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Career Programme

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

Careers Education and Guidance promotes the skills and understanding that are necessary for our students to make informed decisions about the choices that they face at each stage of their career development.  St Ignatius College has a critical role to play in preparing our students for transitions into the next stage of their careers, whether that be in education, employment or training.

Our Careers guidance consists of services and programmes intended to raise our students’ aspirations, broaden their horizons and empower them to make realistic, informed decisions at all key transitional points in their education.

We are committed to the education of the whole person and the development of young adults of competence, conscience and compassion who will be of service in the community. We strive to recognise God’s presence in all things, to celebrate the pursuit of personal excellence and to live with hope and respect for all creation.

All students at St Ignatius take part in our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). This programme forms a crucial and integral part of our students’ learning that

  • Aims to provide a stable careers programme
  • Centred around the needs of each student
  • Provide each student with high quality and impartial advise
  • Giving information and guidance about careers and labour markets
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Providing encounters with employers and employees
  • Gaining experience of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Parents / Carers

At St Ignatius College, we work closely with parents and carers to support their children in their education and future career needs.  Parents/carers are invited to Parents' evenings, Information evenings, Pre NEET interviews and open evenings. Where appropriate, we also invite and encourage parents/carers to deliver workshops for specific career related activities. 

Parents and carers are always welcome to contact the college Career Guidance Officer Ms G Pastore: pastoreg@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk - Telephone: 01992 717835 Ext. 218, with any queries regarding Careers education. 

 

U-EXPLORE-START

St Ignatius is providing ALL students in every year group at the college, to join U-Explore as part of our career programme.  This will give each student their own individual career path that will stay with them thorough out their time at the college. This online web app allows users to learn about the world of work, the various career options available and the training you will need to get on the right path.

Start-Profile is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Start-Profile includes: 
 

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information. 

  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.

  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work. 

  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs. 

  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

REED IN PARTNERSHIP - YOUNG CAREERS
 

At St Ignatius, we have been part of the Young Careers programme since 2016, this is a Government initiative that looks to shape the future of career advice, by building relationships between employers, universities and schools.

CAREERS PROGRAMME YEAR 7

  • Individual Career Programme – All students are given access to START, this online web link allows the student to start building their personalised career strategy, explore their future career options, make informed choices and improve their employability. 
  • All students take part in half termly citizenship lessons, where students take part in a range of career related activities.
  • All students and parents are invited to the college Careers Fair in the Spring Term, where they can interact with employers and universities.
  • All students take part in Enrichment week

CAREERS PROGRAMME YEAR 8

  • Individual Career Programme – All students are given access to START, this online web link allows the student to start building their personalised career strategy, explore their future career options, make informed choices and improve their employability. 
  • All students take part in half termly citizenship lessons, where students take part in a range of career related activities.
  • All students and parents are invited to the college Careers Fair in the Spring Term, where they can interact with employers and universities.
  • All students take part in Enrichment Week. 
  • University visits – Higher achieving students visit Russell Group universities such as Oxbridge and Cambridge.
  • Parents and students are given information on careers, work shadowing and employability.
  • Work Shadowing Day – This is the opportunity for all students to go to work with a parent/guardian/family member or family friend for the day and get a real-life insight in to the world of work.
  • Students attend targeted and subject specific Career Events.
  • Entering Completions
  • Develop Life Skills

CAREERS PROGRAMME YEAR 9

  • Individual Career Programme – All students are given access to START, this online web link allows the student to start building their personalised career strategy, explore their future career options, make informed choices and improve their employability. 
  • All students take part in half termly citizenship lessons, where students take part in a range of career related activities.
  • All students and parents are invited to the college Careers Fair in the Spring Term, where they can interact with employers and universities.
  • All students take part in Enrichment Week
  • University visits – Selected students to visit universities.
  • Parents Options Evening – Parents and students are given information on careers, GCSE options and employability.
  • Selected students attended subject specific Career Events.
  • Interviews - All students will have a career meeting with our Career Guidance Officer, to help them make informed decisions regarding the GCSE options and careers.
  • Options Information Evening – parents and students are invited to the college for an evening full of information on the curriculum choices available to them and how the make the best choices.  Career information, with employer and university representatives available to give information and answer questions.
  • Develop Life Skills
  • Uni Pathway Programme – helping targeted more able pupil premium students receive help and guidance to prepare them for Russell Group universities.

