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St Peter’s Careers Fair
This week we held our St Peter’s Careers Fair for students in years 10 – 13 to enable them to meet representatives from local employers, apprenticeship providers, St Peter’s Sixth Form, local colleges and universities to find out more about a wide range of careers and to help them when choosing their post 16 and post 18 options.
Here are some of the businesses that attended:-
Calcot Group of Hotels, Holiday Inn Express, Arcadis Surveying, Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Training, BAE Systems – digital Intelligence, NHS, Renishaw, Crowe UK LPP, Barnwood Construction, Stowe Family Law, Norland Nannies, Royal Navy and Royal Marines, RAF, Army, Simpson Associate Consulting, Pro Global Insurance, MOOG,
L3 Harris, Unilever Walls Ice Cream, Gloucestershire County Council, Adnet Precision Engineering, Safran Landing Systems, Kholer Mira GR Lane Health Products, St James Place – financial investments, Charles Russell Speechly Solicitors, Berkley Green UTC, Cirencester College, Gloucestershire College, Hartpury College and University, National Horse Racing College, Prospects Training, The University of Law, Cardiff Met, Uni of Gloucester, University of Bristol, University of Cardiff, UCFB - University College Football Business, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, University of Bangor, University of Worcester and ASK Apprenticeships.
Students also attended a range of “SPOTLIGHT TALKS” on the following subjects;-
“CAREERS IN THE NHS” – NHS
“CAREERS IN SPORT” - CARDIFF MET
“CAREERS IN THE ARMY” – BRITISH ARMY
“CAREERS IN SURVEYING” – ARCADIS
“WHY HE ?” - GLOUCESTER UNIVERSITY
Feedback from the exhibitors has been amazing. All very impressed by our outstanding students, paying particular reference to their good manners, exemplary behaviour and thoughtful and mature questions.
''Thank you so much for such a busy and successful Careers Fair today. It was great to meet your students who were well prepared and asked excellent questions!''
''We both found that the event was very well set up and the students were really prepared and engaging, which was great.''
Cardiff Met University
''The event was brilliant, and I had many brilliant conversations in the fair.''
Berkley Green UTC
''Thank you for your email and for inviting us. You have some wonderfully polite students who were a pleasure to talk to.''
Gloucestershire County Council
''It was a lovely morning and all students very keen and had fantastic questions. All the teachers were equally welcoming.''
Measuring the Impact of the Careers Programme:
At St peter’s we measure the impact of the careers programme by a range of methods such as, the progress towards the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks, students completing feedback questionnaires after a career event, inviting feedback from employers and providers participating in careers events and activities, reviewing the destination data for students leaving school and sixth form to ensure zero NEET, using a scaling system before and after a one to one guidance interview to gage students confidence and ability to move forward in pursuit of their career plans and next steps.
At St Peter’s we actively encourage and inspire young people to be independent and take ownership of their career plans, whilst considering all options available to them, so that they are able to select the best way forward for their aspirations, abilities, interests and learning styles.
We encourage students to think broadly and ambitiously about their future education and career options and to consider current labour market conditions to ensure they make well informed decisions about their futures. This is strengthened by excellent relationships and contact with independent careers advisers, local employers, training providers, colleges, universities and school alumni.
We recognise that our students may have several careers over their working lives, our aim therefore, is to ensure they leave St Peters as resilient, confident young people able to cope with life’s events and challenges having developed the skills to manage their careers and the capacity to cope with change as and when it happens.
Our extensive careers education programme ensures students in years 7-13 receive timely information, advice and guidance regarding the full range of options available to assist them to make informed decisions about their next steps in education, training or employment.
The Careers Service in school is provided by Head of Careers, Mrs Sarah Beeton, email@example.com OR 01452 509224
Where to find us
In the Careers office between the sixth form area and R.E.
The office is staffed Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30 am to 4 pm.
Any student is welcome to drop by during break times or to email appointment requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
One to one guidance appointments are available during the school day and, wherever possible, are arranged in free periods for sixth form students and by agreement with teaching staff in KS3 and KS4.
How can careers staff help you?
One to one guidance interviews are client centred, whereby you set the agenda for the interview. You have the opportunity to discuss your career plans and to consider a wide range of options that best suit your aspirations, strengths, abilities and learning styles. By providing individualised and impartial information, advice and guidance, we can help you to:
- Research your career ideas,
- Investigate learning and work opportunities,
- Research the local and national labour market,
- Evaluate your options and decide on the action needed,
- Make year 10 and sixth form/post 16 and post 18 option choices
- Prepare a CV,
- Apply for part time employment or Apprenticeships,
- Discuss university courses,
- Find a work experience placement (Yr,12 & 13)
- what to include on a CV
- a collection of complimentary Google Docs CV templates
- how to write a cover letter with no experience
MyPlus Students’ Club
MyPlus Students’ Club provides essential careers information to students with a disability or long-term health condition*. They work with top graduate employers and university services to help students realise their career potential.
*Disability includes but is not limited to conditions such as: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, autism, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.
Parents/carers, learners, employers, training providers and education providers are welcome to give feedback on any aspect of the CEIAG programme to Mrs Beeton, Head of Careers email@example.com