Resources for Students
Careers Information for Students
It is important to start thinking about your future as soon as you can to help explore all the options and opportunities available to you. There is lots of support available, so it is really important to make the most of the careers programme and provision here at Trinity.
As a starting point, you might want to start to consider questions such as;
- What subjects do you enjoy at school?
- What are your strengths?
- What skills do you think you have?
- What do you like doing when you are not in school?
- Are there any jobs that currently interest you? Do you know what qualifications these require?
- How can you improve your chances of gaining future employment?
At Trinity School you will be given careers support throughout your school journey from Year 7 to Year 13. This will include a range of activities to ensure that you gain impartial and independent advice. Examples of these activities are below;
- Individual careers appointments with a L6 Careers Adviser.
- Support in helping to make decisions with option choices and Post 16 choices.
- Meetings with local employers to learn more about the work place.
- Opportunities to meet with apprenticeship and other education providers.
- Opportunities to participate in work experience and work shadowing.
Work Experience and Work Shadowing
All students in Year 10 will undertake a work shadow day which involves accompanying a relative or close family friend to their place of work. The aim of this is to allow you to experience the world of work and to investigate the links between school and your future career plans. This day will be really useful in helping you to develop both practical and social skills.
All Year 12 students will complete a week’s work experience during the summer term. This ideally should be linked to either career goals or potential university subjects to help ensure that it is valuable and relevant.
Choosing Option Subjects
GCSE options are chosen in the spring term of Year 8. The school will provide you with plenty of support to help you make your choices, but it is important that you start to research the subjects and careers that you are interested in pursuing. All students will have a 1-2-1 meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to finalise their option choices and may also arrange a careers interview with our careers advisor.
A-Level and BTEC Courses must be applied for by the published date in January of Year 11. The application form is available on the website and must be completed and submitted by the deadline. Again there will be plenty of help and support available and all students will be able to have a 1-2-1 interview with the careers advisor prior to making these choices.
An apprenticeship is a job that allows you to earn money whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. They are available to students after they have completed Year 11. There are a variety of different levels of apprenticeships that you can apply for depending on your interests, skills and qualifications.
As part of the careers programme at Trinity School, you will be given advice on apprenticeships and how to explore the opportunities available.
If you would like to find put more about careers please see the Useful Career Resources and Website section and the Careers section of Firefly. You are able to request a careers appointment with Mrs Evans or our external independent careers advisor at any point in your decision-making. You can contact Mrs Evans on firstname.lastname@example.org