Careers Advice

School Careers Programme

At High Tunstall we aim to enable our students to develop their personal skills to become effective and independent career planners who are able to make informed decisions in preparation for moving onto the next steps into further and higher education, training and/or employment.

Career preparations are developed through sessions from Year 7 through to Year 11 on various topics covering:

  • Understanding yourself
  • Self-development
  • Career research and exploration
  • Career planning
  • Employability skills

At High Tunstall we:

  • Encourage students to develop an understanding of themselves and the influences on them
  • Instill an ethos of self-determination and self-improvement as a learner
  • Teach students about the world of work and careers
  • Encourage students to make the most of careers information, advice and guidance
  • Develop basic employability skills with students – including: initiative, decision making, leadership etc.
  • Show students the application and selection process

Careers education and work-related learning is delivered through tutor time careers sessions/lessons/assemblies as well as events both in and out of college. Each year group from Year 7 to Year 11 has planned activities to help them develop their careers research, exploration and planning during their designated careers time.

Tutors will regularly discuss career aspirations with tutees during this careers time as well as with their 1:1 meetings with Learning Coaches, SLT and Mrs T Thompson.

Keystage 3

In year 7, 8 and 9 there is dedicated time during form time to develop ideas, information, skills and research into career pathways. Students will develop new skills to help them become workplace ready.  They will also work closely with the ESH Group, Job Centre Plus, local colleges and industries.  During this designated time, students carry out research into their chosen career paths using UExplore Start, an online careers tool that links students strengths, interests and skills to career pathways.  Students are also encouraged use the college’s careers library to explore their chosen career paths even further. KS3 students will also take part in the college’s careers fair, careers speed dating, ESH assemblies.

Keystage 4

Throughout Year 10 and 11, students will participate in a number of internal and external activities, assemblies and events to support their careers ideas and exploration. All students are offered a 1:1 careers guidance meeting with Mrs Thompson our Careers Lead. The meeting provides impartial information, advice and guidance for students. Students can also attend college taster days, employers fair, mock interviews to help them with their career choices.

Please see our CEIAG Booklet  and a Post-16 Leaflet for more information for students.

World of Work Week 10/06/2020