Egglescliffe has an outstanding careers provision which has equipped students with information as well as the skills and the confidence to apply for a huge variety of jobs, degree courses and apprenticeships over a prolonged period. This has allowed us to establish a strong network which feeds back into our system to provide our students with up to date guidance. We aim to work as a partnership with students, parents, external agencies and alumni to provide as much independent advice as possible to allow students to access the pathways most suitable to them.

An overview of Egglescliffe’s offer is delivered to parents as early as the first week of Y12 at our initial Information Evening for parents.

Central to the offer is the role of the tutors in developing an appreciation of their tutees plans and ambitions. They audit this by updating our Careers Tracker and working on the Future Plan Booklets in form groups.

Information is provided fortnightly covering:

  • Universities and courses
  • Open days
  • Apprenticeships
  • School leavers/apprenticeships
  • Gap year information
  • Employment options
  • Career opportunities
  • Details about specific careers and entry requirements
  • Discussions with professionals
  • Student finance

Students are expected to conduct their own research which is complemented by careers information within specific subject areas

UCAS

In Y13 tutors offer individual support to students regarding completing their UCAS forms and writing Personal statements.

In Y12 all students have access to a careers interview with Miss Smith our careers advisor after their mocks in May.

Students attend the UCAS Higher Education Event in Newcastle in June.

The partnership with parents continues with the Higher Education Parents Evening early in the Autumn Term of Y13 which focuses on university choice as well as the details of University Finance thanks to a presentation from a student liaison officer at Teesside University.

Students attend the UCAS Higher Education Event attended by the majority of universities.

The summer term sees students participate in two Careers Days. The first involves students receiving guidance from admissions tutors and former students about university applications as well as contribution from employers in a variety of fields matched to the needs of a particular year group.

Employment

Works experience is so important for developing knowledge and skills but also for ruling careers choices in but also out. Enrichment time is spent developing employability skills through social action programmes as well as more traditional experiences.

In Y13 employability there is also a focus on employment. We have support workshops run by advisors from the department of work and pensions for students wanting to follow this career option.

We work alongside the National Apprenticeship Service to provide an insight into the various types and levels of apprenticeships. This reflects a growing level of interest amongst our students for this pathway.