Careers Programme

At Co-op Academy Failsworth we aim to guide and inspire students as they plan for the next stage in their lives by:

 

  • Providing opportunities for students to develop career management and employability skills
  • Working with Parents/Carers to ensure they are informed of the opportunities and options available to their children
  • Equipping students with knowledge, skills and attributes to make informed decisions through a relevant and up to date Careers Programme
  • Supporting students with personalised information, advice and guidance about Careers and the world of work
  • Inspiring students to consider ambitious options to achieve their full potential
  • Building strong links with Employers and other training providers
  • Facilitating opportunities to experience the world of work

 

Careers Programme Overview

Year 7 ·       Subject Careers lessons

·       Learn to Earn (Young Enterprise)

·       Pupil profiling – focus groups identify potential careers pathways.  Links made with employers to build networking opportunities

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers Hub

·       Use of alumni to give up to date labour market information

Year 8 ·       Y8 Options / Parents Evening – Colleges present

·       Educational Visits – Subject visits.  Go4Set G2G Industry Visit

·       Subject Careers lessons – Career Action Plan

·       Positive Steps (Y8 Assembly)

·       World of World Day (Jan 2018) – Failsworth Alumni

·       Learn to Earn Day (Young Enterprise)

·       Pupil profiling – focus groups identify potential careers pathways.  Links made with employers to build networking opportunities

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers HUb

 

Year 9 ·       Parents Evening – Colleges present

·       Educational Visits – Skills Show, NEC – Expert advice about a wide range of skills, careers, apprenticeships, education, training & raising aspirations.

·       Positive Steps (Focus on Y9 Spring Term – guidance on post-16, attending Citizenship lessons, thinking about choices / pathways, starting application process.

·       Learn 2 Earn –( Young Enterprise)

·       Careers Speed Dating

·       Financial awareness – Natwest and Barclays life skills

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers HUb

 

 

Year 10 ·       Citizenship curriculum lessons

·       Subject Careers lessons

·       College Taster Days (Oldham college, The Manchester College, Oldham 6th Form College, Loreto 6th Form College, Xaverian College)

·       Mock college applications

·       Positive Steps (Focus on Y10 Spring Term / Summer Term – guidance on post-16, attending Citizenship lessons, thinking about choices / pathways, starting application process.  LA funding – targeted cohorts SEND, LAC, young carers, youth justice).

·       Parents Evening – Colleges present

·       Educational Visits – Skills Show, NEC – Expert advice about a wide range of skills, careers, apprenticeships, education, training & raising aspirations.  Subject visits – Big Engineering Day, Lancaster University Law.

·       Careers Fair

·       Manchester Choices / Skills Show, World Skills UK

·       Learn 2 Earn (Young Enterprise)

·       Mock Interviews for all pupils

·       Work experience opportunities with the Co-op at Angel Square

·       Apprenticeship show

·       Financial awareness – Natwest and Barclays life skills

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers Hub

·       Links with Russell Group Universities –

·       Links with local universities

 

Year 11 ·       Citizenship curriculum (personal statements, CV, applications, interview skills)

·       College References

·       College / Apprenticeship Applications (Positive Steps runs in tandem with Citizenship lessons)

·       OSFC College Interviews

·       Positive Steps (Focus on Y11 Autumn Term / Spring Term.

·       RAISE Program

·       Careers & Enterprise Fund Bid – Positive Transition Programme

·       Parents Evening – Colleges present

·       Educational Visits – Subject visits.

·       Careers Fair

·       Y11 Student Voice – Positive Steps / Citizenship lessons

·       Employability Masterclass (October 2017)

·       Apprenticeship show

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers Hub

·       Links with Russell Group Universities –

·       Links with local universities