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									                Careers at Glyn Technology School
Careers Policy Statement- January 2009
The Meaning of Careers Education Guidance.

Careers Education and Guidance is an integral part of the preparation of pupils for the
opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Pupils are engaged in the delivery of
Careers Education Guidance through consultation with representatives at School Council
Meetings, the Careers focus group and the delivery of Careers Education Guidance at various
stages of the Curriculum (Connexions and external agencies). Careers Education Guidance’s
central concern is preparing all our pupils for the choices, changes and transitions affecting their
future education, training and life as adult members of society. It identifies the need for Key skills
and relates these to the working environment particularly through Enterprise activities. It
promotes equality and equal opportunities. Careers education guidance emphasizes the need
for all pupils to know themselves better, to be aware of their education, training and employment
opportunities, to make informed choices and to manage change in their lives through the setting
of objectives and goals. It promotes successful career development and guidance and help
individuals make choices, which are realistic and ambitious so raising pupils aspirations and
expectations so that they may meet their potential. Careers education focuses on the three main
aims as stated in the Dfes publication ‘Careers Education and Guidance’ a National Framework

career exploration
career management

Every Child Matters

All pupils are therefore entitled to Careers Education and it is the belief at Glyn that all students
should receive good guidance and be helped to develop into their specific Career path.

Differentiation Policy

Differentiation is an integral feature incorporated within the delivery of Careers education guidance to
pupils. Although programmes are set defining learning outcomes, pupils may reach these outcomes at
different stages in their development. Flexibility is sought in the schemes of work so that the ability of
classes is catered for and differentiation is sought within classes so that pupils will reach a realistic
obtainable level. Guidance is catered to the individual and pupils are set realistic obtainable targets
whatever their ability.

Aims and Objectives of Careers Education and Guidance.

Careers Education and Guidance should help pupils to:-

*        know themselves better
*        be aware of education, training and careers opportunities
*        make choices about their own continued education and training, and about career paths
*       manage transition to new roles
*       develop the importance of Key Skills for employability
*       set objectives to aid their Career pathway so raising their aspirations.
*       understand equality and equal opportunities for all

Delivery of Careers

Information is through the Citizenship programme, the development of skills in the curriculum, special
identified lessons, assemblies, external agencies and careers interviews with either the Head of Careers or
through an interview with Connexions.

Staff Responsibilities in Relation to CEG

Mr. J.F.Braybrook (Head of Careers, Enterprise and Coordinator of Work Experience)
Mrs. Jacquie Bennett (Careers Assistant, Enterprise)
Citizenship.-Staff involved in C.E G.
Head of Houses involved in delivery Year 7
Head of Sixth Form (Provision in Sixth form)
Connexions PA
All staff-Work experience
Librarians file information in the Connexions library and puts up some posters.

Due to the cross curricular nature of C.E.G. all teaching staff in the school are involved at some
stage or other with aspects of Careers work

Facilities Available

Connexions Library

The Connexions library is based in the schools library resource centre, which has been recently modernized
and links the main old school building with the new sixth form block. It thus provides access for all.

A dedicated area of the main library has been given to house the Connexions careers material, which is
displayed according to the 2004 Connexions layout. Appropriate shelving houses marked box files, which
hold information on career areas. A logo and typed career area is marked on each box and appropriate
signing is used to help the pupils use the library.

There are computer programmes :- Kudos, HE Pathfinder, Aptitude testing and the ILP disk project. The
Business suite also houses Kudos and HE Pathfinder.

General Careers books are shelved and are found together.
The main librarian updates the Connexions library but advice is available from the Head of Careers.

The Connexions library has the same marked opening times as the main library.

Careers Office

The Careers office is open during most lunch times and careers interviews with Connexions take place

CLIL’s and Degree Course Offers 2009.
Some DVD’s and CD roms are available presenting a range of careers.

Display Space
There are several areas of the school where careers materials are prominently displayed. In the main
building there is a Careers Notice Board, a Work experience Notice board, a Connexions board in the Sixth
form Centre, Open day boards in the Sixth form library and their Common Room. Connexions notices are
displayed widely in form rooms and corridors. Subject areas are also encouraged to form their own displays
to assist in post 18 transition (Sixth formers choices to Universities) and to promote their own subject area
post 16.

Connexions Partnership

Connexions Partnership with the school and aims to provide an effective framework for the delivery of
Careers education for all pupils. The Connexions service provides not only careers advice but also advice
generally to pupils on a wide range of issues such as health, sex, money, housing, free time/facilities in area
and the law. The Partnership agreement process goes through several stages the self assessment stage by
the school, the Strategic stage where area meeting occur and the planning stage where Connexions
Managers and the Personal Advisors come to Glyn to discuss and plan targets for the forthcoming year.
Days will be allocated and this will be written up as a service agreement, which will then be agreed by all

Staff Development

Staff development is an essential part of the Careers policy and continual review of staff needs will be
made on an annual basis. New staff will receive an induction in Careers education and a commitment to the
development of staff knowledge will be made.

Evaluation and Improvement of Provision

As a self-evaluating school we aim to clearly reflect on the CEG provision and learning within the school
through evaluative questionnaires, working groups, the School Development Plan, the Careers
Development Plan and the Connexions Annual Partnership agreement.

