Career Advice and Higher Education Guidance
As a student at FirstPoint, you have access to personalised guidance from our career and higher education advisor and support from the GEMS career network. All GEMS students have access to the best fit career pathways aligned to their personal profiles through structured and applied world-class counselling and mentoring programs, both in school and across the GEMS family.
In school, we make use of the UniFrog platform to help students research potential careers and further study as well as develop their own personal statements and letters of application. This focus on self-actualisation is supported by individual meetings with a dedicated form tutor and the careers advisor. Student progress is tracked and monitored, and additional mentorship is provided at each stage if required. We also offer a unique University Bridging Programme for all our Year 13 students, to equip them with personal, life and career skills to move to the next stage of their academic life or career. This is offered to all students in the last term of Year 13.
We have an active alumni network and have FirstPoint students studying across five continents. Our graduates go on to study medicine, law, engineering, fine art, architecture, drama, fashion and sciences, and we celebrate our successes in all fields.
FirstPoint has established partnerships with universities to provide opportunities for students to accelerate their understanding of degree level content and/or develop their knowledge of concepts which traditionally would only be accessible once they have enrolled into a university. The initial phase started with electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering and computing, with further developments in discussion to provide opportunities in other subjects as well as unapparelled access to university facilities.
At FPS, all students have the opportunity to use Unifrog. Unifrog is a complete destinations platform that allows students to search for opportunities and make applications for their next steps.
As part of our Careers Series, we have been delighted to welcome industry experts to talk to our students about their career, experience, skills and to share some top tips and advice for achieving excellence and success.
Air Marshall – Royal Air Force, UK
Vice President for European Football Partnerships at Lagardère Sports
COO of TES Global
Founder & CEO of RealEDU
Head of Quality - Nestle Waters
CEO and founder of GoBubble
Event Director BETT - MEA