Focus: Students will be given the opportunity to consider options available to them once they leave school.
Brief outline of activities: Pupils will gather valuable information about their careers options and choices after they leave school. Stands available to visit include colleges, employers, training providers and apprenticeships.
1. To gather information about their careers options and choices available to them once they leave school
2. To consider their choices when selecting GCSE courses in relation to different pathways
3. To explore the type of jobs available in relation to the subject choices and the qualifications needed to embark on a choice of career.
4. To have a meaningful encounter with local employers
College Liaison Talks
Focus: All students have access to a full range of independent, impartial careers and education options and are guided through a decision making process to ensure that they make a successful transition into further education.
Brief outline of activities: Pupils will have the opportunity to listen to presentations from local colleges before being supported with their online applications.
1. To consider the further education pathways available to them
2. To decide and apply for at least one college and/or apprenticeship.
Personal Statements and CVs
Focus: All pupils will complete a Personal Statement and CV.
Brief outline of activities: All pupils will be expected to complete a Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae to place in their Pupil Profile and share during their interview
1. To prepare a CV and Personal Statement
2. To use the CV and Personal Statement in order to support their interview.
Preparation for Interview
Focus: All students will undertake some basic training, focussing on ways in which they should conduct themselves during an interview.
Brief outline of activities: This session is delivered by a colleague from the Department of Work and Pensions, and GM Higher. Pupils will watch a brief presentation about how to conduct themselves and process involved during an interview. They will also have the opportunity to work in small groups and practice answering questions and feedback on what they have observed.
1. To understand what the process involves when attending an interview
2. To learn how to conduct and sell themselves appropriately during an interview
3. Using role play to practice for an interview
4. To feedback any observations made from the role play, so that students build on the feedback in preparation for their Mock Interview.
Mock Interview Day
Focus: All students will have the opportunity to participate in a mock interview.
Brief outline of activities: Pupils will go through the process of attending a mock interview. Colleagues from local businesses and industries act as interviewers for the day. They meet the pupils in a realistic interview situation in school. Suggested questions are used to conduct the mock interview
1. To go through the process of attending a mock interview
2. To prepare a CV and personal statement in preparation for the mock interview
3. To receive constructive feedback that can be used when attending college, apprenticeship or employer interviews
4. To have a meaningful encounter with a local employer.
Introduction to Options