At St. Peter’s we have a dedicated Futures Coordinator in school each day. Mrs Maloney works with all year groups to make sure they have the maximum amount of exposure to Industry, Employers and Further Education that we can give to our pupils.
We have introduced Career plans in Years 7 & 8 to find out what our pupils are thinking of when they leave school. This information is invaluable when we organise regular Employer led drop in sessions, which give all years the opportunity to meet with and ask questions. Also year’s 9, 10 and 11 attend Careers Fairs, Skills shows, Apprenticeship events and College days!
Our own Careers Fair takes place in October with local Colleges, Employers and Industry leaders attending. It is a fantastic way for all of our pupils to find out more about what is available to them in the future.
We also have an independent Careers Advisor in school every week, Mrs Diane Norburn; all Year 11 pupils will have at least one appointment during the first half of the year. There are also drop-in sessions at lunchtime for all other pupils.
Year 11 also have an opportunity to be interviewed for their dream job during our ‘Mock Interview’ evening. Professionals from their chosen industry interview the pupils giving them invaluable experience of a professional interview along with the opportunity to ask questions.