Welcome to The Folkestone School for Girls Careers Site

It is claimed that the average student leaving school today will have 14 different jobs by the age of 38. Girls leaving FSG therefore will perhaps now more than ever, need to be adaptable in the workplace, be able to learn new skills quickly and be able to network effectively to create opportunities. We must prepare our girls to flourish in a world of fewer jobs for life and where careers continually evolve.

Exam results, as important as they undeniably are, only take us so far. Our girls will get outstanding qualifications but those qualifications do not define who they are and will play only a part in shaping the people they will become. The FSGBacc, our personal development and character education programme, aims to develop a range of essential skills – those highly transferable skills that everyone needs - problem solving, leadership, teamwork, communication; social & emotional skills, behaviors and resilience. These raise aspirations and motivation and have been linked to improved academic attainment, professional competencies, self-efficacy and social and emotional well being; self confidence. The world is full of opportunities and we want our girls to not only be able to grab these with both hands but to create them!

Our girls will leave us after seven years well qualified and well rounded; intellect and character. They will feel ten feet tall, be bold and spectacular. They will have the knowledge, the skills, the drive, the courage, the wisdom, the optimism and the values to change their world for the better and to change the world for the better.

We are proud of our careers provision which meets the Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance but we believe we go further; that our entire school curriculum focuses on the six learning areas described in the CDI’s Career Development Framework

This site aims to provide all the resources to support our students in developing those aspirations and ambitions for the future and to find to provide access to a wealth of information about careers and routes into these . You can navigate between resources relevant to you using the menu.

Mr M Kennedy
Director of Learning - Careers and Work Related Experience

New Careers Opportunities

Kent Wow!

The KMEAN Team launched Kent World of Work YouTube Channel in March to support access to wide range of inspiring content for young people plus recordings of CPD sessions for careers people. Take a look at their new content by clicking above.

Digital Skills Guide

Following Digital Skills Fest in May Digital Women have created 'Digital Skills Guide' with 33 pages of expert tips covering the must-have digital skills for the future, this free, downloadable guide a go-to resource for learning, enhancing and growing your digital know-how.

Click above for details

Princes Trust Development Awards (16+)

These can cover up to £160 to help young people achieve their goals and move into education, training or employment including, Photo ID, fees for coaching courses, interview clothing, and travel costs.

Explore Business (18+)

Do you have a business idea? or are you looking to start a business? The Princes Trust can help turn your big ideas into a reality. Over four days you’ll get to meet like-minded people. You also have the chance to tap into a business adviser, covering everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax. After the four days you will be provided with a mentor to support you as you plan and test your ideas. You will even have the opportunity to apply for a ‘will it work’ funding grant.

Spotlight On... Media, Print, and Publishing

The Changing Education Group are excited to share a range of media resources highlighting a range of careers for you.

These are real insights by real people, showcasing their experiences and offering invaluable advice for young people. In this edition, we focus on Media, Print & Publishing.

In addition to our headline session with BBC Travel Correspondent Simon Reeve, you can access a jam-packed playlist of videos from leading industry experts.

In total, we are giving you access to 137 Sector Spotlight Interviews, 56 Employer Masterclass Interviews, 36 Industry Insight Interviews, and 20 Futures Panels.

This is industry knowledge that simply doesn't come around too often. Dive in!

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