“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.

Year GroupEventDescription
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.
The Trading GameStudents work in a fictional yet fast paced, ‘trading floor’ that tests their teamwork, communication, decision making and forecasting skills.
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.
Preparation for Work ExperienceStudents in Year 10 will take part in a careers fair that allows access to a range of employers. This will take place before work experience to further guide the students into the right employment sector. Students are given the opportunity to liaise with local businesses in order to arrange their 2 week placement.
Work ExperienceWork experience provides the opportunity to gain key employability skills such as independence, initiative, timekeeping, team work, self awareness and reliability. Students are fully supported throughout their placement and are asked to reflect on their experience following their placement.
Next Step OpportunitiesStudents are given Independent Advice and Guidance opportunities throughout the year, with regular access to a level 6 qualified Careers advisor for bespoke guidance. Y11 students are given access to employers through a series of talks from employers, focussing on apprenticeship opportunities at both 16 and 18. Students are given support in attending apprenticeship fairs, visits to York College/Askham Bryan and Sixth Form Taster days.
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. Students will have equal access to information on University and Higher Level Apprenticeships.
Work Experience and EnrichmentAs part of the school enrichment hour, students in year 12 can take up work experience placements on Wednesday afternoons throughout the year. This will be followed up by one week’s work experience for all Y12 students In the summer term.
Next StepsStudents in Y13 will be supported throughout their UCAS application and any application toward a higher level apprenticeship. Students will have regular access to a qualified careers advisor for impartial advice and guidance and will gain experience from a range of speakers from a variety of career pathways across the year.