Careers Education & Guidance

 



 
At HSLC, we aim to prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Careers education and guidance is an essential part of this process, so we ensure that students have access to a structured programme  that aims to provide them with timely support to meet their individual needs as well as lots of opportunties to gather the information they need to make the important decisions for their future.
 
We have lots of resources to support our careers programme that are available to all our students, either accessible online or via our new (September 2018) Life Studies & Careers Hub which is located next to room 44. Further resources are also available for our Sixth Form students in their Study Area.
Mrs Richardson is our Careers Leader and she works with HSLC’s Senior Leadership Team, the governing body and alongside Life Studies Coordinators, Miss Markham and Miss Parkinson


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to produce and manage the school’s Careers Programme.  She is also a qualified Careers Advisor and is available for informal advice and support as well as some individual guidance from ‘The Hub’.  Opening times for the Hub are Monday’s, Period 1 (Life Studies period for Year 7-11) and break time/lunchtimes Monday to Wednesday.
From Year 7 and through to Year 11, students will participate in our Careers Education programme, that is delivered within their Life Studies sessions, delivered by their Group Tutor. On occasion, we also welcome a number of other organisations and careers related services or guests into school to support our programme.
 
By the time you get to the end of Year 7 you will have:

• Had opportunities to reflect on your personal qualities and the way you relate to your peers

• Begun to identify your strengths and how you can make the best use of them

• Started finding out about different career areas and that might interest you in the future, through careers sessions in Life Studies

• participated in HSLC’s annual Careers Exhibition where you will have had the opportunity to meet with and talk to a number of local employers, businesses and organisations representing a range of industry sectors as well as training providers and representatives from local colleges and universities

• Developed an understanding of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs through sessions delivered in Life Studies sessions

 


By the time you get to the end of Year 8 you will have:

 
• Started to develop your financial management skills, including budgeting and banking and learned about rights & responsibilities at work, discrimination and stereotyping.

• Used your developing knowledge of yourself and various career pathways to help you choose GCSE options.
 
 • Participated in HSLC’s annual Careers Exhibition where you will have had the opportunity to meet with and talk to a number of local employers, businesses and organisations representing a range of industry sectors as well as training providers and representatives from local colleges and universities

•Participated in a range of careers related workshops (including labour market information) within your Life Studies lessons
 

By the time you get to the end of Year 9 you will have:
 
• Continued with your career exploration and self-development by taking part in careers sessions delivered through Life Studies sessions. Particular sessions will focus on Labour Market Information; choosing a career; recognising what is important to you in a career and rights and responsibilities at work.
 
• Undertaken half a term’s work on HSLC’s Options Booklet with your Group Tutor and complete careers software questionnaires to identify your skills and interests related to the world of work and explore career ideas that might interest you. 
 
• Had the opportunity to participate in a ‘Masterclass in Business’ session with local organisation, For Entrepreneurs Only
 
• participated in HSLC’s annual Careers Exhibition where you will have had the opportunity to meet with and talk to a number of local employers, businesses and organisations representing a range of industry sectors as well as training providers and representatives from local colleges and universities
 
• Participated in a range of careers related workshops (including labour market information) within your Life Studies lessons

 


By the time you get to the end of Year 10 you will have:
 
• Produced a CV that focuses on your skills and qualities

• Taken part in a Mock Interview with local employers where you will be interviewed on a letter and cv that you will have written as part of your preparation for work experience.

• Gained first-hand experience of the world of work by undertaking a week of work experience, in a working environment, arranged by HSLC, This will help you learn about employability skills and the job market

• Had the opportunity to attend careers talks during the school year from visiting speakers on a variety of topics

• participated in HSLC’s annual Careers Exhibition where you will have had the opportunity to meet with and talk to a number of local employers, businesses and organisations representing a range of industry sectors as well as training providers and representatives from local colleges and universities

For further details on our Careers Programme for Year 10 – please click here
 
For Information about Year 10 Work Experience - please click here

 


By the time you get to the end of Year 11 you will have:

 
• Had the opportunity to attend careers talks during the school year from visiting speakers on a variety of topics including apprenticeships and post-16 FE colleges.

• Been made aware of all the Post-16 Choices available to you including a session to demonstrate the website Log On Move On

• participated in HSLC’s annual Careers Exhibition where you will have had the opportunity to meet with and talk to a number of local employers, businesses and organisations representing a range of industry sectors as well as training providers and representatives from local colleges and universities

 For further details on our Careers Programme for Year 11 – please click here

To access information on HSLC’s Careers Programme for our Sixth Form students – please click here (link to 6th Form Area http://hslc.co.uk/sixthform/index.php/student-life/careers-support-guidance)
 
 
 

 Careers Guidance


Students have the opportunity to meet with a careers adviser if they are in particular need of support. At this time, they can talk about their ideas for the future, explore the range of options after they have finished their GCSE’s and plan the steps to achieve their end goal. Pupils can expect advice and guidance that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial.

