Inspired

Information & Guidance

information_GuidanceOur Careers programme in the Sixth Form supports you in preparing for your Post 18 options and guides you in making informed choices.

We offer a varied programme which includes the following:

• Discrete Careers lessons taught throughout the academic year (see table below)

• Guest speakers focusing on Higher Education and Finance

• One to one support and careers interviews with Mrs N. Jabeen, our Careers Advisor

• A Bright ‘Inspired’ Futures Evening

• ‘Champion Mindset’ event with Action Jackson from the Fix Up Team

• Networking opportunities with Higher Apprenticeship providers

• University visits

• Student conferences

• Master classes at local universities

• Attendance at the UCAS convention (Year 12)

• Employability Conference at Birmingham City University

• Four Day Work Experience placement– June/July 2016

• Aim Higher Mentoring

• Opportunities to volunteer and work with corporate coaches (through our ENVISION group)

• Apprenticeship events

• Mock-Interviews

Session

Year 12

Year 13

1

Planning your Careers Route

Personal Statements

2

Research is Key

Personal Statements

3

Planning for success: Work Experience planning

Preparing for Interviews

4

Giving your CV the Edge and MOOCs

Managing money now (and in the future)

5

Introduction to UCAS and Apprenticeships

Gap Years and Volunteering

6

Pure Brilliance

Higher Apprenticeships and Unifrog

7

Barclays Life Skills

 Heading in the right direction for you?

8

Budgeting

Living away from home

9

Unifrog

Building your confidence

10

Action Planning

Eyes on: The Labour Market

11

Three Sheet Approach to Personal Statements and capturing evidence from Work Experience

Your digital footprint and employers


Throughout the year you are expected to keep a Skills Bank Log. This is designed to track and capture evidence of how and where you are using key skills. This a useful document when it comes to UCAS application and job interviews. This is printed in our Sixth Form journal.