Career Pathways - The World of Employment

At Bruche we are committed to ensuring that all our pupils in years 1 to 6 have high quality experiences in career opportunities, and that they progress onto High school, sixth form or high quality apprenticeships after High school with clear career goals in mind.

We believe that giving our pupils the best careers education and guidance is vital to improving their motivation so that, by the time they enter year 11 in Kings Leadership Academy, Birchwood High School or Sir Thomas Boteler High School, they are much more ready to continue to follow their aspirations in the World of Employment.

All students will be entitled to a World of Work Programme that:

  • Supports the academy’s mission of enhancing the future social mobility of all students, irrespective of educational starting points, ethnicity, family background, disability or postcode by providing good quality independent careers advice and personal guidance which inspires them, meets their need and motivates them to fulfil their potential.
  • Is based on the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for good Careers Information Advice and Educational Guidance (CIAEG).
  • Inspires them to develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of future career opportunities regardless of gender, ability or social background.

Useful links

www.careersbox.co.uk – Video clips and information on a wide range of careers to raise SELF-AWARENESS of different industries.

www.icould.com – Useful for linking school subjects to different career paths. There is also a quiz called “The Buzz Test” to help young people explore their values, qualities and ASPIRATIONS for the future.

www.plotr.co.uk – A very visual website especially for younger students to help them RESPECT the world of work and different job roles.

www.apprenticeships.org.uk – Everything you need to know about apprenticeships and current vacancies to encourage SELF-AWARENESS of different jobs.

www.allaboutcareers.com – ENDEAVOUR to learn more about apprenticeships ,School Leaver Programmes and University

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Information on alternate routes after college, eg higher level apprenticeships, sponsored degrees and gap years

UCAS – A great place to start exploring subjects and Universities.

Oxplore – an online platform that lets you explore big questions in a fun and interactive way.

UNIQ – residential events and online courses for Year 12 students.

OxNet – an academically intensive course for Year 12 students.

Oxford Digital Resource Hub – lots of resources for exploring your favourite subjects, plus materials for teachers and parents.