Kenilworth School

The Careers Hub

Here at Kenilworth School and Sixth Form, we are committed to supporting and guiding our students through both their learning and their next steps. We provide impartial advice and guidance on further education, training or employment across all key stages.

We pride ourselves on building sustainable relationships with employers which will benefit the school for years to come. Similarly, our relationships with outside agencies are particularly robust.

Our careers leader is Mr Hoverd P.Hoverd@ksn.org.uk. Our School Careers Advisor is Ms. S Linsell. If you have any queries about careers, in the first instance, please contact s.linsell@ksn.org.uk

Within the careers hub you will find information with regards to:

University options Apprenticeships
Volunteering Gap Years
Interview preparation CVs
UCAS personal statements Work experience

 

The careers programme includes;

  • Assist Year 9 with Option choices
  • Assist and support Year 11 with their Post 16 options – College, Apprenticeship, 6th Form.
  • Support with Post 18 options: – Degree Apprenticeships, University, Employment.
  • Careers Events, Workshops, Employability skills programmes
  • Coordination of Work Experience – Year 11 and Year 13.
  • Details of our careers platform
  • Employability skills, which include CV’s, application form completion, mock interviews, exploring the ‘hidden job market’ and what the employer wants. 
  • Keeping up with Labour market information
  • Advertising vacancies from local employers.
  • Raising Career aspiration and motivating students to achieve their goals.


Year 11 work experience

Year 11 pupils have the opportunity to go on a work experience placement June/July 2022, once their GCSE exams have finished.

We haven’t been able to offer In-Person Work Experience Week for the last 2 years due to Government Covid-19 rules and are pleased to now be allowed to go ahead. However, we do appreciate that it is late on in the school year with upcoming GCSEs, and that some workplaces still have remaining restrictions. In accordance with this there is some flexibility with the dates to allow for placement availability.

Ideally the students should aim for 3-5 day placements, but we understand some may run for a shorter period.

A placement at this point in time, will be a great help with exploring future career pathways and gaining workplace skills. All work experience can also be recorded on CVs and personal statements ready for employment, apprenticeship or university applications.

We have two routes available. In-person and Virtual work experience.

Both are great options, and a placement at this point in time, will be a great help with exploring future career pathways and gaining workplace skills. All work experience can also be recorded on CVs and personal statements ready for employment, apprenticeship or university applications

Pupils will be spoken to about Work Experience during an upcoming assembly and given the Work Experience guide. It is important this is read through carefully as it contains a consent form and information about Health and Safety and Safeguarding. Please return any forms as soon as possible, so we can carry out the necessary checks.

All students will need to return the Work Experience Consent Form.

Consent Form

 

In-Person Work Experience.

Each student will be expected to attempt to arrange their own placement with the support from parents, relatives, friends and other contacts.

Any opportunities that the school becomes aware of will be posted on Class charts.  The Work Experience guide will give hints and tips. It also goes through the Health & Safety, Insurance and Safeguarding requirements and contains the forms that need to be filled in before a placement can go ahead.

Further copies of these forms are available here.

Form 1 - Details of In-Person Placement

Form 2 - Risks and Measures

 

Virtual Work Experience.

Also referred to as online, remote or e-experience, virtual work experience gives students the opportunity to complete work experience from home. For the majority of online work experience opportunities all you need is access to a laptop/computer and a stable internet connection.

Their online nature allows participants to work with organisations across the country, even the globe. There are some fantastic opportunities in all industries.

Virtual work Experience Opportunities are available in this guide.

Virtual work experience - companies

This form will need to be completed and sent in if Virtual work Experience is arranged.

Form 3 - Virtual Work Experience

Virtual work experience companies 

 

Remember, pupils can take part in as many activities as they have time for!

Year 11 Guide to finding Work Experience 2022

 

Any additional opportunities that come to the attention of the school will be posted out to all Year 11s on Class Charts.

N.B Student Handbooks, Diaries and Feedback forms will be posted on the website in due course.

Any questions please contact Ms. Linsell (Careers Advisor) s.linsell@ksn.org.uk 

 

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