careers work related opportunities
At Copleston our aim is for all students to make informed decisions about their subject choices and future pathways. We know that students are more engaged in education and highly motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school.
Our KS3 provision inspires students about new opportunities they might not have known about or thought they could not achieve. As students move to KS4 they will understand their own knowledge and skills and how they can be used in the workplace; so that by KS5 they understand how to progress in to higher education or work, whatever their age, ability or background. The aim is that our students improve their well-being through doing a job they are good at and enjoy.
At all stages, students are supported with making informed decisions about their subject choices and pathways. Each year group will take part in a virtual careers morning, broadening and raising aspirations, through exposure to a wide array of employers.
The following information will help students to understand their options and the different paths to work, helping them get from where they are to where they want to go.
Should you have any queries or concerns regarding your future pathway, please contact Mr Macartney, Careers Lead email@example.com
For Autumn term 2020, careers support is being provided by Mrs Witting firstname.lastname@example.org
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KS3 Years 7 and 8
Careers provision at this stage will inspire you about new opportunities you might not have known about or thought you could not achieve.
Explore these resources to recognise and realise your potential. We want you to keep your horizons broad and the doors open.
We will support you in making well informed choices about your subjects as this will lead you to have a more optimistic outlook on life, sense of purpose and understanding over the subjects you are studying.
KS4 Years 9, 10 and 11
Careers provision at this stage will help you develop your knowledge and skills and see how they can be used in the workplace. We encourage you to be aspirational and remain open to the worlds of possibility when considering your career path. You will continue to explore different career paths, be inspired and understand the skills, qualifications and experiences you would need to be successful in that career.
The following resources will help you to understand the range of opportunities available to you in today’s economy and how to acquire the skills and qualifications you need to succeed in the workplaces of the future.
You will find relevant and accurate information about future career opportunities as well as information on sixth form applications, college application, traineeships, apprenticeships and employment skills to enable you to make excellent decisions for bright futures
Due to the current pandemic, Year 10 students will not be required to search for a work experience placement for June 2021. Students will take part in a virtual careers day where they will hear from inspirational speakers from different areas of employment.
If you find a virtual work experience placement that you would like to take part in, please contact Mrs Witting to see if this can be arranged.
Work experience has historically taken place for a fortnight in June and provided year 10 students with wide ranging skills for life and to help them with their personal development as well as their post-16 choices. A wealth of local businesses and organisations have supported this scheme and it has been a huge success for all involved for many years. For further information, please contact:
Jenna Witting- Work Experience Administrator
01473 277240 ext: 715
In the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Current information and advice (as of September 2020) please click on the links below:
Virtual work experience and training with Barclays Bank. To use Virtual Work Experience and the other great tools on our site simply log in or sign up for free https://barclayslifeskills.com/i-want-virtual-work-experience/school/virtual-work-experience
Sign up to access Virtual work experience and Virtual Talks with various companies such as Santander, Tesco and UK New Artists https://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Take-Part
Virtual work experience information and guidance, pros and cons and how to make the most out of a virtual placement https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships/virtual-work-experience
Virtual Work Experience: what is it and how it could work for you https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/kingscareers/virtual-work-experience-and-where-to-find-them-mynextsteps/#.XvISXoeWx2s
Observe a GP - a free interactive video platform, it provides insights into medicine through videos and activities and will be live from 30th April 2020 https://www.rcgp.org.uk/observegp
Learn Live seeks to inspire the next generation through engaging and interactive live broadcasts. Learn Live have worked successfully with companies like The BBC, Balfour Beatty, Gatwick Airport, National Apprenticeship Service, Lancashire LEP, Network Rail, IBM, Health Education England and the NHS since 2015 to deliver careers advice, recruitment opportunities and health awareness broadcasts into schools and colleges across the UK. https://learnliveuk.com/channel/
A growing collection of bitesize videos for young people entering the world of work.
Previous Work Experience
Year 10 students completed their work experience in June 2019 and we had a lot of positive feedback about the students during their time at their placements.
Below is some of the positive feedback we have had.
“Her creative skills and ability were outstanding, and we are so grateful for the designs and posters she has put in place.”
“He was confident in the team environment and wasn’t afraid to ask questions.”
“I believe she will be a great addition to the industry!”
“A pleasure to teach and work alongside in equal measure – an excellent advertisement for both his school, young people and himself and an absolute pleasure to have on placement.”
“Excellent use of initiative, always offering help.”
“He is a credit to your School.”
“She really became one of the team and used her initiative remarkably well… we are missing her support this week!”
“Very adaptable and approachable. Shows maturity beyond his years”
“She has been enthusiastic and grown in confidence over the 2 weeks.”
“He was invited back multiple times to help with an online project which he carried out with enthusiasm and confidence.”
“Both her parents and her school should be very proud to send this capable and social lady out in to the world.”
“He is pro-active and shows initiative and an eagerness to learn.”
“I feel confident that she will excel in whatever career she chooses to pursue.”
“He has shown willingness and interest throughout the whole experience – very employable in the future.”
“To see a young work experience student do this without asking is a joy for an employer.”