Careers and Work Related Learning

Careers Guidance

1. Labour Market Influences – North West
The North West region stretches from the Scottish Borders down to the Cheshire Plain. It combines sparsely populated areas, such as the Lake District and northern Pennines, with large urban centres like Liverpool and Manchester. Just over seven million people live here making it the third most populous region after London and the South East.

Energy engineering is a key industry, with nuclear, gas and renewables featuring strongly all along the coast from West Cumbria down to Liverpool Bay. The nuclear industry alone employs around 40% of the UK’s total nuclear workforce, and has expertise in research and development, waste management and decommissioning.

Aerospace, vehicle manufacturing and biotechnology are also big employment sectors in the region along with creative media and tourism.

For more job market information please visit the National Careers Service website:
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/LMIMaps/Pages/North%20West/North-West.aspx
2. Local enterprise partnership
Cheshire and Warrington has the highest performing economy and labour market in the North of England. It is home to a wide range of high value sectors which thrive in Cheshire and Warrington because of its connectivity and access to a highly skilled workforce. The Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership aims to consolidate this performance, by continuing to create the conditions for high growth sectors to flourish, and ensuring that all people in the sub-region’s labour market have access to high quality employment opportunities. The ability of Cheshire and Warrington to secure the skills it needs is fundamental to the success of the economy, achieved through training young people and attracting and retaining highly skilled workers.

For more information visit:
http://www.871candwep.co.uk/skills-and-employment/

The school aims to ensure students have access to good and realistic information and guidance about the full range of career pathways available to them. The school provides services and activities to assist students of any age to make education, training and occupational choices and to manage their careers.

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Summary of Careers Guidance provision by year group 

 

 Year Group 

Careers information

Careers advice & guidance

 Careers education

Year 7

Access to careers information in school library and on school website. Access to independent careers advice with the Careers Advisor if requested by student/ parent/ Form Tutor or Year Leader.

 2 Allocated PSHCE lessons based upon Work Related Learning.

Year 8

Access to careers information in school library and on school website.

Access to independent careers advice with the Careers Advisor if requested by student/ parent/ Form Tutor or Year Leader.

3 Allocated PSHCE lessons based upon Work Related Learning and Careers.

Year 9

Access to careers information in school library and on school website.

 

Guest speakers in assembly.

Presentation at options evening.

Access to independent careers advice with the Careers Advisor if requested by student/ parent/ Form Tutor or Year Leader.

 

Referrals for careers appointments made by form tutors to help students who are having difficulties with their option choices.

 

A series of guest speakers/ workshops as part of the Careers element of PSHCE.

 

Access to specialist careers software including Kudos and Fast Tomato.

6 Allocated PSHCE lessons based upon Work Related Learning, Money Management and Careers.

 

Allocated PSHCE lessons led by the Careers Advisor based upon the options process and future career goals.

Enterprise week/ enterprise day for all Year 9 students.

Year 10

Access to careers information in school library and on school website.

 

Guest speakers as part of PSHCE (Rotary Club etc.).

 

Bi-annual Careers Convention with over 50 guest exhibitors

Access to independent careers advice with the Careers Advisor if requested by student/ parent/ Form Tutor or Year Leader.

 

A series of guest speakers/ workshops as part of the Careers element of PSHCE.

Careers Convention with over 50 guest exhibitors.

Access to specialist careers software including Kudos and Fast Tomato.

8 Allocated PSHCE lessons based upon Work Related Learning and work experience.

 

2 weeks work experience.

Year 11 

Access to careers information in school library and on school website.

 

Guest speakers as part of PSHE (Rotary Club etc.).

Bi-annual Careers Convention with over 50 guest exhibitors

ALL students meet with the Careers Advisor for independent careers advice.

 

Targeted workshops/ talks (medicine, colleges etc.)

 

List of current apprenticeship vacancies in the local area is available on school website.

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Careers Convention with over 50 guest exhibitors.

Access to specialist careers software including Kudos and Fast Tomato.

 

Opportunity to attend a college taster day.

8 Allocated PSHCE lessons based upon Work Related Learning and Work Skills.

 

Motivational work placements for potential NEET students.

Years 12 and 13

Access to careers information in school library and on school website.

 

Guest speakers/ workshops as part of the annual Going Further Day

Bi-annual Careers Convention with over 50 guest exhibitors

ALL students meet with the Careers Advisor for independent careers advice.

 

Targeted workshops/ talks (medicine, colleges etc.)

 

List of current apprenticeship vacancies in the local area is available on school website

 

Careers Convention with over 50 guest exhibitors.

 

‘Going Further Day’. Annual event for Yr12 students with guest speakers and workshops.

Access to specialist careers software including Kudos and Fast Tomato.

Allocated sessions based upon Careers and Work Skills.

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All About School Leavers

 

Department Leader Work Related Learning and Careers – Mr A Shelton

Independent Careers Advisor – Mrs D Schofield