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We strongly believe that students and their parents should have access to a high quality careers advice and guidance provision that is both online and face-to-face. Sound careers guidance at the right time can assist with GCSE, sixth form and university course choices. Furthermore, students can be inspired by a future career goal and then work harder to achieve this goal. Finally, a good careers service can provide necessary direction to students who might otherwise struggle to relate to some of their subjects.
Our careers advice and guidance package comprises online video clips and materials, as well as 1:1 interviews and guidance with a trained careers advisor.
All students have access to over 500 video clips on different careers with Careers Box at www.careersbox.co.uk. Additionally, there is a Skills Explorer page on the website which allows students to watch videos matched to their skills and preferences.
The b-live Foundation works in partnership with over 1,200 schools and 50 national employers to develop the employability of young people through an integrated curriculum programme which supports teachers and ensures young people are prepared for the world of work. We will provide all students with a username and password so that they can access this site. Students can create a personal profile to examine careers that match their needs and aspirations.
The b-live Foundation gives personalised independent and impartial information and advice from employers and professional bodies and shows a range of options and pathways available to young people, such as Apprenticeships, vocational qualifications and Further and Higher Education.
Tailored careers information and guidance on the website includes 27 career channels, 500 job descriptions and numerous case studies. There is also advice on CVs, application forms, letters of application and interview techniques.
All students in Years 10 to 13 should have been given the below ‘Student Guide – how to register your b-live membership’ sheet’ and we urge them all to use this excellent site. Once they have registered, students should complete the ‘Tell us Something about Yourself’ section and the ‘b-live profile’ area. After this, the most useful areas of the site are probably the ‘My CVs’ and ‘Career Matcher’ sections – both will help students construct an impressive CV and help them find careers that are in tune with their skills, interests and qualities.
We are delighted to announce that we will be employing a fully qualified careers advisor from the Youth Support Service of Cambs County Council. Their advisors are trained in the latest guidance techniques and have access to the most up to date information on courses, careers and labour market trends. An advisor will be available for 35 minute slots from 08.45 to 13.45 every Friday in the school year, alternating between Coleridge and Parkside sites. Parents and students will be able to book appointments with Student Services.
This website contains information about the NAS – which supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.
There are lots of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship. You can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that is best suited to you – through hands-on experience on the job. Key benefits of being an apprentice include;