Careers Advice and Guidance

We are committed to providing an outstanding Careers Programme and we pride ourselves on the impartial guidance offered to students to help them make decisions about their futures. The Careers Hub is a dedicated space where students can get one-to-one career guidance from our qualified advisers and advice on preparing strong university and apprenticeship applications. Make an appointment by emailing careersdept@wmsf.ac.uk.  

Careers Hub Staff 

Becky Brake – Head of Careers  bbrake@wmsf.ac.uk / 0208 748 6969 ext. 335
Lotte Rimoncelli – Higher Education and Alumni Coordinator 
Lucy Maher – Apprenticeships and Work Experience Coordinator 
Sophie Biggs – Careers Adviser and Pathways Coordinator 

The team is also responsible for the design and delivery of a comprehensive programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance activities, which support the career development needs of all our students.

Overview of the Careers Programme  

Our Careers Programme is designed to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance, using the Career Development Institute’s Career Development Framework. 

Activities which meet one or more of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks are identified as GBM1-8

Activities delivered in the Empower 6 curriculum are coloured green.

Activities delivered in the Future Focus programme are coloured orange.

Activities delivered through the Pathways programme or subject areas are coloured blue.

Stand-alone activities are coloured purple.

CDI FrameworkLevel 2Level 3 Year 1Level 3 Year 2
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Grow throughout life
–  Use Unifrog to review my personal skills and career values
–  Set personal and learning targets
–  Keep a career action plan and a record of which employability skills I have developed
–  Complete application forms for apprenticeships or further education

–  Discuss my options with career specialists (GBM 8)
–  Use Unifrog to review my personal skills and career values
–  Set personal and learning targets
–  Keep a career action plan and a record of which employability skills I have developed
–  Construct a personal statement for UCAS or apprenticeship applications

–  Discuss my options with career specialists (GBM 8)
–  Use Unifrog to review my personal skills and career values
–  Set personal and learning targets
–  Keep a career action plan and a record of which employability skills I have developed
–  Construct a personal statements for UCAS or apprenticeship applications

– Discuss my options with career specialists and put plans in place for different situations (GBM 8)
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Explore possibilities
–  Use Unifrog and Start in London to research local and regional labour market trends (GBM 2)
–  Apprenticeship assembly (GBM 7)
–  WMSF Careers and Apprenticeships Fair (GBMs 2, 5 and 7)
–  Pathways evening (GBM 7)
–  Work Experience programme (GBM 6)
–  Employer/Apprenticeship provider presentations (GBMs 5 and 7)
–  Discuss my options with career specialists (GBM 8)
–  Use Unifrog and Start in London to research local and regional labour market trends (GBM 2)
–  Managing my digital footprint including how to use LinkedIn
–  Apprenticeship assembly (GBM 7)
–  WMSF Careers and Apprenticeships Fair (GBMs 2, 5 and 7)
–  Higher Education Fair (GBM 7)
–  University visits (GBM 7)
–  Pathways evening (GBM 7)

–  Pathways programme including Employer / University / Alumni presentations (GBMs 5 and 7)
– Discuss my options with career specialists (GBM 8)
–  Use Unifrog and Start in London to research local and regional labour market trends (GBM 2)
–  Employer/Apprenticeship provider presentations (GBMs 5 and 7)
–  Alumni presentations (GBMs 3, 5 and 7)

–  University presentations (GBM 7)
– Discuss my options with career specialists (GBM 8)
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Manage career
–  Preparation for the World of Work workshops
–  Work Experience review (GBM 6)
–  Interview Skills workshop

–  CV writing
–  Review of career action plan

– Discuss my options with career specialists (GBM 8)
–  Work Experience review (GBM 6)
–  Mock employer interviews (GBM 5)

–  CV writing
–  Review of career action plan

– Discuss my options with career specialists (GBM 8)
–  Preparation for the World of Work workshops
–  Preparation for Higher Education lessons
–  Review of career action plan
– Discuss my options with career specialists (GBM 8)
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Create opportunities
–  WMSF Careers and Apprenticeships Fair (GBMs 2, 5 and 7)
–  Work Experience (GBM 6)

– WMSF Careers and Apprenticeships Fair (GBMs 2, 5 and 7)
– Work Experience (GBM 6)

– Pathways programme including Employer / University / Alumni presentations (GBMs 5 and 7)
–  Employer/Apprenticeship provider presentations (GBMs 5 and 7)
–  Alumni presentations (GBMs 3, 5 and 7)

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Balance life and work
– Work Experience (GBM 6)
– Personal Finance lessons
–  Work Experience (GBM 6)
– Personal Finance lessons
–  Student Finance applications
–  Preparation for the World of Work workshops
– Preparation for University lessons
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See the big picture
–  Pathways evening
–  Future of Work presentation (GBM 2)
– Work Experience programme reflection (GBM 6)
–  Pathways evening
–  Future of Work presentation (GBM 2)
– Work Experience programme reflection (GBM 6)
–  Future of Work presentation (GBM 2)
–  Alumni presentations (GBM 3)
– Work-life balance discussion

Working with us to inspire the next generation

We are keen to hear from members of the business community to help raise our students’ aspirations, develop their employability skills and learn more about the wide range of opportunities to them beyond sixth form. Being part of our business support network will provide you with moments of great satisfaction but striving to make a difference can also be an exciting challenge! Having employers like you helping to inspire young minds and transform attitudes through a range of activities and opportunities is the foundation of an excellent careers programme. Parent volunteers are very welcome and we are particularly keen to hear from former students who can give an essential insight into progression from William Morris.

Ways to support:

  • Be part of our Mock interviews with Year 10 or 11 students and help them structure their CVs
  • Get involved in extracurricular clubs and activities
  • Give an inspiring talk based on your industry or job role
  • Run a hands-on workshop with activities relating to your area of expertise
  • Be part of our discussions about pathways after school, eg apprenticeships
  • Help champion specific issues and challenge barriers in the workplace around gender stereotyping, disability etc
  • Help bring a subject lesson to life by linking it to your industry
  • Offer a work experience placement for students at your business premises
  • Become an ambassador supporting employment routes for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and offer a work experience placement that is co-supported by the school
  • Provide a Supported Internship opportunity

If you are an education, apprenticeship or training provider, we would be pleased to hear from you and have many opportunities for you to engage with our students, as per our Provider Access Policy.

If you would like to work with us, please email careersdept@wmsf.ac.uk.