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Careers

Richmond School is committed to providing a high-quality, planned programme of careers education and guidance for all students. Our aims support those of the Department for Education and help students with decision making. Key themes running through the programme are:

    • Self-awareness - helping young people assess their own interests, skills, strengths and weaknesses, recording their experiences and developing their capabilities
    • Careers research - using resources, understanding how curriculum subjects support careers, and learning about the labour market.
    • Career decisions - helping young people make decisions regarding programmes of study for GCSE and Post-16 options.
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We are one of the first schools to be awarded the prestigious Quality in Careers standard which recognises our commitment to careers for all students in school and the sixth form.

 

Our careers plan can be viewed HERE

 

Our Provider Access Policy Statement can be viewed HERE

UNIFROG

UNIFROG is the platform that we use to manage every stage of all students' careers education, from Year 7 to 13.

 

Every student has a Unifrog login - we encourage students and their parents / carers to use it and familiarise themselves with the suite of resources that Unifrog has to offer.

 

Click here to access the Unifrog login page.

 

parents

Richmond School and Sixth Form College wants to prepare young people for working life and equip them with the tools to make well informed career decisions. We are keen to hear feedback from parents and carers about how well we have helped your child to prepare for their next steps into post 16 and 18 education or training. We would therefore appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to complete the following survey:

Years 7, 8 and 9

Students have careers education which helps to provide them with access to information and advice from an early age. Students discuss the world of work, the types of careers available and how careers link to education. This enables them to be able to make better-informed decisions and it also helps to raise aspirations and improve motivation for learning.

We endeavour to create as many opportunities as possible for students to engage with employers, alumi and professionals from a wide range of industries through assemblies, workshops and guest speakers. We also ensure students have the opportunity to hear from a range of Further Education and Apprenticeship providers during National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship week.

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Careers Interviews

Students in Years 7, 8 or 9 who wish to have a careers interview, should let their tutor know and this can be arranged with Ms Hamer, Careers Adviser.

Year 10

Students develop their understanding of the world of work, employment opportunities and health and safety at work. All students develop a CV, a letter of application and notes for preparation for an interview.

Students have the opportunity to attend a wide range of talks from guest speakers, employers, Further Education Colleges and Apprenticeship providers throughout the year.

WORK EXPERIENCE

We have successfully relaunched work experience for all students for the first time since Covid-19. All students are offered the opportunity to take part in work experience placements in May over a period of 3 days with a reflection session on the Friday.

 

For more information about the work experience process click on the link below:

 

Year 10 Work Experience

 

Year 11

Richmond School is committed to providing all students with impartial careers information, advice and guidance to enable them to make the right choices for their futures. Students in Year 11 have careers education in Learning for Life lessons. This helps them to make decisions about the next steps in their education and careers post-16.

All students in Year 11 are invited to attend the Careers Ideas Fair in September, where they can meet with a range of employers, training and Apprenticeship providers, Further Education colleges and Universities.

Students have the opportunity for face-to-face careers interviews with one of our Careers Advisers.

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We encourage all our students to begin researching post-16, post-18, and careers options as early as possible to help with decision making. There are lots of useful resources available for students and parents to support this. We have included some of the most useful below:

EMPLOYERS

We are always looking for opportunities to form and strengthen our links with employers, both local and further afield.

For the our Employers section of the website, click the link below:

Employers Page.

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