Trinity High School

Careers

Staff

Mrs L Laxton
Careers Advice and Guidance Counsellor
Careers Lead
Enterprise Co-ordinator

Careers

 

Pride Ambition Excellence

Careers Provision and programme including the strategy objectives for all years

2018/2019

‘We aim to make sure that every child leaves Trinity with skills and results that enable them to gain lifelong success in a rewarding, influential career.’

Year 9

A. Introductory Workshop and Autumn Term
 
• To introduce and explain the different aspects of Careers, what they are and what they involve. 
• Discuss what routes the students can follow
• Collate and collect information to build a portfolio throughout the year.
• Look at the individual concentrating on skills and qualities. 
• Profile sheet to be completed and data sheet compiled then shared with relevant persons.
• Promotion of the drop-in sessions every break and lunch in Room 2A
• Individual Interviews 
• Forging links with businesses via ‘ MP’s Mentoring Scheme’
• Raising Aspirations with different opportunities, trips, speakers and activities.
• Promote World Skills Show Trip and Trinity High School Careers Fair that happens in November linking it to deciding options after Christmas.
 

B    Spring and Summer Term 

• Careers through the Tutor Programme
• Promotion of Worcester Skills Show
• STEM and Big Bang  effect on the Labour Market
• Opening Doors -  links with businesses 
• Promotion of ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’.
• Also to be aware and take advantage of trips and links with employers. 
• There will also be some assemblies and lunchtime drop-ins devoted to Career sectors such as Engineering, Creative, Law and STEM.
 

Year 10

Autumn term

• Introductory assembly to be held in September to talk about Career Progression, options, importance of working hard, opportunities and the forthcoming events such as the Trinity Careers Fair.
• Career routes and Apprenticeships Explained
• Followed by Information booklet for the student and profile sheet to go back to Mrs Laxton
• Mentoring scheme with raising aspirations with Worcester University Ambassadors
• Update of portfolio document with relevant information about possible career interests
• Selection of students to work with Oakland International on their link with business programme.
• Forging links with businesses via ‘ MP’s Mentoring Scheme’
• There will also be a couple of assemblies from particular Career sectors such as Engineering, Creative, Law and STEM.
• University of Worcester trip
• Promotion and reminder of drop-in sessions every break and lunchtime in room 2A 
• Individual Interviews
• Start of CV
 

Spring Term

• Promotion of Worcestershire Skills Show event and What Careeer Live ( at the NEC)
• Promotion of Apprenticeship Event
• Promotion of ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’.
• Promotion of Work Experience
 

Summer Term

• Tutor programme
• Money Skills  (NATWEST) 
• CV writing, Letters of Application and Interview Techniques
• Latest Labour Market information.
• To introduce the availability of University Taster sessions with Worcester University trip , Summer Schools and Taster Days at different Colleges.
• Links between important elements such as exam success and the Careers available.
 
 

Year 11 

A  Introductory Assembly   

• To be held in September to talk about Career Progression, the importance of working hard, opportunities and the forthcoming events of the Careers Workshop and the Trinity Careers Fair.
• Reminder of the drop-in sessions at break and lunchtimes in Room 2A 
• Advertise the help about CV writing, Letters of Application and Interview Techniques
• Visiting the tutor groups on a regular basis. 
• Forging links with businesses via ‘ MP’s Mentoring Scheme’
• Individual interviews
• Part-time work
• Wages / spending and saving 
• Raising Aspirations and mentoring with Worcester University Ambassadors
• Information about different Open Days
 
B. Assembly about Apprenticeships from outside speaker. (October)
C. Assembly to explain the Careers Event and Careers Fair to the students – early November
D.        Assembly in Spring Term to give update about further College applications and open days.
• Speakers if they are from different employment sectors that were present in the Careers Event.
• Continued update of Career progression routes.
• Assembly about applying for Apprenticeships to start after the exams
• Attendance at Results Day and make sure that all the students sign the sheet to confirm their Career progression and that there would be advice and guidance if needed.
 
 
 

Year 12 

• Session with Year 12 on Induction day about other options with regards to Career progression apart from University.
• Opportunities available with trips and the Trinity Careers Fair. 
• Apprenticeship Visit
• Open Days
• Apprenticeship Talk
• Where to get the information, websites and links on the student rdrive. 
• Advertise the help about CV writing, Letters of Application and Interview Techniques
• Use of drop-in
• Individual Interviews
• Work Experience
• Use of speakers if appropriate
• Profile sheet to be completed and then a spreadsheet produced for Tutors
• Continued communication to the students via the screen, tutors and the Kube display board.
 

Year 13

• Opportunities available with trips and the Trinity Careers Fair. Raising Aspirations and mentoring with NCOP
• Apprenticeship Visit
• Apprenticeship Talk
• Where to get the information, websites and links on the student rdrive 
• Advertise the help with CV writing, Letters of Application and Interview Techniques
• Use of drop-in
• Interviews
• Work Experience if needed for University applications
• Open days
• Use of speakers if appropriate
• Profile sheet to be completed and then a spreadsheet produced or Careers Monitor updated
• Continued communication to the students via the screen, tutors and the Kube display board.
• Managing Money
 

The Bridge

Year 11

• Session on Career progression and the different options
• Career profile sheet and career intentions
• Importance of exams and other opportunities
• Apprenticeship Visit
• Skills Show visit
• CV writing
• Letters of application
• Application to institutions
• Open days and visits
• Interview techniques
• THS Careers Fair
• College placements
• Work placements.
 
 
 

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