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Careers and Employability

We are proud to be able to offer our students the help and support they need to make informed choices about their futures. Through one-to-one meetings with our independent careers adviser at key transition points, Work Wednesday interviews with a range of professionals, educational trips and careers in PSHE and the curriculum we deliver, we provide our students with many opportunities to be inspired and to investigate their future pathways.

We work with large and small employers, higher education institutions, apprenticeship providers and mentoring services to ensure the advice we give is current and correct. Students in years 10 and 12 will have the opportunity to do work experience and opportunities for virtual work experience will be advertised in newsletters.

All students in years 11 and 9 will all have a one to one meeting with the careers adviser and both sites have twice weekly drop ins which are open to all students.

Haberdashers Advantage offers our students unique opportunities to attend high quality conferences, visit organisations and hear from employees and attend networking opportunities.

We are committed to developing well informed, aspirational students with the skills and confidence to reach their goals in the 21st century workplace.

 

To ensure the effectiveness of our careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme we conduct a review every year. Our next review date is July 2024. Our evaluation activities include

  • analysis of destination data
  • Compass+ Toolkit Evaluation v Gatsby 8 Benchmarks 
  • Aspirations and Ambitions audit analysis 
  • Unifrog usage data
  • Evaluations from students, staff, parents and carers and external partners.
  • Student evaluations of guidance meetings. 

 

Contact our Director of Careers and Progression  

Ms Rebecca Cashmore

Haberdashers’ Hatcham College, Pepys Road, London, SE14 5SF

r.cashmore@habstrustsouth.org.uk 

0207 652 9510

 

Haberdashers Hatcham College is committed to achieving  The Gatsby Benchmarks through a well planned careers programme for all students.

Students receive  independent guidance and advice to help them make important transitions at school and beyond as they progress towards their careers of choice. They will expereince careers learning in the curriculum, PSHE days, off timetable activities and trips. Examples of activities for each year group are in the links below.

Year 7 : Me and the world around me 

  • Understanding career in PSHE. 
  •  Stereotypes in PSHE. 
  • Work Wednesday presentations in tutor time. 
  • Drop in twice a week. 
  • Enrichment clubs on Wednesday afternoons. 

Year 8: Inspire

  • Choosing my career in PSHE. 
  • Discrimination in PSHE. 
  • Attend the livery careers fair. 
  • Construction youth programme for employability skills, apprenticeships and learning about the construction industry. 
  • Work Wednesday presentations interviews in tutor time. 
  • Drop in twice a week. 
  • Enrichment clubs on Wednesday afternoons. 

Year 9: Aspire 

  • Skills for the workplace in PSHE. 
  • 1 – 1 meetings with careers adviser in Autumn Term. 
  • Choosing GCSE subjects including linking careers to the curriculum. 
  • Envision mentoring for targeted students. 
  • Attend the livery careers fair. 
  • Work Wednesday presentations interviews in tutor time. 
  • Drop in twice a week. 
  • Enrichment clubs on Wednesday afternoons. 

Year 10 : Explore

  • Understanding apprenticeships 
  • The opportunity to do work experience 
  • Attend a careers fair 
  • Mentoring opportunities with future frontiers and construction youth trust 
  • College tasters for targeted students 
  • Practice interviews with employers. 
  • Oxford University visit for targeted students. 
  • Work Wednesday presentations in tutor time. 
  • Drop in to meet your careers adviser twice a week. 
  • Enrichment clubs. 

Year 11 : Achieve 

  • Meetings with qualified careers adviser. 
  • Oxford University visit for targeted students. 
  • Work Wednesday presentations in tutor time. 
  • Assembly from a university, 
  • Assembly from an apprenticeship provider. 