Learning Outcomes from Careers’ Education at Key Stage 3

Pupils are able to:                                             Provided through the use of:

Self Development

Undertake a realistic self-assessment of their achievements     Careers portfolio, Citizenship,
Qualities, aptitudes and abilities and present this in an       subject teachers,
Appropriate format                                              departmental displays and option evening

Use the outcomes of self-assessment to identify areas for       Careers portfolio, Citizenship
Development, build self-confidence and develop a positive       Career Mapping,
self image.                                                     assemblies, reports and option evenings
                                                                Curriculum lessons

Use goal setting, review, reflection and action planning to     Careers portfolio, Curriculum lessons,
Support progress and achievement, and to set short term         Reporting and Use of ICT
Goals.                                                          Surrey Skills Careers Convention

Recognise stereotyped and misrepresented images of people,       Citizenship, Careers Portfolio
Careers and work and how their own views of these issues
affect their decision-making.
Recognise and respond to the main influences on their          Careers portfolio, Citizenship
Attitudes and values in relation to learning, work and         Classroom ground rules
Equality of opportunity.                                       Surrey Skills Careers Convention
                                                               Homework diary
                                                               Curriculum lessons (WRL)
Career Exploration

Recognise that work is more than paid employment               Careers’ Citizenship sessions-Discussion of
And that there is considerable variation in the value          work and different jobs.
Individuals and society attach to different kinds of work      Surrey Skills Careers Convention

Describe how the world of work is changing and the skills      Careers’ Citizenship sessions- exploring self
that promote employability                                     employment and past and present jobs.
                                                               Surrey Skills Careers Convention

Identify and use a variety of sources of Career information    Use of Careers Library including use of
including ICT                                                  ICT programmes

Use appropriate vocabulary and organise information about      Careers Citizenship sessions-Identifying job
work into standard and personally devised groupings            types/families

Use information and handling skills to locate, select, analyse, Use of Careers Library, Careers Citizenship
integrate, present and evaluate careers information relevant    sessions-Use of ICT programmes.
to their needs                                                  Look at skills needed for jobs.
                                                                Skills Careers Convention

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the options         GCSE subject information evening
Open to them including opportunities provided through the      Target setting days, Careers Citizenship
Vocational options.                                            sessions-
                                                               Discussion of decision making through
                                                               use of Careers Portfolio.

Careers Management

Use a straightforward decision making technique                Careers Citizenship sessions- Discussion of
                                                               decision making through use of Careers
                                                               Connexions group sessions

Identify, access and use the help and advice they need from    Careers Citizenship- Where can advice
a variety of sources including parents or carers, teachers,    be obtained from.
 Connexions PA’s and other learning providers.                 Help in Careers library availability
                                                               Target setting-Availability PA
                                                               Skills Careers Convention

Manage change and transition giving consideration to the       Careers Citizenship -Decision making
longer term implications and the potential progression         using Careers portfolio, PSE activities
Opportunities.                                                 Skills Careers Convention

Making realistic and informed choices of options available     Careers Citizenship-Using ICT
Post-14.                                                       GCSE Information evening
                                                               Careers Convention
Organise and present personal information in an appropriate    Cross-curricular, enterprise activity

Consider alternatives and make changes in response to their    Analysis of reports, Target Setting days
Successes and failures.                                        PSE, Information evening
                                                               Interview with Careers teacher of
                                                               Enterprise activity

Learning Outcomes from Careers’ Education at Key Stage 4

Pupils are able to:                                            Provided through the use of:


Use self-assessments and Career related questionnaires         Mapping form, What next form, Moving on
to help identify and set short and medium term goals           form.
and learning targets.

Review and reflect on how their experiences have added to      Evaluation of work experience
their knowledge’ understanding and skills and use this         Feedback on work experience through
information when developing Careers plans.                     Individual discussion if problems or
                                                               through assemblies.

Use review and reflection and action planning to make          Reporting, subject assessment, tutor time
progress and support Career development.                       Mapping, Moving on form, What Next form
                                                               Meetings with parents, Mentoring scheme
                                                               Individual careers interview in year 11 with
                                                               Head of Careers or with PA.
                                                               Support of PA -target setting days.
                                                               Interviews booked.

Explain why it is important to develop personal values to      Assemblies, work experience debriefing
combat stereotyping, tackle discrimination in learning and     Curriculum lessons (WRL)
work and suggest ways of doing this.

Use guided self exploration to recognise and respond           Tutor time, assemblies, work experience
appropriately to the main influences on their attitudes,       Work related learning
values and behaviour in relation to learning and work.

Career Exploration

Explain the term ‘Careers’ and its relevance to their own      Citizenship Careers lessons, assemblies
lives.                                                         External talks (Cragrats theatre group)

Describe employment trends and associated opportunities at     LMI newsletter, work experience
different levels.                                              Work experience Debriefing
                                                               Work related learning

Identify, select and use a wide range of careers information   Use of Careers library, Careers interviews.
and distinguish between objectivity and bias.                  Use of ICT

Understand the qualifications available post 16, and the       Posters on post 16 options, Careers lessons
similarities and differences between sixth form, further       on post 16 options, Sixth form prospectus
education and work based learning.                             Assemblies on college applications
                                                                Yr. 12 information evening

Use work related learning and direct experience of work to      Work experience, work related learning
improve their chances.                                          Enterprise activities
                                                                (Speakeasy Dragons Den)
                                                                Curriculum lessons (WRL)

Understand the progression routes open to them and compare Mapping, Moving On forms, What next
critically these options and explain and justify the range of forms, Yr. 12 information evening
opportunites they are considering                             Careers interviews

Career Management

Select and use decision making techniques that are fit for      Mapping, Moving On forms, What Next
Purpose including preparing and using action plans, that        forms, Career interview
Incorporate contingencies.

