The main role of Careers Advice at Repton is to provide a framework that will allow pupils to think about life beyond the School and plan a career path that suits their individual strengths and interests. The aim is to raise pupil awareness and to encourage further research.
Progressive careers support is provided throughout the School. This begins in B Block, when advice is given to pupils about GCSE subject choices and their relation to certain careers, and pupils are introduced to career profiling software which provides up-to-date information on many careers and professions.
In the Sixth Form there is a structured programme of careers advice that goes hand in hand with preparation for the next stage of education. The Lent and Summer Terms of the Lower Sixth offers Reptonians a programme of talks about universities, degree courses, UCAS and student life. Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention, where visiting professionals talk about their work and the academic route they followed. The Careers Fair and the three day Lower Sixth Conference complete the programme in this pre-university application period.
It is incumbent upon the entire Repton community to use their place in the world to mentor the next generation. Among the Old Reptonian network we have established a close community of ambassadors and professional mentors who, through the careers programme at Repton, can offer guidance, advice and wisdom to our younger alumni to empower them to make choices that maximise the educational opportunities they have enjoyed and benefit wider society. The Repton Life platform leverages the power of the Repton network, allowing careers support and networking opportunities.