Careers Advice & Guidance

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CAREERS

Careers information,
advice and guidance is an extremely important part of a student’s journey

Careers information, advice and guidance is an extremely important part of a student’s school journey.

All students in all years will receive a programme incorporating employers, workplace visits, curriculum input, further and higher education institutions, labour market information and personal guidance. Where important decisions are about to be made, students will have access to impartial and qualified Careers Advice. Examples of this are the year 9 GCSE subject choice options, year 10  Futures Week in the summer term, year 11 Post 16 applications in the autumn term and year 12 & 13 – Post 18 options.

Click here for our Careers Strategy
Boy getting advice

The principles behind our careers advice:

STABLE CAREERS PROGRAMME
LEARNING FROM CAREERS AND LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION
ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF EACH STUDENT
LINKING CURRICULUM LEARNING TO CAREERS
ENCOUNTERS WITH EMPLOYERS
EXPERIENCE OF WORKPLACES
ENCOUNTERS WITH FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION
PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Additional Information and Resources

There is so much information online now that it can be hard to know where to start and which to use. With this in mind we have compiled a list of reputable resources.

LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP

The Local Enterprise Partnership is funded to provide impartial and up to date resources. Its NEW Padlet is full of information and is updated twice a week.

PARENTS / CARERS PADLET
LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP

The Local Enterprise Partnership  doesn’t just provide advice for parent or carers. There is also another padlet just for students!

STUDENT PADLET
APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticships are become increasingly popular as an alternative to University. Their website provides details of local and national apprenticeship vacancies.

APPRENTICESHIPS WEBSITE
NOTGOINGTOUNI.CO.UK

This website is great to give students an idea of companies that offer new routes into careers. Many of these vacancies are national, however we can support students with searching for similar opportunities in the area.

NOTGOINGTOUNI WEBSITE
UCAS

Navigating university progression can be overwhelming! UCAS makes the process easy for both parents and students to follow with a dedicated section for each. Student will be introduced to this site whilst attendign college.

UCAS WEBSITE
PROSPECTS

Prospects is an intuitive website where students take quizzes, browse undergraduate subject choices and plan forwards or work backwards. Students can see what careers they can progress to and discover entry requirements for univeristy degrees.

PROSPECTS WEBSITE

Learn About the Labour Market – ‘The Future’

Learning about which industries are set to grow locally and nationally in the short, medium and longer term is really important when students are deciding what subjects to study. If you can look at labour market information with your student/s then you can begin the conversations early and sew the seed. This can prove inspirational for students who aren’t sure of what they wish to do. If they can at least find an industry that they are interested in or a cause they are passionate about, then this is a great start on their career path!

HEART OF THE SOUTH WEST WEBSITE

Next Steps

National updates, useful advice as well as careers events will be featured in the college newsletters on a regular basis to help you support your child’s next steps. Should you have any further questions with regards to Careers before or during your child/children’s time at Honiton Community College, please contact the Registered Careers Lead, Melanie Jones at mjones@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk

Should you have any questions with regards to your child/children progressing to, or currently studying within our Post-16 (previously titled sixth form), please contact our Director of Post -16 – Selena Burroughs at sburroughs@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk

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