Careers & Enterprise

We help students explore their future career and education options. All students have opportunities to develop their employability skills through visits to universities, employer encounters, our annual careers fair.

Our careers adviser provides local labour market information to keep students up to date about local opportunities. One-to-one interviews provide them with opportunities to discuss their potential career pathway with an impartial advisor.

We have a committed Enterprise Adviser and an Enterprise Co-ordinator who both assist the school in providing a quality careers program, accessible to all. 

Our Careers Leader is Mrs Reeves. Our Policy Statement on Provider Access in available here or on our policies page.

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Careers Events

YearAutumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
7

Introduce START website from U-Explore, BeReady and National Careers Service website

BAE / RAF / Royal Navy Roadshow

Visit UCLan as part of the SUN Project

START and BeReady used in IT lessons

START used in IT lessons

Visit UCLan as part of the SUN Project

8

Reminder of START website from U-Explore, BeReady and National Careers Service website

PHSE – Raising Aspirations and Planning for the Future (2 lessons)

Visit UCLan as part of the SUN Project

Speed networking event

Visit UCLan as part of the SUN Project

PSHE – Personal Goals and Values (2 lessons)

9

Reminder of START website from U-Explore, BeReady and National Careers Service website

Get Ahead mentoring program with UCLan

Options evening

Skills and personal qualities programme during progress time to support options decisions

Visit UCLan as part of the SUN Project

PSHE – Employability Skills and Careers (2 lessons)

Visit UCLan as part of the SUN Project
10

Reminder of START website from U-Explore, BeReady and National Careers Service website

Careers Fair

Careers event - Blackburn is hiring (employer led event)

Visit UCLan as part of the SUN Project 

Visit UCLan as part of the SUN Project

What Career Live event at Liverpool Exhibition Centre

PHSE – The Workplace and Discrimination at work (2 lessons)

Individual careers adviser interviews commence

Post-16 taster days

11

Reminder of START website from U-Explore, BeReady and National Careers Service website

Individual careers adviser interviews continue

Post-16 applications support from careers advisor and careers admin

Progress time careers program (10 weeks)

Careers fair

Post-16 choices assemblies

Mock interviews

Post-16 applications support from careers advisor and careers admin

Individual careers adviser interviews continue

Follow up any students at risk of becoming NEET, liaise with colleges, etc regarding applications and post-16 offers of education or employment

Useful websites:

Local University Websites:

Career Choices:

Policy Statement on Provider Access
 
Online help with careers

Be Ready

At Be Ready you will find lots of free training and resources to help you build your skills and succeed in your future career.

You can find accredited, video-based training modules on key topics such as leadership, communication and resilience. These are written by specialists and feature interactive quizzing and top tips from some of the UK’s biggest companies.

Start

Start is accessible anytime on computers and compatible mobile and tablet devices, and is designed to enable young people to make excellent choices about their futures.