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YEAR 11 UPDATE FROM MRS O'BRIEN

A message to year 11 students. 

 

I know this is a very challenging and unsettling time for all, but please rest assured that you will go on to complete your further education and careers in the future. Despite the exams being cancelled, adaptions will be made to ensure that the very best comes out of this situation and you will all go on to have a successful and bright future. 

 

Please see below for any messages that may have been received from colleges or further educational establishments to put your mind at ease. Please also have a look at the Careers Plan that you can have a go at completing yourself over the forthcoming weeks. Please also look out for Interview hints and tips, how to create a Cover Letter and CV writing for when you go out into the big wide world. In fact, these should still help you in years to come!

 

Also, have a look at https://www.skillsbuilder.org/homelearning. This is the hub that you use in your career based PHSE lessons and you can log on for free in your own time and build up your employability skills for the future.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, I am still here to advice, support and guide you so please don't hesitate to email me on obrien.a@harriscofeacademy.co.uk.  Good Luck year 11. You will be amazing!! Mrs O'Brien

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE OPEN EVENTS

 

MOULTON COLLEGE are holding a virtual open event on Tuesday, 9th June 2020 at 10am https://youtu.be/1_h0X1huwko.

 To book your place FREE, please register via this link;

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moulton-college-virtual-open-day-tuesday-9th-june-2020-tickets-105789659720?aff=ebdssbeac

 

WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE GROUP are holding a virtual open event on Thursday, 18th June 2020 between 5pm-7pm. To register please visit https://wcg.ac.uk/leavingschool.

 

FREE ONLINE COURSES

During the pandemic, why not learn a new subject or skill? https://www.futurelearn.com/ offer short and free online courses in 14 subject areas. Log onto this website and see if there is anything that you are interested in and gain a certificate once you have completed a course. Remember to put all of this on your CV!

 

MESSAGE FROM WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE GROUP 

Good afternoon,

During this period of restrictions relating to COVID-19, WCG will no longer be holding Applicant Events where our tutors would have discussed individual learner’s applications with them and given assistance in selecting the correct course and level with them. We are, therefore, making firm conditional offers to all of our 16-18-year-old Further Education applicants. All students that have been offered a firm place for September have been contacted.

The offer to study the course is conditional upon students receiving/evidencing the entry requirements. However, grades will not affect the applicant being able to study at WCG, as they will have been given a firm offer of a place and we will ensure that there is a place for them on the right course at the correct level.

We urge students to accept their firm conditional offer to ensure that they secure a place with us by responding to the offer email

that they are sent. However, this does not mean that they are obliged to join us in September if for any reason their plans change and they decide upon a different educational route. Students will be contacted via letter in late July from their chosen area of study with 'joining instructions' for enrolment. Enrolment will take place between 20-28 August 2020.

We are aware that the government is working with exam and awarding bodies to work out a way to provide final grades for all students who were due to take GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications this summer.

We understand that this is a confusing and unprecedented situation students find themselves in, but, rest assured, we are here to help and support them to ensure their next step in education is a positive one.
Careers advice and guidance available

The college may be closed to our students and staff but our dedicated team of qualified careers advisers are still available to all our current and prospective students for impartial and confidential career advice.

Students can talk to us about:

  • joining the college and what your options are

  • job and training opportunities

  • higher education 

  • changing courses

  • employment, training and education applications

Contact us via email at advice@wcg.ac.uk in the first instance and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Danielle Scattergood - Schools Liaison contact for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire & South Leicestershire
E: dscattergood@wcg.ac.uk | T: 0330 135 6097
Joe Meade - Schools Liaison contact for Worcestershire & Gloucestershire
E: joemeade@wcg.ac.uk | T: 0330 135 6054

Cassandra Baxendale - Schools Liaison contact for Leicestershire
E: cbaxendale@wcg.ac.uk | T: 0330 135 6300

 

Message from Moulton College

I wanted to write to you because I appreciate that this is a very troubling time and you might be concerned about your application to join us in September. 
 Although the government has announced that exams will not be going ahead this summer we want to assure you that we are committed to ensuring that all students who have applied to join us this year will be able to do so.  Once the situation about how grades will be awarded is clearer we will be in contact again to explain what happens next but if you have had your interview and offer letter please be assured that you have a secure place. If you have yet to have an interview our Student Services Team will be contacting you to arrange an interview by telephone so that we can keep your application moving forwards.
 If you have any queries about your application please do not hesitate to get in touch either through email (student.services@moulton.ac.uk) or by telephone 01604 491131.

