Careers and workplace experience

The Governors, Principal and all members of staff are committed to providing an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance activities that satisfy national requirements and provide guidance which enables us to address the careers development needs of all our students.

This will include:

  • The provision of accurate, up-to-date and objective information on opportunities, progression routes, choices, where to find help and advice, and how to access it.
  • The provision of advice through activities that help young people to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their own situation.
  • The provision of impartial guidance and specialist support to help young people understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress.

The Academy are proud to confirm that we have been reaccredited for Investors in Careers. The Governors, Principal and all members of staff are committed to providing an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance activities that satisfy national requirements and provide guidance which enables us to address the careers development needs of all our students.

Outline of Learning Outcomes

Year 7/8

The main focus of these year groups is to develop self-awareness and self-esteem through Citizenship lessons.

For Year 8 students, there is also the opportunity to participate in the entrepreneurship activity – “The Tenner Challenge” which focuses on raising money for charities. Year 8 female students will also have the opportunity to take part in the popular Girls in Technology course with American Express and Albion in the Community.

Year 9

The students in this year group will have developed an understanding of various jobs, careers etc through activities such as “Speed Networking” which is delivered during a day looking at the Options process. This day aims to develop an understanding of the implications of their choices for KS4 in relation to Further and Higher Education.

Through Citizenship lessons, students will be encouraged to think about what influences their careers choices and what skills and qualities they have. Students will be introduced to the National Careers Service website and begin to complete skills based quizzes aimed at helping them find appropriate careers.

Year 10

Through Citizenship lessons and tutorial sessions students will develop an understanding of their choices for Post 16 education and training as well as how to access sources of information to help them in their decision making.

Students are prepared for Work Experience which they undertake for one week in the Summer Term of this year. Students may be nominated for the “Work Experience Student of the Year Award” kindly sponsored by the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association.

Year 11

Year 11 students are carefully guided through Further Education applications which include colleges, apprenticeships and other training schemes. Parents are kept informed throughout by information and support evenings. Sixth Form Colleges will come into Assemblies to provide information and students will also have the opportunity to hear from a local University.

All Year 11 students will be offered a meeting with our Independent Careers Adviser, Kate Beecham during the Autumn Term.

As part of tutorial sessions, students will be asked to complete CVs and Personal Statements.

Careers Leader

Linda Dorgan
l.dorgan@theburgesshillacademy.org.uk

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Employers

The Academy welcomes local employers to work with our students in supporting activities in the classroom and careers events.  If you are interested in helping young people understand the options available to them and becoming well rounded individuals, please contact l.dorgan@theburgesshillacademy.org.uk.

BeReady

Careers Information

Open Evening and Scholarship Information from Colleges

Careers Information for Parents and Students

Not sure what your first steps are, have a look at these websites which gives information and videos on careers that you might not have thought about or where subjects you are taking might lead into:

Elev8careers

First Careers

Get Career Confident

National Careers Service

UCAS

What Uni?

Parent Advisor

How2Become

Crawley College Recorded Assembly

BHASVIC

Haywards Heath College

First page of the PDF file: tbha-careers-haywards-heath-college-presentation

Army in Education

Varndean College

Dv8 Virtual Presentation

Brinsbury College

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Sigta Engineering