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.
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.
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
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: email@example.com
At The Roundhill Academy you can expect to receive the following:
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’
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.