Careers Information

Mrs Bryony Lindley

Careers are a big focus at The Bridge as we want every student to be fully prepared for life after school. We provide quality careers education, advice and guidance to help develop our students’ values, skills and behaviours. Our careers programme is subject to ongoing monitoring and evaluation and is mapped to the Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance which include:

1. A stable careers programme

2. Learning from career and labour market information

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

5. Encounters with employers and employees

6. Experiences of workplaces

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal guidance

We provide our students with opportunities to visit workplaces and regularly take students to view appropriate courses at local colleges to give them a taste of further education.

In Year 11 particularly, students have regular meetings with our Careers Advisor who offers guidance to students and works with them to create personalised Careers Action Plans.

We work closely with Pilot IMS who come into the centre to run the government funded Positive Directions course. This course is offered to students aged 15 and above and is focussed on employability skills and personal development. This course also provides opportunities for work experience and can lead to apprenticeships and college courses at the end of Year 11.

Gatsby Benchmark at Bridge

A stable careers programme

Learning from career and labour market information

Addressing the needs of each pupil

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Encounters with employers and employees

Experiences of workplaces

Encounters with further and higher education

Personal guidance

Examples

Curriculum

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PSHE within curriculum time and covers destinations and careers

Assemblies carried out by staff

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x

 

College, Higher education, Types of work and jobs assemblies

Assemblies carried out by external providers

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

RAF, Army and Fire service

Careers advisor from entrust

 

 

x

 

 

 

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x

Lisa Taylor

Work experience – long term placement

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x

x

x

 

x

Bespoke experiences and pre-apprenticeship courses from external provider

Work experience one off visits

 

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

Bespoke packages

Mentoring time – one to one and small group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal training

Nurture group/

Launchyourcareer online programme

External visits to colleges.

 

 

 

x

 

 

x

 

Lichfield Campus College

Birmingham museums careers fair

From year 7 to year 11 Bridge provides consistent and focussed support to students around destinations and careers for higher education and employment. This happens within the curriculum, through wider opportunities, visits and external agencies.  The Bridge also employs a dedicated careers advisor through entrust who supports both employment and higher education opportunities. The Bridge also carries out a variety of visits to higher education site and fairs including Walsall College, Tamworth College and careers fair at Drayton Manor. Finally, all students access an online programme ‘making learning work’, which provides an individual assessment and personalised advice around careers, courses and apprenticeships.

 

 

 

Please be advised that our Careers Advisor, Lisa Taylor can be contacted on  07921 277410 or lisa.taylor@entrust-ed.co.uk

She is available to speak to Year 11 Bridge Parents/Students Monday-Thursday 09:30 am - 16:30 pm

 

UPCOMING EVENT - Hosted by ENTRUST CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY SERIVICE

Support for PRU Leavers this Summer and the impact of Coronavirus

 

Please see below a link to a webinar hosted by Entrust Skills and Employability Service on the impact of Covid-19 on Education and Young People and Post 16 Options. 

The event is being managed through Eventbrite, and you will need to register for it by following the link below:-

 

The webinar will take place

1st February 2021

10:30-11:30

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/support-for-pru-leavers-this-summer-and-the-impact-of-coronavirus-registration-135705395491?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

 

 

 

This webpage is a brilliant resource geared towards building skills for careers with a downloadable ios app.

"Get prepared for life after education with our virtual mentorship, workshops and online activities.  Join live sessions via the calendar or catch up on archived events.  It's time to take the next step."

This webpage shows you a selection of very well known companies and familiar brands that employ apprentices.

or search for what's next for you at Local Colleges and Further Educational Settings.

            

College Courses

  

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