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Beyond School, Careers and Connexions

 

William Hulme’s - Careers and Enterprise

Introduction and Aims: 

v The School provides impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and enterprise in partnership with the Connexions Service and range of other providers.  The school has a dedicated Connexions advisor who spends up to two days a week in school working closely with students. 

v Students will be involved in activities such as one-to-one guidance interviews, careers workshops, group work and mentoring schemes and will have access to a wide range of useful websites to help them research future career options. 

The School aims to enable its students to access the right course at the right level to achieve success

Student Entitlement 

Students are entitled to impartial and high quality information, advice and guidance     

Students are entitled to careers fairs and specialist WOW events across the School    

Students are entitled to support with personal statements, CV, interviews and in applying for HE courses and apprenticeships     

All students in Year 10 are entitled to high quality work experience helping develop employability skills    

 Careers, Business and Enterprise: An overview of provision

Year Groups

Activity When
Year 6

WOW Event Visit to University of Manchester and Fun day “World of Work” 

 

Summer Term
Year 7

Real Game – Careers awareness and aspirations programme delivered in PHSCE lessons 

 

Summer Term
Year 8

Real Game - Careers awareness and aspirations programme delivered in PHSCE lessons 

 

Summer Term
Year 9

Real Game - Careers awareness and aspirations programme delivered in PHSCE lessons      

WOW Events - Options Assemblies / Options Evening followed by one-to-one guidance interviews for students on KS4 courses.

WOW Event - Careers Speed Dating

WOW Event - Lion-heart  B&E Challenge 

 

Spring Term
Year 10

Receive high quality IAG on Careers in PHSCE lessons  

All Year 10 students have experience a week of work experience

WOW Event - Careers Speed Dating 

 

All YearSpring TermSummer Term
Year 11

v    All Year 11 students have one-to-one guidance interviews through the school's Connexions Advisor. 

Guest speakers from apprenticeship providers, including Skills Solutions and Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network, giving presentations targeted to BTEC students Interviews with real-life members of Monarch's cabin crew for the job of cabin crew for BTEC Travel and Tourism students to practise their job application skills v  ( Selected students involved in a pilot mentoring scheme, working with Siemens. 

 

Autumn Term  Spring Term  Spring Term   All Year
Sixth Form

Year 12 / 13 Involved in Careers workshops on qualifications, work/life balance and career longevity.  

Year 12 have one-to-one guidance interviews.            

Careers conferences, visits to universities and high quality IAG on the UCAS application process        

Dedicated programme for students considering applying to Oxbridge, including participation in the North West Cambridge HE+ scheme and visits to Oxford Colleges as well as Oxbridge conferences.       

2 Day Challenge of Management Conference whereby all Year 12 students compete against each other in business related tasks and activities.       

Guest speakers from a variety of career including dentistry, medicine, law, accountancy and finance and many more. 

Participation in the Young Enterprise Scheme whereby groups of Sixth Formers set up their own company as part of a national competition. 

 

All Year

 

Useful Websites:

Useful Introductory Websites:

National Careers Service – A comprehensive and good introduction on careers https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk National Apprenticeship Service - A really useful website to find out more information about apprenticeships.www.apprenticeships.org.uk 

General careers information, advice and guidance

www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm ‐ Access to career profiles /other useful information.www.careersbox.co.uk ‐ Access to a range of video clips on a variety of professions. 

Higher Education

www.ucas.com ‐ Advice on applications and a course search facility, and how to apply online.www.direct.gov.uk/en/educationandlearning ‐ Click on 'University and higher education' for all kinds of information – including courses, student finance and student life. 

Other useful websites

www.notgoingtouni.co.ukA website dedicated to the options available to young people who do not want to go to university, including information on apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, foundation degrees and distance learning courses.