Compare different options and select suitable ones using their Assemblies career options post 16
own criteria and the outcomes of information, advice and       Career interview

Take finance and other factors into account when making         Integrated into work experience choices
decisions about their future.                                   Travel costs, living in costs
                                                                Enterprise activities

Understand and follow application procedures recognising        Work experience application form
 the need for and producing speculative and targeted            Mapping form, Assemblies re- college
CV’s, personal statements and application letters for a range   sixth form applications
of different scenarios.                                         Citizenship Careers lessons-CV writing
                                                                Letter of application, Interview techniques

Understand the purpose of interviews and select and present     Work experience interviews
information to make targeted applications.                      Sixth form interviews, college interviews
                                                                Interview techniques

Understand what employers are looking for in a relation to      Work experience, Assemblies re behaviour
 behaviour at work, appreciate their rights and                 on work experience, work experience
responsibilities in learning and work, and know where to get    debriefing.Curriculum work related learning
help.                                                           Key skills, Enterprise activity

                      Learning Outcomes from Careers’ Education Post-16

Pupils are able to:                                             Provided through the use of:


Understand and use a range of assessments to confirm            Mapping, Personal statement
medium and long-term goals and update career and                Referral system for career interviews
learning targets.

Assess their career exploration and management skills           Careers Mapping, Tutor, Subject teachers
and identify areas for development.                             Sixth form interview, Careers interview

Take action to develop further the knowledge and skills         Mapping, referral system for careers
they need to progress, and identify and take advantage         interviews
of opportunities for adding to their experiences and

Describe and evaluate personal action to promote equal         Mapping
Opportunities and respect for diversity.

Evaluate the impact of external influences on personal views Tutor guidance, referral system for careers
Attitudes and behaviour and career plans and respond         interviews

Career Exploration

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of different             Mapping, HE fairs, Careers conventions
Future work scenarios and the possible implications of these   High Ashurst -Team work
For their own career development.                              Enterprise activity.

Make critical use of a range of information sources to         Careers Library, Software, internet, tutors
Explain how careers are changing.                              Head of Careers, PA, intranet

Obtain careers information relevant to personal needs and      Careers library, software, Careers books
process it effectively.                                        Intranet

Describe different routes through to their career goals and the Software,Times –Best Univ. guide
Similarities and differences between higher education and       HE open days, UCAS information evening
Employment with training.                                       Internet web sites, work experience

Make good use of opportunities to extend their knowledge       Organising own work experience
And understanding of destinations relevant to personal         placements, HE fairs, Careers
Career plans                                                   Conventions, Use of Careers library
                                                               Use of PA
Justify and evaluate the range of opportunities they are       Sixth form Careers induction
Considering including, HE, training, employment or             UCAS personal statement
Starting their own business.

Career Management

Take charge of their own career planning and management        Mapping
Evaluate previous transitions and use the outcomes when
Considering the future.

Evaluate and improve personal criteria for comparing           Mapping, Tutor guidance, Head of Careers
Different options and make critical use of all available       PA, Software, Careers convention, HE fairs
Information and advice.

Consider the implication of changes of learning and work       Mapping, Career interview time offered
for their own career goals and plans including financial.

Follow application procedures correctly and use a range        Sixth form applications, College application
Of self-presentation techniques that are fit for the purpose   UCAS application, Job application

Present themselves well at selection interviews and            UCAS application, Job application
Demonstrate enterprise, negotiation, networking and self-
Marketing skills to an appropriate level.

Obtain and manage sources of financial support.                  Better understanding finances through work
                                                                 HE locations and costs involved

The School contains a well facilitated Careers rooms which contains a wide range of prospectuses, job
information, careers magazines, computer programmes, and other careers books. Years 7-11 will have
access to the Careers facilities which will be stored in the Resource Centre.Year 12 and 13 will have access
to both this facility and the Careers room which is to be housed in the Sixth form Centre

                Check out your Career choice and use the Connexions Resource Library

The Connexions Resource Centre is open to all students in the school and Careers advice may be sought
at any time with the Head of Careers from the Careers office in the main school building in the alcove at
the end of the staff corridor (see notice and map of the school on the Careers notice board opposite M1).

Careers interviews are provided to any pupil seeking advice. Interviews take place in the Careers office
during lunchtimes. Pupils just need to check with the Head of Careers to see if another interview is taking
place that day, otherwise the pupil may just turn up. No formal appointment is necessary.

Pupils in Years 11 are given short interviews to help their career planning. Pupils in Years 12 and 13 are
asked if they want a Careers interview. University application guidance is provided by Sixth form tutors.

Careers advice is available from Connexions at the school in the main hall to any parent and pupil on the
Target Setting days. (This includes the Sixth form information evening.) Parent or pupils must however
book a time with the Head of Careers to arrange an appointment on the evening.

