Careers Guidance

Careers Guidance

Wigston Academies Trust provides comprehensive Career, Enterprise, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme. You can expect to receive the following.

Year 7

• Introducing Careers – What does that mean for me?

• An introduction to different sectors and occupations

• Information about a range of career pathways

• Increase knowledge of different jobs and job roles

• A range of Enterprise activities to develop employability skills

Year 8

• Focused events to support subject choices when identifying options at end of Year 9

• Developing making ideas of careers a reality

• Understanding of transferable employability skills

• Enterprise activities with local businesses

Year 9

• Support with subject choices for GCSEs

• Self-assessments – use of online tool – to increase awareness of the Range of opportunities available

• Develop transferable employability skills

• Consideration of 6th Form, Further Education and Apprenticeships – Pathways for Post 16

• Work shadowing – to experience the world of work

Year 10

• Work Experience

• Careers trips, including The World Skills Show at the NEC

• Producing a CV linked to career aspirations

• Develop Interview skills

• Increased awareness of options at the end of Year 11

Year 11

• Attend a range of Careers Events and Trips

• An introduction to and use of Positive Steps at Post 16 (PS@16) (The application process for all post 16 pathways)

• Apprenticeship support

• Practice interviews with local employers

• Developing employability skills

Year 12

• UCAS (Application process for Universities & Higher level apprenticeships)

• Work Experience

• Increase apprenticeship understanding a application support

• Developing employability skills through exposure to local businesses

Year 13

• Continued support with UCAS applications for University and also Higher Apprenticeships

• If university isn’t for you, understand different opportunities available and support with employability skills development

• Careers trips and events

• Careers networking with a range of local and national businesses

• Working with a range of local employers to identify skills required for interviews and a range of different careers

All students receive independent careers guidance to meet their individual needs.

Education and apprenticeship providers are regularly invited to speak to the students, either as a whole group or as small targeted groups.

If any provider would like to request to be part of the Careers Programme please contact Natasha Box (Assistant Headteacher for CEIAG) via email nbox@wigstonmat.org. There is scope within our PSHCE and Assembly programme which could include some lessons as well as the Careers Fair in March (where time and facilities are available) to raise the awareness of the opportunities available to all young people. This could be through presentations in the main hall, or smaller group work with targeted individuals (access to most equipment is possible with the appropriate notice).

                                                                                For the full Provider Access Statement click below.