The College provides all students with the necessary information and guidance for them to make informed and realistic choices about future career and educational opportunities. All students are encouraged to use the Career’s library, which is incorporated in the Resource Centre. The library has a wide range of up to date information about careers and sixth form education and students may order their own copies of clips information leaflets. In addition to written material we offer a computerised careers guidance system (see below).
Careers guidance is delivered through our CEIAG Days (Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance Days), and from a small input in Year 7, it increases to become a significant part in Years 10, 11 12 and 13. During the Summer Term, Year 10 students have the opportunity to go on a one week work experience with local employers which gives them an insight into the world of work. As well as a Work Related Coordinator, we employ a Careers Consultant for one day/week. The LA supports students with statements and those at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).
Please click on the hyperlink for Career Companion - an online careers guidance system.
Below are links to other helpful resources:
Apprenticeships: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - Search for an apprenticeship from a vast amount of employers all over the United Kingdom.
Passport Folio: https://www.passportfolio.com/ - Here you can get comprehensive information on all options to help you make informed decisions about your future. You can take quizzes to explore your learning styles and character, find links to explore the world of work and get further help through our Adviser Online team. It’s your space to record skills, qualities and achievements. You can create a personal statement, devise an action plan for your next steps and promote your talents interactively.
Fast Tomato: https://www.fasttomato.com/ - one of the most popular online careers guidance programmes for teenagers and has helped millions of students explore the many different career opportunities open to them. It’s used by hundreds of schools nationwide and is accurate, relevant and easy to use.