                                        General Careers Advice

Making a careers decision is not always easy. Some people know what they wan to do from an early age
whilst others need to discover where their strengths lie.

Important stages of forming a good career choice.

1.   Consider your strengths and skills and make a list of subjects that interest you and you are successful
     at. Think of skills you have e.g. are you a practical person, do you like investigating things, are you
     artistic, are you a good communicator etc..
2.   Investigate career options that use these subjects and skills you have.
3.   Use advice available e.g. Connexions, Head of Careers and friends.
4.   Use resources available to you e.g. the Internet, the Intranet, the Connexions Library, Connexions
5.   Always have a back up plan if things do not work out your way.

                            Choosing your course/Career by A level subjects-

This document is only a guide to assist with pupils’ choices at A levels and their future Career decision.
Check always with chosen institutions/universities before deciding finally on subject combinations.
     Combinations of subjects are also available see. Brian Heap Degree Course offers-
                                       Careers room
Art and Design- Graphics, fine art, textile design, fashion, Fashion journalism, photography, theatre
design, three dimensional design, typography, furniture design, architecture, illustration, animation, interior
design, creative therapy, design studies, landscape design, TV. Set design, vehicle design, web design
Business Studies- Business is a general course so another option is needed for specialisation. Accountancy,
Marketing, Finance, business administration, business computing, business and management, business and
finance, business with marketing, business information management, business and human resources
management, business and leisure, business and languages, hospitality, Advertising accounts executive,
Bank manager, chartered accountant, Distribution /logistics manager, investment banker, corporate finance,
management consultant, marketing executive, personnel officer, public relations officer, retail buyer, retail
manager, sales executive

Biology- Medicine, Dentistry, Biological sciences, environmental, Health and Social Care, Veterinary
Science, Sports science, micro biology, biomedical engineering, food sciences, ecology, immunology,
genetics, marine studies, natural sciences, molecular biology, physiotherapy, physiology, toxicology,
agriculture, marine biology, virology, biotechnology, zoology, pharmacy, civil service fast stream
(graduate), clinical cytogeneticist, industrial scientific researcher, medical sales executive, life science
researcher, assistant in dental surgery, teacher, lab assistant.

Chemistry- Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Medicine, physiology, toxicology,
virology, pharmaceutical, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, surveying,
archaeology, environmental science, physiotherapy, agriculture, forestry

Design and Technology- Engineering, Industrial and Product Design, Design and Construction
Management, three dimensional design, quantity surveying, architecture

Drama and Theatre Studies- Performing Arts, Drama, Theatre Production, arts administrator, community
arts worker, drama therapist, editorial assistant, journalist, programme researcher, television and production
assistant, wardrobe manager, journalist, programme researcher, television and production assistant

Economics-Accountancy, Administration, Banking, Business economics, Business studies, Developmental
Studies, Estate Management, Financial Management, Operational Research, Politics, Quantity Surveying,
Social Studies, Statistics, Marketing, Management Consultant, Corporate, commercial and investment
banking, insurance underwriting, Investment analyst, Management consultancy, Market research executive,
Porty political research officer, Statistician, Trader, Actuarial work.

English Literature. - Drama English Language and Literature, Journalism, Librarianship, Theatre studies,
politics, quantity surveying, advertising account executive, advertising copywriter, arts administrator,
charity officer, commissioning editor, marketing executive, public relations officer, television/ film/ video
producer, television programme researcher, publishing, consultancy, general management, research, public
services, creative industries, teaching English as a second language, lecturer (need MA or pH)

Environmental Science- Biological sciences, biology, botany, earth sciences, ecology, fisheries science,
forestry, geography, geology Land Management, Marine biology, Environmental management,
environmental health officer, recycling officer, conservation officer, environmental education officer,
countryside management, toxicologist, water quality scientist, recycling officer, nature conservation officer.

Film Studies- Animation, Film, Radio, Video and TV. Studies/production, Camera, Film and Media,
Television Production, Broadcasting, multimedia programmer, programme researcher, market research
executive, advertising account executive, market research executive, public relations account assistant,
broadcasting presenter/assistant, journalism

Geography- Engineering, Environmental science, Earth Sciences, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Land
Economy, Meteorology, Oceanography, Population Sciences, Surveying, Town Planning, Urban Studies,
Coastal and river engineering, Environmental Management/consultant, Leisure and Tourism, Estate/Land
Management, Surveying, Transport Planner/Management and Planning, Geographical systems manager,
remote sensing scientist, teaching, cartographer, distributions /logistics manager,

Government and Politics.- Developmental Studies, Economics, Government and Industrial relations,
Internal politics, Law, Politics, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Studies, Strategic Studies. Civil
service fast stream (graduate), journalist, personnel officer, public affairs consultant, political party
consultant, political party agent, charity fundraiser/officer

History of Art- Ancient History, Art, Art History, Architecture, town planning, Museum and Gallery
studies, heritage officer, tourist officer, heritage manager, events organiser, arts administrator

History- Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Classics, Law/ solicitor, Politics, American Studies, International
relations, archivist, genealogist, administration work for civil service, sales, marketing executive,
management, museum/gallery curator, teaching, arts administrator, civil service fast stream (graduate),
journalism, museum work, civil service, town planning, art history,, personnel management
heritage, International relations, politics, strategic studies.

