#BeMoreBHASVIC Careers and Employability
All BHASVIC students receive support with their progression and career planning via the tutorial programme. In addition to this, they can access a vast array of information and self-help resources from the Careers page on our Virtual Learning Environment (BHASVLE), and can book a personalised guidance appointment with our fully-qualified and experienced Careers Advisers. During remote learning, students need to email firstname.lastname@example.org if they wish to request an appointment.
However, we know that for many of our students, their parents and carers will be the first people they turn to when considering their plans for the future. Therefore, we aim to help equip you with information and resources that will help you to guide and support them with their next steps.
The Careers Team
Careers and Employability Noticeboard - Current opportunities, including virtual workshops and work experience, webinars and apprenticeship news:
If students are on the Employability& Enterprise Tutorial Pathway they will receive regular posts through Teams with a wide range of information, resources and apprenticeship opportunities, please see some examples below:
Virtual Work Experience Opportunities
**PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE FURTHER INFORMATION & RESOURCES ON CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY AT BHASVIC**
Assistant Principal (Director of Student Services) & Careers Lead
Head of Student Experience, Careers Leader (Operational)
Wilhelmenia Etoga Ngono
Guidance Manager & Employability Lead
Careers Adviser & Widening Participation Coordinator
Careers Adviser & Personal Tutor
Careers and Work Placement Coordinator
All Careers and Employability Information, Advice and Guidance at BHASVIC falls under our “Futures Framework” strategy this is being reviewed for 2021.
BHASVIC FUTURES FRAMEWORK
CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY STRATEGY
LEARNER JOURNEY: Centralised CEIAG Calendar
Pre-enrolment: Year 10 Taster Days, Open Evenings, Schools Liaison, Interviews, Moving On Day
Sept-Oct: Individual Learning Plan
Nov: Progress Review#1
January: My Future Plans#1 (tutorial)
February: National Apprenticeship Week (tutorial)
March: Progress Review#2
March: A1-A2 Transfer & portfolio options
June: Progression Day
June/July: Progression Exam results
July: Careers Enrichment Day
Sept: Individual Learning Plan
Recovery and Portfolio Courses Begin
Sept-Dec: Applications/CVs/Personal Statements/
Oct - Dec: Life Skills
Nov: Progress Review#3
January: Futures Fair (careers event)
February-March: Professionalism and National Apprenticeship Week (tutorial)
March: Progress Review#4
March-April: Moving On (tutorial)
May: Individual Learning Plan
June: Leavers’ Event & Intended Destination and Alumni sign-up
August: Results Day
|Post-results: Help Desk, Final Destinations follow-up, Alumni Network - mentoring & buddying|
CEIAG: Futures Framework
Meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks
Gatsby Measures – for more info, please refer to p7-9 of Careers Guidance for FE & Sixth Form Colleges (October 2018)
BHASVIC is working towards meeting all the Gatsby benchmarks. In addition to general cross-college activities listed below, curriculum departments offer specific activities which are listed in their annual self-assessment report.
1) A stable careers programme – an embedded programme of careers education and guidance that is known and understood by students, teachers/tutors, governors and employers
2) Learning from career and labour market information - Every student should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information
3) Addressing the needs of each student - Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each individual. A college’s career programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout
4) Linking curriculum and learning to careers. All teachers/tutors should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of career paths
5) Encounters with employers and employees. Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes (Two meaningful encounters per year: one linked to curriculum)
6) Experience of workplaces. Every student should have first-hand experience of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and /or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks (after two years, at least one experience of workplace)
7) Encounters with further and higher education. All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace
8) Personal guidance. Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal or external, provided that they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made (every student has one careers interview by 18 in addition to one by 16)
BHASVIC progression information events provide detailed information on applications to university, via the UCAS admissions system and Student Finance England. We follow this with our Specialist Applications Information Evening, which gives specific information to those who need to apply earlier than the standard deadlines (e.g. Oxbridge and Medics students), and to those following applications processes which are not driven via UCAS (e.g. Art Foundation, Music Conservatoires and Apprenticeships).
These events are deliberately timed to prepare parents for supporting their young person through Progression Week in June and we are planning to hold the 2022 events in March and May, exact dates of college events can be found on the calendar. Please see recordings of these events listed below:
APRIL 2021 - Higher Education Information Evening
MAY 2021 - Specialist Applications Evening, please see all presentations below:
Employability & Enterprise
Employability & Enterprise at BHASVIC - Please click on the links below to see how subjects combine with career opportunities.
Information for employers and other careers advisers: If you are an employer who is able to offer work experience or is interested in contributing in other ways to our Careers and Employability Programme, please contact email@example.com. Please also use this email address if you are a Careers Adviser in another organisation and would like further information; or would like to be represented at our annual Futures Fair careers event usually held in January.
Please see: Application for Provider Access 2021 Document
- School leaver employers and professional bodies - An amazing resource that details the top companies to work for and everything about their apprentice/graduate schemes.
- Amazing Apprenticeships - previous copies also available - Parents' and Carers' Packs
- Parents' Guide To Apprenticeships - purchase required
- University Degrees v. Degree Apprenticeships (applies Y13)
- University Degree Apprenticeship Guide 2020
- The Parents Guide to Apprenticeships (Success at School)
- Apprenticeships Top 100 Employers 2020
Below is a list of careers resources that students and parents/carers may find useful.
- Barclays LifeSkills for Parents and Barclays LifeSkills Tools & Tips for Families
- Careers Advice for Parents from Youth Employment UK
- Success at School's Careers Guide for Parents
- Careermag for Parents and Carers
- I Could, National Careers Service, Milkround, Student Work Experience
- TARGET Careers and TARGET Careers Parents resources
- Target Careers: Careers in Art & Design
- The Creative Industries
- About School Leaver Programmes
- Parent Guide to a Gap Year
- The Skills Builder Universal Framework shows how to build essential skills at every stage of life
- The Parents Guide to National Careers Week
- A Parent and Supporter's Guide to University Entry with Future Learn
- Success At School - Parents Guide and Video to Work Experience
- Further resources are also available on our website for Higher Education
- A useful guide for BHASVIC early leavers: Careers Information Guide for Parents/Carers and Early Leavers and Careers Information Guide with Links.
- A useful list of Apprenticeship providers and schemes for those leaving after the first year: Apprenticeship Providers.
- List of Local Colleges and Contacts for those leaving after the first year.