Bishopton Careers Programme
We believe every child should leave our school prepared for life in an ever changing modern society. We therefore provide the academic rigour supported by quality teaching and learning to develop every young person’s values, skills and behaviours that they will need to get on and succeed in life.
We welcome into our school a wide range of external speakers who inspire and engage with our pupils, they come from a variety of backgrounds and all have a very personal and inspiring story to tell. We also invite providers of Apprenticeships into the school to promote awareness and understanding of the breadth of apprenticeships available to our pupils post 16 (please see our Policy Statement on Providers of Apprenticeships below). As well as this we hold events throughout the academic year where we invite employers in to support in the development of pupil’s confidence and understanding about career choices. Coming soon to this page will be our diary of events for next academic year.
Policy Statement – ProvidersGuidance and Support
As part of a diverse and challenging education package, extended work experience can contribute directly to helping young people develop transferable skills they will need for their future personal and professional development. In KS4 extended work experience will be offered to pupils who feel confident enough and have proven that they have the maturity and self-awareness to experience a real working environment. The school has links with a range of employers who have been through the necessary checks for Safeguarding and Health and Safety.
We always aim to support our whole school community in making choices, developing skills and experiencing success. Below are a number of links to organisations that can support and guide anyone including our parents and carers into work.
http://icould.com/. A careers information website.
http://jobzoo.co.uk/ CV and careers resources.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx. Provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service also offers confidential impartial advice supported by qualified careers advisers.
http://www.plotr.co.uk/ Online service which allows people to explore careers and brings together opportunities.
http://www.ascl.org.uk/help-and-advice/help-and-advice.your-guide-to-apprenticeships.html Information about apprenticeships.
http://www.bestcourse4me.com/ Provides pupils with information on particular degrees and universities.
http://www.jobhero.com/choosing-career-guide/ Provides guidance on choosing a career.