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Careers

Preparation for future employment in an ever-changing workplace is an integral part of everything we do at St Hilda’s. We aim to prepare our students to go on to further, higher education, or skilled employment with ease and a clear career pathway in mind, as we believe that this enables them to make a significant contribution to our society.

The provision of high quality, impartial and relevant careers information, advice and guidance has never been more important than it is today. By using the Gatsby Benchmark, St Hilda’s aims to ensure that all students are equipped with the correct skills and knowledge necessary for them to investigate, research and enter their chosen professions.

The St Hilda’s Career Department works with Jackie Connor who provides excellent impartial career advice and guidance to ensure that our students meet their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available. All year 11 have an advisor meeting with Jackie, however, she is also available to see students in years 8-13. Additional advisory meetings can be booked through Miss Shaw. Parents/Carers are welcome to contact the school at any time to discuss their child’s plan, or any concerns they might have about careers education. In such instances, please contact Miss Shaw on ashaw@st-hildas.co.uk

Students in year 7 – 13 follow a CIAG programme of student through their PSHE lessons. This programme of study lasts 6 weeks and covers the majority of the Gatsby Benchmark. Please see the career programme outline.

 

Impact of the careers programme on students

Each year we review destination data for students. This enables the school to understand our students’ career pathways and helps shape our careers programme and curriculum going forward. We work with a number of local businesses to ensure our provision is preparing our students for the ever-changing world of work, and we regularly review labour market information to inform planning. We undertake regular Student voice surveys to gather students’ needs and wants and to evaluate the career provision.

 

Our careers programme of study

 

To access the CEIAG Policy please click here.

To access the Provider Access Policy please click here.

To access the Entitlement Statement please click here.

 


 

POST 18 WEEK 5th – 9th JULY 2021

For further details, please click here.

 


 

VIRTUAL WORK PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YEAR 12

Work placement will take place between 5th -9th July 2021.  This can be face to face or virtual.  If face to face your work placement agreement must be signed by year 12 student, parents and the employer before you go out on placement.  All students will receive a work placement booklet to complete whilst out of school.

To view the opportunities as a PDF, please click here.

 


Creating Careers – Ask Us Anything Health and Social Care Webinars – Season Two

 

 

 

 

For information, please click here.

 


 

 

Job of the week #1   ACTUARY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nves-NsR4ZY&t=23s

Job of the week #2   BARBER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsNHMtJq_1g

Job of the week #3   CARDIOLOGIST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-CnyP8JTcI

Job of the week #4   DISASTER MANAGER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFCifuGxgbQ

job of the week #5   EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaN8Yej-l4A

job of the week #6   FIREFIGHTER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5xg0pC-fOw

job of the week #7   GAMES TESTER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBx6CXAF0xc

 

 


 

Results Day webinars for parents and carers

The National Careers Service is delivering a series of webinars for parents and carers whose children are receiving results this August.

It has been a challenging year for students and the National Careers Service want to equip parents and carers with advice to support their children on the day. Click the links below to sign up to one of the webinars and get:  

  • tips on how your child can prepare for results day
  • advice about their options
  • advice about leaving education and exploring careers
  • signposting to useful sources
  • an opportunity for Q&A 

 

Book your free place now: 
Choose one of the dates below and click the ‘book your place’ link to sign up.

Friday 30th July, 12pm – book your place 
 
Tuesday 3rd August, 4pm – book your place 
 
Wednesday 4th August, 12pm – book your place 

 


 

Peer Action Collective Job Advert and Poster

Please find attached a job advert and poster explaining a little more about the role:

PAC Peer Researchers Advert July 2021

PR Poster to support advert.docx

 


KEY EVENTS

National Careers Week 1st – 8th March

To view our National Careers Week Activities, please click here.

 

 

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 – 8 to 14 February 2021

The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, taking place across England, will showcase how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds. Employers are encouraged to promote the great work of their apprentices, whilst highlighting the many benefits apprenticeships bring to their business. Apprentices, at all stages of their learning will also be celebrated over the course of National Apprenticeship Week 2021.

You can also keep up to date with the latest National Apprenticeship Week news by following social media channels: @Apprenticeships and @AmazingAppsUK on Twitter and National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn.

