12 Sep 2022
The Careers Centre is an integral resource at Chiswick School to help students understand and explore their future career options and to make strong applications for college, university, jobs and apprenticeships. We are open every day before and after school. All break times in term time and at important times during the holidays (GCSE and A Level results days).
It is staffed by our Head of Careers, Mr R Brathwaite and Mr H Lewis, Enrichment and 6th form Careers Lead. The Head of Careers attend parents’ evenings and open evenings to talk to parents and carers and are very happy to make individual appointments outside of these times.
In order to make an appointment, please email email@example.com or call 0208 747 6625.
The Careers team is also on hand to help our students look for a work placement by maintaining a database of work placement opportunities offered by local employers. Alternatively, for own found placements please complete and return the work experience details and permission forms.
The Careers Centre also publishes a range of guides and factsheets to support students with university applications and employment opportunities. These include: Jobseeking for Students, Oxbridge Applications factsheet and UCAS Tariffs.
Hard copy versions of all guides are available from the Careers Centre which also houses a (paper based) reference library, college and 6th form prospectuses, networked computers, copiers and printers for careers research and job applications.
Please click on the document links below to view our Careers Strategy for 2020-21.
Please click on the links below for information for employers, parents and students.
Please click on the expandable sections below for further information on careers programmes and guidance.
Careerometer - A tool to compare jobs
Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.
Click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second and third choice to see the comparison.
Fast Tomato - Online Careers Portal
The Fast Tomato online careers portal is available to any Chiswick School student. Use this website to take a personality test and find which careers suit you. You can research your future career and the routes into it. You will need a user name and password. If you haven't been given one during PHSCE lessons or if you have mislaid the one you were given, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the school Careers Centre.
Apprenticeships can be a great alternative to sixth form or university. The best website to research and find an apprenticeships is the Government website. Alternatively visit Ms Comerford in the Careers Centre for 'one to one' help to find an apprenticeship that suits you.