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Careers 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

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