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Summerhill School

Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers

Careers provision at Summerhill School is rapidly improving. As well as a wide range of events throughout the year, including Post 16 Careers and Higher Education evening, visiting speakers, off site visits and workshops, we also have access to an independent Connexions Careers Advisor.

Our school Connexions advisor, Wendy Lowe provides impartial information advice and guidance on a wide range of topics that affect young people. She can help you when making choices about your careers, education and training, finding you your ideal job and helping you write a CV. She can also offer help with exam stress, money and health and things to do in your free time that will develop your social skills.

If your son / daughter would like an individual Connexions meeting please ask them to see Mr Wollerton, Assistant Head Teacher / Careers Lead in the House Office or Mr Morgan in the Learning Centre to request an appointment. Mr Wollerton is available for informal discussions regarding career pathways before school, at breaktime and after school in the House Office.

If you are still unsure about what you want to do for a career, don't worry many people are well into their adult years before they set out on their chosen career path.  However to help you why not try the careers quiz using the link below.

https://www.pearson.com/uk/career-choices/PearsonUKQuizzes/General/index.html

To contact Mr. Wollerton (Assistant Head Teacher / Careers Lead) please call 01384 816 165 or email jwollerton@summerhill.dudley.sch.uk

 

Ofsted 2018 reported that:

The well-planned careers education programme makes a good contribution to pupils’ personal development. Pupils have a good understanding about careers and the various options that may be open to them in the future. Careers education also contributes to the strong attitudes to learning, which most pupils display.​​​

 

Labour Market Information

Labour market information can help young people to make informed decisions about their future study and career choices. Labour market information tells you about what is happening in the job market at national, regional and local levels and includes information about jobs and salaries, what skills employers are looking for in different industrial sectors, conditions, communities and future trends.

 

Labour Market Profiles and Guide

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/la/1946157188/report.aspx?pc=DY6%209XE

http://www.charlton.uk.com/_files/6DE20C521E6DC1B7A6708369079BE28F.pdf

 

Job Profiles

The National Careers Service Job Profiles contain information about the types of jobs available in different areas, which industries are growing, which need staff to replace those leaving and the skills which these employers will be looking for. The National Careers Service Job Profiles contain information on the skills and qualifications required for over 750 jobs. You can also find out about the work involved, salaries you and career prospects.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/home

 

Useful Links

Dudley Connexions : http://www.connexionsdudley.org/
Apprenticeships : www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
A-Z of Apprenticeships : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-guide-to-apprenticeships
Discover Degree Apprenticeships: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2018/07/101-Activity-11-1
My Careers Springboard : www.mycareerspringboard.org
Pure Potential : http://purepotential.org
Jobmanji : www.jobmanji.co.uk