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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. 

Gatsby Benchmarks

  1. A stable careers programme ​
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information  ​
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees 
  6. Experiences of workplaces 
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance 

Upcoming Apprenticeships

West Northamptonshire - Live Vacancies as of 9th May 2022.

North Northamptonshire - Live Vacancies as of 9th May 2022. 

 

NMITE BEng (Hons.) Integrated Engineering programme

NMITE are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our brand-new Fast Track BEng (Hons.) Integrated Engineering programme.   

NMITE’s BEng Integrated Engineering follows the innovative hands-on, collaborative approach established for our flagship MEng programme; working 9 ‘til 5, tackling real industry challenges working alongside our steadily growing community of partners and experiencing first-hand what it takes to be a work ready engineer from day one.  

Together this all means that our BEng students will be able to graduate in just over 2 years (26 months to be precise) instead of the usual 3 years for more traditional programmes. 

All students who successfully apply for September 2022 will be eligible for a £2000 bursary to help them get settled in, regardless of their household income.   Become a work ready, world conscious engineer sooner with NMITE.  Learn more here: here.

Anglian Water

Students can register for updates here: 

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DHL Supply Chain

At DHL - All our Apprenticeship aim to create the leaders of the future, starting within the warehouse floor with an opportunity for the right candidates to move further up the management career ladder or become a subject matter expert in a unique role, this could be Engineering, Data, continuous Improvement.

DHLSupplyChain | Careers

Northamptonshire Health and Care Careers Academy

Careers Academy – www.mycareeracademy.co.uk and to our academy events page to book any of the events below.

Live chat series w/c 4 July 2022

Monday 4 July – 10:00 -11:00am -  Live chat with an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)

Tuesday 5 July – 10:00 -11:00am -  Live chat with a Nurse

Tuesday 5 July – 1 – 2pm - Live chat with a Dietitian

Wednesday 6 July – 10:00 -11:00am -  Live chat with a Speech and Language Therapist

Thursday 7 July – 10:00 -11:00am -  Live chat with a Psychologist

Friday 8 July – 10:00 -11:00am -  Live chat – let’s talk about adult social care!

For more information or to book go to www.mycareeracademy.co.uk and head to the academy events section.

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

Starting Off : Finding and training future stars

We help source suitable candidates for apprenticeship roles across the country. We thrive in finding and training future stars, for well known and industry leading companies.

We offer a range of apprenticeships across the UK, and we predominately specialise in apprenticeship roles covering the office-based sector including: Administration, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, IT, Accountancy and HR.

We are now accepting new candidate applications!

Click here to learn more about our apprenticeship vacancies!

Resources / Description of roles

 

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.

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