Careers Resource Centre
At the Careers Resource Centre (CRC) we offer careers advice and guidance to years 8-13. We have a well-stocked careers library in addition to various online resources and software that we use with students. We have a wide variety of literature on apprenticeships, opportunities post year 11/12/13, volunteering and local training providers. Students can access careers interviews with our Careers & Vocational Education Coordinator; in addition students can also request a careers interview with an external independent careers adviser which is supplied to us through Adviza.
Throughout the school year we organise a variety of careers related activities these include;
- Careers Fair
- Industry Talks
- Mock Interviews
- University Visits
- Careers Fest Visits
- Employer Visits
- Apprenticeship talks
- College Talks
- Armed forces Activity days
We offer a drop in service for students during break time, lunch time and after school, where students can call in for an informal discussion.
We run a work experience programme for all of our year 10 students which runs for a week during July; this is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight to the world of work. Support is on hand from the CRC to help students secure placements. We also support year 12& 13 students who wish to secure independent work experience as well.
The CRC organises Enterprise activities in the school, this year all of our year 8’s have been invited to take part in the ‘tenner challenge’ which is run through the Young Enterprise charity, and each year we have a team of year 12 students who take part in the Young Enterprise ‘Company Programme’ where they set up and run their own business as part of the competition. In addition we also run Enterprise days for certain year groups – this year our year 9’s will take part in the Soap Challenge run by Coco Mango.
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