Work Experience & Careers
Work related learning develops students' understanding of businesses, finance, labour markets and employer needs as well as providing opportunity to develop social and personal skills. We plan our curriculum to ensure all Year 10 students have the opportunity to experience this in the Summer Term.
Work-related learning helps students:
- Recognise, develop and apply skills for enterprise and employability
- Develop their understanding of work
- Learn about the way businesses operate
- Develop an awareness of employment opportunities
- Relate their own abilities, attributes and achievements to career intentions
- Understand different work contexts and practices
- Engage with challenges from the business world
- Broaden their aspirations
- Promote equality and opportunity.
Should you want to know more about the benefits of Work Experience please explore the following links:
- UCAS website - Is work experience important?
- Allaboutcareers - Why is Work Experience Important?
- UCAS website - Ten ways to get the most out of work experience
- National Careers Service - Work experience explained
- Pearson Website - How to find work experience
- Target Careers - Work experience for school students: what you need and how to get it
If you have any queries around Work Experience, please get in touch via WEX@trafalgarschool.org.uk.
Get the information you need to help your child make the right choices at 14, 16 and 18 through the Careerpilot website, aimed at young people, and the Parent Zone, aimed at parents and carers. Careerpilot is a free website helping 13—19 year olds in the South of England plan their future study and work and has a lot of useful information for young people and parents. The Careerpilot Parent Zone can help you as a parent/carer get answers to the career questions you want to ask, about:
• Choices at 14, 16 and 18;
• Further Education College;
• Apprenticeships and Traineeships;
• Higher Education (including HE provided at local colleges);
• Job sectors and growth;
• Funding and support.
Answers are clearly written and link to additional information in the Careerpilot website or on other websites. Access the Parent Zone from the Careerpilot home page or from www.careerpilor.org.uk/parent.
Here you can find out about the Careers offer at Trafalgar. When you have opportunities to learn about Careers in each year at school and links to local colleges and up to date information about events in school.
Students are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance which is both impartial and confidential. At Key Stage 4 students are able to access an interview with an independent careers advisor. For students identified within priority groups, provision is made through the school’s careers leader Ms Lucy Clark, Assistant Headteacher, who can be contacted through the school phone number (023 9269 3521) or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also the opportunity for students to have access to careers advice from independent and local institutions, including Portsmouth College, Highbury College, Southdowns & Havant College, Fareham College and Chichester College. Strong ties are made with three local Universities through in-school presentations, events, campus visits and published on-line information.
The aim of our Careers Programme is to ensure that all students have access to impartial careers information and guidance throughout each academic year.
Below is a list of Sixth Form and local Colleges:
These are just a few of the Colleges or Sixth Form Colleges you may wish to look at for post 16 options.
We recommend that you attend open evenings at these establishments in Year 10 and Year 11 to get a really good insight as to what is on offer.
Prospectus and application forms are available from the Learning Resources Centre. If you need any help with completing these please speak to our Head of Student Enrichment, located in the Learning Resource Centre.
Below is a list of employers/training providers that offer apprenticeships.
There are some websites that will help you explore your ideas and research into careers that you might not have even thought about before. Are you 13—19 and living in the South of England? Careerpilot has the information you need to help you plan your future study and work.
Do you want to know:
· Your choices at 14, 16 and 18?
· More about different job sectors and what they are looking for?
· Information on routes to different qualifications including apprenticeships and university level study?
· Your skills and how to use them?
Get ALL the information you need to help you plan your future study and work at one place at Careerpilot.