Martin High Careers Education Information And Guidance (CEIAG) vision
At Martin High we provide impartial and independent Careers Education Information And Guidance to all learners so that they are prepared with the experiences, knowledge and skills to make informed decisions on their future choices. Martin High School will strive to create links with parents/carers, alumni, local and national enterprise and other stakeholders so that that all learners experience meaningful employer engagement so that they have the skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world of work and employment.
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking the curriculum to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.
Careers activities at Martin High School Include:
- A progressive careers education programme which builds pupils’ knowledge and experiences from Year 7-11. Careers guidance sessions are timetabled into PSHE session on Friday mornings.
- Recognising personal skills and qualities and how they are transferable. Career in subject’s week in January is designed to bring curriculum learning into the workplace by proving learners with the opportunity to link careers with their subjects.
- Careers in focus gives our learners and parents an insight into some exciting job roles. Each term two careers are profiled highlighting the educational journey of the employee and what a typical day looks like.
- A range of opportunities to engage with the world of work – including opportunities to meet employers and attend apprenticeship talks and careers fairs both at Martin High School and local sites such as Leicester University.
- A range of opportunities to engage with further and higher education. All Learners will have the opportunity to visit Universities or engage with Universities whilst at Martin High School.
- Opportunities to learn about and explore labour market information to assist with decision-making. Information is regularly updated on the school website and used in career sessions in PSHE.
- STEM activities to raise the profile of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Tomorrows engineer week and National Apprenticeship week are two big events promoting STEM and engagement with STEM careers. The STEM ambassador award is a new award recognising learner’s engagement with STEM committee.
- Enterprise activities including the Christmas Fayre stall challenge. All proceeds raised go to charity.
- Individual guidance from a Level 7 qualified careers practitioner – support and guidance to make post-14, post-16 and career decisions.For more information contact Kevin Seaward, the Senior Lead for careers.
Following the success of ‘Amazing Apprenticeships’ first ever Parents’ Pack, the second edition covers even more of the apprenticeship information parents want.
The resource pack covers a whole host of topics, including: questions to ask about Degree apprenticeships on open days, the importance of keeping options open, new and exciting apprenticeship standards, free upcoming and catch-up live broadcasts, the newly updated Higher and Degree Vacancy listing, and employer advice with Nestlé.
Year 11 students will now complete college applications using ‘PS 16’. This system replaces the old UCAS post 16 system. The new programme has a host of new features designed to make choosing what and where to study, easier and making applications more robust.
Once issued with their logins, learners can access support by dropping into the lunchtime/after school ‘PS16’ clinics. If learners require one to one support, please see Miss Murray.
A timeline for completion will be available shortly.
Martin High School work closely with Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) to provide up to date labour market guide for young people. Each week the ‘careers in focus’ section will feature local employees discussing how they accessed their career in local enterprise.
The LLEP have produced a What Work Leicestershire guide that summarises the different work sectors across the LLEP area and:
- 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
View or download Labour Market Information graph
View or download current Labour Market Information
- UKCES, Careers of the Future uses the latest occupational research, showcasing 40 top jobs in 10 key occupations that an analysis of the UK job market research suggests will be crucial over the next decade. Useful to inform young people.
- icould offer a range of videos linked to job roles, where labour market information is available under each clip, such as pay, gender split, direction of growth and so on. It also can link subjects to career opportunities and other teaching resources.
- Plotr is now part of Start, a website which helps 11-18 year olds to explore different careers options. The platform includes labour market information linked to job roles.
- RCU (a national research and consultancy organisation) have a dashboard that can be accessed to investigate different job roles and sectors, numbers employed, gender split and skill levels.
- LMI for All: LMI for All is an online data portal, developed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and currently funded by the Department for Education, which brings together existing national sources of high quality labour market information (LMI) that can inform people’s choices about their careers.
At Martin High School learners will receive access to:
- Independent and impartial career guidance
- Guidance on Key Stage four and Key Stage five opportunities
- Access to a qualified Career Guidance Practitioner
- A structured, broad, balanced careers programme in Years 7-11 that is integrated into the curriculum within the school
- Information to allow the learners to make well informed choices and decisions
- Careers fayres in Year 9 and Year 11 with a range of providers offering advice on apprenticeships as outlined in the Governments ‘Post-16 Skills plan’ 2017.
- Our careers library is fully stocked with the latest college, school and technical qualification prospectus so that learners can research careers and future pathways independently at break, lunchtimes and afterschool.
We provide opportunities for learners to attend various events throughout the year which helps to enhance their career guidance experience. These include ‘The Skills Show’ Birmingham as well as collaborative experience days at local schools and colleges. Throughout the year we provide career specific assemblies and presentations.
Providers wishing to present at assemblies or at Martin High School careers fayres should email Ms. Murray to arrange access. Access will be granted to events listed in the school calendar for that academic year in question, if sufficient notice is given. This is normal 10 school days in advance.
Providers will have access to a hall with a seating capacity of 200 and computer, projector and sound equipment. Requests for additional resources may be submitted by providers but approval cannot be guaranteed.
Find out more about future careers and apprenticeships by following these useful links.
- Careers Box - A free online library of careers related film, news and information
- The National Careers Service - Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Services include Job Profiles, skills health check, find a course and help to find work, 7 writing an effective CV.
- Barclay Life Skills - Helping young people with the life skills and training they need to go forward into work.
- SACU - Independent & impartial source of careers information to young people and parents.
- Connexions - Connexions is a careers service for young people who live in Leicester.
- Icloud - Future career ideas with free career videos, job information, plus advice on career options and the world of work.
- Health Careers - Make a difference with a career in health. Get all the information you need to take the next step in your career
- Step into the NHS - Find out more about careers in the NHS
- Apprenticeships - This national website has a lot of information on apprenticeships and apprenticeship vacancies too – but check out the application date!
- The Apprenticeship guide
- Get in Go far - Search thousands of vacancies from great companies, with more added every day
- Rethink Retail - A place for anyone interested in finding out more about careers in retail. Learn about all the different opportunities, what to expect and how to get started.
- Informed Choices - Since 2011, Admissions teams from across the 24 Russell Group Universities have provided guidance on the Post-16 subjects they should consider if they wish to pursue a degree at a competitive University. This academic year all guidance will be available on www.informedchoices.ac.uk and includes a new tool that will enable learners to test out different combinations of Post-16 subjects to see what degrees they may open. For more information visit the website.
- Start - Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.