 

 

STRACHAN FOOTBALL FOUNDATION ARE STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS!

For a football and coaching based qualification with training, please look at the http://www.strachanfootballfoundation.co.uk/ website as Strachan Football Foundation are still taking applications from year 11 students!

 

Year 10 Virtual Work Experience {VWEX}

If you would like to take part in a Virtual Work Experience programme, please click on the following link;

https://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Take-Part. Please see below all of the vacancies suitable for ages 13+ years old.

 

· 29th June – 3rd July Boundless Theatre: Boundless Theatre Online Placement Age: 15+ Application Deadline: 3rd June 2020

 

· 22nd June – 26th June Tesco: For Y10 within Tesco`s Food Love Story Marketing/Creative Campaign Department Age: Year 10 Application Deadline: 5th June 2020

 

· 6th July -10th July CISCO: Virtual Work Experience For Y11 within Cisco’s Tech and Business Streams Age: Year 11 Application Deadline 6th June 2020
 

 

 

 

Application Deadline 12th June 2020
 

· 29th June – 3rd July PWC: Virtual Skills Week Age: Year 14-18 Application Deadline 19th June 2020
 

· 13th July – 17th July Brixton Finishing School: Discover the World of Advertising, Marketing, and Communications Age: 14+ Application Deadline: 19th June 2020

 

Letter from NCS for year 11 students who registered for the summer residential programme

Letter from Aspire 2 b Coaching - Year 11 -There is still time to apply

FREE Webinars for students applying to44 Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary School

 

Meducators UK (www.meducators.co.uk) are setting up some free webinars for prospective dental, medical and veterinary students. These will be chaired by senior medical, dental and veterinary students as well as qualified dentists, veterinary surgeons, and doctors.

 

In the light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we realise students won’t be able to ask the questions they wanted at open days, information about their course or even be able to obtain work experience. Therefore we have decided to offer a completely free service that we will set up online, to try and give back to our Meducators UK community! 

 
Here is a form below for students to fill out and express their interest. 

https://forms.gle/Q9tYodZatPvK93rP9
   

 

 
 

Year 11 - please click on the link below to complete a Careers Action Plan to enhance your employability skills.

INTERVIEW HINTS AND TECHNIQUES

"Classroom to Clinic" book written by Tom Warrender from "Medical Mavericks". It is all about the careers in the NHS that you can access with levels 9-4 and don't involve being a doctor or a nurse!

 

Harris C of E Academy achieved the National Quality Award for it's Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance {CEIAG} provision. We were awarded this Quality in Careers Standard Award through Investor in Careers on 4th December 2018 after completing a 3 stage process and 2 assessments. We are now proud holders of this award for the next 3 years.

YEAR 11 APPLICATIONS FOR 6TH FORM OR COLLEGE

Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance {CEIAG} Policy

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks - How do we comply with these benchmarks at Harris?

Careers Development and Improvement Plan - 2019/2020

YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE SUPPORT GROUP

Call out to employers and volunteers!

As an academy, we are always very keen to work with local and national employers. We encourage our students to have as many encounters as possible with employers and employees, as well as experiences in the workplace.

 

To this end, we welcome any volunteers into the academy who are happy to support us with our many careers events, such as mock interviews, support with work experience placements, careers assemblies, careers workshops, the Big Bang Fair, the annual careers fair etc. 

 

Should you wish to find out more information or volunteer your services, please contact us via careers@harriscofeacademy.co.uk

 

Thank you to all of you for your continued support! 

 

INTRODUCTION

If you are looking at this page, you are probably at the exciting {and somewhat daunting} stage in your life where you are considering which route to take once you finish your school life at Harris C of E Academy.

 

There is a minefield of information out there in regards to; Further and Higher Education - Sixth Forms, Colleges, A-Level Courses, Apprenticeships, Work Place Training, Universities, Volunteering and the list goes on and on.

 

I imagine you are more than likely thinking "Where do I start?", "Who can help me?" and "What are the best options?" and so many more questions!

