Harris Academies
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Careers Information, Advice & Guidance and Student Progression

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

The idea of a ‘job for life’ has disappeared, with many people working iun jobs that simply didn't exist only 5-10 years ago.  It is important to recognise the exciting new opportunities that are available and to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise that will enable students to work in those new areas.

Careers Information, Adive and Guidance is an important part of a students' education at the Academy.  Students receive the opportunity to develop their understanding of careers and future pathways through 1-to-1 meetings and small group work with Ms Cashmore, a Careers Adviser appointed by the Harris Federation to work with students on career planning.

There are many issues that often crop up in interviews, such as students readying themselves for the job market, students looking at University, students considering Apprenticeships or even self-employment? Often students aren’t sure what further learning they will need to be able to do a particular career, many students are really confused over what type of career would even suit them?

These, and many other issues, form the basis of careers guidance at the Academy.  As well as providing bespoke careers advice and guidance, Ms Cashmore also works with the Academy to develop the careers education programme across all years.

Meetings with Ms Cashmore can be arranged with Mrs Timmins in the Academy Reception.  Or, if you have access to email, she can be contacted directly on rebecca.cashmore@harrisfederation.org.uk.

The full Academy policy for Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance and Work Related Learning can be found on the Teaching & Learning page of the Key Information & Policies section of the website.

Where Next?

As times change then so does the need to reflect and deliver important careers information in the most useable and appropriate manner and format, and for many young people that format is the internet.  It is accessible almost anywhere and, as long as it is suitably maintained, is pretty reliable on the whole.  Every single website shown here is free and there are no charges whatsoever.

The websites below generally fall into that category and are entirely suitable for use by young people.  If some of them seem confusing (and some are!) please see Ms Cashmore.

Logo The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities.
Ukcoursefinder Course and university search with information about more than 40,000 courses from over 500 institutions in the UK, as well as Ireland and English speaking courses throughout Europe.
Plotr logo cmyk Large Discover and explore exciting careers.  Play the Game and explore careers matched to you and find out what you could be great at.
Icould Real stories to inspire your career.  From accountants to zookeepers, get a first-hand view of jobs and ideas for your future.
Studentlogo Information on over 2500 Work Placements, Graduate Schemes & Internship opportunities for 16-24 year old students.  Over 100 School Leaver Programmes for those not going to university; advice on CVs, interviews, online tests and assessment centres; information, guidance and advice from GCSE through to graduation.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Academy are often get sent opportunities for Apprenticeships in the local area.  Below are the latest opportunites that we know about.

 

Student Progression

Our students progress into a range of options after Year 11 or Year 13; usually Sixth Form or College, University or Apprenticeships.  We support them with their decision making and applications.

The Academy recognises the importance of employability learning, and as part of this Year 10 and Year 12 students are supported to find work experience with local and city based employers.  This enables them to get a better understanding of professional work environments, make well informed decisions and be more successful in their job and apprenticeship hunts.

Details of the progression for our students can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page.