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Careers Advice & Guidance

Careers Advice and Guidance

At Rutlish we are committed to providing all students in Years 7 to 13 with high-quality, independent information, advice and guidance to assist them with their next steps in training, education or employment so they can make informed choices and are fully supported during transitions.

Rutlish is pleased to confirm that the Governors and staff are committed to gaining The Quality in Careers Standard and have incorporated this goal into the schools current development plan. Our aim is to provide an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance activities that satisfy national requirements and provide guidance which enables us to address the career development needs of all our students.

Careers Programme

For our Careers Guidance with details of how we implement the careers programme, collaborate with partners, our inclusive approach to SEND and careers, and how we monitor and review please check our policies and procedures page by following this link:

Rutlish Careers Leader:

Mr J Price
Telephone: 020 8542 1212
Email: administration@rutlish.merton.sch.uk and address it for the attention of Mr J Price


 

Apprenticeships in Merton


Please see below the exciting (and free!) opportunities and live broadcasts that are available from Speakers4Schools.

Here is the Live Broadcasts Schedule. Live broadcasts are a great way for students to hear from leading figures from a range of industries, and have the opportunity to ask questions via a moderated Q&A.

You can register on behalf of your students, and you will be sent the event link, or students can register for talks by selecting ‘other’ rather than teacher.

UPCOMING TALKS

DATE

SPEAKER

INFO

Monday 13th November

 

10-10:45am

The World Of Breaking Records With Guinness World Records: Editor-In-Chief, Craig Glenday

 

KS3-5/S1-6

 

 

 

Meet Craig Glenday, Guinness World Record's Editor-in-Chief! As Editor-in-Chief, Craig has travelled the world adjudicating records and making TV and radio appearances. Highlights of his career include having breakfast with the legendary Buzz Aldrin and meeting Beyoncé. Join us for a chat with the record-breaking expert and discover how he combines people's achievements with top-notch creative writing and editing skills. Dive into a world of the GWR and how it all comes together!

 

Click here to register

Monday 13th November

 

2-2:45pm

Discover Creative Careers

 

Annie Warburton, CEO & Creative Director, Cockpit Arts

 

KS4-5/S4-6

Annie Warburton, CEO & Creative Director of Cockpit Arts, is a visionary leader in the world of craft and design. She played a pivotal role in creating the Design and Technology T-Level, championing its importance as a gateway to exciting professional careers. Join her at our event to discover how design and technology can shape your future!

 

Click here to register

Tuesday 14th November

 

10-10:45am

The Role of the Independent Producer in Partnership with Into Film and PACT: James Burstall, CEO, Argonon, Sanjay Singhal, CEO, Voltage TV and Nicola Shindler, Executive Producer, Chief Executive, Quay Street Productions

 

KS4-5/S4-6

 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in production? In this broadcast, held in partnership with Into film and PACT, hear industry experts talk about what it’s like and the sorts of thing they get up to on the daily in this exciting, creative career.

 

Click here to register

Wednesday 15th November

 

2-2:45pm

Discover Creative Careers

 

Danica Novgorodoff, Graphic Novelist, Painter, Illustrator, Graphic Designer

 

 

KS3-5/S1-6

Danica Novgorodoff is a multi-talented artist known for her captivating graphic novels and stunning illustrations. With a unique blend of storytelling and visual artistry, she has taken the world of graphic novels by storm. Join us to discover her creative journey and be inspired by her work.

 

Click here to register

Thursday 16th November

 

10-10:45am

Discover Creative Careers

 

James Pattinson, Founder of Restart Me

 

KS3-5/S1-6

James Pattinson is the creative force behind "Restart Me," a groundbreaking project designed by and for young people on their career journey. With "Re]Start: It’s Never Too Late," James empowers students with a unique graphic novel and guided journal, providing guidance and fostering connections. Join him on this exciting journey to discover your path and potential!

 

Click here to register

Thursday 16th November

 

2-3pm

Discover Creative Careers

 

Industrial Light and Magic: Andrew Whitehurst, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic

 

KS3-5/S1-6

Andrew Whitehurst is a senior visual effects supervisor at ILM with 25 years of experience. He has worked on films as diverse as Ex Machina, for which he won an Academy Award, Paddington, and Skyfall. His most recent project was Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Andrew will discuss the creative and technical journey that VFX travelled while making Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, from planning and design, the shoot itself, to the creation of the finished shots in post-production.

