Careers - Future Finders

What is Future Finders?

Future Finders is our brand new programme of career's advice and education. Its aim is to ensure that all students at St. George's are prepared for life after school. This includes developing key professional skills and providing information on careers and work experience opportunities.

How can I get involved in Future Finders?

Students

  • Attend our Thursday Future Finder's lunch club in S9 to hear from a range of professionals.
  • Use the Future Finder's website to read up on careers and find exciting career's opportunities.
  • Ask your form tutors, subject teachers and Future Finders Team for help and guidance for your career.

Parents

  • Encourage your child to use the Future Finders website, attend the Thursday Future Finders Club and apply for work experience.
  • Look through our 'Careers Resources' page.
  • We are always looking for visitors to come to our Thursday Future Finders Club. If you can sacrifice half an hour to help student understand more about your career please contact Ms Hadden (v.hadden@stgeorgesrc.org) for more information and to organise a visit.

Overview of Careers Education at St George's

Drawing on the Gatsby Benchmarks, the aims of the St. George’s Careers programme is to provide:

  1. A cohesive and cross-curricular careers programme that works towards meeting all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks by 2020. 
  2. A series of events during Careers week in March 2019 as well as an 8th of the Month programme which will raise the profile of careers education across the school.
  3. To give pupils the opportunity to meet a range of different employers by holding a weekly Careers club called Future Finders during lunch times.
  4. To educate pupils on the use of up to date labour market information. 
  5. A plan for the reintroduction of work experience in Year 10 
  6. Opportunities for pupils in every year group to have encounters with personnel from further and higher education.
  7. Personal guidance from a qualified, independent and impartial careers advisor for students in KS4 and KS5.
  8. A programme which is evaluated every year taking into account the views of staff, key stakeholders, parents and students.
     

We aspire to present information to our pupils in an objective and impartial manner, highlighting the full-range of education and training options including apprenticeships and technical education routes.   

Providers wishing to present at the school should contact Miss V Hadden for discussion. Telephone 0207 328 0904 email on v.hadden@stgeorgesrc.org 

The Future Finders Team

Please come and speak to us if you have any questions on careers.

Progression 2017-18

  • Last year 74% of Year 11 progressed to the Sixth Form
  • 26% of Year 11 went on to Further Education with other providers
  • 91% of Year 13 went to University
  • 1% of Year 13 went on to employment/training/apprenticeships
  • 8% percent of Year 13 - destination unknown/ gap year.  

A summary of the careers programme planned for the current year is given below:

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7

8th of the Month

Professional skills workshop (small groups)

8th of the Month

Life Skills Assemblies

8th of the Month

Enterprise Day

Year 8 8th of the Month

8th of the Month

Life Skills Assemblies

8th of the Month

Options Interviews

Year 9

8th of the Month

Speed networking event

8th of the Month

Alumni Panel

8th of the Month

Mock Assessment Centre

Year 10

8th of the Month

Small group experiences of the workplace

8th of the Month

Small group experiences of the workplace

8th of the Month

Small group experiences of the workplace

Year 11

8th of the Month

Expectations Evening

Careers Interviews

Skills London

8th of the Month

Careers Interviews

Post-16 Evening

8th of the Month

Options Interviews

Year 12

8th of the Month

Expectations Evening

CV and Interview Workshop

What Careers Live?

Skills London

8th of the Month

Careers Interviews

Post-18 options assemblies

8th of the Month

Careers Interviews

University Open Days

Year 13

8th of the Month

UCAS Applications

8th of the Month  8th of the Month

 

Other Key Figures

  • Ms Ling - Acting Assistant Headteacher- Head of Year Sixth Form
  • Mr Morgan - Head of English and Lead Sixth Form Tutor - manages UCAS applications
  • Ms Barnes - Organise University Taster Day visits to Brunel University and the University of Sussex
    Access Project Co-ordinator 

St George's Catholic School are fortunate to have a number of programmes and partnerships with universities and employers offering work experience, employability sessions, university taster days and tutoring.

Future Finders are keen to arrange even more business partnerships and university prorgrammes so if you think your organisation might be able to help please contact Ms Hadden at v.hadden@stgeorgesrc.org.

Below are details of some of our current partnerships and programmes.

Business Partners

GoldmanGoldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm.

So far St George's has benefitted from a number of CPD opportunities from Goldman Sachs.

After Easter, there will be an exciting opportunity for students from 10M and 10T to apply for a 2 day programme with Goldman Sachs on building management for further information and application forms see Ms Hadden.

University Programmes

Uni of SussexOrganised by Ms Sozzi and Ms Barnes students are invited to hear from undergraduates about the courses on offer, receive expert advice on finance and applications and tour the facilities.

A top-20 UK university, the University of Sussex is a research university with over 500 undergraduate and post-graduate courses taught by world-class leading academics.

Ms Barnes and Ms Sozzi currently organise campus visits and ‘taster days’ for Years 8, 9 and 12. There are also some students who are part of their New Generation Scholars Programme. Sussex University has also delivered a UCAS day for Year 12.

Not sure about what career you want to do or just want to find out more about different pathways and careers? See below for a range of resources and guides for staff and students.

PlotrPlotr is a careers guidance website which also includes a tool to help match your interests to a careers. Set up an account to save your searches and set up alerts. To use Plotr click HERE.

  

 

1616 Personalities - Take our Personality Test and get a 'freakishly accurate' description of who you are and why you do things the way you do. To take the quiz click HERE.

icouldicould provides a while host of career related videos to give you a first hand view of jobs and career options. To use icould click HERE.

 

Career Shift

Careershifters - Learn how to match your personality to your career HERE.

 

LMIThis website allows you to search different careers using labour market information - allowing you to see how many opportunities there are for particular careers and how much need there will be for those jobs in years to come! To use this tool click HERE.