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Fullhurst Community College

Careers education

Careers education, information, advice and guidance is offered to students in each year at Fullhurst Community College.  If you would like any further information regarding careers education, please contact the main office on 0116  282 4326 or via email at office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk

Year 11 

  • Mock interviews
    Each year, over 20 employers from companies such as Santander, National Grid, Nylacast, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Constabulary conduct a mock interview with every student in year 11. Students have assemblies and two weeks of tutor sessions in preparation for the interviews.  They also produce a CV.

  • Liaise evening - All year 10 and 11 students invited
    Attendance from Leicester College, Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent College, Gateway College, New College, Beauchamp College, Brooksby Melton College, South Leicester College, English Martyrs Catholic School, Loughborough College, University of Loughborough, De Montfort University, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, 3aaa Apprenticeships, Leicestershire Apprenticeship Hub, Connextions and Women in Construction.

  • UCAS Progress curriculum provision
    This takes place over the course of the autumn term of year 11. The process begins with staff training for all year 11 tutors by the Leader of Enterprise and Employability. Following whole year group assemblies, students then have a programme of lessons delivered through tutor sessions on Careers, Education, Advice, Information and Guidance (CEAIG). Following this, a rolling programme sees each tutor group spend two weeks on the online site with the Leader of Enterprise and Employability, researching and completing the UCAS Progress form. One-to-one meetings are then held with all students to review their personal statement and check that their course choices are realistic and aspirational. Following this, revisions are then made to applications before submission. Form tutors, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability and Head of Year are actively involved with each student throughout this process.

  • College / Post 16 presentations
    Presentations are given by Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent College, Gateway College, Leicester College, Beauchamp College and South Leicester College. These are scheduled to take place at lunch time during the autumn term for year 11 students in preparation for UCAS Progress applications and during the summer term for year 10 students.

  • Graduate Programme
    The Graduate Programme involves the provision of CEIAG information to year 11 students.

  • Parents’ / open evenings
    The Leader of Enterprise and Employability attends parents’ evenings to meet parents/carers and offer information, advice and guidance.

  • Trips and workshops
    Previous year 11 students have attended the  ‘Get Inspired’ careers exhibition, an Oxbridge careers workshop and a Santander business workshop.

Year 10 

  • Liaise evening - All year 10 and 11 students invited
    Attendance from Leicester College, Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent College, Gateway College, New College, Beauchamp College, Brooksby Melton College, South Leicester College, English Martyrs Catholic School, Loughborough College, University of Loughborough, De Montfort University, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, 3aaa Apprenticeships, Leicestershire Apprenticeship Hub, Connextions and Women in Construction.

  • Work experience
    All students take part in a week long work experience at the end of year 10, which is organised in partnership with Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC).  All year 10 tutors are given training by the Leader of Enterprise and Employability. For students, the process for work experience begins in October when they have assemblies and tutor lessons about choosing their work experience placement. Application forms are checked and students have a one-to-one session to discuss their chosen placement. Students have a week of tutor activities in preparation for their work experience. All students are visited on their work experience placement by a member of staff.  Year 10 students experience placements at a wide a variety of organisations.

     Work Experience July 2016

     

     Work Experience July 2016

     

     Work Experience July 2016

     

  • Parents’ evening
    The Leader of Enterprise and Employability attends all parents’ evenings to share information with parents/carers about the careers provision that is offered to students at Fullhurst. Hand-outs are available on work experience, future options and progression.
  • Trips and workshops
    Previous year 10 students have attended a Regent College taster session, a Loughborough University taster day, a Santander business workshop, an Army team building day and an Oxbridge careers workshop.

Year 9 

  • Year 9 options
    We hold a week of tutor activities in the lead up to our options assembly and evening in January. Every student has one-to-one meetings concerning their options either with their tutor, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability or the Deputy Principal.

  • Year 9 options evening
    The year 9 options evening is held to explain the options process and to advise students on what they should consider when making their choices. Representatives from all subjects, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability, SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team are present to provide advice and guidance. 

  • Parents’ evening
    Year 9 parents’ evening takes place during the year 9 options window. The CEIAG leader is present to provide further advice and guidance following on from the options evening.

  • Trips and workshops
    Previous year 9 students have attended a Dynamic DNA visit to the University of Leicester, a University of Nottingham taster day and a University of Loughborough options assembly.  Students recently had the opportunity to attend an environmental careers event to find out more about careers in the environmental and low carbon sector.
     

     Environmental careers event

     

     Environmental careers event

     

     Environmental careers event

               

Year 8 

  • Year 8 options
    We hold a week of tutor activities in the lead up to options assembly and options evening in June each year. Every student has one-to-one meetings regarding their options either with their tutor, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability or the Deputy Principal.

  • Year 8 options evening
    The year 8 options evening is held to explain the options process and to advise students on what they should consider when making their choices. Representatives from all subjects, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability, SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team are present to provide advice and guidance. 

  • Parents’ evenings
    The Leader of Enterprise and Employability attends all parents’ evenings to share information with parents/carers about the careers provision that is offered to students at Fullhurst. Hand-outs on year 8 options, future options and progression are available.

  • Trips and workshops
    Previous year 8 students have attended a ‘Where can Maths & English take me?’ university workshop, a Barclays life skills employability workshop and a University of Leicester taster day.

Year 7 

  • Activities
    Year 7 students take part in numerous competitions and activities throughout the year during tutor periods to introduce them to the world of careers and employability. One-to-one meetings with students can be organised and provision has been put in place for some students with behaviour issues to have a careers meeting once a term to keep them on track.

  • Progression materials
    Students complete tutor activities towards the end of the academic year ready for year 8.

Useful careers links 

UCAS Progress logo

 UCAS Progress has prospectus information about courses available for post 16 year olds.

Kudos logo

  Kudos has tools and information to help students make better choices about options for post-16, 18 and their future
  career.

What work Leicestershire logo

  What Work Leicestershire is a local labour market guide for young people.

Connextions logo

  Connexions is the careers service for young people in Leicester. They have information about jobs, careers, training
  and apprenticeships.

National Careers Service logo

  National Careers Service has careers information and job profiles on almost 800 different types of job

Barclays Lifeskills logo

  LifeSkills, created with Barclays, helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of
  work.
icould logo   icould includes 1000 films of personal career stories, across all occupations.  It can give you inspiration for your career.

Plotr logo

  Plotr can help you to discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at. Whether you’ve got a career
  in mind or you haven’t got a clue.

Careersbox logo

  Careersbox is a free careers film library.

Informed Choices logo

  Informed Choices is aimed at all students considering A-level and equivalent options. It includes advice on the best
  subject combinations for a wide range of university courses as well as advice on the best choices if you don’t know
  what you want to study after school and need to keep your options open

Moving on logo

  Moving on is an on-line careers and qualifications magazine.

Future Morph logo

  Future Morph covers career opportunities from science and maths

Tomorrow's Engineers logo

  Tomorrows Engineers explains what engineering is and how to get into it.

Not Going To Uni logo

  Not Going To Uni is a website showcasing opportunities that exist other than going to university, such as
  apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs.

 

Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
Imperial Avenue
Leicester
LE3 1AH

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781
email: office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk