Welcome

Welcome to the Careers Portal at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. This resource is for all things related to careers!

Currently, the pace of change is more rapid than at any time in history. Changes in society and work are having a profound effect on traditional patterns of employment. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is about helping students to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to make well informed, considered choices and plans. Through this, they will develop career management skills, enabling them to make effective decisions both now and for their futures.

Our CEIAG provision has been awarded the national Career Mark quality standard. We meet the statutory requirements for CEIAG through contracting with an independent careers adviser from Careers Solutions (Wiltshire) Limited. Our programme is developed in line with Careers guidance and inspiration in schools, statutory guidelines from the Department of Education.

There is a well-defined careers programme through key stages 3 and 4 which follows the ACEG framework for careers and work related education, and our students have access to impartial information, advice and guidance. As well as our school staff and careers adviser, we also work with higher education providers, local further education colleges and 6th forms, apprenticeship providers, employers, voluntary sector the local authority and our alumni to support our CEIAG programme.

This site will link you to sources of information and advice and where to get help. Please use the links to the right for further information.

For further help:
Careers Interviews – students and parents are welcome to book an appointment with our Careers Adviser.
Mrs Glover (Careers Adviser) is in school on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and can be contacted on 01722 – 335380 or e-mail our careers administrator Mrs. Fenwick on sfe@sjcs.org.uk
Mrs Glover offers a drop-in facility at lunchtimes in the Benedict Building between 12.45pm – 1.35pm.

Careers Education

All learners experience a relevant and appropriate careers curriculum which promotes equal opportunities, challenges stereotypes, raises aspirations and encourages learners to reach their full potential. Learners are taught to take responsibility for their futures and encouraged to make full use of the learning opportunities, resources and events made available to them.

Useful Links and Resources
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Career Comp@nion – Click here

Career Comp@nion has been designed to help and support both students and parents/carers by providing the most up-to-date, independent and impartial web link gateway to careers information. It acts as a ‘one stop shop’ to access information about education, apprenticeships, labour market information, special educational needs, job hunting, qualifications, psychometric tests and films about different careers and the resources on this site are extensive.

The site is maintained and updated by a team of professionals working in career guidance, education and information.

Career Comp@nion was awarded the Career Assured – quality mark for careers resources by the Career Development Institute in 2015. St. Joseph’s School also updates the site with relevant local information for the benefit of our students.

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Also within the Career Comp@nion site sits e-Clips and FastTomato. e-CLIPS is an easy-to-use online careers resource that provides regularly updated information on over 1,000 jobs and careers. The site also offers advice on topics relating to options at key stages, education and training, employability skills, job seeking and lifestyle choices.

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FastTomato – Click here

Using sophisticated psychometric assessments to highlight each person\’s interests, attitudes and motivations, Fast Tomato suggests individualised and personally tailored careers and courses. Students are given accurate and highly relevant career and subject information.

Fast Tomato motivates young people to consider options they may previously have thought were unattainable by opening up a rich world of course and career opportunities. Following some simple but powerful assessments, Fast Tomato offers a wealth of career, course and subject information to inspire students and to help them make informed decisions about their future.

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St. Joseph’s School could not provide such a comprehensive careers programme without the support of local businesses and the education sector.

The link gives a list of all providers who have supported our students during the past academic year.

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU for all their inspiration and encouragement!

Work Experience

Work experience can be a very powerful, life changing experience for pupils. Some go on to gain employment and some realise their ideal career path and progress to being very successful in their chosen field. Others decide that what they thought was their ideal career path no longer lives up to their expectations and are grateful they had the chance to find out before leaving school