 

Well, this page is for you and it is intended to be used as additional information to support, advise and guide you in making the right decision for YOU!

 

There will be links to useful websites, games, activities, forthcoming events etc... but remember; you can always seek advise from those around you such as Parents / Carers, Teachers, Staff members and your school Careers Advisor. There is always someone to help you, so never be afraid to ask!!  Good Luck in the search for your future career !

 

Mrs O'Brien - Careers Advisor

 

AIMS OF THE CAREERS PROVISION

 

The most important aim is to SUPPORT, GUIDE and ADVISE our students in order to help them make their own informed decisions and take the right steps and routes for their future study and career choices.

 

We wish to inspire and motivate our students in all year groups in order to fulfil their potential. We will also adhere to the Careers Strategy and the 8 Gatsby benchmarks in order to "help every pupil develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers... whilst continuing to reflect our schools ethos and Christian values."

 

Harris C of E Academy will provide a range of activities in the form of;

  • Access to resources in the School Library and via the Careers tables
  • Access to online tools and resources and a large range of educational and career websites
  • Face to Face support, advise and guidance
  • The opportunity for students to visit local career fairs, events and college open events
  • Visits from employers covering a wide range of different industries
  • Visits from local Colleges and Universities
  • Motivational Speakers

All students will be treated in a fair and consistent manner and all information will be open to all students irrespective of age and sex to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Careers at Harris - What do we do?

Where can students find careers information?

Who can you go to for Careers advice?

Lots of careers activities to complete at home!

What's on in the Careers Calendar? 

 

12th and 13th November 2019 - Mock Interviews - Year 11 students

 

21st November 2019 - WorldSkills Live - NEC - Year 10 students

 

9th December 2019 - Tour of Lawrence Sheriff 6th Form - year 11 students

 

12th December 2019 - Tour of Bilton 6th Form - Year 11 students 

 

3rd February 2020 - Tour of the Big Yellow Apprenticeship Bus for year 10 students. 

 

28th February 2020 - Women in Unexpected Careers in the National Health Service event for years 7 and 8 girls.  CANCELLED. 

 

2nd March to 6th March 2020 - National Careers Week with visits from The Allied Health Professions to talk about alternative careers in the NHS, Discover Fortunes Workshops to learn more about how to manage your money, the Army and the Chief Fire Officer from the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. We will also have many other visitors taking part in our annual Careers Fair, including the RAF, Army, Bilton 6th Form, Warwickshire College Group, Moulton College, The Institute of Engineering and Technology, Heart of England Training, WMG Academy, Arnold Lodge 6th Form, Murgatroyd Solicitors, The Strachan Football Foundation, Warwick University, National Apprenticeship Service, Cummins and Lorax Compliance. 

 

18th May to 22nd May 2020 - Year 10 Work Experience Placement Week.

LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION {LMI} including job roles, salaries etc.

DESTINATION DATA - WHERE DID OUR STUDENTS GO AFTER HARRIS?

OPEN EVENTS

 

Year 11 students are now able to register for the UK University Search Virtual Fair on Wednesday 17 June, from 12:00-18:00. Featuring over 80 universities and colleges and 10 live webinars it's the perfect alternative to open days and recruitment fairs, open to students from year 11. To register, please visit https://ukuniversitysearch.vfairs.com 
 

Online events with Loughborough University -

Loughborough University are hosting online taster events in June and July, for students across a range of year groups from Year 9 to post-16. Students can experience a variety of subject areas, whilst learning more about applying to university and careers. There will also be the chance to experience university life with our virtual campus tours and live webchats with our current students! To book, please visit https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/school-college-liaison/events/

Social Sciences - 17th - 21st June 2020

Humanities - 17th - 21st June 2020

STEM - 1st - 5th July 2020

Girls into STEM - 6th - 12th July 2020

 

Uni Taster Tuesdays -   https://www.unitasterdays.com/search.aspx

Different subjects and universities each week -

These events provide a one-stop opportunity to ensure you are up to date with all aspects of university guidance.

Events are free to attend and will start at 12pm and finish at 12.45pm. They'll include presentations from universities, followed by a Q&A. Event topics and the universities attending each week will be added to the website as they are announced - but you can expect to hear from universities UK wide on topics including why HE, student finance, choosing a course, UCAS, study skills, interviews, subject specific sessions and more.

