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Careers

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

Mrs N Jarvis and Mrs L Glendinning

The Careers Office is situated at Sandringham Campus in D block which students have access to all year round. The Careers Advisers also visit the Longbridge campus at key times of the year. 

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 Careers Advisers with any queries or to book an appointment 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. 
  • visit us to access information on Sixth Forms, colleges and universities.
  • visit us to access information on apprenticeships.
  • ask for help with C.V preparation/application forms/interview skills.

Other Activities we are involved in:

  • Work experience coordination
  • Mock Interview day
  • Trips to Universities and other careers events
  • Careers/options talks delivered to small groups of students
  • Hogan Lovell’s Ladders to Law Programme
  • Visits to City employers via the Brokerage Citylink e.g UBS, Deutsche Bank, Allen & Overy
  • Pathways to Careers and Aim Higher events organised by LBBD 14-19 Careers Service and BDSIP
  • Organising careers education activities in partnership with UEL


Careers at Barking Abbey School

Vision

Raising the ambitions and aspirations of our next generation by providing a variety of opportunities and experiences for all our students.

 

Priorities 2020/21

To raise academic and future aspirations and provide enriching opportunities for all our students (especially PP/SEN/EAL)

To embed career ambitions and awareness into the pastoral programme and our departmental curriculum

To provide meaningful workplace, higher education and post 16 encounters for all students each academic year to improve destinations data.

 

Links

At Barking Abbey we are extremely proud of our vast links with the employers and universities. We are always keen to develop new partnerships which will benefit our students. If you would like to contact the school discuss potential partnership programmes please contact either Paul Hussein (AHT and School Careers Leader) or Nicky Jarvis (school Career’s advisor).

husseinp@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk

jarvisn@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk

 

Careers Fair

We are hosting our inaugural Careers Fair during Pupil Review Day on April 3rd.

Students and parents will be directed to the hall to discuss Post 16 options, apprenticeships, higher education and employment with a group of expert guests.

Please look out for letter in March that will provide full details.

 

Start Profile

This year Ms Watkins has been trialling Start with House Nightingale. This online resource provides us with a host of resources which students can access at school (tutor time, break/lunch/after school) or at home with parents. There is a huge amount of information about careers and it allows students to record key information, trips and events for their entire Barking Abbey career. This will prove a valuable tool when constructing a CVs and writing personal statements.

Please follow the link to read more information. 

 

Barking Abbey Careers Plan Year 7-13  

 

Year  

Established Practice  

Introducing 2020 

 UEL visit  

Tutor Programme – BEST Habits and Leadership Skills  

Debate Mate  

Start Profile 

Careers Week – Pastoral and Curriculum activities 

Careers and College Fair  Pupil Review Day – April 3rd 

Careers Unit PDC and post unit evaluation  

Careers guidance pre and post option choices  

Tutor Programme – BEST Habits and Leadership Skills 

Labour Market introduction in tutor time (eclips and LMI widget) 

Careers Week – Pastoral and Curriculum activities March 2nd  

Careers and College Fair  Pupil Review Day – April 3rd 

Start Profile  

Careers meeting prior to WE 

Tutor Programme – BEST Habits and Leadership Skills 

Introduction of Start Profile 

Start Profile

CV surgery with Penguin  

Careers Week – Pastoral and Curriculum activities March 2nd  

Careers and College Fair  Pupil Review Day – April 3rd 

WhiteHat Apprenticeship presentation and Workshop  

10 

Bragfolder  

Work experience  

Mock Interview day July 3rd 

Speakers for schools and other inspirational guest speakers in assemblies   

Tutor Programme – BEST Habits and Leadership Skills 

LSE mentor programme 

 

Start Profile  

 

 

Careers and College Fair  Pupil Review Day – April 3rd 

11 

CV preparation in tutor time  

6th form interview  

Pastoral and Careers guidance prior to option choices  

Speakers for schools and other inspirational guest speakers in assemblies   

Tutor Programme – BEST Habits and Leadership Skills 

Penguin Workshop  

Careers and College Fair  Pupil Review Day – April 3rd 

12/13 

Year 12 Induction progamme 

Speakers for schools 

  • Summer School programme to prepare for  University  

  • Work Experience and Internship Programme (see attached) 

  • HPP programme of niche Summer School opportunities (including US); Very exclusive Work placements within the Bank of England, Goldman Sachs, McLaren, research laboratories & hospitals; an array of Financial Companies from Rothschilds Bank, JP Morgan through to Deutche Bank; UBS and the MAN group  I signed the school up as a founding 'member' of Speakers for Schools; Next Generation; Social Mobility Foundation, UpReach (all of these are geared towards taking students from deprived parts of the UK and offering them placements, guest speakers, mentoring , interview/application support, internships and skill based workshops) 

  • We work also with organisations such as Uptree, icanyoucantoo who offer disadvantaged students a foothold in professional careers 

  • We have link persons with EY, KPMG, PWC for accountancy , business and IT school leaver programmes as well as a number of Law firms (Reed Smith, Allen & Overy), Architect Firms (AHMM, Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levette and Newground) who we have worked with for most of a decade with the latter going out of their way to offer our students special shadowing and work placements. 

  • Alumni based in leading global firms such as Google, Apple and MC Saatchi have also offered our students rare insights into opportunities by inviting our students to Graduate only employer events 

Penguin Brexit Debate  

Discovery (Insurance industry) Workshops – 

Penguin Publishing Workshop  - March 2020 (World Book Day)  

Careers and college Fair Pupil Review Day April 2020  

 

 

Careers Policy

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

Careers Policy on Provider Access Baker Clause

Senior Leader in charge of Careers - Mr Paul Hussein

Websites

www.eclips-online.co.uk – accessible via school network

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/home – 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.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/planner - job match quiz, job profiles

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

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

www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk - the UK’s largest volunteering organisation – includes details on volunteering opportunities for 16-25s

http://www.greaterlondonvolunteering.org.uk – volunteering opportunities. Follow the links to find your local volunteer office.

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.How2Become.com – an excellent resource for information on jobs in the public sector and transport e.g fire service, police, armed forces, social work, ambulance, pilots, drivers and more.

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.

Careers at Barking Abbey School

 

Vision

Raising the ambitions and aspirations of our next generation by providing a variety of opportunities and experiences for all our students.

 

Priorities 2020/21

To raise academic and future aspirations and provide enriching opportunities for all our students (especially PP/SEN/EAL)

To embed career ambitions and awareness into the pastoral programme and our departmental curriculum

     

To provide meaningful workplace, higher education and post 16 encounters for all students each academic year to improve destinations data 

 

 

Links

 

At Barking Abbey we are extremely proud of our vast links with the employers and universities. We are always keen to develop new partnerships which will benefit our students. If you would like to contact the school discuss potential partnership programmes please contact either Paul Hussein (AHT and School Careers Leader) or Nicky Jarvis (school Career’s advisor).

 

husseinp@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk

jarvisn@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk

 

Careers Fair

We are hosting our inaugural Careers Fair during Pupil Review Day on April 3rd.

     

Students and parents will be directed to the hall to discuss Post 16 options, apprenticeships, higher education and employment with a group of expert guests.

 

Please look out for letter in March that will provide full details.

 

Start Profile

This year Ms Watkins has been trialling Start with House Nightingale. This online resource provides us with a host of resources which students can access at school (tutor time, break/lunch/after school) or at home with parents. There is a huge amount of information about careers and it allows students to record key information, trips and events for their entire Barking Abbey career. This will prove a valuable tool when constructing a CVs and writing personal statements.

 

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