Main School

Careers

Welcome to our small but very busy department!

The Careers Department is staffed by two professionally trained Careers Guidance Advisers who job-share the role of Careers Coordinator/Adviser:

Mrs. L. Glendinning
Mrs. N Jarvis

The Careers Office is situated at Upper School (next to A23) where it has spacious accommodation for library resources, I.T facilities, study tables and chairs and a private interview room.
Careers resources are also available in the library at Lower School for Year 7 and 8 pupils.

If you need careers guidance and advice what do you do?

  • students can call in to the Careers Office at break or lunchtimes, during free periods and after school to speak to the Careers Adviser. Appointments will be booked if necessary.

  • students and parents can email the Advisers with any queries via the school email system

  • speak to us at parents events/link evenings especially at crucial decision times such as Year 8 GCSE Option choices and Sixth Form choices. Parents are welcome to phone us during school hours for advice and information. 

  • students should make use of the resources available in the careers library to research their ideas including:

  • leaflets/books about hundreds of careers and jobs

  • 6th Form, college and university prospectuses

  • info on student finance

  • apprenticeships/job vacancy bulletins

  • C.V preparation/application forms/interview skills

  • Computer packages/websites e.g. Kudos, Jobs Explorer, UCAS

 


Other Activities we are involved in

  • Work experience coordination

  • Trips to Universities and other careers events

  • Careers/options talks delivered to small groups of students

  • Hogan Lovell’s Ladders to Law Programme

  • Links with City employers

If you would like a copy of our Careers Policy please phone us at school or send an email via the school system

WEBSITES

http://www.cascaid.co.uk/kudos –  Kudos uses individual interests and qualification aspirations to generate a personalised list of career suggestions. To login use the licence code which is available by contacting the Careers department and then create your own username and password.

http://www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice – Scroll down to Job Profiles enter in the search box jobs or careers that you are interested in for job articles giving the key facts.

Below the search box there are also different work headings for lists of jobs. For example: Administrative/Clerical, Construction, Financial Services, Marketing/Selling, Legal Services, Medicine + Nursing, Retail Sales, Science + Research and Social Services.

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/- information on apprenticeships and vacancies

http://www.future-talent.com – apprenticeships and training opportunities

http://www.e4s.co.uk – student job-hunting. Part-time/holiday jobs, gap year, internships.

http://www.careersbox.co.uk
A useful site for media clips from industry sectors and supported by the Institute for Careers Guidance.

http://www.icould.com
A useful site for media clips from people choosing different career options, including gap years and industry sectors – supported by CRAC

http://www.gapyear.com/ – a complete guide to taking time out after full-time study

http://www.ucas.com – Information on entry requirements and applying for higher education courses at Universities and colleges across the UK.

http://www.yini.org.uk/- Information for you on paid, degree relevant work placements in the year out before or during a university course

http://www.csv.org.uk/- the UK’s largest volunteering organisation – includes details on volunteering opportunities for 16-25s called ‘Agents4Change’

http://www.greaterlondonvolunteering.org.uk – volunteering opportunities. Follow the links to find your local volunteer office.
These websites are an aid to research and many more exist.  Websites and their content are subject to change and depth of content can vary.  It’s always worth checking with your Careers Adviser/Co-ordinator for further information.