Our Careers Programme

Learning for Life is a key component in the Minsthorpe Careers programme, through L4L we have dedicated careers time (50 minutes each week) which allows our students to benefit from quality CEIAG from a variety of professionals and experienced staff. Not only do we have set topics (see below) but L4L enables us to provide a variety of talks from external speakers, these include DWP, Ask Apprenticeships, LEP, Production Park and many more.

Year Group & Activity

7 Talentino

  • Students understand how their skills can support them into career pathways.
  • Students also gain knowledge on progression routes.
  • Research job roles that relate to diverse careers.
  • Listen to oral presentations and have the opportunity to ask further questions
  • Formal assessment
  • Skill self-assessment
  • Verbal presentation (range of careers) – oracy
  • Complete student booklet
  • Challenging stereotypes within career opportunities.
  • Explore Career pathways / options

8 Option choices

Students supported with options research, Internal and external presentations looking at GCSE options to support choices. Also students and parents can attend options evening and 1-1 guidance sessions to look at research and how students have come to their choices.

  • Work book to show research undertaken
  • Choices selected and 1-1 guidance interviews
  • Informed choices
  • Research skills

9 Kudos

Students answer questions about likes and dislikes, and enter the qualification levels they are aiming to achieve. Based on answers, Kudos will create a list of suggested careers. Kudos uses a common sense approach: if you like the aspects that make up a career then it’s likely to be suitable. If there are aspects of the career you don’t like then it is less likely to be suggested to you.

  • Using LMI
  • Learning about skills
  • Explore career options
  • Assessment

10 CV & Mock Interviews

Students complete a CV and then undertake a mock Interview with a local employer – the employer provides feedback regarding the students Interview and CV.

  • Building confidence
  • Professional CV
  • Communication skills
  • Experience of 1-1 Interview situation with a stranger.

11 Application & Progression Pathways

Students are supported through the progression routes from year 11, external talks looking at Apprenticeships, College / University. We also look at Interview preparation and transferable skills to support next steps.

  • Informed decision making
  • Knowledge of Apprenticeship routes
  • Knowledge of college and progression onto University
  • EET
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