Careers Programme

The Careers Programme is designed to meet the needs of all students. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development. Our students Careers journey is summarised below: Year 7 through to Year 13.

Core Careers Activity Summary of Programme

 

Year Group Letter Topic Platform  Programme Summary
Year 7 C 

Can I be …?

START  There is a career for everyone – what can I be workshop - the Dream, job families, speaker(s).
Year 8 A

Aspire

START There is a career for everyone – what can I be workshop - the Dream, job families, speaker(s).
Year 9 R

Research

START Research jobs. What are employability skills? Speed Networking (210 students - 30+ employers).
Year 10 E

Explore

Unifrog Explore pathways and how to get there. STEM Activity (120) and Jack Petchey Speak Out (90).Explore Sixth Form, interview, subjects, options, qualifications and careers.

Year 11
E

Expand

Unifrog Expand knowledge of your skills, your future options, careers available. My Future Conference,1 to 1 interview, CV, Work experience
Year 12 R

Research

Unifrog  Research your future options and opportunities. Networking with Employers, UCAS Fair and University Taster Days, HE options, Oxbridge, Medical, Aspirations programme. Work Shadowing.
Year 13 S

Start your journey

Unifrog Start the journey - from applying all you have learnt to choose your next steps after school. UCAS, Apprenticeships & School Leaver Programmes, Gap Year, Portfolio Planning, 1-to-1 Careers Interviews, Presentations.

Employer engagement - Work Experience and Work Shadowing

We value our students experiencing the world of work and recognise the importance of young people engaging with employers. This includes work experience in Year 11, work shadowing in Year 12. For all year groups there are career talks - Lunch and Learn every 6 weeks, mock interviews, industry visits, assemblies and tutor group activities. If you could support student learning or help with work placements please contact the Careers Lead – marion.lyons@uhsw.com

Labour Market Information

Labour market information (LMI) is information about what is happening in a labour market. It focuses on; who is buying labour - which industries are growing and declining (labour demand);  what kind of labour they are buying - types and levels of jobs (labour demand);  what sort of labour is available - numbers, skill and qualification levels (labour supply) (www.warwick.ac.uk).

www.careerslondon.org/LMI-London

This page is your go to place for the latest Labour Market Information for all areas of London. The LMI is divided into sectors.

www.lmiforall.org.uk

LMI for All is an online data portal, developed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and currently funded by the Department for Education, which brings together existing national sources of high quality labour market information (LMI) that can inform people’s choices about their careers. After successfully completing its pilot stage, LMI for All has been given full project status.

Careers Evaluation

All careers events and activities have student evaluations completed and impact measured and reviewed regularly.

Review Date of Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG).

November 2019

For any further inquires please contact

Careers Lead

Ms Marion Lyons

0203 908 3131
marion.lyons@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk 

Careers Advisor (KS3 & KS4)

Ms Shirley Ward 

0203 908 3172
shirley.ward@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk 

Sixth Form Careers Advisor

Ms Lorraine Petheram

0203 908 3171
lorraine.petheram@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

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