Careers Education

Careers Education at The Castle Rock School
The Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance, (CEIAG), journey at The Castle Rock School, begins in year 7 and continues to the end of year 13 and beyond.
It is our vision that all our students leave The Castle Rock School with the skills, attitudes, qualities, behaviours and self-confidence to effectively enter either the labour market or Further Education, (FE) of their choice.
It is our duty to prepare students for the world of work, by offering them an enriched and stimulating curriculum, with opportunities that allow them to explore and develop their potential.
Careers education at The Castle Rock School, is not only weaved into our PSHE and extended curriculum but our core curriculum. This is so students can develop an understanding of how subject specialisms, combined appropriately, can lead into specific career pathways.

Our character values of perseverance, empathy, kindness, listening, independence and respect, underpin all that we do. Careers education is no exception. These values are used as a vehicle for developing students’ employability skills, thus promoting their lifelong happiness and well-being.
We believe our holistic careers strategy, is critical in ensuring our students are well equipped for the global, opaque and radically changing economy. We use the Gatsby benchmarks and continuous critical analysis, (using student voice, destination and achievement data), in order to understand how to improve this provision.
Working in partnership with the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), Leicestershire Education Business Company, (LEBC), National Citizenship Service, (NCS) and the local authority also ensures we meet the needs of all our students.

Work Experience.
Now we are on the COVID ‘road to recovery’ we are once again eager to expand our contacts with local business and enterprise.
If you know of a local business that may be eligible to accommodate work experience for our year 10 and year 12 students please contact Mr Adam Thompson (our careers strategy lead), at athompson@castlerocksch.uk

Careers Guides & Links


Careers Library


www.apprenticeships.gov.uk – apprenticeships guidance

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – comprehensive careers advice

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/skills-for-jobs/careers-advice-for-young-people-aged-16-19/jobs-and-apprenticeships – Leicestershire County Council apprenticeship opportunities

www.successatschool.org – Careers advice web platform and online careers advice

www.icould.com – Careers advice web platform with careers films and videos

www.brightknowledge.org – Careers advice web platform

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Careers advice web platform focussed on alternatives to university

www.plotr.co.uk – Careers advice web platform with a game to help explore careers

https://www.ucas.com/ – University applications and guidance

https://ideas4careers.co.uk/ careers guidance service


Parent Links

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/influencers/resources-for-parents – Resources for parents and guardians (apprenticeships.gov.uk)

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/02/Parent-Pack-February-2020.pdf  –  Parent resource pack for supporting their child in gaining an apprenticeship

http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk  –  Parental Guidance on Careers

http://www.careersadviceforparents.org  –  Careers advice for parents and young people

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/parents-resources  –  Amazing Apprenticeships ( Parents resources)


Labour Market Information

Careerometer
Use the Careerometer from labour market information, (LMI), to compare wages, working hours and predicted trends for up to three UK jobs.

How to use the Careerometer

  • Click on the this link to access the Careerometer.
  • Click in the first box to start typing the career you are interested in and select from the drop-down menu.
  • Repeat to compare your first chosen job with other jobs or the National average. Clear the cards to start again!


http://www.icould.com/  –  Labour Market information, videos, quizzes and advice 

http://www.adzuna.co.uk/  –  Local Labour Market Information

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/  –  Official labour Market statistics:  Follow https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/lep/1925185552/report.aspx specifically for Leicester and Leicestershire