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Local Information & Events

On this page, you can find statutory information about the careers programme offered within Wickersley school as well as general information about careers advice and opportunities available to you within school. There is also access to a regularly updated timetable of local establishment open days and events.

Support for all areas of careers is based in the careers office, ground floor F Block near the rear entrance to the block adjacent to the main hall and is staffed by Mrs R Mullins, the School Careers Leader. Through the Careers Hub, we can offer you a range of opportunities to plan and research your future study/employment options.

We also provide support for students through the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY+) project who work in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield, and South Yorkshire colleges and schools to increase the number of young people progressing to higher education. You can keep up to date with Heppsy+ progress via our Heppsy+ page.

We can also offer:

  • One to One Careers Interviews
  • Drop-in Session Appointments
  • Events, Workshops, Talks and Off-site Visit Information
  • CV Support
  • Apprenticeship and Job Search Support
  • Virtual Careers Advice – Information and advice by e-mail
  • A range of printed and online careers resources

If you have any questions or would like any information about planning your career and future options, please email careers@wickersley.net.

Throughout the week of 7th-11th December, there’ll be over 100 sessions available for students, teachers/advisors and parents/carers, provided by Hepp, HeppSY, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield, Office for Students, local FE colleges, UCAS, Student Loans Company, NEON, NCS, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge…and many more!

Main stage highlights include:

  • Chris Millward (Director for Fair Access and Participation in the Office for Students), Professor Sir Chris Husbands (Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University) and Professor Brendan Stone (Hepp/HeppSY Board Chair) launching the festival
  • Baasit Siddiqui – educator, entertainer and Gogglebox star – talking about the lessons he’s learnt through education and entrepreneurship
  • Justin Rowntree, an entrepreneur who took a battering from Gordon Ramsay on his Kitchen Nightmares show, talking about career changes, resilience and the importance of having the right people around you to help you achieve your dreams
  • Cookalong with Blend Kitchen – for post-16 students to learn skills to prepare them for leaving home and for everyone else to join in with their families for a hugely fun to collaboratively make dinner!
  • Jordan Lee, Heat Radio Drivetime host and presenter of Love Island: Under the Duvet, sharing his experience of higher education, thoughts and tips for pursuing your dream career, and the advice he would give his 16-year-old self!

For students there are a multitude of sessions looking at specific degree subjects, academic skills, wellbeing, support at higher education, student life and careers of the future, as well as information about applying to Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.  

There are also specific events for parents/carers including helping young people make choices about higher education, looking at the additional support available, degree apprenticeships and entering higher education as a mature student.  Parents/carers are also welcome to attend any HeppFest sessions.

Take a look at the full programme at www.hepp.ac.uk/festival and book/timetable all the sessions that interest you asap!

Careers Advice

Do you need advice on what career path to take next? Or need help applying for Sixth Form, University or an Apprenticeship?

Come and visit us in the careers office, ground floor F Block near the rear entrance to the block adjacent to the main hall.

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Open Days

To have a better understanding of what courses and subjects further education has to offer, attending an open day can provide you with all the information you need.

Rotherham College

Open Events

Dearne Valley College

Open Event

Wickersley Sixth Form

Open Event

Sheffield College

Open Day

Other Locations

Thomas Rotherham College 

UTC Sheffield 

Armed Forces

  • Currently no scheduled dates.

Doncaster College and University Centre 

  • Currently no scheduled dates.

Askham Bryan College

Open Event

Bishop Burton College

New College Doncaster 

Portland College, Mansfield

Further Education Open Day

  • Currently no scheduled dates.

National Horse Racing College Doncaster

Virtual Events

Barnsley College and Barnsley Sixth Form College will be holding its second Open Evening for September 2021 entry on Thursday 21st January between 4.00pm and 7.00pm.

Once again, due to the continued Covid restrictions, this will be a virtual event whereby students (and their parents) will be able to access videos and presentations and chat to staff to gain an understanding of the courses we have to offer and gather general information about college life.

The school liaison team of advisers will also be available to provide advice and guidance around course options.