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Careers (CEIAG)

At Cromwell we believe Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) is important to progress pupil's personal development. As education and the world of work is ever changing, we want pupils to have the skills and competencies to ensure they are prepared for their future education, Post 16 and Post 18, and their chosen career.

Information for Parents

For information and practical tips to help you support your child's decision-making with subject and career choices, please click HERE.

Unifrog

All pupils have access to Unifrog, which is an online platform where pupils can access information regarding Careers. They are able to build evidence of their competencies ready to complete their CVs in Key Stage 4. Pupils will be asked to complete tasks in Unifrog at home and at school to help ensure that they have all the information on career choices that they need.

 

Click HERE to see how pupils can create their Unifrog account. Year 7 pupils will have the opportunity to set up their Unifrog accounts at school.

Webinars are available for pupils and parents to watch, to see how Unifrog can help with your child's Career journey during their time at Cromwell. Parents and pupils using Unifrog at home to research possible career paths and options is greatly encouraged.

 

 

Useful Links

National Careers Week   

National Apprenticeship Week 

Key Stage 4 Options 

Year 11 Post 16 Applications & Personal Guidance 

Results Day Information & Advice 

What Qualification Levels Mean  

Year 13 - Life After Cromwell 

Alumni  

Additional Online Careers Resources & Labour Market Information (LMI) 

Career Programme

Key Stage 3 pupils have 12 sessions each year building their Unifrog profiles. These careers sessions are delivered during the 'World Around Us' week and are linked to using Unifrog so that pupils can build up knowledge of the online platform. Pupils can use Unifrog at any time to support their interest in careers.

Year 7 sessions include:

  • What are skills?
  • What is your dream job?
  • Aiming High Competencies
  • Staying Positive Competencies
  • Careers treasure hunt

Year 8 sessions include: 

  • Your skills, your team, your future
  • Identifying interests
  • Presenting Competencies
  • Listening Competencies
  • Skills for careers

Year 9 sessions include:

  • GCSE choices, choices, choices
  • University vs Apprenticeship
  • Career terminology
  • Career library treasure hunt
  • Leadership Competencies
  • What makes a great leader
  • Creativity Competencies

Key Stage 4 pupils have a careers session once a week with their Form Tutor. All sessions are linked to Unifrog and pupils will be asked to complete tasks and build their profiles.

Year 10 sessions include:

  • Interests Profile
  • Subject library treasure hunt
  • Communication Competency
  • What makes a great communicator?
  • Problem Solving Competency
  • Independence Competency
  • Basics of interview skills
  • CVs and personal statements
  • Covering letters
  • How to prepare for interviews
  • Health and Safety in the workplace (linked to Work Experience)

Year 11 sessions include:

  • Coping with changes
  • Post 16 options
  • CV writing
  • Apprenticeships - Busting myths
  • BTEC - Busting myths
  • Maximising your potential
  • Employment rights for young people
  • Volunteering - National Citizenship Service (NCS)
  • Literacy Competency
  • Numeracy Competency
  • World of work - professional networking
  • Post 16 intention 

Feedback Form

We believe it is important that we hear from parents and carers about the effectiveness of our Careers programme. Please click on the link below to give your feedback regarding this:

Parental Feedback Form 

Information for Pupils

You have access to Unifrog, which is an online platform where you can access information regarding Careers. You will use Unifrog in your PSCHE lessons and during Form times. 

You can access Unifrog at any time and it give you lots of great information about Careers and will help with decision making throughout your time at Cromwell.

Click HERE to create your Unifrog account / or if you have forgotten your password.

Here are the Unifrog checklists – these are also in your PSCHE workbooks in the careers section:

unifrog checklist v2.pdf

Key Stage 3 Useful Information

Click HERE to view the Key Stage 3 Unifrog Task Booklets

Year 9 Options link  

Careers - BBC Bitesize 

National Careers Week Activities

Key Stage 4 Useful Information

Click HERE to view the Key Stage 4 Unifrog Task Booklets

Year 11 Post 16 Application & Personal Guidance 

Careers helpline for teenagers - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

National Apprenticeship Week

Career Guidance Interviews

All Year 11 pupils will have an opportunity to speak to a Careers Advisor.  However pupils from any year group can request an interview at any time, if you have any questions.

Please email careers@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk

Feedback Form

Please complete the following form to give feedback regarding our Careers events:

Pupil Feedback Form 

Information for Teachers

Teachers and Careers Development at Cromwell Community College 

Cromwell Community College  is committed to providing high quality Careers Learning to help inspire students and to enable them to make well-informed and realistic career decisions. We aim to meet all eight Benchmarks for a “Good Careers Guidance” as identified by the Gatsby Foundation. 

Our Leadership Team views careers as being the responsibility of all staff in our academy. We can all make small changes in the curriculum that can have a big impact in the classrooms. 

We work closely with Growth Works with Skills to deliver a quality careers programme, and you can find out more information about their support from:

https://www.growthworkswithskills.com/education-hub/ 

Our aim is for all subject areas to do the following: 

  • have a prominent display that links subject learning and skill development to different careers 
  • develop links with businesses and organisations to invite alumni and other external speakers support careers and curriculum learning 
  • where appropriate to organise external visits by students to local businesses/organisations 
  • take opportunities when presented to cement the link between your curriculum area and careers related learning 
  • take part in careers activities as directed. 
  • consider the needs and interests of all students and ensure that information challenges stereotyping including gender and disability 

More information regarding careers is available through the school Careers Leader Mr Neil Matthews at nmatthews@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk.

Information for Employers

Cromwell Community College appreciates the importance of employer engagement within the school community.

As an employer you can support pupils in the following ways:

  • Work Experience placements
  • Taking on an apprentice
  • Speaking to pupils about your business / career path
  • Conducting mock interviews
  • Supporting in a particular subject area

If you are interested in any of the above please complete the questionnaire below to register your interest.

Employer Engagement Questionnaire 

Information on Apprenticeships for Employers

Employing an Apprentice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Offer a Trainee Work Experience - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

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Vision for Careers and Employability

Our aim is to:
  • Help pupils to be more self-aware, informed of their own further education and employment, including traineeships, apprenticeships and university.
  • Enable pupils to manage transition to new roles and situations throughout their lives and help them to achieve their aspirations.
  • Allow pupils to develop personal awareness, and how they can actively drive their futures.
  • Make clear links between earning potential and the learning and qualifications they gain.
  • Show pupils how to adapt and be flexible, to adjust to change and to make effective use of it.
  • Prepare pupils for the transfer from school to adult life including further education, training and work.

The College is working towards meeting the Gatsby Charitable Foundation's Benchmarks to develop and improve our careers provision. The College also is working towards re-accreditation of the CEIAG nationally recognised Quality Award.

Our Enterprise Partner

After many years of working with Stainless Metalcraft as our enterprise partner, we now have an exciting opportunity to work with a new partner, whilst still maintaining a strong relationship with Metalcraft for careers events.

We would like to thank Metalcraft for the strong support they have always given Cromwell and the the continued support with our careers activities and events.

We will be updating this section of the Careers page with exciting news about our new enterprise partner at the beginning of May 2024. 

 

Useful Links:

CEIAG Policy

Provider Access Statement

Careers guidance and access for education and training providers

Cromwell Careers Programme 

 

 If you require any further information about Careers at Cromwell, please contact nmatthews@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk or telephone 01354 692193.

This page will be reviewed in September 2024