For more information about the week, visit www.amazingapprenticeships.com/naw2021

(This text has been taken from gov.uk. To see the full press release please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-apprenticeship-week-2021-date-announced )

 

We will be hosting our own events during the week, which will include:

As a result of the pandemic and many individuals relying on technology and virtual meetings more than ever, National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will be different, but just as exciting. NAW2021 will celebrate the motivating stories of how apprentices have helped business adapt and build during a difficult year.

Be More – Halton Council are running Apprenticeship Information Sessions available to watch during next week’s National Apprenticeship Week! This is to give you and parents/guardians the chance to learn more about apprenticeships and the fantastic opportunities they can bring. You will also have the chance to ask us any questions via the live chat!

Monday 8th February

Tuesday 9th February

Wednesday 10th February

Thursday 11th February

Friday 12th February

Apprenticeship Information Session 

10:30-11:30am

Apprenticeship TWLIGHT Information Session

18:00-19:00

Apprenticeship Information Session

10:30-11:30am 

Apprenticeship

TWLIGHT Information Session

18:00-19:00  

Apprenticeship Information Session

10:30-11:30am

https://learnliveuk.com/be-more-be-an-apprentice-national-apprenticeship-week/

https://learnliveuk.com/be-more-be-an-apprentice-national-apprenticeship-week/

https://learnliveuk.com/be-more-be-an-apprentice-national-apprenticeship-week/

https://learnliveuk.com/be-more-be-an-apprentice-national-apprenticeship-week/

https://learnliveuk.com/be-more-be-an-apprentice-national-apprenticeship-week/

 

Please also find

 

LATEST NEWS

For the latest news from Apprenticeship Support by Be More, please click here.

 


 

WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

 

Virtual work placement opportunities for Year 12. 

Work placement will take place between 5th -9th July 2021.  This can be face to face or virtual.  If face to face your work placement agreement must be signed by year 12 student, parents and the employer before you go out on placement.  All students will receive a work placement booklet to complete whilst out of school.

To view the opportunities as a PDF, please click here.

 

Opportunities for work experience via zoom to take place through the NHS

Virtual Taste of the NHS programme. This will take place over two days Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February 2021 via Zoom, there will be various talks from different health professionals. This programme is aimed at young people aged between 14 and 18 years old who have a desire to develop careers within the NHS and are ultimately looking to gain an insight into the variety of areas they could choose to enter into.

Please contact Miss Shaw for an application form and more information.

 

Information session for students who are considering Engineering as a career

Also on Wednesday 17th February 2021 I am holding a Rehab Engineer Apprenticeship information session for students who are considering Engineering as a career, this is aimed at sixth formers in their final year.

Please contact Miss Shaw for an application form and more information.

 

MORGAN SINDALL CONSTRUCTION – work experience

We are aware that schools have returned this week and, because of this, we have extended the closing date to help ensure the maximum number of students have access to the placements. Students applying will need approving by the school/college by the 19th March.

I have attached the timetable to aid students’ understanding of the commitment for the week.

For more information, please click here.
To view the timetable, please click here.

 

Creating Careers NHS Webinar

Designed to teach you more about careers within Health and Social Care, the monthly webinar series allows you to ask key questions, hear from professionals and develop your understanding of the sector. This event is open to Year 11-13 students and parents, carers or guardians.

 

Later events include:

Thursday 22nd April: Step into Social Care
Thursday 20th May: Careers in Nursing
Thursday 17th June: Non-Medical NHS Careers
Thursday 15th July: Careers in Healthcare Science

For more information and how to register, please click here.

 

Creating Careers: Ask Us Anything – Careers in Nursing

Thursday 20th May: Careers in Nursing – for more information, please click here.

 

MORGAN SINDALL – Virtual Work Experience Vacancy

Closing date is 15th March for all in Years 10-13.

For more information, please click here.

 

 

Free veterinary virtual work placement

There is a fantastic opportunity for you to undertake Veterinary virtual LIVE work placement free of charge.  Please follow the link below. Places are limited so you need to act fast!  Both you and your parent/carer will need to complete the application form.     

Please read the information below about the FREE Veterinary virtual 6 month (every third Sunday in the month w/c 21st March) work placement. 

