CAREER WEBSITE INFORMATION
At Heathfield you will have access to independent and impartial careers advice and guidance, about the range of education, training and employment options available. Students can access information and advice enabling them to make realistic informed decisions at key transition points in years 9 and 11. Careers at Heathfield seeks to raise aspirations for all students in order to help them achieve their ambitions. As well as face-to-face guidance the school offers other careers related activities for students to engage in such as insights into the world of work, visits to local colleges, work experience, enterprise clubs and links with local business partners.
Mrs N Rand – Head of Enterprise, Miss J Rogers – Head of Careers.
If you have any quesitons about careers, university or about your future do not hesitate to contact Miss Rogers or Mrs Rand.
This is when you will have to make your subject choices for GCSE. It is important that you keep as broad a range of subjects as possible over and above the core subjects (English, Maths and Science). During the year you and your parents/carers will have an opportunity to discuss your choices with the Careers Adviser as well as attending Options Evening.
In the autumn term you will be given the opportunity to experience the World of Work Day which involves looking at personal statements, employability skills and interview techniques. In the summer term you will be given the opportunity to take part in Work Experience week.
Local colleges and training providers usually attend career events and parent evenings during the year.
In the autumn term local colleges will visit the school during assembly time and you will have the opportunity to meet them at career events and parents evenings during the year. In addition the colleges offer interviews and taster days.
Miss Rogers will let you know about applying to colleges during the autumn term. Note Bridgwater applications need to be done online, they offer travel support and you can apply for scholarships..
You will have the opportunity of an interview plus attend occupational group work sessions. These aim to help explore your options after year 11 and show the range of education and training opportunities you should consider.
To help with Careers information research and support to use the various careers websites please see Miss Rogers for advice.