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Contact

For more information, please contact Mr G Stonehouse, our careers advisor or Mr D Nielsen, Director of Sixth Form and Careers lead. Mr Stonehouse can be contacted via email at Gerry.stonehouse@ccfplus.com. Mr Nielsen can be contacted via email at dcn@ccfplus.com. Alternatively, please call our School reception on 020 8349 3581 where your call will be re-directed. 

The school is proud of its systems to support pupils in Year 12 and 13 to enhance their ‘cultural capital’ to get to the very best universities, apprenticeships and careers.

To see our Provider Access Statement please click here.

University

All students participate in a 10 month mentoring programme designed to unlock their potential to receive offers from their desired Universities. This programme includes:

  • Careers week
  • Visit to UCAS exhibition
  • Attend taster and open day at Universities
  • A working partnership with Universities, where students visit and their Admissions department comes to CCF to present to the Sixth Form students. 
  • A Higher Education Evening and guidance sessions are held regularly supporting students and parents
  • Access to the unifrog platform to create shortlists and write personal statements. 
  • Individual mentoring when completing their UCAS application

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great option for getting on the job ladder and a number of Christs's College students are taking advantage of this. Our apprenticeship programme includes:

  • National Apprenticeship week
  • Visits to Apprenticeship fairs with a range of employers from various industries. 
  • Guidance on how to search and apply for apprenticeships. 
  • Access to the unifrog platform where students can source industry specific information.

Careers

In tandem with the University application programme, students encounter a range of employers and receive training on how to succeed in the world of work. This includes:

  • A one week work placement in Year 12 which the students are encouraged to source and apply for independently. 
  • Careers week where the students participate in seminars with over 20 different employers.
  • Occupational workshops are given by local professionals
  • Employment seminars are offered to Year 13 students who are considering employment on the completion of their studies. Activities include mock interviews and guidance on writing exceptional CV’s.

Review

Our careers programme is reviewed annually, using feedback from Parents, Students, and Student Destinations as a measure of its success. The link to Student Destination data can be found here.

The next review of the careers programme will take place before January 2020. 

 

Key sites (pupils and parents):

www.parentalguidance.org.uk

Careers information and advice from the Careers Writers Association with a mass of useful information for students aged 11 – 21

The website section has detailed links to specific employment sectors

www.icould.com

Videos and information on a wide range of careers. Also includes quizzes to help generate ideas

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Hundreds of job profiles and career related topics

www.careersbox.co.uk

A website with a series of short films describing different jobs

New film clips are added regularly

www.ucas.ac.uk

Main site for university application

Information for students and parents

Link to the Stamford Test which helps to match student preferences to courses

 

www.unifrog.org

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

Lots of information about training courses

Advice for students about apprenticeships, jobs and training

Details of employees offering apprenticeships and training

Students can register to receive weekly updates

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

The main website that advertises all apprenticeship opportunities

Can be searched by geographical region or by employment sector

Students can register to receive weekly updates

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk