Gail Hoban is our Careers Advisor. Careers interviews are offered at key transition points although any student can request an interview. Alternatively students may drop in to the Careers Office (opposite B60) at break or lunchtime for careers advice or information. Students can also contact the Careers Advisor via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Careers Leader is Sally Finney. Telephone enquiries: 01706 215726.
2021-22 Careers Roadmap
All KS4 students are offered the chance to take part in a mock interview with interviewers who are part of the wider school community including local employers, training providers and college representatives. Interviews for Year 10 are scheduled to take place during the summer term.
We subscribe to Unifrog, an online careers platform. Unifrog provides a personalised experience that enables students to explore careers and learning pathways based on their interests and aspirations. Students can investigate their own career ideas, explore where their favourite subjects could lead them and research a world of opportunities in different areas of work. You can access Unifrog at www.unifrog.org/sign-in . Students are given login details and are required to set their own password to access the platform.
Information for Parents
Post -16 Choices Open Events 2021-22
Saturday 26 March 9.45am – 12.30
Saturday 23 April 9.45am – 12.30
Tuesday 12 October 7pm – 8pm (Virtual Course Evening online)
Tuesday 16 November 7pm – 8pm
Saturday 2 October 10am – 12.30 (Witton Park Blackburn Centre)
Saturday 6 November 10am – 12.30
Saturday 4 December 10am – 12.30
Thursday 14 October 5pm – 7.30pm (Course advice Evening on campus at Lancashire County Cricket Club LCCC)
Saturday 13 November 9.30am – 12 noon (Course advice morning on campus at LCCC)
Tuesday 7 December 5pm – 7.30pm (Course advice evening on campus at LCCC)
Nelson & Colne College – Thursday 30 September 5.30pm – 7.30pm
North Lancs Training Group Accrington offer Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships – Contact 01254 395355
Training 2000 Blackburn offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships – Open event date to be confirmed
Evaluating our careers programme
Evaluation of the careers programme is an ongoing and cyclical process where all aspects are regularly reviewed to inform future planning. CEIAG is reviewed against the Gatsby benchmarks on a termly basis and is reviewed with the School’s Leadership Team and careers link governor annually. The evaluation also includes the views of employers, training providers, students and parents. The next review will take place in September 2022.
National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
The National Careers Service has lots of useful information for students to look at and research career ideas further. There is a dedicated section for schools. The job profiles provide information on every known career available to date.
Apprenticeships www.apprenticeships.gov.uk The apprenticeship website provides the latest news and information on apprenticeships and schemes, including types of apprenticeships, apprentice employers and tips on how to apply for vacancies.
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship This site advertises all current apprenticeships; students can register and apply for actual apprenticeship vacancies in their area.
Career Ideas www.plotr.co.uk Whether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at.
Career ideas www.icould.com icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. It offers different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
Course Ideas www.bestcourse4me.com This site helps users to explore career and study options. It shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get.
UCAS https://www.ucasprogress.com/search UCAS Progress allows young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales.
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