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Careers

Our Commitment to You

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme will help you to:

  • Understand yourself, your interests, likes and dislikes, what you are good at and how this affects the choices you make
  • Find out about different courses, what qualifications you might need and what opportunities there might be
  • Develop the skills you may need for working life
  • Make realistic, but ambitious, choices about courses and jobs
  • Develop a plan of action for the future
  • Understand the different routes after Year 11 including training, further and higher education and jobs
  • Be able to make effective applications for jobs, training and further and higher education
  • Develop your interview skills
  • Improve your confidence

You will receive:

  • Interviews with the Careers Adviser
  • Careers lessons
  • Registration activities
  • Guided tutor time
  • Access to the careers library – information is available in books, videos, leaflets and online
  • Work experience
  • Other subject lessons linked to careers

You can expect to be:

  • Treated equally with others
  • Given careers information and advice that is up to date and impartial
  • Treated with respect by visitors to the school who are part of the careers programme

 

LMI

Labour Market Information (LMI) describes all kinds of information used to make labour market decisions. LMI can be a compilation of detailed statistical data on jobs and salaries, employers and employees, sectors, current employment conditions and future trends.

 

Online Platforms

As a school we purchase a licence for you to use the below platforms. Individual pass codes will be given by your form tutor.   

Fast Tomato:

  • Fast Tomato offers interest based careers guidance and education for students. Following some simple but powerful assessments, Fast Tomato offers a wealth of career, course and subject information, coupled with independent adviser support, to inspire students and to help them make informed decisions about their future.
  • Audience: KS3 (Transition to GCSE)
  • https://www.fasttomato.com/

 

Unifrog:

  • Unifrog is a comprehensive platform that supports students in finding and applying for every course and apprenticeship in the UK – everything from university courses, to School Leaver Programmes, to Massive Open Online Courses. The platform is intuitive, and makes provides updates for both students and teachers.
  • Audience: KS4 + KS5
  • https://www.unifrog.org/

 

Links

The National Careers Service:

  • The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.
  • Audience: ALL
  • https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

 

icloud:

  • Icloud is a careers website helping young people make the most of their potential and talent by showing them how others have used theirs. The icould storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys in over 1,000 career videos and hundreds of written articles aimed at students, career starters, career changers and careers professionals, parents, teachers and employers. Articles include information about the future world of work and future career prospects in a number of industries.
  • Audience: ALL
  • http://icould.com/

 

Plotr:

  • Plotr is a free-to-access, highly engaging, careers information website for 11-24 year olds, that aims to connect young people with employers and jobs that fit their interests, skills and personality
  • Audience: ALL
  • http://www.plotr.co.uk/

 

Careersbox:

  • Careersbox is a free on-line library of careers related videos, news and information aimed at careers advisers and job seekers. Case study videos show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers an insight into entry routes and skill requirements for careers in all sectors.
  • Audience: ALL
  • https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

 

Pure Potential:

  • Pure Potential is an independent organisation which raises the aspirations of thousands of sixth-formers every year, encouraging them to apply to and achieve offers from excellent universities and leading employers.
  • Audience: KS5
  • http://purepotential.org/

 

LBTH Careers Service:

  • LBTH Careers Service can help you apply for colleges, training, apprenticeships and jobs. They can also refer you for impartial careers guidance, help you create CVs, covering letters and develop your employability skills. Their website includes useful links including apprenticeship bulletins and interview skills and tips.
  • Audience: ALL
  • http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/jobs_and_careers/careers_service.aspx

 

Future Learn:

  • Future learn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
  • Audience: KS4 + KS5
  • https://www.futurelearn.com/

 

Not going to university:

  • Notgoingtouni.co.uk is a website full of information about other paths to lead other than going to university. From apprenticeships to debt free learning, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there.
  • Audience: KS4 + KS5
  • www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

 

Work Experience

Every year students in Year 10 at Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of School undertake a two weeks of work experience.

In Year 12 students undertake a week of work experience.

Students are encouraged to find their own placements according to their interests and future career aspirations. We work with the Tower Hamlets Enterprise Business Partnership (THEBP) and they will carry out the necessary checks referring to Health & Safety and Employer’s liability insurance.