The Careers Team
|Senior Leadership Lead: Careers and Personal Development||Mr Steve Graham
Tel: 01947 602406
|Careers Guidance Leader
|Ms Gail Mackle
Tel: 01947 602406
|Work Experience Coordinator||Mr Martin Colclough
Tel: 01947 602406
At Whitby Sixth Form, we are committed to providing impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance for all our students and so we are pleased to have been awarded the Careers Quality Award in 2018. We provide our careers education in several ways – through the curriculum, within our ‘Big Picture’ programme, through careers’ workshops, via an independent careers adviser and also by organising employer and other educational provider visits to the College to speak to our students. We assess the impact of our careers programme in different ways: questionnaire; anecdotal evidence, verbal feedback and our destinations. The evidence gathered from this and from the feedback we have received from students, staff, parents and providers is used to review and inform our yearly careers programme review.
CEIAG Statement of Entitlement for Students and their Parents and Carers
We are committed to
- raising aspirations for the future and developing ambitious, independent learners who are ready for employment, further education or training
- providing learning opportunities through an extensive range of partnerships, with businesses and industry across the region
- delivering economic and business understanding through an enterprise-focused curriculum
- equipping young adults with skills for lifelong learning.
Students are entitled to
- clear advice and information about all the options available for their future, so that they understand the decisions they make
- support and guidance to help them to make choices and complete a career plan for their future
- help to decide what to do when they have finished Years 11 and 13, including further learning, training and employment
- a programme of careers education, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to make the best career choices for them
- opportunities to learn about the world of work
- careers guidance that is impartial, confidential, focused on individual needs, fit for purpose, supportive of equal opportunities, and that is provided by people with relevant training and expertise.
At Key Stage 5, support will be provided for students to
- write university applications and personal statements, through 1:1 support and the Unifrog university programme
- research and evaluate all of their options so that they can choose and apply for the most appropriate opportunity/ies
- take part in enrichment opportunities to enhance their CV or personal statement
- develop their CV and personal statement
- understand what employers are looking for in relation to behaviour at work
- consider a back-up plan in case things go better or worse than expected.
All parents and carers can expect to
- be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist adviser to discuss their son/daughter’s progress and future prospects
- have access to coaches, tutors, subject and specialist advisers at parents’ evenings and development discussions in Year 7-13 and at an options evening for those with a son or daughter in Year 8
- be able to view the careers programme online
- receive invitations to take part in careers and information events
- have the opportunity to comment on the usefulness of the careers programme to their son/daughter and make suggestions as to how it might be improved.
If you have any questions about your career plan or you’re just not sure what you want to do please email our careers leader Ms Mackle on firstname.lastname@example.org or you could pop into Normanby Learning Centre to see her. If you are on Scoresby site just send an email or let Mr Graham know that you would like a chat with her. Parents who are looking for careers advice for their son/daughter are also welcome to email Ms Mackle.
Information on jobs and careers
You can use these links to look up what skills and qualifications you need for the job you are interested in. You can also find out wage details, suggestions of other similar jobs and what the job prospects are like for that job (whether it is expected that there will be more or less jobs in that particular career).