Human Biology-Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Genetics, Physiotherapy, sports science, pathology,
forensic science

Information Communication Technology (ICT)- Computing, Business Analyst, Technology, Web and
multimedia, IT sales professional, magazine journalist, recruitment consultant, teaching, applications
developer, database, administrator, IT consultant, software engineer, systems designer, systems developer.

Languages- French, Spanish German, - International Business studies, International Hospitality
Management, Law with German Law (International Law), Marketing, Leisure and Tourism, Linguistics,
Modern Languages, buying/purchasing, diplomatic service, distribution and logistics manager, english as a
foreign language, marketing, publishing and printing, solicitor

Law- Law, History, Government and Industrial Relations, solicitor/barrister (requires post grad.
qualifications), advice worker, ancillary legal professions, chartered accountant, civil service fast stream
(graduate), excise and customs officer, immigration officer/passport control, inspector health and safety,
local government administrator, police officer, prison officer, probation officer, tax inspector, trading
standards officer

Mathematics- Accountancy, Actuarial Mathematics, Aeronautical engineering, Astrophysics, Building
Science and Technology, Business Management, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical
engineering, Control Systems engineering, Cybernetics, economics, electrical/ electronic technology,
engineering science, Ergonomics, Geophysics, Management Science, Materials Science and Technology,
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Mining Engineering, Naval Architecture, Nuclear
Engineering, Operational Research, Physics, Quantity surveying, Statistics, Systems Analysis,
Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Banking and Finance,
Physiology, Psychology, Computing, Statistics, Physics, Polymer sciences
Archaeology, Artificial intelligence. Insurance and pensions, IT, economics, statistics and management
services,, management consultancy, retail banking and personal finances

Music- Music, Performing arts, Drama, Music and Sound recording, Music Technology, Popular Music,
Theatre studies, composing, editorial assistant, magazine journalist, festival organiser, musician, music
librarian, music therapist, private music teacher, arts administrator, community arts worker, film/production
manager/composer, museum and gallery curator.

Philosophy- Solicitor/Law, Politics, Philosophy, Civil service, Health care professions, Psychology,
religious studies and theology, Art, English, Business management, Journalism, Civil service, Education,
Advertising account planner, Local government administrator, Information technology consultant,
marketing executive, Personnel officer, Public affairs consultant, Publishing copy/sub- editor, T.V
programme researcher.

Physics- Aeronautical engineering, Architecture, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Automotive Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Building Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil
Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science, Cybernetics, Education,
Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering science, Ergonomics, Geophysics, Glass/ Plastics and
Rubber Technology, Instrument Physics, Materials Science, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Meteorology, Material Sciences and Technology, Naval Architecture, Oceanography, Optometry
(Ophthalmic Optics), Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Physics, Medical physicist, Geoscientist,
Materials engineer, Meteorologist, research scientist, laboratory technician, teacher, forensic scientist,
scientific journalist, systems analyst, technical author, technical sales engineer.
Architecture, Motor sport engineering, Physics, Physiology, Quantity surveying, Politics
Artificial intelligence

Psychology- Medicine, Psychology, Sport Science, Cognitive Science, Social Science, Business Studies,
Marketing and Advertising, Criminology, Occupational therapy/ Psychology, Health and Social care,
Social Administration Education, Counselling and Health Services, Social Studies, Creative therapy,
Political and Criminal Investigation, Nursing, Applied Social Studies, Artificial intelligence, counsellor,
educational psychologist, Forensic psychologist, market research executive, personnel officer,
Psychotherapist, social researcher, social worker, speech and language therapist.

Religious Studies- Archaeology, Anthropology, Biblical studies, Divinity, Philosophy,
Psychology, Social Administration, Classics, Law, Civil service, Personnel work, Human rights and
development studies, Journalism, Art history, History, Philosophy, charity officer, housing advisor,

Sport and Physical Education-Sports development, Sports sciences, Leisure Management, Physical
Education, Physiotherapy, Armed forces, Health promotion specialist, Journalism, Marketing,
Physiotherapist, Police officer, fitness centre manager, leisure centre manager, lifestyle consultant, outdoor
pursuits manager,, teaching, sports administrator, sports coach/instructor, sports development officer, sports

Useful Careers Websites

The websites included may be useful to students

                                       Careers and Job Hunting (merchant navy careers) (tourism and hospitality)
                                            Choices beyond 16 excellent web site for finding college courses available

                                       Labour Market Information (related to skills sectors e.g. engineering, tourism etc.)


Learning Providers for Apprenticeships:-

Associated Neighbour Training- tel 01737 842286
Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626

Animal Care

Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626

Business Administration

Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
Associated Neighbour Training- tel 01737 842286
Brooklands College tel 01932 797920

Training services: Weir Training Ltd 01932 567626
Waverley Trairing services 01252 725872

Catering and Hospitality

Brooklands College tel 01932 797920

Childrens Learning and Development

Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
Weir Training Ltd 01932 567626

Communication Technology

Waverley Trairing services 01252 725872
British Telecom

Construction- Wood Occupation

Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
East Surrey College 01737 772611/788444
NESCOT 0208 394 8400


Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
East Surrey College 01737 772611/788444


Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
East Surrey College 01737 772611/788444
NESCOT 0208 394 8400

