Charter East Dulwich Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Vision and Careers Journey
The aim of our career’s Journey is to provide high quality and effective career information and guidance for all students. All students will be given the tools to develop the necessary life skills to confidently shape their future. This supports the aim of the school, to help our students to flourish and to become creative, confident and caring citizens who are happy in themselves, excited about learning, and ambitious for success.
Aim: The overall aim of our career’s journey is to provide high-quality and effective career guidance for all students. This supports the aim of the school, to help our students to flourish and to become curious (they research various career opportunities), creative (they think beyond conventional career options), courageous (they are not afraid to open themselves to new experiences and environments) and caring citizens who are happy in themselves, excited about learning, and ambitious for success.
Objectives: To meet and constantly review our Careers Offer against the gold standard Gatsby Benchmarks.
Please contact the following members of our team for any career-related queries.
AHT Personal Development: Florence Anderson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers & Destinations Coordinator: Sophie Adebimpe Email: email@example.com
Governor for Careers: Rebecca Kaloo Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We subscribe to the online careers resource UNIFROG, which offers one stop Careers information on thousands of careers and on post-16 and post-18 training and education, support in choosing options, writing CVs and applications, and a record of all the Careers interactions students have had at school.
Students can log on at www.unifrog.org;
Parents and carers can use Unifrog too! Please create your own account and explore the resources by going to www.unifrog.org, choosing to ‘sign in for the first time’ and use the code CHRBPARENTS.
Southwark Youth Opportunities 2023
Young people can sign up to this newsletter to receive updates on local vacancy opportunities and support, including part-time jobs, internships and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as CV support and virtual work experience. We advise all Year 11 students and parents to sign up via this page.
Southwark Local Offer – Post 16. https://localoffer.southwark.gov.uk/youth-offer/employment/weekly-opportunities-bulletin/
For parents - all you need to help you have conversations around careers with your child.
What jobs are there in my area and what do they pay? (LMI Labour Market Information)
Apprenticeships/Degree apprenticeships https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices
The best companies to work for as an apprentice
National Careers Service
If you need out of hours career advice and guidance, there is a live chat feature here https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Alternatives to University Post 18
Not going to Uni: https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/providers
Get my first job: https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/
We host a Careers Fair every year in school where students have the opportunity to meet employers and individual professionals from a wide range of employment sectors and training providers. Students can find out about apprenticeships, further and higher education, and career options.
The school also works closely with local and national and international businesses and organisations to provide
- Work experience
- Careers fairs
- Post 16 Providers
- Assembly Talks
We have excellent links with world-class organisations such as PWC, JP Morgan, Transport for London, King's College Hospital, O2, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Theatre, South London Gallery and many more.
Work Experience and preparation
Each year, our Year 10 students complete a week of work experience with an employer. Students are given advice and support in school to prepare a CV and to contact employers to find a suitable placement. This helps them to learn about how to describe their skills and talents in a CV, and how to approach businesses and organisations when looking for work.
In recent years, we have had students heading off to work in a wide range of interesting places, from schools and hospitals, to film sets and engineering firms. Work experience is a valued part of our KS4 curriculum as it gives our young people the opportunity to find out more about the world of work and teaches them valuable skills such as communication, teamwork, timekeeping and organisation.
In Year 12, students are supported to secure a further work experience placement in the summer between Year 12.
We run 'Destinations Week' each year in the summer term for all our Year 12 students. This is a week of inspiring talks and workshops which will help students to prepare for their future destinations in further education, apprenticeships or work. We also run workshops on a variety of life skills, and offer all Year 12 students a practice interview with volunteers representing a wide range of industries and organisations.
Could you help inspire the next generation?
If you have skills or expertise which you could share with our students please contact us using the emails above. We are always looking for volunteers to speak in assemblies, deliver small group talks, host a stand at careers fairs or run practice interview sessions.
We have an Independent Careers Adviser available in school, who works closely with students in Years 11, 12 and 13, and who can also advise pupils in other year groups.
Appointments are offered to students during school hours on Mondays and Tuesdays or there are drop-in sessions between 3 and 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays where students who have any queries can call in without an appointment.
Please email Francesca Hall at email@example.com if you or your child have any questions about careers, post 16 or post 18 options.
Provider access (see policy link below)
Other training and education providers are very welcome to speak to our students at key transition points (Y9, Y11, Y13) so that the students are furnished with information about a full range of options available to them in the next stages of their education and/or training. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can access our students, please see the Provider Access Statement below or contact our Careers Lead, Francesca Hall.