Welcome to Careers

A comprehensive Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme is offered to help support your son/ daughter make informed choices about their future as they move through King Arthur’s. This programme is delivered through PSHE Focus days, curriculum and tutor time.  The programme aims to inspire students to raise their aspirations; achieve their goals; be confident to make the best choices for themselves; and prepare them for a successful and rewarding future.

The aim for a King Arthur’s student should be to research careers and future pathways with confidence, write CV’s, Covering letters and Application forms. They should be aware of their options post 16 and local and wider employment opportunities; be able to talk confidently about their future; they should know their target grades, and be able to agree an action plan with an Independent Careers Adviser.

King Arthur’s students and parents can access further careers information through the KA Careers E-library tab where you can find additional resources that help support the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Programme.

All students have access to Careers and Work Experience (Y10) support from the school Careers  & Work Experience Co-ordinator, Mrs Sarah Legg, and have access to independent and impartial Advice & Guidance from the Independent Careers Adviser, Wendy Watson, who is available in school every Thursday. All students in KS4 will be offered an appointment to discuss their plans with her. Parents are invited to attend these appointments or contact Mrs Legg or Ms Watson to discuss any concerns.

Investors in Careers NEWSFLASH……

The South Somerset 14 -19 Partnership is working with seven of its Partnership schools to gain the prestigious Investors in Careers Award during 2017-18. It is one of the very first Partnerships in the country to jointly undertake this work which aims to highlight the depth and breadth of Careers work undertaken by its schools in the South Somerset area.

The Investors in Careers Award recognises excellence in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance and has been developed to enable schools to demonstrate that it meets Government statutory requirements in terms of Advice and Guidance.

Careers Advice is essential for giving students the opportunity to broaden their horizons, raise aspirations and help them make the right choices at key times in their education. Investors in Careers also promotes employer engagement by helping employers get vital employment messages to students.

The South Somerset 14-19 Partnership undertakes a large amount of work in Careers Advice including an annual Careers Fair, an annual series of aspirational workshops every November and a summer Careers event for all year 8 students.

Progress towards the Award will be reported regularly throughout 2017-18.

Careers E-Library

National Careers Helpline / Website: This careers service can be found at: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or Call: 0800 100 900

Apprenticeships: Information about Apprenticeships along with current vacancies can be found at: www.apprenticeships.org.uk/ or https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

ncs

The official Government Careers website: check out Job Profiles for specific careers info and entry requirements.

apprenticships

The National Apprentice Service: all you need to know. If you register on here you can search for real apprenticeship vacancies.

push

The independent guide to universities: giving you the low-down

whichuni

A new comparison website. Search information by university or course and find out statistics about student satisfaction, admissions, employability and much more.

icould

Lots of information and real life stories about choosing and exploring careers ideas. Link them to your favourite subjects.

kudos

Kudos and Kudos Launchpad

An online diagnostic tool that helps you match your likes and dislikes to possible careers. Key stage 3 and Key stage 4  students will complete these in school and then be able to login with  their own user account whenever they want.

notgoinguni

University isn’t the only path to success. From apprenticeships to debt-free learning, there are other opportunities out there: take a look at the options.

careersboxSelect by area of interest: real people talk about real jobs.

careerpilot

Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide. Includes information on opportunities in the South West.

ucas

The University application website: research Higher Education, Universities and degree level courses in the UK using this one stop shop.

prospects

A new comparison website. Search information by university or course and find out statistics about student satisfaction, admissions, employability and much more.

futuremorph

Careers using Science and Maths: take a look, the Careers might surprise you!

plotrWhether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you  could be great at. Play the Game to discover careers that match your personality, interests and skills.

studentroom

The biggest online student community website. Find all the information you need from Student Finance England about University money matters. Includes a Student Finance Calculator to see what you can borrow.

Look for jobs that match your school subjects and those that will be in demand in the future – ever thought about being a Virtual Habitat Designer…?