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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 N Jarvis and Mrs L Glendinning

The Careers Office is situated at Sandringham Campus in Y block (soon to be re-locating to the new school building) which students have access to all year round. The Careers Advisers also visit the Longbridge campus at key times of the year e.g. to assist Year 8 with their GCSE Option choices. 

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

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

 

Websites

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.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 Policy on Provider Access Baker Clause