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Wolverhampton

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Careers Programme

Please see below for our careers programme. Date of next review - July 2020

Careers Programme

At the Kings school are vision, through the careers programme, is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and drive to make the choices that will allow them to aspire, believe and achieve throughout their careers.
They will experience and take part in activities that encourage them to aspire to greatness, reflect on their strengths and build on areas for development and gain an understanding of the different pathways that will allow them to achieve great things. 

 
Year 7 Careers Entitlement

•    Students are encouraged to identify personal traits, strengths and skills, develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves throughout their careers module in PSHCE.
•    Students are  introduced to careers resources and informed how  to use them. They attend a Careers Fayre and can engage with a variety of education providers, business and charities.
•    Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions.
•    Students will take part in a ‘Guess my job’ event where they meet and talk to a range of external speakers, developing their understanding of the world of work, challenging stereotypes and inspiring them to dream big.
•    Students will receive information regarding Labour Market Information through parents evenings, assemblies and the Careers Fayre.


Year 8​ Careers Entitlement

•    Students are encouraged to identify personal traits, strengths and skills, develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves throughout their careers module in PSHCE.
•    Students are  introduced to careers resources and informed how  to use them. They attend a Careers Fayre and can engage with a variety of education providers, business and charities.
•    Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions.
•    Students will take part in a ‘Guess my job’ event where they meet and talk to a range of external speakers, developing their understanding of the world of work, challenging stereotypes and inspiring them to dream big.
•    Students will receive information regarding Labour Market Information through parents evenings, assemblies and the Careers Fayre.

Year 9​ Careers Entitlement

•    Students are encouraged to identify personal traits, strengths and skills, develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves throughout their careers module in PSHCE.
•    Students are introduced to the option pathways and choices available to them at KS4 through parents and talk led by independent careers advisor.
•    Students are  introduced to careers resources and informed how  to use them. They attend a Careers Fayre and can engage with a variety of education providers, business and charities.
•    Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions.
•    Students will experience a programme of careers assemblies delivered by external speakers.
•    Students will attend a local skills and careers fayre.
•    Students will receive information regarding Labour Market Information through parents evenings, assemblies and the Careers Fayre.

Year 10 Careers Entitlement

•    Students begin CV and cover letter writing in Careers module in PSHCE and begin to explore 6th form options.
•    Students take part in ‘mock interviews’. Economic awareness developed further and students encouraged to think about employability, which careers appeal and to identify and set themselves realistic future goals.
•    Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions. 
•    They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out  more about specific courses/careers. 
•    Students visit The Skills Show at the NEC and explore various careers opportunities and pathways.
•    Students complete a week of Work Experience.

Year 11 Careers Entitlement

●    Students are helped with post 16 choices and encouraged to consider all their options including further study in 6th  form and apprenticeships. Students receive a programme of assemblies in PSHCE lessons explaining P16 pathways, these are led by Head of Sixth Form, representative from a local college and a representative from an apprenticeship team.
●    Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college open days and taster days with employers.
●    Students are assisted further with CV writing and encouraged to have a completed a CV and cover letter
●    Students are kept up to date with post 16 deadlines.
●    Students have a 1-1 advice and guidance meeting with independent and impartial careers adviser, a plan and goals are developed within the meeting and further support given via email communication. Students can attend further drop in sessions and they are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

Year 12 Careers Entitlement

●    Students are given specific help with preparing UCAS/applying for apprenticeships.
●    Drop in sessions on understanding school leaver and graduate job markets and how to look and apply for jobs run by independent careers advisor.
●    Students learn how to manage a career in terms of progression, budgeting and planning for the future.
●    Students are reminded of different options including higher education, jobs, gap years, apprenticeships etc.
●    Students are encouraged to attend university open days, mock interviews, careers interviews and meet potential employers to discuss future options.
●    Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available to find out more about specific courses/careers.

Year 13 Careers Entitlement

•    Students are given specific help with preparing UCAS/applying for apprenticeships.
●    Drop in sessions on understanding school leaver and graduate job markets and how to look and apply for jobs run by independent careers advisor.
●    Students learn how to manage a career in terms of progression, budgeting and planning for the future.
●    Students are reminded of different options including higher education, jobs, gap years, apprenticeships etc.
●    Students are encouraged to attend university open days, mock interviews, careers interviews and meet potential employers to discuss future options.
●    Students have a 1-1 advice and guidance meeting with independent and impartial careers adviser, a plan and goals are developed within the meeting and further support given via email communication. Students can attend further drop in sessions and they are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.