Careers

A brief overview for 2018-19

All students from years 7-13 register with an on-line programme called ‘Start’.  This can be accessed from home and so can be viewed by parents as well as students.  In Years 10 and 11 students are encouraged to register with the National Careers service website and Barclays Lifeskills.com.  Please see also our careers policy and provider access policy.

Careers education is delivered through form time programmes, assemblies, trips and visitors.  We are supported in this by Basildon Council, Essex County Council’s Apprenticeship brokerage service, Aim Apprenticeships, Connexions, Make Happen, Career Ready and our enterprise partners Morgan Sindall.  These partners are able to offer us opportunities that support our careers programme.

There is further information about applying for university and post 18 careers on the 6th form page.

The National Careers Service (nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk) is a good resource.

You can speak to careers advisor on 0800 100 900.  They are available from 8am-10pm 7 days a week.

Year 7
  • Introduction to employability skills (form time programme)
Year 8
  • Options Process (form time, assemblies and parents information evening)
  • Start Careers Programme
  • Independent careers advisor at parents’ evening.
  • Logistics Day
  • Anglia Ruskin University visit
  • Rocket building competition
Year 9
  • Tutor time programme (Higher Education)
  • Careers assembly
  • Connexions- higher education and apprenticeships
  • Morgan Sindall Construction site visit
  • Medical Mavericks (careers in medical science)
  • James Campbell ( careers using literacy)
Year 10
  • Aim apprenticeship assembly and CV writing
  • Form time tutor programme
  • Make Happen- Benefits of university
  • Ford (Dunton) Car building Competition
Year 11
  • Independent careers interview (connexions)
  • Transition interviews
  • Apprenticeship assembly and CV writing
  • Brokerage Hub
  • ‘Brand You’ –personal marketing skills
  • Form time programme (job application process)
  • National Careers Service
  • DST mock interviews (finance)
  • Labour Market information booklet
KS5
  • ‘Pathways’
  • UCAS support
  • Morrisby Profiling
  • Independent careers interview
  • COPE
  • Apprenticeship brokerage service

 

The photos below are from recent careers events:

  • Morgan Sindall Construction site visit
  • Anglia Ruskin University Careers Fair
  • Medical Mavericks