Careers Advice & Guidance
At Arnold Hill we aim to prepare our students for the world of work. We strive to prepare all of our students to shine brightly in the workplace that awaits them. Careers advice and guidance is an important area of Arnold Hill’s offering and we aim to meet all pupils’ careers needs across the different year groups.
From Years 7-13 students benefit from effectively planned provision, delivered by the Bright Futures team, which provides practical careers education. In Year 9 the Bright Futures team support a rigorous Options process designed to maximise the potential of each child and help them build for a successful future. In Year 11, the Bright Day focuses on practical preparation for the workplace, with sessions on different aspects of the modern workplace. This is followed a week later with local employers providing a mock interview for all of our year 11 pupils. In addition assemblies in this fortnight will focus on clear and relevant guidance for Post-16 options including independent careers advice from local colleges and FE providers as well as an introduction to life in the Sixth Form at Arnold Hill.
In Year 10 we aim for most of our pupils to have a meaningful work experience. In practice that means a week of targeted work experience in June of Year 10. In addition for those who stay on to the Sixth Form, a week of career-path focused work experience takes place in the summer of Year 12.
Arnold Hill works closely with the world of business and Higher Education institutions to ensure the best possible future for our students. Below are links to various Careers sites you may find helpful. You can also contact Mr Callaway or Miss Wilson at school to find out more about the Careers support that is available for individuals and year groups.
Success at School – www.successatschool.org – Careers advice web platform and online careers advice for young people
ICould – www.icould.com – Careers advice web platform with careers films and videos
Brightside – www.brightknowledge.org – Careers advice web platform
Not Going to Uni – www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Careers advice web platform focussed on alternatives to university
Plotr - www.plotr.co.uk – Careers advice web platform with a game to help explore careers
http://www.futuremorph.org/Careers info and opportunities in science and maths
Work Experience 2017
Year 10 pupils ~ Please return full details of your work experience placement to Ms Wilson by Friday 31st March.
This is essential so that placements can be approved for Health and Safety purposes. Please indicate on the form if the placement is taking place with a parent.