Careers Programme at TMBS
The school's careers advisor is Miss Luker, she is in school on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and is available to discuss training and careers and to give impartial information, advice, guidance and support to students about their future.
Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Careers Leader for the school is Mrs Sarah Wallace, Assistant Principal.
Making an Appointment
All students receive a 1-1 career interview in Year 10 with Miss Luker. Follow up appointments during Year 11 can be booked if required.
Careers across the school
- Year 7 – PixL Edge, Character Education, 21st Century Skills and STEM club
- Year 8 – PixL Edge, Character Education, 21st Century Skills, access to careers champions talks, Big Bang Trip, STEM club
- Year 9 – Introduction to careers through CARE lessons including CV writing, access to careers champions talks, PixL Edge, Character Education and 21st Century Skills.
- Year 10 – 1-1 careers interviews for the whole year group, access to careers champions talks, Skills Show trip, Labour Market Information activities delivered through tutor time slots, college visits, guest speakers in assembly and interview skills sessions delivered via tutor time slots.
- Year 11- Post 16 applications, follow up guidance interviews, tutor time activities, guest speakers in assemblies, career champions talks, post 16 options and exams evening.
Start careers website
Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability.
Post 16 destinations/UCAS
UCAS Progress provides information and advice to students about different opportunities for post 16 education and training. The UCAS progress search tool provides details of the post 16 courses and places to study in your area. The search covers all options – academic courses, such as A-levels, vocational courses such as BTECs and work based training such as apprenticeships.
UCAS applications are a school requirement for every student in Year 11, as by law every young person will now stay in some form of education until they are 18, whether it be through a 6th form college, apprenticeship, BTEC, work based learning or a traineeship programme.
Students shall be supported throughout the application process by Miss Luker and Tutors. Booklets on how to fill out the personal information section and tips on how to write a personal statement shall be given to each student to assist with applications.
This, however, does not prevent students from making their own independent applications to alternative providers.
The school works closely with the local National Apprenticeship Team who come into school throughout the year to deliver assemblies, group talks and attend career events.
Students are also provided with local apprenticeship vacancies in the area on a regular basis and information on how to search and apply for apprenticeships in their 1-1 careers interviews.
What is Labour Market Information?
When you talk about the labour market, you are referring to all the people who are able to work and want jobs in an area, in relation to the number of jobs there are available in that area, and what sorts of jobs and sectors feature in that area.
My main focus is that students are aware of the key job sectors that are available locally and areas in which jobs will be available in the future to assist with career planning and ideas.
Each Year 10 student has been given a copy of the ‘What Work Leicestershire’ booklet to bring home. What Work Leicestershire summarises:
- Different work sectors across the LLEP area
- Numbers of people employed in those areas
- Which jobs are in demand
- Skills that employers value
- Suggested links to find out more about working in that sector
- What employers look for in prospective employees
It also includes practical information about where to access careers advice such as the National Careers Service, and local events that can help.
In addition, a labour market guide for adults is also available in order to help adults make well-informed careers decisions.
For more information please visit the LLEP website: LLEP Labour Market Information
16-19 Bursary Fund Guide
You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:
- studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university
- on a training course, including unpaid work experience
A publicly funded school is one that doesn’t charge you for attending it.
There is also information on subsidised transport for 16 to 19 year olds in education on the link below.
Provider Access Framework
Click the link to view the Policy Access Framework