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Bramcote College Careers Hub

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As part of their education at the White Hills Park Trust students are entitled to a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance to help them make decisions that will support them in developing a successful career.  View the attachments below to discover what those entitlements are:

Measuring and Assessing our Careers Programme

Contact Us

 Our Careers Leader is Vicky Barnett. If you have any queries about careers, higher education, accessing careers advice or work experience please contact her on 01159 168900 ext 341 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Careers Programme

Every child at Bramcote College will have a dedicated PSHE and Citizenship lesson once a week.  As part of this programme of learning they will study half a term of careers education every year from 7 – 11.

 

Labour Market Information

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Events

Autumn Term

  • All students to study careers in their PSHE and Citizenship curriculum time.
  • Year 11 students to have individual advice and guidance sessions with our qualified careers advisors.
  • Year 11 College applications open.
  • KS4 and 5 Careers Fair

Spring Term

  • Year 11 Bramcote College 6th Form Interviews and Mock Interview practice
  • KS4 World of Work Day
  • Medical Mavericks
  • Girls into STEAM
  • Employable Me
  • Options Experts - Meet the Professionals year 9 event

Summer Term

  • Creative Industries Careers Day
  • Access All Areas: Alton Towers
  • Boys into Health Care
  • Inspiring Futures

Newsletter Articles about Career Events

Catch up on any Newsletter articles you may have missed:

Positive Feedback from Employers, FE and HE 

We work with many different employers, FE and HE institutions and are always happy to welcome visitors to share their experience and knowledge with our students.  Here is what outside agencies have to say about working at Bramcote:

"Friendly staff and students are polite and well behaved." "Year 10 and Year 9 students were really confident, engaged and interested in our apprenticeship offerings."  "Love that the students have lots of questions!"  "Great to meet so many pupils, not only from year 11, but younger year groups too.  Good to speak with them about their potential future options."

Important Links and Websites

National Careers Service

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.

Apprenticeships

Guide to apprenticeships:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/699397/Guide-to-Apprenticeships_090418.pdf

A to Z of apprenticeships:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/699398/Apps_Framesworks-090418.pdf

Apply for an apprenticeship:
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship – Find an apprenticeship in England.

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

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ – an excellent overview of apprenticeships, including vacancies, resources and advice on achieving your goals.

Other websites

https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/ – discover new ideas, understand which careers best suit you and uncover how what they are learning in school links to future opportunities and their career destination

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.

http://www.how2become.com/ – offers detailed advice on how to access a range of sectors. Also offers the purchase of resources, compiled in conjunction with professionals working in these fields, designed to enable you to achieve your dream career or course.

www.plotr.co.uk – investigate careers, watch videos and get great advice, find out about employers and work experience opportunities in your area.

www.fasttomato.com – an interactive careers website to help with ‘careers matching’ programme to help with career choice (log in for a free guest pass).

www.careersbox.co.uk – video based job profile information and skills explorer tool.

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 profile quiz.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – opportunities that exist outside of university.

www.careersworld.co.uk – general & regional careers resource includes apprenticeship vacancies.

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

www.therussellgroup.ac.uk – represents 24 leading universities, source of careers information & advice including ‘informed choices’ a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices.

www.prospects.ac.uk – find out which areas you could access after a particular degree.

mycareerspringboard.org – Springboard is for students. It is divided into two main sections: the Career Test and the Career Exploration Tool. In tandem, these two interactive tools allow students to find some career inspiration and gain an insight into their different career options.

http://www.inspiringapprenticeships.co.uk – information and advice about local apprenticeships.

http://www.jobapplications.co.uk – this site has useful videos, demonstrating how to complete the online applications for many top companies in the UK, as well as providing detailed information on salaries and interviews. Applications forms can be printed off directly from this site.

Careers Advice

WHP believes that all students should receive the individual support they need to prepare themselves for their next steps into further learning, training or work. With today’s young people entering a complex and competitive job market, this has never been more important. We’re proud to have our own Level 7 qualified Careers Advisor who offers one-to-one advice and guidance sessions with all KS4 and KS5 students.

It is a statutory duty (Education Act 2011) that all schools must provide impartial, external, careers advice and guidance for their students and Ofsted looks for evidence of this during its inspections.  Through working having our own qualified advisor the Trust is meeting its statutory duty. 

Advice and guidance is provided on a face-to-face basis in a confidential setting.  In addition those students identified as having additional needs and are likely to experience barriers to securing work, training or further learning after they leave school at 18 form part of an additional needs cohort who receive more intensive support.  Following a careers meeting, students will receive a personalised Career Development Plan outlining the issues discussed and action points from our advisor.  Our advisor will also be involved in parents’ consultation evenings, options evenings, results days, careers fairs, employability events and assemblies.

Further and Higher Education Links

web15px Bramcote College Sixth Form

web15px Derby College

web15px Nottingham College

web15px Bilborough Sixth Form College

web15px The University of Nottingham

web15px Nottingham Trent University

web15px UCAS - The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service