“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Careers Events

Each year we run a number of events that gives each year group experience of employers and developing employment skills. This is aimed at developing the students understanding of different career pathways and in doing so encouraging them to investigate different sectors and industries further.

2019-20 Dates

Year GroupEventDescriptionDate
STEM DayStudents are given access to employees based in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics sector. The Students will take part in a day of activities and be able to discover jobs within the STEM sector through discussions and presentations with employers.11 February
The Real GameStudents work through different career roles, disseminating qualifications, salaries, gross and net pay. They also consider the reality of salaries against living expenses and dream lifestyles.19 May
Industry DayStudents are set in groups (dressed in workwear) and are tasked with forming a company, each being allocated a set position of responsibility. Their aim is to design, make and the market a set of products. This includes brand name, logo, strapline, profit and loss, cash forecasting and a final presentation to a group of chief executives from the world of work.13 March
Preparation for Work ExperienceYear 10 students are given the opportunity to arrange their own work experience, as well as taking part in a careers event, which will develop their employability skills. Work experience provides the opportunity to gain knowledge of what employers expect, it allows students to gain skills in independence, initiative, timekeeping, team work, self awareness and reliability.22 October
Work ExperienceYear 10 students are given the opportunity to arrange their own work experience, as well as taking part in a careers event, which will develop their employability skills. Work experience provides the opportunity to gain knowledge of what employers expect, it allows students to gain skills in independence, initiative, timekeeping, team work, self awareness and reliability11 May – 22 May
KS5 and EmploymentStudents are given IAG opportunities throughout the year, and have the opportunity for bespoke guidance from a qualified careers advisor.Ongoing
Speakers in SchoolY11 are given access to employers through a series of talks from employers in assembly, focussing on apprenticeship opportunities.Ongoing
ProgressionAll students will follow a progression programme which will focus on their individual Post-18 pathway. They will also have access to a number of employer and Higher Education careers events, such as a Careers Conference, Oxbridge university trip, Leeds university undergraduate fair and National Apprenticeship workshop.Ongoing
Enrichment WEXAs part of the school enrichment hour, students in year 12 can take up work experience placements on Wednesday afternoons throughout the year.Weds P5 Ongoing
InternshipYear 12 students are given the opportunity to arrange their own work internship.13 July