Veterinary Mentor as part of the UK’s largest medical family, welcome participate in the free live virtual work experience open to any student in the UK wishing to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.   

This work experience programme is completely unique because unlike other virtual work experience programmes, it is LIVE, using high fidelity simulation.  

The programme is centred around the patients and their owners and will follow their journeys over a 6-month period as they go from diagnosis, to treatment and follow up, that is provided by qualified and practicing vets here in the UK.  

The live virtual work experiences will take place every third Sunday of the Month. The first session will be held on Sunday 21st March.  

Complete the application within the link Veterinary Virtual LIVE Work Experience | Medic Mentors as soon as you can! It will run for a 6 month period offering students 30 hours of valuable work experience. Please note, by completing the application you are committing to attend all 6 sessions. It is your responsibility to arrange your affairs so you can attend and enjoy the entire programme. The nature of the programme is LIVE and therefore any sessions missed will not be recorded and therefore you will not be able to gain access to the content at a later date. 

 


 

CAREER GUIDES

 

Medicine Careers Talk: Radiology and Pathology

Do you aspire to a career in medicine but want to know more about career paths and specialties after graduation?

The Medical Schools Council and the Widening Participation Medics Network have organised a free webinar for students to find out more about two distinct medical specialties: pathology and radiology.

The webinar will allow students to hear from three current trainees who will explain their day-to-day roles within the National Health Service.

There will be an opportunity for students to ask questions and hear about the trainees’ journeys through medical school and foundation training before starting their specialty training.

This webinar is aimed at students in Year 12 and 13. Places are limited so please do make sure to register in advance.

Register here: Thursday 18th February, 18:00-19:00

 

A Guide to Career Options 2020 / 21 | RateMyApprenticeship

A digital guide to Apprenticeships and School Leaver Programmes in 2020 / 2021, featuring the top apprenticeship employers’ table as voted by students.

To view, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 


 

UNIVERSITY RELATED INFORMATION

 

LIPA – free online pre-uni summer school activities

For more information, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LJMU’s Discover Degree Apprenticeships Webinar

In conjunction with the National Apprenticeship Week 2021, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is hosting a live information session for all learners interested in Degree Apprenticeships.

LJMU’s Outreach Team will deliver the workshop to enable students to understand how to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship, funding a course, time commitments needed and the range of courses available. The session will close with a Q&A session with a degree apprenticeship expert.

To join this session, register your interest below for the session on Friday 12th February at 12pm.

To find out more, please click here.

To register for this event, please click here.

 

 

Unifrog is the complete destinations platform – a one-stop-shop for students across KS3, KS4 and KS5 regardless of their interests or academic ability. It is the only place where students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and FE course in the UK as well as university in 30 other countries across the world. This is alongside getting access to labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes.

STUDENTS

You will receive a launch email for your link on Monday.  Please register and log in by Friday 5th February 2021. Also have a go at the task sheet below.

Please read the relevant student task sheet:

KS3 Student Task Sheet

KS4 Student Task Sheet

KS5 Student Task Sheet

You may also find the videos below of interest:

KS3 – KS3 Student Launch (loom.com)

KS4 – KS4 Student Launch (loom.com)

KS5 – KS5 Student Launch (loom.com)

Parents – Parents- an introduction to Unifrog (loom.com)

 

University Open Day information

For more information on upcoming virtual open day events at local universities, please click here.

 

 

 

What will Uni be like in 2021 eBook

To view, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edge Hill University – Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour – Edge Hill University

Welcome to our Virtual Campus Tour. Now you can navigate around campus from your computer, mobile or tablet. Check the name of the building you’re interested in looking inside by hovering over the purple markers with your mouse, or tapping and holding if you’re using a mobile device.

 


 

LOCAL APPRENTICESHIP AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Learning Foundry – Knowsley

Picture Your Future is a new chance for you to build your skills and get ready for your career!

The opportunities don’t stop when your course ends! After the programme, we’ll help you to seek out your next steps, whether it’s an apprenticeship, employment, or education.You could be earning a wage within 1 weeks!

 

For more information, please click here.

 

 

Croda – Laboratory Scientist Apprentice NW – May 2021 (3 locations: Liverpool, Widnes and Daresbury)

Apprenticeship Opportunity – study for a degree and earn from day one. For more information, please click here.