Book your place

To book your place, please click the event of interest form and registration form via the website on https://www.unitasterdays.com/search.aspx.

 

Newman University Webinar Programme -

Following the successful launch of our webinar programme in April we have decided to extend this throughout this challenging time. Please find below details of our May programme – you will notice that we have included new webinars covering ‘Routes Into Teaching’ and ‘How To Make The Most Of A Virtual Open Day’ which we believe will be very popular over the coming months. 

· Student Finance : Tuesday 5 May (11am)

· Introduction to Higher Education : Wednesday 6 May (11am)

· Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form Student and Parent / Carer University Information Webinar : Thursday 7 May (5pm)

· Routes Into Teaching : Monday 11 May (11am)

· How To Write An Effective Personal Statement : Wednesday 13 May (2pm)

· Student Finance : Friday 15 May (11am)

· How To Make A Successful UCAS Application : Monday 18 May (10am)

· Introduction to Higher Education : Tuesday 19 May (2pm)

· Making The Most Of Virtual Open Days : Tuesday 26 May (11am)

· How To Make A Successful UCAS Application : Thursday 28 May (2pm)

 

For full details of all of our webinar sessions and booking information students and their families should visit www.newman.ac.uk/webinars

 

Natwest "Dream Bigger" Programme

Natwest have launched this programme which is aimed at female students between 16-18 years old. The aim is to broaden students careers horizons and develop their awareness of entrepreneurship as a possible future career.

 

Female students aged 16+ are welcome to join DreamBigger's weekly online workshops:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship - every Tuesday @ 11.00am
  • Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset - every Wednesday @ 11.00am
  • Defining Entrepreneurial Purpose - every Thursday @ 11.00am

 

DreamBigger provide lots of learning materials, exercises and follow-ups for both students and teachers. Please book your free ticket via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/natwest-group-dream-bigger-30163367844.

LIVE VACANCIES

 

RAF Recruitment

 

A career in the Royal Air Force will provide you with a whole host of possibilities. You will receive world class training, allowing you to learn and develop throughout your career. The Royal Air Force performs a wide range of duties to serve and protect the UK and the world. We provide all personnel with a varied range of training and activities to make sure you're ready for anything.
A career in the RAF is about discovering your natural talent and working out together what makes you valuable, productive and happy.
From the chefs to the jet pilots they send out on full stomachs, the RAF is full of ordinary folks, just like you, who came to us, often with nothing more than a desire to lead a less ordinary existence.
The Royal Air Force provides countless unique opportunities for young people. Allowing you to have the perfect work life balance, between the RAF and home. Between work, travel and sport, no two days will be the same.
Join the Royal Air Force and you will get much more than just a job – you’ll have opportunities that no other employer can hope to match. From worldwide travels to lifelong friendships, life in the RAF is a unique experience.

Find out more at www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment.

 

AUDI Apprenticeship Programme

Want to work for one of the world’s leading automotive brands? Audi is an exceptional brand that is continually progressing in providing the latest innovative technologies and solutions to the challenges their customers are facing every day. Audi are fuelled by a passion to create the ultimate customer experience, and are looking to invest in individuals who can help them achieve their ambitious plans.

 

The Audi Apprenticeship Programme is an incredible opportunity to learn and earn through gaining a nationally recognised qualification. There are a variety of paths which Audi apprentices can take such as being a Service Technician, a Parts Advisor or a Service Advisor. All Audi apprentices work in an Audi Centre, an environment which enables them to apply all of their new skills and knowledge in practice.

What you'll need
To qualify for the programme, candidates must have achieved GCSE (or equivalent) Grades 9 – 4 in English, Maths and Science. In addition, ideal candidates will have a passion for customer service and new technology and a desire to learn. There has never been a more exciting time to join Audi and drive your career forward with the Apprenticeship Programme.

Find out more about the Audi Apprenticeship Programme online and apply now.

 

HS2 - Future Talent

HS2 are now accepting applications for the 2020 apprenticeship programme in the following areas;

* Project Management

* IT

* Finance

* Engagement

* Fraud

For further information and to apply for an apprenticeship, please visit https://www.hs2.org.uk/careers/future-talent/. 

