Careers

At Fulford School we provide a comprehensive programme of careers education plus information, advice and guidance through these website pages, our Careers Library and specialised staff.

At Fulford School we have traditionally been very successful at ensuring our students are on an appropriate pathway post 16 and 18. Measurable outcomes such as a lower than average level of students who are not in education, employment or training (0.5% NEETs in 2017) is something we are justifiably proud of. We are currently reviewing our careers programme and provision to ensure that we fully meet all of the requirements which need to be in place by the end of 2020 to fully meet the needs of all our students.

As part of an increased investment in Careers Information Advice and Guidance at Fulford we will be appointing a careers advisor to be place in the first half of the Autumn Term. This multi faceted role will include conducting individual careers interviews and further enhancing our employer engagement across the whole school.

Use the links on the menu to navigate your way around our careers pages.

Contact Details

Mr. R Jones (Careers Lead)rj@fulford.york.sch.uk

Ms L Booth (Sixth Form Careers) boothl@fulford.york.sch.uk

To be appointed (School Careers Adviser)

Key Dates Year 11

November 2018

A coordinated series of school and college information evenings including Fulford School Sixth Form Information Evening (2018 Tuesday 6h November

November 2018-07-17 One to one interviews with a qualified careers advisor

September 2018  – Mid February 2019 taught career unit – Year 11

In the unit pupils will look at the different pathways post 16 including Fulford Sixth Form, Other Schools Sixth Forms, Vocational routes, Employment and apprenticeships. All students will have talks from York College. As well as taught sessions, pupils will be able to follow their interests and undertake more detailed investigations into different pathways. Opportunities are also provided for pupils to investigate specific jobs and careers as well as have particular careers suggested via software packages. There are valuable opportunities for pupils to discover more about themselves: who they are, how they are changing and who they could possibly become. Finally Year 11 also encompasses practical career skills and tools such as CV writing and interviews.

January 15th

Sixth form taster lessons. The opportunity to experience sixth form lessons in the subjects being considered.

January 17th 2019

Opportunity to take part in a second taster day at an external institution if you have attended Fulford taster day on the 15th (students who have 100% decided they are not returning to Fulford should arrange to attend the external taster day on the 15h if there is an opportunity to do so to avoid missing two days of school)

January 21st – Early February 2019

Destinations interviews for Fulford Year 11 students with senior staff and Directors of Learning

Early February 2018

Applications for Fulford Sixth Form.

Early March 2019 York apprenticeship recruitment event

The event will provide an opportunity for young people aged 16-24 and their parents or carers, to meet with recruiting employers and to find out about alternative routes to Level 3 qualifications and university.

Employers, such as Nestlé, Siemens, Portakabin, the Armed services, Marriott Hotel and many more, will be looking to fill vacancies and share information on their apprenticeship schemes. Training providers will also be available to discuss other York based apprenticeship vacancies and training opportunities.

Thursday 4th April 2019

Fulford Internal deadline for applications to  York College and other tertiary college applications from Fulford Students. This internal deadline is to try and ensure our students maximise their chances of securing places on courses of their choice.

Useful Websites

General careers information and guidance

Online Careers Advice

You can now get immediate and personal careers advice from the National Careers Service via phone, text or online chat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.icould.com    

Inspirational video clips of people who have experience of working in a variety of jobs

www.careersbox.co.uk

Short films and current news articles covering a wide range of careers. An interactive careers inspiration website containing over 700 different career profiles

Local careers information and guidance

www.yor-zone.org.uk/futures4me

Yorzone has information for young people on a whole range of issues including local help and support. The Futures4me portal is for students and parents from year 8 to 13 including general advice and information on local options. It includes a course finder which is a search facility listening all providers and courses in the local vicinity, local work and training, labour market information and advice and signposting for young people with additional needs.

Shape Your Future York
Local labour market information and job prospects can be found via the link above

Apprenticeships

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Information on apprenticeships and the website to register for apprenticeships.

York apprenticeships

Volunteering

Employment issues

Employment rights information – www.worksmart.org.uk/rights/young_workers

Fulford School Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

  •  To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact

Richard Jones, Careers Leader, Telephone: 01904 633300 Email: rj@fulford.york.sch.uk

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 8 Assembly opportunities KS4 options event Assembly opportunities Assembly opportunities
Year 9 Assembly opportunities Assembly opportunities Assembly opportunities
Year 10 Assembly opportunities Work experience preparation sessions

Work experience

Assembly opportunities

Assembly opportunities

Careers Fair

Lunchtime display stand/informal discussions with Year 10 students in their exclusive social base (Youth Centre)

Year 11 Assembly opportunities

Lunchtime display stand/informal discussions with Year 11 students in their exclusive social base (Youth Centre)

Assembly opportunities

Lunchtime display stand/informal discussions with Year 11 students in their exclusive social base (Youth Centre)

 
Year 12 Introduction to Career Ready

Assembly – employability and apprenticeships

Launch work experience

 

Employability workshops with Hiscox

 

Career Ready masterclasses and mentoring

Assembly opportunities

 

 

Careers and Higher Education Day – includes employer and university presentations

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

Year 13 Assembly presentations from a variety of employers

 

Finance workshop with Barclays

 

Career Ready masterclasses and mentoring

Skills Yorkshire Event and ongoing student support

Career Ready masterclasses and mentoring

Assembly opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the school librarian. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.

Approval and review

Approved 25 September 2018 by Governors

Next review: [date]

 

 

Signed: [name] Chair of Governors                         Lorna Savage Head teacher

Year 8 Careers Unit 5 weeks

This unit starts off by pupils exploring likes and dislikes regarding careers via a computer programme that then suggests careers based upon their choices. It is intended to foster a spirit of enquiry as pupils begin to actively research different occupations. In another lesson pupils are given imaginary jobs and their compare different jobs in order to raise awareness of the variety of different routes into employment as well as introducing the pupils to a variety of career related terms.

Lessons then move onto looking  at decision making and choosing KS4 options. Pupils also examine equal opportunities in subject choice and career choices as well as good and bad reasons for choosing an option subject. They have a taster lesson in the only subject that has no KS3 access – Business studies. Finally, pupils are encouraged to consider how quickly the world of work is changing.

To further support option choices there is an options evening on Monday21st January 2019  and of course parents evenings prior to option decisions being made.

Year 11 Careers unit 23 weeks (12 lessons)

In the unit pupils will look at the different pathways post 16 including Fulford Sixth Form, Other Schools Sixth Forms, Vocational routes, Employment and apprenticeships. All students will have talks from York College. As well as taught sessions, pupils will be able to follow their interests and undertake more detailed investigations into different pathways. Opportunities are also provided for pupils to investigate specific jobs and careers as well as have particular careers suggested via software packages. There are valuable opportunities for pupils to discover more about themselves: who they are, how they are changing and who they could possibly become. Finally, Year 11 also encompasses practical career skills and tools such as CV writing and interviews.

Sixth Form Careers Information

For information about Careers in the 6th Form, please click here