Guide to Career Options

Guide to Career Options

The careers landscape has changed over recent years and school leavers have many more exciting options to consider when they finish school at either 16 or 18.  The attached guide is a brilliant resource for parents and pupils, and I would recommend you download it as it will help you navigate the different career paths available. http://media.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/marketing/School%20Leavers%20Guide%202018%20DPS_.pdf?dm_i=30Z2,M9XH,5F5GZO,2BLIH,1 Ms Lane...
Year 11 Careers Update

Year 11 Careers Update

Please find below local college open events for the Spring Term.  Pupils who are looking to study vocational courses are encouraged to attend these open days.  Some colleges also host ‘taster days’ and these provide pupils with a great opportunity to sample college life. Details of these can be found on the college event pages.     College Date of Open Day/Evening Times Do I have to register before I go? Postcode for SatNav Website for info           Amersham & Wycombe College  Amersham Campus Wednesday 31st January 6-8pm yes HP7 9HN http://www.amersham.ac.uk/courses/open-evenings/   Amersham & Wycombe College High Wycombe Campus Tuesday 6th February 6-8pm yes HP10 9HE http://www.amersham.ac.uk/courses/open-evenings/     Berkshire College of Agriculture Maidenhead Saturday 3rd February 10am - 2pm yes SL6 6QR http://www.bca.ac.uk/events/ Brooklands College Weybridge Campus Thursday 15th March 5.30 - 7.30pm yes KT13 8TT http://www.brooklands.ac.uk Brooklands College Ashford Campus Tuesday 13th March 5.30 - 7.30pm yes TW15 3DU Bracknell College Saturday 3rd February 10am - 2pm no RG12 1EH http://www.bracknell.ac.uk/the-college/events East Berks College   Tuesday 23rd January 4 - 7pm no SL3 8BY http://www.eastberks.ac.uk/opendays Langley Campus Tuesday 13th March East Berks College Thursday 25th January 4 - 7pm no SL4 3AZ http://www.eastberks.ac.uk/opendays  Windsor Campus Tuesday 20th March The Henley College Henley on Thames Saturday 24th February 10 - 1pm yes RG9 1UH http://www.henleycol.ac.uk/henleycollege/students/pros/infoeve.html Reading College Wednesday 28th February 5 - 7.30pm yes RG1 4HJ http://www.reading-college.ac.uk/events Strodes College Egham Thursday 8th March 5 - 8pm no TW20 9DR http://www.strodes.ac.uk/News/OpenEvening.aspx For pupils interested in pursuing the apprenticeship route, I will be taking a group of 30 pupils to the Heathrow Jobs Fair on...
Dragon’s Den Challenge 2017 – Pupils have a successful day of selling in Windsor town centre

Dragon’s Den Challenge 2017 – Pupils have a successful day of selling in Windsor town centre

Year 10 pupils braved the freezing temperatures on Tuesday and set up their Christmas market stalls in Peascod Street, Windsor. Selling a wide range of goods from homemade tree decorations to cupcakes and ‘Jars of Joy’, the stalls attracted a great deal of attention from local shoppers who were keen to support pupils. Raf Harris and David Saab, members of the TWBS Leos Club, were running a food donation stall for the Slough Trussell Trust Food Bank, and were extremely successful. At the end of the day they had a trolley full of food donations and had raised £185, for this worthy local charity. Charlie Wallace made some wonderful handmade Christmas cards and managed to raise money for his volunteering trip to Costa Rica. Our sponsors, Lee Waller from LA Micro and Andrew Hayward from Owen White Solicitors were impressed with the boys and are looking forward to meeting with them in the new year as each group will be required to present their profit and loss account to the ‘dragons’. The good news is that all the boys ended up with a profit, with some stalls achieving over £200 profit. Well done to all the pupils who entered the challenge and thank you to Lee and Andrew for their support. Ms J Lane, Head of Careers Mr Fousset, Director of Year 10 TWBS Dragon’s Den sponsored by:            TWBS Leos Club - supporting Slough Food Bank:  ...
Dragons’ Den Challenge 2017

Dragons’ Den Challenge 2017

Year 10 pupils entered TWBS ‘den’ on Thursday and pitched their business ideas in our annual Dragons’ Den Challenge. This year we were delighted to secure sponsorship from two dragons: Lee Waller from LA Micro and Andrew Hayward from Owen White Solicitors. Lee and Andrew brought £300 cash to put on the table and invest in the best ideas. The standard of the pitches was high and the boys delivered their business ideas with confidence, including some key business terms in their presentations, which impressed Lee and Andrew. Mr Fousset, Director of Year 10, was also a Dragon and he particularly enjoyed the product sampling provided by the boys! There were some innovative ideas this year, including Billy’s Biltong, but unfortunately we couldn’t invest in their business due to potential Health & Safety issues – great idea though boys. The successful pitches included charity Christmas cards, Baked Biscuit Bites and Mince Pie DIY kits, and these boys will have the opportunity to sell their products in Windsor town centre on Tuesday 12th December. Well done to all the pupils who entered the challenge and thank you to Lee and Andrew for their support and financial investment. Ms Lane, Head of Careers TWBS Dragons’ Den sponsored by:         ...
Law Networking Event at Eton College

Law Networking Event at Eton College

Myself, Hadi Abdalla and Fazal Mahmood were invited to attend a law networking event at Eton College on Tuesday evening. The event gave us the opportunity to meet an assortment of barristers and solicitors (including a number of QC’s) who specialised in a range of different careers including: corporate compliance, family law, protection of intellectual properties, dispute resolution and litigation. The networking event was an amazing opportunity for us to get an insight from the professionals about the world of law. From a personal perspective, the event gave me a more refined idea as to what career I would like to pursue in this amazing field. Josh Gibson, Year 13 Law...
Dean ‘The Renegade’ Amasinger, ex Windsor Boy, delivers an inspirational assembly

Dean ‘The Renegade’ Amasinger, ex Windsor Boy, delivers an inspirational assembly

It is always a delight to welcome back ex Windsor Boys to school, and this week Dean Amasinger returned to TWBS. Dean shared the story of his journey from school, to Uni, to professional MMA fighter. He shared details about the challenges he faced along the way, including his experiences of bullying and he gave valuable advice on how to deal with bullies, which tied in with Anti-Bullying week 2017. Dean then spoke about the five things he would have told his younger self: The messages were slightly different to those the boys might normally hear, but looking at the faces of pupils, it was clear to see they were engaged in Dean’s talk and testament to that was the number of boys who spoke about the assembly during the course of the school day. Dean now coaches the England Rugby Team and has kindly offered to run some training sessions for our players - our future opposition had better watch out! Ms Lane, Head of Careers...
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