Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

CAREERS OVERVIEW

Mill Hill County High School is committed to providing all students in Years 7-13 with a programme of events and supporting activities to provide them with information and guidance about career opportunities and employment.  We are committed to meeting national and local expectations in relation to careers by working towards meeting the Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance which 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

The current careers programme is delivered through a combination of methods, including PSCHE, Form Time, subject lessons, competitions, presentations, employer visits, workshops and 1:1 sessions.  An outline of some of the Careers related activities students can expect to experience is shown in the journey below. Further experiences provided by external providers may be listed on Google Classroom. 

THE JOURNEY

YEAR 7

  • Academic mentoring Tutor-Tutee discussions

  • Assembly/ lunch time talks by external speakers

  • UNIFROG, recording achievements and competencies

  • PSCHE The National Enterprise Challenge

  • LMI (Labour Market Intelligence) widget available to parents and students on school website

  • Apprenticeship widget on school website

  • Advice to parents and students at parents evening

  • Posters in subject areas

YEAR 8

  • Academic mentoring Tutor-Tutee discussions

  • Assembly/ lunch time talks by external speakers

  • PSCHE Take Your Child to Work Day

  • UNIFROG recording achievements and competencies

  • LMI (Labour Market Intelligence) widget available to parents and students on school website

  • Apprenticeship widget on school website

  • Advice to parents and students at parents evening

  • Posters in subject areas                

YEAR 9

  • Academic mentoring Tutor-Tutee discussions

  • Assembly/ lunch time talks by external speakers

  • PSCHE Morrisby Careers psychometric tool followed by researching jobs suggested

  • Meeting people from the world of work interviews

  • UNIFROG, recording achievements and competencies

  • Options interviews

  • Careers Fair/ Options evening/ online video, options booklet with career pathways

  • LMI (Labour Market Intelligence) widget available to parents and students on school website

  • Apprenticeship widget on school website

  • Advice to parents and students at parents evening

  • Posters in subject areas

  • External events including taster days posted on Google Classroom/ Newsletter                                                  

YEAR 10

  • Academic mentoring Tutor-Tutee discussions

  • Assembly/ lunch time talks by external speakers

  • PSCHE workshop on CV writing, letters of application and interview skills in job applications

  • UNIFROG, recording achievements and competencies

  • LMI (Labour Market Intelligence) widget available to parents and students on school website

  • Apprenticeship widget on school website

  • Advice to parents and students at parents evening

  • Posters in subject areas

  • External events including taster days posted on Google Classroom/ Newsletter                  

YEAR 11

  • Academic mentoring Tutor-Tutee discussions

  • Assembly/ lunch time talks by external speakers

  • PSCHE financial awareness including rights of employers/ employees, Understanding a pay slip, taxation and National Insurance.

  • UNIFROG, recording achievements and competencies

  • One to One independent Careers advice 40 minute interviews with TRIGUIDANCE

  • LMI (Labour Market Intelligence) widget available to parents and students on school website

  • Apprenticeship widget on school website

  • Advice to parents and students at parents evening

  • Options interviews

  • College open days/ talks

  • Discussions between FT and Tutees regarding intended destinations after Y11 (recorded on Head of Careers and London Borough of Barnet September guarantee record.)

  • Final post 16 destination data

  • Posters in subject areas

  • External events including taster days posted on Google Classroom/ Newsletter

YEAR 12

  • Academic mentoring Tutor-Tutee discussions

  • Assembly/ lunch time talks by external speakers

  • PSCHE UNIFROG used to research University courses and apprenticeship opportunities

  • UNIFROG, recording achievements and competencies

  • 40 minute One to One independent Careers advice interviews can be requested

  • LMI (Labour Market Intelligence) widget available to parents and students on school website

  • Apprenticeship widget on school website

  • PSCHE Online Psychometric tool on UNIFROG introduced to students. 

  • Advice to parents and students at parents evening

  • University open days

  • University Entrance interviews

  • Posters in subject areas

  • External events including taster days posted on Google Classroom/ Newsletter

  • Discussion between FT and Tutees re intended destinations after Y12 (recorded on Head of Careers and London Borough of Barnet re September guarantee record.)

                                                          

YEAR 13

  • Tutor-Tutee discussions re UCAS/ apprenticeships/ College applications/ personal statements and references.

  • Assembly/ lunch time talks by external speakers

  • PSCHE, applications for Further Education, Higher Education and apprenticeships.

  • UNIFROG, recording achievements and competencies

  • One to One independent Careers advice 40 minute interviews with TRIGUIDANCE can be requested

  • LMI (Labour Market Intelligence) widget available to parents and students on school website

  • Apprenticeship widget on school website

  • University open days

  • University Entrance interviews

  • Students Finance talk

  • Academic mentoring Tutor-Tutee discussions recorded in planner

  • Medical day

  • University Entrance mock interviews

  • Advice to parents and students at parents evening

  • Posters in subject areas

  • External events including taster days posted on Google Classroom / Newsletter       

  • Discussion between FT and Tutees re intended destinations after Y13 (recorded on Head of Careers and London Borough of Barnet re September guarantee record.)

 

Our School guide and introduction to apprenticeships 2021

Careers related resources

Super curricular

Provider Access Policy

Skillsometer 

Skillsometer has been designed for those who are not sure what jobs they may be interested in. Users take the quiz, which requires them to reflect on a number of statements and decide what they love, are not sure about or dislike.  Once the user has completed the quiz, they are given a short list of job suggestions that are most likely to be suited to their own particular skills and interests. Each job can be explored as a description is presented together with information on pay and hours. For further information on the job, and to compare with other jobs, the user could then go to the Careerometer.

Careerometer

Careerometer is an easy way to get access to labour market information or LMI, it allows the immediate comparison of national data of up to 3 careers at a time.

Apprenticeship widget

The Apprenticeship widget allows you to see some of the current apprenticeship vacancies available.  The widget uses National Apprenticeships Service Web Service interfaces and vacancy data is refreshed every 24 hours.