Supporting progression employment and apprenticeships Nigel Fisher Guidance and Student Services at BHASVIC We help students to consider all of their progression options and help them to prepare Student Services Open to all students • Careers fair in October • Gap Year week • “Opportunities for you” - promoted through bulletin, VLE and Facebook page • “Engineering Week” in March • Careers interviews – students can book • CV workshops • Work experience coordination • Organising visitors – eg SIGTA in College last week Progression options tutorials • Students who want to progress into work or apprenticeships can opt into these tutor groups for year 2 • Programme looking at options • This includes Higher Education (University) • Includes employer links (Navigators and General and Virgin Holidays) • (Students whose preference is HE will focus on UCAS until after Christmas) Progression options tutorials Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Planning ahead • Careers planning • Routes to employment and apprenticeships • Personal statements • CVs • Skills identification • What employers want • Different kinds of employment Preparing and applying • Investigating jobs • Further study/other FE interviews • Volunteering Progression options tutorials Jan Feb Feb Mar Independence Exams • • • • • • • • • Money, tax Employment law Late UCAS Navigators and General - interviews Applications Covering letters Psychometric tests One tone meetings Virgin Holidays/Virgin Atlantic Progression options tutorials Apr May Jun Jul Exams • gap years • working abroad revision gap year fair • progression coaching and tracking No tutorials • Progression tracking Tracking Leavers' Event National Careers website https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk • We direct students to this website Skills CVs Action planning Jobs and careers Careers and next steps on VLE • Our VLE has lots of relevant links What is an apprenticeship? • Apprentice • Employer • Training provider eg former BHASVIC student eg Virgin Holidays eg SIGTA, City College, DV8 • Normally last from 1 to 3 years • Apprentices are paid – often more than minimum Promoting apprenticeships • Links with training providers • Visits from City Skills and Jobs • National Apprenticeships Service and Apprenticeships in Sussex • Opportunities advertised on VLE • Information and guidance on VLE • Events eg Brighton Racecourse July 13 Levels of apprenticeships Some students leaving sixth form will start at this level 1. Intermediate Apprenticeship If you are new to a role then you will start here and learn all the aspects of the job But some can start at this level 2. Advanced Apprenticeship If you have been working in the area for a while or have done some qualifications in that area you can then move to advanced. Usually it is a supervisory role. 3. Higher Apprenticeship This is then the equivalent to the first year at university Progress in to work or go to University How do I get one? Lots of ways to get started! • national apprenticeships website www.apprenticeships.org.uk • apprenticeships in Sussex website www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.com • Contact training providers direct • Drop into City Skills and Jobs (near Clock Tower) • Arrange a Careers interview at BHASVIC When do I start planning? • Any time from 16 years old • Students can start after year 1 with AS levels or equivalent • Student can start after year 2 with A levels or equivalent • Start researching now • Make relevant contacts sooner rather than later • Thank you for listening • Any questions?