Careers Advice

Careers Education at Holy Trinity is broken down into two parts.

  • Careers Education (delivered through PSHE) develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the world of work across all sectors, learning how their studies prepare them for careers and giving insight into possible directions.
  • Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) focuses on the individual student, supporting him/her in making the right choices based on his/her talents, enthusiasms and abilities.

IAG is delivered through our own expert and experienced Careers Adviser  who is available in school. The careers advisor provides 1:1 guidance interviews for Year 11 as well as drop in sessions, assemblies and attendance at parents evenings (Years 9 to 11). Contact can be made through careers@holytrc.bham.sch.uk or on 0121 772 0184

Careers Education is delivered during our PSHE programme for all Key Stage 3 and 4 students. By offering a range of lessons and events that inform and enable students to make well informed realistic decisions about their future.

These lessons include:

KS3

Decision Making – key to choosing your options or future career.
Developing my own career ideas – using a Career software Programme called KUDOS students are able to start to look at what type of career would be suitable for them.
Occupational Awareness – starting to investigate career ideas.

KS4

Moving me forward towards my goal – How do I get there? Career exploration.
Work Experience – trying it out for myself.
CV Production – ensuring you get yours in the YES pile.
How to apply – workshops showing and enabling year 11’s to apply to college or apprenticeships.

Our events include:
Industry Days – local employers come into the school to offer invaluable advice on CV’s and interview technique.
Career Event – local Sixth Forms, Colleges, Universities and Training Providers set up an information stall and provide hands on advice and answer any queries that students may have.
Career Talks – local 6th Form, Colleges and Training Providers come to take assemblies informing Year 11’s of what courses they have available.
Visits – organised visits to local provision such as Universities and employers.
Skills Show (NEC) – Students have an opportunity to visit the NEC where they get the chance to experience different careers and talk to college and universities as well as employers.
Aim Higher – selected year 10 students get to experience a residential trip to local universities.
College Taster Days – at the end of year 10 students spend time in local colleges to help them make sure that they make the right choices at the end of year 11.
Work Experience – all year 10 students spend a week on work experience to give insight into possible careers and to understand the demands of work environments.

The Careers Team at Holy Trinity are working hard to ensure your son or daughter has the best impartial careers advice and guidance that they need. Our aim to make sure your child aspires and moves on into a suitable placement for them. That placement can be at a local college or 6th form or onto the right level Apprenticeship. Or it could be to attend one of the local studio colleges or academies. Whatever they decide we aim to support their decision and help them grow.