Careers

 

 

 

In partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 

Immanuel College’s Lead Teacher for Work Related Learning and Information Advice and Guidance: Mr Alan Dorr

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact him on: Alan.dorr@immanuelcollege.net

Careers Senior Leadership Team Link: Mr David Lamkin David.lamkin@immanuelcollege.net

Tel ext. 3175

Post 16 Careers Link: Miss Sarah Swales

Careers Governor Link: Miss Zoe Pearson

NCOP Progression Officer: Mrs Joanne Welding

Year 7:

  • On Tuesday 30th October Year 7 will take part in the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge. Hundreds of schools across the country compete in the competition which encourages students entrepreneurial, leadership, team working and STEM skills. The winning team on the day will visit Wembley Stadium on the 10th July to take part in the national finals.
  • In PSCHE Year 7 develop the communication skills of active listening, negotiation, offering and receiving constructive feedback and assertiveness. The form time schedule also accounts for student reflections of their progress allowing them to become proactive individuals in preparation for life after education.
  • In June a number of Year 7 girls will attend a STEM visit to a Yorkshire Water treatment plant in Leeds to discover more about careers for women in STEM industries. This trip coincides with International Women in Engineering Day.
  • In July Year 7 students will take part in a Bradford College Open Day to broaden horizons concerning courses Post 16, life at university and developing personal skills.
  • In July Year 7 students will complete a Dragons’ Den style activity day further developing their creative and presentation skills within a team environment. Select teams will be judged by a panel of business leaders.

Year 8:

  • From Year 8 there is a statutory obligation to teach careers within the wider PSCHE programme. At Year 8 students learn about effective organisational, research and presentation skills, personally review their employability and consider strategies for developing their employability skills. Students also learn about local and national Labour Market Information and careers and jobs routes.
  • Year 8 take part in the Moon Base challenge, a day of activities to develop students Team Work and Problem Solving skills and encourage them to Aim High.
  • Year 8 will complete the Engineering Development Trust’s (EDT) First Challenge. A day of STEM activities culminates in every student receiving a Challenger Level Industrial Cadet Certificate.
  • There will be additional opportunities for Year 8 (and years above, to Year 11) to take part in the EDT Parent Challenge, a STEM challenge students complete alongside parents in sessions across the year.
  • In July Year 8 (and 7) students will attend a careers fair run by the Ahead Partnership.

Year 9:

  • Every Year 9 student has a one to one meeting with a Level 6 Careers Advisor from Connexions and begin to build a personal Action Plan.
  • At Year 9 in PSCHE students learn about different types of employment and how these relate to education and life experiences. Students learn about working rights, health and safety in the workplace, clarifying their own aspirations. Students reflect on the benefits of being ambitious and enterprising in all aspects of life, and enterprising skills and terminology, such as productivity and marketing. Particularly pertinent is the concept of students’ own personal ‘brand’ which can be damaged or enhanced using social media.
  • Students participate in a half day developing communication skills in a Murder, Mystery event led by Double Take theatre group.
  • A number of Year 9 (and Year 8) students will be given the opportunity to complete EDT’s GO4SET, a 10 week STEM programme undertaken in groups that leads to a Bronze Industrial Cadet Certificate.
  • In February Year 9 take part in a Broadening Horizons careers fair that includes some of West Yorkshire’s top employers. Workshops are also provided by further and higher education institutions.
  • The Go Higher strategy (run by the National Collaborative Outreach Programme – NCOP) commences in Year 9, with Immanuel College’s on site Progression Officer working closely with a number of students. The strategy aims to increase the awareness of targeted students to university courses and higher level apprenticeships. Activities on offer throughout Years 9, 10, 11 and Post 16 include university trips, the Brightside Mentoring programme, the NCOP information bus, careers interviews and employability workshops.

Year 10:

  • At Year 10 in PSCHE students evaluate their own personal strengths to inform goal setting with careers in mind. Students learn how to recognise discrimination in the workplace. Continuing from Year 9, students develop their understanding of the importance of maintaining a professional online ‘presence’ and managing the risks social media brings. Students also learn about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, the role of employers, employees and unions.
  • EDT Parent Challenge (see above).
  • Go Higher strategy (see above).

Year 11:

  • Year 11 are interviewed by a range of individuals including a Level 6 Careers Advisor and the Post 16 team about their future options and aspirations to ensure personalised and impartial advice.
  • At Year 11 in PSCHE students learn how to recognise and follow health and safety procedures in the workplace. Students consider the wider implications of illegal substance abuse, especially its impact on current and future employment, and therefore personal lifestyle. Students examine a number of inspirational people to model how they should develop their career identity and maximise their chances of success when applying for jobs. Terminology such as ‘customer service’ and ‘protecting corporate or brand image’ is defined, and students learn more about their consumer rights and to develop an independent perspective when purchasing.
  • Year 11 will take part in employability sessions led by NYBEP centring around managing their personal profile and professional conduct. This will be followed up with mock interviews for students from Years 11, 12 and 13.
  • EDT Parent Challenge (see above).
  • Go Higher strategy (see above).

Post 16:

  • In Year 12 a number of students are involved in the Progression Module, a year-long programme which aims to prepare students for higher education and the world of work. This is aided by Leeds Beckett University.
  • The PSCHE provision at Post 16 follows the University of Oxford’s Ignite Programme, which includes understanding possible careers, reacting to a changing job marketplace, acting with confidence and holding assertive conversations, networking, writing CVs, identifying students’ skills, writing cover letters, preparing for job interviews and writing personal statements.
  • The College’s in house provision runs the UCAS application programme for universities. On 3rd October, the Cambridge University will run an admissions interview workshop with the mission of clarifying the applications procedure for top institutions.
  • A number of external providers run programmes to aid students with high GCSE grades from deprived backgrounds access selective universities, such as the Sutton Trust’s Summer School, the Nuffield Trust Summer School (with a focus on STEM subjects) and the Aspiring Professionals Programme from the Social Mobility Foundation. The Smart Futures Programme for Ernst and Young aims to ‘headhunt’ aspiring students who have qualified for Free School Meals for Level 4 Apprenticeships Post 18.
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) also runs a Business Insight Week in anticipation of Level 4 apprenticeships with the company commencing August 2019 – applications open early November.
  • Students interested in pursuing an apprenticeship Post 18 attend the Skills Yorkshire careers fair at Elland Road in October.

 

There will be a careers presence in the form of a Level 6 Careers Advisor at Post 16, Year 11 and Year 10 parents’ evenings.

Measuring and assessing students’ Careers Education:

Immanuel College tracks the variety of careers related experiences each child has to develop a personal record for each student. Where necessary, interventions can be made to ensure ‘all God’s children’ receive the opportunities they deserve to broaden their horizons and raise their aspirations.

Student Careers Action Plans begin to be formulated from Year 9 onwards and comply with GDPR.

Destinations data and NEET (not in Educated Employment or Training) data is also analysed to assess impact.

Next review of information: Jan 2019

Please click here for Immanuel College’s Careers policy.

Useful Websites

Below are a number of websites that provide information on:

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers:

http://futuregoals.the-lep.com/

Labour Market Information for West Yorkshire, focussing on the ‘best’ companies to work for and the fastest growing companies:

https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/uncategorised/275-yorkshire-s-best-companies-to-work-for-in-2018

https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/uncategorised/210-yorkshire-s-fastest-50-growing-companies