 

Indeed – 23-4-2021

https://uk.indeed.com/jobs?q=Apprenticeships+School+Leavers&l=Liverpool&radius=25

 

BE MORE – 23-4-2021

https://be-more.info/vacancies/?sortBy=postedDate&keyword=&postcode=L17+3AL&distanceInMiles=10&search=true

 

Liverpool Apprenticeship Opportunities

For more information about current Liverpool apprenticeship vacancies, please click here.

For up-to-date Apprentice information, please click here.

 

 

Career Connect (Wirral)

Latest Opportunities – 21-6-21. For more information, please click here.

Latest Opportunities – 24-5-21. For more information, please click here.

Latest Opportunities – 17-5-21. For more information, please click here.

Latest Opportunities – 4-5-21. For more information, please click here.

 

Job Vacancies – 28-6-21. For more information, please click here.

Job Vacancies – 21-6-21. For more information, please click here.

Job Vacancies – 24-5-21. For more information, please click here.

Job Vacancies – 17-5-21. For more information, please click here.

Job Vacancies – 4-5-21. For more information, please click here.

 

Career Connect (Wirral) – Jobs and Apprenticeships Bulletin – Monday 19th October 2020.
For more information, please click here.

 

Latest apprenticeship vacancies across Merseyside

 

28-06-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

21-06-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

24-05-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

17-05-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

10-05-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

04-05-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

12-04-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

29-03-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

22-03-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

15-3-2021 – Apprenticeship vacancies update. To view, please click here.

 


 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Information and links to current career opportunities:

 

Do you want to become a hairdressing professional?

Please read the Andrew Collinge hairdressing training academy poster.

To view, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Army Careers Newsletter – February 2021


For more information, please click here.

 

Army Careers Newsletter – January 2021


For more information, please click here.

 

Success at School.org

If you have any questions or need any help, please get in touch with us at team@successatschool.org

Thanks,
Success at School

 

 

Career Connect – Wirral

Please check out the three attachments – lots of job opportunities and apprenticeships:

Career Connect Wirral – Opportunities Bulletin – Monday 18th January 2021

Career Connect – Latest Jobs and Apprenticeships Bulletin Monday 18th January 2021

JM Excellence in Training

 

 

McDonalds Management Degree Apprenticeship

For more information, please click here.

 

Vodafone Apprenticeships & School Leaver Jobs

To find out more, please click here.

 

New Virtual Work Experience Placements – Spotify, Tesco and more!

Please find below SPEAKERS FOR SCHOOLS newest additions to their opportunity portal.

 

New Virtual Work Experience Opportunities: 

 

Virtual Work Experience – A week at Spotify

Dates: 15th- 19th February 2021   10:00 – 15:00
Age: 16+
Application Deadline: 25th December 2020  
 

Virtual Work Experience with Portland Communications

Dates: 15th- 19th February 2021
Age: 16+
Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

 

VWEX The Office of Communications- Ofcom

Dates: 15th- 19th February 2021
Age: 16+
Application Deadline: 15th January 2021
 

VWEX For Y10 within Tesco`s Food Love Story Marketing/Creative Campaign Department

Dates: 15th- 19th February 2021   10:00-16:00
Age: Year 10
Application Deadline: 15th January 2021 


Please apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success. 
Opportunities may close early if many applications are received.

For a full list of placements -  sign in here to search and apply. 

 

Degree Apprenticeships with Morrisons

Your students could gain their degree with Morrisons!

Now your students don’t have to worry about choosing between starting their career or studying towards a degree. Not only do we pay all of the course fees, but your students could earn a £19,500 starting salary while they’re studying. They can enjoy the best of both worlds on our Degree Apprenticeship Programme!

Here at Morrisons, we have some fantastic opportunities, including Degree Apprenticeships within Manufacturing, Logistics, Retail and Food Technology and a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Finance.

We’ve partnered with the University of Bradford, the University of Strathclyde and Sheffield Hallam University to create a unique, tailor-made programme that’s designed to unlock candidate potential.

For more information, please click here.

 

VFX Meet The Industry – November 2020 online series

For more information, please click here.

