Careers Guidance & Post 16
We will inspire and engage our students in planning their own career path and increase their motivation to aim high using appropriate labour market information and online tools.
We will engage with a large number of employers and other organisations, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers in a range of ways to give students real life experiences of the world of work.
We will inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in order to give them the opportunities they aspire to both academically, personally and in relation to their future. Our Careers Education Information and Guidance provision and plan are reviewed annually.
- We will inspire and engage our students in planning their own career path and increase their motivation to aim high using appropriate labour market information and online tools.
- We will engage with a large number of employers and other organisations, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers in a range of ways to give students real life experiences of the world of work.
- We will inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in order to give them the opportunities they aspire to both academically, personally and in relation to their future.
Mr Steve Kemshall, Assistant Principal, leads on the academy’s CEIAG provision.
All year 11 and sixth form students receive a 1:1 guidance interview by a level 7 qualified practitioner.
Vulnerable students are identified and receive additional support from the local authority, YPSS.
External, independent, and impartial careers guidance services is provided to year 11 students and are invited to attend open evenings to help students and parents make the right choices for their future.
Employer Engagement - remove seminars section, we don't do them anymore. Change to Rolling Tutorial - students in all year groups have regular engagement with employers through virtual professionals days, online.
Business Banquets –
at least three times per year we organise Business Banquets – professionals and local employers are invited into school to dine with our students and share their career experiences and labour market information.
Professionals Day –
every year group takes part in this whole day event. Local employers are invited in to take part. Students work in tutor group teams to try to work out what each employer does for a living by asking them insightful and interesting questions.
Various employers are invited in to speak to our students. Students are informed of the seminar in advance and book on to learn more.
Work experience is offered to sixth form students which is directly linked to their chosen career path
All local colleges and post 16 providers, including apprenticeship providers, are invited in to speak to year 10 as a whole.
These organisations are also invited in for academic review days and events to speak to parents
We work closely with the University of Lincoln who support our sixth form provision and the University of York Shine Programme where students in each year group are part of the programme. We have been successful in securing a large amount of funding through the University of Hull which enables us to engage with organisations such as Fix Up, Push and Unifrog
Business Hive Member – Havelock Academy is the only school which is a member of this local employer network
Our Enterprise Adviser, through the Careers and Enterprise Company, is an employee of North East Lincolnshire Council and is also a member of our Governing body. Karen Linton, is the Strategic Lead for Skills for the authority.
Trips & Visits
All year 10 students visit the NE Lincolnshire Skills Fair in July every year.
Sixth form students visit two university fairs each academic year, one in October and the UCAS Exhibition in April.
All University of York Shine Programme students visit the university every year.
Employer visits take place for selected students including Pipers Crisps, Siemens, Modal Training and others.
Students attend events which are appropriate for their age group or interest including Women Into Manufacturing and Engineering, Stand Out In A Global Market and PIXL Getting Into Top Universities.
All year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students have access to Unifrog.
Unifrog is a complete destinations platform where students can plan their futures including write CVs, record interventions and competencies, research college, sixth form, apprenticeships and universities and includes research tools for Oxbridge and Universities overseas.
In year 11 all students have a unique Lincs 2 log in. This enables them to research labour market information and look in depth at local provision. Students use Lincs 2 to apply for colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeships.
@HA_Sixthform – students are strongly encouraged to follow this Twitter feed for interesting and up to date articles relating to all things careers
Raising Aspirations for University & Enterprise. Access to inspiring individuals and organisations in school and at universities.
What does my future look like? What do my family do? What is my dream? What are my strengths? What am I going to do in the future? Where do I see myself in 15 years’ time?
Skills analysis, reflection, what am I good at and how can I use my skills? Exploring the future, looking at different career paths and industries, careers and labour market information across all sectors, employability and enterprising skills and attributes – how can I develop these to benefit me? Making the right choices and decision making for my future. Futures Four
World of Work, Enterprise & Further Employer Engagement. Work with other organisations including Young Peoples Support Services, Post 16 providers including sector specific options, all available colleges, apprenticeship providers and sixth form offer. Careers Advice, Guidance & Development. Further use of LMI to inform decisions. Challenge stereotypical careers and manage risks within the workplace. Parent Involvement Strengthened, Selection processes – increase my chances of standing out through Futures Five. Use of Unifrog as a mechanism to manage career choices
Individual, impartial careers guidance interviews by YPSS and Academy Careers Adviser, trained to level 6, review and reflect on choices, experiences and activities. Lincs 2 applications, sixth form & post 16 interviews, what direction am I going in?
UCAS – personal statements & references, life at university, including student finance, career enhancement plans, develop enterprise and employability skills
Finely tune direction with students in line with their academic ability.
As an academy we use Compass – the careers benchmark tool as outlined in the Gatsby benchmarks to assess and improve our current CEIAG provision.
Our progress against the Gatsby benchmarks will be reviewed regularly throughout the academic year to help us meet all of the 8 benchmarks.
We will monitor the impact of our action plan and the CEIAG we deliver mainly through feedback from students and staff. All activities will be reviewed to ensure all goals and aims are met.
Don’t panic if you can’t decide which direction to go in or which courses would best suit your needs.
- Talk to your parents, teachers and Careers Adviser about the best option for YOU
- Do your research – use the websites and other sources of information to help make YOUR decision
- This is the first time in your lives where you are making a huge decision, its YOUR decision, stand strong with YOUR choices
- Aim high, we have every confidence in YOU. Challenge YOURSELF and go for it!
- This year is important, don’t lose sight of your GCSE exams, the grades matter when it comes to your next step
“Things to Consider”
- Focus – what are your expectations, aspirations, do you have an idea of career choice?
- Information – have you done your research, looked at labour market information, thought about training and qualifications, universities?
- Realistic – are their thoughts realistic? Do you want to be a tomato picker but they are colour blind? If you don’t want to leave home what options are there locally for you or is the sky the limit?
- Scope – how far can you go in their chosen career, are you aiming at the right pitch, have they thought about how far you can go in this field?
- Tactics – moving forward, what next, what does the development of this idea look like?
If you would like more information about careers or employer engagement at Havelock Academy then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mr S Kemshall. Don't forget to also visit www.lincs2.co.uk.
For more information please contact:-
Mr Steve Kemshall
Tel | 01472 602000
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Construction Industry Training Board
National Careers Service – information about all jobs, updated by Government daily
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Jobs available in the area within construction and energy sector
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