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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 11-19. self-development 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 here. 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 parties. 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 Reporting 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 Portfolio. 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 Connexions 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 Format. 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 PA. Enterprise activity Learning Outcomes from Careers’ Education at Key Stage 4 Pupils are able to: Provided through the use of: Self-Development 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 guidance. 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: Self-Development 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 achievements. 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 Appropriately. 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 Available. 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 Centre. 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, T.V.work, 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, councellor 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 therapist. Useful Careers Websites The websites included may be useful to students Careers and Job Hunting Connexionssurrey.co.uk Connexions-direct.com/jobs4u Careersserviceni.com nextstepsurrey.org.uk nextstep.org.uk channel4.co/brilliantcareers army.mod.uk royal-navy.mod.uk www.mntb.org.uk (merchant navy careers) rafcareers.com springboard.org.uk (tourism and hospitality) ideasfactory.com cpe.org.uk-engineering e4engineering.com artadvice.com cegnet.co.uk connexions.gov.uk/parentcarer nhscareers.nhs.uk/experiencematters Choices beyond 16 www.surrey-area-prospectus.co.uk- excellent web site for finding college courses available Labour Market Information Ssdamatrix.org.uk Nomisweb.co.uk (related to skills sectors e.g. engineering, tourism etc.) www.guidance-research.org Apprenticeships Learning Providers for Apprenticeships:- Accountancy: 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 Decorative Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626 East Surrey College 01737 772611/788444 Trowel 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 Engineering-Aeronautical 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 Equine Guildford College tel 01483 448630/448626 Fabrication and Welding Brooklands College tel 01932 797920 Gas and Instalation Apprenticeship Training Ltd tel 023 80602971 Hairdressing 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 Horticulture 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 Management 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 email@example.com Plumbing 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 Retail 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 www.connexions-direct.com www.connexions-direct.com/jobs4u- searchable careers information www.appreticeships.org.uk- general information on apprenticeships www.surrey-area-prospectus.co.uk- information on local courses www.connexionssurrey.co.uk/job vacancy.html- Epsom Vacancy bulletin Construction www.citb-constructionskills.co.uk information on construction jobs www.bconstructive.co.uk- general information plus apprenticeships www.jtltraining.com-JTL Training – Apprenticeships in plumbing, electrical and engineering www.appreticeshiptraining.co.uk- plumbing, electrical and gas fitting apprenticeships that may be found in Guildford www.carillionapprenticeships.com- construction and engineering apprenticeships in a range of areas in London. www.summitskills.org.uk/careers- general information on construction www.hvca.org.uk/mycareer/index.html- Apprenticeships in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and the refrigeration industry. Hair and Beauty www.habia.org- Hairdressing company www.rush.co.uk www.toniandguy.co.uk www.its-Itd.net- Iter training services- Hairdressing apprenticeships in Surrey http://www.saks.co.uk/page/apprenticeships.htm- hair and beuty apprenticeships in Guildford, Woking, Epsom ,Kingston and Wimbledon. Catering and Hospitality www.hctc.co.uk- hotel and catering training company in various locations www.hittraining.co.uk- hospitality industry training Motor Vehicle www.motor.org.uk –institute of motor industry www.carterandcartergroup.com - motor vehicle apprenticeships www.motorindustrytraining.com-motor vehicle apprenticeships www.skillnet.org.uk – motor vehicle apprenticeships in London Engineering www.everydaybrilliance.co.uk- Network Rail Advanced apprenticeships in London www.best-Itd.co.uk Building engineering Service apprenticeships in various locations www.carillionapprenticeships.com- Construction and engineering apprenticeships in various locations, based in London www.jtltraining.com - JTL training- Apprenticeships in plumbing, electrical and engineering in London www.ecitb.org.uk- information on apprenticeships www.centrica.co.uk- Appreneticeships in Britsh Gas and related companies. www.nationalgrid.com/freshtalent- apprentices in the National grig www.btplc.com/careercentre- various apprentices in British Telecom. Childcare www.surreycare.org.uk –N and B training L.t.d- apprentices in childcare in Walton-on-Thames www.jancett.net- Jace Training- apprenticeships in childcare in Wallington and Guildford. Leisure/Activity Camps www.pgl.co.uk/PGLWeb/recruitment- gap year and summer holiday jobs at children activity camps. www.kingswoodjobs.co.uk- various jobs at activity camps. Travel http://www.thomson.co.uk/jobs/apprenticeships/thomson-apprenticeships.html- Thomson travel apprenticeships. http://www.ttctraining.co.uk/ttpind.htm- travel industry training. Miscellaneous http://www.cstt.org.uk/ -apprenticeships in surveying www.brs.org.uk- various apprenticeships in horse racing http://www.sstg.org/- Merchant Navy Further Apprenticeship information and websites Ssda.org.uk ( sector skills councils) Lantra.co.uk (Sector skills council for environmental and landbased sectors) www.ajobin.com or www.afuturein.com (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) www.skillset.org ( qualifications for audio-visual industry) www.jobs.bbc.co.uk apprenticeships.org.uk ( information on the Apprenticeship process) www.key-skills.org ( everything you need to know about them) www.qca.org.uk (information on qualifications available) www.citb-constructionskills.co.uk (construction training providers in the area) www.instituteofcustomerservice.com (customer service jobs available) www.skillsmartretail.com (qualifications and jobs available in retail industry) www.learndirect-advice.co.uk (retail jobs) www.msssb.org (sales, telesales) www.e-skills.com (communication technologies) www.iitt.org.uk (industry training for sector) www.icsjobboard.com (hunt for jobs and posts CV’s for employer’s to view) www.bconstructive.co.uk (construction apprenticeships) www.ecitb.org.uk (engineering side of construction) www.summitskills.org.uk (info. on careers and training in the building services , electrical, plumbing and engineering industry) www.iphe.org.uk/career/career_future.html ( Institute of Heating and Plumbing engineers) www.bt.com/apprentce (British Telecom) www.improveltd.co.uk ( food and drink learning provider and newsletter) www.saks.co.uk (Hairdresser or Beauty therapist apprenticeships) www.hairdressingtrainingschool.co.uk (NVQ qualifications in hairdressing) www.toniandguy.com (hairdressing) www.habia.org.uk (information and apprenticeships in industry on offer) www.people1st.co.uk (hospitality and travel/tourism- info on industry and courses in area) www.fssc.org.uk (financial services council) www.jobs.hsbc.co.uk (apprenticeships in HSBC) www.pwc.com/uk/careers (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) www.icaew.com/careers (ACA training vacancies) www.vtplustraining.com (largest training provider offering apprenticeships) www.cibse.org (Chartered Institute of Building Services) www.semta org.uk tel no.0800282 167 (responsible for engineering and industrial apprenticeships) www.apprentices.co.uk (engineering employer’s website) www.appenticeships.org.uk (the Learning and skills council can provide grants through the training period, see web site to see if you are eligible) www.cogent-ssc.com (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) www.euskills.co.uk (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 skills.org/careers ( careers with National rail companies, dealer groups (sales), AA, RAC, repair centres (vehicle and body maintenance), airlines) www.ncrc.co.uk (Nationwide Crash and repair centres) www.goskills.org (apprenticeships in the aviation industry- e.g. cabin crew, rail industry (transport engineering and maintenance), bus and coach industries) www.caa.co.uk (apprenticeships in the aviation industry) www.airbus-careers.com (aviation engineering) www.britishmarine.co.uk (British Marine Federation-apprenticeship info. boat building/repair) www.mntb.org.uk (marine engineering/operations) www.proskills.co.uk (printer -print finisher for magazines, packaging e.t.c., glassmaker,furniture manufacture) www.ffinto.org (furniture production) www.actd.co.uk (association of ceramic training and development-craft pottery) www.skillfast-uk.org (apprenticeships in the clothing/footwear industry) www.assetskills.org.uk (property sector/maintenance- e.g. estate agent/surveying support, cleaning services) www.jhpapprenticeships.com (child care/ social care) www.opsi.gov.uk (public services- e.g. dental assistant, parking control officer, teaching assistant) www.skillsforhealth.org.uk (for training in heath sector, pharmacy and dental nursing) www.semta.org.uk (optical manufacturing) www.skillsforjustice (youth justice-drug, alcohol and offending behaviour) www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk (apprenticeships for trainee firefighters) www.fbu.org.uk (info on training and qualifications needed) www.socialcarecareers.co.uk (social care) www.skillsforsecurity.org.uk (Security guards, parking control, systems engineering-CCTV installation/alarm fitting) www.skillsactive.com (apprenticeships in sporting industry, training and careers) (activity leader, coaching/instructing, instructing exercise and fitness, operational services e.g. lifeguards, playwork, spector safety) www.euskills.co.ul/careers ( apprenticeships for electricity, gas, waste management and water industries) Post Graduate Courses www.prospects.ac.uk (above site has information on post grad study. Site also allows you to search for courses) Self Employment businesslink.gov.uk princes-trust.org.uk Looking for Careers Information Careera-z.com http:/jobseaker.direct.gov.uk connexions-direct.com/jobs4u (connexions publications) springboarduk.org.uk (tourism and hospitality) nhscareers.nhs.uk e4engineering.com thecareerengineer.com yourcreativefuture.org.uk channel4.com/brillient careers artadvice.com army.mod.uk royal-navy.mod.uk rafcareers.com Careers Education and Guidance connexions.gov.uk cegnet.co.uk Help and Support bullying.co.uk bda-dyslexia.org.uk cancerhelp.org.uk depressionalliance.org diabetes.org.uk epilepsy.org.uk Crime and drugs victimsupport.com drugscope.org.uk Further Education (Colleges) hotcourses.com- includes part time and evening courses at colleges and schools. Useful website to find out which colleges certain courses. (hotcourses. co.uk) Higher education (Universities) www.ucas.co.uk aimhigher.ac.uk opendays.com http://www2.tqi.ac.uk (teaching quality information) Job Hunting and CV help recruit-online.co.uk- job agency portal monster.co.uk cityjobs.com Justjobs4students.co.ukcomputerweekly.com cvcentre.asp jobcentreplus.gov.uk professional-cv-services.co.uk reed.co.uk Work experience step.org.uk work-experience.org yellow.com Graduate employment graduatecareers.hobsons.co.uk/ gradunet.co.uk jobs.ac.uk doctorjob.co.uk activate.co.uk Finance everythingyouwantedtoknow.com dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport dfes.gov.uk/busarymap Gap /Year Out yearoutgroup.org worldwidevolunteering.org.uk Below is a Job Application booklet, which should be of some guidance when pupils are making job applications. 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 NAME: ADDRESS: TELEPHONE: DATE OF BIRTH: NATIONALITY: British EDUCATION: Entry Leaving Glyn Technology School Sept ? July ? The Kingsway Ewell Epsom Surrey KT 17 1NB EXAMINATIONS: G.C.S.E Subject Result Maths English Language English Literature Science/s Other Subject Choices EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY: WORK EXPERIENCE: NON-ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: INTERESTS: Memberships Held REFERENCES: Headmaster Covering Letter/ Letter of Application Checklist: 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. Leatherhead Surrey LT1 7RT 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. Enterprise 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 skills. 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 door.
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