Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance

  1. Create a ‘Personal Facebook Profile’

Likes, dislikes, strengths & weaknesses, hobbies. Adults they admire with reasons. Role models in society with reasons why, Future dreams & aspirations. Set a personal goal to achieve in the first term at high school. Review termly.

When: Form time with form teacher

Where: Room 27 & 28

How: On carousel within year group.

  • Whole school careers fair Activity: ‘Guess my job’(GB: 5)
  1. Involved in whole school careers fair: (GB:5)

Activity: period 2 speaking to delegates from a variety of areas,  education establishments, employers, training providers

  1. Work with Lisa Felgate to organise a Year 8

‘Aspirational day’ (GB: 5)

workshops with employers and training providers to give pupils the opportunity of pushing themselves for the future

  1. Involved in Whole school careers fair: (GB:5)

period 2 speaking to delegates. In order to make informed choices in preparation for GCSE options.

  1. Taster morning (GB:5)

With employers aimed PP students,  Low ability boys, pupils at risk of being NEET

  1. Training providers available before options evening for year 9 in the library for parents 4-6pm
  2. Encounter with employers (GB:3)

627 group Life skills visit TESCO WIGAN

  1. Whole school careers fair

(GB: 5) Period 1 visit fair

  1. Taster college days: SJR
  2. Assemblies: Colleges, Training providers
  3. Assembly: ‘Ranstad’ preparation for mock interview day
  4. English department to complete ‘CV’s’

With pupils in preparation for mock interview morning

  1. Mock interview morning: Employers (GB: 5)

Also (GB: 2)

Consider: Lucy Johnson (careers advisor) to look into possibility of Work Placement visits.(GB:8)

1 UCAS progress: Assembly then pupils will be given individual user names & passwords. Log on in Room 27 & 28 in preparation for post 16 applications during registration time. OR

Log onto individual college websites to make applications before Christmas 2018.

2 College & Training provider assemblies.(GB:7)

 

  • Pupil Audit: ‘Where do I want to study & what do I want to study’: (GB:7)
  • Which college, what course. Send info to local colleges they will send outline of course and career paths it could lead to.

 

  1. Whole school careers fair(GB:5)

Visit fair during period 1 to speak to delegates

1:1 Careers Interviews(GB:7)

Also (GB:8)

Lucy Johnson. Prioritise names MM to liaise with CC for mentored pupils being interviewed first. All year group will have interview at some point in the year.

  1. National Apprenticeship week

Matt Leigh speak to interested pupils then they can log onto the website.

  1. CV ’writing with help English department
  2. Mini Carers fair:(GB:3) & (GB:7)

Students at risk of being NEET. Speak to CC for PP pupils

 ‘AIM HIGHER POSTER’(GB:4) displayed in all classrooms

Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The School’s Careers Strategy is founded on them. As well as providing a framework for a holistic CEIAG programme across Year 7-11, these guidelines are also embedded within our curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

Research tells us that careers education is fundamental to school improvement – pupils are motivated when they know what they want to achieve in their lives and how to go about it.

The publication of Careers Guidance and Access for Education & Training Providers in January 2018 clearly states:
“A successful careers guidance programme will also be reflected in higher numbers of pupils progressing to positive destinations such as apprenticeships, technical routes, sixth form colleges, FE colleges, university or employment.” Page 5
We measure and assess the impact of our careers programme through pupil and parent voice and through analysis of our destinations data. We also use the Compass Evaluation Tool provide by the Careers and Enterprise Company, on a termly basis to evaluate the schools careers programme against the benchmarks. A review of this information will take place in September 2020.

GB1. A stable careers programme

GB2. Learning from career and labour market information

GB3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

GB4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

GB5. Encounters with employers and employees

GB6. Experiences of workplaces

GB7. Encounters with further and higher education

GB8. Personal guidance

Meeting the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks

St John Fisher Catholic High School works with a range of other external providers to meet each of these benchmarks:

GB1. A stable careers programme

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

GB2. Learning from career and labour market information

Every pupil, and their parents should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

GB3. Addressing the needs of each pupil.

Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A schools careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

GB4. Linking curriculum learning to careers.

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

GB5. Encounters with employers and employees.

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

GB6. Experiences of workplaces.

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

GB7. Encounters with further and higher education.

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

GB8. Personal guidance.

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who could be internal or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

CEIAG Information and Policies

St John Fisher is committed to providing a comprehensive and fully inclusive careers education for all of our pupils from years 7 to 11, with a view to inspire our pupils to develop an understanding of the different career pathways and opportunities open to them.

