Kingstone High School ensures that all of our students go on well prepared to college, training and education, or apprenticeships.
Year 10s will not be undertaking work experience this year due to complexities posed by the COVID-19 virus. We have been made aware of this opportunity via the link below at Hereford Cathedral for a virtual work experience opportunity.
|Careers Support Activity|
|Year 8||The REAL GAME|
Career package workshop (Eclips careers + Career cloud/SACU)
KHS Careers FairAccess to Independent careers advisor
University of Worcester Visit
3 Counties Careers Fair
KHS Careers Fair
3 Colleges Taster DayAccess to Independent careers advisor
Local Post 16 training provider assemblies delivered by FE college
6th Form subject specific visit
Access to careers packages (Eclips careers + Career Cloud/SACU)1:1 careers support from independent careers advisor
Our Year 10s have a CV writing morning to help hone their skills and attend a various Colleges and events for taster days to try the courses they are potentially interested in studying. Our Year 11s undertake mock interviews to prepare them for their college and workplace interviews, please see the KHS Interview Guide for Students below. Local providers are invited to our annual careers’ evening. This is aimed at all year groups and is open to the public. This gives students an insight into the career paths they might take and helps them consider which the best options choices are for them.
Kingstone High School also works in partnership with the National Outreach Programme. The National Outreach Programme is delivered by Aimhigher Plus; a partnership of regional universities and colleges, and is being coordinated locally by Herefordshire and Ludlow College and Hereford College of Arts. As part of this our Year 10s have recently attended the Three Counties Career Fair at Malvern Showgrounds, which focused on careers available in the three local counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire such as: engineering and manufacturing, cyber security, construction, food production and the land based industries. The aim of the trip was to support student’s aspirations and make them aware of some of the employment opportunities available to them post Kingstone High School.
Mrs D Waters, our Careers Advisor, is based at Kingstone High School every Monday. All Year 11 students have dedicated careers support time, and a one to one interview. Mrs Waters is also available for students wishing to enquire about future choices for college and work, and will help with college applications. You may also email her for advice at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can use the following websites to give you chance to research possible careers and explore ideas about your next step.
It may give you ideas about which subjects to take as different careers sometimes need specific qualifications. We recommend that students consider possible career paths and post 16 subjects early on so that as many options are kept open for successful futures. For some jobs you need to go to university, for others it’s an option. You can also find out about apprenticeships .
www.eclips-online.co.uk This has good, detailed job information sheets on it. Login using: HR2 9HJ (you must use capital letters). This is free to access in school, or at home. Start by using Job Groups and the A-Z. You could also try ‘Career Wizard’ to give you some ideas.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx Although this is largely aimed at adults there is a really good LMI section. (Labour Market Information) which shows which sectors are growing and gives regional job information. Start by looking at Job Profiles.
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship Use this to look for apprenticeship vacancies – both locally and nationwide. Be careful of closing dates. You apply on line and will need to login and create a password/account. Not all vacancies are advertised on this site, some will appear in the local press, and on company websites.
www.icould.com This is a really good site for seeing things as they really are. You can watch a 5 minute video of people working in a particular industry and find out how they got their job and the training required.
www.ucas.com The main university application site, but also useful for viewing the range of degrees available and their ‘entry requirements’.
https://targetcareers.co.uk TARGETcareers helps young people to make smart decisions about their future. Investigate careers that interest you and decide whether to do an apprenticeship or go to university. There is a full list of UK undergraduate courses and advice on choosing between them, or you can search for apprenticeships with some of the country’s biggest employers.