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Careers

Our careers programme aims to equip all students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about GCSEs choices for Key Stage 4 and A levels / apprenticeships for college, as well as promoting an awareness of, and engagement with, career pathways.

We are committed to doing all that we can to ensure that our pupils are fully aware of the possibilities open to them in every sector of employment and career pathway. The journey towards a career is started in school and our support guides students in making decisions that help them to fulfill their career ambitions. 

As parents and carers, if you are passionate about your profession and would like to help our pupils understand that any career option is open to them, there are a number of ways you can help us.

You could:-

  • Offer to help out with the annual October interview techniques event which helps prepare Year 11 students for college and work interviews. 
  • Offer to take a Year 10 pupil for a week’s work experience during June.
  • Volunteer to speak to groups of pupils about your area of work, what the job involves, what they could achieve and entry routes into that career.

If you would like to help, please contact Mr Atwell  ratwell1@wardenpark.co.uk 

Modern apprenticeships provide an alternative route for the school leaver. It has become commonplace for the majority of 16 year olds to go to sixth form after their GCSEs, or head straight off to university after A-levels, however students should be aware of exciting opportunities and earning potential available via the apprenticeship route.

Apprenticeships are designed to offer school leavers another way of working towards important qualifications. Instead of a sole focus on studying, apprentices have the opportunity to soak-up career-enhancing skills.

Follow this link for advice on seeking apprenticeships; 

www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk 

Follow this link to search for local apprenticeship providers;

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentice/find-an-apprenticeship