Careers advice and guidance
To deliver a careers programme that facilities every student in developing knowledge and skills to navigate their lives successfully and to flourish
- To deliver an aspirational careers programme that results in high achievement for every student achieving Gatsby Benchmark 1
- To enable every student to finish compulsory education with clear career goals and to be capable of social mobility.
- To support students to achieve better academically and improve life choices through focus on future goals
Our Careers programme will have a wide range of activities including those imbedded within the curriculum as well as Individual focus, opportunities for developing passion, knowledge and networking opportunities
The Gatsby benchmarks are as follows:
- A stable careers programme – Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers. Please see the download below of our current careers programme.
- Learning from career and labour market information – Every pupil and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make the best use of available information.
- Addressing the needs of each pupil – Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support needs to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s career programme should embed quality and diversity considerations throughout.
- Linking curriculum learning to careers – All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wise range of career pathways.
- Encounters with employers and employees – Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work. Employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment opportunities including visitors speakers mentoring and enterprise schemes.
- Experience of Workplace – Every pupil should have first hand experiences of the work place through work visits, work shadowing and work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their network.
- Encounters with further and higher education – All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the work place.
- Personal Guidance – Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with career adviser who could be internal or external or a member of the school’s staff provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.
The School Leaver 200 ranks the top 200 employers in the UK as voted for by school leavers. It offers advice and information on the vast range of employer programmes available such as higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships, as well as advice for those going to university full time.
Paths to Careers – a Parent’s Guide is designed for parents and guardians of 15- to 18-year-old school and college students, this guide offers advice on supporting young people with their career choices, on making decisions about university, and on employer programmes such as higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships.
Please click here for more information on apprenticeships and the choices available to you!
TEDI-London Year 11, 12, 13 Virtual Engineering event
BrightIdeas - Year 12 Medicine career opportunity
My future Kent & Medway Virtual Information Event
An Alumni Network is a great opportunity for our students to connect long after they have left school. An engaged alumni network allows the school to benefit from the skills and experience of our past students, by offering their support to our students, to Saint George’s and to each other.
Saint George’s students go on to interesting and exciting careers and frequently want to give back to our school community. Our LinkedIn Alumni page allows past and present students to connect for employment opportunity, support and advice. If you would like to join Saint George’s Alumni, please click here
Providers and Employers
At Saint George’s, we welcome opportunities for student to connect with providers and employers to discuss future learning and career opportunities The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms or the use or online platforms available for discussions between the provider/employer and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader (Ms Jordan).
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectuses or other relevant course literature for the Careers Room. The Careers room is available to Sixth form students at break times and before and after school and for year 10s and 11s as agreed with Ms Jordan. You can contact Ms Jordan via email
Career Plans & Future Paths
It is important that all students carry out research to help you to plan for your future career. As well as having access to our careers advisor for independent and impartial advice.
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.
Saint George’s assisted me when I was looking for Universities, particularly when I was looking at applying for Universities abroad (in the USA). I had guidance throughout the application process, even though I didn’t end up applying to study abroad, I had that assistance which helped me understand what was required, and most importantly, know my options.
Class of 2019