Careers (CEIAG)

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Vision

To ensure all young people who enter The Roundhill Academy are given sound careers and enterprise information, and advice and guidance to improve life and work chances.  The young people will be exposed to different sectors of education, occupations, career opportunities and labour market information.

Aim

To give Careers Education, Enterprise Information and Advice and Guidance to all young people at The Roundhill Academy from Year 7 through to Year 11.

Overriding Objectives

  • To provide a stable careers programme from Year 7 through to Year 11
  • To have access to Labour Market Information to inform their own decisions about their future pathway
  • To ensure the individual needs of each child are addressed through action plans
  • To make explicit within a curriculum area the skills and careers related to that subject
  • To provide encounters with employers and employees
  • To have at least one experience of a work place environment
  • To give personal guidance to each young person through an individual interview on at least one occasion
  • To ensure every young person leaving The Roundhill Academy gains a place in education and/or training

For further details about out Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) please see our CEAIG Strategy Plan by clicking below

CEIAG Strategy Plan

Provider Access Policy Statement

Careers Leader

For further information about the Careers Programme at The Roundhill Academy contact Laura Kyle on 0116 269 3896 or  lkyle@roundhill.bepschools.org

Careers Update – Year 10 Students (July 2020)

The DfE have released this video to help you and your son/daughter decide which route to take after Year 11.

We are encouraging Year 10 students and their Parents to watch the video, and discuss the options available so that students can feel a bit more confident about their choices next year. If you have any queries please get in touch with the Careers Lead, Laura Kyle by emailing: lkyle@roundhill.bepschools.org 

https://youtu.be/f_xAQNNi4pA

Post 16 Destinations (Cohort 2018-2019):

Apprenticeship 1.86%
College / 6th Form 96.9%
Unknown 1.24%

Local businesses and employers are regularly looking to recruit young people for apprenticeships.

For apprenticeship events, information and to book yourself onto any of the events can be found here – www.leicesteremploymenthub.co.uk

Click here to view the Careers UK Magazine – August 2019

Any adverts we receive about apprenticeship vacancies will be uploaded to this page.

Over 100 vacancies to interview for, you can view them at www.leicesteremploymenthub.co.uk/hub100

Check out www.bigassembly.org for information about apprenticeships

Volunteer Police Cadet Recruitment Pack

Volunteer Police Cadet Recruitment Presentation

Mercedes Apprenticeship Program Flyer

Caterpiller Desford Apprenticeship Opportunities

Ford & Slater Apprenticeship Open Evening

Local Area Apprenticeship Vacancies

At The Roundhill Academy we are keen to give our young people the opportunity to engage with employers and employees in a practical way.

If you are a business and can offer us any support by providing our young people with an insight into your industry please Email: lkyle@roundhill.bepschools.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Contact Number
  • What you can offer. e.g. Careers Talk, Careers Workshop or Other Opportunities (Please specify)

Download Business Community Form here

At The Roundhill Academy you can expect to receive the following:
Year 7
  • Introducing careers – what does it mean to me?
  • Identifying their dreams and goals and recognising that they may change over time
  • Identifying some of the skills that may benefit their future employment
  • Drawing on their setbacks and mistakes to make appropriate changes to plans
  • Explain the importance of responsible choices to enable moving towards their dreams and goals
  • Take part in a careers event linked to local employers
  • Take part in ‘Take your child to work day’

Year 8
  • Identifying some long-term goals and how to achieve them and how medium- and short-term goals can help
  • Identifying careers of interest, the skills they need to develop and how they can be linked to their goals
  • Understand the choices that they make now can affect their future
  • Money matters – Investigate how to manage your money in the world of work
  • Experience an Enterprise Day to set up their own mock company

Year 9
  • Identifying their personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Produce a SMART plan and how to apply it to their life and learning
  • Undertake a 1:1 careers interview with an external Level 6 careers advisor
  • Experience contact with a number of employers by taking part in a Speed Networking Event

Year 10
  • Attend a taster day at a local college and sixth form
  • Prepare for and take part in a mock interview with an actual employer
  • Money matters – understanding budgeting
  • Undertake a week of work experience in an industry that they are interested in
  • Identifying goals that are realistic and unrealistic in the world of work

