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The careers department at City is very active and is committed to providing an effective planned programme of impartial, accurate and up to date careers education information and guidance (CEIAG) for all pupils in years 7-13, with additional external support delivered via appropriate providers. All young people need help with learning to become and remain active citizens in a rapidly changing modern society, if they are to be able to find continued employment in the world of work in the 21st century. CEIAG at CLSG follows guidelines offered through the ACEG and CDI frameworks and the Gatsby Benchmarks. We offer our pupils a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities which develop a range of character attributes, which underpin success in education and employment. There are structured, relevant and engaging careers activities which develop understanding for life, both in modern Britain and as a global citizen.

Year 7:

The real game
Young engineers day run by the physics department

Year 8:
Take our daughters to work day
City girls in science careers exploration day

Year 9:
City girls in the arts careers exploration day

Year 10:

Mary University of London trip
City girls in the city careers exploration day
Career profiling with My Future Choice

Year 11:

CV workshop (year 11)
Work experience (Year 11)
Virtual work experience with changing education (year 9-13)

Year 12:

SAT bootcamp for US applicants with A List
Workshop about applying to US Universities
Annual UCAS morning including apprenticeship talk
Careers committee team
Careers committee events (year 9-13)
Raising student awareness in courses run by external providers e.g. Headstart, The City Centre, Stemettes, InvestIN and other careers related workshops
Relevant open days and taster courses
Unifrog/ Fast Tomato/ Springpod/ LearnLounge access (year 9-13)
Biennial careers convention (year 9-13) to which our partner City schools are invited
Life after City talks (year 9-13)
Extended work experience placements arranged by The Brokerage, InvestIN and other partners.
Training for UCAT, BMAT, LNAT, TSA and other university entrance tests via enrichment as well as via some external providers such as The Medic and Lawyer Portals

Year 13:

MMI preparation workshop with FastTrack Medical
Enterprise rducation including participation in young enterprise, CBI conference, enterprise management and target 2.0 run by the economics department.
Participation in opportunities offered by local employers (year 12 and 13).
Work experience exchanges organised by the department of modern languages in conjunction with the careers department (year 12 and 13)
Mentoring/ educational schemes offered locally e.g. Morgan Stanley, The City Centre, The Design Museum
Mock interview workshops
Funding talk

Tailored worldwide university guidance (year 12 and 13)

City of  London School for Girls was awarded the Careers Excellence Award in 2001. This was subsumed into Investors in Careers. Investors in Careers was re-awarded in 2004, 2011 and 2015, and in 2018 we obtained the ‘Quality in Careers Standard’ which is the newest version of the award.  We are excited to announce that we are committed to obtaining the Quality in Careers Standard by July 2021 and are looking forward to regaining recognition for our work in careers.

We aim to provide an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance which enables us to address the career development needs of all our students and fully prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of the workplace in the twenty-first century.


Careers in fashion
Zoe Souter, Marketing Manager Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design,

Careers in healthcare communications
Lisa Cohen (alum) , Healthcare Communications Consultant

Chartered business management degree apprentice strategy consultant IBM
Olivia James, IBM

Careers in finance
Polina Kudryavko, Senior Portfolio manager and Head of Emerging markets at Bluebay Asset Management

Careers in IT and entrepreneurism
David Barker, Internet entrepreneur

Careers in charity
Liz Campbell, Ex Charity Director for Wellbeing of Women; Chairman for the Association of Air Ambulances Charity

Careers in nutrition
Helen Bond, State Registered Dietitian/ Freelance Consultant Dietitian

Careers in law and human rights
Andrea Coomber, Director of Justice

Careers in events management
Megan Anstee (alum), Freelance Events Manager & Director of MA Endeavours Ltd

Careers in insurance
Helen Williams, Professional Indemnity Underwriter at QBE European Operations

Finding out about Camp America
Arianna Ware, Camp America

New York University and University of Notre Dame
Mikael Perreau, ‎Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at New York University

Harvard University
Janet Irons, Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard

Dartmouth College
Emma McLeavey-Weeder, Associate Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College

Careers in international development and media
Anita Lowenstein Dent

Careers in socially responsible law
Jenny Beck

Careers in child psychiatry
Dr Abigail Swerdlow

Careers in fashion
Rebecca Prowse, Events and Partnership Officer at Fashion Retail Academy

Careers in construction
Charlene Sargeant, Community Liaison Manager at Lendlease

Careers in management consultancy
Kat Buchanan, Senior Manager at Accenture

Studying abroad
Sophia Doan and Mark Huntington, A Star Future Ltd

Careers in beauty and starting your own business
Sharmadean Reid, WAH Nails founder

Careers in marketing
Sarah Willer, Brand Manager at Unilever

Careers in investment banking
Ho Yan Yap, Lazard

Careers in dance and theatre
Alistair Spalding CBE, Artistic Director and CEO of Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Careers at the Bank of England
Sam Woods, Bank of England

Careers in advertising
Alisa Fleischmann

Our careers committee

There is an active careers committee formed of year 12 girls which offers them the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with regards to events planning and organisation both for City students and parents, as well for those in the City of London family of schools.

Further information

Should you wish to find out more about the work of the careers department here at City, please contact Eleanor Perkins, head of careers and higher education, or Rebecca Anstee, assistant head of careers. For US university information, please contact Jennie Sutton, US counsellor.