Students will have a number of other careers related opportunities throughout the academic year to complement their studies and continue to develop their employability skills in preparation for the world of work.

  • Subject Specific Celebration Weeks e.g. National Apprenticeship Week
  • Opportunities for one-to-one careers advice from ADVIZA
  • PSHE and Personal Professional Development Programme throughout the academic year
  • Specialist enrichments lead by industry professionals
  • Employability skills days
  • Guest Speakers Programme
  • External Trips and Visits
  • Duke of York Award
  • Work Experience Opportunities

 

Year group Learning Objective Activities Gatsby Benchmark When Who Employer encounter
KS4 Year 10

To begin building employability skills

To gain an experience of work and to build employability skills. Work experience (two weeks)

 

Intel project

5, 6

 

 

4,5,6

July

 

 

All Year – 4 visits and WEX

All of Year 10

 

 

Led by Intel organised by the Careers Lead

Yes

 

 

Yes

To develop wider professional skills. Guest speakers and workshops

 

 

Personal professional development sessions

2,3,4,5,7

 

 

 

1,2,3,4,7

Throughout the year

 

 

Throughout the year

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

Organised by careers lead, led by all staff

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

To make an informed decision about future career choices Careers fair

 

 

 

Fantastic futures project

 

Careers Advisor

4,5,7

 

 

 

3,5,7,8

 

 

2,3,8

Autumn Term

 

 

 

All Year

 

 

Group session in November

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

Study Higher and Villers Park

 

Advizor

Yes

 

 

 

No

 

 

No

KS4 Year 11 

To continue building employability skills and to have an understanding of a variety of routes into further education and employment

To gain an experience of work and to build employability skills Careers day

 

 

 

Interview preparation

5

 

 

 

3

November

 

 

 

November

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

Yes

 

 

 

No

To develop wider professional skills. Guest speakers and workshops

 

 

Personal professional development sessions

2,3,4,5,7

 

 

 

1,2,3,4,7

Throughout the year

 

 

Throughout the year

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

Organised by careers lead, led by all staff

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

To make an informed decision about future career choices. Careers fair

 

 

 

Careers advisor meeting

 

Supported application sessions

4,5,7

 

 

 

2,3,8

 

 

3

Autumn Term

 

 

 

1 session during the year

 

November

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

Advizor

 

 

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

Yes

 

 

 

No

 

 

No

KS5 Year 12

To broaden professional attributes and be able to reflect personally on own strengths and improvements. To begin to make informed choices about further education and employment.

To develop wider professional skills. Pipeline program

(four days)

 

Work experience (Two weeks)

Personal professional development sessions

 

3,5,6

 

 

 

3,5,6

1,2,3,4,7

Throughout the year

 

 

January

Throughout the year

 

Organised by careers lead, led by all staff

 

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead, engineering team and KS5 coordinator

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

To build a professional network, liaising with industry professionals to make an informed decision about future career choices. University and apprenticeship fair

 

Careers fair

 

Hitachi capital project

4,5,7

 

 

4,5,7

 

2,4,5,7

September

 

 

November

 

Throughout the year

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

To explore the university options available, and to better understand the application process and requirements. Careers fair

 

University and apprenticeship fair

 

Links with Oxford Brookes and other universities

 

Careers advisor

 

4,5,7

 

4,5,7

 

 

4,5,7

 

 

 

2,3,8

November

 

September

 

 

Throughout the year

 

 

Group session in November

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advizor

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

No

KS5 Year 13

To have been successful in the chosen route of progression. To develop the skills to be able to work/live independently after KS5 studies.

To work alongside employers, to develop a deeper understanding of workplace requirements. To further develop employability skills. Pipeline program (four days) 3,5,6

 

Throughout the year Organised by careers lead, led by all staff

 

Yes
To develop wider professional skills. Links with Oxford Brookes and other universities

 

Mock Interviews

 

Personal professional development sessions

4,5,7

 

 

 

3,5

 

1,2,3,4,7

Throughout the year

 

 

November

 

Throughout the year

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

 

 

Organised by careers lead, led by all staff

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

To build a professional network, liaising with industry professionals to make an informed decision about future career choices. Careers fair

 

Careers Advisor

 

 

UCAS and Apprenticeship Application Support

4,5,7

 

2,3,8

 

 

7,8

November

 

1 session during the year

 

Throughout the year

Led by and organised by the Careers Lead

 

 

Organised by careers lead, led by KS5 coordinator

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes