Every student at Uppingham Community College can expect to receive a wide range of careers advice and guidance during their time studying with us. Information and advice is provided for GCSE options and post-16 destinations, as well as a variety of events intended to open up many different future career pathways. The Personal Development Education curriculum has a dedicated strand covering Careers and Financial Capability so you will study one topic from this for 6 weeks every year. You will also have access to an experienced Careers Adviser for 1:1 guidance during your time in school and a personalised START profile which will help to match your skills and interests to a large database of employment areas and specific jobs. You will also complete a two week work experience placement during the summer term of year 10.
On the Resources page you will also see various websites and resources you can use to help you further your research into career and post-16 options.
If you require further information please speak to Mrs Duffy in school.
Year 10 and 11 taster sessions
The University of Leicester are running some taster sessions that will be delivered online after school, by an academic and a current undergraduate student. The session will be made up of a taster lecture, followed by a current student sharing why they chose the course at university, and their experiences so far. Students can find more information and/or book to attend by visiting our website here. Please click on the link below:
Taster sessions: https://le.ac.uk/study/undergraduates/taster-days
Apprenticeships have changed a lot in recent years and cover a vast range of careers.
Watch this video to learn more about Apprenticeships and look through the student activity pack to access real life examples and straight forward tips on getting started.
Watch this video to find out more about real life apprentices
Have a go at this quiz to see what sort of apprentice you could be
On Tuesday 9th February at 11.10 there will be a live assembly where you can hear more about apprenticeships. Register here and watch in your own time if it clashes with a live lesson: https://www.bigassembly.org/