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Careers & Work Experience

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.

Students

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.

 

Employers

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 collegesThe 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.

 

Careers Guidance

  • Careers Guidance Meetings
  • Careers Guidance Drop-ins
  • Careers Advice at Enrolment
  • Virtual Careers Advice
  • Next Steps Group Works
  • Progression Appointments
  • Online Careers Resources
  • School Visits and Transition

Employability

  • CV Workshops
  • Interview Skill Techniques
  • Employability Skills Sessions
  • Blended Learning Employability Programme & Tutor Programme
  • Careers and Employability Events
  • Work Ready Interviews
  • External Guest Speakers
  • Mock Interviews
  • Careers Fair
  • Speed Networking Events
  • Job Search Skills
  • Apprenticeship Advice
  • Work Experience 
  • Future Skills Days
  • Apprenticeship Application Advice

 

Events

  • College wide visit to Skills London
    National Apprenticeship Week
  • College Careers and Apprenticeship Fair
  • Higher Education Fair
  • Open Days
    Educational Trips and visits
  • Visiting Guest speakers
  • Employer Experience
  • Work related Learning
  • College Taster Days
    Enrolment Support
  • Parents’ Evenings Assemblies/Induction

Higher Education

  • UCAS Clearing Support - Drop-ins and by Appointment
  • UCAS Application Support
  • Personal Statement Writing and Course Search Support
  • University Visits
  • Student Finance Support
  • Higher Education Fair

 

 

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

    Contact

    Our Futures Manager is Jas Mato, she can be contacted by email on Jas.Mato@shc.ac.uk. 

Detailed Careers Programme 






 
 

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