CAREERS PROGRAMME YEAR 10

  • Individual Career Programme – All students are given access to START, this online web link allows the student to start building their personalised career strategy, explore their future career options, make informed choices and improve their employability. 
  • All students take part in half termly citizenship lessons, where students take part in a range of career related activities.
  • All students and parents are invited to the college Careers Fair in the Spring Term, where they can interact with employers and universities.
  • All students take part in Enrichment Week
  • University  & College visits – Selected students to visit universities
  • Parent Information Evening - Parents and students are given information on careers, work shadowing and employability.
  • Work Shadowing Day – This is the opportunity for all students to go to work with a parent/guardian/family member or family friend for the day and get a real-life insight in to the world of work.
  • Selected students attended subject specific Career Events.
  • Work Experience – 20 students volunteer to go on a one week work placement during their holiday period, this will give them a real-life insight in to the world of work.  
  • Employer interaction and site visits.

CAREERS PROGRAMME YEAR 11

  • Individual Career Programme – All students are given access to START, this online web link allows the student to start building their personalised career strategy, explore their future career options, make informed choices and improve their employability. 
  • All students take part in half termly citizenship lessons, where students take part in a range of career related activities.
  • All students and parents are invited to the college Careers Fair in the Spring Term, where they can interact with employers and universities.
  • University visits – Selected students to visit universities
  • Parent Information Evening - Parents and students are given information on careers, work shadowing and employability.
  • Selected students attended subject specific Career Events.
  • 1:1 Interviews - All students will have a 1:1 career interview with our Career Guidance Officer to help them make impartial informed decisions regarding their 6th Form options and apprenticeship choices.
  • 6th Form Open day – Parents and students are invited to attend an open evening at our college, showing them what we can offer to further their education. 
  • Workshops – Selected students attend a workshop by Oxford University, to help them understand how to apply, what is involved and life at Oxford University.

CAREERS PROGRAMME YEAR 12

  • Individual Career Programme – All students are given access to START, this online web link allows the student to start building their personalised career strategy, explore their future career options, make informed choices and improve their employability.  
  • All students take part in half termly citizenship lessons, where students take part in a range of career related activities.
  • All students and parents are invited to the college Careers Fair in the Spring Term, where they can interact with employers and universities.
  • University visits – Selected students to visit universities
  • Work Experience – This is the opportunity for all students to go to work for a week and get a real-life insight in to the world of work.
  • Selected students attended subject specific Career Events.
  • Workshops – Selected students attend a workshop by Oxford University, to help them understand how to apply, what is involved and life at Oxford University.
  • Higher Education week – All students attend workshops and actively partake in writing CV’s, preparing for university interviews, completing application forms, having guest speakers from universities talk about finances and what to expect when they get to university.
  • Employer Interaction and Site visits
  • University Talks

CAREERS PROGRAMME YEAR 13

  • Individual Career Programme – All students are given access to START, this online web link allows the student to start building their personalised career strategy, explore their future career options, make informed choices and improve their employability. 
  • All students take part in half termly citizenship lessons, where students take part in a range of career related activities.
  • All students and parents are invited to the college Careers Fair in the Spring Term, where they can interact with employers and universities.
  • University visits – Selected students to visit universities
  • Workshops – Selected students attend a workshop by Oxford University, to help them understand how to apply, what is involved and life at Oxford University.
  • Parent Information Evening - Parents and students are given information on careers and employability.
  • University and Apprenticeship Fair – All students attended this careers fair.
  • Employer Interaction and Site visits
  • Develop Life Skills
  • CV Workshops