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Careers Guidance

Careers education at the Academy is embedded within the curriculum, right from start of Year 7, students are encouraged to consider their future aspirations. Careers guidance is available at most of our Parents Evenings and most of the local colleges visit at key times. We have many visitors that come to the Academy to talk about work related learning, apprenticeships and other related topics. We also encourage students to look beyond the walls of the Academy and explore work related opportunities.

At Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, we pride ourselves on providing a full range of careers education in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

Careers Programme

Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill students are encouraged to explore their future aspirations via a comprehensive careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) programme throughout the curriculum from Year 7 upward.

Year group Careers Activity
7

Solent University (Assembly and individual tutor group workshops for all students).

Southampton University (Assembly and individual tutor group workshops for all students). Campus visit for selected students.

Into University (30 x students involved in regular workshops).

8

Solent University (Assembly and individual tutor group workshops for all students).

Southampton University (Assembly and individual tutor group workshops for all students). Campus visit for selected students.

Into University (30 x students involved in regular workshops).

9

Southampton University (Assembly and individual tutor group workshops for all students). Campus visit for selected students.

Into University (30 x students involved in regular workshops).

Careers pilot workshop in ICT rooms (All students on carousel).

Options Evening representation from local colleges/apprenticeship providers.

KPMG ‘Inspire’ event (In school workshop for all students).

Links to Careers in individual subject lessons.

BITC/KPMG – Labour market information assembly/workshop.

Soloman Theatre ‘Careers choices’ production to all students.

UHS Health care and alliance Careers event.

10

Southampton University (Assembly and individual tutor group workshops for all students). Campus visit for selected students.

Into University (30 x students involved in regular workshops).

College Assemblies x 4 colleges on a rotation in advance of taster days.

Representation of local Colleges/Apprenticeship providers on Parents Evening.

BITC/KPMG – Labour market information assembly/workshop.

Futures week to include:

College taster days x 2.
Humanutopia – ‘Who am I?’ (All day event focussing on key employability skills).
Mock interviews (All students).
CV writing.
Rock Assembly trip to Wembley Arena (Careers fair).
Southampton University Campus visit.
‘Ask’ apprenticeship workshop.
Unloc Enterprise Academy (Enterprise day for up to 80 students).
Army/Navy/Apprenticeships workshop.

11

Southampton University (Assembly and individual tutor group workshops for all students). Campus visit for selected students.

Into University (30 x students involved in regular workshops).

College Assemblies x 4 colleges on a rotation.

One to one careers interview (Minimum of one session) for all students.

KPMG Prefect ‘Leadership in focus’ visit.

KPMG Business breakfast with local employers.

NCS programme assemblies and lunch time drop-in sessions.

Workshops with local college staff representation to support with personalised application processes for struggling students.

Representation of local Colleges/Apprenticeship providers on Parents Evening.

Maximizing Success Evening with links to Labour Market information.

We work in close partnership with Southampton City & Hampshire wide colleges and ALPHI Apprenticeship Service, Southampton & Solent Universities, IntoUniversity, Future Frontiers, KPMG, Business in the Community, UNLOC Enterprise, NCS (National Citizenship Service), Local Enterprise Partnership, Local and National Employers, Transformation Trust, Humanutopia, Southampton City Council – Youth Participation Development and Youth Parliament.

We have also participated in the new SUN (Southern Universities Network) project which seeks to raise levels of engagement beyond KS4 into further and higher education. SUN have conducted research identifying areas across the city with the least amount of engagement beyond KS4 and have provided money to schools whose students are within specific postcodes for the sole use of being used towards careers and aspiration. SUN ask in return for students to give consent to an anonymised questionnaire, which will track the students’ progress until the age of 25 to ascertain whether the funding provided has had impact on careers and future destinations. The project has been renewed for the new academic year 2019/20.

SUN Parent and Learner Guides 

The Provider Access Policy can be downloaded here.
The Oasis Community Learning Careers Guidance Policy can be downloaded here.
To find out more about destination data, please click here. 

Useful LInks

http://access-southampton.co.uk/ - Access Southampton provides essential information to help young people make important decisions about their future.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – Main website for the National Careers Service, there are links to job profiles, CV writing and other careers information.

http://www.youthnetsouthampton.org.uk/cv_creator/index.php – This is a local website with a really good CV creator and job information including a fortnightly jobs bulletin for young people.

www.apprenticeships.org.uk – The main National Apprenticeship website - students can register and apply for apprenticeship vacancies in their chosen occupation

www.careersbox.co.uk – Parents’ Club, free work related film content covering hundreds of different employment and training opportunities

www.ucas.com – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service:  Information for those who would like to go to university, everything you need to know including how and when to apply.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Information for those who would prefer an apprenticeship, distance learning or employment with training, rather than university when they leave college.

https://hants.emsicc.com/?radius=&region=Hampshire%2C%20Portsmouth%20and%20Southampton – Career Coach provides local labour market information specifically for Hampshire & Isle of Wight; Career Assessment (tool for generating career ideas); links curriculum subjects to careers; CV builder; It also links to a live database of jobs from Indeed.  Currently funded until July 2021, this is a free resource for schools.

Date of next review of information published
September 2020

The Academy has its own dedicated Careers Advisor - Jan Rance.

Mrs Jan Rance
Tel: 023 80 393660
Email: jan.rance@oasislordshill.org 

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