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Careers Interview Process – Year 10 Student

All Year 10 students will require an initial careers interview to establish ideas they may have at this stage and to explain how the process works and the support available. If the student has a clear career goal and has a good idea of the career path they wish to follow, this will be encouraged and action points will be set for them to carry out research into this career. For example, college courses, apprenticeships and local training providers. If the student is unclear of their career choices, they will benefit from completing a computer-based careers package helping them to identify potential occupational areas that they may wish to research further. The student would have access to this package throughout the remainder of Year 10 and Year 11. This careers package would be useful to use during other career sessions and will be a beneficial tool to use for further research in their own time.

At their second careers interview, the students will have the opportunity to reflect on their progress and clarify any careers ideas that they wish to explore or find out more about. This interview will also focus on work experience and the benefits of the student doing this, whether it is short-term or a long-term arrangement. The student will have the opportunity to discuss industry sectors they wish to explore or specific companies they wish to have their work experience through.

 

All students will be provided with a detailed action plan stating their next steps and/or action points. A copy of this action plan will be available to the parent(s) / guardian(s) / carer(s) and a copy kept in their personal file at school for future reference.

 

 

Careers Interview Process – Year 11 Student

All Year 11 students will require an initial careers interview to establish ideas they may have at this stage and a recap of how the process works and the support available. If the student has a clear career goal and has a good idea of the career path they wish to follow, this will be encouraged and action points will be set for them to carry out research into this career. For example, college courses, apprenticeships and local training providers. If the student is unclear of their career choices, they will benefit from completing a computer-based careers package helping them to identify potential occupational areas that they may wish to research further. The student may have completed this already in Year 10 (this will depend when they are joining the school), however, if needed, they can complete this again if it is necessary.

 

There is an optional resource available to all students called Motivational Maps which helps them to identify areas that motivate them when learning and how they prefer to learn. The tool can also help to identify their main strengths and areas for improvements and offers some guidance on how to do this. This tool will help members of staff identify what motivates the student and how this can be included within their lessons. The information contained within the report that they receive can also be used as part of the IAG process as some of their strengths can be documented and matched to suitable occupational areas.

 

The student will have a second interview to clarify their chosen career path and at this stage (if appropriate) relevant applications can be completed and sent to their chosen education or training providers. The student will also discuss options for shadowing sessions at local colleges / training providers and the course available. For statemented students, a third career interview will be required to complete the s139a Assessment of Needs form. When all appropriate applications have been completed, this will be sent to the chosen education and training providers. During the second interview, students will be introduced to relevant careers websites, apprenticeship opportunities and be provided with prospectuses / apprenticeship guides for them to keep.

 

Other optional support available includes attending open days, open evenings, meeting local training providers and attending informal and formal interviews to secure a place on a course. There is additional support on offer for students requiring employability support for CV writing, completing full applications for apprenticeships and letter writing.

All students will be provided with a detailed action plan stating their next steps and/or action points. A copy of this action plan will be available to the parent(s) / guardian(s) / carer(s) and a copy kept in their personal file at school for future reference.