Rationale for Careers Education and Guidance and Work-Related Learning
Careers Education and Guidance & Work-Related Learning make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life, in order to help them make a successful transition to adulthood.
A planned, tailored and progressive programme of activities and interventions supports learners in choosing pathways that suit their interests and abilities, help young people to follow a career path and manage the transitions of their working lives.
Aims: Our aim is to help learners, through careers and work-related activities and interventions, to be able to:
- Develop their understanding of themselves in relation to future learning and employment opportunities
- Learn and experience careers and the world of work
- Develop their career management and employability skills
We Provide the following exciting activities for all year groups:
Employer Workshops – from time to time there will be workshops from a range of different employers. Please keep an eye on the daily notices for a chance to sign up.
Enrichment Day activities – there are opportunities for our students to sign up to a range of enrichment day activities. Please keep an eye on daily notices for more information.
Visits to Careers Fairs – meet local employers, colleges and universities to gain information.
Visits to Local Employers – Usually offered to students in small groups.
Careers interviews (upon request) – there is a sign up list in the House Office. All students can request an interview with the academy careers adviser.
successatschool.org/advice/18/desc/100 describes the importance of studying specific subjects.
www.thesource.me.uk/ – Information and advice for young people in Suffolk with links to local and national sites on a range of topics
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk The national government website with lots of information on a vast range of jobs & careers. This site also has links to job seeking skills, such as writing CVs, filling in application forms and going for interviews.
http://www.ucas.co.uk/ This is the website for information about higher education courses, applications and student finance.
http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/ – search and register for Apprenticeships
icanbea.org.uk – links and advice on how to get into a particular industry.
www.plotr.co.uk/ – discover and explore exciting careers
wheretheworkis.org/ – shows the most favoured jobs in the country right now.
www.nesta.org.uk/blog/top-30-skills-chart – demonstrate the skills required to get into a certain industry.