Careers Update

Careers Update

We are very proud to hold the ‘Investors In Careers’ Award here at Chelsea Academy, but we are still always striving to develop our provision and keep our curriculum closely linked to the world of work as it develops apace. Therefore, we are currently striving to achieve the prestigious ‘Quality In Careers Standard’, mapping our provision against the eight ‘Gatsby benchmarks’ which represent best practice in Careers Education. For more information please click here: http://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/
 

Year 8 Options

Year 8 students are busy thinking about their options choices.  On Thursday 1st March, we will be hosting the very exciting Options Day where students can try out new subjects and get inspired, and parents can come along in the evening to find out more. There will be impartial careers advice available to all. In the meantime, students can visit the careers area of the LRC to explore their career ideas.

Work Experience

Year 10 have got off to a flying start with looking for work experience. Students have been completing their CVs and using their networking skills, as well as completing speculative applications, ahead of their work experience week from the 2nd-6th July 2018. It is looking like it is going to be the most exciting year yet.
Also, Year 12 students who have signed up to Access Aspiration are starting to receive offers of work experience at impressive companies for February half term.
 

National Careers Week 5th-10th March 2018…Calling all parents!

As part of our whole Academy celebrations of National Careers Week, we will be having a Careers Fair every lunchtime for that week. We have grouped employers by theme – for example, we will have a public services day with Fire Engine, Police and Ambulance staff. If any parents would be happy to come along and tell students about their industry, we would be very grateful.
Please contact lucy.mcnally@chelsea-academy.org and let me know which industry you would like to represent and which days would suit your availability.
With International Women’s Day being on Thursday 8th March, we are especially keen to hear from women who want to come and tell us about how amazing their jobs are.
 

Year 11 Students

Please make sure you have made applications to at least 3 Post-16 providers – this could be a Sixth Form college, Further Education college, or Training Provider. If you are applying for Apprenticeships then please see Mrs McNally who can invite you along to some exciting upcoming opportunities!
Don’t forget to look back at your Careers Action Plan and make sure you have followed up on the action points!
 Start Profile is a great resource for finding Sixth Forms and colleges near you.

Lecture

This term we have a number of careers related lectures for Sixth Form.
John Parkes, CEO of ‘getmyfirstjob.co.uk‘, one of the UK’s biggest Apprenticeship providers, is talking to students about his interesting career path and, in doing so, showing them real live vacancies that they can apply for with impressive companies offering higher and degree apprenticeships where students can get a degree for free and gain work experience at the same time. With his top tips, our students surely stand the best chance of success!
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