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Careers

Our careers education runs throughout our curriculum and all year groups have regular opportunities to engage in careers planning, which can then be put in to practice with work experience in Year 10 and Year 12.

We have a variety of careers events, assemblies and trips which we run throughout the year to support all of our children in their learning about careers.  From starting our careers programme in Primary, we believe we can help teach our pupils the importance of striving for their goals to achieve their desired career choice. We also hope that in doing so, every student regardless of their age or background, believes in our ethos of "everyone, every lesson, every opportunity" and that any career goals they strive for are achievable. 

Apprenticeships
 

Anglian Water

Due to the success of our recent insight webinars we, at Anglian Water have decided to run 3 sessions in December for people to find out more about our apprenticeship opportunities.

Apprenticeships will be live for applications in the Spring term, with a start date of September 2022.

The links to register are:

Students can register for updates here: 

https://awg.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/PS/job/Cambridgeshire/Register-your-interest-for-an-Apprenticeship-at-Anglian-Water_R14052

Royal Air Force

We have more than 20 roles to choose from with RAF delivered apprenticeships rated outstanding by Ofsted. Please click on the link below for more information:

RAF Apprenticeships poster

 

Webinars
 

Speakers for school - w/c 22 November

 

DATE

SPEAKER

INFO

Mon 22nd November
10-10-10:45am

Work/Life Broadcast: Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind

 

For KS4-5/S4-6

Join us for a Work/Life Campaign Broadcast with the Chief Executive of Mind! Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Paul will be speaking about his role at Mind and the role that charities like Mind play in society. 

 

Click here to register

Tues 23rd November
2-3pm

 

 

Work/Life Broadcast: Jeremy Thomas, Author, Award-winning TV Producer & Mental Health Campaigner

 

For KS4-5/S4-6

What is mental wellbeing and how can we stay mentally healthy and get the best out of life? We are delighted to welcome Jeremy Thomas who will be speaking about his career journey and experiences of dealing with depression.

 

Click here to register

Advanced registration

DATE

SPEAKER

INFO

Mon 29th November
10-10:45am

Leadership with Matt Hyde, Chief Executive of The Scout Association

 

For KS3-5/S1-6

 

 

Do you want to develop your leadership skills? Want to learn more about how you can get involved with volunteering opportunities? Maybe there are some extra curricular activities that you haven't heard about before. Don't miss out on our broadcast with the Chief Executive of The Scout Association!

 

Click here to register

HOW TO JOIN THE LIVE BROADCASTS

Speakers for Schools - Youth Card

Speakers for Schools is delighted to announce a brand-new programme to support students: Youth Card
 
WHAT IS YOUTH CARD?

Youth Card is a free mobile app that provides a one-stop shop for 11-25-year-olds for self-led discovery of educational, career and personal development opportunities in a safe environment. 

Youth Card is uniquely placed to help students by offering:

  • Free access to UK-wide work experience placements and workshops with leading employers, including: Spotify, Bentley Motors, bp, Google, NHS, Virgin Atlantic, The Financial Times, Santander and the BBC.
  • Free access to UK-wide financial and enterprise programmes.
  • Free access to a UK-wide network of 7,000 youth organisations.
  • Free access to inspiring podcasts, broadcasts and short films by heads of industry and high-profile speakers like: 
  • Nick Ross (TV broadcaster) 
  • Rich Waterworth (GM of TikTok) 
  • Shai Weiss (CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways) 
  • Gareth Southgate (England football manager – men's team) 
  • Roger Federer (professional tennis player) 
  • Dame Kelly Holmes (former Olympic athlete) 
  • Free access to a wide range of youth-friendly discounted services in the UK and Europe.

To find out more about Youth Card, visit www.youthcard.org

Other useful links and resources:

www.instagram.com/northamptoncollege – Why not check out Northampton College on Instagram and information on any upcoming Virtual Open Events!

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This website provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills – This website provides general advice about further education. It focuses on apprenticeships and advertises current vacancies.

www.ucas.com – search for university courses and their entry requirements.

www.prospects.ac.uk – This website lets you research options to your degree, guidance for jobs and work experience and provides information of industries.

www.beta.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk – here is a questionnaire to find out what job categories and job roles may suit you. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

www.careersbox.co.uk – this is a free online library for careers using film, news and information.

Where to next?