In Year 9 following initial assessment of individual pathways a Year 9 options evening provides students with the opportunity to meet subject leaders and student ambassadors to discuss these options.
A post-16 Evening and an Apprenticeship Event gives students and parents the opportunity to meet representatives from local sixth forms/further education colleges, higher education providers, local employers offering apprenticeships and other training providers. This is an excellent opportunity to find out more about some of the different options available. Further virtual webinars and events are also made available to students and parents.
Year 11 students are strongly encouraged to attend our employer and alumni career talks. The talks give information and guidance about a variety of careers and are arranged throughout the year.
All students attend a CV workshop and are offered guidance and support from local employers. Students are helped to develop their own CV and personal statement which they can use for their post-16 applications. A useful example can be found here
Students who wish to find an apprenticeship are offered additional support and can attend a workshop session led by a local apprenticeship advisor. All students are advised to create an account with the ‘Find an apprenticeship’ website so that they are notified about other opportunities and options they may not have considered.
Local employers come into College to give students the opportunity to experience a Mock interview.
Students are encouraged to consider taking part in the National Citizen Service programme which can help to build confidence and leadership skills. You can find out more about the National Citizen Scheme here.
The following careers resources may also be helpful:
- Unifrog – All students have logins and we can provide parent logins on request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more support. Unifrog can also be used to access labour market information about different jobs including current wages, employment possibilities in the employment area plus links to educational establishments to complete online applications.
- A careers tool called START can help students to assess their skills and research career options. The careers tool also gives valuable information about the availability and predicted future demand for different jobs. Students will need to register to use the careers tool. They can then rate their interests, work preferences etc to find jobs which might suit them. Alternatively, students can insert the name of a job in the “Search” tool for career information, live vacancies and labour market information.
- The National Careers Service can offer valuable information and guidance. Students and their parents can access support via the website or National Contact Centre 0800 100 900
- The Career Pilot Website Career Pilot
- You can find information about what career your choice of university degrees could lead you to by clicking here
- To find employment statistics for different university degrees click here.