Careers Office

 

Careers

At GFAPS there is a dedicated careers office and careers library, which is open throughout the year, and holds a supply of local college, school sixth form and university prospectuses along with a selection of apprenticeship and industry information. The office is based at Russet House. Careers advice is also held at the Raikes Centre. Should you require any further information regarding this please contact:

Mr R. Clemow

email: russell.clemow@gfaps.gloucs.sch.uk  

Phone: 01452 528955 ext.409

Professional Advice

One to one support is provided by the ‘Jobcentre Plus support for schools adviser’, Alan Clark. An adviser visits the school once a week during term time to provide information, advice and support on a one to one basis or in small groups

Our aim is to arrange at least one half hour appointment during KS4 for every single GFAPS student. Most will receive two meetings, with many more students also receiving individual advice in Year 9.

GFAPS Careers Summary

Year 7

  •         Careers library open.
  •         Access to online careers programmes.
  •         Talks in assembly/tutor to inspire and inform about a variety of careers.
  •         Educational visits to employers.

Year 8

  •         Careers library open.
  •         Access to online careers programmes.
  •         Talks in assembly/tutor to inspire and inform about a variety of careers.
  •         Introductory talks by the careers advisor/co-ordinator.
  •         Educational visits to employers.
  •         Individual meetings by request or referral.

Year 9

  •         Careers library open.
  •         Access to online careers programmes.
  •         Talks in assembly/tutor to inspire and inform about a variety of careers.
  •         Educational visits to employers.
  •         Introductory talks by the careers advisor/co-ordinator.
  •         GCSE Option Choices advice by the careers advisor/co-ordinator.
  •         Individual meetings by request or referral.

Year 10

  •         Careers library open.
  •         Access to online careers programmes.
  •         Events advertised throughout the year.
  •         Apprenticeships and jobs advertised on main notice board.
  •         College courses advertised on the main notice board.
  •         Parents are invited to engage in next stage pathway.
  •         All students given careers meeting(s) with the Careers Advisor/co-ordinator.
  •         Educational visits to employers, colleges and universities.
  •         Work experience one day a week.

Year 11

  •         Careers library open.
  •         Access to online careers programmes.
  •         Events advertised throughout the year.
  •         Apprenticeships and jobs advertised on main board.
  •         College courses advertised on the main notice board.
  •         All students receive a careers meeting with the Careers Advisor/co-ordinator by request or referral.
  •         Parents are invited to engage in next stage pathway.
  •         Educational visits to employers, colleges and universities.
  •         Local college and sixth form interviews held at school or at individual sites.
  •         Students in danger of becoming NEET are taken to additional career fairs.
  •         Work experience one day a week.
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Useful Career Links

National Careers Service

The National careers service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Here you can speak to an adviser using an 0800 number or use webchat.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/home

Careerpilot

This is a useful site that has lots of information about the choices that you can make at ages 13/14, 16 and 18.

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk

Get in go far

For information on Apprenticeships, what they involve and how you can find one visit get in go far.

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk

BBC Bitesize Careers 

www.bbc.com/bitesize/careers

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Gloscol apprenticeships:

 www.gloscol.ac.uk/apprenticeships/vacancies/

Local Job searches

Gloucestershire: www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

Forest of Dean: www.edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/

Local Colleges

Gloucestershire College: www.gloscol.ac.uk

Hartpury College: www.hartpury.ac.uk/college/

NEET

Young people who are NEET – not in education, employment or training – sometimes need help in finding their path in life.

The Youth Support Team work with NEET young people aged 16 – 18. They offer:

  •         Careers guidance
  •         Support with applications and CVs
  •         Information & support about training, apprenticeships, education, volunteering and job opportunities
  •         Help preparing for interviews

They also have specialist staff who can work with employers to match them with young people who are ready to start work.

Website: https://youthsupportteam.co.uk/services/young-people-not-in-education-employment-or-training

email: opportunitysupport@prospects.co.uk.

Tel: 01452 547540

Review date: September 2020