Theme of the week is: challenging stereotypes
We spend an average of 40 years working. Imagine what it must be like to spend that time wishing that you were doing something different. That is why having support, information and advice about college courses, university and employment is so important in helping our students make appropriate and well-informed choices about their future.
At FCC we are committed to using a variety of learning experiences to help young people manage the key decision points in their lives. Students receive careers education throughout their time at school which is sound preparation towards making informed choices about the next learning or employment stage.
We hold an annual careers fair where both education providers and employers come along to raise awareness of the opportunities that are available.
In Year 10 all students have the opportunity to go out on two weeks' work experience.
Year 11 also receive individual support in making their post-16 decisions on study or employment, including visits to further education colleges visits and to local businesses.
Our Year 12 students take part in post-18 workshops where they will explore the world of work including CV writing, interview practice and job seeking techniques and will also be able to take part in a further week of work experience.
Our Year 13 students receive personalised support from their tutors in writing their personal statements for university and those that decide to enter employment continue to take part in activities to help them identify the right career for them.
We have a well stocked careers library and careers software programmes to help with research into future career and study pathways. We also hold information about local colleges and apprenticeships.
Your careers advisor at FCC is Tina Belcher and I am always happy to talk to either students or their parents about careers and work experience. If any local employers would like to know more about offering work experience or apprenticeships then please get in touch with me.
FCC is proud to hold the Investor in Careers Award in recognition of the high standard of careers education offered to our students.
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