At Rednock, we understand that it is very very important you can access the latest and most relevant information that will help you to plan your future careers. This help starts with deciding which courses are best for you: you need to choose your GCSEs and A levels and prepare those soft skills required for the application process to go on to college or university, as well as applying for your first job or apprenticeship. The world of work and the opportunities available are constantly changing – it is a tough market out there and we want to make sure that you have the edge over your competitors.
In order to achieve this we have developed a programme of Life Skills lessons, Off Timetable Days, exhibitions and events for you to attend over the five years as well as a range of online resources for you to access whenever you want. Please take time and read through the table below.
|September||Year 13 Early Careers Review Talks
Year 11 Careers Workshops launched in the LRC
Year 11 Students Access 50 Things to Do
|October||National Apprenticeship Show (West) at Cheltenham Racecourse
Year 11 Careers Workshops Continue
Year 12 Enterprise Early Intervention Interviews
Year 12 Financial Awareness, St James Place
Year 12 Universities and Apprenticeships Careers Fair, Bristol
1:1 Impartial Careers Interviews Begin (voluntary)
Years 9, 10, 11 Life Skills Lessons on The World of Work
|November||Year 9 Ambitions Lessons and Workshop Event
Years 12, 13 Ambitions Careers Evening Event
Work Skills Exhibition, National Exhibition Centre
6th Form Evening – University, FE, HE, Apprenticeship Info
|December||Years 11, 12 Application Form, Personal Statement Lessons|
|January||Year 11 Mock Interviews
6th Form Alternative Pathways Launch
|February||Alternative Pathways Workshops
Year 7 Real Game
Year 9 Financial Awareness
1:1 Impartial Careers Interviews End (voluntary)
Year 10 Intervention Careers Workshops & 1:1 Interviews
|July||Rednock Futures / Community Day
Year 10 Work Experience Weeks
|September – July||Years 12, 13 Work Experience / Volunteering throughout the year
Maximum 10 days in at least 2 blocks
On-going online support is available for you to use both on your own and with support from staff:
Useful internet based careers research tools:
Before using any of the websites below, all students are expected to undertake the SPARTAN test on www.sacu-student.com as well as fully explore this website to understand the different paths to the world of work.
There has been a flurry of current opportunities advertised in a wide range of industry sectors. In order to help you start your search we have found some of the relevant start point links to help with any applications.
- Careers at Sea
- Gloucestershire Engineering
- Government Apprenticeship Website
- Institute of Motor Industry
- Merchant Navy
Live Vacancies NHS:
Please be aware of these current opportunities available at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Apprentice Healthcare Assistant – (Various Wards) at both Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital
- IT Administration Apprentice – CITS – Information and Communication Technology) at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Careers and Job Ideas
If you are unsure what you want to do in the future, these websites will help you explore different careers:
National Careers Service www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Job profiles on this site provide information about specific jobs/sectors, entry requirement, skills required, salary information etc.
An online careers film and video library. Lots of case studies and video clips of real people doing different jobs.
Need inspiration for your career? iCould includes 1000 films of personal career stories, across many occupations. There is an option to search by subject area. Use the careers wizard by answering 5 questions to view articles and videos about careers that might suit you.
Career Pilot www.careerpilot.org.uk
Your choices at age 14, 16 and 18: explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level. Information about vocational qualifications, plus the top 20 apprenticeship vacancies in the South West.
Careers World www.careersworld.co.uk
Produce a magazine each term. Previously the Regional Training Prospectus. Now covers general careers info, local training providers and info and sector specific information.
Library / Book Based
There are lots of books to look at in the LRC for you to find out about different jobs and how to get there. We keep this section up to date and keep an eye out for future employment trends.
Key books to look at are:
Heaps 2019; Careers Book 2018-2019
Mr T J Justice – Rednock School, Head of CEIAG.
If your son / daughter would like a careers interview please contact Mr Justice via school email: firstname.lastname@example.org
J Walker – Stroud Careers Service, Impartial Advice & Guidance. Impartial IAG interviews offered to help you to consider your long term goals.
G Blackburn – GB Careers Services, Year 12 bespoke support for career planning and relevant work experience placements.