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Cambourne Village College is committed to providing the best possible Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIG) to all our students, provided fairly and equitably. We aim to do everything we can to inspire, encourage and equip each one of them to realise their talents and potential, and have fulfilled and successful working lives. Encouraging a growth mindset is an important part of this. We understand the importance of this work in the context of the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The elements of CEIG provision are as follows:

  • Careers Education, including dedicated careers lessons, subject lessons linking curriculum learning to careers, work related learning (work experience and careers events etc).
  • Career Information, on all education and employment routes, provided through various channels and media, including the Careers Library and online resources.
  • Career Guidance, both impartial and independent, offered with open access to a careers professional, teaching and other staff, as well as external sources such as employers and professional bodies.

We benchmark our provision against best practice nationally, monitor our provision and student destinations, and we develop our provision using feedback from students, staff and others. Students provide feedback to our CEIG provision through our annual survey and through conversations with our staff. We evaluate the success of our provision not just through the quantitative measures of destinations and outcomes but also through this qualitative feedback we receive. 

Careers Programme

Year 7

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons:

•   Pupils consider who they are

•   Key traits they have

•   Key skills they have

•   Students to start to think about what careers there are in the world around them

Careers Event – guest speakers from various companies

 

Year 8

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons :

•   Creation of a personal profile to identify ‘Core interest Career Orientation’ (using a program of study made by Talentino)

•   Entrepreneur Introduction – Dragon’s Den task

•   Pupil’s create their own personal brand

Careers Event – ‘Scavenger hunt’ aiming to develop pupil’s understanding about the range of jobs in the world around them

 

Year 9

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons:

•   Using their Core Interest Career Profile pupils are introduced to a number of jobs and evaluate whether these line up with their skills and look at what key features run through the jobs they have identified. Pupils can then research further in these areas.

•   Using their profile again and the research of the jobs pupils identify those GCSE’s that will help them in their pathway

Options Evening

Guest speakers – various career talks from representatives from various companies

 

Year 10

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons:

•   Work using their Careers profile to identify particular employers

•   CV writing

•   Work experience placement research

•   Interview preparation

Apprenticeship workshop at school

Introduction to Work Experience – 1 week placement

Taster Days at Post 16 providers

 

Year 11

Students have access to 1:1 careers meeting with a Careers Advisor / Senior Leadership Team

PSHE lessons:

•   Introduction to UCAS progress

•   Options for 16-18

•   Personal Statement writing

•   Interview preparation

Post 16 evening – an opportunity to meet with sixth form / apprenticeship providers

Apprenticeship Assembly

Careers Event – guest speaker discussing University vs. Apprenticeships

 

Careers Lead

Philippa Boyns

Tel | 01954 284 634
Email | pboyns@cambournevc.org