At Sir John Talbot’s School, our ethos “achievement through caring” embodies the holistic approach we take to supporting students, so that they may achieve in all aspects of their development. We aim to enhance their life chances for the future by providing tailored support throughout their time in school.
We endeavour to ensure that students and parents have access to independent advice and guidance (IAG), whenever required, to assist with making important academic or career decisions, as well as offering emotional or medical advice if needed.
Careers Adviser across the Trust
Bob Thompson, Chair of Governors
Careers Link Governor
Are you an Employer? Do you run a local business?
Sir John Talbot’s School needs your help to bridge the gap between education and employment
Sir John Talbot’s School wants to connect with employers and careers programme providers to work together to create meaningful encounters with the world of work for our students. Data shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training and can go on to earn up to 18% more during their career.
- Provide at least four employer and workplace encounters for our students
- Ensure these encounters start in Year 7
- Work with employers to guide strategic careers planning for the good of the local community whilst benefitting Sir John Talbot’s students (mentoring, enterprise competitions and work-related learning
- Embed in the curriculum and celebrate an ethos that places careers and enterprise opportunities at the heart of Sir John Talbot’s School
What could you do?
Provide work experience placements
Provide work shadowing
Support our events
We would love to hear from you, please contact Jessica Chiverton-Stanway, CEIAG Lead: SJTCareers@sjt.mmat.co.uk
Teaching careers as part of the curriculum has a dual purpose:
- To provide careers education as part of the school’s careers and enterprise provision
- To enhance the whole curriculum with the addition of career-relevant content
It is expected that all staff embed careers learning into the curriculum. The careers team can provide help and support by providing resources and subject specific guidance.
What to expect from a career guidance interview?
A careers guidance interview is an impartial, one-to-one meeting between yourself and a professionally qualified Careers Adviser (Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development). A guidance interview can last up to 45 minutes. A careers guidance interview is not like a job interview – there are no right or wrong answers.
You’ll also find some useful websites here.
Job of the Week A – Z
Series of short videos on YouTube, one added every week from Jamie Pywell, Leader of Enterprise and Employability at Fullhurst Community College – his email is firstname.lastname@example.org or website www.mypathcareersuk.com.
This series of videos are all only around 2 minutes long – would be ideal for a lesson starter or tutor time. Links are all below. Jamie says: “Feel free to use this resource however you feel will work best for your students. If you are adding this to your twitter feeds, please tag @MYPATHcareersUK
- Disaster Manager
- Employment Adviser
- Games Tester
- Hotel Porter
- IT Technician
- Kennel Worker
- Marine Biologist
- Outdoor Pursuits Manager
- Retail Buyer
- Sports Coach
- Tattoo Artist
- Urban Designer
- Veterinary Surgeon
- Well Site Geologist
- Youth Worker
- Quantity Surveyor
- Housing Officer
Careers video of the month: Advice on becoming an Environmental Scientist
To search for an apprenticeship, please click here.
Example apprenticeship application letter here.
Please search find an Apprenticeship for more opportunities.
Find information on university courses, entry requirements and general details on HE – www.ucas.com
For information on employability skills and how to develop them, click here.
Please click here for Interview tips.
Example college application letter here.
For tips for the workplace, please click here
Sir John Talbot’s School Careers Fest
Sir John Talbot’s School’s Careers Festival took place in school on Wednesday 18th October 2023 and was once again a huge success. We welcomed over 40 local employers and Further Education (FE) providers to support our students preparing for future destinations.
To participate in one of our events please contact Jessica Chiverton-Stanway: SJTCareers@sjt.mmat.co.uk
To take a look back at one of our previous events, please play the video below:
For careers/work experience support or to book a careers appointment, please contact Ms Pam Robinson, Careers Guidance and Inspiration Officer – Pam.Robinson@mmat.co.uk
Careerometer is an online data portal which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI to support the process of identifying potential careers. It allows students to compare national average wages, working hours and future employment prospects.