Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Aims

Young people are faced with a complex set of demands when making themselves ready for their future careers. Driffield School and Sixth Form aims to ensure that our students are self-confident, skilled and career-ready. This is achieved through a programme of activities that span every year group, from Year 7 through to Year 13 and beyond to continually develop their employability skills.

Key features:

  • Access to a range of activities that inspire them, including employer talks, motivational speakers, college and university visits and access to coaches and mentors.
  • Access to our employment partner, Plas-Tech. Plas-Tech is a thermoforming processing manufacturer, based in Brandsburton. They have 100 employees and are working with leading organisations in many market sectors. They are helping our school to improve our local LMI, to develop awareness of local apprenticeship opportunities and enhance students’ employability skills.
  • Links with other local employers, to help boost attitudes and employability skills and the opportunity to learn about the range of roles available Post 16 and Post 18.
  • Voluntary work experience provision where it is appropriate and beneficial. This includes the opportunity to take part in the employer led programme at Sixth Form, the VYPER Scheme at Sixth Form, the Volunteen Programme at Year 8, The National Citizen Service at Year 11 and 12.
  • Access to advice on options available at post-16 including apprenticeships and entrepreneurialism, and opportunities available from other post-16 providers.
  • Face-to-face advice and guidance to build confidence, motivation and increase awareness of future opportunities.
  • Coordinated support from external agencies including the local authority where students are vulnerable, have special educational needs or are at risk of becoming NEET.
  • Information on the financial support available to them post-16.
  • The opportunity to book a careers appointment with a trained specialist at school - this opportunity is available to all students in every year group.
  • Activities during form time in all year groups that promotes awareness of a wide range of career opportunities and progression routes.
  • Opportunity to complete the East Riding Collaborative Employability Skills Passport validated by Humber LEP. This focuses on self-management, teamwork, business and customer awareness, problem solving, communication and literacy, application of number, application of digital technologies.

Students and parents/carers can register for Start Profile at any time. Parents/carers are asked kindly to register separately from students as student access is required for CEIAG activities completed at school.

Other Useful Websites and Sources of Information 

 

www.lmihumber.co.uk    This helps students plan their future by helping find local jobs and training.
      
www.logonmoveon.co.uk    This website includes all courses that are on offer in the East Riding and Hull region. Students can apply on line or access interviews.
      
www.apprenticeships.org.uk    Students can access apprenticeship information and vacancies.  Apprenticeships ensure students earn money whilst learning and working and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
      
www.startprofile.com    Start is an online careers platform, designed to connect Year 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
      
www.u-explore.com    U Explore gives innovative and impartial careers information that is relevant, engaging and purposeful.
      
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk    Profiles on over 800 different types of jobs, from archivist to zoologist.  Explains the skills and qualifications needed to get your ideal job.  Live webchat careers advice from 8am-10pm seven days a week.

 

Students can also request a Careers appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays here at the school. Please contact Ms Barker, Careers Advisor, based in the West Building opposite West Canteen. Students can also be referred by the Head of Year, Head of House or Mrs Mortimer Co-ordinator of CEIAG. Parents/carers can also request a careers appointment for their son/daughter.

Driffield School and Sixth Form has a dedicated Careers Section in the LRC with apprenticeships advertised, reference material on different job types, university and college prospectuses, employability skills and interview techniques.

Additional Information

Additional information can be accessed using the links below

If you would like any further information about the wide range of support with Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance available then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Mortimer (Co-ordinator of CEIAG) on 01377 253631 or via email at office@driffieldschool.org.uk .