Year 11
  • Attend a careers fair to identify possible destinations
  • An introduction to applying for post 16 courses
  • Writing a perfect personal statement
  • Money matters – identifying financial goals and whether they are realistic in the short or longer term
  • Money matters – discussing budgeting and consequences of debt
  • Stating the skills and attributes that they hold or need to develop to achieve their financial goals
  • Identifying their dream job
  • Explain why their skill set may have to change as their careers develop
  • Identifying potential barriers to their dreams and goals and identify contingency plans

The Roundhill Academy welcomes feedback from parents, students, staff and employers. If you have any suggestions then please contact Laura Kyle (Careers Lead) on 0116 2693896 or lklye@roundhill.bepschools.org

When we receive information about open days and other events we will update this page to support you in choosing your career pathway.

Year 10 Careers Letter

Year 7, 8 & 9 Careers Letter

 

Possible Pathways:

All young people in the UK must stay in some form of education or training until 18.  Post 16 options are that a young person must be in full-time education (e.g at a school or college), an apprenticeship, or part-time education training – as well as being employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.

 

Apprenticeships allow you to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroomlearning. You will be employed to do a job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or a training centre. By the end of your apprenticeship you will hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen career.

To find out about the different apprenticeships and post 16 options available and how to apply click here: www.apprenticeships.org.uk or www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

Bradgate Progression Pathways

Pre 16 University Guide

This is a booklet about university aimed at pre 16 students. This guide explains the keywords linked to university and other useful points.

Pre-16 University Guide

LLEP World of Work

Please click here to view the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership World of Work guide 2019-2020.

Apprenticeships

Find out about all the different types of apprenticeship available here and how to apply.

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Parent Pack – Apprenticeship Information (November 2020)

Guide to apprenticeships (Learners)

How to write a winning application

NCS

NCS is a four-phase programme specifically designed to provide you with all sorts of new experiences. Whether you’re a daredevil or creative genius, talkative or more reserved, you’ll be surprised by how much you’re actually capable of, coming away with a host of new skills and bags of confidence.

https://www.ncsyes.co.uk

 

NHS Jobs

Look here to find a huge amount of information regarding one of the largest employers in the UK, the NHS. The National Health Service offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With more than 300 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications.
www.healthcareers.nhs.uk – Explore the different roles.
www.jobs.nhs.uk – Apply for an apprenticeship or job in the NHS

 

Careers Magazine

Click here to view the Career Magazine – April 2020

 

Volunteering

Find out about the wide variety of volunteering opportunities that are available today, there is bound to be something for everyone.

www.volunteering.org.uk

 

icould

Need some ideas for the future? Some inspiration on what kind of career might be right for you? Just want to find out what’s out there? icould can help you discover what you could do and how you could get there.
National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Have a look here if you are a disabled young person who wants information about the various options and choices in education, training, volunteering and work post sixteen.

 

Life Skills

Barclays Life Skills Website

 

T Levels

These are new vocational courses equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels. They contain a mixture of classroom learning, placement-based learning and examinations. More information about T Levels can be found here: www.tlevels.gov.uk

We work with LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership) and we are developing our links with the Enterprise Advisor Network to inform young people at The Roundhill Academy about the world of work and the local labour market.

Leicester and Leicestershire have strong national and global connections offering a variety of thriving industries in sectors such as advanced manufacturing and engineering, professional services, business and finance, food and drink manufacturing, creative industries and textiles.  It also has a thriving tourism and hospitality sector as well as a growing space industry.  Many large businesses have a base in the area such as IBM, Amazon, Next, Santander and 3M to name a few, generating fabulous career opportunities.
With approximately a 1 million population, Leicester and Leicestershire have an economy worth £23 billion, which is the largest in the East Midlands.  It has 17,430 skilled graduates entering into the workforce each year and with nearly 500,000 jobs and 42,000 registered businesses, this area is a great place to start and develop a career.
Click here to find out more information about the job sectors in Leicester and Leicestershire.

A guide to the local labour market – www.llep.org.uk

Click Here to view LLEP World of Work Guide 2018

Enhance students’ knowledge about the local area and employment opportunites via this link:

https://www.llep.org.uk/investing-in-our-people/choosing-a-career/llep-area-district-and-city-snapshots/