Careers

Policies

Careers Policy

Delivery of the Careers Programme

Provider Access Policy

Careers Team

Careers Lead; Years 7-11 Mr Mark Lockett [email protected]

Careers strategy, Employer links, work experience, Further Education, Apprenticeships. Inspired Industry weeks, Subject based careers. Based in the CEIAG office.

GROWS Lead; Mr Nick Marment [email protected]

GROWS project, MADE workshops, Careers strategy, Employer links, work experience, Further Education, Apprenticeships. Based in the CEIAG office

Careers Lead; Mrs Catherine Marsden-Green [email protected]  Head of sixth form

Year 12 Lead; Mr James Enderby[email protected]  Head of year 12

Year 13 Lead; Mr Gavin Robinson [email protected]   Head of year 13

UCAS and personal statements, Higher Education and post 18 education. Based in the upper study room in Sixth form. University prospectuses are located in the lower study room in Sixth form.

Apprenticeship Lead; Ms Nora Watson [email protected] Sixth form guidance tutor


Students can request a careers interview by contacting any of the staff above by email.

All students will have had a careers interview towards the end of year 10 or beginning of year 11. Students can request a further careers interview if needed to help support decision making for year 12. Students receive an action plan after their appointment to help action their next steps.

Careers appointments can be useful for making choices whether that be options at 14, 16 or 18. Helping to work out a career path, discovering career routes, University choices, finding Apprenticeships, job opportunities or work experience/voluntary work.

Apprenticeship opportunities/vacancies or open days are advertised in school on the Careers noticeboard, on the school website, or on the school weekly bulletin.

As well as providing impartial advice and guidance in school we offer activities and workshops to supplement guidance in school. Such as:

 

  • Mentoring from the local employers and university ambassadors.
  • Careers talks
  • Apprenticeship talks
  • Co-operative Young People and Careers Event
  • GROWS Aspirational programme
  • National Citizen Service
  • National Apprentices 
  • Work place visits
  • Find your Future FE day
  • UCAS HE exhibition
  • University visits
  • Trips to Science Festival and Big Bang Fair

Useful Careers websites

www.careerpilot.org.uk  – choices at 14, 16, 18. Different qualifications and routes and job information. Also has labour market information for the South West.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk- National Careers Service gives information, advice and guidance for learning, training and work.

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship- National apprenticeship service, provides listings for vacancies and useful search tool by area and level of apprenticeship.

www.ucas.com– options at 16, 18 and alternatives to University. Applying for University, personal statements, applications.

www.sacu-student.com– good for job market information and for those considering Higher Education.

www.icould.com– over 1000 video stories form people working and their roles.

www.gapyear.com– gap year ideas for volunteering, working abroad, travelling.

www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk– work experience opportunities in Gloucestershire hospitals

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk– make informed decisions about non university choices such as apprenticeships, Higher and Degree apprenticeships, gap years, job opportunities.

www.vinspired.com/card- UK Youth volunteering 14-30yrs volunteering opportunities.

www.barclayslifeskills.com– useful interactive CV builder, cover letters, job quizzes.

www.wowgloucestershire.co.uk– labour market information for Gloucestershire and searching for job opportunities.