Careers Service

Careers Advice, Information and Guidance at The Regis School.

Our Careers advisor is Mrs Marie Harding. She can be contacted on 01243 871062 or by email at mharding@theregisschool.co.uk. Situated in Room 015 on the ground floor, the Careers office is open Monday to Friday to offer informed, impartial advice & guidance to all students of the school on finding the right move for them whenever they choose to leave The Regis School.

 

The Regis School is following the Gatsby Benchmarks, which set out the standards for Careers Guidance in schools and colleges. We review our progress against these standards every term, using a Compass Tool provided by The Careers and Enterprise Company. We are proud to report that we consistently score 100% on all 8 benchmarks.

A stable careers programme

Learning from career and labour market information

Addressing the needs of each pupil

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Encounters with employers and employees

Experiences of workplaces

Encounters with further and higher education

Personal guidance

 

Vision Statement - To provide an inspiring and innovative program of CIAG, which aims to raise the aspirations of all students. To empower them to make reasoned, informed and appropriate careers choices, which enable them to fulfil their individual potential. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance meets standards suggested by the Gatsby benchmarks.

 

With a Careers library stocked with high quality resources, and software on hand for students, the careers office has access to information on further & higher education, apprenticeships, work experience, internships, training and volunteering opportunities to help students make educated choices about future career paths. Our qualified and highly experienced Careers Adviser is on hand to offer one to one appointments or work within the classroom to facilitate understanding about all aspects of moving from school into the working world.

Students across the school are actively involved in a wide variety of activities, lessons and workshops focussed on careers and employability skills.   We work with a range of external partnership agencies, including SLN:UniConnect, which aims to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education, and the Local Enterprise Partnership, through Coast2Capital.

We aim to raise the aspirations of our students by providing experiences and opportunities that encourage them to challenge themselves and think more creatively about their future plans and aspirations. This is achieved in a number of ways, including day trips to Universities and workplaces, enrichment sessions, visitors from the world of work, one to one discussions, mentoring and whole school events. In addition to this we invite employers in to school to run workshops on networking, interview techniques, achieving your goals and being successful. We feel it is vital for students to get feedback from the very people they will be facing when they leave school.

Our Regis Ten, which form the underpinning ethos of the school, embed employability skills or ‘soft skills’ into the everyday learning experience. We have a holistic approach to students which aims to nurture the individual person and truly encourage them to be the best they can be. Students should leave us knowing all the options available to them and that they have the skills and ability to follow whichever career path they choose.

Every student in Year 11 and 13 is offered a one to one careers interview. During this time they will be offered guidance on Post 16 Education Options, Apprenticeships, Local and National Labour Market Information and Career Choices. Students in all year groups are free to pop in to the Careers office at any time to ask a question, book an appointment or pick up prospectuses or leaflets.

Students can also get advice and guidance on writing CVs, cover letters and personal statements as well as making college and apprenticeship applications.

Whole School Careers Programme

Year 7

All students will

Some students will

  • Have a careers themed assembly
  • Complete careers activities as part of their tutor programme
  • Take part in whole school careers focus days
  • Visit a University or College campus as part of a widening participation event
  • Attend Careers related after school clubs
  • Take part in an employer visit to raise aspirations

Year 8

All students will

Some students will

  • Have a careers themed assembly
  • Complete careers activities as part of their tutor programme
  • Take part in whole school careers focus days
  • Go to University taster days
  • Attend careers workshops run by Albion in the Community
  • Attend Careers related after school clubs
  • Take part in an employer visit to raise aspirations
  • Take part in a parent and student STEM event

Year 9

All students will

Some students will

  • Have a careers themed assembly
  • Complete careers activities as part of their tutor programme
  • Take part in whole school careers focus days
  • Have a series of Options assemblies
  • Go to University taster days
  • Attend careers workshops run by Albion in the Community
  • Attend Careers related after school clubs
  • Take part in an employer visit to raise aspirations
  • Take part in a parent and student STEM event

Year 10

All students will

Some students will

  • Have a programme of careers lessons in PSHE
  • Have a mock interview with a  local employer
  • Have CV writing sessions in PSHE
  • Have a careers themed assembly
  • Complete careers activities as part of their tutor programme
  • Take part in whole school careers focus days

 

  • Attend Chichester College open days
  • Go to University taster days
  • Have a one to one careers interview

Year 11

All students will

Some students will

  • Have a careers themed assembly
  • Take part in whole school careers focus days
  • Have a one to one careers interview
  • Go to University taster days

Year 12

All students will

Some students will

  • Have access to CV writing, Personal Statement writing and Careers information sessions.
  • Have a mock interview with a local employer
  • Complete careers activities as part of their tutor programme
  • Have the opportunity to take part in fortnightly Business Lunches to meet local employers
  • Have a one to one careers interview
  • Attend a careers event with an employer

Year 13

All students will

Some students will

  • Have a one to one careers interview
  • Have the opportunity to take part in fortnightly Business Lunches to meet local employers
  • Visit university and college open days
  • Attend a careers event with an employer

Whole School

  • Have unlimited access to the Careers Office for advice and information or to request an interview
  • Will take part in at least 3 employability and careers focus days each year
  • Will have at least 7 encounters with employers during their time with us
  • Will have the option to take part in events that are aimed at raising aspirations
  • Will be invited to attend the Pathways Evening with their parents
  • Have the use of Unifrog online careers resource
  • Have access to information about careers in the school newsletter

 

Careers and Apprenticeships Websites

Below are some useful Careers websites that Teachers, Parents and Students can use to find information about all aspects of CIAG.

  • Unifrog

Unifrog is the complete destinations platform. The impartial, user-friendly platform allows students to explore pathways  and makes it easy for students to write their CVs and personal statements and record their key skills. It brings into one place every apprenticeship, university course and college course in the UK, as well as career opportunities such as free online courses and school leaver programmes. www.unifrog.org

  • Start

Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. www.startprofile.com

  • UCAS

UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It’s the centralised service that students use to apply to university. It can be a useful tool for students of all ages to find out about what courses are available for future study.   www.ucas.com

  • Health Careers

Make a difference with a career in health. Get all the information you need to take the next step in your career.  www.healthcareers.nhs.uk

  • Step Into the NHS

Doctors and nurses may be the obvious choices but with 350 choices available they are certainly not the only ones. www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

  • iCould

This website allows you to watch short video clips of people in a wide range of job sectors. www.icould.com

  • Prospects

Aimed at students seeking a graduate career. An excellent resource offering information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates.  www.prospects.ac.uk

  • Getmyfirstjob

GetMyFirstJob is a recruitment platform which offers you a whole new way to find your first Apprenticeships and jobs, with the best employers and training providers. www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

  • Amazing Apprenticeships

The official site to discover exciting apprenticeships, explore classroom resources, book free support and meet real apprentices.  www.amazingapprenticeships.com

  • Find an Apprenticeship

Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship.  www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

 

 
I am very proud to offer careers support to students of The Regis School, to see the potential of a young person grow as they achieve their goals is fantastic. I see the role of the Careers department as one of bringing in employers, universities and others to open doors for students and let the outside world see just what the students of the school have to offer. Marie Harding – Head of Careers

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