Shooters Hill Sixth Form College strive to ensure student aspirations are at the heart of everything we do. We build positive and lasting relationships with organisations within the local communities in the Royale Borough of Greenwich. We believe in taking Pride in our Careers Programme and develop our learners to become the future workforce.
Put our student careers and employability experiences at the forefront of everything we do.
Rise to the challenge.
Deliver a robust Careers and Employability Experience
Futures Manager (Careers & Employer Engagement)
Ren McNay Kerans
Employment Engagement & Work Experience Co Ordinator
Employer Engagement & Work Placement Co-ordinator
Care & Early Years work-based Learning Coordinator
Careers Advisors (Prospects)
Careers & Work Experience
Work experience and career planning are vital to your ongoing progression and independence. That’s why we will be helping you to develop the essential tools and skill sets to help you thrive in these areas. We will update this page with tips and links we believe will help you on your path to your desired career path.
When you feel ready to take on work experience just let your teacher know and they will put you in touch with the WEX co-ordinator. Not sure what you want to do yet? That's fine, we have onsite careers advisors that can help you plan your next steps.
All Students undertake a week of work experience as part of their course. We have built a robust programme that focused on students getting work ready via workshops, guest speakers and interactive platforms. Once complete students can join one of our many partners or find their own placement.
Are you an employer eager to help a student get their first taste of the working world and kick-start their career? Please get in touch with our WEX team via the button below.
Summary of the Careers Programme
At Shooters Hill Sixth Form College we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students. We want to ensure that all students have the skills, knowledge, experience and resources required to progress in their chosen pathways. Our Careers and Employability Education is tailored to specific vocational areas and level of study.
The College endeavours to work towards The New CDI Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education, DFE statutory Guidance: Guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges, The DFE Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents. The college Careers and employability programme follows good practice guidance including the Gatsby Benchmarks, Ofsted Frameworks and other relevant bodies.
Below is a summary of our Careers Programme detailing careers and employability activities available throughout the year.
Further details can be obtained from Jas Mato. He can be contacted by email on Jas.Mato@shc.ac.uk.
How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme
It is hard to evaluate the success of any careers programme however we use the following methods:
- Published data: The Department for Education publishes a range of data on pupil destinations at 16 and 18 and we compare our college with local colleges and measure against schools across England.
- Evaluating activities: Here at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, we evaluate and measure the success of each activity and ensure that we are exceeding the expectations of the Gatsby Benchmarks using Compass Plus, work in partnership with our Careers & Enterprise Coordinator and via regular feedback from students, visitors, parents, and professionals. Analysing data enables us to ensure that we are meeting the Careers and employability needs of our students, ensuring that they are accessing good quality labour market information and being well-informed about all options available to them, giving them confidence to make informed decisions about their post 18 destinations.
- We are currently working towards a Quality Award CEIAG (Prospects) which meets the requirements fully for the national validation by the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS) The Government recommends that schools and colleges should gain formal accreditation of their careers programme through the Quality in Careers Standard - the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. The Standard offers an opportunity for providers to undergo an external evaluation of their careers programme through meeting all eight Gatsby Benchmarks
Our Futures Manager is Jas Mato, she can be contacted by email on Jas.Mato@shc.ac.uk.
Detailed Careers Programme