At Rednock School, we understand that it is very important that 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 part-time job or apprenticeships. The world of work and the opportunities available are constantly changing; It is a tough market out there and we want to make sure that you have the edge over your competitors. We have created a designated ‘Destinations’ mini website that offers you, your family and teachers a wide range of tools and links with which to develop and review career plans over the next 5-7 years.

Please click here to access the Destinations mini website.

Please click here to view our live apprenticeship vacancies page.

We acknowledge that there are a range of education opportunities available in the local area designed to meet the needs of all young people. At the end of Year 9, 11, 12 and 13 you have the opportunity to look at other education pathways such as other Local Sixth Form Colleges, Secondary Schools, University Technical Colleges, FE, HE and Apprenticeships. These local UTC and Colleges can contact you either individually or via school, or you can contact them to apply for places on courses yourself. These opportunities will also be discussed with you during some of your careers lessons under Life Skills as well as during your impartial careers interviews, where appropriate. These pathways are described in a little more detail, with some links, under the mini destinations website. Information about local colleges is also made available through the careers section of the LRC

This year, we shall be reinvigorating our Rednock Alumni to help develop community links between pupils and former pupils who can offer meaningful work experiences, mentoring and industry specific advice and guidance for our Year 12 students and then further on down the school.

In order to achieve this, we have developed a programme of Life Skills Lessons, off timetable days, exhibitions and events for you to attend over the five academic years as well as a range of online resources for you to access whenever you want. Please take time and read through the table below.

Month Activity
September
  • Year 13 early careers review talks
  • Year 12 early careers review talks
October
  • Year 11 careers interviews start
  • Year 12 enterprise early intervention interviews
  • Year 12 Universities and apprenticeships careers fair – Bristol
  • 1:1 Impartial careers interviews start (voluntary)
  • Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 Life skills lessons on the world of work
November
  • Work Skills Exhibition NEC – Year 12 and Year 11 Intervention all day workshop
  • GlosLEP partnership links with local business focus on small group of Year 12 single year entry students
  • Sixth Form Open Evening
December
  • Year 11 and Year 12 Application form, Personal statement lessons
  • Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 Life skills lessons on the world of work
January
  • Mock Interviews for Year 11 and Year 12
  • 6th form alternative pathways launch
February
  • Alternative pathways workshops
  • Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 Life skills lessons on the world of work
March
  • Careers Talks
  • Year 7 Real Game delivered via life skills lessons
  • National Apprenticeship Show – Exeter
April
  • Careers Talks
  • 1:1 Impartial careers interviews end (voluntary)
May
  • Careers Talks
  • Year 10 intervention careers workshops and 1:1 interviews
July
  • Rednock Futures/Community day
  • Careers talks
  • Year 7 STEM event
  • Year 9 Financial awareness – St James’ Place
  • Year 10 Work experience weeks
September – July
  • Year 12 and Year 13 Work Experience/ Volunteering throughout year. Maximum 10 days in in at least 2 blocks.

Rednock School Website forms the core reference point for CEIAG resources planned across all year groups.

Life skills lessons are used for each year group to expose students to CEIAG and all students are expected to undertake the SPARTAN test on www.sacu-student.com as well as fully explore this website to understand the different paths to the world of work.

Students are also expected to register for www.Careerradar.org to undertake a simple psychometric test and explore suggested career pathways

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 2021, and Careers Books 2020 – 2022

Key Contacts for impartial interviews

Mr Justice – Rednock School, Head of CEIAG. If your son/daughter would like a careers interview, please contact Mr Justice via school email: [email protected]

Mrs Giles – Stroud Careers Service, Impartial interview advice and Guidance. Impartial IAG Interviews offered to help you to consider your long-term goals.