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Career Education

At Park you are entitled to receive a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance. The programme will help you to understand yourself, know what opportunities are available and set plans to help you achieve your goals. 

You can expect … 

  • access to a programme that is relevant to your year group complemented by a range of events and speakers from the world of work and education
  • to develop skills to manage budgets and knowledge of financial aspects to careers decisions
  • access to a an experienced careers adviser 
  • sign posting to relevant sources of careers information and advice and guidance that is relevant and impartial 
  • that we ask your opinion on the programme so it can be reviewed and improved       
  • to take part in activities which challenge stereotyping and raise your aspirations 

    Key stage 3: 

    Your careers programme will help you to: 

  • investigate opportunities in the world of work
  • recognise your likes, dislikes and what you are good at
  • look at how you can develop your achievements, qualifications, skills and abilities 
  • know where to go when you want information, help and advice 
  • understand about the world of work and how it is changing
  • start to plan your future, setting targets and goals 
  • look at what can influence your future plans, both positive and negative 
  • decide what you want to study at KS4 
  • develop stronger personal presentation skills

    Key stage 4: 

    Your careers programme will help you to:

  • develop a C.V. and personal presentation skills
  • understand the impact of how the world of work is changing and implications for your own career planning
  • develop employability skills and an understanding of the world of work
  • use what you know about yourself to help you start to plan what you want to do in the future 
  • be aware of post 18 options 
  • investigate career pathways and university requirements 
  • recognise barriers to the achievement of your plans and know how to overcome them 
  • make decisions about your future, discuss your plans at a careers interview and set targets in an action plan
  • research opportunities within the world of work and the implications for career decisions

    Key stage 5: 

    Your careers programme will help you to: 

  • update & develop your C.V. and personal presentation skills
  • understand the impact of how the world of work is changing and implications for your own career planning
  • develop employability skills and an understanding of work during work experience 
  • use what you know about yourself to help you start to plan what you want to do in the future 
  • investigate career pathways and university requirements 
  • recognise barriers to the achievement of your plans and know how to overcome them 
  • make decisions about your future, discuss your plans at a careers interview and set SMART targets 
  • research opportunities within the world of work and the implications for career decisions
  • apply for university through UCAS and be supported through the process by senior members or staff
  • to be aware of higher apprenticeships and school leaver schemes available at post 18.

If you would like to know more about careers please contact Mr Glencross, Careers Lead, at info@park-aspirations.org  

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