CAREERS

  1. Lindsworth School provides a comprehensive careers programme for pupils covering a range of post 16 options that has seen an increase in the number of student going into higher education. The programme covers local colleges, Sixth form options and Apprenticeships. Pupils are supported in their careers education by a specialist career advice agency that comes into school once per week for meetings with pupils on a one to one basis. At risk pupils are given priority for this service but all year 11 pupils will be seen on numerous occasions before the leave the School.

 

  1. Pupils have access to a range of different post 16 application options for them. They also have access to Birmingham Careers Service that liaises with a post 16 coordinator to target pupils with personalised information required for their needs and aspirations. This also includes personalising conversations for support.

 

  1. Each pupil will be seen on numerous occasions by Birmingham Careers Service  specialising in careers and post 16 options. Teachers of all years will flag pupils who they deem to have low aspiration post 16 to the lead coordinator who can then place support such as 1:1 meetings or communication with parents/carers. All pupils will be given support in a dedicated weekly lesson to complete their applications and write a personal statement to assist them in the working world.

 

  1. All years have a curriculum that pushes high aspirations and promotes post 16 and career options. Careers are explained to pupils so each has an understanding of what their options are and what they may desire to explore more upon leaving Lindsworth School.

 

  1. All years have access to a range of careers experiences through speakers visiting the school and sharing their experiences and pathways into a wide variety of different workplaces.

 

Usefull Links

General careers

www.icould.com – videos of people talking about their jobs.

www.plotr.co.uk – information on a range of jobs.

www.national careersservice.direct.gov.uk

www.connexions.co.uk/choices/introduction/index/aspx

Further Education and Training

www.getingofar.co.uk – find out more about apprenticeships.

www.ucasprogress.com – search for further education courses and work-based learning providers.

 

Employment

www.worksmart.org.uk – information on rights at work.

www.jobzoo.co.uk – CV and careers resources.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - information on apprenticeships

 

 

Higher Education

www.ucas.com – advice and information on university courses.

www.direct.gov.uk/unistats - student satisfaction surveys to help you compare subjects and universities.

www.universitycompare.com - a comprehensive university comparison site, offering students resources, tools, student discounts and university stats and rankings. 

 

Other useful information

 

www.ncsyes.co.uk – National Citizen Service programme, open to 15 to 17-year-olds to help build skills for work and life.

www.do-it.org.uk – search for volunteering opportunities.