Careers Information

CAREERS INFORMATION

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

ECS community are committed to providing careers education to all young people so they are inspired and motivated to reach and fulfil their potential. It is ECS intention to help every pupil develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers and how this will be accomplished. Inspiring every pupil through real-life contacts with the world of work during their school journey, can help students understand where their choice can lead to in the future.

 

ECS school values, aims to ensure that students achieve their full potential academically, socially, physically, and personally. Students are given the opportunity to learn and make informed choices as maturing individuals within a global society, which encompasses making healthy choices based on the richness of what is taught enabling further development in understanding skills needed to improve their life chances for the future. As a diverse community the value of career education is a key aspect to enjoying economic well-being, work-related learning an essential component. ECS has a critical role to play in preparing our students for transitions into the next stage of their careers; whether that be in education, employment or training.

 

All students at ECS take part in our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) forms a crucial and integral part in our students’ learning and entitlement programme that;

 

 

  • Aims to provide a Stable Careers Programme for all students in years 7 through to year 14
  • All advise is centred around the needs of each individual students
  • Motivate and give students a better understanding of the wider world of work
  • Provide each student with high quality and impartial advice
  • The opportunity for students to understand how curriculum can be linked to careers
  • Giving information and guidance about Careers and Labour Markets.
  • Providing encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Gaining Experience of Workplaces
  • Encounters with Further and Higher Education

 

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CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

Parents / carers

At ECS, we work closely with parents and carers to support their children in their education and future career needs.  Parents/carers are invited to Parent evenings, Information Evenings, Pre NEET interviews and open Evenings. Where appropriate, we also invite and encourage Parents/carers to deliver workshops for specific career related activities. 

Parents and Carers are always welcome to contact the college Careers Leader Miss G Pastore – Career Guidance & Development Advisor with any queries regarding careers education. 

Email: gpastore@edact.org.uk

Telephone: 020 8360 3158

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

This event took place on the 7th to the 12th of March 2022, students were able to access a multitude of webinars, talks and other events during this week that helped them learn more information that can help them on their career journey. You can still access some of the events using the following links.

The Parents’ Guide 2022 is now an online interactive guide that provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form. Their online guides are designed to inform, involve and guide parental support. They include the most up to date information on topics such as apprenticeships, universities, and revision techniques.

To attend the Virtual Careers Fair use the above website link; ncw2022.co.uk

 To view the above instructional video, click on the following link;

https://vimeo.com/510381277/872fe60397

To view the above informational video, click on the following link;

https://vimeo.com/516434672

 

GCSEs - Choosing your pathway

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose!"

Dr Seuss

USEFUL WEBSITES

The links below can help our students find to find and apply for Work Experience;

movement to work – Movement to Work can help you get experience to move onto the first rung of the ladder and take those first steps into a rewarding career in the industry of your choice.

What can I expect from a Movement to Work placement?

  • Minimum of 2 weeks work experience
  • Employability skills training:
    • Conduct for work
    • Time management
    • Communication & presentation Skills
    • CV Writing & Interview Skills
  • Movement to Work Certificate once you successfully complete your placement.

Take a look at the stories below to see some of the people we’ve already helped and the types of opportunities that you could be taking advantage of.

https://www.movementtowork.com/

student ladder– is a website that helps 16 to 24 year olds to find Work Placements, Internships and Graduate Schemes, by giving the following information;

  • Information on over 2,500 Work Placements opportunities for 16 to 24 year old students.
  • Over 100 School Leaver Programmes for those not going to university.
  • Application advice on CVs, interviews, online tests and assessment centres.
  • 100’s are useful insight information in 12 different job sectors.
  • Provides information, guidance and advice for GCSE through to graduation.
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https://www.studentladder.co.uk/Work-Experience/work-experience.html

Groundwork youth – is a website that will help 16 to 24 year olds, to give those help and guidance to arrange their own work experience, whilst taking action in their local environment. You will run campaigns, projects and workshops, and attend events, representing your local area across the UK. You will meet other like-minded environmental leaders, gain voluntary experience with our various partner organisations, and most of all have fun along the way! 

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/youthhub/pages/own-work-experience-placement-xmarks

 

success at school – is a website for young people to explore careers, get information on top employers and search for latest jobs, courses and advice.

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/69/How-to-Find-Work-Experience

indeed – this is a website where students can search for active work experience that is currently available in their area.  It will give the length of the work experience, address and full job description, with a link to then apply directly for that job they want.

https://www.indeed.co.uk/Work-Experience-Placement-jobs-in-London

rolls-royce – this website gives the student access to apply for Rolls-Royce work experience programme.  This opportunity gives young people the chance to see first-hand how Rolls-Royce use STEM subjects every day, while working alongside experts on some of the most ground breaking power systems ever built.

https://careers.rolls-royce.com/united-kingdom/students-and-graduates/work-experience

GO think big – is an online digital hub from O2 that gives students current work experience opportunities giving them the category, duration, age requirement, the employer, job description, posted and closing dates.  It will also indicate if the employer will pay for daily expenses.  It offers valuable career advice, amazing insider contacts and exclusive tips to prepare you for your dream career.

https://gothinkbig.co.uk/opportunities

Springpod – offer free virtual work experience opportunities that enable you to get a taste of university style of learning or explore apprenticeships. They offer interactions with major corporations such as NHS, Airbus, HSBC and EY, as they provide an insight into what is it like to work in  particular industries, whilst picking up new skills and connect with industry professionals.  

