Careers and Employability
Inspiring students and supporting their aspirations is important to us at Crispin. To find out further about this support please read on below or open up our careers plan.
Below are the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as outlined by the Government in April 2018 that we will be working towards to ensure our students are well equipped and prepared for a work situation.
Setting goals and starting to think about the future is incredibly important in supporting your current progress and success. Start researching a range of different educational routes and careers now. iCould is a great resource where you can take a buzz quiz to discover your strengths and areas to develop and research a range of careers linked to all of your subjects.
If you want to find out more, log in to your Grofar account and click on the resources area. Here you will find links to all our local education providers and more amazing careers websites for you to look at.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your career/education routes send a message on Teams to either Mrs R. Jarrett (Employability coordinator) or Sacha Creed (Careers advisor).
Careerometer: A tool to compare jobs
Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs in regards to salary, working hours, and skill required.
Click on the dotted square.
Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add a second for comparison.
We provide a series of careers events ranging from information sessions, workshops, and PHSE lessons to guide students throughout all stages of their education. Some of the events we have held, or are planning to hold, include:
- PSHE lesson; Every year group from 7-11 have lessons based around future careers and employability skills such as; Year 9 investigate a range of careers and Year 10 look at writing CVs and covering letters which leads into a Mock Interview Day run by local employers,
- Year 9 Careers Fair visit,
- Year 10 Alumni Careers events,
- Year 9 Future First event to work with our alumni to raise aspirations of our students,
- Visits to, or from, local businesses and organisations to inspire and allow students to consider a range of career options,
- An Apprenticeship Information Evening for the students and parents of Years 10 and 11,
- Year 7 visit to Bridgwater College,
- Careers workshop day in preparation for their options, where students get to try out a range of careers finding out what skills and subjects various industries are looking for.
All careers and enrichment activities that students attend are logged onto our careers platform, Grofar, so that students are able to build up their own CV of skills and accomplishments to look at and evaluate.
In Years 10 and 11, students also have an appointment with Mrs Creed, an independent and impartial careers adviser, who comes into school twice a week. We provide additional careers meetings for our Pupil Premium students. Students in other years can request an appointment with her by speaking to their tutor.
All year 10 students are also provided with the opportunity to complete a week’s work experience in July. Students are supported to find their placements by accessing a database of local employers that have offered placements previously, alternately students are free to seek a placement through their own contacts. All placements are assessed for their suitability and contacted prior to the week’s experience. Students keep a detailed log during their week, which encourages them to reflect on the array of new skills they are developing.
N.B.: All events will continue to be under review this year, in continued response to the impact of Covid-19, we will endeavour to return to all face-to-face events where possible, however, we will continue to make use of the advancements in remote access to ensure students have the widest range of opportunities.
Any queries regarding careers event or work experience please contact Mrs Jarrett, Employability Coordinator via email@example.com
Students accessing relevant and up to date employer information is highly important to us, as is the influence that both local and national organisations can have on the career development, aspirations and character building on our students. If you feel you can offer any support to us then please click on the link below and select the areas you feel you could offer your services to.
Last Updated: September 2021