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Careers

Welcome to Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Eggbuckland Community College.’

 

For further information please contact Mrs Lynn Harris (Careers Coordinator) and Mr Stuart Pearce (Careers Leader and Assistant Principal).

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Mrs Lynn Harris 

(Careers Coordinator)

‘Wherever you see this logo you will find

something related to careers’

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Stuart Pearce

Assistant Principal

The Lighthouse is a dedicated resource where all students can access careers information via staff, computers and the College Careers South West Personal Advisers.

Please pop into the Lighthouse to find out more or email lharris@eggbuckland.com, telephone number 01752 720086

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GCSE and Sixth Form choices

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Choices at 16

Information relating to Sixth Form at ECC

Choices in Year 9

Information relating to GCSE choices

Year 7 - Year 13 Enrichment Program

The table below is designed to show how careers will be delivered across years 7-13 and is something that constantly evolves and changes.’

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Students at Eggbuckland Community College are entitled to receive;

• impartial advice and information about all the options available, so that they understand what they involve

• support and guidance to help them make choices and complete a career plan for the future

• regular personal support or information on how well they are doing

• help to decide what to do when they leave their course, including further learning, training or employment

• a programme of careers education which helps them to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning

• the opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that effect their learning

• an opportunity to learn about the world of work, and employment

Students and parents are made aware of this entitlement through the College prospectus, electronic newsletter and website. Information about this entitlement also appears in the staff handbook. 

Students are encouraged to review their entitlement regularly within the College setting, for example within P4L and tutor time.

Opportunities exist for external providers to visit the College and showcase their offer. Any provider or employer wishing to provide information of this nature to students should contact the Careers Leader on 01752 720086 or email careers@eggbuckland.com to enquire about suitable CEIAG opportunities in the College Calendar.

During Covid-19 we have a limited ability to host visitors. However, we receptive to virtual presentations and meetings that can help support work related learning.

The delivery of this entitlement is underpinned by the following values:

  • Impartiality 

  • Confidentiality

  • Ownership by the young person

  • Promotion of Equality of opportunity

  • Transparency

  • Accessibility

CEIAG needs to be available to students at a time, which is appropriate to their needs and in a format and style which allows them to make maximum use of the service. Calendared events will allow the students to access CEIAG in the most appropriate way for them.

Useful websites and information

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Andy Wallis – Persimmon Homes

 

Andy has worked in both the Construction Sector and Further Education, so understands how important a strong link between industry and education is to provide the best opportunities for young people. He wants to utilise the knowledge that he has developed through his career to inform and support young people to get access to the best careers advice possible.

 

Andy is passionate about all things apprenticeships and has an extensive knowledge of apprenticeships across all areas. He is a firm believer that everyone should receive outstanding careers advice and should be aware of all pathways available to them.

The Heart of the South West Careers Hub is one of 33 Careers Hubs in the UK, established in collaboration with The Careers and Enterprise Company to help transform careers education for young people around the country. The HotSW Careers Hub is delivered by the Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP, and operates in the HotSW area of Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay.

The Heart of the South West Careers Hub plays a central part in supporting schools and colleges to help deliver the governments careers strategy here in the Heart of the South West. Established to create sustainable relationships between education and business, the Heart of the South West Careers Hub, facilitates schools and employers to work together to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work.

 

The Careers Hub supports schools and colleges to implement high quality careers guidance by matching establishments with a named volunteer from business, an Enterprise Adviser (EA).   Working school leaders, careers professionals and supported by a dedicated Heart of the South West Enterprise Coordinator, an EA uses their strategic experience, industry knowledge and business contacts to help to develop a careers plan and create opportunities for pupils. Andy Wallis, from Persimmon Homes has been appointed Eggbuckland Community College Enterprise Advisor, we look forward to working with Andy.

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Apprenticeships Information Parents' Pack

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CSW are also offering an advisor online service for more tailored guidance. 

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Careerpilot website for young people and parents provides information on all the choices at 14, 16 & 18 and much more……

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We would also recommend visiting Gov.UK  for all students looking for an apprenticeship. 

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Next Steps SW website providing all the information you need to know about Higher Education

Do you require support after the exam results?

A new skills service has been launched to help the young adults of Plymouth.

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