Careers

Careers

Careers - Information Advice and Guidance Strategy

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At Humphrey Perkins we strive to make careers education more accessible for young people and ensure each one of our students, whatever their background, can make the right education and training choices so they have the best possible chance of succeeding. Our aim is for all our students to know about the different learning routes and qualifications available to them – including Diplomas, Apprenticeships and Foundation Learning as well as GCSEs and A Levels.

Our students are entitled to:

    • An embedded programme of career education and guidance
    • Access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities
    • The support of an informed advisor to make best use of available information
    • Advice and support tailored to the needs of each student
    • Links in the curriculum to real world career paths
    • Experience of workplace environments
    • Encounters with further and higher education
    • Guidance interviews with a career advisor

 

PSHE Lessons

During PSHE lessons, Year 7 have 6 weeks of timetabled lessons dedicated to careers.

 

Objectives

    • To understand what enterprise and creativity mean
    • To explore and generate ideas
    • To reflect on where they see creativity being used and on where they use creativity
    • To look at problems we solve for ourselves, problems in school, in the community, and global problems
    • To discover what is needed for effective problem solving
    • To discover the skills involved in spotting opportunities
    • To try solving a problem and/or spotting an opportunity
    • To identify a number of key personal skills
    • To understand how they already demonstrate these skills in their everyday lives
    • To evaluate how they can build on these skills and adapt them to a workplace setting
    • To recognise three key elements of their personality
    • To understand that good career choices take these elements into consideration and build on them
    • To identify ways of building an accurate self-image that can guide successful career choices

 

Trips

    • University of Leicester Discovery Day

 

Additional Opportunities

    • Enterprise Day
    • Careers Assemblies
    • KUDOS

PSHE Lessons

During PSHE lessons, Year 8 have 6 weeks of timetabled lessons dedicated to careers.

 

Objectives:

    • To consider why education is so important for the future and appreciate that it shouldn’t be taken for granted.
    • To develop an understanding of how the people they know might help them to find a job, and the current and future benefits of tapping into these networks.
    • To consider the skills they use during extra-curricular activities and the ways in which these skills may be useful in the future.
    • To have their beliefs about future careers tested and see how they can find useful information.
    • To be able to use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook in a way that is safe and avoids harming their future career prospects.
    • To focus on careers that learners are familiar with and aware of. To consider how to evaluate a career based on qualifications, skills and qualities needed, job satisfaction, prospects, labour market information and salary.

 

Trips

    • Big Bang Fair

 

Additional Opportunities

    • KUDOS
    • STEM Activities
    • Careers Assemblies

PSHE Lessons

During PSHE lessons, Year 9 have 6 weeks of timetabled lessons dedicated to careers.

 

Objectives:

    • To consider the outside influences that affect career choices.
    • To develop an awareness of the skills looked for by employers, and learn about two online tools that might be useful when looking for a job
    • To look at how to gain or improve the skills that employers look for.
    • To develop an awareness of the importance of STEM and the wide range of jobs available, and be encouraged to keep an open mind when considering STEM careers.
    • To develop an increased awareness of the range of Level 2 qualifications, and their relevance for employment, further study or university.
    • To recognise that we work in a global environment, and that many careers can be pursued around the world.

 

Trips

    • Loughborough University day

 

Additional Opportunities

    • Careers Assemblies
    • KUDOS
    • STEM Activities
    • Jobs Fair
    • Interview Techniques Workshop

Careers advice is delivered through discrete drop down days, 1:1 careers support and educational visits.

The objectives of the drop down days are:

    • To recognise factors influencing their decisions and come to understand that they are responsible for their own career choices.
    • To consider how to achieve their career goals. They will also be reminded that they are ultimately responsible for their own career choices.
    • To create their own personalised action plan to help them progress towards the career they are interested in.
    • To find out what work experience is and why it’s useful (and sometimes essential).
    • To find out how to write a good CV that’s tailored to a specific job application.
    • To think about how they can prepare themselves for an interview. They will also learn to recognise and practise good interview techniques.

 

Trips

    • World Skills Live NEC Birmingham
    • University of Leicester
    • Leicester College Discovery Day

 

Additional Opportunities

    • Work Placement
    • Careers Evening
    • Jobs Fair
    • Mock Interviews
    • Personal Statement and CV Writing Workshops
    • National Citizen Service Workshop
    • Apprenticeship Workshop
    • One-to-One interview with a Careers Advisor
    • Careers Assemblies

 

Document
Work Experience Parent Guide
Work Experience Student Directory

Careers advice is delivered through discrete drop down days, 1:1 careers support and educational visits.

The objectives of the drop down days are:

    • To identify opportunities to present themselves in a positive way.
    • To be able to write a personal statement
    • To be able to apply for Post 16 opportunities
    • To gain an awareness of the ways in which careers services can help them make their choice.
    • To think about how they can prepare themselves for an interview. They will also learn to recognise and practise good interview techniques.

 

Trips

    • Oxbridge information for gifted and talented

 

Additional Opportunities

    • Careers Evening
    • One-to-One interview with a Careers Advisor
    • Apprenticeship Workshops

 

RUssell Group Universities INformed choices

This new interactive website allows students to pick a degree subject and see what A Level subjects they should consider. There is also some guidance for students who are not sure what degree they wish to study. 
Year 10 and Year 11 students could use the guide to inform their Post 16 options. The information is useful but should be used with other sources of careers information.   

 

Year 11 Information
Apprenticeship Search
Post 16 Open Days Information 2018-2019
Apprenticeship Parent Information

Information for Education and Training Providers and Employers

Humphrey Perkins School is keen to offer access to external education and training providers and employers in the local area for the purpose of providing students with information relating to qualifications and apprenticeships.

The school can offer opportunities to take part in assemblies, run workshops and participate in dedicated Careers Days. The school can offer facilities for both small and large groups for presentations and events

In the first instance contact should be made to Chris Greenall, Careers Officer: christine.greenall@humphreyperkins.org.uk or Kirsten Kirby, Assistant Principal: kirsten.kirby@humphreyperkins.org.uk

 

Resources

 

The school has been provided with a series of Careers Information books by the How2Become organisation. These books are clear to read and provide a useful tool for students to access information about different career roles. Further information can be found at www.how2become.com

 

 

 

Careers Contact

Miss C Greenall
Careers Officer
Mrs K Kirby
Assistant Principal