Within Careers we work closely with our Enterprise Adviser from industry Nicola to further develop our whole school approach to Careers and Enterprise education. We have Mr. Coyle (Deputy Head) and Link Governor with a responsibility for CEIAG developments and two impartial and independent Careers Guidance Advisers.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is regarded as an integral part of the holistic development of students at St John Fisher. We strongly believe in educating individual pupils of all abilities, each to maximum of his/her potential, so that every student can enjoy a high quality of life and contribute responsibly and fully to the community.

Aspiring Futures

St John Fisher School works with Aspiring Futures to provide impartial information, advice and guidance to help young people make realistic choices about their future education, training and work.

The Aspiring Futures Advisors can help identify options for suitable careers, build CVs, help students prepare for interviews, advise on college applications and where to look for jobs etc.

Our advisors Mrs Cara Jones and Mrs Sharron O’Hare Moore are based in the Careers Room in school on Thursday and Friday.

In order to make an appointment with their Aspiring Futures Advisor, students can speak to their Head of Year. Students can also drop into the Careers Office during lunch and break time when the advisor is in school. They are also available at parents’ evenings and options evenings in school.

If any parents would like to speak to the Career Connect Advisor regarding their child’s education, please contact the school directly or email cara.jones@wigan.gov.uk.org.uk. Or sharon. o’hare@wigan.gov.uk they both will respond as soon as possible.

Employers

Calling all employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers…

You may be interested in getting involved in providing our students with some information, advice and guidance relating to your industry, business, college or university. We are always seeking out people from the world of work and FE/HE education to come and offer a different perspective to our students, and we would be very interested in getting you involved.

There are a number of ways you might want to do this. We run several events throughout the academic year (years 7-11) which focus students’ attention on careers, which would be an ideal opportunity for you to offer some advice and guidance. Alternatively, you would be welcome to come and speak during an assembly, work with a small group. Also attend our careers fair that runs during October.

Students from years 7-11 get the chance to speak to employers, further and higher education providers and apprenticeship providers in a marketplace and workshop style event. The provisional date for 2019/20 is 8 October (9.00-1.30pm).

If you would like to get involved in some way, please contact the school’s careers lead, Mrs McMiken .

Alumni

We are delighted to inform you that we are working with the education charity, Future First to build a thriving alumni community. Amongst our former students is a whole host of talented role models who we want to connect with in order to celebrate their success and inspire our current students. Alumni can be brought back to offer careers and education advice, mentor students, provide work experience placements and much more besides.

Please help us reach out to our former students using your own networks. From doctors to dancers, pilots to plumbers, we need alumni from a range of careers to open our students’ eyes to what is possible.

If you are a former student or know of any who would like to stay in touch and give back to their old school, ask them to sign up at: https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/stjohn fisherschool

Parents and Carers

As parents and carers you play a vital part in ensuring your child gains the best information, advice and guidance to prepare them for life once they leave St John Fisher. Hopefully this website will offer you further information that may help you to support them.

As well as Parents’ Evenings throughout the school year, there are CEIAG specific events that parents and carers should be aware of. We will of course notify you of the specific times and dates of these events if they are relevant to your child.

You may be interested in getting involved in providing our students with some information, advice and guidance relating to your industry, business, college or university. We are always seeking out people from the world of work and FE/HE education to come and offer a different perspective to our students, and we would be very interested in getting you involved.

There are a number of ways you might want to do this. We run several events throughout the academic year (years 7-11) which focus students’ attention on CEIAG, which would be an ideal opportunity for you to come offer some advice. Alternatively, you would be welcome to come and speak during an assembly, work with a small group or attend our ‘Careers Fair’.

Our whole school careers fair runs during the school day in October. Students from years 7-11 get the chance to speak to employers, further and higher education providers and apprenticeship providers in a marketplace and workshop style event.

If you would like to get involved in some way, please contact the school’s careers lead: Mrs M McMiken

Colleges and Training Providers

College Open Evenings 2019 to 2020

College Websites

St John Rigby Collegewww.sjr.ac.uk – offer A levels and BTEC diplomas

Winstanley Collegewww.winstanley.ac.uk – offer A levels

Wigan and Leigh Collegewww.wigan-leigh.ac.uk – offer A levels, BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

Runshaw College- www.runshaw.ac.uk – offer A levels and BTEC diplomas

Runshaw College For Y11https://www.runshaw.ac.uk/study-at-runshaw/exciting-links-for-year-11-students/

Myerscough College (specialises in land based and sports education) – www.myerscough.ac.uk – offer BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

Salford Collegeswww.salfordcc.ac.uk – offer A levels, BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

Wigan Warriors Sports Collegewww.wiganwarriors.com/education – offers BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

Bolton 6th form Collegewww.bolton_sfc.c.uk – offer A levels and BTEC diplomas

Bolton Collegewww.boltoncollege.ac.uk – offers BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

