Careers & Work Experience

Careers in Bishop Luffa School

We want every pupil and student at Bishop Luffa School to have the opportunity to reach their potential, to progress and to achieve. We want our students to focus on their future, and to encourage them in their aspirations. To reach this success we as a school will help them to develop confidence in their own abilities, enabling them to make informed choices about their own future, and help them to understand the world of work and the necessary skills that are required.

Careers interviews are available to all pupils throughout the school year. These interviews can be made by pupils or by their parents direct through the Business and Enterprise Office. To arrange an interview please contact Emma Conway by email conwaye@bishopluffa.org.uk, or by phoning the school on 01243 787741.

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Start is an online careers website that provides guidance on careers, apprenticeships, college courses and University applications. The website is fully accessible to pupils and parents. Please take the time to create a profile on the website and start to explore. The site that will help you to discover your ideal career, and how you can get there! www.startprofile.com

careerOne of the main roles of the Business & Enterprise Office is to assist pupils with their career aspirations by identifying parents and other friends of the school willing to share their experience in a particular field. Many ex-pupils and parents have fascinating, exciting and diverse careers and at Bishop Luffa we would love the opportunity to harness this experience to help inspire our current pupils, giving them the opportunity to find out more about a career they’re interested in. If as a parent, friend or ex-Bishop Luffa pupil you would be keen to come in and talk to our pupils, and perhaps even offer them the chance of a workplace visit, please do get in touch with Emma Conway, Business and Enterprise coordinator conwaye@bishopluffa.org.uk.

Competition for university places and graduate jobs is very strong, and practical work experience often gives candidates an added edge. If you are able to offer any form of workplace training – from one day’s work experience up to a week – again please do get in contact.

You may also find the following links useful:

Careers Advice for Parents aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.

http://www.careersadviceforparents.org

University Open Days 2015

http://www.opendays.com/

apprenticeshipsApprenticeships

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

http://www.paidtolearn.co.uk

Rolls Royce Apprenticeships/School Leaver Programme

http://www.rolls-royce.com/careers/students-and-graduates/apprenticeships.aspx

Volunteering

http://www.outsetyouth.org.uk/

www.vinspired.com

National Citizen Service

http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

StepforwardStepforward

https://www.stepforward.uk.com/school-leaver/

 

Work Experience

In Year 10 and Year 12 our students are given the opportunity of taking part in the Work Experience Scheme. Students spend a week in a company or organisation of their choice, helping them to develop a valuable insight into the world of work, and offering them an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of what a particular job entails. Work Experience helps to build social confidence, as well as being an aid to a choice of suitable career.

Emma Conway, Business and Enterprise Coordinator