Careers Update

Last half-term was a busy time for careers. On 20th April we hosted our annual careers fair where we welcomed visitors from employers including Experian, NHS, Nottingham University, RAF and learnt about careers including Dermatology, Sustainable manufacturing, Teaching, Medicine, Nursing and the Civil Service. Every student in Year 7 – 13 had the opportunity to attend the fair and network with 13 different exhibitors. We also welcomed Nottingham College, Brackenhurst College and Nottingham University, who shared information about Further and Higher Education, as well as Ask Apprenticeships who exhibited information on T-Levels and Apprenticeships. A ‘calm session’ for students with sensory needs was also a big success with lots of students saying they ‘enjoyed’ the experience and ‘learnt a lot’ from the event.

Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students have continued to have careers guidance meetings with our Level 6 Qualified careers advisor, Sean Panting, about their next steps. If your child is struggling to decide what their next steps should be please contact Mrs Myatt who will be happy to arrange a meeting for them ( (Year 10 and 12 students will have priority).

KS3 and KS4 students have received lessons on ‘financial management’, ‘career options’ and ‘labour market information’, whilst teachers have continued to highlight careers in their subjects.

This half-term, Year 10 students go out on a week’s work experience (10th -15th July), before ending the term with a Speed-networking event, back in school, with local employers on 19th July. Any Year 10 students who have not yet returned a form to Mrs Myatt confirming the details of their placement should do so as soon as possible. The last date for returning a form to school is 15th June, after which date, no new placements will be accepted. Mrs Myatt continues to offer support during break and lunchtimes in E5 to students who need to find a placement.

Year 12 have also been busy fixing work experience placements, including in Hospitals, Banks, Police, Veterinary surgeries and Theatres. A number of students have also completed hands-on experiences in Investment Banking, Surgery and Psychiatry.

For further information on how you can support your child to get career ready, please visit the Careers page of our school website where there are links to a number of useful sites, and follow us on Facebook for the latest careers opportunities.