At Carlton Bolling all students receive a range of careers guidance through PSHCE / Citizenship lesson and assemblies. This may include online career searches to find out about different career opportunities to employer talks, employees individual accounts on their career journey, information on Apprenticeships and information regarding students’ next phase of their education from Colleges and Universities. Many specific careers based events or activities are organised either in school or off site.
We measure and assess the impact each term of the careers programme on students by:
- Destinations of students to further education, apprenticeships and employment
- Verbal and written feedback from students
- Questionnaires and evaluations after events and group sessions
Parents and carers guidance on supporting your child with Post 16 and Careers progression:
Parent Engagement Resources: Please have a look at it and find out about ways you can support your child into Post 16 education:
This site has been designed with specific themes and offers tools and guidance on:
- Understanding qualifications
- Learning how to identify different skillsets
- Exploring opportunities in future jobs within Bradford City Region
- Looking outside the box when considering employment opportunities.
How do we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils?
- Internal destinations measures e.g. ensuring all students apply for at least two post 16 options, have a CV, Record of Achievement and a personal statement.
- Analyse School Performance published NEET figures.
- Complete a careers compass which rates the school offer against the Gatsby benchmarks
How Our Careers Service Can Help You
The CAT Careers Service is here to help you make informed decisions and to help you plan the next steps towards your future. From applying to work, colleges or apprenticeships or working out your interests, skills and aspirations, our careers team can provide you with the information, advice and guidance you need.
We are immensely proud to achieve and secure all 8 prestigious Gatsby Benchmarks which given out by Gatsby Charitable Foundation to define world class career guidance for schools.
What To Expect From CAT Careers
- Our careers guidance provides students with all the skills, advice and information they need to make an informed choice about future pathways they can choose to follow. Our careers provision is led by Mrs Wilson.
- We ensure that students are well informed when making subject and career decisions and have access to independent, impartial advice. We want students to have high aspirations and a can-do attitude that will enable them to grasp opportunities, seek broad experiences and have wide horizons.
- We provide students with as many opportunities to meet and engage with different employers, further, higher educational institutions and apprenticeship providers so they can make informed decisions about their future pathways.
- As a result, we provide access to a range of activities that inspire students, including employer talks, career fairs, motivational speakers, college and university visits, mentoring and work experience placements.
- There is an expectation that students will aim high and will do all we can to support those aspiration through dedicated personalized support and excellent careers and guidance. Students are supported from year 7 to year 11 through a series of careers activities.
- All students will have a careers interview to help them decide on their next steps. We have a program of activities that enable our students prepare for post 16 and Higher Education. We also offer specialist advice to students applying for competitive courses such as Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry. We offer excellent support with interview practice. We have developed close links with The University of Cambridge and The University of Oxford and run trips for those students considering studying at a top university.
Students also have access to Unifrog, an award winning, online careers platform which brings into one place every university course, apprenticeship and college course in the UK.
Our Latest Careers Policy and Key Document
Careers Guides For Parents, Carers And Guardians
Top tips on supporting your child
As the key influencers in your child’s decision making it is important that you can offer support with choices. Learning more about post 16 – options can help you to understand the choices available. Here are a few ideas:
- Find out about the choices your son / daughter has to make. This may start with GCSE option choices or post 16 options.
- Discuss careers in general; find out what they are interested in, their strengths and skills.
- Attend open events at colleges, school sixth forms.
- Check websites that are listed on the school website.
- Speak to the Careers Adviser at your child’s parents evening.
- Encourage your child to speak to the Careers Adviser in school. They can drop in at lunchtimes to arrange an appointment via their tutor.
- The Careers Adviser offers one to one career’s advice to all year 11 students.
Our School have signed up to the award-winning careers platform, UniFrog portal. This brings into one place every university course and apprenticeship in the UK, as well as other opportunities, such as MOOCs and every college at Oxford and Cambridge. This makes it easy for students to compare and choose the best university course and apprenticeships for them. Additionally, the platform helps students write their personal statement, applications and CVs by guiding them through the process and allow teachers to give ‘live’ feedback. More information is available at www.unifrog.org A parent login has been set up for you to support your child- details are available in school. Click on the image below to log on to UniFrog:
Choose one of the areas below for help to move you on to the next stage of your career…
Finding Jobs, Apprenticeships And Work Experience
Websites For Finding Apprenticeships
Finding jobs, work experience and making yourself employable.
CVs, Applications and Work Experience: Advice on writing cv’s and covering letters, personal statements, completing applications, taking online tests and interviews
WHAT NEXT? Your career options
Download here, GHWY Interactive Higher Education Workbook for everything you need to know about 'Your Next Steps'.
Advice and Options open to you after Year 11
Applying for further education at colleges and sixth forms
Labour Market Information (LMI) is information about the current economic and employment situation, and is relevant when you are looking into career and employment options. LMI includes data on graduate destinations, average-starting salaries, current trends in employment sectors and recruitment patterns.
The Leeds Enterprise Partnership (LEP) can provide information about this, and help you to feel inspired and informed about careers in your local area.
Book an Appointment
Talk to us for advice and support with all your career plans. Drop in at lunchtime, break times at the library.
- Lindsay Wilson– Careers Lead and Assistant Headteacher.
- Sajid Patel– Careers Adviser, working days: Tuesday
- Mohsina Khan– Go Higher Progression Officer, working days: Monday, Wednesday