At Rednock, we understand that it is very very important you can access the latest and most relevant information that will help you to plan your future careers. This help starts with deciding which courses are best for you: you need to choose your GCSEs and A levels and prepare those soft skills required for the application process to go on to college or university, as well as applying for your first job or apprenticeship. It is a tough market out there and we want to make sure that you have the edge over your competitors.
In order to achieve this we have developed a programme of Life Skills lessons, Deep Learning Days, exhibitions and events for you to access whenever you want. Please take time and read through the table below.
|September||Year 13 Early Careers Review Talks
Year 11 Careers Workshops launched in the LRC
Year 11 Students Access 50 Things to Do
|October||NHS Careers Exhibition, Gloucester
Year 11 Careers Workshops Continue
Year 12 Enterprise Early Intervention Interviews
Year 12 Financial Awareness
1:1 Impartial Careers Interviews Begin (voluntary)
Years 9, 10, 11 Life Skills Lessons on The World of Work
|November||Year 9 Ambitions Lessons and Workshop Event
Years 12, 13 Ambitions Careers Evening Event
Work Skills Exhibition, National Exhibition Centre
6th Form Evening -University, FE, HE, Apprenticeship Info
|December||Years 11, 12 Application Form, Personal Statement Lessons|
|January||Year 11 Mock Interviews
6th Form Alternative Pathways Launch
|February||Alternative Pathways Workshops
Year 7 Real Game
Year 9 Financial Awareness
1:! Impartial Careers Interviews End (voluntary)
Year 10 Intervention Careers Workshops and 1:1 Interviews
|July||Rednock Futures / Community Day
Year 10 Work Experience Weeks
|September – July||Years 12, 13 Work Experience / Volunteering throughout the year
Maximum 10 days in at least 2 blocks
On-going online support is available for you to use both on your own and with support from staff:
Useful internet based careers research tools:
Before using any of the websites below, all students are expected to undertake the SPARTAN test on www.sacu-student.com as well as fully explore this website.
Apprenticeships & Career Opportunities
FESTOMANE – Apprenticeships & Careers Show (14 years +), Free Event, 8th March 4pm – 7pm
Gloucestershire’s FESTival Of MANufacturing, Engineering, Digital & Cyber is a celebration of the area’s rich heritage and modern-day strengths in manufacturing and engineering. Festomane is a celebration of the County’s industrial past, present and future. Its aim is to help build a strong manufacturing and engineering economy throughout Gloucestershire by providing businesses the opportunity to showcase their business and inspiring young people’s interest in Science and Engineering. For more information visit the website: https://www.festomane.co.uk/
Royal Air Force – Apprenticeship Opportunities
Careers and Job Ideas
If you are unsure what you want to do in the future, these websites will help you explore different careers:
National Careers Service www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Job profiles on this site provide information about specific jobs/sectors, entry requirement, skills required, salary information etc.
WOW Gloucestershire www.wowgloucestershire.co.uk
Information about the world of work in Gloucestershire. Useful sector fact sheets on different career sectors. Some information about the local job market.
An online careers film and video library. Lots of case studies and video clips of real people doing different jobs.
Need inspiration for your career? iCould includes 1000 films of personal career stories, across many occupations. There is an option to search by subject area. Use the careers wizard by answering 5 questions to view articles and videos about careers that might suit you.
Career Pilot www.careerpilot.org.uk
Your choices at age 14, 16 and 18: explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level. Information about vocational qualifications, plus the top 20 apprenticeship vacancies in the South West.
Careers World www.careersworld.co.uk
Produce a magazine each term. Previously the Regional Training Prospectus. Now covers general careers info, local training providers and info and sector specific information.
Library / Book Based
There are lots of books to look at in the LRC for you to find out about different jobs and how to get there. We keep this section up to date and keep an eye out for future employment trends.
Key books to look at are:
Heaps 2018; Careers Book 2017-2014; Employability Pathway Course run by Mr Justice 2017-2018 to include enterprise, work skills and marketing skills.
Mr T J Justice – Rednock School, Head of CEIAG.
If your son / daughter would like a careers interview please contact Mr Justice via school email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs G Blackburn – Stroud Careers Service, Impartial Advice & Guidance. Impartial IAG interviews offered to help you to consider your long term goals.