 

CYBER WELD LTD - Robotics Engineer {Repair and Service} Apprentice

This role will involve the service and repair of robotics systems. The candidate will need to have a bias towards electrical/electronic engineering. The role will involve the refurbishment and repair of robots in our used robotics department, including fault finding, servicing testing and occasional mechanical work. 

To find out more about this role, please visit https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-503213

 

NATIONAL GRID PLC - Advanced Gas Engineering Apprenticeships 

You’ll join our Gas Transmission Operations team at one of our gas operational sites around the country. By maintaining the pipelines, compressors or gas turbines, you’ll ensure the safe, secure and reliable operation of our gas network. You’ll also help bring about the necessary changes to enable new sources of gas to enter the UK.  To find out more about this role and to apply, please visit    https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-500485.

 

BRITVIC - The Britvic Engineering Apprenticeship Program

This will include a mix of college based learning and real "hands on" experience which will contribute to working towards achieving the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard which will lead to a rewarding career in engineering.  You must have 5 GCSE grades 4-9 or equivalent in English, Maths and a Science subject. You must have good problem solving skills, an eagerness to learn and be ready to explain why you think you are the ideal candidate for the program! To apply, please visit www.britvic.com/careers

 

HAYS TRAVEL - LEVEL 3 Travel Consultant Apprenticeship

Hays Travel apprenticeships are an exciting and credible alternative to other educational routes, where you will still continue your studies working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme. Alongside valuable on-the job experience, you’ll also get a salary at the end of every month! To apply, please visit www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000004739

 

Wanted - DAF HGV Technician Apprentices - Coventry - Ford & Slater are looking for school based leavers and students. They are looking for technically minded, dedicated and passionate young people with grades at GCSE level 4 or above in Maths, English and IT. 

 

The DAF Apprentice Scheme is a 2 part HGV Technician apprenticeship, meaning your time is split between the workshops at Ford & Slater and the purpose-built DAF Trucks Centre of Learning at the City of Bristol College. 

 

You could earn an advanced level 3 qualification in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, with practical skills and hands-on experience gained working alongside qualified technicians in a fully equipped, state of the art workshop at Ford & Slater Coventry. 

To apply, please email LSURSHAM@FORDANDSLATER.CO.UK or call 07710 165 093. 

 

Ardagh Group - Ardagh Group is a leading global supplier of value-added, infinitely-recyclable, metal and glass packaging solutions for the world's leading brands. Ardagh Group have 4 Apprenticeship vacancies available based in Rugby and this is a 4 year Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship programme. For more information, please see the advert in the year 11 canteen area or contact the MGTS Recruitment Team on 02476 630 333, email them via recruitment@mgts.co.uk or visit their website via https://www.mgts.co.uk/apprenticeships

 

Direct Air - Direct Air are a leading compressed air company and they are looking for a Compressor Service Engineering Apprentice at their site in Coventry. This is a 4 year apprenticeship resulting in a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering. To apply, please see the job description in the year 11 canteen area or contact the MGTS Recruitment Team via 02476 630 333, email them on recruitment@mgts.co.uk or visit their website via https://www.mgts.co.uk/apprenticeships

 

BOSCH Automotive Apprenticeship Programmes 

If you are looking to work in the Automotive Industry, you can apply online here. Bosch offer hands-on roles in the workshop, Motorcycle roles and also Customer Service roles. Below are the links to our websites which have more information about the apprenticeship.

Bosch: http://aa-boschcommon-web.resource.bosch.com/microsites/en/internet/apprenticeship_ww/startpage_1/overview_apprenticeship.html#

Suzuki: http://www.suzuki-apprenticetraining.com/

Renault: https://life.renault.co.uk/careers/dealer-apprenticeship-programmes/

IVECO: http://www.ivecotrucks-apprenticetraining.co.uk/

 

Digital West Midlands is a collaboration between three partner colleges in Coventry, Warwickshire and surrounding areas. Our aim is to increase the number of apprenticeships within the digital sector, support employers to upskill their existing workforce to address skills gaps and enabling business growth by delivering high quality training and apprenticeship recruitment services.


OUR 2019 SCHOOL LEAVER APPRENTICESHIP RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN STARTS NOW! Please ask your years 11 & 13 students to get in touch to find out more. For further information call 01788 86 3142 or email hello@digitalwestmidlands.com or visit the website on www.digitalwestmidlands.com

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