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Careers

Students in the Academy have the opportunity to use the Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) provision within the school. This is delivered through PSHE lessons, assemblies, coaching time as well as specific Careers and Work Related Learning activities. The school has a dedicated Work Related Learning Coordinator and Careers Advisors who are responsible for such provisions across the year groups.

One to one guidance interviews are available at key transition times i.e. Post 16 choices.  Careers resources are consistently updated and developed to provide a quality careers area that is available to all students. 

The academy wants all young people to leave with an ambitious, achievable, career goal and the knowledge of how to get there.

Our young people have access to a wide range of opportunities over different year groups to learn about different careers and the employability skills required to get them. These include:

  • One to one interviews with a qualified careers advisor
  • Careers education in coaching time
  • Visits to universities and colleges
  • Work experience placements
  • Enterprise days
  • Employability workshops run by local employers
  • Help with letter writing, CV building and interview skills
  • Use of online software to self-assess future career interests and research pathways into chosen fields.
  • Talks from subject specialists
  • Information in lessons where relevant
  • Intervention mentoring programme for students struggling to find the correct path when they leave

The academy uses enrichment days (6 days where the school timetable is suspended), coaching time and assembly time to deliver these.

The plan for each year group is below:

Year group

CEIAG enrichment day

Coaching time

Other activities

7

Moonbase challenge – employability skills workshop

Employability skills,

KUDOS online careers software.

 

8

Options taster day.

Visit to a university.

Employability skills,

KUDOS online careers software.

 

9

Visit to a university. Enterprise challenge

Employability skills,

KUDOS online careers software.

 

10

Work experience preparation day. (CV workshop, letter writing, practices phone calls, industry research)

Work experience applications. Use of KUDOS online careers software.

One to one careers interviews.

11

College applications day.

Mock interviews with employers

Sixth Form taster day

Monitoring of intended destinations. College applications. Use of KUDOS online careers software.

NEET prevention scheme (mentoring). One to one careers interviews.

12

Visit to a university

 

Work Experience. One to one careers interview.

13

UCAS applications day

 

 

Every young person at the academy has a login and password to an online Careers information portal called Kudos: link https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/

If you are a parent or student who would like a new login/password, please email Mr Hampton: lhampton@stmarksacademy.org.uk

If you are a parent or pupil who would like to request a one to one careers interview with an independent careers advisor, please email Ms Glymidou: AGlymidou@stmarksacademy.org.uk

If you are a parent concerned that your child will not continue with education, employment or training when they leave St Mark’s and would like to request intervention mentoring, please email Mr Hampton: lhampton@stmarksacademy.org.uk

All students have a username and password to the CASCAID online Careers education software. Please follow the link to access this website. www.cascaid.co.uk

If you are a student and you have forgotten your username and/or password or need help logging on, please email Ms Glymidou: AGlymidou@stmarksacademy.org.uk

If you are an employer or FE/sixth form college who would like to talk to our students, please contact Mr Hampton: LHampton@stmarksacademy.org.uk

Useful websites

www.nationalcareersweek.com  tips on looking for work experience 
www.careersworld.co.uk tips about work experience   
www.apprenticeships.org.uk information about all levels of apprenticeship including Higher Apprenticeships that include studying for a degree 
www.careersbox.co.uk useful for exploring different careers
www.plotr.co.uk  user friendly careers quiz with lots of information about career sectors and job role
www.cascaid.co.uk CASCAID has almost 50 years’ experience of inspiring people with their career options and plans and has led the development of careers technology and information systems. The CASCAID team is committed to providing innovative tools that raise aspirations and inspire choices