Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all face to face careers events (meeting Gatsby Benchmarks 5 and 6) have been postponed until further notice to keep everyone safe. However, while school is closed, students may wish to spend some time researching future career options and training pathways.
What do you want to do when you leave school? The information and links below will help get that process started.
Everyone knows what a doctor, fireman and teacher are but do you have any idea what a Political risk underwriter or an ethical trade manager does all day? The world of work is huge! But luckily there are also a huge amount of resources out there to help you choose the kind of job that might be right for you.
Where to start? Think about your personality- what do you like doing? Personality quizzes might be a good place to start if you’re unsure of what you want to do. Try this easy one called I Could!
This is so important. There are lots of places to look and some great sources of
information online - look through these links as a starting point:
Blogs and links
This blog from Success at School looks at all the potential jobs in Star Wars - a fun way of exploring potential careers.
Another blog from Success at School looks at how careers linked to certain subjects are changing - meaning you can help to future-proof your career choices.
Guidance for parents and carers
Here is some information and guidance to support any conversations about careers and the world of work with your child:
Helping your child gain employability skills
Careers guidance via email
Careers guidance at Greenford High School is provided by Ealing Connexions & Youth Services. Our personal advisor, Clare Rodway, is available on Wednesday and Thursday during normal school hours and can provide guidance on the next steps after Year 11 and Year 13. For more information, please email Clare on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual work experience programmes
The lockdown has meant that many companies are rolling out virtual work experience programmes. Look at the links below to apply:
For more information, opportunities, advice and guidance follow the careers twitter page @GHSFutures(Careers) or contact Miss Soneji via email (email@example.com).