Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance - CEIAG

St Bede’s prides itself in preparing students for the next stage of their life, not only academically but in relation to future career pathways. Where ‘career’ was once thought of as a single commitment to a lifelong occupational pursuit, it is now thought of as a lifelong journey whereby individuals participate in differing learning and work roles. At St Bede’s we hope to contribute to and prepare young people for that journey.

The Progression Manager, Anne Jukes will manage the careers education programme and is responsible to the Assistant head teacher & Director of 6th Form, Mrs E Graham.

CEIAG is supported by a link Governor: Mr D. Dixon. Work experience is planned and implemented by the school which works closely with North Yorkshire Business Enterprise Partnership to source and monitor these placements.

 

We have relevant Careers Education modules built into our PHSE programme from Year 7 through to 6th Form which draw upon many visiting speakers from local organisations, FE Colleges and Universities.

Within our programme students:

  • Learn about the structures, systems and factors that guide, shape and influence people’s career prospects and career development

  • Explore how these could affect their future choices, why they need to consider them when making their own career decisions and plans, and how they can do so

  • Develop and practice the self-help skills they need to progress their own career plans and development, including the effective use of IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance)

Careers Information – students have access to accurate, up-to-date and objective information on opportunities, progression routes, choices, where to find help and advice and how to access it. We work in partnership with local colleges and employers to ensure students have access to the best opportunities in the career market. We also use relevant Labour Market Intelligence data to help students make informed choices.

 

Careers Advice – We have a range of activities that help young people to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their own situation. For example, we have a Careers Carousel events for every year group from Y7 to 6th Form and a Careers Convention in Year 12 which allows students to discuss careers with industry ambassadors from a vast range of sectors, Colleges and Universities.

Careers Guidance – we provide impartial guidance and specialist support to help young people understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress. All Year 11 students have a one-to-one Progression Interview with our Progression manager, Anne Jukes, to prepare them for post 16 choices. All other year groups can book appointments or drop-in during break or lunchtimes or free periods to access IAG.

​The careers programme includes: careers education sessions, career guidance activities (e.g. group work and individual interviews), information and research activities using the school computer network and work related learning, work experience, and individual learning planning/portfolio activities.

Careers lessons are part of the school’s personal development programme. Other focused events, e.g. a further/higher education fair are provided at different times of the year. Work experience preparation, debrief and evaluation take place in PSHE/careers lessons and other appropriate parts of the curriculum. Learners are involved in the planning of career learning. Their views are collected using student voice/surveys.

 

Impact of CEIAG

At St Bede’s we judge the impact of CEIAG through

  • examining & evaluating what we do,

  • thinking about how we can improve it,

  • deciding on whether it was worth doing again in that particular format (we pilot many activities before extending to full scale),

  • providing summaries to disseminate understanding of what was done to stakeholders such as parents/students/staff/governing body/visiting organisations involved with careers events.

CAREEROMETER: A TOOL TO COMPARE JOBS Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc. Click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second and third choice to see the comparison.

Apprenticeships Parents’ Pack October 2019

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Apprenticeships Parents’ Pack September 2019

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UCAS Career Finder

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The Apprenticeship Guide

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RateMyApprenticeship Top 30 Employers

This ranking is based on reviews from school leavers who undertook Apprenticeships, School Leaver Programmes, Sponsored Degrees, or Work Experience Schemes. http://news.coa.co.uk/wk/4203

 
Careers of The Future

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Support Material for candidates looking for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship

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Durham Works

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Careers Advice for Parents

Careers support for parents www.careersadviceforparents.org is an online resource for parents who would like to know more about the options for their child. It includes free advice on topics such as learning and training, getting into work, financial matters, work experience and many more career related topics.

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