 

Click here to register

Monday 20th November

 

10-10:45am

SEND Panel

 

Sufia Hussain, Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Director EMEA, Wunderman Thompson & Jessica Francourt, Head of HR, National Gallery

 

KS3-5/S1-6

This panel event is tailored to students who wonder what it will be like for them to enter the workforce. Our expert speakers will address questions on creating inclusive workspaces, especially for those with unique support needs. Entering the job market can be daunting, gain hope and reassurance after discovering why inclusion is vital for all companies. Don't miss this opportunity to ease your worries and envision a bright future in the working world!

 

Click here to register

Thursday 23rd November

 

10-10:45am

 

 

Speaking Multiple Languages: Your Career Superpower with Misha Glenny, Journalist and Broadcaster

 

KS3-5/S1-6

Meet Misha Glenny, a multilingual expert! With a career that spans the globe, he's witnessed firsthand the incredible opportunities and advantages that come with speaking multiple languages. In this broadcast, you will see that languages aren't just a means of communication but also a gateway to endless possibilities.

 

Click here to register

Friday 24th November

 

10-10:45am

It’s all about Sound: Avgoustos Psillas, Sound Designer, Audio Craft Scandinavia AB & Royal Swedish Opera

 

 

KS4-5/S4-6

Meet Avgoustos Psillas and discover the world of sound engineering. Do you love music and sound but don’t want to be on stage? Or want to know how to make live audio sound amazing? Maybe a career in Sound Engineering would suit you! Don't miss the chance to hear about how exciting a career in audio can be.

Click here to register

Monday 27th November

 

2-2:45pm

Blind not Broken: Lucy Edwards-Cave, Blind Broadcaster, Journalist, Content Creator, & Disability Activist

 

KS3-5/S1-6

Step into a world of charm, charisma, and creativity in this broadcast, when we are joined by Lucy Edwards-Cave, Blind Broadcaster, Journalist, Content Creator, and Disability Activist. After losing her full eyesight at 17, Lucy had no one to take inspiration from who was going through the same thing and made it her mission to share her experiences with the world. Tune in and hear how one woman built a community that champions disability advocacy and is changing how the world views blindness #BlindNotBroken.

 

Click here to register

Tuesday 28th November

 

2-2:45pm

Business: Designing Business Products with Wellbeing in mind with Lara Morgan Founder, Company Shortcuts Ltd

 

KS3-5/S1-6

Lara Morgan is a British entrepreneur with a track record of delivering exceptional accelerated growth. Her investment strategy in wellbeing products primarily is pinned to improving life’s journey. In this broadcast, Lara will talk to us about why she was empowered to design a product to help improve wellbeing and how she started a business with this product. 

 

Click here to register

Thursday 30th November

 

2-2:45pm

What It’s Like To Complete An Apprenticeship sponsored by VMO2

 

Lauren West, Future Careers Senior Programme Manager, James Harwood, Senior Security Product Manager And Matt Short, Head Of Field Operations (South), Virgin Media 02

 

KS3-5/S1-6

Meet a panel of Virgin Media O2 leaders who are currently completing or have completed an apprenticeship where they will share more about their own journeys, the benefits of an apprenticeship and explore the concept of squiggly careers. Join us in this broadcast to hear from our leaders and ask questions to help you make the best decision for your future.

 

Click here to register

HOW TO JOIN THE LIVE BROADCASTS

  • Join 10 minutes before the broadcast to be ready.
  • You can join without needing an account – Watch how here
  • Watch our library of talks- here

Are your students interested in creative careers? Register now for our Discover Creative Careers event, here.


Skills Builder 

Rutlish has fostered a working partnership with The Skills Builder Partnership and following an internal assessment and review process, the school has achieved a Skills Builder Bronze Award. 

This significant achievement puts Rutlish in a select group of schools and colleges who have demonstrated their effectiveness in building the essential skills of their students.


Useful links

Username & password: rsstudent

(Students)

(Parents)

Unifrog

UCAS Careers Aent