A major aspect of the work of the Community Office is to support the students whilst they are at College as well as the years after, particularly with the transition from university to the world of work. We deliver this in two main ways; the ‘Life beyond Wellington’ programme and Wellington Connect -our global networking site.

The programme consists of fun and inspiring sessions on both life skills as well as more career specific sessions and aims to equip students with the skills and understanding about the ‘real’ world so they can shape what they do at College with an eye on their life beyond their time at Wellington. For young OWs the sessions are insightful and inspirational as they make their transition into the working world and beyond.

All the face-to-face networking and careers advice delivered under the ‘Life beyond Wellington’ programme is backed up by our online platform Wellington Connect which is an extraordinary professional networking platform for 6th formers, OWs and parents. Through the platform OWs can reach out for advice, work experience, help with CVs and much more – currently there are nearly 5,500 parents and OWs offering mentoring and guidance.

“I write to thank you for a most enjoyable evening, and it was good to catch up with old friends and meet current pupils who are considering a career in property.”

OW Tim Edwards (O 86)

“In 2021 I contacted an OW with regards to studying medicine at University. I was interested in gaining clinical psychology work experience for the summer in order to improve my university application and personal statement. I chose to contact this user as I wanted to gain work experience with a doctor working in the area of palliative care or neurology, as these are both key areas of interest for me. He was very helpful, and I secured the work experience, he also gave me some advice about applying to Oxford University. I would definitely recommend Wellington connect to current and old Wellingtonians. Whilst at Wellington College I did so to fellow members of my year who were also interested in studying medicine as I found it to be an invaluable resource for connecting with people in the career that I was interested in studying .At the beginning of last year I also organised a discussion with 5 OW medical students for the Medical Society when at College. I contacted them via Wellington connect, and then using LinkedIn, and it was very successful.”

– OW Amelia Hutton (W 22)

“Thank you very much for a very enjoyable evening last night - I enjoyed chatting with Murray and also meeting lots of young enthusiastic marketeers!”

Current Parent Antonia Kerr May 2022