By providing significant, specialist support, we help our pupils develop crucial employability skills and make informed choices about potential future careers.
At Highgate, we’ve created a dynamic and innovative careers and employability programme to support. By providing significant, specialist support, we help our pupils develop crucial employability skills and make informed choices about potential future pathways. In addition, pupils receive extensive help and support with their university applications from our experienced higher education team.
Read more about why we won Careers Programme of 2020-21 here
Navigating careers and exploring options can be tough. In order to help our pupils receive relevant, up-to-to-date advice, we employ a full-time Careers and Employability Specialist (based in our Careers Office) who works very closely with our Deputy Head (Pupils’ Personal Development and Employability). Through our ambitious programme, we want our pupils, and those from our partner schools, to develop a clearer understanding of their own personal interests, motivations and values, and also an understanding of the different opportunities available to them.
Activities and events are tailored and focused to specific year groups. Here is a sample of some of the many activities that take place:
Alongside this core compulsory activity, there are many other opportunities for pupils throughout the year:
We know that careers activity extends beyond the formal programme: every teacher has a role to play and our tutors closely monitor the personal development of their tutees. In addition, we are lucky to be able to draw on the experience and expertise of our dedicated parent body and alumni community who provide significant support for our many initiatives. If you are interested in providing support in this way, please contact us.
By offering an extensive and dedicated careers and employability programme, we ensure all Highgate pupils get the support and advice needed to make important decisions about their future career.