Customer Service

Brooklands College tel 01932 797920
Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
Waverley Training services 01252 725872
Weir Training Ltd 01932 567626
Associated Neighbour Training- tel 01737 842286

Electrical Installation

Associated Neighbour Training- tel 01737 842286
West London training tel 01252 320498


Brooklands College tel 01932 797920

Engineering –Electrical

Apprenticeship Training Ltd tel 023 80602971
VT Plus Training 01252 781055/077663 14596

Engineering Maintenance

Brooklands College tel 01932 797920


Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626

Fabrication and Welding

Brooklands College tel 01932 797920

Gas and Instalation

Apprenticeship Training Ltd tel 023 80602971


Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
East Surrey College 01737 772611/788444
Inter training Services Ltd 02392 591666
UK Training and Development 01442 230130

Health and Social Care

Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
N and B Training 01932 252599

Heating and Ventilation

Apprenticeship Training Ltd tel 023 80602971


Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
Waverley Training services 01252 725872

Hospitality and Catering

Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
Vt Plus Training 01252 781055/07753
Oakleigh Training and Development Ltd 01483 890047
Career Steps 0870 0660328

Information Technology

Associated Neighbour Training- tel 01737 842286
Weir Training Ltd 01932 567626
Quantica Training 0208 8891 3305


Associated Neighbour Training- tel 01737 842286
Weir Training Ltd 01932 567626

Motor Vehicle Skills

Waverley Training services 01252 725872
Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
Brooklands College tel 01932 797920
Motor Industry training Ltd Terry Moore:0845 4309009 email


Apprenticeship Training Ltd tel 023 80602971
Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626
NESCOT 0208 394 8400
West London Training 01252 320498

Property Services

Associated Neighbour Training- tel 01737 842286


Weir Training Ltd 01932 567626
Quantica Training 0208 8891 3305
Waverley Training services 01252 725872
Oakleigh Training and Development Ltd 01483 890047

Sales and Telesales

Weir Training Ltd 01932 567626

Storage and Warehousing

Quantica Training 0208 8891 3305

Veterinary Nursing

Associated Neighbour Training- tel 01737 842286

Useful websites to gain Apprenticeship jobs

General websites searchable careers information general information on apprenticeships information on local courses vacancy.html- Epsom Vacancy bulletin

Construction information on construction jobs general information plus apprenticeships Training – Apprenticeships in plumbing, electrical and engineering plumbing, electrical and gas fitting apprenticeships that may be found in
Guildford construction and engineering apprenticeships in a range of areas in
London. general information on construction Apprenticeships in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and the
refrigeration industry.

Hair and Beauty Hairdressing company Iter training services- Hairdressing apprenticeships in Surrey hair and beuty apprenticeships in Guildford, Woking,
Epsom ,Kingston and Wimbledon.

Catering and Hospitality hotel and catering training company in various locations hospitality industry training

Motor Vehicle –institute of motor industry - motor vehicle apprenticeships vehicle apprenticeships – motor vehicle apprenticeships in London

Engineering Network Rail Advanced apprenticeships in London Building engineering Service apprenticeships in various locations Construction and engineering apprenticeships in various locations,
based in London - JTL training- Apprenticeships in plumbing, electrical and engineering in London information on apprenticeships Appreneticeships in Britsh Gas and related companies. apprentices in the National grig various apprentices in British Telecom.

Childcare –N and B training L.t.d- apprentices in childcare in Walton-on-Thames Jace Training- apprenticeships in childcare in Wallington and Guildford.

Leisure/Activity Camps gap year and summer holiday jobs at children activity camps. various jobs at activity camps.

Travel Thomson travel
apprenticeships. travel industry training.

Miscellaneous -apprenticeships in surveying various apprenticeships in horse racing Merchant Navy

