Careers advice and guidance

Careers Leader: Ms C Jordan

jordanc@saintgeorgescofe.kent.sch.uk

 


Parent and Student Career Survey results to be published this Summer!

 

Thinking of going to University?

Student Finance: 

If your  child is considering university, please do read some of these helpful articles on “Beware paying Uni Fees upfront” “Student loans decoded” “Student Finance for parents” “What you repay – Student loans”  . If you are still concerned, please contact Ms Jordan

Thinking of choosing an Apprenticeship?

Where to start: 

There are many good resources for finding apprenticeships. Within school we use Notgoingtouni.com,  Findanapprenticeship, and Springpod.

UCAS – Year 13 – Important dates

Draft Personal Statement Deadline: The end of June

For Details of our careers programme for each Key please click here

Post 18 Choices 2020-2021

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Year 11 Post 16 choices handout 2020-2021

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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.

 

 Links for WEX, webinars and more

Alumni

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.

CAREERS HELP

 
National Careers Service View more 
Prospects View more 
Kent Choices 4 U View more 
icould View more
Careersbox View more
All about careers View more 

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.

Curriculum Careers page

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Ms Jordan asked “If you could offer your younger self one piece of advice that would have changed your career for the better, what would it be?”

Explore all the options. Take more time to consider my future at an earlier age. Probably go to University

 

1: starting work is as much about finding out what you don’t want to do as finding the right role. Don’t be afraid to change direction. 2: if you are a dishwasher, be the best dishwasher there has ever been. People will notice. You won’t be a dish washer for long.

 

Focus on finding what you love to do. Once you know what you enjoy doing, focus on that and make it your WHY? Build on that and you’ll live a happy life.

 

You’re at school anyway you might as well get the most out of it….you’ll have more options after school with the more effort you put in now!

Saint George's Parents

Destinations data for Year 11 and Year 13