St Mary’s 6th form College- stmaryschs.org.uk – offer A levels and BTEC diplomas

Warrington Collegiate- www.warrington.ac.uk – offers BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

University Technical College (UTC) Wigan– wiganutc.org – offers A levels and BTEC diplomas

Training Providers

ProCo NWwww.proconw.co.uk- offer study programmes and apprenticeships

DMR Training– dmrltd.co.uk- offer traineeships and apprenticeships

The Skills Companywww.theskillsco.com- offers traineeships and apprenticeships

GK Training (specialises in retail and customer service) www.gktrainingservices.com – offers study programmes and apprenticeships

Rathbonewww.rathboneuk.org- offer study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships

Waterside Trainingwww.waterside-training.co.uk- offers engineering apprenticeships

The Media College– the mediacollege.co.uk- offers apprenticeships within Media and Marketing

YMCAwww.ymcaashton.org- offer study programs, apprenticeships and traineeships in childcare, beauty and warehousing.

Armed Forces

Armywww.army.mod.uk

Royal Navywww.royalnavy.mod.uk

Royal Air Forcewww.raf.mod.uk

Royal Marineswww.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/royal-navy

More Useful Websites

Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Service- Find an apprenticeship- https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Get my first job- https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

Aldi apprenticeships-www.aldirecruitment.co.uk

Your council Jobs- www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk

Wigan Council – https://gmlpn.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b01eb6817d4388e35e6b0ea47&id=14385192c4&e=a9dccb2a18

Alliance Learning – www.alliancelearning.com

Growth Company – https://gmlpn.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b01eb6817d4388e35e6b0ea47&id=44a24cb80f&e=a9dccb2a18

Business and Finance

 Deloitte Apprenticeship scheme – http://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/careers/articles/apprenticeship-scheme.html

AAT- https://www.aat.org.uk/accounting-apprenticeships

Kaplanwww.kaplan.co.uk

KPMGwww.kpmgcareers.co.uk

Construction

CITB- Construction Industry Training Board http://www.citb.co.uk/

Go Construct *career explorer tool* – https://www.goconstruct.org

Seddon (applications for apprenticeships open now until the end of May) www.seddon.co.uk/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships – send CV

Engineering;

Tomorrow’s Engineershttps://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

SEMTAhttp://semta.org.uk

Institution of Mechanical Engineershttp://www.imeche.org

 Waterside Traininghttp://www.waterside-training.co.uk/ (Training provider for Mechanical and Electrical engineering)

MBDAwww.mbdacareers.co.uk

Sellafieldhttp://careers.sellafieldsite.co.uk/apprenticeship/

Motor Vehicle;

Autocity http://www.autocity.org.uk

Your future in Automotivehttp://www.yourfutureinautomotive.com

Remit- www.remit.co.uk – apprenticeships and traineeships in Automotive/I.T. training/Hospitality and Business

Ultimaapply@ultimaskillstraining.co.uk

Psychology

British Pyschological Society- http://www.bps.org.uk/careers-in-psychology

Healthcare/Medicine

NHS and Health Careers- www.healthcareers.nhs.uk – for more information about careers in the NHS www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk – more information about NHS careers

Travel

Careers that movewww.careersthatmove.co.uk – for more information about careers in the passenger transport and travel sector including (travel, aviation, rail, bus, coach, taxi and private hire)

Thomspon Apprenticeship scheme or job search- http://tuijobsuk.co.uk/

Media

BBC Careers www.bbc.co.uk/careers – for more information about opportunities and work experience with the BBC

www.bbc.co.uk/getin – for more information about apprenticeships and trainee shcemes in business production, journalism and technology

*check BBC/ITV/Channel 4’s recruitment twitter pages for more info

Arts

 Creative skillset– creativeskillset.org

Armed Forces

Armywww.army.mod.uk

Royal Air Force- www.raf.mod.uk

Royal Navy- www.royalnavy.mod.uk

Royal Marines www.royalnavy.mod.ul/careers/royal-marines

Childcare

Just Childcare- www.justchildcare.co.uk

 YMCA- www.ymcaashton.org

Animal Care

 RSPCA- www.rspca.org.uk

 Myerscough- www.myerscough.ac.uk

 ProCoNW – www.proconw.co.uk

General Careers websites;

National careers servicehttps://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Plotrhttps://www.plotr.co.uk

Icoudhttp://icould.com/

Not going to uni (alternative options including travelling/work experience/voluntary work and apprenticeships) www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

Prospects- https://www.prospects.ac.uk

GM Higher online resources – gmhigher.ac.uk/resources

University

UCASwww.ucas.com

VolunteeringDo-it – do-it.org

Oak Academy – ‘Week of work’ Provided by the National Oak Academy

Links

careersbox

futuremorph

notgoinguni

nationalservice

icould

educationgov