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Careers Advice & Experience

Please find information below in relation to Careers Advice and Work Experience.

College Courses

Local colleges are still taking applications for September starts. The process beyond your application will vary from one college to another, however one college is planning telephone interviews while others may just rely on your application form. On some application forms they ask you to say why you would like to study the chosen subject. This is your opportunity to promote yourself to a college tutor and tell them about your interest and experience in the subject.

Apprenticeships

Some pupils may still need to consider a back up plan for September. There is obviously a lot of uncertainty in local businesses and employers may have to make some difficult decisions about how many staff they can afford to employ. If you have been offered an apprenticeship I would strongly recommend making an application to a college just in case the apprenticeship offer is cancelled or postponed.

Would you like some more help?

I am available to talk to pupils and parents if you would like some more help with your future plans. Please email cbrewster@princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk and I will help via email or a phone call to a parent.

Mr Brewster MCDI
Careers Adviser
Prince Henry’s High School

13th May 2020

6th May 2020
Summer Internships in STEM-Related Careers

We are delighted to offer STEM-related Summer Internships in 7 different industries ‘Live & Online’ throughout July and August, which students aged 15-18 can register for now. More information here

29th April 2020
Check out Eduvate’s virtual careers fair which hosts a range of podcasts and interviews from employers and universities. Hear from employers directly what they are looking for in an ideal candidate, and explore career avenues you may not know even know existed!

6th April 2020
Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Children First are launching a Pre-apprenticeship Programme (Traineeship) in September 2020 for young people aged 16-18 years who are predicted to achieve/have achieved Grade 3 or above English & Maths GCSEs.  This is an education and training programme which incorporates work experience, preparing young people for their future career by helping them to become ‘work ready’.  Primarily aimed at those who aspire to an Apprenticeship but need some additional short-term support to realise their ambition.  The programme will provide young people with valuable skills and experience and a nationally recognised Employability qualification, together with improved English and Maths skills.  The programme is 21 hours per week for 26 weeks and is designed to develop generic employability skills (administration/information, communication, technology/customer service) in a Council/ Worcestershire Children First work experience placement that will enhance their future applications for an Apprenticeship or employment in any occupational area they choose to pursue next. They will also be guaranteed an interview for a Council Apprenticeship at the end of their Traineeship. Traineeships are non-trade related and unpaid, but young people may be entitled to a Bursary Payment to cover travel and meals. The programme is full-time and so will enable some household child benefits to continue.

This programme would also be available to pupils who have or are considering, leaving 6th form and pursuing a vocational route.

Traineeship Placement Description
Application Form

2nd April 2020
STEM Career Experiences
The ‘Live & Online’ Series This Spring
For details – Click Here

31st March 2020
Work Experience Cancelled – Letter to Parents