Biddulph High School and BH6 are committed to providing all our students with a programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) in Years 9-13. The Enterprise & Employability Co-ordinator at this school is Miss K Goodwin. The Leadership Group member with responsibility for Careers is Mrs T Condliffe. The programme will further support the school in raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes and promoting equality.

We understand that choosing the next steps can seem overwhelming and this is why we are committed to providing all of our students with CEIAG. Students across all year groups will be able to access careers information and guidance, careers discussions, college and university taster sessions, work experience placements and more. This will increase awareness of the vast array of opportunities available to them post-16 and post-18 and, by incorporating this into school life, our students can make informed choices at each stage of their academic journey.

The CEIAG programme is designed to support and meet the ever-changing needs of all our students. Activities are personalised to ensure a structured pathway for progression and development for all academic abilities. Students will receive one-to-one careers and pathway interviews with the school’s Enterprise and Employability Leader, who will offer impartial advice and guidance. Topics covered in the programme include:

⦁ Work experience placements
⦁ Post-16 pathways
⦁ Post-18 pathways
⦁ Interview preparation/techniques
⦁ Writing CVs
⦁ Covering letters/personal statements
⦁ Application forms
⦁ Budgeting
⦁ Jobs and skills

Students and parents/carers can access careers information in a variety of ways:

⦁ From the Careers Resource Centre (located in the School Library)
⦁ By contacting Miss K Goodwin, Enterprise & Employability Co-ordinator email address is  goodwink@biddulphhigh.co.uk
⦁ Online – the National Careers Service website is a good source of up-to-date information: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

A MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENTS

Choosing a career is a big deal. Here you are, a young person, and already you’re being asked to make decisions about what you want to do for the rest of your life. You’ll spend a significant amount of time at work and in order to enjoy it, stay motivated and fulfil your potential, you need to choose wisely. So where should you even start?

⦁ Post-16: Up until the end of Year 11 you’ll have progressed from one academic year to the next automatically. However, it doesn’t work like that post-16. In BH6, sixth-form college or FE college you’ll need to succeed in the first year of your course in order to continue to the second year. At BH6 we set course entry requirements, to ensure you are suited to the course you have chosen and have the best chance to succeed.

⦁ Post-18: Deciding what to do after A-Levels can be a particularly tough decision to make. Without a crystal ball you can’t know how your life will turn out if you go to university or if you choose a different route, but you can find out the facts and consider the alternatives.

Always remember, your success is our success – we’re here to help YOU!

Useful Websites

Useful careers websites and resources

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ – National Careers

Use the link to access job profiles to explore your career ideas further

 https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/ – National apprenticeships service

Use the link to search and apply for vacancies

 https://www.allaboutcareers.com/ – all about careers

Site highlighting job profiles, job sector updates, career matching facility and more

 https://www.mykindafuture.com/ – My kind a future

Designed to help support in building your CV, help you to meet employers and find suitable jobs

 https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

Search for apprenticeships and traineeships within different sectors

https://successatschool.org/

Advice for 13-19 year olds to support with job searches, advice, find out about employers, find work experience, apprenticeship etc.

NHS careers: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/

Construction Industry: https://www.citb.co.uk/

Creative Jobs: https://ccskills.org.uk/

Careers in sport: https://www.sportengland.org/

Engineering Industry: https://www.ecitb.org.uk/

Law: https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/

Motor vehicle apprenticeships: https://www.remit.co.uk/automotive/

Science and Maths: http://www.futuremorph.org/

STEM: http://www.wherestemcantakeyou.co.uk/

 

Public services careers websites

RAF: https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment

Police: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/

Army: https://www.army.mod.uk/

Royal Navy: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers

 

Post 18 useful websites

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ – alternatives to University

https://frontier.ac.uk/ – Gap year (voluntary working abroad in wildlife conservation, teaching and medicine)

https://www.ucas.com/ – To support the University process

https://unistats.ac.uk/ – To support the University process

https://www.studential.com/ – Useful support for interviews/key questions about HE

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/ – Support for choosing a University

https://yearoutgroup.org/ – information on taking a gap year

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements labour market information

https://www.opendays.com/ – University open days guide

http://www.bestcourse4me.com/ – clearing course finder for a results day plan B

 

You can view our CEIAG Policy here.