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Careers Advice

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At King Ecgbert School we believe all students should be provided with personalised careers guidance which will allow them to make informed choices at all key transition points. This will ensure they are suitably prepared for the next stage in their education, training or employment and have attained relevant qualifications. Our careers provision aims to ensure our students leave King Ecgbert School on a career path that will lead to a bright and prosperous future.

The Gatsby Benchmarks provide a structure for our careers provision and an overview of this framework can be seen in our Careers Policy below. To measure the impact of our careers provision, our Careers Leader completes The Careers and Enterprise Company's (CEC) Compass Plus online self-assessment tool every term and works alongside the CEC's Enterprise Adviser Network to help build links with local employers and employees and enhance the careers related learning experience of our students.

Mr Fennell is our Careers Leader and co-ordinates all careers-based provision within school and can be contacted directly on: pfennell@ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk

King Ecgbert School Careers Fair 2022

We are planning on holding a Careers Fair for students in the summer term and would welcome employers, employees, training providers and further and/or higher education providers getting in touch for more details or to be added to the invite list.

Please contact Mr Fennell at the address above if you would like to find out more about this event.

The following websites provide a wide range of careers-related information

Sheffield Progress

Sheffield Progress is used in school by Y11 students to explore post-16 courses and submit online applications to providers. The site can be accessed to research post-16 courses without needing to log-in by clicking on the 'Courses' tab.

Career Pilot

This website is very user-friendly and provides a wealth of easy-to-access information on both post-16 and -18 transition and longer-term career options. There is a dedicated ‘Parent Zone’ that helps parents and carers support young people in making informed decisions about their future.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website provides in-depth information for over eight hundred jobs and also provides the opportunity to complete an online skills assessment to help match a person’s skillset to a range of jobs and careers that may be of interest.

UCAS

An excellent website that can be used to explore jobs and careers in a wide range of sectors.

Prospects

Although focused more on post-18 options, this is an incredibly useful site that provides a wide range of information in a very user-friendly format.

Informed Choices

A really useful site that allows you to explore the links between choices at post-16 and post-18.

South Yorkshire Labour Market Information

An excellent website that provides local Labour Market Information (LMI) for South Yorkshire. Information includes employment sectors, growth sectors and the type of skills local employers are looking for. The website also includes a link to the following online platform:

Start

The Start platform can be accessed by both students and families to further explore local LMI and both education and career pathways.

For more information please refer to the following documents:

  • King Ecgbert School Careers Policy
  • Policy Statement on Technical Providers Access to School

The next review of provision and website content will take place in September 2022.