Throughout their time at UCS students actively take part in a range of activities and talks which expose them to a range of professions, skills, employers and establishments.
As well as hearing from organisations who share the opportunities available, students also work with staff and external providers to develop their own employability skills and key technical skills during session such as Project Based Learning. These are further enhanced during subject lessons where students develop vital life and employability skills alongside their academic studies.
The UCS Careers Calendar highlights the events, activities and support that students are receiving throughout the year. In addition to this programme we also have external careers advisors who will meet with your child to discuss and support them in their decisions and next steps.
We also believe that work placements (work experience) offer our students invaluable opportunities to experience and develop key employability skills. As well as supporting students in making key decisions about their future it also helps them to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate to universities and employers that they have the necessary skills and experience needed.
Work placements should take place with an employer or organisation within the local community. All work placements should be linked to the students chosen pathway and future career aspirations.
Careers information is available for both UCS students, and their Parents/Carers. Career guidance for parents can be found here.
Due to Covid-19 work experience for Years 10 and 12 must be ran virtually; full details can be found on the following link: Virtual Work Experience - Years 10 and 12