We aim to enable our Students to make informed choices about their future learning and career pathways.

For more information or to make a one-to-one appointment for careers advice and guidance, please see Mrs Richardson, Careers Leader or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
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We are pleased to be working with a number of businesses and organisations in our region to offer our students the opportunity to attend an extensive careers event in the New Year. 

Early in the Spring Term, a host of businesses will be showcasing careers and job to inform and support our students in making choices for their future pathways after education. We encourage all students to attend the Fair and all parents and carers are also welcome to attend. The date for the next HSLC Careers Fair is Thursday 31st January 2019
 
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We have worked with a variety of organisations and businesses over the last few years to support students in preparing and exploring opportunities for the future, including the following:
University of Hull NHS HETA AIRCO
Hull Chamber Training University of Leeds Humberside Police University of Northumbria
Bishop Burton College Whitaker Tankers Ltd East Riding College British Armed Forces
Northern Gas Networks BAE Systems Humber LEP Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Heald Engineering Hull York Medical School Careers & Enterprise Company Student Finance
Tesco East Riding of Yorkshire Council LMI Humber National Apprenticeship Service
BT Leeds Beckett University Caremark Smales Goldie
 
 
 Apprenticeships

Not everyone wants to go to college or sixth form after finishing their GCSE’s or to go to university after finishing their 6th Form studies.  Apprenticeships are recognised tranings schemes that introduce you to a particular trade or area of work, providing you with a wage as well as a qualification.

 
Apprentices train and work alongside experienced staff while studying for nationally recognised qualifications. They generally take between one and four years to complete.
 

There are over 100,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 160,000 locations, and more than 200 different types of Apprenticeships available. The types of company offering an apprenticeship varies from BMW and Orange, to smaller local companies. Did you know that a number of companies also offer Higher or Degree Apprenticeships?  These apprenticeships provide a much higher level of training and qualification to work towards, many are equivalent to a degree. So this way you can work, earn and achieve a degree qualification, without going to university!


For further information about apprenticeships, please visit:

https://www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/courses/typesoflearning/Pages/apprenticeships.aspx

http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk 




This provides information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

How they can help students

The National Careers Service website aims to:

•help students with careers decisions and planning

•support students in reviewing their skills and abilities and develop new goals

•motivate students to implement their plan of action

•enable students to make the best use of high quality career related tools.

Whatever the students' situation, whatever the barriers, the National Careers Service is there to help students overcome them and reach their potential.

The service also realises that jobs these days need more skills and qualifications. This means making the right decisions about students' learning and development is more important than ever. They are here to help them build on their strengths, improve their weaker areas, and help them find a job or career that suits their skills and personality.

To find out more please follow the link below:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/youngpeople/Pages/Youngpeople.aspx

 

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Labour Market Information (LMI) helps you to understand:

- Where the jobs are locally
- Which jobs are increasing and which are declining
- Which skills will be needed in the future

At HSLC, LMI features throughout our Careers Education Programme - for example, our annual careers exhibition gives students the opportunity to meet and speak to a range of employers and organisations representing a range of industry sectors.

For further information about LMI in our region and nationally please visit: www.lmihumber.co.uk/lmi



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At HSLC we welcome the opportunity to work with employers, businesses and organisations to support our Careers Education programme and give our students the opportunity to learn about the world of work and develop key employability skills.

Throughout our Careers strategy there are a number of activities and events throughout the year, where we work collaboratively with employers, businesses and other organisations including universities, colleges and other training providers. These include:

• Our annual Careers Exhibition

• 6th Form ‘Futures Day’

• Year 10 and Year 13 Mock Interviews

• Year 7 and Year 10 Enterprise Days

• Year 10 and Year 12 Work Experience

Plus many more activities and events!


We are pleased to be currently supported by the Careers & Enterprise Company and delighted to be partnered with Northern Gas Networks as our Enterprise Advisor at the moment, where we are working together to develop more opportunities for our students.

If you are an employer or business and would like to get involved and support our Careers Education programme at HSLC, please contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . It would be great to hear from you!

HSLC's Careers Programme Policies:

Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy

Our Careers Programme will be evaluated throughout the year alongside HSLC’s Life Studies programme. Ongoing feedback will be sought from our stakeholders including our students, parents/carers and partners that contribute to the programme and will help to shape and develop the future of our Careers support provision.  For further information on this, please contact our Careers Leader Sally Richardson at
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