Careers

APPRENTICESHIP, UNIVERSITY OR FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT?

Whatever route students want to take in the future, we are here to help them choose the right path. Charters has a dedicated and experienced Careers team who are here to help guide students through their career and future options:

Careers Lead:Mrs Henly

Our external careers advisers are employed by Adviza, who provide our students with independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance.

GATSBY BENCHMARKS

Our Careers guidance follows the Gatsby Benchmarks and a our Careers Map for 2021/22 is also available to filter on our calendar.

Gatsby benchmarks

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Our careers information is reviewed annually in July.

CAREERS CHARTER

As a student at Charters, we want you to have the best careers advice to inspire you to aim high and be successful in your chosen career.
We will help you learn about jobs, employers, further and higher education, applications, employability skills and entry requirements.
You will learn about careers through the fortnightly tutor period, PSHE lessons, assemblies, trips, events and enrichment activities.
Anyone can request an individual careers interview, which will help you to explore your next steps and the skills you need. We will also provide you with a range of careers resources.

DESTINATIONS 

Our students take many different paths after leaving Charters. You can discover their destinations below:

ear 11 Destinations 2019-2020

Year 13 Destinations 2018-2019

Year 11 Destinations 2018-2019

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

EXTERNAL PARTNER - ADVIZA

Our careers IAG external partner is Adviza who are availble 2 days a week at Charters.

CAREERS SOFTWARE

A range of careers software programmes are available for students to access in and out of lesson time. Kudos is the main programme used with groups, initially, and is based on a questionnaire survey. Once students have completed the questionnaire, Kudos will then identify broad areas of work best suited to the students’ interests and suggest jobs for future investigation.

The following software programmes are available for KS4 and KS5 students:

  • Kudos   Great software for identifying suitable careers for your child. Please ask your child for the licence code.
  • eClips   Career and relevant labour market information. Please ask your child for the password.
  • Apprenticeships Explained   Comprehensive information on apprenticeships.
  • Higher Ideas   Specialist software used by careers personal advisers when interviewing Sixth Form students.

InvestIN

Students are able to acces to InvestIN, a platform which allows for an immersive experience in a range of careers. Students will learn from top professionals through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and networking sessions. 

MOCK INTERVIEWS

Students have a mock interview in September in Year 11. Local employers assist with the interviews. Students prepare for this during tutor period sessions in Year 10. They are required to produce a CV, a letter of application and complete a job application form. After the interview, students receive feedback on their interview performance as well as feedback on their documents.

CAREERS FACILITIES

The Sixth Form Common Room and the Library have comprehensive careers resources on further and higher education, apprenticeships and employment opportunities. The Library also houses careers resources which focus on the needs of students in Years 10 and 11.

CAREERS FAIR

We invite many employers in to talk to our students about the opportunities available to them. In addition, we invite representatives from universities, gap year organisations and local colleges. The Careers Fair is open to students in Years 9, 11 and the Sixth Form. Students in Year 10 can attend during break time. The next Careers Fair will take place in 2022.

MORRISBY PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING

This is available for students in Year 10 and upwards and is conducted by Adviza. The assessment and technology helps students discover a career path that inspires them.

RELATIONSHIP WITH PARENTS AND CARERS

The school has well established procedures for involving parents/carers in the Options Evening programme in Year 9 and the Sixth Form prospective students’ evening. 

In addition, parents are informed through the Headteacher’s Newsletter of all activities which affect their child.

WIN THAT JOB

A parent/carer's guide to supporting their child through their career choices. Click here to read.

APPRECTICESHIP INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

Parents and carers may find this comprehensive information regrading apprecticeships useful.

GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to arrange a careers appointment for or with your son/daughter, please contact their tutor requesting an appointment with a careers advisor.

If you own, run or work for a business that would like to get involved – we would love to hear from you. Also, if you would like to mentor a student or a group of students who are interested in the industry in which you work or have retired from, please contact our Careers team.

 

APPRENTICESHIP, UNIVERSITY OR FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT USEFUL LINKS

 

E-Clips Over 1000 jobs and careers. Students will be aware of the password to access this resource.
https://www.adviza.org.uk/ Wide range of information on careers
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship Find an apprenticeship
Rate My Apprenticeship Degree Apprenticeships
www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk Guide to Apprenticeships
What Uni Information on universities and courses
   
UCAS UCAS applying for degree Apprenticeships
https://www.ucas.com/  UCAS applying for degrees
Succeshttps://successatschool.org/jobscourses at School Explore careers and courses and get advice here
   
Milk Round Advice Job search
https://www.e4s.co.uk/ Job search
Parent Adviser  
http://www.s4snextgen.org/students/signup Useful for finding work experience placements
https://gapforce.org/gb/benefits-of-volunteering-abroad   Volunteering abroad
National Citizen Service  
National Careers Service  
https://practicereasoningtests.com/psychometric-tests Some free psychometric tests

HOW EMPLOYERS CAN GET INVOLVED WITH CAREERS AT CHARTERS

WHY HELP?

We aim to help every student to reach their full potential and progress on to a successful destination by providing them with the widest possible range of employer and careers related opportunities. We appreciate that your time is precious and value your contribution, whatever this may be, to ensure that every child leaves us aspiring towards, and equipped for, a happy and successful future.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

To assist with this, we have provided a breakdown of the ways you can support us. The list is not exhaustive — we are always on the look-out for new ideas and suggestions.

  • Site Visits  Host small groups of students.  2 – 4 hours
  • Interview Preparation Share tips and help with mock interviews.   1 – 4 hours
  • Work Experience Provide a placement for one or more students for one week. Charters School has teamed up with CA Technologies to develop an Employer’s Guide to preparing and delivering an engaging work experience programme. If you would like to provide a work experience placement to Charters students, the guide includes useful information to help companies introduce a high-quality work experience programme to help students develop employability skills.
  • Careers Events Attend our Careers Fair.  4 hours
  • Guest Lectures Share your expertise with a group of students.  1 hour
  • Guest Speakers ‘A day in the life of…’  20 minutes
  • Projects Set a challenge for students & judge the results.  2 hours
  • Friday Challenge Spend a Friday lunchtime with our students.  2 hours
  • Sponsorship Sponsor a school event financially/in kind.  Flexible
  • Employability Skills Share your Networking and Business skills. 1.5 hours
  • Training Train staff or a class with a specific skill. 1.5 hours
  • Student mentoring Help our students who wish to join the industry you are in or have retired from.  2 hours