Careers

The school is committed to providing a planned programme of impartial careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all boys in Years 7 – 13, in partnership with external providers; and to provide extra support for boys with additional learning needs.

Aims

Our aims are to:

  • Equip pupils/students with the knowledge and skills that they need to make informed decisions about their learning and work through a programme of careers education
  • Support pupils/students through personalised information, advice and guidance to enable them to build up the confidence to take charge of their careers and effectively manage their own progression through learning and work
Objectives

At the end of each key stage students should be able to:

  • Understand themselves and the influences on them (self-knowledge)
  • Investigate opportunities in learning and work (career exploration)
  • Make and adjust plans to manage change and transition (career management)
Support

Our ‘Careers Coordinator’ is Mrs Kathy Higgott and she is available to students in school on a Tuesday and Thursday. You can also reach her at k.higgott@keaston.bham.sch.uk.

Websites/Links

Kudos – don’t know where to begin? Use KUDOS to generate career ideas suited to you. The licence code b66dj will allow you to register

Unifrog – everything you need to know about post 16 course applications, university or apprenticeships – see us in the Careers Library if you’re not yet registered

UCAS Progress – database of all the college and training courses available to you. What to do, where to do it and how to apply

National Careers Service – job profiles, support for job applications and more

Government information about apprentiships – if you’re keen to get a job and ‘earn while you learn’ this website is stacked with info and advice about your options

Government information about qualification options – information on A Levels, GCSEs, vocational qualifications and much, much more

Careers Box – videos and films on a wide range of careers

Best course for me – helps students decide what and where to study, job prospects, potential salary, statistics on pay and employment

Heath Careers (NHS) – for the lowdown on all medical related careers

Future Morph – great website for students interested in science and maths careers

Life tracks – info on jobs/university/volunteering

Tomorrow’s engineers – info for teachers & students, videos, career route map, careers materials

UCAS – where to apply to university, and information about university courses – fees, grades needed, cost, etc. Course search

Not going to uni – loads of info on getting in to work or apprenticeships