The Shepwell School considers this to be an important part of the young person’s educational planning, in liaison with school especially at KS4. We have access to an independent advisor who is available to offer advice and support to the young person. We also include careers as part of our British Values programme. The Headteacher will assist with personal statements for university, and college applications. Across the service we encourage discussion about future aspirations to inform personalised education programmes.
Where to Begin
If you are unsure about your future career, a good starting point is to identify your skills and interests. Take the BuzzQuiz on www.icould.com What does your personality predict about your future career: www.bbc.co.uk/guides
Take a Skills Health Check. This takes a few hours but gives in depth advice: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
When you have an idea of the type of career you want, do some research to discover the skills that are needed to fulfil that job. The Prospects website has a list of many different job profiles and includes information on the skills required to fulfil that role: www.prospects.ac.uk . Think about where you have already acquired these skills, maybe from work experience, a role you have taken on in school, extra-curricular activities, and also make a plan of how you are going to develop the skills you don’t have yet. For example, if you need to work on your confidence skills, volunteer to take part in an assembly.
Top 10 Employability Skills
1 GOOD ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTULAITY
2 GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS
3 ABLE TO WORK AS PART OF A TEAM
4 DO YOU ENJOY LEARNING NEW SKILLS
5 GOOD ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS
6 ABLE TO BUILD AND SUSTAIN FRIENDSHIPS
7 OPEN MINDED AND PRACTICAL
8 ABLE TO SUPPORT OTHERS
9 GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT AFFAIRS
10 WILLING TO DEVELOP YOURSELF & VALUE DIVERSITY