Year 11 Careers

Year 11

The focus is on post 16 options, transition skills and the application process.

 In Year 11 as part of the PSHE programme students will:

  • Discuss options post 16, qualifications, FE and HE
  • Progress through the career planning cycle to explore possibilities
  • Learn transition and decision making skills
  • Learn how to make an application, write a CV and a cover letter
  • The importance of personal statements and interviews
  • Enable students to understand the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication within an interview situation

The programme of events for year 11 includes:

Talks from:

  • Training providers
  • Colleges
  • Apprentices
  • Employers

To inform on the many choices available post 16.

Career interviews:

All students in Year 11 will have a 1:1 meeting about their option choices, career routes and post 16 options. This will build on their individual career learning plan helping students to refine career targets for the future and will form part of their target setting review.

Events:

The opportunity to visit job shows and skills events such as the National Apprenticeship Show and Skills Show.

A careers advisor will be present at Year 11 parents evening.

 

Useful information:

Icould - Careers advice, choices & ideas
www.icould.com

Careersbox - Watch videos of people in different jobs
www.careersbox.co.uk

 

Take a quiz to explore careers in different worlds of work:
www.icould.com/buzz
www.prospects.ac.uk
www.thetechpartnership.com/tech-future-careers/quiz  - roles in the tech world

Apprenticeships


Local Colleges:

Milton Keynes College: www.mkcollege.ac.uk

Moulton College:             www.moulton.ac.uk

Northampton College:   www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk

Bedford College:              www.bedford.ac.uk

University

 

Other places to get independent advice:

The National Careers Service:     www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

The Youth Faculty (MK Council):                Tel: 01908 556700

Email: communitylearning.mk@milton-keynes.gov.uk

 

Any student wishing to receive help with any of the areas below can speak with Mrs Griffin.

  • CV creation
  • Cover Letters
  • Applications
  • Application process (e.g. assessment centres)
  • Interview techniques

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