Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
Careers guidance is available to all NTS students from home or at school.
NTS Careers Plan 2018 – 2021
Preparing our pupils and sixth-formers for their future career is very important to us. Our provision includes all manner of things from assemblies hosted by employers, work ready days, and work experience assistance to career and enterprise opportunities. We will continue to strengthen our relationships with both local and national employers and we had input from over thirty businesses last year.
Our careers programme is designed to ensure that all pupils and sixth-formers understand the full range of learning opportunities and career pathways that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes, learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.
We encourage our parents, carers and their children to look at the relevant year group careers programme below, clicking on the appropriate year link. We want to ensure every pupil from Year 7 onwards has access to the information, advice and guidance they need to secure the right future for them.
We also have individual personal guidance sessions available focusing on Years 9 and 11 pupils and our sixth-formers, however, any pupil is welcome to make an appointment.
The following link also provides useful sources of independent advice: National Careers Service
Our online Careers Resource START is for all our pupils to use anytime at school or at home on a PC, tablet or phone. It is designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines a comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping pupils and sixth-formers make a more informed decision about future study, as well as understand work, industry and career goals. Each pupil and sixth-former has a unique log-on address. We will record any guidance information, and upload action plans, upcoming events, and events attended in pupils’ and sixth-formers ‘virtual lockers’.
STUDENTS & SIXTH-FORMERS: For help finding out about careers, or making choices about your future, please contact the Careers Leader, Mrs Mullarkey, or your Form Tutor to arrange a personal guidance session. Before any personal guidance interview, we expect you to have completed the ‘About Me’ and ‘My Activities’ on your START profile. This is to ensure we have up-to-date and relevant information about you, before starting our session.
PARENTS AND CARERS: If you have any queries about your child’s career options, pathways or choices, please feel free to contact the Careers Leader, Mrs Mullarkey, at Parents’ Evenings. We invite past students to talk to our current pupils and sixth-formers about moving on, careers choices and life experiences since leaving NTS. However, if any parents, friends or employers are willing to give up 15 minutes of their time to talk to a group of children or deliver a workshop based on their career or profession we’d love to hear from you!
EMPLOYERS & COMMUNITY: We really appreciate the support of employers who are already working with us, and are always looking to engage with employers. There are a number of ways you can get involved, including offers of meaningful work experiences. If you would like more information please contact Mrs Mullarkey directly:
The Government’s careers strategy aims to ensure that all young people in secondary education get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.
At NTS we use the Gatsby Benchmarks to measure the quality of our provision. For further information on these please follow the link: Gatsby Benchmarks link
It is important to us, that we listen to our pupils, community, parents, teachers and employers to ensure we are providing the information both wanted and needed by our pupils. We will continually monitor and evaluate our Careers Programme and develop it further, based upon the feedback we receive from all of our stakeholders.
We particularly welcome parents and pupils from year 11 to follow us on Twitter (Careers_NTS) for up-to-date information about university, jobs and apprenticeship opportunities.
FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW TO VIEW THE CAREERS PROGRAMMES FOR EACH YEAR GROUP:
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR CURRENT POST-16 OPTION INFORMATION
Follow the link for information about Cumbria’s economy and labour market Labour Market Briefing – current version.
Follow to link the Cumbria Careers Hub link