Silas Turner Jones secured A Levels in Maths, Physics and Design Technology (AAB grades) in 2019. However, instead of taking the traditional university route like many of his peers, Silas chose the increasingly popular 'earn and learn' pathway, securing an engineering apprenticeship with Marshall Aerospace & Defence in Cambridge.
Careers and Higher Education
The Felsted Professional Guidance Department provides clear, appropriate and individual advice, information, support and guidance to students so that they can make informed choices as they progress through the school.
We identify 4 pathway routes for them to research and advise them to prepare for two of them to keep options open.
- UK University
- International University
- Degree Apprenticeship
- Direct Workplace entry
The L6 Career Talk was a good morning. I am extremely glad we attended to find out what’s on offer and what the girls need to do. You made what could have been a very dry subject, an entertaining and informative one. Thank you
In addition to a student weekly drop in clinic on a Friday from 4pm until 6.30pm, parents are invited to presentations and information evenings. Individual appointments with members of the Professional Guidance Department are also available for parents and students to discuss university & career options.
All Lower Sixth attend a UCAS fair and a Careers Day where they learn about the options available including CV writing, interview techniques etc. Pupils are also encouraged to attend Felsted Network evenings, of which there are several throughout the year, focusing on different industries hosted by parents or former Felstedians in the relevant field.
We advise students to attend Open Days in the school holidays as much as possible to avoid missing important lesson time.
All pupils have support with their applications and every UCAS entry is checked by the Director of Professional Guidance before submission.
The Careers Advice Team
A dedicated team of five experienced members of staff make up the Careers Advice Team, each with a different focus of specialty.
- Director of Professional Guidance: Ms Louise Scofield
- Director of Business, Enterprise and Apprenticeships: Mrs Joy McArdle
- Head of Competitive Applications: Mrs Meredith Atkinson-Wood
- Medical, Veterinary & Dentistry Applications Adviser: Miss Alexandra Simpson
- Careers Advice and Guidance Tutor: Mrs Nicola Sunshine-Harris
- Higher Education & Careers Administrative Assistant: Mrs Nikki Pritchard
The level of careers support the students get from the school is truly remarkable and we have impressed on our girls how important it is to use the resources at their disposal and listen to the advice on offer.