Reigate College offers outstanding progression guidance
Situated in E106, upstairs in the Enhancement Building, Reigate College’s Careers Resource Centre is open every day from 9.00am to 4.30pm (term-time only) and has five dedicated members of Careers staff.
Ellen Walkinshaw, Associate Director Progression, is the College’s Careers Leader (see centre, photo below).
Reigate College’s Careers Programme
The Careers Department
Location: E106, First Floor Enhancement Building
Opening hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm (term-time only)
Reigate College has held the Investor in Careers Award since 2006.
Careers Bulletin and Important Notices
Please see the latest Reigate College Careers Bulletin.
Careers Calendar of Events
See the Careers Calendar for all the latest events and speaker information.
The College Careers staff go to great lengths to arrange Careers-related opportunities for students. Please make the most of them by checking the Careers Calendar and Careers bulletin regularly.
Applying to university
Employment and work place experiences
Each year the College successfully supports around 700 students and 100 former students through the process of applying to university.
Throughout the lower sixth year the Careers Programme provides students with a range of encounters with Higher Education. Students applying to university join an UCAS Pathway tutorial group in the upper sixth.
If you are a former Reigate College Student and wish to apply to university you must apply through Reigate College. Please follow the instructions in the Reigate College UCAS Former Student Guide.
Employability and Employment Opportunities
Each year the College successfully supports around 400 students through the process of applying to Apprenticeships, College Leaver Schemes and direct entry positions.
Throughout the Lower Sixth the Careers Programme provides students with a range of encounters with Employers and Employees.
Students applying for apprenticeships or other employment join an Employment and Apprenticeship Pathway tutorial group in the Upper Sixth. Please note there are also pathway groups for those students who intend to apply for Apprenticeships as well as making a UCAS application.
In order to stand the best chance of making a successful apprenticeship or employment application, you need to take responsibility for reading the careers bulletin on a weekly basis and applying for opportunities, as and when they come up.
Experiences of the Workplace
The College has a dedicated Work Experience Coordinator based in E102 (Careers Department) who is able to provide support and advice on securing a valuable experience of the work place.
Contact: Sam Burnett via email@example.com or on 01737 221118 ext 633.
All Lower Sixth students are required to complete an experience of the work place, which may be a work place visit, shadowing an employer or employee for a day or longer, or a period of work experience.
Students are encouraged to arrange their own experience, and advice on how to do this is available in the work experience guide. The College works in partnership with a number of organisations to provide experiences of the work place for students that are advertised in weekly Careers Bulletin.
If your organisation would be willing to offer an experience of the work place please contact Sam Burnett, via the contact details above and download the leaflet How employers can help (see section below).
Information for Employers
Employers can support Reigate College’s Careers Programme in a number of ways. These include offering experiences of the work place through insight days or half days, work experience or work shadowing.
Employers can also provide useful insights to the world of work by coming in to College to give talks (either general or vocationally specific) and have the opportunity of taking a stand at the College’s annual Careers Fair.