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The Basildon Academies

CAREERS INFORMATION

The Government has increased the age at which all young people are required to remain in some form of education to 18 years; this is known as Raising the Participation Age (RPA).  This is not about raising the school leaving age, our young people have a range of options as to how they can participate, they can:

  • Remain in full time education, such as school and college
  • Undertake work-based learning, such as an Apprenticeship
  • Work part time for more than 20 hours whilst undertaking part time education or training

At the Basildon Academies, students are actively encouraged to plan for their future. Some students have already decided on their chosen path and know exactly what they want to do, however, some may still be undecided and need a little bit of extra help.

Within School students are given a wide range of education and information to support them which includes:-

  • Completing a Careers module within their mentoring where they are given their opportunity to research careers and assess their own skills and qualities
  • Requesting a one to one interview with an impartial careers advisor
  • Opportunities to meet external speakers providing information about career and education pathways

The information below sets out the careers advice and guidance that students receive throughout the academic year. Where appropriate this is personalised to the individual needs of the students.

Year 7

Employability Skills
‘Start’ Careers Programme
STEM Activities

Year 8 

Options Process
Employability Skills
KUDOS
STEM Activities

Year 9

Raising awareness of University
KUDOS
STEM Activities

Year 10

Raising awareness of University
KUDOS
STEM Activities
Local Labour Market Information

Year 11

Opportunity to meet one to one with an impartial careers advisor
ECC Apprenticeship Brokerage Service
Essential Skills (writing a CV, interview skills)
KUDOS

KS5

University application support
Apprenticeship Brokerage Service
Careers Advisor (by request)
Essential Skills (writing a CV, interview skills)
KUDOS
University Taster sessions
Career Fairs
Local Labour Market Information


Where can I find out more information?

Careers

www.Nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk  Here you will find a wide range of information and advice including careers, jobs, courses and funding.  Go to Job Profiles section to research.

www.icould.com  View videos of people talking about their career paths.

www.Careersbox.co.uk  this website will allow you to view a range of short videos and interviews where people are describing their careers.

www.How2Become.co.uk  Find insider tips and advice on a range of different careers; on how to complete an application form, through to psychometric tests and how to pass an interview.

www.plotr.co.uk  this provides you with a variety of careers information to explore and discover.

www.bestcourse4me.com  this website can help students at all levels to decide on what course is right for them whether they are looking at degree or A-levels.

www.Targetjobs.co.uk  Find information on a number of graduate careers.

www.Prospects.ac.uk  you can find information here on graduate vacancies, post-graduate study and also possible career destinations by subject.

www.NotGoingToUni.co.uk  Find advice and resources to higher education

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk  Here you will have access to information on many medical careers.

www.whatsyourthing.org.uk This is the brand new Essex careers guide where you can find information about jobs in a variety of different sectors, get CV tips, advice on training and applying for jobs.

Courses Post 16 & Post 18

www.gov.uk/browse/education this will provide you with information on all aspects of further and higher education.

www.ucas.com  virtually everything you need to know about applying to University. Research different courses and entry requirements.

www.russellgroup.ac.uk  The Russell Group represents Britain’s leading universities. You should find some useful information on Post 16 subject choices; look under students and then click on school and college in the UK.

www.Hotcourses.com  Browse thousands of different courses that are available throughout the country; also includes reviews from students’.

www.OpenDays.com  Use this calendar to find open days of universities and colleges

www.basildonacademies.org.uk  Find information about the sixth form courses and apply online today.

Apprenticeships

www.getingofar.gov.uk  Find current information and vacancies.

www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch  the national sites for apprenticeships. Find current information and vacancies

www.essex.gov.uk/essexapprentices  Find information on apprenticeships in Essex.

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk  Look here for hints and tips with finding apprentices tips and employment.

 www.milkround.com Compiled by High Fliers research in Association with Milkround School Leavers, this table breaks down which employers recruited the most higher apprentices and degree apprentices in 2015.