In Year 10, students start to prepare themselves for work by writing letters of application, preparing curriculum vitae and examining interview techniques. A period of one week is spent on a work experience placement at the end of Year 10.
In Year 11, students prepare for college applications and subsequent interviews. All Year 11 students attend the Careers Fair, where they have the opportunity to meet local employers.
During Years 10 and 11, students may request an individual information, advice and guidance interview with Jane Cure from Directions. In addition to this, there is a small careers section within the school library where students can find a range of reference material.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
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Keep up to date with the National Careers. https://www.facebook.com/NationalCareersService
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Careerscape supports young people with an inspiring online careers resource that is ideal for careers research and complements the use of Kudos. It offers further in-depth information on careers such as real-life case studies, video footage of people at work, photographs and sound clips. As well as providing careers information, Careerscape helps users with the surrounding issues that affect career choice such as education/training options, employment issues, subjects, higher education courses and lifestyle issues. https://careerscape.cascaid.co.uk/#/login
This site offers guidance on different types of apprenticeship and how to apply for them. It also includes an Apprenticeship Vacancies section http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/
UCAS provides application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK higher education providers. http://www.ucas.com/
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Find out about courses and qualifications on offer. Attend college open events to find out more about facilities and college life
The College at Braintree/Colchester Institute – www.colchester.ac.uk
Chelmsford College – www.chelmsford.ac.uk
Writtle College – www.writtle.ac.uk