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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Situated in Room 25 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.
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 both key stage 3 and 4 are actively involved in a wide variety of activities, lessons and workshops focussed on careers and their future. 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 by 2020, 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. This is achieved in a number of ways, including day trips to Universities and workplaces, enrichment sessions, visitors, one to one discussions, mentoring and whole school events. 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. In addition to this we invite employers 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.
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.
“ There are a range Career Guides and books about the recruitment process, from CVs to psychometric testing, available for students to use, that have kindly been donated by How2Become.com. They are an excellent resource for students and parents who are looking for advice about a range of different Career routes.”
The Regis School are 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.
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.
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.
An award-winning career planning and management tool designed to help all young people aged 13 to 19 years old with their career decisions. Through a series of questionnaires an individual can explore their skills and personality traits alongside career ideas as well as study and training options. www.fasttomato.com
Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. www.startprofile.com
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
Information on over 750 jobs and you can contact a careers advisor by email, phone or online. www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
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
This website allows you to watch short video clips of people in a wide range of job sectors. www.icould.com
Doctors and nurses may be the obvious choices but with 350 choices available they are certainly not the only ones. www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk
Aimed at students seeking a graduate career. An excellent resource offering information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. www.prospects.ac.uk
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
The official site to discover exciting apprenticeships, explore classroom resources, book free support and meet real apprentices. www.amazingapprenticeships.com
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