The World of Work Guidance
The World of Work Guidance booklet is put together to guide students through every aspect of choosing careers and applying for jobs, including where to look for jobs, the different routes into employment (including apprenticeships), CV writing, creating a positive digital footprint and target setting.
The World of Work Guidance booklet
World of Work PSHE Curriculum
The World of Work unit of our PSHE curriculum sits alongside our World of Work Guidance and form time career guidance. It drills down into more detail of how to be competitive in the local and national job market and includes:
1. How to write a CV (The Catenians)
2. How to write a covering letter
3. Interview success
4. Employability skills (Paula Taplin from the DWP)
5. Mock interviews (The Catenians)
6. Financial management
Adviza Careers Interviews
Students have the opportunity to meet with a career’s councillor through the school. Students should speak to their Heads of Year for a place.
Form Time Career Guidance
One registration session a week is dedicated to careers guidance via 1:1 interviews with the form tutor and guided research using eCLIPS https://www.eclips-online.co.uk/
Students are also sent a quarterly copy of CareersMag https://careermap.co.uk/careermag/ via PDF (there is also a paper copy in the Sixth Form office).
Students should also use:
CareerMap – https://careermap.co.uk/
NotGoingToUni – www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/advice/subjects/4/Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships.org.uk – www.apprenticeships.org.uk
UCAS Apprenticeships – https://www.ucas.com/apprenticeships-in-the-uk
A week dedicated to promoting careers information in the sixth form – 2nd March
A week dedicated to promoting apprenticeship information in the sixth form – 3nd February
National School and College Leaver Show – Ascot
A trip at Ascot racecourse for sixth form students on 1-2 December 2020 and brings together employers, colleges, universities and GAP providers with those wanting to find out more about whats on offer for them. Over 80 exhibitors will be taking part.
Students took part in December 2019 and found the trip extremely useful in guiding their career choices.
Mock interviews held by the Catenians Society. Students are given written feedback for their reflection.
SEGRO Volunteer Passport
A programme funded by SEGRO in which students are taught employability skills alongside volunteering opportunities.
5-day Work Experience – Learning to Work
A programme provided for Year 12 students, coordinated by local company Learning to Work, in which our students take part in a 5-day work experience placement linked to their career goals. Students complete placement reflection through the Learning to Work booklets.