https://join.springpod.com/work-experience-year-12/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3cXB7LCi9gIVBLTtCh3fNQjwEAMYASAAEgJ0TPD_BwE

Uptree offers free work experience opportunities for students aged 16 – 19, registration to Uptree is free. They help students meet leading employers, learn new skills, learn about different career paths and find apprenticeships.

https://uptree.co/

Barclays Life Skills gives students the opportunity to learn new skills, knowledge, and confidence they need for the world of work. Registration is free use the following link to find out more information.

https://barclayslifeskills.com/?campaign=Google_RS-2018_Barclays_Lifeskills_Brand_Broad&chnnl=PSB&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsNa_1rSi9gIV0-vtCh1EawtKEAAYASAAEgJggvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

At Edmonton County School we are providing ALL students in year groups 7 to 11, the opportunity to join
U-Explore Start Profile as part of our career programme.  This will give each student their own individual career path that will stay with them thorough out their time at the school. This online web app allows users to learn about the world of work, the various career options available and the training you will need to get on the right path.

Start-Profile is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Start-Profile includes: 

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

At Edmonton County School we are providing ALL students in year groups 7 to 11, the opportunity to join
U-Explore Start Profile as part of our career programme.  This will give each student their own individual career path that will stay with them thorough out their time at the school. This online web app allows users to learn about the world of work, the various career options available and the training you will need to get on the right path.

Start-Profile is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Start-Profile includes: 

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

CAREERS USEFUL WEBSITES

UCAS  How to find out about A Level subjects needed for different university degrees.

www.ucas.com

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

The National Careers Service website aims to:

·         help you with careers decisions and planning support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals

·         motivate you to implement your plan of action enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver a new way for students to explore their skills and career options.

Plotr is a website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love.

It’s built around the Game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.

LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.

icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.

Plan your study & work.  Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level.

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

The study guide section within youthspace contains a range of information including help on making options choices in Year 9, post 16 options, and getting into higher education.

is the Science Council’s careers website designed to provide information for young people, their parents and teachers about the jobs available after studying maths and science.

Enables you to explore a wide range of professional careers and provides information and articles to inspire you to achieve your dream career.

Another excellent resource to find out about jobs in the south west region.

CAREERS USEFUL WEBSITES

Diverse career opportunities in business and technical environments with apprenticeships in in the Vehicle Repair industry. 

Central Governments dedicated apprenticeship website has a whole range of information to help young people decide if Apprenticeships are the right route for them. You can also search for apprenticeship vacancies.

Register on this website to find out about current Apprenticeship opportunities.

UNIVERSITY APPLICATION SUPPORT

Advice for your gap year

University open days

  • University open daysare a fantastic way of finding out about the universities that you are thinking of studying at and the courses you might want to take. Here are some top tips for making the most of your visits: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/open-days/

The UK’s 100 most popular employers for school leavers

Choosing between work and university

Choosing between work and university

Get help weighing up whether traditional university study or taking an apprenticeship, sponsored degree or similar would be the best choice for you. 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/work-v-uni

Other useful apprenticeships website to explore are:

Multiverse – Their mission is to create a diverse group of future leaders, their platform matches diverse young people with apprenticeship roles with a variety of employers. They offer expert coaching and learning as they guide you through the apprenticeship journey.
https://www.multiverse.io/en-GB

Government website that helps you to find an apprenticeship.  https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Connecting people with businesses.  https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

Enfield Council -find apprenticeships in Enfield https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/jobs-and-careers/apprenticeships-with-us/

UCAS tells you what you need to know about apprenticeships. – https://www.ucas.com/understanding-apprenticeships

Indeed – Find new apprenticeship opportunities within London and surrounding Boroughs  https://uk.indeed.com/Apprenticeships-jobs-in-London?vjk=7e4e4fa79d197030

Alternatives to traditional university study.

Get an overview of choices at 18 that combine earning and learning, including apprenticeships of different levels, sponsored degrees and similar programmes. 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/work-v-uni/20-what-are-school-leaver-programmes-apprenticeships-and-sponsored-degrees

 

Selection of alternative Sixth Form and Colleges List

Ada – National College of Digital Skills – www.ada.ac.uk

Ashmole Academy – www.ashmoleacademy.org

Aylward Academy –

Barnet and Southgate – www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk  

BCE – Big Creative Education – www.bigcreative.education

Capital City College Group (CONEL, C&I, Westminster Kingsway) – www.captialccg.ac.uk

Enfield County School – www.enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk

Fortismere Sixth Form – www.fortismere.haringey.sch.uk

Haringey 6th form College – www.haringey6.ac.uk  

Hertford Regional College – www.hrc.ac.uk

Chace Community School – www.chace.enfield.sch.uk

Latymer School – www.latymer.co.uk

LAE ( London Academy of Excellence) – www.laetottenham.org.uk

Lee Valley Sixth Form – www.leevalley.org.uk

Leyton Sixth Form – www.leyton.ac.uk

Oasis Academy – www.oasisacademyenfield.org

Southgate School – www.southgate.enfield.sch.uk

St Anne’s Catholic School – www.st-annes.enfield.sch.uk

Sir George Monoux – www.sgmc.ac.uk

St Ignatius College – www.st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk

Waltham Forest College – www.waltham.ac.uk

Winchmore Sixth Form – www.winchmore.enfield.sch.uk

Woodhouse College – www.woodhouse.ac.uk