Career Guidance and Transition Support

 

Enterprise Learning Alliance staff will assist pupils to plan for the future, and Careers Guidance is supported in the Physical and Social Development curriculum (PSD) and by the Transition Support Team consisting of a qualified careers adviser, who manages the team, and two Transition Support Mentors who work with students from the end of year 10 to ensure they make a successful transition into work, college or further training at the end of year 11.

Careers Guidance

Careers Advice is available to help students plan for progression after school which may include continuing their studies at local colleges including East Kent and Canterbury, taking up training or finding employment including apprenticeships.  Pupils have the opportunity to talk to a careers adviser in school and find out up to date information about opportunities available including jobs, college and traineeships and discuss their plans in an open and non- judgemental manner.  The adviser will give free and impartial information, advice and guidance to help pupils identify suitable options after school.  Students can book an appointment by talking to their form tutor or teachers and also by contacting the Careers Adviser by   e-mail at: tmcmillan@ela.kent.sch.uk .  Pupils are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities available to them to take part in work experience and to be involved with activities that support their career planning while at school.These include:

  • Information, advice and guidance on career pathways
  • College research, UCAS progress, direct applications and financial support when at college
  • Job hunting skills, application forms, CV’s and interview preparation
  • Careers Fair open to Year 10 and Year 11 pupils
  • Outside speakers

 

College and school year 12 opportunities can equip students for roles in a wide range of industries including Construction, Health and Social Care and Media. Colleges can provide a variety of courses from entry level upwards.  Going to college can be a big commitment so students are helped to explore the areas they may want to work in and the college courses available. Students are helped to find out whether they should study full or part-time and whether you will need to pay for the course.

Apprenticeships and work based training can equip school or college leavers for roles in a wide range of industries. We provide information on a variety of job roles and offer help with application forms, preparing for interviews, finding that perfect job and progression routes.

Transition Support

At the end of year 10 students will be introduced to transition support staff and find out how transition activities in year 11 will help them to be better prepared for the choices when they leave including CV writing, how to apply for work, college or school 6th form and the opportunity to visit colleges and employers.  Students have the opportunity to build effective relationships with the transition support mentors who will work with them to ensure they apply for post year 11 opportunities in good time and settle in to the next phase of their education, training or suitable employment.

Transition Support Coordinator, Tina McMillan : tmcmillan@ela.kent.sch.uk

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