Welcome to the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance website from The King Edward VI School and Sixth Form.
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance at The King Edward VI School
This page will highlight some of the most reliable and useful sources which provide impartial advice and guidance every step of the way. However, don’t forget about those close to you parents/siblings/relatives are all great sources of information and advice, as well as your tutor, teachers and the VI Form students.
At The King Edward VI School we have dedicated Student Mentors who are available for 1:1 interviews, advice and guidance at any time. Any student (Y9-13) can drop in to the Careers Office in the LRC from 8:30am, breaks and lunch times or after school to see Janet. Post 16 students can also see Fiona and Jess in the Advanced Study Centre at any time. Alternatively, students can be referred for 1:1 advice and guidance by Parents, Year Leader or Tutors. We strongly believe the availability of this 1:1 support, advice and guidance allows students to make informed choices and can support them on their future progression routes.
Post 16 Mentor
Post 16 Mentor
My name is Julie Jackson, I have over 35 years' experience, working mainly with young people, supporting them with impartial (independent) information, advice and careers guidance. I work for the Learning and Skills Careers Guidance Team at Northumberland County Council. My main role at KEVI is to support some students in Year 11, with their career, training and education choices. I listen to you and your ideas, I ask some questions about your interests, strengths and abilities and we have a chance to support you with your future choices. Sometimes I see young people more than once. I never tell you what career is right for you because it is your life and that is something you will decide for yourself in time. I really like listening to young people and helping them with their futures."
Skills to Succeed Academy: An online package that unpicks the world of work, employability skills and applying for jobs in the future. Particularity useful for students who have no idea what they would like to do in the future, the programme is broken into short, focused modules or units. Full access details are here.
High quality web-based resources that students and parents should take a look at include:
Unifrog (see also separate tab) is a fantastic resource, that allows students to compare university courses and apprenticeships in the same place. Information is up to date, including the latest employment/destination data. *log in is required to use this system*
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. You can create your own lifelong learning account and access a range of useful tools from real-life case studies and careers guides to web and telephone chats with independent, impartial fully-qualified careers advisor.
My Career Springboard is an impartial careers information package, you create an online account that helps you navigate your choices and careers pathway. You get a personalised noticeboard and you can do 'personality tests' that matches careers which might best suit your interests and traits.
http://www.ucas.com/progress This website will be launched nationally in September 2014 and is primarily aimed at choices after GCSE. However, it contains a range of resources students will find useful when considering their options such as Careers quizzes.
http://icould.com/ This website has lots of videos you can explore by employment sector or life theme
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/ This is a good resource for anyone thinking about university, careers you can reach from your subjects and job hunting trends
http://www.careersbox.co.uk/ This is a free online library of careers related films, news and information
http://www.careers4u.tv/ This site contains videos on lots of different jobs, and students talking about apprenticeships, university and jobs
http://www.getting-in.com/ This site has a comprehensive overview of universities, courses and apprenticeships
https://insteadofuni.com/ The site is primarily for 6th Form who don't want to go to university
The Success at School website also has a useful careers page, looking at roles in different sectors of the economy.
These resources are primarily for pre-16 students, although not exclusively so. Further online resources to support Post 16 students can be accessed here.
The aim of the Learning Trust is to provide the highest quality Careers Education, Advice and Guidance that broadens the horizons of all students and ensures they reach their full potential. CEIAG is to help students find out about careers and the world of work, develop employability skills and taking responsibility for planning their own career pathway - whatever route or pathway that might be.
CEIAG takes place in a number of ways across the Learning Trust; this includes, extended registration, assemblies and tutor time, as well as through school trips, visiting speakers and support from our Alumni. One to one support from Student Mentors is available in school every day for students, and parents can also book appointments.
Data Sharing: From time to time The King Edward VI School will share relevant information with external sources in order to improve our guidance provision and support students and young people with their career aspirations. If you have any questions about who will see your information please see any of the Careers team. We do have a statutory duty to share your contact details and destination information with the Local Authority.