The process of career selection, and the steps required to attain it, involves Hillcrest alumni, parents and staff, who give valuable insight to our future graduates. Students are given the opportunity to explore different career options through a number of initiatives as well as through the input of our proactive Careers Department:
Subject Guidance and Taster Days: During Term 3, Year 9 students are given valuable insight into which subjects are required in order to pursue a wide variety of careers. Year 11 students are given a Subject Taster Day in which they are allowed to try out different A level subjects.
Work Experience: Involving placement on an employer’s premises in which a student carries out a tasks and duties as an employee, but with an emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience. Year 10s have a week-long work experience at the end of their exams in June. Year 12 students also experience the opportunity to complete a work experience programme towards the end of each academic year. Before placements, students are guided on resumé building and applications to employers.
Careers Encounters Fair: Giving students the chance to meet and interact with over 70 members of the community, representing numerous professions.
University Fairs: Two major university fairs are offered to Year 12s. While these primarily focused on the UK Universities, exposure is given for University options on other continents through attendance of additional fairs such as the IACAC Fair and Ivy League Fair. A general University Options session