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Year 10 Careers Programme





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Year 10

Experience of the workplace and expectations of employers

Pathways into Post 16

Activity Details Impact
Careers and Higher Education Evening Monday 16th September 2024

Students and parents have the opportunity to access high quality information relating to Sixth Form and FE provision from local colleges and sixth form providers.


Students and parents have the opportunity to look at provision of courses from local and national universities as well as potential career paths in the uniformed public services and modern apprenticeships.

Planning for the future Workshops

(CV, Personal Statements and Interview techniques)


April/May 2024


Improved skills in employment readiness, CV writing, interview technique and personal statements


Increased understanding of the necessity for employability skills


Improved aspirations and understanding of personal career pathways linked to academic progress


Improved understanding of personal strengths and weaknesses and opportunity to plan to address and develop these

Local College Visits (KEDTs, OSH, Dudley, Halesowen)


July 2024


All Year 10 students to be given opportunity for a taster day at local universities, depending on career path. This will dispel any myths relating to FE and give students real life FE experience helping to give them better information of future career path in Year 11



29th April - 3rd May 2024


All Year 10 Students to get further opportunity to explore potential career choices first hand, to practice the application and interview process and to reflect on their suitability to this career path.


Increased understanding and necessity for employability skills

Languages Taster Sessions


June 2024


Greater understanding of the career sector and employment needs. Aspiration for students

Not sure what career would best suit you? Take our quick test to find out...


Not sure what level of qualification to apply for have a look at this link and learn more about the different steps you can take throughout your education...


Want to know about what qualifications you need for a career you are interested in, or just want to explore what opportunities are out there for you click below;


What does Dudley have to offer? Click here to find out about the local opportunities available to you...

Personal statements are a crucial part of university and college applications. Personal statements are your chance to show universities or colleges that you’re the best person for the course. You need to demonstrate that you have the right skills, experience and aptitude for the course. You also need to show an understanding of what the course involves and explain why it interests you.

Use the link below and the attached documents, for a step by step guide on how to create a college application.