In September, all Year 12 students that are new to the School attend a Careers Workshop with our Independent Careers Advisors. This, along with the information we already hold for returning Dukies, enables us to provide detailed and personalised Career Guidance to every student.
Sixth Formers at DOYRMS are able to book one to one interviews with our Independent Careers Advisors, who are in School thirty-four days a year. These can be used to discuss any post-18 pathways which may be of interest. Appointments are made through the School’s Librarian, Mr. King.
To allow our Sixth Formers to interact with professionals from a wide variety of fields, we organise a “Dukies inspiring Dukies” day where alumni of the School are invited back to discuss their careers with current students. This day is always very well received; students get the chance to make connections with adults working in many different professions. Careers represented at past events have included Engineers from Boeing, Paramedics, Theatre Directors, Lawyers, Army Officers and many more.
Each term the School welcomes Career Advisors from all three armed forces. Students can make appointments to talk to these advisors and can also use them to prepare for interviews for the armed forces, some of which take place in Canterbury, whilst others are conducted here at School.
We have a well-stocked Library with a designated careers section, which includes information on University courses, apprenticeships, gap years, student finance, armed forces careers, along with more general careers guidance. This also includes resources on UCAS personal statements, interview techniques and advice on CV building.
In PSHEE lessons, students are supported in writing their CV, research potential career paths and perform mock job interviews.