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Careers

Pupils

 Fast Tomato

 

The benefits of careers guidance

Good careers education and guidance enables pupils at UAH to gain the basic knowledge and skills they need to begin navigating their way successfully through the career choices open to them.

It helps them to understand that a career is a person's pathway through learning and work. Starting that journey in year 7, students are well prepared to make subject choices during the year 8 options process and again at age 16. They are able to make informed choices that reflect their interests and strengths, while making sure they don't close any doors to possible future pathways. They receive help and advice through a wide range of activities such as formal careers lessons, one-to-one guidance interviews, work experience, contact with employers and visits to careers fairs.

It is crucial for our students to have high-quality, impartial information and guidance to get the most out of their learning and to enable successful progression from one stage to another.  Our pupils will be able to make informed decisions about their future learning, jobs and training and this will enable them to fulfil their potential.

Useful Websites

Careers Leader: Lynda Oddie

Phone number: 01406 423042

Email Address: lynda.oddie@uah.org.uk


Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a real job with training, which allows you to earn while they learn, and to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships take between 1 and 5 years to complete, and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from engineering to accountancy, public relations to veterinary nursing.

Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond.

The Apprenticeships page on GOV.UK

&

The site: www.getingofar.gov.uk/ has useful downloads as well as more information on the benefits of an apprenticeship and the entry requirements.

One to one guidance interview with external Careers Advisor  - if required

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

Careers Guidance Programme: Introduction to online software

Unifrog Launch

Careers Workshop

 

National Careers Week RBS

(1st – 6th  March 21)

 

Parents’ Evening – Impartial careers guidance

 

 

Careers lunchtime drop-in sessions

Careers Enrichment Day – personal skills, interest and careers Mapping

Enterprise Event - EBP

 

Money and Finance Workshop

STEM Workshop

 

Year 8

Careers Workshop – Labour Market

 

Unifrog

Career Pathways – Fast Tomato/Careers Research

 

National Careers Week RBS

(1st – 6th  March 21)

 

 

 

 

Parents’ Evening – Impartial careers guidance

 

 

Careers lunchtime drop-in sessions

 

Careers Enrichment Day – Skills Audit/ Employability Skills

Money and Finance Workshop

STEM Workshop

Science Curriculum Activity Day

 

 

 

Year 9

Careers lunchtime drop-in sessions

 

Unifrog

 

Medical Mavericks Careers Presentation

National Skills Challenge Workshop - LiNCHigher

 

National Careers Week RBS

(1st – 6th  March 21)

 

 

Parents’ Evening – Impartial careers guidance, LiNCHigher

 

 

The Big Bang Digital UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair

Industry Day

Maths/English Curriculum Activity Day

Careers Enrichment Day – Fast Tomato / Careers Research

Money and Finance Workshop

STEM Workshop

Year 10

Apprenticeships Presentation

 

Higher Level Apprenticeships Presentation

 

Unifrog

My Perfect University Workshop– LiNCHigher

 

Careers lunchtime drop-in sessions

 

National Careers Week RBS

(1st– 6th  March 21)

 

Parents’ Evening – Impartial careers guidance, LiNCHigher

 

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week The Big Assembly 6th Nov

Careers Enrichment Day – Fast Tomato / CV and personal statement/Post 16 Options/ Apprenticeships/ Employability Matching

Money and Finance Workshop

The Skills Service Mission Possible Careers Fair (Peterborough)

One to one guidance interview with external Careers Advisor

Year 11 Transition Workshops/Goal Mapping/Inspirational Speaker

STEM Workshop

 

 

 

 

Year 11

Tracking Interviews with Principal

 

National Careers Service Assemblty

 

One to one guidance interview with external Careers Advisor

 

Unifrog

 

Apprenticeships Presentation

 

Higher Level Apprenticeships Presentation

 

Parents’ Evening – Impartial careers guidance, LiNCHigher

 

UAH 6th Form Open Evening

 

 Made Training Revision Skills

 

LincHigher Virtual Parent and Carer Event 30th Nov to 3rd Dec

 

Tracking Interviews with Principal

 

 

 

Careers assemblies – local providers

 

National Careers Week RBS

(1st – 6th  March 21)

 

 

 

Tracking Interviews with Principal

 

 

 

Year 12

Local Careers Fair 6th Nov

One to one guidance interview with external Careers Advisor 

Careers talk – Getting the most out of Work Experience – The Skills Service

 

NEC Skills Fair

 

Careers Tutor Programme

 

Team Building Skills Day

 

Unifrog

Made Training Study Skills Presentation

 

National Careers Week RBS

(1st – 6th  March 20)

 The Big Bang Digital UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair

 

 

 

 

UCAS Fair

Careers lunchtime drop-in sessions

 

Work Experience (June)

 

University Open Day Visits

 

 

 

One to one guidance interview with external Careers Advisor  - if required

 

 

Year 13

Careers Enrichment Day 22nd Oct

 

One to one guidance interview with external Careers Advisor 

 

NEC Skills Fair

One to one guidance interview with external Careers Advisor 

 

National Careers Week RBS

(1st – 6th  March 21)

One to one guidance interview with external Careers Advisor  - if required

How we measure success

A successful careers guidance programme is reflected in higher numbers of pupils progressing to positive destinations such as apprenticeships, sixth form colleges, universities or employment.

Our destination data provides clear and comparable information on the success of our school in helping all of our pupils take qualifications that offer them the best opportunity to continue in education or training.

2017/18 Published Destination Data

Secondary Pupils staying in education or entering employment

University Academy Holbeach

96%

Local Authority Average

95%

England Average

94%

 

 

 

 

 

2018/2019 Published Destination Data

Secondary Pupils staying in education or entering employment

University Academy Holbeach

98%

Local Authority Average

95%

England Average

94%

2019/20 Published Desination Data

Pupils staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after Key Stage 4

University Academy Holbeach

98%

Local Authority Average

95%

England Average

94%

Final Destinations Report Year 11 Leavers

Students in education or training

UAH 2016

UAH 2017

UAH 2018

UAH

2019

England

Stat Neighbours

East Midlands

Lincolnshire

94.9%

98.8%

98.3%

100%

95.1%

94.8%

95%

95.4%

September Guarantee Year 12 Destinations

Destinations

2016

2017

2018

2019

School Sixth Form

79%

75.9%

72.0%

85.7%

Further Education

9.1%

6.4%

9.6%

1.5%

Apprenticeship

5.6%

9.9%

1.9%

6.0%

Employment with training

2.1%

1.4%

10.2%

4.5%

Employment without training

 

2.1%

1.3%

0.8%

Work Experience Not Paid

 

 

0.6%

 

NEET Available

 

2.1%

1.9%

 

Not known

3.5%

2.1%

2.5%

1.5

Other Training

0.7%

 

 

 

 Year 13 (16-18 data)

2016 leavers published data

Staying education

28%

Entering Apprenticeships

24%

Higher Education (Level 4)

20%

Further Education (Level 3 and below)

SUPP

Other Education destinations

SUPP

Deferred entry

SUPP

Destination unknown

8%

Year 13 (16-18 data)

2017 leavers published data

Staying education

30%

Entering Apprenticeships

14%

Higher Education (Level 4)

21%

Students Entering Employment

33%

Not in Education or Training

16%

Destination unknown

6%

SUPP

 This is usually when there are 5 or fewer pupils or 10 in the case of destination measures.

All sixth form pupils have exit interviews to ensure that they have secured places on either further or higher education courses, training or employment.

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