This week has been Progression Week at Hills Road Sixth Form College when all students are thinking and planning ahead to secure their first choice destinations.
Throughout the year, the College’s Careers department provide a full programme of events to support students with this aim, whether it be moving on to university, training or work.
The Careers team at the College, led by recently appointed Head of Careers Bekki Clark, has organised this annual Progression Week, which includes a programme of talks and events for students, many of which parents are also invited to attend. A selection of the talks that took place this week include:
- A career in social work - a former Hills Road student came into talk to students about her career as a social worker
- Law: have you considered the apprenticeship route to becoming a solicitor?
- NHS Paramedic Practice and Operating Department Practice
- Finance and Accounting Opportunities for curious minds by Deloitte
- Interested in Geography and Environmental work? Fully paid degrees by IceBlue Brunel Uni.
Hundreds of students at the College took the opportunity to explore a whole range of career and post-18 options during this week, with much interest in the new degree apprenticeship opportunities.
The majority of Hills Road students continue to choose a university progression route, mostly at Russell Group institutions, and the College is delighted to announce that this year a total of 71 Hills Road students have received offers to Oxford and Cambridge Universities, which is a rise even on the very high levels of recent years.
Principal Jo Trump said “Our number one aim is to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to secure the progression route that represents their first choice destination, wherever and whatever that might be. Our job is to support these young adults to find out who they want to be and where they want to go and to work with them to achieve those goals. We are delighted indeed for every student who secures their first choice destination and offer our heartfelt congratulations to them all, particularly those who have battled significant odds to secure the most competitive places.”