Students

Careers Entitlement Statement

All students are entitled to independent and impartial external careers guidance and, in school, we will provide you with opportunities to achieve your aspirations. Students need to reflect and evaluate their goals and use information obtained to help make decisions about your career pathways. Lessons and events will help support the entitlement statements below.

 It is your future so you have a responsibility to:

  • Make the most of the opportunities offered to you
  • Research your options
  • Have ‘post-16’ career meetings with your school’s Careers Adviser
  • Be prepared to be realistic when looking at post-16 opportunities
  • Be prepared to work hard in order to reach your full potential

While at school as a minimum we will support you with:

  • The opportunity to access independent and impartial careers guidance
  • The opportunity to meet with different industries/employers
  • The opportunity to learn about the world of work
  • Be treated with appropriate confidentiality

Key Stage 2 and 3 our aim is to support you with:

  • Developing confidence in yourself and your abilities
  • Focusing on what your strengths are and what skills will help you achieve your goal
  • Your aspirations and what you would like to achieve when you leave school

Key Stage 4 our aim is to support you with:

  • Access to information regarding different college courses and understand Post-16 options
  • Using 1:1 impartial careers guidance
  • Use different resources to provide relevant and helpful information
  • Identifying your skills and strengths needed to achieve your desired careers choice
  • Identifying your future goals

Useful links below

The National Career Service

This is a free service for both young people and adults. Young people aged 13 and over can use the service to find information about jobs and courses, as well as requesting 1:1 support from a qualified Adviser by ringing the helpline, emailing, texting or requesting a webchat. Call 0800 100 900 or log on to the website

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Icould

Icould provides career inspiration and information for young people through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

https://icould.com/

The National Apprenticeship Service

The National Apprenticeship Service website offers guidance on how to apply for an apprenticeship including current local apprenticeship opportunities.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Traineeships

Find a traineeship website offers support on applying for current local traineeship opportunities

https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship

Not going to Uni

Not going to Uni is now the UK’s leading website dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs. However, they are not anti-uni.

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Local colleges

Birmingham Metropolitan College

South and City College

Solihull College

Halesowen College

University College Birmingham

Cadbury 6th Form College

Available also are Training Providers that offer Level 1 and 2 in a range of occupation such as; Childcare, Health and Social Care, Customer Service, Business Administration, Retail, Hospitality, Warehousing, Information Technology, and Construction Apprenticeships. For further details on these options contact;Vincent Gordon 07949 593258

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