Blessed Trinity offers careers information, advice and guidance to all pupils.
Blessed Trinity has successfully achieved Stage One of the Inspiring IAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Quality Award). The award recognises high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.
Blessed Trinity RC College is now working towards Stage Two of the award.
Katie Hart is the school careers adviser and any pupil can request a careers interview. Careers interviews are offered at key decision making points - Year 9 and Year 11.
Careers guidance interviews offer support and advice about post 16 options they can also help pupils to recognise their skills qualities and interests so that they can make well informed and realistic decisions about their future career. During the interview a Careers Action Plan is completed which contains information from the discussion and any action points that might need to be completed.
Job Junction is open to all pupils during Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes, whilst there are a number of career related activities taking place this is also an opportunity for pupils to come along and meet with local employers. Pupils can discuss their career ideas and gain expert help and advice on what skills employers are looking for. Careers Information Colleges offer weekly advice clinics during lunchtime and any pupil can access this service.
Throughout the year colleges, training providers and employers provide information and advice via assembly talks and classroom delivery.
Blessed Trinity organises and hosts a careers fair each year. It provides pupils in year 10 and Year 11 an opportunity to meet with colleges, employers and training providers. This will be held on Thursday 24 November 2016.
The school intranet has a dedicated section for CIAG which all pupils have access to.
Kudos is available to all Blessed Trinity pupils. Kudos provides a personalised experience which enables pupils to explore careers and learning pathways based on their interests and aspirations. Pupils can gain ideas of careers that they might like, explore their own career ideas, discover where their favourite subjects could lead them and uncover a world of opportunities in different areas of work.
You can access Kudos at www.cascaid.co.uk pupils can request the licence code from Mrs Hart in school.
Success at School
Success at school www.successatschool.org/btrcc
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
Once pupils have registered they will be given access to the Blessed Trinity RC College careers page. Here we will advertise any events that are taking place in school along with details of any competitions we have running. Please take time to register and explore your future careers!
This requires registration that includes the use of an email address as part of the process.
For information about using Success At School see the following PDF Document.
National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
The National Careers Service has lots of useful information for you to look at and research your career ideas further. There is a dedicated section for schools. The job profiles provide information on every known career available to date.
Apprenticeships www.apprenticeships.gov.uk The apprenticeship website provides the latest news and information on apprenticeships and schemes, including types of apprenticeships, apprentice employers and tips on how to apply for vacancies.
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship This site advertises all current apprenticeships; pupils can register and apply for actual apprenticeship vacancies in their area.
Lancashire County Council – Apprenticeship Opportunities
There are lots of websites advertising a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities – register with them all!
Career Ideas www.plotr.co.uk Whether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at.
Career ideas www.icould.com icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
Course Ideas www.bestcourse4me.com This site helps users to explore career and study options. It shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get.
UCAS https://www.ucasprogress.com/search UCAS Progress allows young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales
Volunteering www.do-it.org.uk The UK’s national volunteering database, do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community. Explore volunteering opportunities here.
Volunteering in hospitals www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/working-in-the-nhs/joining-the-nhs/volunteering-in-the-nhs/ www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/volunteers This site provides further information on how to get involved as a volunteer within a hospital. This is important if you are looking to progress into a medical related career.
St Johns Ambulance Volunteering - www.sja.org.uk/sja/young-people.aspx More volunteering opportunities.
UCAS www.ucas.com This site provides useful information on options post 16 and post 18. You can research degree courses here and entry requirements.
What to do with degree subjects www.prospects.ac.uk Provides information on where your degree might take you and the career opportunities.
Higher Education Information - http://university.which.co.uk/ Information about university including options and finance along with lots more information.
A downloadable careers booklet in PDF format, containing lots of useful information for Year 11 students .
Work Experience Booklet
A downloadable Future Successes work experience booklet in PDF format for Employers and Parents / Carers.