Year 12

  • Careers in Action Year 12 Assembly
  • Understanding Apprenticeships Year 12 Assembly
  • Curriculum Teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise student's awareness of job roles within their subject area
  • Exploration of work-related themes through career exploration trips and the assembly programme and through Tutor Time
  • STEM trips & lectures led by Science Department
  • Skills London Careers Fair at ExCel London
  • Apprentice19/20 Event Fair in the Guildhall
  • UCAS Convention at ExCel London
  • Promotion of Apprenticeship Insight Events, University Taster Days, University Open Days and Gap Year Experiences throughout the academic year.
  • Transition Planning Interviews for all Year 12 pupils with our Career Guidance Practitioner
  • Specialist support to students involved in the HE, Apprenticeships and Initial Entry as prepare for applications and admissions tests/interviews.
  • Year 12 Work Experience & Volunteering
  •  All year 12 students will have the opportunity to participate in Experiential Learning including NCS the Challenge, Work Experience and University Insight Days.
  • Career Professional is available to provide information, advice and guidance through face-to-face meeting and through the e-guidance service with pupils and parents in Year 12.
  • Impartial Information Advice and Guidance Interviews for Vulnerable/SEN/EAL students.

Year 13

  • Careers in Action Year 13 Assembly
  • Understanding Apprenticeships Year 13 Assembly
  • Curriculum Teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise student's awareness of job roles within their subject area
  • Exploration of work-related themes through career exploration trips and the assembly programme and through Tutor Time
  • STEM trips & lectures led by Science Department
  • Upper-School Careers Fair in Main Hall
  • Skills London Careers Fair at ExCel London
  • ULAS Apprenticeship Fair in Kings Cross
  • Promotion of Apprenticeship Insight Events, University Taster Days, University Open Days and Gap Year Experiences throughout the academic year.
  • Priority Moving interviews for students requiring immediate support with regards to UCAS deadline and post-18 decision-making.
  • Specialist support to students involved in the HE, Apprenticeships and Initial Entry as prepare for applications and admissions tests/interviews.
  • Planned group session for students looking to enter employment at post-18.
  • Career Professional is available to provide information, advice and guidance through face-to-face meeting and through the e-guidance service with pupils and parents in Year 13.
  • Career Professional will be available on results day to support students with post-18 planning and UCAS clearing.

Work Wednesday

To support student’s careers learning we have fortnightly interview with people from  all kinds of employment backgrounds. We have heard from bankers, engineers, doctors, singers and designers. Could you do a short presentation to our students to let them know the breath of opportunities they can consider? Let us know by completing this form: HERE

 

Thank you to Dave Seymour for sharing his experiences in the British army with us.

  

Thank you to Professor Kawal Rhode for a fascinating insight into Biomedical Engineering as part of our Work Wednesday programme of speakers.

Kawal Rhode — King's College London

 

Professor Rhode’s teams inventions include robots which can do heart surgery and ultrasounds, new heart valves and aortas for patients and models of hearts for surgeons to practice their techniques on.

 

 

 

Thanks to Stephen Woodhead who runs his own clinic as an Osteopath for this week's Work Wednesday. 15th November 2023

Stephen Woodhead - Principal Osteopath - Cornerstones Osteopathy  (Ripponden) | LinkedIn

 

Thank you to Othman Sorsoh Kamara, Nuclear Engineer with Rolls Royce, for this week's Work Wednesday 18th October 2023.

 

Rolls-Royce Details Space Nuclear Test Plans | Aviation Week Network

 

Thank you to Gary Arteton of the Metropolitan Police for this week's Work Wednesday 29/11/2023

 

 

 

 

Catherine Suter, a sales manager at Volkswagon joined us for this week’s Work Wednesday. 4th October 2023

 

 

 

 

Adrianna Ennab led us in our first  Work Wednesday, thank you for the insight into banking. 20th September 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Websites

NATIONAL CAREER SERVICE – JOB PROFILES

UCAS PROGRESS

UCAS COURSE SEARCH

OPEN DAYS

WHAT UNI

UNISTATS

BEST COURSE FOR ME

NOT GOING TO UNI

APPRENTICESHIPS

UNIFROG

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