The careers adviser in All Saints Catholic College is Susan Stewart. Susan comes to all Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 parents’ evenings in school and is on hand to discuss your career ideas and give information, advice and guidance about post 16 opportunities.
Careers interviews start after Easter for Year 10 where Susan will meet with you to discuss your individual plans for the end of Year 11, these interviews continue until Christmas of Year 11 as everyone at All Saints Catholic College gets the opportunity of a one to one interview with Susan. Of course this is not limited to one meeting as we may need to meet again as plans evolve. We may help organise some visits for you to local provision so that you can see for yourself what is on offer.
They are not formal interviews so no need to feel nervous.
Your adviser will then want to find out about you, your interests and skills and any ideas that you have for your future career such as work, education or training. This is in order to best help you move onto something that is of interest to you at the end of key stage four.
We keep in touch with local training provision and colleges and employers and have up to date knowledge of what is available to you and also what links in to what you are interested in.
In year 9 we may talk to you about your option choices and career ideas and provide you with information for you to help plan ahead.
In Year 11 it is decision time, often opportunities have to be applied to by January time. We will organise visits and let you know about any open evenings taking place. We can also let you know about learner bursary fund if you remain in education or training and help you make timely applications to college/providers.
Our company also offers a vacancy matching service for Year 11 wanting to find apprenticeships or jobs with training. It is under ‘jobs and training’ on www.workabout.org.uk
In Year 11 you will receive your copy of Get Organised. This is full of very useful information for end of year 11 so keep it safe as you will definitely need to refer to it.
If you wantto discuss anything with us or meet with us again just come and see me in school at break or lunchtime for a quick question or we can arrange for a longer meeting if necessary.
You can use the internet for careers research too - try www.workabout.org.uk for free careers information and links to many other sites.
You can also go to easy CV and get your CV ready to go with our templates and handy hints.
Try the kudos link which matches up your skills and interests to jobs that might suit you.
www.nationalcareersservice.org.uk - check out job profiles for lots of info on your career ideas.
You can also see what the local colleges are offering on:
Susan also comes to speak in assemblies for Year 8, Year 9, 10 and 11 on careers topics such as the qualifications on offer post 16, the advantages of reaching your potential and attending school regularly and also option choices post 16
Parents and Carers
We have a Freephone learning line which gives you or your carers access to careers information 0800 5979 979.
Please show this leaflet to your carers/parents to make them aware of what help is available.
Parents and Carers are welcome to ring us on the numbers on the front of this pamphlet if they need to discuss anything with us or come and see me at one of the Year 9, 10 and 11 parents’ evenings which I attend.
You can also ring me in school on 01484 426466 on extension 154.
The service does not stop at the end of Year 11 as Susan keeps in touch with your son/daughter until the October after school has finished in order to check that they have settled into their new destination and also keeps track of all young people to ensure they are in education, training or apprenticeships and to offer alternatives if not.
Our figures for moving young people into positive destinations is excellent with over 99% remaining in education 89% in full time education and the rest in work or training.
All Year 11 are ensured an offer of learning.
Our service continues at college and beyond as C&K Careers offers lifelong careers advice for young people and adults through our centres in Huddersfield, Halifax and Dewsbury and other provision in the community.