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The Careers and Employability Programme

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy has a stable, annual careers programme, enabling students to learn about the opportunities available to them as well as experiencing the world of work and learning from local careers events.

This programme is reviewed regularly in order to ensure that it meets the needs of all our students. An overview is provided below.

Broadening Horizons

Key aim:

To determine student motivations, skills and aspirations by exploring a range of inspirational pathways.

Experience:

  • Introduction of UNIFROG in order to explore interests, qualities and skills.
  • Introduction to range of future pathways.
  • Introduction and early development of key employability skills.
  • Team building drop down day.
  • STEM related activity day.
  • Opportunities to meet local employers, training providers and higher education colleges during the Archway Careers Fair.
  • Online access to employers through the National Careers Week Virtual Careers Fair.
  • IntoUniversity workshops.

My Future, my choice

Key aim:

To explore future pathways and prepare for KS4 options.

Experience:

  • An early look at careers journeys.
  • Introduction to enterprise skills.
  • Continued use of UNIFROG to support effective decision-making and explore future pathways.
  • Introduction to Level 2 qualifications in preparation for key stage 4 options.
  • Opportunities to meet local employers, training providers and higher education colleges during the Archway Careers Fair.
  • Online access to employers through the National Careers Week Virtual Careers Fair.
  • IntoUniversity & Ambition Nottingham Sutton Scholars workshops.

Opening Doors

Key aim:

To consider careers across a range of sectors how these link with post 16 education and apprenticeships.

Experience:

  • A focus on the local labour market and the changing world of work.
  • Continued use of UNIFROG, linking job searches to Labour Market Information.
  • An in-depth look at apprenticeships.
  • Visiting speakers from different industries.
  • Opportunities to meet local employers, training providers and higher education colleges during the Archway Careers Fair.
  • Online access to employers through the National Careers Week Virtual Careers Fair.
  • IntoUniversity & Ambition Nottingham Sutton Scholars workshops.

Preparing for the world of work

Key aim:

To develop employability skills (including CV, interview, application skills) and engage with local employers and education providers.

Experience:

  • Use of UNIFROG to develop careers action plans.
  • Preparation for work experience week including applying to different employers.
  • Development of CV’s, covering letters, applications and interview skills.
  • Further opportunities to meet local employers, training providers and higher education colleges during the Archway Careers Fair.
  • Online access to employers through the National Careers Week Virtual Careers Fair.
  • IntoUniversity & Ambition Nottingham Sutton Scholars workshops.

Education beyond GCSE

Key aim:

To ensure all students have a plan for post 16 through consolidation of the range of pathways available.

Experience:

  • Continued use of UNIFROG to consider and inform post-16 choices.
  • In-school support with post-16 applications.
  • Visits from local colleges and sixth forms.
  • Opportunity for one-to-one personal guidance from a Careers Advisor.
  • Creation of a Careers Action Plan.
  • Development of CV’s, covering letters, applications and interview skills.
  • Pastoral events and key stage 4 curriculum activities, including an apprenticeship assembly.
  • Further opportunities to meet local employers, training providers and higher education colleges during the Archway Careers Fair.
  • Online access to employers through the National Careers Week Virtual Careers Fair.
  • IntoUniversity & Ambition Nottingham Sutton Scholars workshops.

Contact Us

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy
Sutton Passeys Crescent
Wollaton Park
Nottingham
NG8 1EA

E-mail: office@bluecoatwollaton.co.uk
Tel: 0115 900 7210

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