 

Medic Mentor have teamed up with University Hospitals Birmingham to provide a FREE virtual and interactive 30 hour work experience programme for students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 (S3, 4, 5 and 6) This work experience is completely free to students who want to pursue careers in healthcare, specifically future doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives!

We have a taster day on Saturday 17th October which students can apply for on the following link https://medicmentor.co.uk/university-hospitals…/

After completing the taster day, students will then be invited to participate in the 6 month programme which will be live the third Saturday of every month, commencing Saturday 21/11/20.  The live, virtual work experience will be fully interactive at the Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital in Birmingham!  Students who complete all 30 hours will be given a certificate to confirm their participation!

We are so excited to announce this opportunity, which any student who had their hospital work experience cancelled can apply to be a part of!  Please spread the word to your student body!

For more updates and support from Medic Mentor, you can also request to join our free teachers resource page, which you can join on the following link!  But please remember to complete the membership questions to gain admittance.

 

HSBC Early Careers 2020-2021 – UK student magazine
For more information, please click here.

 

Apprenticeships at Cammell Laird – Engineering
For more information, please click here.

The Royal Navy

The Royal Navy is recruiting Now in a number of different roles such as:  Catering, Hospitality, Logistics, Engineering, Warfare, Medical, and Royal Marine Commandos. Please see their website for more information along with the Virtual Careers Flyer and School Flyer below:

Website: please click here.

School Flyer: please click here.

Virtual Careers Flyer: please click here.

 

 

Security Service MI5 and Secret Intelligence Service MI6 – GCHQ – Software Engineer Apprenticeships
For more information, please click here.

Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship and School Leaver Programmes
For more information, please click here.

Security Service MI5 and Secret Intelligence Service MI6 – Cyber Apprenticeships
For more information, please click here.

AIRBUS – National Apprenticeship Week
For more information, please click here.

NHS – Career Opportunities
Nursing, midwifery and many allied health professional students are to receive between £5000 and £8,000 a year to help fund their studies from August 2020. And they won’t need to pay back a penny! For more information, please click here.

AIRBUS – Apprenticeship Opportunities
Apprenticeships at Airbus. For more information, please click here.

Barclays – Apprenticeship Opportunities
Barclays – information for Year 10 and 12 parents – please click here

FIRE IT UP – Higher and Degree Vacancy Listing for 2020
For more information, please click here.
For a guide to higher and degree apprenticeships, please click here.

Law Apprenticeship Opportunities
For more information about Law Apprenticeship Opportunities, please click here.

Opportunities in Engineering & Technology – EqualEngineers Fair
For more information about Returnship, Apprenticeship, Graduate, Internship and Placement opportunities, please click here.

Uni isn’t for everyone. But MI5 is.
For more information about Apprenticeships with MI5, please click here.

Launch your career at the Annual Airbus Apprentice Open Day
For more information, please click here.

Uniliver Apprenticeship Opportunities
These opportunities are available on their website.

Also, we hope the following Unilever apprenticeship related information will also prove of interest:

Unilever Apprenticeship Brochure – Learning & Earning  –  please click here

Unilever Apprenticeships – Business & Technology Programmes – brochure  –  please click here

Unilever Apprenticeships – Research & Development Programmes – brochure  –  please click here

Unilever Apprenticeships – Supply Chain & Engineering Programmes – brochure  –  please click here

 


 

USEFUL WEBSITES

Which University – GCSE choices and university information, please click here.

Parental Guidance for CIAG, please click here.

 


 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Information  –  Edition 25: May 2021

To view, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Information  –  Edition 24: April 2021

To view, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Information  –  Edition 25: December 2020

To view, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Information  –  Edition 24: November 2020

To view, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Information  –  Edition 23: October 2020

To view, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Parents’ Guide to helping your child know ‘What’s Next’ – 2020 Edition
To view, please click here.

 

successatschool.org – Parents & Carers Guide to Helping Your Child Begin Their Career Journey

successatschool.org are creating a guide to help parents and carers steer their children through the confusing world of careers choices. From university and apprenticeships to work experience and gap years, the guide has it all.

The full guide will be out next academic year – but they wanted to share a preview version to help you as lockdown continues.

To download your preview of our guide for parents and carers, please click here.

 


 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 


 

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

For more information, please click here.