Careers

Students are supported throughout their time at Iveshead in accessing careers advice and information.  This is through a number of initiatives such as attending careers fairs and participating in experience days.  A full breakdown of our careers provision is available to view here.

Our Provider Access Statement is available to view here.

Careers Lead – Miss Sophie McNally smcnally@ivesheadschool.org

Leicesterhire Cares Careers Competition

Leicestershire Cares has partnered with two of their member businesses, Samworth Brothers and Thermo Fisher Scientific to launch two fun careers-based competitions for primary and secondary aged children. The two separate competitions include a challenge for KS2 pupils and another for KS3 and 4 students, and aim to keep children engaged in careers education while learning at home. There are prizes of £50 and £25 Amazon vouchers for the winning and runner up entries!

For more details and to take part, please visit   https://www.leicestershirecares.co.uk/about-charity/news-events/competition-time/

Events and Activities

STEM Career Experiences
The ‘Live & Online’ Series This Spring

Investment Banking. Medicine. Engineering. Psychology. Computer Science. Architecture.

InvestIN is delighted to offer six STEM-related career experience programmes LIVE & ONLINE this spring for students aged 15-18.

Our ‘Live & Online’ programmes give students the opportunity to gain crucial work experience from the comfort of their own homes. They are delivered by top professionals who will immerse students in simulations of their real-life work PLUS be on-hand throughout to answer their questions live.

The full list of our STEM-related programmes is set out below, including highlights of each one. Click on any programme to view a detailed timetable and to register now.

Pathways is a collaboration between the University of Leicester, DMU, Loughborough University and Leicester College, who offer impartial information and insights into all of the Higher Education learning options that could get your students qualified to do their dream job. The Pathways website gives students a chance to explore partner universities in virtual reality. This can be done at home on a smart phone and Pathways have created some worksheets to help guide students around: https://www.pathwaystohe.ac.uk/activities/pathways-vr-workshop/

On the 25th April the Pathways Saturday Art and Design Club will go live via Facebook Live- students can sign-up and can be sent resources in the post (depending on availability, limited numbers): https://www.pathwaystohe.ac.uk/activities/digital-saturday-art-and-design-club/

On Tuesday and Thursdays Emma and Rosie from the Pathways Team will be taking to twitter to offer support, answer questions and review assignments for English and for Science Subjects. Follow: @PathwaysEM

Skills Builder

Skills Builder have set up a Home Learning Hub, so that teachers, parents and students can easily and freely access essential skills building resources from home. You can click into a range of activities aimed at different age groups, linked to eight key life and employability skills. See: https://www.skillsbuilder.org/homelearning

 

There are over 350 job roles in the NHS, a growing sector of work as trends show that we are living longer, but with more complex health conditions. Young people and adults can explore the wide range of roles, and do a fun quiz to see which roles they are best suited to on: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles 

Resources

Here are some websites and resources which students will find helpful and of interest:

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – offers impartial advice on CV writing, career routes and access to specialist careers advisors.

 

www.ucas.com – information regarding Higher Education.  You can research courses and entry requirements.

 

www.apprenticeships.org.uk – lots of information on apprenticeships, vacancies are also posted here.

 

www.prospects.ac.uk – graduate careers information and vacancies.

 

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – information on alternatives to full-time Higher Education.

 

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/ – NHS Careers. Lots of information on the different careers within the NHS.

 

http://recruit.college.police.uk – Lots of information on the different careers in the Police.