Careers

The College employs a full time Careers Co-ordinator who works with the college Tutor teams to support student applications and career transition through various pathways including apprenticeships, training, colleges and university. Our aim is to support career preparation and promote work related learning for our students.

For any Careers advice please contact:

Mrs H Hillier, Careers and Guidance Coordinator - Tel. 01509 268739 

Mrs Chambers, Careers Lead

 

How can we help?

Our Careers Centre is open all day for students to visit and includes:

  • Access to computer programmes (including home user license) offering occupational information and opportunity for career and job exploration.
  • Access to UCAS and Unifrog (information on universities in the UK).

Support for all students includes:

  • A Careers Education Programme built into the Learning For Life curriculum as detailed below.
  • A Work Placement opportunity for Y12 students.

 

An Overview of the Careers Education Programme for KS3 and KS4

Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
7   Series of introductory Learning for Life lessons (including jobs, careers, roles and income)

Introduction to Higher Education – delivered by a local university.

Apprenticeships workshops.

8 STEM event delivered by an employer.

Series of Learning for Life lessons (including stereotyping and careers research)

Key Stage 4 options: introductory talk – delivered by a local university.
9

Series of Learning for Life Lessons (with a focus on preparation for Key Stage 4 options).

Unifrog Launch.

Key Stage 4 Options talk: “choosing your GCSEs”– delivered by a local university.

Apprenticeships talk – delivered by an external provider.

Into Key Stage 4 information evening for parents and students.

Parents Evening – careers presence.

Subject taster lessons.

1:1 Interview regarding Key Stage 4 option choices.

“Encounters with Business” – talks delivered by employers and employees.

10

Series of Learning for Life lessons (including local labour market information and entrepreneurship).

“Encounters with Business” – talks delivered by employers and employees.

Parents Evening – careers presence.

Key Stage 4 Study Skills and Post-16 Options – talk delivered by a local university.

NCS presentation.
11

Series of Learning for Life Lessons (including CV writing, post-16 applications, interview skills and career planning).

Post-16 Information Evening.

Parents Evening – careers presence.

CV’s/Employability Skills/Mock Interview Morning.

Post-16 Options Talk – delivered by a local university.

NCS presentation.
1:1 Interview regarding post-16 option choices.

Post-16 Pre-Induction Event.

Results day support.

 

In addition to the above CEIAG programme for all students there will be a range of targeted and optional opportunities and events in all year groups.

Previous examples have included:

  • Year 9 and 10 university experience visits
  • Year 7, 8 and 9 STEM-career lunchtime clubs
  • Various visiting guest speakers from a range of sectors
  • Year 10, 11 and 12 Oxbridge visits and workshops

We also have regular visits by an independent careers adviser to provide unbiased external careers advice and guidance. Student careers interviews can be arranged via the Careers Office.

 

Useful Links for Parents

General career guidance and information including job profiles

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice
 

Further education

https://www.ucas.com/further-education
 

Higher education

https://www.ucas.com/further-education/thinking-about-university
 

Apprenticeship information

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

 

 Local Labour Market Information for Parents

 

Llep logo

This link (please click on logo) provides local information on the sectors, occupations and localities where job opportunities are on the increase, and the skills that are needed for them. 

 


Year 11 De Lisle students please click here to complete your Post 16 intentions

 

 

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