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.
In December 2017 The Department for Education released its new careers guidance strategy.
The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are a key element of the strategy. Blessed Trinity is actively working alongside the Careers and Enterprise Company to ensure the benchmarks are in place. They are as follows:
1. A Stable Careers Programme
2. Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of work places
7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education
8. Personal Guidance
Please see our CEIAG programme which contains details of how this is delivered throughout the school year.
The programme is evaluated at the end of the school year.
The school policy for CEIAG can also be viewed in the policies section of the school website.
Careers Lead Contact
The Careers Lead at Blessed Trinity RC College is Katie Hart.
A provider wishing to request access should contact Katie Hart.
The school hosts and participates a number of events, these are integrated into the school careers programme and offer providers an opportunity to speak to pupils and/or their parent/carers.
In addition to the careers programme the following support is also available
Careers Guidance Interview
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.
Parents are also welcome to attend the appointment should they wish to.
Lunch Time Clinic
Pupils can call into the careers office during lunchtime for information, advice and guidance.
Local colleges, employers and training providers also hold weekly clinics outside the careers office for pupils wishing to discuss options.
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 a member of the Careers Unit in school.
Accessible both at home and in school via the intranet.
Mrs Hart is available at year 9 – Year 11 Parents Evenings for advice on options.
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.
Careers and Local Labour Market Information
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.
Local University Websites:
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service: http://www.ucas.co.uk/
University of Central Lancashire: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/
Lancaster University: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/
University of Liverpool: http://www.liv.ac.uk/
Liverpool John Moores University: http://www.livjm.ac.uk/
Liverpool Hope College: http://www.hope.ac.uk/
Edge Hill College: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/
The Liverpool Institute for PerformingArts: http://www.lipa.ac.uk
The University of Manchester: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/
The Manchester Metropolitan University: http://www.mmu.ac.uk
Local Government Jobs: http://www.lgcnet.com/
Academic Careers Vacancies: http://www.academiccareers.com/
Appointments for Teachers: http://www.eteach.com/
Appointments for Teachers: http://www.tes.co.uk/
Healthcare Jobs: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk
British Veterinary Association: http://www.bva.co.uk/
Institute of Plumbing: http://www.ciphe.org.uk/
Industry Training Board: http://www.ecitb.org.uk/
Institute of Civil Engineers: http://www.ice.org.uk/homepage/index.asp
Labour Market 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.