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Careers information and guidance

Careers Inc Website

Click here to visit the Holmfirth High School area of the the CareersInc website.

Careers Support Structure

School Careers Advisers

Paul Harrison and Catherine Singleton

Careers Inc Careers Advisers

 

School Careers Leader

Mr Ryan Blezard

Tel: 01484 691460

Email: r.blezard@holmfirthhigh.co.uk

School governor overseeing careers

Andrew Waldron

Sophie Collins

Enterprise Coordinator

The Enterprise Coordinator (EC) will sit at the heart of a local cluster system to help schools and colleges improve their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work.

Working closely with the Skills Lead, the EC will ensure the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is embedded into the Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) skills strategy and make it easier for employers and the self-employed to engage with schools and colleges. Through establishing the local and national contexts the EC will focus everyone’s efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people.

Richard Paxman

Enterprise Adviser

Supported by an Enterprise Coordinator(EC), the Enterprise Adviser(EA) will work closely with the senior leadership team of a specific school or college to:

• Support the development of a whole school strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement

• Provide access to their local business networks

• Help schools and colleges to focus efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people

Careers Program:

Year 7

  • Tutorial Programme aims to help students to understand more about themselves (self-development) as part of their induction program
  • All students are encouraged to participate inExtra Curricular Activities
  • All students have a careers library introduction.
  • All pupil premium students interviewed on an individual basis to generate an action plan for their development.
  • Have a least 2 meaningful encounters with an employer.
  • Participate in STEM and Fair Trade events as part of the schools Ace Days

Year 8

  • Tutorial Programmetutor mentoring to support students with their careers based skills.
  • All students are encouraged to participate inExtra Curricular Activities
  • Have a least 2 meaningful encounters with an employer.

Year 9

  • Tutorial Programmeaim to help students to understand more about themselves, find out about careers and the world of work, and help them to plan for their future.
  • All students have a 1:1 meeting with form tutors to discuss options.
  • All students have access to if they wish impartial careers advice and guidance and 1:1 careers coaching to support them for their GCSE preferences.
  • Have a least 2 meaningful encounters with an employer.
  • All students are encouraged to participate inExtra Curricular Activities
  • All students participate in a careers day as part of the schools Ace Day program
  • All students given the opportunity to participate in the apprenticeship fair.
  • All students complete a program of work related learning covering careers and finance management.
  • Students will have the opportunity to do subject tasters in Hair & Beauty & Motor Vehicle.
  • All students are given the opportunity to complete the Sports Leaders Level 1 Qualification.

Year 10

  • Tutorial Programmeaims to help students with writing a CV, preparing for interviews, and completing application forms;
  • All students complete one week Work Experience.
  • All students attend Work Experience Assemblies.
  • College Visits: In 2018 students visited Greenhead College, Huddersfield New College & Kirklees College.
  • University visits: In 2018 students visited Huddersfield University, Sheffield University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Leeds & Edge Hill University.
  • All students complete the ‘Plans after Yr11 questionnaire’
  • All students have the opportunity to sign up to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) program.
  • All students given the opportunity to participate in the apprenticeship fair.
  • All students are encouraged to participate inExtra Curricular Activities

Year 11

  • Tutorial Programme aim to help students to identify a range of post-16 pathways to make informed choices about their future; complete application forms, writing a CV and personal statement; prepare for interviews.
  • Drop in sessions are open to all students with careers advisors.
  • All students will gain support in college applications as part of the GCSE Strategy.
  • All students attend Careers Assemblies.
  • All students attend College assemblies: 2018, Greenhead College, Huddersfield New College, Kirklees College, Shelley College & The Creative & Media School.
  • Students encouraged to attend the apprenticeship fair at the John Smith’s Stadium.
  • All students have access to support on and after GCSE results day.
  • All students are encouraged to participate inExtra Curricular Activities

Parents & Carers

At Holmfirth High School, we work closely with parents and carers to support their children to make informed career choices. Parents and carers are encouraged to attend the careers events and parents evenings.  Using our website, newsletters we promote events to parents and Parents and carers are always welcome to contact the Careers Coordinator, Mr Blezard (01484 691460) to seek advice and ask any questions they might have regarding careers pathways.

Work Experience

Work Experience is always important, especially now in our current economic climate.  Therefore, gaining more work related experience is likely to give you an advantage in the labour market by the time students leave full-time education.

It is a placement with an employer for a period of one week in year 10, where students will learn about a particular job and life in a work place. While students are working there they will be able to find out about the types of skills employers look for when they are contracting someone for a vacant job.

This opportunity also gives you the chance to develop communication skills and self confidence.

It is always rewarding to hear of success stories from employers.  In particular some of our employers have had such good experiences with students they offer them part-time jobs which may lead to full-time employment.

Apart from work experience, it is also possible to do some voluntary work if you join the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Year 10.

Work Experience

Click here for more information about Work Experience at Holmfirth High School.