Our Careers Programme is Designed to Provide the Best Career Guidance

At Swalcliffe Park  we want every student to leave us prepared for life in the modern world and properly equipped to attain good quality of life outcomes.  One way in which we try to do this is through our comprehensive careers programme which reflects the needs of all our students. We have committed to working towards the Quality in Careers Standard Award through the Company Investors in Careers who are part of the CSW group.

At Swalcliffe, we encourage our students to be open-minded and inquisitive.  We endeavour to show our students all the options open to them and provide them with access to quality careers advice on:

  • career pathways
  • trends in the work market
  • qualifications/skills required to gain entry to their career choice
  • technical routes and apprenticeships
  • further educational opportunities

 

Careers advice and higher education guidance are given in a variety of ways; as part of the curriculum, in tutor groups, enterprise groups and on a one-to-one basis – the latter is an important aspect of our focused independence and transitioning work.  In addition, our students have the opportunity to attend career days and fairs, visit colleges of further education and access online information and resources as well as access to an independent careers advisor.

Download our Careers Programme Provision Map

The school also has close links with local and regional businesses and enterprise initiatives. Students can benefit from work experience placements, volunteering and work in the community to develop their skills, increase their self-confidence and help them to make informed choices. The school also hosts speakers from local businesses and colleges and provides independent careers advice from Adviza.

We are always keen to hear of any offers of help in giving our students insight into a variety of workplaces. If you can help by offering to talk with our students or by offering a work shadowing placement, please contact our Careers Lead, Les Robinson on lrobinson@swalcliffepark.co.uk

We review our policy and the impact of it annually by measuring our student destination data. Details of our objectives and how this is provided for are included in the Careers Policy. Events and activities in the School Careers Programme are evaluated by students and staff via a range of methods e.g. with a survey before after the activities /talks etc. These evaluations are then processed and compared so that we can measure the impact on students and improve our offer each year. Our next review will take place in October 2020.

We would like to invite our school partners to complete a survey regarding our careers services, please click here to access the survey.