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Careers Advice

Foxfields Academy

Careers Advice

At Foxfields we think it’s vitally important that we fully prepare our pupils for further education, training or employment once they move on from us.
From Year 9 we provide clear and relevant guidance for post 16 options. This includes independent careers advice, access to internal and external provision, local colleges and training providers. By working closely together we try to ensure a smooth and clear transition for all our pupils whatever they choose to do.
We understand that this can be a very daunting time for both pupils and parents/carers so we try to give as much support and guidance as possible.
We measure and assess the impact of our Careers Programme through pupil engagement, the percentage of NEET and through work skills accreditations.
We will hold an Annual Post 16 Information Evening where local businesses, colleges, agencies offering apprenticeships, alternative Post 16 providers and other outside agencies will be available to give advice to pupils and parent/carers from Year 9 onwards.

Here is a list of links to some websites that will be helpful in the choices you make over the next few years. There are links to careers advice sites to help with writing CV’s and letters, Colleges and other career opportunities:

Careers helpline for teenagers
Information and advice about what career choices are available for teenagers and young adults in England – National Careers Service.
Princes Trust – Careers advice
‘All about school leavers’ is an online careers advice service and contains articles, CV and interview tips as well as a jobs board where you can find apprenticeship vacancies and more with various top employers.
Success at School
Career advice for schools, colleges and students aged 13-19. Search jobs, advice & find out about employers, work experience, courses, career choices, apprenticeships and university.
Providing careers advice and guidance for young people and adults to help them into jobs or training.

Preparing for adulthood – Careers, Jobs, Training
Leicestershire County Councils advice page for young people.
Career Connect
Career Connect is a charity who are passionate about providing high quality independent careers advice, bridging the gap to learning and employment and better life chances for young people and adults. They provide a wide range of career management services.

Become an apprentice –
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. … gain job-specific skills. earn a wage and get holiday pay.
The Apprenticeships Guide
The home of Apprenticeships and vocational learning opportunities. Details of over 200 apprenticeships, vacancies, employers and training providers, Higher apprenticeships, regional directory, news, true stories, how to apply and much more.

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