Careers

At Chertsey High School we are committed to ensuring all students have access to impartial careers advice, support in school and access to employers and the workplace.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any specific careers queries. Our named Careers Lead:

                                                                                                   Mr Corry
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Impartial careers advice in school is provided by Innervate, an independent career services company who provide personal guidance for students within schools in surrey. We also work closely with the local Enterprise Coordinator, Adam Watts, from Enterprise M3 LEP and our Enterprise Adviser, Mandeep Shokar.  This is a government funded service to support our growing Careers provision here at CHS. Our careers program is based on, and built around, the Gatsby Benchmarks as recommended in the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers (January 2018).

 

The 8 benchmarks are outlined below:Image001

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

 

 

 

 

Careers in the curriculum

Students at CHS can expect to encounter careers integration from the start of Year 7 through to their completion in Year 11. The main aims of this programme are to:

  • Incorporate awareness of career prospects for students into the curriculum of all subjects, through the use of career champions.
  • Provide a planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance for students of all ages
  • Give access to independent and impartial information on opportunities in learning and work
  • Give individualised careers guidance and support.
  • Provide experience of the workplace to develop key employability skills.
  • Identify and reduce the likelihood, through a variety of interventions, of students becoming NEET when they leave us.
  • Ensure students have interactions with a variety of colleges, training providers, employers and universities in order to make informed decisions.

 

Local Market Information September 2020

The Office for National Statistics regularly produces the latest Local Market Information (LMI) for our area. This information covers West Surrey and Hampshire, and gives interesting detail about the jobs market that our students will be entering when they leave education with us in Year 11. 

 

What can I do?  Students and parents 

Exposure to workforce advice doesn’t need to just come from within the school walls, some of the biggest turning points in your child’s life will be made while sat around the table talking to them. There are some amazing websites and resources that are free to use and offer some invaluable advice and guidance beyond the confines of school. Throughout the year we will be advertising updates and new resources that come available, below are some useful tools to get you started.

 

What can I do? Employers 

We are always on the search for new and creative ways to engage our students in learning about the labour market, below are some of the ways in which you can get involved.

Area

Time commitment 

Assemblies and presentations - 
Share your career path and choices you have made to get where you have via a live (in person) or pre-recorded interview/presentation.

30 mins

Provide Post-16 apprenticeships -
Are you currently taking on apprentices or know someone who is? Can you offer advice to our students interested in this post-16 route?

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On-site visits - 
Are you able to bring some student to your place of work and give them an experience of a ‘day in the life’? 

Half to full day 

Interview preparations and mock interviews - 
Help our students to prepare for their first interviews and give themselves the opportunity to sell themselves to you.

1-3 hours 

Volunteering opportunities - 
Can you provide students with the opportunity to come and volunteer at your company either at weekends or school holidays? We are always on the search for places that can assist with students DofE requirements.

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If you, or someone you know, would be able to volunteer your time to us, or are simply interested and would like some more information, please get in contact with Mr Corry.

 

Click Here To Download our Careers Policy

Click Here To Download New Local Market Information Banner

Year 7 Career Information

  • Our chosen provider Innervate will deliver content appropriate to this year group through an annual ‘drop-down’ Careers Day, including Use of CEIAG websites and the development of employability skills:
  • Our Enterprise Coordinator from Enterprise M3 LEP will provide support in our careers planning alongside our Enterprise Adviser to develop local links.
  • School trips with career prospects built into their narrative.
  • Guest speakers in assemblies to advise on career pathways

Year 8 Career Information

  • Our chosen provider Innervate will deliver content appropriate to this year group through an annual ‘drop-down’ Careers Day, including Use of CEIAG websites and the development of employability skills
  • Our Enterprise Coordinator from Enterprise M3 LEP will provide support in our careers planning alongside our Enterprise Adviser to develop local links.
  • Workplace options for all subjects
  • Options evening.
  • Options assemblies from subject leaders
  • Options interview with a member of the senior leadership team
  • Guest speakers in assemblies to advise on career pathways

Year 9 Career Information

  • Our chosen provider Innervate will deliver content appropriate to this year group through an annual ‘drop-down’ Careers Day, including Use of CEIAG websites and the development of employability skills
  • Our Enterprise Coordinator from Enterprise M3 LEP will provide support in our careers planning and match an Enterprise Adviser with our school to develop local links
  • Workplace options made available for all subjects
  • Options evening.
  • Options assemblies from subject leaders
  • Options interview with a member of the senior leadership team
  • Guest speakers in assemblies to advise on career pathways

Year 10 Career Information

  • Our chosen provider Innervate will deliver content appropriate to this year group through an annual ‘drop-down’ Careers Day, including Use of CEIAG websites and the development of employability skills
  • Our Enterprise Coordinator from Enterprise M3 LEP will provide support in our careers planning and match an Enterprise Adviser with our school to develop local links
  • Workplace options made available for all subjects
  • Guidance interviews available with a member of the senior leadership team
  • Guest speakers in assemblies to advise on career pathways

How2Become

How2Become is an experienced publisher of some of the best career guides and psychometric testing books available, and their catalogue is full of new, innovative and insightful products to guide our students and their parents through recruitment processes, entry level tests and academia. We are grateful to them for their donation of books and guides as we build up our Careers Library. 

Please Click Here For More Information http://www.how2become.com/

Skillsometer

Make use of the LMI For All skills analysis widgets by rating how you feel about certain statements and it will provide you with a range of career options that best suit your skills matrix.

Click Here To Start Quiz

Careerometer

Use the impartial advice widgets provided by LMI For All to explore and compare different career options, with details of job descriptions and expected salaries.

Click Here To Start The Quiz

Teach Tom

Teach Tom is a series of videos designed to break down different sectors into understandable bitesize snapshots of what skills are needed. Each one features an expert Skills Champion attempting to teach what is an everyday skill in their role to Tom.

Please Click Here For More Information https://www.worldskillsuk.org/directions/careers-advice-resources/teach-tom

Apprenticeships

Is an apprenticeship right for you? Take a tour of the newly revamped apprenticeships website to get all the information you need to decide if an apprenticeship is right for you and how to go about choosing one.

Please Click Here For More Information https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices

Career Interviews

 

 

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