Our Secondary Careers and Further Education Evening will be taking place on Thursday 2nd April 6-8pm. The event is the largest school-hosted careers event in Northamptonshire, with us last year hosting over 50 exhibitors from a range universities, training providers and both local and national employers.
The event is open to all year groups and also schools from across the Northamptonshire area.
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Following the success of this event in previous years, we are once again offered all KBA students from Years 7-13 and from schools in the surrounding area the opportunity to attend our Careers and Higher Education Evening.
60 organisations gave presentations or provided one to one careers advice to the students and parents who attended. The presentations included ‘Applying for medicine and training as a medic’, 'Careers in Sport', ' Applying for Nursing and Midwifery' and 'Careers in Engineering'. Presentations on apprenticeship routes and different aspects of university were also included in the event. Employers across many different sectors including engineering, construction, retail, the forces, the legal profession and healthcare, provided an insight into a wide range of potential careers and the different paths that can be taken in order to pursue them. Our thanks to all those who exhibited at this event.
Nuffield Research Placements
Students in Year 12 have been invited to apply for a prestigious Nuffield Research Placement. The placement offers students the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians in the workplace.
Careers in Construction
All sixth form students were given the opportunity to attend an event at a local college outlining the higher-level apprenticeship routes into careers in construction.
PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD OF EMPLOYMENT AND UNIVERSITY INTERVIEWS
Social Mobility Foundation
Students in Year 12 were invited to apply for the Social Mobility Foundation programme. This offers one to one careers guidance and support by matching students to a mentor who is working in the career they wish to join in the future. Students are invited to skills sessions and sector-specific events which will improve confidence, broaden their horizons and make them more aware of different career routes. There will also be the opportunity for students to undertake internships in the sector in which they want to work.
A number of students in Year 12 attended an event aimed at advising students on how to best prepare for applications to Russell Group universities. Year 12 students will also have the chance to visit Cambridge University in the SummerTerm for further information on Oxbridge applications.
Global Learning Programme
The Sixth Form Global Learning programme includes a wide array of presentations from universities and apprenticeship providers to ensure students can make an informed choice about their next steps.
All students in Year 12 and 13 also have the option to have a one to one careers interview with a Careers Advisor from Prospects at any point in the year.
In the Summer Term, all Year 12 students will have the oppotunity to visit Nottingham University and Loughborugh university for open day visits and will also undertake a week of work shadowing.
COMPETITIVE EDGE PROGRAMME
Students in Year 12 and 13 have had the opportunity to take part in the Competitive Edge Programme run by Prospects. The programme is aimed at students who want to go directly into employment at the end of their sixth form studies. Working with a range of employers, the programme is designed to cover the skills needed to make students employment ready covering areas such as the production of CVs, interview techniques and presentation skills.