on courses or to consult general career reference books.
- Options advice for GCSE and A level choices – all year 8 and 11 students have a one on one support meeting with a member of staff to help them make the best choices for their GCSE subjects and post-16 options, to ensure they are on the right path for their future career aspirations.
- UCAS support – all year 13 students have a one on one HE advice and support with completing UCAS application meeting.
- Applications, references, CVs and mock interviews. Support is aimed mostly at post-16 and post-18 who are completing applications.
- Year 12 work experience is also supported.
- Specialist subject staff are always available to answer any individual questions.
Careers Fair & Careers Focus Evenings
- The school’s Careers Fair is held yearly, bringing together prospective employers, colleges, universities, apprentice opportunities and firms.
- Careers Focus Evenings are held regularly and highlight progression routes and opportunities for various sectors such as Medicine, Law, Media careers, Engineering and Performing Arts. Delegates who come to this event are mainly alumnae.
- Each year Oaks Park welcomes high-profile guest speakers from the world of academia and industry to share their knowledge and experiences with our students. Our lecture series has been designed to raise students aspirations and enhance their awareness of different fields available to them.
- Please click here to see our high-profile guest speakers for this academic year.
Investors in Careers Award
- Investors in Careers is a quality standard for the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).
- We have held this award for years. By gaining this award we have demonstrated a high level of quality of careers support and a commitment to providing impartial and independent careers education to all students.
- This is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in their area of work and it is definitely something we are very proud of.
- Our alumnae offer careers education guidance and support through attending Career Focus Evenings and delivering careers focused talks and assemblies.
- Outside speakers: Within PSHE sessions, across all year groups, inspirational speakers share their experiences and career paths with students.
- Co-Curricular Support: Careers education is supported through the many Co-Curricular activities such as the Medical Society and various clubs such as Drama.
- In lesson support: Careers education is also supported by subject teachers in lessons across the school.
- Careers Google classroom: The Careers Department run a Careers google classroom which posts up to date information related to a variety of different careers areas. To join please see Ms Sumray in the 6th form office.
- Aspire Higher is an in house programme developed to give each student the tools and direct to enable them to start differentiating themselves from everyone else, so that when they apply for their chosen path, they stand out from the crowd in meaningful ways. The aim of this programme is to help get all of our students where they want to go.