Every student at Strode's is offered Careers Education, Advice and Guidance. Our own qualified careers staff, Guidance Team Leaders and Tutors all contribute to the service. We provide extensive advice on the Higher Education application process, from initial guidance on choosing universities, to help with personal statements, open days, mock interviews and completion of application forms. We also help and advise students who are looking to move into employment or an apprenticeship after they finish their studies.

In addition we:

  • Arrange visits to specialist conferences and taster courses including; medicine, veterinary science, dance, art and design, law and engineering
  • Provide information on gap year schemes and placements
  • Offer help with employment opportunities, apprenticeships and career choice
  • Provide advice on finding work experience and community service placements
  • Assist with job applications by providing help with writing a C.V, mock interviews and finding job vacancies
  • Arrange one to one interviews with careers staff

Parents and students are invited to a Higher Education Information Evening and Higher Education Fair, in the Spring Term. The event gives parents and students the opportunity to talk to over 55 different universities and listen to presentations from our own careers staff and representatives from local universities on the application cycle in order to help them make a successful and timely application. We have close links with universities such as Royal Holloway, Surrey, Kingston, Reading, Southampton and the University of the Creative Arts.

For students considering employment and apprenticeships we hold an Alternatives to University evening in the Spring Term. Parents and Students are invited and have the opportunity to meet and network with a range of local and national employers as well as attend presentations on a range of employment options including apprenticeships.

Strode's provides first rate information, advice and guidance service to students and we hold the prestigious Investors in Careers Award. Other sources of help include organised visits, work experience or shadowing, talks by experts in particular fields and a comprehensive online careers resource library.

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