Kenilworth School

Careers Programme Information

 

 

1) Years 11-13 - If you are having any difficulties logging into Unifrog please contact me. 
2) Please look at the website below with regard to taster days at University. 

3) FAO Year 12 - Modern languages online event. 

Jane - I hope you are well. I have included you in the email ref the detail above that you may pass this detail to language tutors that they will pass on to their students. 


Youth Employment UK have created a free skills and careers booklet for young people to get some extra support and guidance during this time.  Please click link below:

https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/free-skills-careers-activities-booklet-for-young-people/


The Careers Hub Team have been asked to share this offer of support from the Careers Advice team at Warwickshire College:

Our colleges may be closed to the public, however, the Warwickshire College team of qualified careers advisers are available to all our students and prospective students for impartial and confidential careers advice.

You can talk to them about:

  • joining the college and what your options are
  • job and training opportunities
  • higher education 
  • changing courses
  • employment, training and education applications

Send them an email in the first instance and they'll get in touch with you. Contact them initially on: advice@warwickshire.ac.uk


 

Marie Brennan is our Careers Adviser. Students can book an appointment via email (m.brennan@ksn.org.uk) or through the booking sheet at Kenilworth Sixth Form reception.  She offers the opportunity to discuss topics including:

University options

Apprenticeships

Volunteering

Gap Years

Interview preparation

CVs

UCAS personal statements

Work experience

Parents are welcome to call (01926 513612) or email to seek information and support.

 

The careers programme includes;

  • Assist Year 9 with Option choices
  • Assist and support Year 11 with their Post 16 options – College, Apprenticeship, 6th Form.
  • Help with Post 18 options: – Degree Apprenticeships, University, Employment.
  • Run Careers Events, Workshops, Employability skills programmes
  • Coordinate Work Experience – Year 11 and Year 12.
  • Launch of our Unifrog careers platform
  • Employability skills – CV’s, application form completion, mock interviews, exploring the ‘hidden job market’.
  • Keeping up with Labour market information
  • Advertising vacancies from local employers.
  • Raising Career aspiration and motivating students to achieve their goals.

Careers news

We have a Careers Fair coming up on the 21st November 2019.  There will be a range of employers, colleges and training providers.  This will be of great benefit to Year 9 choosing their option and Year 11 choosing their A Levels.

Another exciting event is our Leadership programme, running in October 2019. This is aimed at Years 12/13 who are undecided as to their future pathway or who are embarking on a Degree Apprenticeship. The programme is being run in conjunction with Three Hands and Network Rail.

Unifrog has been launched to our Year 12’s. We launched it at the beginning of 2019 and it has been a great success amongst our now current Year 13’s.

Important careers information for school closure.

Dear Parent/Guardian.

Please see my details below for Careers support through the coming period of time.

If you have any queries regarding Apprenticeships, College Applications, please email me on: m.brennan@ksn.org.uk

I will endeavour to respond as quickly as I can.

Useful links:

College

College: Google WCG to find Warwickshire College Group. Browse using a key word in the ‘subject’ box. To apply press ‘apply’ and this will take you to a short registration form.

Press submit and your application will go through. Coventry College – www.coventrycollege.ac.uk apply through their website. Stratford College – www.stratford.ac.uk – apply through website. (Their open event on the 25th March has been cancelled)

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships – Google ‘Find an apprenticeship’ and this will take you to the government website. Register with Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training – www.cw-chambertraining.co.uk dependant on the sector you wish to go into. They deal with Business, Accountancy, Hairdressing, Childcare, Health & Social Care, Customer Service.

Register with JCP Training – www.jbctraining.co.uk - they deal with IT, Digital Marketing and Cyber Security. MTC – www.amtc.co.uk – they deal with manufacturing and engineering.

I suggest looking directly on the company website if you have a place in mind – see if they offer apprenticeships. If a trade such as Electrician; Plumber; research local employers who may be willing to take on an apprentice. Eg: Google ‘Electricians near me’.

Work Experience

Under the present circumstances Work Experience will not be going ahead for Year 11 or Year 12.

If you have already arranged work experience, please notify the employer that you will now be unable to attend. Ordinarily we would carry out Health & Safety checks/Risk assessments, however now this will not be done.

 

Kind regards

Miss Brennan - Careers Adviser.