Careers Education

Careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a significant contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The CEIAG programme at Trinity Academy Halifax is designed to be progressive from Year 7 to Year 11 and support students in making informed choices in years 8, 9 and 11.

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance, students will be encouraged to make the most of their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit their needs and intelligence.

In particular we intend our students:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.

We recognise that the process of making career decisions is a lengthy one and that most of our students will make their final choices only after completing their higher education course.

We work with a range of partners to deliver our careers programme, including C&K careers, The Careers and Enterprise Company, NCOP and Covea insurance. C&K careers offer students impartial careers advice, for more information on the service they offer and how to get in touch please visit https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/

If you have any questions regarding the careers strategy then please contact our Careers Leader, Cat Cripps c.cripps@trinityacademyhalifax.org

Trinity Academy Halifax Careers Strategy

Phase 1 provision includes:

Year 7
  • Careers library introduction
  • Assembly on options 16+ – the different routes students can take
  • Assemblies from local employers
  • Labour Market Index information assemblies
  • Financial education through Curriculum for Life lessons
Year 8
  • Introduction to University assembly
  • Introduction to apprenticeships talk
  • Individual careers guidance via online learning tools prior to options evening
  • 1:1 meeting with VT tutor prior to making option choices
  • IAG information evening for students and parents prior to making option choices
  • Assemblies from local employers
  • Labour Market Index information Assemblies
  • My Skills workshop with Covea Insurance
  • Work on discrimination and equality in the workplace through Curriculum for Life lessons

In addition to the ‘core’ careers programme above, students will also have the opportunity to partake in bespoke activities / schemes on a student by student basis.  This is called the Enhanced Careers Programme.

By the end of Phase 1 Students will have:

  • An understanding of where in the academy they can access careers information
  • An understanding of the different routes to employment available aged 16+
  • Had at least two interactions with employers / HE providers
  • Heard at least two local employers speak during assemblies
  • Had the opportunity to speak with at least two local employers
  • Received personalised guidance via an online platform prior to options choices being made
  • Participated in a 1:1 meeting with their VT tutor to discuss option choices
  • Had the opportunity to attend an IAG evening prior to option choices

Phase 2 Provision includes:

Year 9
  • CV Writing Workshop
  • Enterprise Challenge
  • Assemblies from local employers
  • Market Index Assemblies
  • University visit
  • Individual careers guidance via online learning tools prior to options evening
  • 1:1 meeting with VT tutor prior to making options choices
  • IAG information evening for students and parents prior to making options choices
  • Work on goal setting and aspirations through Curriculum for Life lessons

By the end of Phase 2 Students will have:In addition to the ‘core’ careers programme above, students will also have the opportunity to partake in bespoke activities / schemes on a student by student basis.  This is called the Enhanced Careers Programme.

  • Gained an understanding of the opportunities available to them post 16 both locally and nationally
  • Had the chance to be inspired by local business leaders, university employees and 6th form alumni
  • Produced a CV through the CV writing workshop
  • Gained interview experience from the mock interview day
  • Have had at least two employer interactions

Phase 3 Provision includes 

Year 10
  • Work on financial decision making as part of the Curriculum For Life lessons
  • CV writing workshop
  • Mock interview day
  • Work place visit
  • Ahead Partnership Careers Panel
  • Assemblies from local employers
  • Labour Market Index Assemblies
Year 11
  • Work on next steps as part of the Curriculum For Life lessons
  • Aspirations fair
  • Group and 1:1 careers interviews with C&K careers
  • Assembly from local employers
  • Labour Market Index Assemblies
  • Opportunity to attend the Get Organised Destinations Event at The Shay Stadium
  • Introduction to UCAS and financial options for university

 

In addition to the ‘core’ careers programme above, students will also have the opportunity to partake in bespoke activities / schemes on a student by student basis.  This is called the Enhanced Careers Programme.

By the end of Phase 3 Students will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the opportunities available to them post 16 locally and nationally.
  • Had the chance to be inspired by local business leaders and university employees
  • Produced a CV
  • Applied to Sixth Form, College or an apprenticeship.
  • Gained an understanding of student finance and the support available to them.
  • Had bespoke, individualised careers guidance from C&K Careers.
  • Gained interview experience.
  • Gained experience of a professional work environment.
  • Gained extra understanding of the Labour Market Index

 

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