YEAR 9 OPTIONS 2020 - Getting Ideas!
FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE
Don’t worry if you don’t yet have a definite career in mind – this takes time, and most people change careers several times throughout their life.
Online quizzes can help you begin to identify your strengths and think about which jobs would suit you. Here are three good ones to try:
The excellent Scottish Government careers website (you need to register first but you don’t need to be Scottish!) https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/ican
Students will leave Willingdon Community School with a sense of ambition and appreciation of the skill set needed to be a valuable employee and member of society. They will understand the range of choices they have at Post 16 for education and employment, and where these might lead. Careers education will empower students to recognise the many pathways open to them to achieve their goals and aspirations. We want our students to be work ready and the first choice for both employers and admissions for further education.
Careers Education , Information , Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)
At Willingdon we value how important Careers Education , Information, Advice and Guidance is for our young people, in both raising aspirations and guiding and preparing them for the next steps in their career pathways. The Careers Education and Guidance programme at Willingdon is designed to help students make the most of themselves and their opportunities.
We use the Gatsby Benchmarks of:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking in curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
In addition to this, our CEIAG provision is supported by a host of other careers related events that our young people receive throughout the year. Examples of these include : Careers fairs, mock interviews, focused assemblies and taster days to local colleges and universities. Please click on the link below to see how these events are mapped out across the year for each individual year group.
Work Experience takes place in May, and involves every year 10 student completing a week with an external employer. This is an invaluable opportunity for our students to fully experience the work place, and the world of work, and also learn those very important employability skills that all employers are looking for.
The school has recently been reviewed – and successfully maintained its achievement of 'Investors in Careers' Award. This is a nationally recognised award for having excellent standards in careers education, information, advice and guidance. In addition, we are also working towards achieving 100% in all 8 of the Gatsby benchmarks – again illustrating our high standards within CEIAG provision.
For more information on CEIAG at Willingdon, please do contact our careers lead – Ali Borrell