Careers and Life Skills

Careers Leader: Ms C Jordan

jordanc@saintgeorgescofe.kent.sch.uk

01474 533 082

Link Governor – Charles Byrom – byromc@saintgeorgescofe.kent.sch.uk

SGS Provider Access Policy

We will assess and measure the impact of our careers programme through questionnaires to students, staff and parents. This information will be used to continue to improve the programme to meet students’ needs.

For Details about our careers programme for each Key Stage please click here

View our Careers Strategy here.

Career Opportunities/Work Experience

Trainee/Apprenticeship: Seacon Terminals

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Thinking of going to University?

University information:

Choosing a University

Find a University or select a degree course to help you make choices for the future by clicking here

Help with writing your personal statement click here

 

Student Finance

Many parents and students are concerned about the debt their child may incur from attending university. Frightening headlines in the press haven’t helped parents who are quite rightly confused by student loans.

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?

Apprenticeship Information:

There are many good resources for finding apprenticeships. Within school we use Notgoingtouni.com,  Findanapprenticeship, and Springpod. Do review these with your child as it can become overwhelming with the choice available. Looking at the apprenticeships allows will help your child to get focused for their exams as there will be a required entry level.

Key dates: 

UCAS – Year 13 – Important dates

Please find the UCAS Key Dates for applications Here through the process starting in term 5 of year 12.

Personal Statements – Year 12

The deadline for draft personal statements for all year 12 is the end of June. Whether students are going to university or not, having a personal statement allows them to consider there strengths and weaknesses and interests whatever route they chose. The activities to support students are in their Careers and Development Google Classroom

Post 16 and Post 18 choices information

Post 16 Options

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Year 11 Post 16 choices handout 2020-2021

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Post 18 Options

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Post 18 Choices 2020-2021

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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 as well as before and after school and for year 10s and 11s as agreed with Ms Jordan. You can contact Ms Jordan via email

 

SGS Provider Access Policy (April 2021)

See below for helpful external links:

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 

Helpful Resources:

Unifrog | Swanlea School

Unifrog

Activities including personality tests, choices, investigating different careers, CV writing and UCAS applications are all available in each year group’s new Google Classroom. Do encourage your child to complete the activities as this will help them to make choices in year 10 and 12 for the next steps for their future.

https://www.unifrog.org/


UK’s Riskiest Jobs

GoCompare News

https://www.gocompare.com/life-insurance/uk-riskiest-jobs-report/

Go Compare provide information about the the most dangerous/riskiest jobs in the UK. If you would like to find out more information, please click on the link or the logo to take you to the page. 

 


The School Leaver 200

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. 

 

Labour Market Information

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.

Careers Newsletter

Issue 3 March 2022

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Issue 2 Feb 2022

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Issue 1 Jan 2022

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