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Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

The UTC is all about getting young people into the destinations they choose

Nationally, UTC students are in high demand by employers and achieve positive destinations due to them having not only sound academic qualifications but also being work-ready. Our careers provision offers a range of activities that are impartial and support students’ achievement by demonstrating the relevance of studies to future goals. Students develop self-awareness and confidence by engaging with careers activities and are fully supported throughout their time at DUTC so that they are equipped to follow their career goals and aspirations once they leave us.

Gatsby Benchmarks

To ensure that CEIAG is fully embedded into Doncaster UTC curriculum the Gatsby Benchmarks have been used as a template to base our careers action plan around.

1. A Stable Careers Programme Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

2. Learning from career and labour market information Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school careers programme should embed quality and diversity considerations throughout.

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

5. Encounters with employers and employees Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

6. Experiences of workplaces Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help with their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks.

7. Encounters with further and higher education All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

8. Personal Guidance Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who could be internal or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be times to meet their individual needs

AIMS and Objectives of the Careers Action Plan

• Provide all students high quality independent careers advice in order that they can make informed choices.
• Be transparent in our careers delivery and be pupil centred. • Work in partnership with local and national employers and offer students the opportunity to engage with live projects.
• Develop student’s self-awareness and decision-making skills.
• Assist students to explore career ideas and discover the range of opportunities available to them including apprenticeships, jobs, higher and further education.
• Encourage students to aim high and aspire to reach set goals.
• Provide opportunities for students to engage with colleges and universities.
• Students will work closely with local and national employers centred around their subject specialisms to develop employability skills and improve their confidence.
• Students will fully engage with work experience virtually and in the workplace.
• Guidance will be individualised and adhere to equality and diversity strategies.
• By the end of Y11 and Y13 students will be supported with their transition into a meaningful destination

Student Entitlements Key Stage 4

Student Entitlements Year 9

• Students are encouraged to think about employability and which careers they may be interested in.
• Students start engaging with employers in their subject specialisms. • Students are encouraged to access labour market information.
• Students given access to employer partners.
• Students log into the online careers guidance platform START Careers.

Student Entitlements Year 10

• Students explore post 16 pathways and start to engage with schools, colleges and universities.
• Students will have a 1-1 careers guidance appointment to talk about their goals and aspirations.
• Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college open days and taster days with employers.
• Start to prepare a CV and find out how to apply for jobs and do mock interviews. • Students complete work experience.
• Assembly to build on work with Apprenticeships.
• Students are encouraged to access labour market information

Student Entitlements Year 11

• Students are supported with post 16 choices and encouraged to consider all their options including further study and apprenticeships.
• Students will have access to a one-to-one guidance interview with a careers advisor.
• Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college open days and taster days with employers.
• Parents will also be invited along to the above.
• Students are assisted further with CV writing and encouraged to have a completed a CV and cover letter.
• Students develop interview technique and complete a mock interview with a local employer.
• Students are kept up to date with post 16 deadlines, open evenings and careers fairs.
• Students will take part in mock interviews.
• Support will be given on results days to ensure smooth transition .
• Sessions on how to apply for an apprenticeship

Student Entitlements Key Stage 5

Student Entitlement Year 12

• Students explore post 18 pathways and transition.
• Students will engage with a range of local and national employers in their subject specialist fields.
• Students to attend careers fairs with colleges and universities.
• Students start CV and cover letter writing.
• All students will have a 1-1 careers guidance interview with a qualified careers adviser.
• Students complete 2 weeks work experience either virtually or in the workplace.
• Students will take part in mock interviews.
• Assembly on local jobs market and national options also.
• Apprenticeship awareness sessions and how to apply.
• How to apply to university, making decisions, offers and finance talks.
• Full day of progression talks including university, employment and apprenticeships.
• Students will complete a skills audit using online careers guidance platforms.
• Students to engage with Doncaster Careers Hub regarding apprenticeships and deliver a wealth of activities around searching and applying for vacancies.
• Linking curriculum to world of work

Student Entitlement Year 13

• Students are supported with post 18 choices and encouraged to look at all opportunities available and have a back-up plan.
• Students will review their careers action plan which was developed in Y12 with the careers adviser.
• Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, and university open days etc.
• Continued support with personal statements and applications to university.
• Support students' applications for jobs and apprenticeships.

For more information on Careers please contact us on:

Careers@doncasterutc.co.uk

01302 976515

Mrs Tracy Keith - ext 1003

Mrs M Agate - ext 1021