Welcome to Swakeleys School for Girls

Careers Education at Swakeleys School for Girls

Careers Staff

• Mrs P Laguillo- Assistant Headteacher
• Mr R Williams – Independent Careers Advisor
• Mrs K Doyle – Work experience administrative assistant


The purpose of the careers department at Swakeleys School is to provide information, advice and guidance to students on a wide range of issues that help students build the skills they will need for working life.
Students throughout the school are supported with careers education and preparation for the world of work. From Year 8 onwards, students are given progressive support to reflect on career choices, to prepare for work experience and to research career opportunities as they approach the end of their time at school. All students are offered careers guidance appointments, with our adviser Stephen Roach, where action plans are created and follow up opportunities are put in place. Year 12 and 13 students may schedule appointments throughout the Sixth Form, as and when they require support. Appointments can be an opportunity to discuss higher education, university choice, personal statements, gap year choices, work experience placements, apprenticeships, CVs, UCAS decisions or career opportunities.

Our specialist careers advisor Mr Richard Williams is available for 1:1 interviews on Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am – 3.30pm. Sign up for an appointment outside Mrs Laguillo’s office.

Work Experience

Every year, girls in Year 10, have the opportunity to take part in our work experience scheme. Work experience is very valuable in giving young people a greater understanding of working life and guidance towards future career choices. Students often refer to the experience and skills they have developed through their work placements in future job application or in their UCAS personal statements.

For up to date information on careers and career related opportunities, please see our Careers News which is regularly updated.

Please click here Apprenticeship Newsletter March 2018 to access information regarding Apprenticeships . We will update this information regularly with new opportunities.

Autumn Term Careers Leaflet

Each term, we aim to keep you informed of all the opportunities for our students across the various year groups.