Careers Service

The aim of our School Careers Education is to help our students to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitude and attributes that they will need to find opportunities, make successful applications and manage smooth transitions on to the next stage of learning or work.

We aim for our students to be inspired and motivated to fulfil their potential.

Our students have access to independent and impartial careers advice. Students have access to our Career Adviser, Joanne Williams (PGDIP in Careers Guidance – Coventry University) who can offer up to date advice, guidance and information to enable our students to make well informed career related choices which are right for them.

The career room in school has a selection of career related information from training providers, employers, apprenticeship opportunities, Further & Higher Education providers, as well as up to date labour market information.

The school library has a career section with a selection of career related resources.

Students have access to online career resources including: Job Explorer Database (JED) and Higher Ideas from Careersoft, which offers interactive career research in an informative, understandable, interesting and engaging process. Students can access JED & Higher Ideas in school and from home through their student portal.

Throughout their time with us at Cardinal Newman, students will undertake a range of career related activities through curriculum based learning and career specific activities. Inspiring students through real life contacts, students participate in work related learning activities, attend career fairs, benefit from guest speakers, visits to local employers, learning providers, Further & Higher Education visits and can participate in interactive video conferencing with employers.

Useful Web Sites for further research, help & support:

For Year 12 & 13 Students:

  • UCAS | All about university courses and admissions
  • What Uni | University course comparison site
  • Not Going to Uni | Alternative advice and suggestions if you are not going on to university

Remember it is also a good idea to search industry specialist websites and to search on a company’s direct web site.

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