Students across the school are part of a structured and comprehensive careers programme. This will develop an awareness of their abilities, interests and entrepreneurial skills in relation to career pathway. This is a progressive programme which is underpinned by the governments careers strategy on the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’.
The main programme of careers events and activities are below:
Year 7: Students learn about enterprise through running a Stationery Shop in school. They will also learn about jobs in the north east and write a letter of application.
Year 8: Students will learn how to write a cv and understand labour laws. They also take part in the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge that helps to develop the enterprise and employability skills of all the young people taking part including teamwork, communication, leadership, creativity and presentation.
Year 9: Students learn about qualification routes, apprenticeships, vocational courses and A-Levels. They will understand how to access the National Careers Service.
Year 10: Students will take part in the Building My Skills programme delivered by Esh Group. Students will also have the opportunity to be part of Young Enterprise, running their own company with help and guidance from a business professional. Students get introduced to our work experience programme, have four days out of school on work placement or a workplace visit. After this they are given time to reflect on the skills and experiences they have developed during their placement.
Year 11: Students recap the different post 16 routes, learn about skills employers are expecting them to develop and what employee recruitment is all about. This will take place in their Raising Attainment sessions. students have one to one personalised sessions with a highly qualified Careers Education and Guidance professional to help them in their choice of career path.
Year 12: Students are provided with an account to access UNifrog. The unifrog advisor trains students on its use. Students will start producing CV, personal statements and completing certificates and work linked to their chosen career eg MOOCs, first aid certs, voluntary, part time work.
Year 13: Year 13 focus mostly on UCAS with some continuing to search for apprenticeships. External providers liaise with students re apprenticeships regularly to provide advice and guidance and give students direct links to opportunities.
In addition regular events are organised throughout the school year, including STEM related projects and projects with two highly experienced Business Advisors throughout the year. As well as school talks led by employers, colleges and universities.
All the above aim to provide students with information about the breadth of careers and study options available. For more information please see Trinity Catholic College CEIAG Policy.
All students in Year 11 will be offered at least one careers appointment with an independent careers advisor to explore their educational and careers options to support them in their transition to post-16 learning or training.
The school Careers Library is situated in the LRC in both the main building (11-16) and 6th form building (16-18). Both are sticked with helpful literature, college and university prospectus’.
Online Careers Information:
Careers Leader Contact Information:
Mrs J Barker
Trinity Catholic College
Phone: +44 (0)1642 298100
Fax: 01642 298101
Careers Programme Review:
We review our Careers Programme using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool against the Gatsby Benchmarks (Careers Strategy December 2017).