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Careers Advice and Guidance

Careers Advice and Guidance

Careers Advice and Guidance

Saffron Valley Collegiate is committed to progressing all students on to suitable post-16 pathways to enable them to follow their career ambitions.

To this end, every student has continuous access to a qualified careers adviser who provides Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance; a forum for students to explore options to the fullest.

The KS4 curriculum enables all pupils to access post 16 education or training at an appropriate level, reflecting their ability.

Every member of staff is invested in ensuring that students make early post-16 applications, guaranteeing a clear focus and direction for the Year 11 exam season.

Work experience, mock interview practice, group workshops, individual one-to-one sessions, visits to internal and external careers fairs, visits to colleges and a university, are among the activities offered to enhance every student's potential.  A chance to engage with The Prince’s Trust Personal Development Education programme is also on offer.

Interested parties can access further information on how the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme by referring to the Careers Policy.

The following information may be useful to you:

Additional information can be found at:

https://youngcroydon.org.uk - a website dedicated to the youth of Croydon promoting engagement in all kinds of positive activities as well as lots of information to support post-16 options.

www.icould.com – Aims to help you to make the most of your potential by showing how others have used theirs, take the ‘Buzz’ personality test.


nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.


https://successatschool.org/ – Gives clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy to access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers.


www.apprenticeships.org.uk – The National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships.  Also advertises current vacancies.


http://www.how2become.com/offers detailed advice on how to access a range of sectors


www.careersbox.co.uk- Great videos with job information


www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Thinking of taking a different route from going to university, this website explores the opportunities that exist outside of university.

 

www.ucas.com – information about university courses on offer, also the Stamford test to help with ideas about subjects to study.

 

Parents/Carers: Can you help our students with a careers talk or work placement? Please contact us on the emails below if you can offer assistance:

​Cotelands@saffronvalleycollegiate.co.uk

KS3@saffronvalleycollegiate.co.uk

KS4North@saffronvalleycollegiate.co.uk

KS4South@saffronvalleycollegiate.co.uk

Springboard@saffronvalleycollegiate.co.uk

Jenny Adamson – Careers Lead jennifer.adamson@saffronvalleycollegiate.co.uk