Further Apprenticeship information and websites ( sector skills councils) (Sector skills council for environmental and landbased sectors) or (veterinary nursing apprenticeships, land-based service engineering apprenticeships,
production horticulture, trees and timber-arboriculturists, forest officers, gamekeeping, wildlife
management, dry stone waller, agricultural crops and livestock) ( qualifications for audio-visual industry) ( information on the Apprenticeship process) ( everything you need to know about them) (information on qualifications available) (construction training providers in the area) (customer service jobs available) (qualifications and jobs available in retail industry) (retail jobs) (sales, telesales) (communication technologies) (industry training for sector) (hunt for jobs and posts CV’s for employer’s to view) (construction apprenticeships) (engineering side of construction) (info. on careers and training in the building services , electrical, plumbing and
engineering industry) ( Institute of Heating and Plumbing engineers) (British Telecom) ( food and drink learning provider and newsletter) (Hairdresser or Beauty therapist apprenticeships) (NVQ qualifications in hairdressing) (hairdressing) (information and apprenticeships in industry on offer) (hospitality and travel/tourism- info on industry and courses in area) (financial services council) (apprenticeships in HSBC) (apprenticeships or HEADSTART programmes which can be taken after A
levels to work towards a professional Chartered Certificate Accountant or ACCA within four years of
joining firm) ( Associate Tax Technicians qualification ATT with potential to become a Chartered Tax
Advisor) (ACA training vacancies) (largest training provider offering apprenticeships) (Chartered Institute of Building Services)
www.semta tel no.0800282 167 (responsible for engineering and industrial apprenticeships) (engineering employer’s website) (the Learning and skills council can provide grants through the training period,
see web site to see if you are eligible) (Cogent handles apprenticeships for the oil, gas, petroleum and chemical industries)
apprenticeships in the sign making industry- e.g. neo lighting, posters to fibre glass lettering) (apprenticeships in the electricity industry- e.g. National Grid etc.)
apprenticeships can also be found in the water industry- flood defences, water engineers, reservoir
maintenance and development.
www.automotive ( careers with National rail companies, dealer groups (sales), AA, RAC,
repair centres (vehicle and body maintenance), airlines) (Nationwide Crash and repair centres) (apprenticeships in the aviation industry- e.g. cabin crew, rail industry (transport
engineering and maintenance), bus and coach industries) (apprenticeships in the aviation industry) (aviation engineering) (British Marine Federation-apprenticeship info. boat building/repair) (marine engineering/operations) (printer -print finisher for magazines, packaging e.t.c., glassmaker,furniture
manufacture) (furniture production) (association of ceramic training and development-craft pottery) (apprenticeships in the clothing/footwear industry) (property sector/maintenance- e.g. estate agent/surveying support, cleaning
services) (child care/ social care) (public services- e.g. dental assistant, parking control officer, teaching assistant) (for training in heath sector, pharmacy and dental nursing) (optical manufacturing)
www.skillsforjustice (youth justice-drug, alcohol and offending behaviour) (apprenticeships for trainee firefighters) (info on training and qualifications needed) (social care) (Security guards, parking control, systems engineering-CCTV
installation/alarm fitting) (apprenticeships in sporting industry, training and careers) (activity leader,
coaching/instructing, instructing exercise and fitness, operational services e.g. lifeguards, playwork, spector
safety) ( apprenticeships for electricity, gas, waste management and water industries)

                                          Post Graduate Courses
(above site has information on post grad study. Site also allows you to search for courses)

                                             Self Employment

                                   Looking for Careers Information
http:/ (connexions publications) (tourism and hospitality) careers

                                   Careers Education and Guidance

                                            Help and Support

                                             Crime and drugs

Further Education (Colleges) includes part time and evening courses at colleges and schools. Useful website to find out
which colleges certain courses. (hotcourses.

Higher education (Universities) (teaching quality information)

                                      Job Hunting and CV help job agency portal

                                           Work experience

                                        Graduate employment


                                             Gap /Year Out

Below is a Job Application booklet, which should be of some guidance when pupils are making job
Glyn Technology School

 Job Applications Booklet
This booklet is to help you in the future and make job applications easier for you.

Below is a Curriculum Vitae layout, which should be precise clear and short reveling to the
employer information about you.

                                   CURRICULUM VITAE






EDUCATION:                                              Entry                  Leaving
                       Glyn Technology School           Sept ?        July ?
                       The Kingsway
                       KT 17 1NB


G.C.S.E                                       Subject                 Result

                                              English Language
                                              English Literature
                                              Other Subject Choices





Memberships Held



                               Covering Letter/ Letter of Application

1) Addressed to the right person
2) Tell them who you are and why you are writing
3) Sell yourself and reveal your skills that are applicable to the post being offered/job
4) Show how what you have done before is relevant to what you want to do now.
5) Tell them to look at your C.V.
6) Make a promise of follow up action.

Remember you are in competition with others

See below an example of a covering letter:-

Mr R. Bridger                                                           Your address with tel. number
R.B Building Services                                                   should go here.
20 Crosswell Rd.

Date goes here

Dear Mr. Bridger,

Vacancy for Builders Laborer

I am writing to apply for the above job, which I saw advertised in the job centre on the 14th May.

I am 18 years old and I have just finished my National Vocational Qualification Level 2 in construction at
Guildford college after having completed my exams at Glyn Technology school where I gained five
GCSE’s including math’s and english.
I have always been interested in constructing things and after GCSE’s wanted to specalise in a college
course that would help me develop my skills further. Having completed successfully the National
Vocational Qualification at Guildford College I feel I have now a range of skills to offer your firm. I am a
hard worker and have for the past year worked on Saturday’s for J.P. Builders Ltd., Morden. I have during
the last year assisted with laboring and some bricklaying to meet the building deadlines set. I have coped
well with the physical work and have got on well with the other employees.

I feel I would be ideally suited for this job and am available for interview at your convenience.

Yours faithfully

Signature here

Graham Todd

                                           Presentation Skills-
Most of you will have to present information to others in a working context.

What skills do you need to consider when forming a good presentation? Many will have presented
information in front of the class in other curriculum lessons. What did you do to perform well?

1)   Clarity of voice
2)   Speed of voice. Not to fast or to slow. Why?
3)   Use voice to emphasize points, but don’t go overboard.
4)   Stand up straight
5)   Look people in the eye
6)   Dress appropriately for occasion. Why?

How to form a good presentation- Preparation is important. Think about message, use cards displays to
make presentation interesting, notes not script. Check equipment if using IT before presentation. Hand outs
or other aids could be used.

                                            Communication –
Good employees are good communicators

What skills do good communicators have?

Ask pupils to form a list this may be on the board.

Their list should contain-

1) Listen to each other
2) Able to be honest without being confrontational
3) Communicate their needs and ideas
4) Can interact well with lots of people
5) Have a good telephone manner

Job Applications Procedure

What order should these be in re-arrange in the correct order by numbering them-?

