We strongly believe that students and their parents should have access to a high quality careers advice and guidance provision that is both online and face-to-face. Sound careers guidance at the right time can assist with university course choices. Furthermore, students can be inspired by a future career goal and then work harder to achieve this goal. Finally, a good careers service can provide necessary direction to students who might otherwise struggle to relate to some of their subjects.
Our careers advice and guidance package comprises online video clips and materials, as well as 1:1 interviews and guidance with a trained careers advisor.
Online Career Video Clips
All students have access to over 500 video clips on different careers with Careers Box at www.careersbox.co.uk. Additionally, there is a Skills Explorer page on the website which allows students to watch videos matched to their skills and preferences.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Youth Support Service website for young people in Cambridgeshire (http://www.youthoria.org) has some very useful information for students thinking about future courses and careers. The Work section has information on the most effective ways to get a job and also has links to extensive careers information with the National Careers Service (https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk).
One to One Careers Guidance
We are delighted to announce that we will be employing a fully qualified careers advisor from the Youth Support Service of Cambs County Council. Their advisors are trained in the latest guidance techniques and have access to the most up to date information on courses, careers and labour market trends. An advisor will be available for 35 minute slots from 08.45 to 13.45 every Friday in the school year, alternating between Coleridge and Parkside sites. Parents and students will be able to book appointments with Student Services.