Sponne School is committed to providing a stable careers programme that is embedded in our PSHE curriculum and tutorial programme. We have a named Careers lead (Lisa Bhakta- Assistant Headteacher) who is a member of the senior leadership team and our PSHE co-ordinator (Mrs A Warner - OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development) has responsibility for the delivery of the careers provision across the school. We work with external providers such as Prospects for independent careers advice and guidance and 1-1 interviews. Proactive Education helps us to deliver an established work experience for our year 10 students and students have another opportunity for work placements during year 12. Careers events are also provided for alongside this and students are given the academic and pastoral support needed for them to reach their full potential. Student voice is a key component to reviewing our provision and this allows pupils the opportunities to become central to developing our CEIAG programme.
We were accredited with the Careers Standard revalidation award, provided by Career Mark in January 2018 with them recognising that “The CEIAG programme is most certainly impacting on students. They are clearly developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to effectively manage their careers journeys. Students value CEAIG and know its importance in their future lives. It is not seen as an add-on activity but a key part of their education.”
For more details of the Careers curriculum in PSHE lessons, please follow this Link
Future Magazine Volume 2
Racing Point F1 Apprenticeship
The Racing Point Formula 1 Team (who will be come the Aston Martin F1 Team next year) are recruiting for 2 Apprenticeships. Applicants can apply from age 16 and the closing date is 1st November. One day a week will be spent at Milton Keynes College, with the remainder at Silverstone. Realistically, candidates will need to have their own transport as public transport routes are pretty poor. Full details can be found at the following links:
IT Support Apprentice (Level 3 IT Infrastructure Apprenticeship Standard (Advanced)): https://www.racingpointf1.com/careers/it-support-apprentice-bwt-racing-point-f1-team
IT Administration Apprentice (Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard (Advanced)): https://www.racingpointf1.com/careers/it-administration-apprentice-bwt-racing-point-f1-team
IBM Careers - At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate.
Medic Mentor Awards Programme - The Awards Programme is for Year 10-13 students who want to become Doctors, Dentists and Vets. Students who acheive their Gold Award will be considered for a £12,000 University Scholarship
Pearson Degree Apprenticeship - This is an exciting role, where you'll work on a wide range of projects, gaining valuable experience in the real-world of work. - Sign up for vacancy alerts
We’d love for you to join our next Virtual Open Day on Saturday 24th October.
The Best of Both Worlds - Bestofbothworlds Apprenticeship site is the go to place to find out about NHS Apprenticeships in Northamptonshire.
Success at School - Explore our Career Zones to find out all about the different jobs you can do, what to study and how to get there, whether you're planning to leave school or heading to college or uni.
Success at School careers in rail - Click Here
Screen Skills - kickstarting careers in film and tv with the screenskills apprenticeship programme.
Network Rail - Apprenticeship schemes from Network Rail. From finance to technical surveyor
The Audi Apprenticeship Programme - With an Audi apprenticeship you’ll be trained by experts to get the life and technical skills you need to succeed.
Nestlé Academy - The Nestlé Academy is dedicated to the recruitment and development of entry level employees across Nestlé’s different businesses.
UK University & Apprenticeship Search - We know it's difficult to get the answers you need from universities, colleges and apprenticeships right now, so we've created webinars especially for you. Every Wednesday at 12pm, we are hosting a free, live webinar with experts from across the country. They will be there to give you advice, to talk you through how to make decisions in the next few months, and to answer your questions. We'll be exploring how to Choose a University, UCAS Applications, Student Finance, Taking an Apprenticeship and Life at University.
Virgin Media - Our Apprenticeship Schemes have been designed to develop your talent with a structured programme that gives you the opportunity to:
• Learn job-specific and transferrable skills
• Receive support from experienced mentors
• Study towards a nationally recognised qualification
• Earn a competitive salary with excellent benefits
• Increase your chances of full-time employment
** Remember to mention Vicky Foskett on the application, this will ensure it's endorsed by a member of VM staff! **
GOV.UK - Find an apprenticeship.
The University of Law
Open days and events - In light of the current situation we have moved our events online to make sure you don’t miss out. These events will run online until further notice, so please keep an eye on our website for more information. You’ll be able to talk to our tutors, students and career advisors to find out why our graduates have enviable employability rates. Whether you are thinking about undergraduate or postgraduate study, we have a range of ways for you to get to know the University. Click Here to find out more information.
Are you interested in a career in law? Follow this link to find out about virtual opportunities coming up this year: https://www.lawcareers.
Calling Yr10 students
A message from Moulton College
I appreciate that this is a very troubling time and you might be concerned about your application to join us in September.
Although the government has announced that exams will not be going ahead this summer we want to assure you that we are committed to ensuring that all students who have applied to join us this year will be able to do so. Once the situation about how grades will be awarded is clearer we will be in contact again to explain what happens next but if you have had your interview and offer letter please be assured that you have a secure place. If you have yet to have an interview our Student Services Team will be contacting you to arrange an interview by telephone so that we can keep your application moving forwards.
If you have any queries about your application please do not hesitate to get in touch either through email () or by telephone 01604 491131.
Principal & CEO
Links to websites
Please see below for relevant Careers related websites that can provide further guidance:
Paragon Skills - A national apprenticeship training provider with a Grade 2 Good Ofsted rating. They offer a wide selection of programmes across many sectors and help thousands of people to successfully start or further their career every year, with many well-known employers across the UK. Register for our Virtual Open Day - Click Here
My Way In - Making your job work for you
Interview Prep - Be Prepared
Property Needs You - Resource Centre
Rethink Retail - Learn more about the future of retail careers
Study Higher - Video Resources
https://chas.careersoft.co.uk/jed/Login.aspx (check your google classroom for the login code)
Careers in Engineering - Click Here
Book an open day at falmouth.ac.uk/experience/open-days
First off, meet Bejay, Mia and Callum
Bejay is a 24 year old Entrepreneur from East London. His career story started at just 14 years of age by starting a lemonade stand in his school playground.
Mia is an 18 year old Campaign Planner at HomeServe in Walsall. She spent her whole life wanting a career in musical theatre, but changed her mind in Year 13. She tells us how she resisted the automatic option to go to university by trying out work experience – a decision which has changed her career for the better.
Callum is a 21 year old Claims Handler at Aviva in Norwich. Despite struggling with lessons at school, Callum shares his insight about how his love of people and socialising led him to a brilliant career.
Bejay, Mia and Callum are telling you their own story – and with that, we hope that these stories inspire and reassure young people like them within your cohorts about the world of work.
Careers & Employability Handbook
CLICK HERE - This book covers the entire career journey, from making education and career choices, to preparing candidates for going through the entire recruitment process and ultimately helping them settle in the workplace.
Study & Careers Magazine - Secondary & Sixth Form Edition February 2020
CLICK HERE - Exclusive Secondary & Sixth Form educational and careers magazine. Packed with tips and advice to help you excel in your studies and career.
An ex Sponne School pupil who was born in the town, and moved back when I left the Army.
I have four children aged 9, 6, 5 and 3 so am aware of the challenges that parents and pupils are facing.
My interest in becoming an Enterprise Adviser began when I was invited to attend a couple of student workshops at Sponne and as an ex pupil I felt I wanted to give something back to the school.
I have a varied employment history which has exposed me to a wide range of sectors and business types. I have operated at all levels and now run my own successful company which continues to grow.
Working with the careers lead I will be using my business contact to engage with the students to ensure they gain the widest exposure to the opportunities available to them when they leave secondary education.