Believe it or not, if you’re in secondary education right now, you’re at a great point in your life. You have your whole career in front of you, and now is a good time to start thinking about your future, to make some initial plans. Take time to think about what you like to do; dream and imagine ideal careers. There are so many opportunities, so many different types of jobs and careers in a wide variety of industries.
Dean Trust Wigan offers information, direction and guidance to all of its learners. Mrs Tindall is our Careers Advisor (Level 6 Trained) she is based in the IAG Hub on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you wish to speak to her about your future opportunities please book an appointment.
Why do we offer CEIAG? We aim for every pupil to leave the school well prepared for the next stage in their career. Pupils should be well informed when making subject and career decisions. We want pupils to be inspired and motivated to fulfil their potential. Pupils need to understand career pathways and how opportunities may change in the future.
Things to start thinking about…
At Dean Trust Wigan we will …
We work proactively to support our leavers in their progression onto further education, training and employment. Data captured in the Annual Activity Survey of our recent 2018-19 cohort, indicate that 95.3% have continued in further education, 0.8% in full time training positions, 3.1% progressed into employment with training/apprenticeship programmes, and 0.8% of leavers were yet to settle into their career path (NEET).
|Year||Not Known||Employment with no Accredited Training||Voluntary and Part Time Activities||NEET||Further Education||Employment with Accredited Training /Apprenticeships||Training||Participation Dean Trust Wigan||Participation Wigan Borough|
|1. A stable careers programme||Every school should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers|
|2. Learning from career and labour market information||Every pupil should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed advisor to make best use of available information|
|3. Addressing the needs of each pupil||Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A schools careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout|
|4. Linking careers learning to curriculum||All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths|
|5. Encounters with employers and employees||Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities, including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemers.|
|6. Experience of workplaces||Every pupil should have first hand experience of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities’ and to expand their networks|
|7. Encounters with further and higher education||All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and the workplace.|
|8. Personal guidance||Every pupil has the opportunity for guidance interviews with a careers advisor. The advisor will be trained to an appropriate level.|
Careers Advice is not just for pupils, parents/carers also need support to help young people make tough and challenging decisions. Careers advice for parents is a website that has been set up by careers professionals and recommended by the UK Career Development Institute. ‘Careers Advice for Parents aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.’
There are lots of ways to support your son / daughter with their careers options –
|Mrs Julie Tindall||Careers Advisor (Level 6 Trained)||01942 511987 *7527||JulieTindall@Deantrustwigan.co.uk|
|Mrs Nicola Cadman||Careers Leader||01942 511987 *7523||NicolaCadman@Deantrustwigan.co.uk|
A fantastic resource for parents/carers to understand more regarding careers education and the various routes open to young people.
Online library of careers related film, news and information
Job profiles and families; create an action plan specific to you and your goals, check your skills, build your CV, get advice
icould provides career inspiration and information for young people. It offers free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
Excellent careers site aimed at graduates, but useful for school and sixth form pupils. Has detailed job profiles and job families as well as information on the kinds of careers that graduates from different subjects go on to do.
Includes information on the labour market, apprenticeships and careers in the Greater Manchester area.
Information on careers and how to find a job; education and which course is for you; student life and making the most of your studies and staying in control of your money.
From apprenticeships to debt-free education, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there. The Not Going to Uni team are here to help you find apprenticeships, college courses or work experience to start building your future.
Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at. Play the Game to discover careers that match your personality, interests and skills. Get the free careers magazine on your phone. Look at what the world of work is really like.
Great site for Years 9, 10 and 11
Click on the Careers Sectors tab for information on careers in the following sectors: Business, Construction, Engineering, Finance, Hospitality & Travel, IT &Technology, Law, Media, Public Sector and Charity, Retail Buying & Fashion, Science, Teaching and Education.
Information on apprenticeships and links to vacancies in the Greater Manchester area.
Next review of information published : September 2020.