Careers and Higher Education
We value the importance of careers education, information and guidance and believe that providing careers education plays a key role in a young person’s development.
Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is introduced to pupils through our PSHEEC programme so they are aware of the support and resources available and how to access them.
We are currently working towards the Quality in Careers Award the only national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in secondary schools and colleges. The Standard is fully aligned with the Gatsby Benchmarks for “Good Career Guidance”. The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:
- 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
At MSJ pupils have access to impartial and informed careers advice and guidance provided by a qualified Careers Advisor. Pupils can explore their career ideas and the pathways open to them through a range of activities taking place in School and at external events. Pupils can also access careers advice from a number of employers, apprenticeship providers, universities and our inspirational alumnae.
Careers activities are promoted through a dedicated channel on Microsoft Teams. Pupils are encouraged to undertake independent research supported by the resources available on the Careers and Higher Education Information Team.
Pupils in Years 11–13 have a one-to-one careers meeting arranged by the Head of Careers, in the Autumn Term. Pupils looking for additional support can arrange subsequent meetings as they wish. Pupils from Year 7 up can arrange to meet with the Head of Careers at any point through the year. Parents are most welcome to attend their daughter's careers meeting.
Students leaving MSJ Sixth Form go on to pursue a diverse range of interests with Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities popular choices.
Further Support for Students
Students looking for further support and guidance may find the follow sites of interest:
- UCAS support young people making post-16 choices, as well as those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
- Prospects help to guide students and graduates to a bright future with unrivalled information, advice and opportunities.
- Not Going to University was founded in 2008 to showcase the alternatives to the standard university route to school and college leavers.
- National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
- Apprenticeships lists the different apprenticeship opportunities available.
- Worcestershire’s Labour Market Information showcases the key industries and businesses in the different areas of Worcestershire.