Our vision at Holy Trinity is to ensure that our students are high achieving, ambitious and informed pupils who have high aspirations with a desire to succeed in their future lives.
Careers Education at Holy Trinity is taught and covered through a variety of curriculum and additional opportunities.
Careers Education develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the world of work across all sectors, learning how their studies prepare them for careers and giving insight into possible directions.
Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) focuses on the individual student, supporting them in making the right choices based on their talents, enthusiasms, aspirations, ambitions and abilities. Our aim is to ensure that students are fully aware of the many options and pathways which are open to them as they progress further.
IAG is delivered through our own expert and experienced Careers Adviser who is available in school. The careers adviser provides 1:1 guidance interviews for Year 11 and year 10 as well as drop in sessions, assemblies and attendance at parent’s evenings (Years 8 to 11). Contact can be made through the main reception on 0121 772 0184. Additional support is made for students who may so require this.
Careers Education is also delivered during our PSD programme for all Key Stage 3 students. The aim is to offer a range of lessons and events that inform and enable students to make well informed realistic decisions about their future.
At KS4, Careers is delivered in a variety of forums, including additional Careers focussed days, dedicated subject specialism lessons, guest speakers, opportunities to engage with a range of employers and higher education opportunities both in house and via a range of visits and experiences.
Areas covered in PSD include:
- Decision Making – Choosing your options or future career.
- Developing my own career ideas – using a Career software Programme called KUDOS students are able to start to look at what type of career would be suitable for them.
- Occupational Awareness – starting to investigate career ideas.
- Moving me forward towards my goal – How do I get there? What are the routes to my chosen career?
- CV Production – ensuring you get yours in the YES pile.
- How to apply – workshops showing and enabling year 11’s to apply to college or apprenticeships.
Provider access Statement and overview of provision:
Click here for an overview of our current Careers Programme
Our additional events include:
- Industry Days – local employers come into the school to offer invaluable advice on CV’s and interview technique.
- Career Event – local Sixth Forms, Colleges, Universities and Training Providers set up an information stall and provide hands on advice and answer any queries that students may have.
- Career Talks – local 6th Form, Colleges and Training Providers come to take assemblies informing Year 11’s of what courses they have available.
- Visits – organised visits to local provision such as Universities and employers.
- Worldskills UK (NEC) – Students have an opportunity to visit the NEC where they get the chance to experience different careers and talk to college and universities as well as employers.
- Aim Higher – selected year 10 and year 11 students get to experience a residential trip to local universities.
- College Taster Days – at the end of year 10 students spend time in local colleges to help them make sure that they make the right choices at the end of year 11.
- Opportunities to visit places of work
- Apprenticeship Fayre and What’s my job
- Student mentoring schemes
- Close collaboration with DWP
The Careers Team at Holy Trinity are working hard to ensure your son or daughter has the best impartial careers advice and guidance that they need. Our aim to make sure your child aspires and moves on into a suitable destination for them. That destination can be at a local college or 6th form or onto the right level Apprenticeship. Or it could be to attend one of the local studio colleges or academies. Whatever they decide we aim to support their decision and help them grow.
We measure our success by the academic and career fulfilment which our school leavers attain and by ensuring that we continue to reduce numbers of students who at the age of 16 are NEET (Not in employment, education or training). Additional support is always sought for any student who may be at risk of NEET upon leaving school.
Please click on the following links for more information:
Sample subject activities and student voice
Holy Trinity Catholic School Provider Access Statement
Further support for students- helpful links and websites
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/– 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
The National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships. Also advertises current vacancies.
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.
https://jobs.telegraph.co.uk/careers/-lots of information about specific sectors as well as advice on how to create a CV and prepare for interviews.
https://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/–represents 24 leading universities, source of careers information & advice including ‘informed choices’ a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices.
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.careersbox.co.uk/ video based job profile information and skills explorer tool