Through our whole-school and Sixth Form careers guidance approach we aim to:
- increase our students’ awareness of themselves and others
- introduce and develop an awareness of the world of work leading to economic wellbeing
- explore strategies in making choices and decisions
- raise awareness of opportunities in employment, training and further/higher education.
See below for some great opportunities and upcoming events that parents and students can benefit from.
Young Professionals information evening (virtual) – 3 Feb, 6-7:30pm. FREE to join.
The job market for students leaving school or university can be difficult to navigate. We need to help our young people by making them aware of all the opportunities available to them, as well as providing them with advice and tips on securing the very best opportunities when they enter the workplace. The Young Professionals is inviting parents and carers to attend the ‘Your Child, Their Future’ event on Thursday 3 February at 6:00-7.30pm.
The events will feature leaders from some of the biggest employers in their industry including M&S, HSBC, PwC, Capgemini, Linklaters and more who will each come along to talk to you, as parents and carers, about how your child can best navigate the job market to find some incredible work experience/internship placements, as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities.
Young Professionals will be sharing some useful tips around psychometric testing, how to prepare for assessment centres, putting together a CV, filling out application forms, as well as advice on how you can prepare your child for the working world.
This event is completely free. It will be running via Zoom. You will have the opportunity to join the virtual event with your child and ask any questions directly to leading employers.
Book your place here – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YP-Parents-Event
Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships at Siemens Energy in Ulverston, Cumbria.
Siemens Energy is offering an opportunity to develop skills by working on real life projects whilst also being supported on a guided learning journey. This will be a 4-year apprenticeship where participants will be put onto the Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard.
Minimum educational requirements: minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above (English, Maths, Science + 1 other). If you do not yet have your GCSE results yet, you should enter predicted grades on the application form.
Apply here – https://jobs.siemens-energy.com/jobs/229954 . Closing date: 7 Feb
Hear what one of their mechanical engineering apprentices has to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7rGuxJdq24&feature=youtu.be
NHS careers insights – 14-16 Feb
This half term your child can get an insight into lots of Health and Social Care careers, such as occupational therapist, counsellor, health psychologist and health visitor.
This series of virtual events are free to join. You can register here to find out more and sign up.
More general information about careers in the NHS in the North West, like apprenticeships, work experience and internships can be found here – https://nhscareersnw.co.uk/
Every week, in collaboration with Inspira, we invite employees from organisations in different sectors to come and have an informal chat with our students about their role, their sector and how they got to where they are. Working lunches will resume after Easter.
It is a valuable opportunity for students to find out about a variety of jobs, what they’re really like and ask direct questions to people who really understand the roles and sectors. – Rob Blyth, Dallam School Careers Coordinator