Wessex Learning Trust
Careers education at Nailsea School is delivered in a number of ways and the information below will give you an insight into the careers support available in school.
Contact details can be found here
Careers Programme – Download Here
Our Year 10 Work Experience Week is a great opportunity for students to practice employment skills they will need in their future working lives and to investigate careers they may be interested in. Students participate in real work activities and keep a log of the tasks they do and the skills they use.
A Parent Guide to using Unifrog Placements – DOWNLOAD HERE
Placement Tool Letter for Parents – DOWNLOAD HERE
Unifrog launch, a presentation to parents – Download Here
Please visit our policies page HERE
Policy statement – Our policy statement for provider access
Visit our ABSolute Curriculum page to learn about how careers are integrated through this programme. HERE
When you are choosing your options, take a moment to consider the following:
You should avoid:
Speak to as many people as you can. Your teachers, your parents/carers, family friends and your careers department are all great resources to help you.
It is important to talk to your child about their career plans and encourage them to explore their options.
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) can be found on the school website, in the school newsletter, on noticeboards around school, on displays in classrooms and outside the careers office. The careers programme shows how careers education is delivered through links in subject lessons, ABSolute Days, presentations and workshops from speakers and employer visitors, tutor group activities, trips, school events and 1-2-1 careers guidance interviews.
In addition you may find the following resources useful:
Enhance your Skills and Experiences
Getting great grades is important, but you also need to think about your skills and experiences. Do you participate in clubs or extra curricular activities? Have you represented school? Have you considered voluntary work or a part time job? Do you take on additional responsibilities? What skills and experiences do you have and how can you demonstrate them? Skills and experiences gained now will add to the quality of your CV and future course and job applications.
Make the Most of Careers Information and Opportunities
Throughout your time at school you will have plenty of opportunity to get involved in careers related activities. There are ABSolute focus days on skills and CV writing, work shadowing and work experience weeks, assemblies about options, colleges and apprenticeships and an annual Careers Fair.
Explore Careers Online
A great place for general careers information is Careerpilot which also links in to the National Careers Service. Here, you can explore different types of employment sectors and look at jobs in detail. You will be able to find out about job roles, the work involved and the qualifications, skills and experiences needed for that job.
To help find how your strengths and skills may match with a future career path try this quizwww.ucas.com/careers/buzz-quiz
Careerometer: A tool to compare jobswww.careerpilot.org.uk/information/careerometer
After GCSE there are a number of different routes to choose from explained in this short film:
The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges.
Nailsea School uses Compass Audit to measure progress against the Gatsby benchmarks.
Our latest audit results are below.
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