Careers

Careers

Careers Officer: Mrs Hutchinson.
hutchinson.j@stpeters.npcat.org.uk

Careers Education is a vital part of our curriculum’s.  All of our students receive a full programme of careers education which starts in Year 7 and runs through all year groups.  All students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities which are delivered by both visiting professionals and our own teaching staff.

Activities such as Mock Interviews, Careers Speed Dating, CV Writing Workshops and the Building My Skills Programme offer numerous opportunities for our students to meet and engage with a wide range of employers in the Tees Valley and beyond.

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage pupils to consider a wide range of careers.  This works hand in hand with the schools Mission statement to help pupils realise their own dignity and discover their own unique purpose. Through our mission statement we acknowledge that each person is a unique individual and strive to respect each individual irrespective of circumstance, gender, race or creed. We will encourage everyone to develop their unique personality and educate the whole person within a loving and caring Christian environment. To this end we will promote a happy and caring environment within which each individual can develop their potential to the full.

Through careers education and guidance we will ensure that pupils will be encouraged to make the most of their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit their needs and intelligence.

In particular we intend our programme to:

  • Prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
  • Develop and use their self-knowledge when thinking about and making choices.
  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.
  • Prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
  • Support young people to achieve their full potential.
  • Empower young people to plan and manage their own futures.
  • Provide comprehensive information on all future options that are available for all students.
  • Raise aspirations for all groups of students within St. Peter’s Catholic College.
  • Promote equality, diversity, social mobility and to challenge stereotypes.
  • Enable young people to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.

 

All CIAG delivered at St Peter’s is compliant with the DfE Technical Guidance January 2018 and the Technical and Further Education Act 2017. All advice:

  • is presented in an impartial manner, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option;
  • includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and technical education routes;
  • is guidance that the person giving it considers will promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given.

Mrs Hutchinson leads our C.I.A.G. with bespoke services for all students, she is available in the careers office for students and parents to book appointments As part of the school’s careers provision, students also have access to services provided by Foundation For Jobs who offer high standard, independent, bespoke guidance to every student throughout Year 11.

Students also have access to a wide variety of careers based literature in the careers library. Prospectuses from all of the local colleges (Prior Pursglove, Redcar & Cleveland, CCAD, Middlesbrough, Askham Bryan and Stockton Riverside) are always available for students to take away with them alongside an array of vocational literature detailing routes through apprenticeships and traineeships. Prospectuses from universities across the country are also available.

Over the course of the year there will be assemblies, drop in sessions, workshops and more with representatives from our local colleges, universities, apprenticeship and traineeship providers and others, focusing on a wide range of careers and courses.

Careers at St. Peter’s offer access to a huge range of online advice and guidance, links to which can be accessed via this website and through the Futures Academy Facebook Page

Students of any year group, with any form of question or query regarding careers, should come along to the careers office during form, at break, at lunch or after school, where Mrs Hutchinson will be happy to help.

 

Policies & Documents

Policy Statement for Provider Access – Coming Soon

Policy Statement for CIAG – Coming Soon

Parent Handbook – Coming Soon

 

Upcoming CIAG Events

College, Apprenticeship and Traineeships

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Useful Links

Get in. Go Far.  Apprenticeships information.

Gov.uk Careers guidance provision for young people in schools

Taking Care of Business – by Redcar & Cleveland Council

The Prince’s Trust We help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

National Citizen Service National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 200,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.

The National Careers Service – provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

TTE – Specialist Technical Training Services – TTE specialises in the delivery of technical training and consultancy services to both UK and International clients covering sectors such as Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Downstream petrochemical and the contracting industry.

UCAS – We provide application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK higher education providers.

Career Pilot – Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level.