University and the wider world

Colfe’s Careers Department is the door to the future. We inform students and answer their questions about careers and higher education. Most of our students progress to university but we make them aware of all the options and also prepare them for working in the real world, which all will do in the future.

Our Careers and Higher Education Convention is held every two years. In 2016, 85 advisers (many of them Old Colfeians and current parents) informed students about careers, universities and Gap Year opportunities.
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Our innovative internship programme for Year 12 students has offered placements with Orion Group, Arup, Lloyds Bank, Atrium Underwriters, Inside Out Contracts Ltd., Drayton Arms Theatre, Amplifi, Merton Court, ICLP (Collinson Group), Thomson Reuters, 8point3 Ltd., Maidstone Chambers, BHM Architects and more.

Year 10 activity afternoon introduces the skills students need to acquire for the world of work.

Year 11 careers work includes

careers morning - which covers topics such as CV writing, going to university, the alternatives to university and interview technique;

psychometric profiling – followed by one to one interviews by external careers professionals – helps students choose A levels, university subjects and careers.
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Year 12 university preparation includes

internships - our new programme gives students vital experience in the workplace.
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one-to-one interviews about university and career aspirations

UCAS university admissions programme Click here to learn more

medics’ support group - helps students to compete for entry to medical school

Going Dutch - university study in the Netherlands is an exciting and cost-effective option.
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University destinations 2015 Click here to see where students went in 2015

Talks: just in the last year we have had visits from an old Colfeian inspiring students through talking about his career progression; a junior doctor; a university admissions expert and the Editor of the Times Good University Guide.