Careers Programme and Advice

The Burnham Grammar School Careers Policy can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. 

 

Careers Lead: Mr Lennon 

Contact: info@burnhamgrammar.org.uk 


Adviza is an independent charity which helps young people make informed decisions at key stages in their school life about learning and work. They aim to raise students’ aspirations and motivate them to achieve their full potential, helping with a range of questions students may have from generating career ideas to higher education, apprenticeships, money matters and volunteering.

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Our Careers Adviser, Mrs Ros Carr, is available every Tuesday during term time on an appointment basis at the school. Appointments can be arranged via Heads of Houses as well as Form Tutors.

Mrs Carr also offers a lunchtime drop-in each week for all year groups.


Since September 2018 Mrs Carr has been in school more frequently, enabling all students by the end of Key Stage 4 & 5 to access independent advice and guidance regarding their choices for the future.

Mrs Carr's office is at the back of the library.

Mrs Carr is also available on year eight, 11, 12 and 13 Parents' Evenings and works with staff in school on a variety of careers related activities.

You may email Mrs Carr on: roscarr@adviza.org.uk 

The Adviser's principal role is to provide independent advice and guidance on life after school, be that in choice of subjects, higher education, apprenticeships or employment.


Links with employers are extremely important to us in order to develop our students’ understanding of the work place and future options.  If you are able and willing to support us with our careers’ programme, please contact us at: info@burnhamgrammar.org.uk  Support could include giving talks/presentations in school, enabling us to visit your place of work with a group of our students or facilitating a work experience placement. 


Labour Market Information can be found following the link to posters at:

https://oppsinbucks.org/where-are-the-most-jobs-now-free-lmi-posters/?mc_cid=287610a956&mc_eid=6de0b9bc0b

For Labour Market Information in Buckinghamshire please click on the following link and scroll to the bottom:

 

https://www.buckstvlep.co.uk/key-partners/bucks-skills-hub/

 

The BGS Careers Policy can be found on our Policies page (About Us tab).


Useful Websites:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

This provides you with excellent information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch 

This has information about apprenticeships with live vacancies available. When you register you can then browse the available apprenticeships in your chosen area and apply directly online.

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/ 

Apprenticeships are a great option for getting on the job ladder and earning a wage while you train.

http://www.ucas.com  

A good start for planning ahead for University and Higher Education. Easy to use website with links universities for further in-depth information.

http://university.which.co.uk 

Try out their new A-Level explorer tool.

https://www.future-talent.com 

Sign up with future-talent.com and they’ll keep you up to date with information and advice on the latest apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, courses and training that suit your interests, qualifications and needs as a school or college leaver.

http://www.gov.uk/browse/education 

Useful information on tuition fees and student finance


PwC’s Virtual Classroom - a virtual programme open to students between Years 10 and 13 

PwC is an exciting virtual programme website for Year 10 & Year 13. The programme combines both live and pre-recorded sessions which will provide you with an insight into PwC and an opportunity to develop your employability skills. You’ll also have the chance to engage with a range of PwC ambassadors through the interactive live sessions, whilst having the flexibility to watch and listen to the recorded sessions at a time best suited to you each week. You will need to sign up to the PwC Virtual Live sessions - and this can be done by clicking on the following link and signing up :

PwC's Virtual Classroom 

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