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Careers Provision PolicyCareers Education Information Advice and Guidance: Futures Programme

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The diagram above shows the different career events and other activities that are planned for key stages 3 and 4 students to help with their future Career and Education decisions. For 6th form Careers related events please go to KS5 ‘Beyond Cherwell’.

We are proud to have been awarded the Investors in Careers, which is a nationally recognised quality award which highlights excellence in careers education, information & guidance. 

If you are a Business, Training Provider, College, etc, and would like to support our Career Activities with employers (below) please email

Provider Access Policy

Careers Provision Policy

1 to 1 Guidance

Jason Davis is our Level 6 Qualified Careers Adviser and Careers Leader who can support
students future planning by offer information, advice and guidance on Careers and
Education (6th form, College, University, Apprenticeships, etc)
Jason’s office is on North Site between S11 and Learning Support.
To make an appointment email jason Davis via our contact form

Careers Convention


This is an annual event usually ran in January in school. It brings together businesses from all different sectors and local training providers, further education providers and higher education providers. This events also students and parents an opportunity to talk to different employers and/ or organisations to learn more.

If any business or organisation would like to be invited to this event please email Lynda Dale


Career Activities with employers

The main careers activities with employers are;


Careers Detective - Year 7

Students have to guess what the employer does by asking questions, and the employer can only say yes or no. Then the employer will talk more about their job, skills and experiences, plus what they wanted to be when they were in year 7.


STEM event - Year 7 and Year 8

Students will learn more about STEM careers through an interactive way.


Human Library -Year 8

In the style of speed dating, in small groups students will talk to one employer to find out about their job, skills and experiences, then when the bell rings the students will go talk to another employer. Hopefully the students will talk to 6 or more employers.


Careers Convention - Year 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 

Please look under Careers Convention 

If you would like to join this event please contact Lynda Dale


Mock Interviews - Year 10

Students get interviewed by 1 employer for around 10 minutes. Students will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to conduct themselves during an interview, maybe get their CV checked, and receive valuable feedback. 


Work Experience - Year 11

Please look under Work Experience (year 11) 

If you can take a student for work experience please contact Lynda Dale


We have subscribed to Unifrog to support our Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme.  

This is an excellent careers website that can be used for;

-Researching Job Profiles, (including typical pay, future labour market prediction  and qualifications required)

- Recording career interactions

- Writing your CV, and applications for Apprenticeships. 

- Lots of useful interactive career tools, including a career matching personality test and skill test.

- And lots of useful articles, videos about Careers, University etc 

All students should have received a welcome email from Unifrog, which contains their unique password. This email was sent to their address. If a student has not received this please can they firstly check their spam folder, if its not there please can they email 

Work Experience (Year 11)

Students will normally do a 5-day work experience placement in Year 11 (2nd week in October). But please wait until we have officially launched work experience as it is then we will officially confirm the date.  

Our work experience process starts in Year 10 Term 3/Term 4 and is launched to students in a Year 10 assembly.

We will send an email home to parents informing them of the launch and also including a simple google form where parents/carers give their consent to the student doing work experience. 

Changing Education will email your child, via their school email address, inviting them to log on to their database.  We use this company to carry out all the necessary Health and Safety checks and risk assessments for each placement.

Students need to be proactive and find their own work placement.  They can research the career area they are interested in, and phone/email.  They can talk to their family, wider family, friends, neighbours etc to see if they know of any places they can do their own work experience placement. If they can then they will need to input the information about their placement on the Changing Education website.  

If they can’t find a placement then we will try and help in school.

If you have any questions, please email Lynda Dale (Work Experience Coordinator) or Jason Davis via our contact form

Sixth Form

Apprenticeship explained

An apprenticeship is a real job where you earn, learn and get paid. 

The different levels of Apprenticeship; 

Masters Apprenticeship

Level 7

Need to have a degree or equivalent.

Degree Apprenticeship

Level 6

Need good grades at A-levels or equivalent.

Higher Apprenticeship

Level 4 or 5

Need A-levels or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship

Level 3

Need good GCSE grades or equivalent.

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Level 2

Might need some GCSE’s or just show passion and that you are committed.

Nowadays, nearly all jobs have an apprenticeship route.  

To search for an apprenticeship go onto

If seriously interested in an apprenticeship then you should register. 

More information about apprenticeship can be found on

T-level explained

T Levels are two-year, technical study course, designed with employers to give you the skills industry needs.

You take just one T Level – which is equivalent to three A Levels

Unlike A Levels, T Levels provide:

  • technical knowledge and skills specific to your preferred career

  • an industry placement of at least 45 days

  • Maths, English and digital skills

  • Common workplace skills.

More information about T-level qualification can be found on

Labour Market Information (LMI)

LMI is a useful to help to understand future jobs in your local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment.

LMI helps to break down the complex ‘world of work’– ranging from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed, etc. Crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed.

Oxfordshire LMI can be found on 

Oxfordshire LMI June 2020


Finding A Job Resources

Useful Weblinks

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