Careers Information at The Oswaldtwistle School 

Careers Lead:  Paul Bridge (Deputy Head Teacher)

Email: paul.bridge@oswaldtwistle.org

Phone: 01254 231553

 

Year 11 Careers advice and guidance

If you are worried about your college or apprenticeship application(s) or would like further advice and guidance please contact either:

Tracie Evans       

Registered Careers Adviser New Directions Careers TeamTracie.Evans@blackburn.gov.uk

 

Paul Bridge: paul.bridge@oswaldtwistle.org

Dylan Fee:    dylan.fee@oswaldtwistle.org

 

Please provide a contact number so that we can call you back if necessary.

Startprofile.com

Amazing Apprenticeships Parent's and Carer's Pack July 2020

The latest news from colleges and training providers (10/06/2020).  This document is designed to provide Year 11 pupils and their parents/carers with information about individual school sixth forms and further education colleges in Lancashire.  This should help to support any decisions they are making about their futures and what each institution is able to provide.

College's Open Days 2020-2021

Click Here for a Parent's guide to careers guidance

Click Here for 10 ways to achieve careers education at home 

Click Here for Barclays Life Skills - students are able to learn where their skills are needed in the modern workplace and see the inner workings of a company.

Click Here for Go Construct - careers and apprenticeship information in construction.

Click Here to explore the world of STEM - a selection of free online resources available from Learn by Design for all to use, to help explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

 

Introduction to careers

Your future career will have a huge impact on your life. It will decide where you live, whether you decide to start your own family, what kind of house you live in, what car you drive (and if you drive), whether you can go on holiday – decisions around your career choice are very important, and the staff at The Oswaldtwistle School are here to help you with these decisions. It’s not easy to decide, especially when you are a young person. Again, we are here to help, through the subject curriculum, enrichment activities and interviews with our careers team.

If you are a parent, guardian or carer and you would like to speak to the careers team to discuss your son or daughter’s career options, please do get in touch, by calling the school or emailing Paul Bridge or Dylan Fee.

At Oswaldtwistle School, we have commissioned New Directions Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Service to provide impartial careers advice, information and guidance to every pupil at Oswaldtwistle School. Every pupil will have the opportunity explore plans for future career progression or to develop their ideas and identify a career path. Every pupil will be given an individual action plan and the opportunity to re-visit and discuss their plans as necessary throughout their stay at Oswaldtwistle School.

Below are a number of excellent resources that can be used by Pupils, Parents and Teachers to research careers information:

  • Be Ready.  Within this site you will find lots of free training and resources to help you build your skills and succeed in your future career.
  • See how some of the 800 job profiles on the National Careers Service site can help illustrate careers activities and offer online guidance for young people.
  • Obtain the labour market summaries for your LEP area. These will provide useful information on major employers and sectors and developing trends.
  • Nomis is your one-stop shop for labour market information. The summary pages provide key trend data about a local area.
  • I Could provide 1,000 different video clips of LMI and personal career stories to help students explore different career routes and pathways.
  • Get In Go Far is the government portal for information about apprenticeships, with a linked website to find live apprenticeship vacancies.
  • Amazing Apprenticeships provides ideas from Apprenticeship Champions on how to promote apprenticeships. The site also provides free talks and guidance to schools via the Apprenticeship Support Knowledge service (ASK).

Click Here for the Latest Gatsby Evaluation Report 

Careers Policies

Careers Programme Sept 2021 

Year Group

 

Autumn Term 2021

Spring Term 2022

Summer Term 2022

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 3

  • Life Skills lessons
  • Independent Careers advise
  • Visit to an employer
  • STEM drop down day
  • Start Profile Online
  • Communication skills workshop
  • Visit to outside agency workshop
  • Life Skills lessons
  • Independent Careers advise
  • Visit to an employer
  • STEM drop down day
  • Start Profile Online
  • Communication skills workshop
  • Visit to outside agency workshop
  • Understanding world of work

 

  • Life Skills lessons
  • Independent Careers advise
  • Visit to an employer
  • STEM drop down day
  • Start Profile Online
  • Communication skills workshop
  • Visit to outside agency workshop
  • Understanding world of work
  • Option Support for year 9 Students

 

Year Group

Autumn term 2021

 

Spring Term 2022

Summer Term 2022

 

Key Stage 4

Year 10

  • -Life skills lesson each week. 
  • -Independent Careers Advice.
  • - Visit to and by employers and Colleges
  • Completed Careers action Plan
  • Start profile Online
  • STEM Dropdown days
  • Careers Fairs
  • Career workshops with Providers
  • CV building
  • Understanding World of Work

 

  • Life skills lesson each week. 
  • -Independent Careers Advice.
  • - Visit to and by employers and Colleges
  • Completed Careers action Plan
  • Start profile Online
  • STEM Dropdown days
  • Careers Fairs
  • Career workshops with Providers
  • CV building
  • Understanding World of Work

 

  • Life skills lesson each week. 
  • Independent Careers Advice.
  • Visit to and by employers and Colleges
  • Completed Careers action Plan
  • Start profile Online
  • STEM Dropdown days
  • Careers Fairs
  • Career workshops with Providers
  • CV building
  • Understanding World of Work
  • Understand qualification work shop

 

Year Group

Autumn term 2021

 

Spring Term 2022

Summer Term 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11

  • Life skills lesson each week. 
  • -Independent Careers Advice.
  • - Visit to and by employers and Colleges
  • Completed Careers action Plan
  • Start profile Online
  • STEM Dropdown days
  • Careers Fairs
  • Career workshops with Providers
  • CV building
  • Understanding World of Work
  • Visit to higher education  Universities
  • 2 week work placement
  • College application support
  • Mock Interviews
  • Understand Qualification work shop
  • Life skills lesson each week. 
  • -Independent Careers Advice.
  • - Visit to and by employers and Colleges
  • Completed Careers action Plan
  • Start profile Online
  • STEM Dropdown days
  • Careers Fairs
  • Career workshops with Providers
  • CV building
  • Understanding World of Work
  • Visit to higher education universities
  • Calico Life skills Program
  • 2 week work placement
  •  College application support
  • Mock interviews
  • Understand qualification workshop
  • -Independent Careers Advice.
  • - Completed Careers action Plan
  • College application support
  • College application support
  • - Support with GCSE’s