Y11 Progress Manager Mr J Gascoyne is the Careers Lead at Caistor Yarborough Academy. Mr Gascoyne has a Level 7 Diploma in Careers Leadership from the University of Warwick.
Students in all year groups are being given the opportunity to participate in career related events and activities both inside and outside the academy. Events this academic year have included:
Y9 Careers Morning – Wednesday 11th September
The morning involved students taking part in a series of work-shops to build awareness of career routes, employ-ability skills such as teamwork, budgeting and problem solving and helped promote some of the Academy’s values around resilience, resourcefulness and making responsible choices.
Year 10 & 11 students
Post 16 – Apprenticeships and the World of Work
Leaving school can be very daunting and full of uncertainty. However, we are here to help you turn uncertainty into opportunity.
In England, the law states that you must do one of the following until you are 18:
• Stay in full-time education, e.g. college or 6th Form.
• Start an apprenticeship or traineeship.
• Spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.
Below are some useful links to help you make an informed decision as to where you would like your future to go.
These are typically attached to a secondary school, and offer A Levels and possibly BTECs. Due to their size, they possibly do not offer such a wide range of subjects as a college, but if you prefer a smaller learning environment, then this could be for you.
Colleges can offer A Levels, BTECs, Apprenticeships, GCSEs and Foundation Learning across a wide range of subjects. For those who have aspirations to go on to university, they can be a good stepping stone – a sort of halfway house between school and university – but they are by no means the only option. Some colleges also offer vocational courses as well as academic ones.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays. As an apprentice you will:
- Work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week).
Apprenticeships take 1-5 years to complete depending on their level. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job.
For more information on becoming an apprentice click HERE.
Traineeships are courses with work experience which get you ready for work or an apprenticeship, and usually last up to 6 months.
Part-time Education whilst working or volunteering
If by 16 you’ve had enough of full-time education – this could be for you. It combines part-time education or training with working or volunteering for a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Access to Higher Education
Whilst the decision will be solely yours – be sure to ask as many questions of as many people as possible – parents, teachers, tutors, friends, family. They will all have been in your shoes and will have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you to start planning the future you want.
A personal message from Edward Timpson (the Children’s Minister) on what we mean by “Working Together to Safeguard Children”. Know your rights and how to seek support.
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The LHSG have commissioned a short film on youth homelessness called ‘Choices’ launched in May 2015. The aim of it is to prevent young people becoming homeless and the main message of the film is to encourage people to seek help at an earlier stage. The film guides young people to help and support if they do become homeless.
Choices from Blueprint Film on Vimeo.
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