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 byAdviza, who provide our students with independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance.
In keeping with our commitment to provide Charters students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we also use Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. We have now set up parent/carer access to this platform.
Unifrog brings into one place every undergraduate university course, apprenticeship, and college course in the UK, as well as other opportunities, such as School Leaver Programmes, MOOCs and every college at Oxford and Cambridge. This make it easy for students to compare and choose the best university courses, apprenticeships or further education courses for them. They can also explore exciting opportunities further afield by looking at English taught undergraduate programmes available in Europe and the USA.
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Our careers information is reviewed annually in July.
|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.|
Our students take many different paths after leaving Charters. You can discover their destinations below:
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
EXTERNAL PARTNER - ADVIZA
Our careers IAG external partner is Adviza who are availble 2 days a week at Charters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|http://www.s4snextgen.org/students/signup||Useful for finding work experience placements|
|National Citizen Service|
|National Careers Service|
|https://practicereasoningtests.com/psychometric-tests||Some free psychometric tests|
HOW EMPLOYERS CAN GET INVOLVED WITH CAREERS AT CHARTERS
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