Careers Programme Overview

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Careers Programme Overview

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Career Programme Overview

Career related activity Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Gatsby Benchmarks
Alumni/Student Ambassadors:
Past students share their experiences of education and employment
4, 5, 7
Apprenticeship support: Understanding how to apply, writing a CV, completing applications 8
Aspirations Week:
Activities aimed at raising aspirations
2, 3, 5, 7
Assemblies:
Post 16 Providers, employers, inspirational speakers, alumni
2, 4, 5, 7
Careers Fair – Internal:
Held in school and attended by a range of education providers, universities, employers, ambassadors
2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Careers Fairs/Events – External: Visiting local and regional careers fairs and events e.g. Big Bang Fair, Ambition Barnsley 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Careers in the curriculum: Demonstrating career paths from school subjects 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Challenging Stereotypes:
Activities aimed at students exploring non-traditional gender roles
3
Employers:
Careers panel, talks, workshops, drop ins
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Employers World of Work visits: Workplace visits 2, 3, 5, 6
Enterprise Activities:
Business games, IKIC Big Challenge
5
Further Education Advice: Drop in guidance 3, 7
Further Education Tasters:
Visits to providers to sample courses
3, 7
Higher Education Information: University, Higher/Degree Apprenticeships general information 7
Higher Education Tasters:
Visit to universities, campus tours, subject tasters
7
Life Skills lessons:
Exploring career pathways, options, labour market information, developing employability skills
2, 3, 4
Mock Interviews:
Interviewed by employers to gain employability skills
5
National Careers Week / National Apprenticeship Week: Week long promotion of career opportunities, pathways 2, 4
National Citizenship Service: Summer activity programme 3, 7
One to one guidance interviews: Independent and impartial guidance with a qualified adviser Upon request Upon request Upon request / start March 3, 8
Parents Events:
Parents evenings, information events
7, 8
Post 16 Pathways Sessions: Exploring the different routes available 7
Princes Trust Achieve Club: Personal and social development support with qualification 3, 5
Princes Trust Mosaic Mentoring: Business mentors deliver workshops in small groups 5, 6
VMG:
Careers information
2, 4, 7
Web based activities/careers websites:
Useful for careers research, identifying skills
2, 3, 4

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