Research the company’s competitors

Think about what job you would like to do and analyze your experience, qualities for jobs in that
area. E.g. sport, leisure, financial job, retail job, managerial job.

Apply for job after a degree of research about the company/business/firm.

Look in Job Centre, local papers, National papers, and advertisements in stores e.t.c..

Prepare answers for the interview.

Fill out an application form

Find out how to get to the interview and who to see.

Write a covering/application letter for the job

Prepare your C.V (a C.V should be written and stored on computer so you can easily update it
later on).

Buy smart clothes for the interview

The Interview

Employers are looking for reliable, well-presented confident individuals who are good communicators and
are able to get on with other individuals in a working team.

Consider: - The dress for the interview (should always be smart to make an impression), how you speak,
body language needs to be confident, look at people who you speak to, direct eye contact, answer questions
precisely as possible.

The Process

Go to interview
Ask to see interviewer as have an interview at …….. time
Meet interviewer, shake hands if they put their hand out. Be polite e.g. nice to meet you
Go into interview room confidently but not arrogantly
You may be introduced to other interviewers. Be polite
Sit down only when told to do so
Do not fidget, cross legs, slouch in seat. Sit upright and look at person speaking.
Answer questions and remember preparation and research you have previously done before the interviewer.

The Interview itself and possible questions to prepare for:-

Tell us about yourself and why do you feel you are appropriate for the advertised position?
Why do you want this job?

Why do you want to work for this company?

Which of your personal qualities will be most helpful in this job

Why do you want to work for us?

How do you cope with repetitive work?

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

What skills could you bring to this job?

Why should we give this job to you and not one of the other applicants?

Qualifications at a Glance
Qualifications are based on the National Qualifications Framework. This framework covers all types of
qualifications at all levels and gives an understanding of relative qualifications to each other.

Entry Level- General education, vocational education, life skills and skills for working life.

Level 1- GCSE grades D to G, NVQ Level 1, ASDAN Level 1, OCR Nationals, VRQ Level 1(Vocational
Related Qualifications)

Level 2- GCSE grades A* to C, VCR Level 2, City and Guild Progression Awards, NVQ Level 2, Graded
exams in Drama, Speech and Dance.

Level 3- GCE AS and A Levels, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, NVQ Level 3, VQR Level 3

Level 4-8 -Certificates and Diplomas of Higher Education, Bachelor Degrees, Post Graduate
Qualifications, Professional Qualifications, Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates and
Diplomas, Key Skills Level 4, NVQ’s Level 4 and 5 Teaching Qualifications stages I, 2 and 3.

Outlined are the types of qualifications that you can take post 16.

NVQ-National Vocational Qualification-This qualification is common to most practical subjects taken
beyond 16. There are a range of different levels available from Foundation to Level 5. Student making
applications for these courses need to do so early as places do fill up quickly each year. Colleges always
interview potential candidates and advise on which level to start their NVQ course. Candidates have to take
a basic competency test before the interview, which also helps the college decide which level they need to
start at. College prospectuses will state the GCSE’s needed for each level. Course, which offers NVQ’s are
e.g. construction, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, horticulture, motor engineering, sports engineering etc..

Apprenticeship- Training through the NVQ route but candidates will work for employers as their
apprentice learning on the job. Candidates usually do four days work and one day in college. Potential
candidates are required to find their own firm before the college offers them a placement on the course.
This is difficult for certain popular areas and a CV and covering letter should be sent out to a wide range of
firms early in year 11. NESCOT College may be able to suggest some firms and Connexions would be able
to assist you as well.

City and Guilds- This type of qualification route is for people who have already trained in an area but need
to develop their knowledge further. Courses such as electrical etc.
National Diploma- 2 yr. course in specific subject areas. Leads to Higher Diploma and then you can take a
degree if you meet all entry requirements.

Higher National Diploma- This course is usually taken after a Diploma Course above. It can lead to
candidates taking a degree.

AS and A Levels- The usual shortest rout to University and degree entrance. Pupils take four subjects
generally in the first year.

                        A common understanding of Enterprise Education

Enterprise education is the ability to understand uncertainty and respond to it in a positive way. It is the
ability to adapt to change, to be creative and to implement new ideas making reasonable risk assessments
and act on them.

Such capability involves the development of pupils’ financial capabilities providing them with a better
understanding of economic and business understanding. It includes pupils innovative strategies, their
creative potential, risk management and a can do attitude and sense of drive and determination to make
things happen.

The development of these abilities will make pupils more employable and develop pupils’ entrepreneurial

Outcomes of Enterprise Education
1. Development of pupils creative ability with the ability to form ideas.
2. Development of pupils knowledge of business
3. Development of pupils financial and economic skills
4. To ensure that pupils are more able to handle change and adapt to it positively.
5. For pupils to make reasonable risk assessments and act on them
6. For pupils to develop Key skills needed for employment.
7. For pupils to become more independent and responsible for their learning and their future lives.
8. Ability of pupils to work as a team member.

Curriculum Approaches
The school delivers enterprise in a variety of ways.

1)   Through suspended timetable delivery.
2)   Through the curriculum
3)   Through work experience
4)   Through work experience debriefing.
5)   Through Citizenship.

The Opening times of the Connexions Library –During identified opening times on the Resource Centre

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