Careers

Currently, the pace of change is more rapid than at any time in history. Changes in society and work are having a profound effect on traditional patterns of employment. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is about helping students to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to make well informed, considered choices and plans. Through this, they will develop career management skills, enabling them to make effective decisions both now and for their futures. Our CEIAG provision has been awarded the national Career Mark quality standard.    

We meet the statutory requirements for CEIAG through contracting with an independent award winning company to lead our careers work - The Mallows Company.  There is a well-defined careers programme through key stages 3, 4 & 5 and access to impartial information, advice and guidance.  As well as our school staff and The Mallows company, we also work with higher education providers, local further education colleges, apprenticeship providers, employers and our alumni to support our CEIAG programme. Additional CEIAG specialists are contracted to work with identified cohorts of students (e.g year groups for Enterprise Education and individual students with statements of special educational needs (now Education Health Care Plans).

For further help:

Local College websites:

www.tresham.ac.uk

www.moulton.ac.uk

www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk

www.bedford.ac.uk

www.leicester.ac.uk

www.slcollege.ac.uk

Support:

Careers helpline from the National Careers Service - http://www.gov.uk/careers-helpline-for-teenagers

Job profiles from the National Careers Service, explore to find out what a job involves and if it will suit you - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/home

Careers advice for students and schools - https://www.successatschool.org/

Barclays Lifeskills - http://www.barclayslifeskills.com/about/

Apprenticeships - Information:

Gov.uk have recently updated 'A guide to Apprenticeships' and 'A-Z of Apprenticeships' (industries, subjects and levels available). Both of these useful resources can be downloaded free of charge and help to explain what it's like to be an apprentice - including the exciting opportunities and benefits.

http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-guide-to-apprenticeships

If you have already identified the specific Apprenticeship you are interested in and want to look at the standards to see what you will study then please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/apprenticeship-standards#creative-and-design-standards. Sectors are listed on the left handside, choose the sector and then the specific Apprenticeship of interest.

Guide to Apprenticeships:

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

http://www.aimhighernorthamptonshire.co.uk/work-training/apprenticeships/

Industries, apprenticeship levels and pathways available - http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

How to apply for an Apprenticeship - http://amazingapprenticeships.com/videos/how-to-apply-for-an-apprenticeship/

Apprenticeship Vacancies:

National Apprenticeship Service - https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

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

Links to local Apprenticeship vacancies - http://www.lovebrightfutures.com and http://www.aimhighernorthamptonshire.co.uk/work-training/apprenticeship-vacancies/

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Information:

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/apprenticeships-uk/apprenticeships-england

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/apprenticeships/degree-apprenticeships

http://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/which-complete-guide-to-higher-and-degree-apprenticeships

Vacancies (School Leaver Programmes, Higher & Degree Apprenticeships):

National Apprenticeship Service - https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

UCAS - https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/apprenticeships-uk/apprenticeships-england

Rate my Apprenticeship - https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/search/jobs

Not going to University - https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/all

Advice on choosing A Level subjects:

http://university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices

http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/school-and-college-in-the-uk/subject-choices-at-school-and-college

Careers Education Programme (Curriculum) summary:

Year 7

Making effective transition from primary to secondary school

Year 8

Take Your Child to Work  - activities to develop understanding of the World of Work

Year 9

GCSE options – making good decisions, exploring opportunities, developing skills
Employability skills – Explore and develop employability skills
Enterprise day

Year 10

Developing Career Management skills – motivation, self-awareness, decision making, labour market information, work skills
Options post 16
Enterprise day

Year 11

Careers research & planning skills
Employability skills; CV, job applications, interview techniques, job searching skills
Options post 16 & 18

Year 12/13

Employability skills; CV, job applications, interview techniques, job searching skills
Post 18 options
Higher Education applications and personal statements