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Careers Programme 2018/19

Our careers programme is designed to inform and inspire the next steps for our students.  As a college, it is important to us to provide information to all of our students about all the possible routes they can take.  For this reason our careers programme includes an array of activities and opportunities that advise on higher education, apprenticeships, the world of work, gap years, the armed forces and work with training. Below is a summary of our careers programme.

Summary of our carers programme

  Autumn term Spring term Summer term
Route 3 1:1 career meetings – with our level 6 qualified Careers Advisors Mock interviews – with external employers from an array of sector backgrounds Variety of work skills workshops including CV writing, developing work competencies and positive attitude
Lower Sixth Progress review days – Talks and information from Higher Education institutes, providers of Apprenticeships and local employers Careers marketplace event – an opportunity to work with fellow students and local employers to develop work competencies Programme of information talks – ‘Next steps after college’
Upper Sixth Progress review days – Talks and information from Higher Education institutes, providers of Apprenticeships and local employers Building Futures Evening with careers fair Programme of information talks – ‘Next steps after college’

To view our policy statement on provider access click here 

To view the full Careers Programme click here

Our careers programme is reviewed annually at the end of the academic year.

How does the college meet the Gatsby Benchmarks?

Good careers education advice, information and guidance allows our students to make informed choices throughout their transitional stages.  In addition quality careers guidance inspires students and allows them to experience and investigate their next steps in a safe and nurturing environment.  The Gatsby Benchmarks provides a framework as to what a good careers provision should look like.

To view the Gatsby Benchmarks please click here.

In addition to assessing the college against the Gatsby Benchmarks we also measure impact of our careers provision through destination, retention and attainment data.

Careers Lead:

Debbi Hodson

Blackpool Old Road

Blackpool

FY37LR

debbi.hodson@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk

01253 394911