Careers Education (CEIAG)

Through Careers Education, students learn how to use occupational information and the labour market index to find out about education and training provision and about the world of work, and assess their own developing skills and knowledge in relation to these opportunities. Students evolve their own Personal Career Plans in the context of each transition they must make – whether to GCSE, Post-16 courses, Higher Education or employment. As students move into their post-16 studies support is provided for the application and selection process for University, and life beyond school is considered: finding accommodation, financial issues and settling in at university.

Careers Education is delivered through various means which include careers modules, CEIAG Days, subject-based careers lessons, and the programmes in Learning for Life and Work and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness.

At each level, students are encouraged to become self-aware and analyse their own strengths, skills and qualities.  They are also encouraged to explore their career ambitions by researching a variety of career and course options and gaining an insight into working and student life. These skills of Personal Career Planning help students to make successful key decisions within school and to approach their career paths with greater confidence.

The Career Zone provides a hub for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance. Information about careers and courses is available on an open access basis and the Careers Seminar Area hosts lunchtime talks, which can include subject specific seminars, talks from university admissions staff and presentations from representatives of professional organisations.

Learning Guidance Interviews are organised for all students when important transition choices have to be made (Years 10-14), these are completed in conjunction with the appropriate Head of Year or Student Progress Senior Manager. School careers staff offer a post-results advice service in August for Years 12-14. Individual students can seek guidance from Careers staff as they feel necessary.

For all Year 13, and for those who plan to leave school after Year 12, there is an opportunity to learn more about the career of their choice through a work shadowing placement. Year 14 students preparing for Higher Education or employment interviews can practise their skills in a ‘mock’ environment.

The Careers Adviser from the Department for the Economy is regularly available to students for consultation and they provide a career action plan for each student in Year 12.  The Careers Adviser also attends the appropriate Progress Events for further guidance to students and parents.

The school hosts a biennial Careers and Higher Education Exhibition which is open to all students.  Students are encouraged to attend workshops, conferences and open days relevant to their aspirations.  Promotion of such opportunities is done mainly via e-mail and advertising in the Career Zone.

Careers Education at Hunterhouse College

Careers Education at Hunterhouse College

Careers Education at Hunterhouse College

Careers Education at Hunterhouse College