Careers

Careers Information Ancora House School/Hub

Our school is committed to working under ‘The Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Benchmarks’

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

The CEIAG programme will be individualised to the students. Where appropriate, some aspects of the programme will be delivered in small groups.

The careers programme will be delivered in a range of ways: one to one guidance interviews, small group sessions, guest speakers from different career fields, through supported visits to colleges, training providers and other local providers, they may also be supported to attend career fairs in their local area. Students will be supported to use online resources. Ancora House School/Hub will endeavour to gain continued support for the student’s CEIAG when they are discharged from our unit.

The CEIAG programme aims to:

  • Develop students understanding of their own skill and abilities
  • Look at students strengths and weaknesses
  • Help to develop decision making skills
  • Assist the understanding of the pathways open after year 11 and beyond
  • Provide employability skills like CVs, interview skills and support with producing personal statements
  • Offer support to access useful websites and online tools
  • Where appropriate, give relevant CEIAG information to parents/carers

 

Some Useful Career Websites

www.nationalcareersservice@direct.gov.uk

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

www.doit.org                         (volunteering opportunities)

www.princes-trust.org.uk

www.brightsidetrust.org

www.stem.org.uk                 (Science and Mathematical careers)

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

 

The sites below can help you to look into different careers and can help to give you some career direction ideas.

www.plotr.co.uk    

www.jobzoo.co.uk

www.career-test.co.uk

www.icould.com

www.careerpilot.org

 

Post 18 Specific

www.ucas.com

www.university.which.co.uk

www.intouniversity.org

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

Ancora House School, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ

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