Careers and Work Experience
Careers and Work Experience
Mr Uddin, Work Experience Manager is available to offer advice and guidance on further education, higher education at university, internships, employment, and work based training opportunities and apprenticeships.
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A Careers Adviser also provide inset sessions to update teachers about new initiatives in Careers Progression and Progression routes.
Students in Sixth Form get the opportunity to discuss higher education related issues including student loans, scholarships, grants as well as alternative careers progression routes.
Sessions are delivered on various occupational topics and the opportunities available both locally and nationally.
All statement students will have a one to one guidance interview with an Adviser to discuss their Moving on Plan. After the interview the Advisers draw up an S139, which is a transition document for the student to take to the new providers.
Higher Education Fair
The school hosts an annual HE Fair at the start of year 13 to get students prepared and ready for the transition on to university. We invite representatives from universities across the country to speak with the students and answer any questions they may have about specific universities, or about university in general.
Students find the HE Fair to be a great help with the university application process.
“I found out useful information about university and the lifestyle and atmosphere.”
“I found out information on students finance are and the different types of finances which you are entitled to.” Mohamed
“I found talking to representatives useful as they explained the difference between certain and what the courses are about.” Suhena Begum
“University representatives were able to answer my questions and were informative in a simple and clear manner.” Amirjan Begum
“The conversation with the representative bought to light a course I would like to do which I was unaware of beforehand.” Aimee Watson
Citi Group Internship
We have a link set up with Citi Group Bank who provide the opportunity for a summer internship to roughly 10 sixth form business students. If successful in their application, students who embark on the internship will be placed on a two week programme designed to look at a number of areas linked to the Citi Bank groups varying departments.
Members from the Citi Group Bank also attend our sixth form to run master class workshops on topics such as ‘preparing yourself for the workplace’ and ‘expectations of employers’.
Ernst & Young Foundation Internship
EY Foundation is a charity that works directly with young people, employers and social entrepreneurs to create and support pathways to education, employment or enterprise. We have supported hundreds of talented young people across the UK through our programmes: Smart Futures, Our Future and Accelerate.
Smart Futures is a ten month programme, which starts with paid work experience during Easter or summer, it will give you a variety of transferable skills to give you a head start in your career. Smart Futures can make you more employable, helping you get a job after school or go onto higher education.
Find out more at eyfoundation.co.uk/smartfutures
An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. They take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,200 job roles in a wide range of industries, from things like engineering to financial advice, veterinary nursing to accountancy.