Careers and Work Experience
During Year 9 you carried out work on your career ideas and destinations in Aspire, and may have taken part in our careers fair at school. This should give you some ideas about future careers which may interest you. In Year 10 you will take part in “Aspire +” with sessions tailored to help you decide your future pathways, and in a week’s Work Experience during June. It is really worth booking into your placement as early as possible, so hunting for a place starts in the previous October, some placements get booked up very, very quickly.
You will be given guidance about how to apply and have access to our extensive list of approved placements which have been checked for Health and Safety, however, any place will be considered given enough time to complete the required checks (these can take over 8 weeks).
In Year 11 you will be given guidance about post-16 options, including careers talks and individual interviews. Independent advice can also be found on the following website: www.careerpilot.org.uk, In school, we also use www.unifrog.org
Additionally, from Year 9 upwards our “careers lunches” are available to provide students with access to real employers and employees who talk students through how to get into their fields and sectors, and then take questions. These run regularly during the school year and information is posted on the Message board.
The school also employs a Careers advisor called Mrs Farr who is available for group and individual appointments throughout Year 10 and Y11. Contact her via her school email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or book an appointment via Mr Hammett.
If you or your parents have any concerns about careers or the programme we offer, please contact Mr Hammett.