Careers Provision at Red Moor School

At Red Moor, we are dedicated to supporting our students through the process of deciding what direction they would like to take when they leave our school. We recognise the importance of presenting students with all of the options available to them both Pre and Post 16 and providing students with meaningful career related opportunities and activities from years 7 through to 11. Careers provision is a pivotal part of our curriculum and as a result, we have created the following school Careers programme for students from year 7 to year 11.

Our Careers Leader is Sam Stevenson. If you have any queries about careers, higher education, work experience, or if you would like further information on how more information about our careers programme can be access, please contact him at: sam.stevenson@redmoorschool.co.uk or by telephone on 01726 219472.

The following careers programme has been designed to link to the Gatsby Benchmarks and uses Careerpilot as a source of advice and guidance. Each secondary aged student has been provided with their own individual login for Careerpilot and will use the programme to record qualifications, experiences and skills and map out their plan for the future. If you have any queries about accessing your child’s Careerpilot account please contact Sam using the information above.

Careers Programme & Policy 2021

June’s ‘Hot Job’ is…

Architect

May’s ‘Hot Job’ is…

Aerospace Engineer

April’s ‘Hot Job’ is…

Solicitor

National Careers Service   This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.

BeReady    A platform designed to make sure all our students are given the opportunity to fulfil their true potential. The BeReady platform helps prepare students for their next step in life, whether they decide to move into the world of work, or onto university.

Success at School    Gives clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy to access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information or watch ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, which provide a useful insight into specific careers.

Careers Wales     A good general careers website and job profile database.

Russell group    Represents 24 leading universities and is a source of careers information and advice including ‘informed choices’; a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices.

Telegraph Careers    Lots of information about specific sectors as well as advice on how to create a CV and prepare for interviews.

My Career Springboard    Springboard is for students. It is divided into two main sections: the Career Test and the Career Exploration Tool. In tandem, these two interactive tools allow students to find some career inspiration and gain an insight into their different career options.

Not Going to Uni    Opportunities that exist outside of university.

Prospects   Find out which areas you could access after a particular degree.

The National Apprenticeship Service   The National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships. It also advertises current vacancies.

ICould   Aims to help you to make the most of your potential by showing how others have used theirs, Students can take the ‘Buzz’ personality profile quiz.

How2Become   Offers detailed advice on how to access a range of sectors. Also offers the purchase of resources, compiled in conjunction with professionals working in these fields, designed to enable you to achieve your dream career or course. A selection of these books and online psychometric testing access have been supplied to the School by How2Become.

UCAS    Information about university courses on offer, also the Stamford test to help with ideas about subjects to study.

Job Applications     This site has useful videos, demonstrating how to complete the online applications for many top companies in the UK, as well as providing detailed information on salaries and interviews. Applications forms can be printed off directly from this site.

All About School Leavers    Displays current apprenticeship and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news, and gives career journey advice.

All About Apprenticeships   Gives live apprenticeship vacancies, organised by sector or area. Also offers plenty of advice on making applications.

Start    Investigate careers, watch videos and get great advice, find out about employers and work experience opportunities in your area.