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Careers Guidance and Education and Training Providers

Careers Guidance and Education and Training Providers

Students in years 7-11 are offered:

 

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 7 Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
Languages Assembly
Solihull Chambers Careers Assembly
Tarmac Year 7 questionaire
Arup – Engineers without Borders
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
St Johns Ambulance CPR
Spring Fair – entrepreneurship
Berlin Humanities Trip
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Year 8Houses of Parliament Visit
Languages Assembly
Solihull Chambers Careers Assembly
Tarmac Employer Visit ICT
Arup – Engineers without Borders
Restart a Heart CPR
Cavern Club Visit
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Girls tech Brum Visit

Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Berlin Humanities Trip
Year 9Skills Show visit
Languages Assembly
Solihull Chambers Careers Assembly
SMBC Apprenticeship Show
Careers Convention
Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
Restart a Heart CPR
Motion House Performing Arts Trip
Cavern Club Visit
Houses of Parliament Visit
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club

Year 9 Options event - Work Pays
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Performing Arts Careers Visit to Solihull Sixth Form College


Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Berlin Humanities Trip
Year 10 Careers Convention
Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
Money management sessions with Coventry BS
Royal Marines Leadership and Teambuilding session
Spice Wood Cooking Demo
Languages Assembly
Galleries of Justice visit
SMBC Apprenticeship Show
Solihull Chambers Careers Assembly
Tarmac CV Writing Assembly
Birmingham Airport LMI and Careers Talk – Travel and Tourism
Restart a Heart CPR
Media Introduction to BBC Careers website
Travel and tourism visit to National trust Baddesley Clinton
Year 10 Media Trip
Motion House Performing Arts Trip
Cavern Club Visit
Houses of Parliament Visit
Tarmac Work Experience Assembly
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club

Balfour Beatty LMI Assembly
Birmingham Airport Work Experience
NG Bailey Work Experience
SFCS and Solihull College attend Year 10 Parents Evening
Westfield STEM Project
A Level Spanish Taster session
STEM Club

Work Experience
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Birmingham Airport/Travel and Tourism Curriculum Session – Year 10
Berlin Humanities Trip

Year 11 Year 11 Post 16 Assembly
Year 11 Information Evening for Parents
Careers Convention
SMBC Apprenticeship Show
Oxford University Trip
Cambridge University Aspiration Assembly
Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
Year 11 one to one interviews
Royal Marines Leadership and Teambuilding Session
Case studies from local business people available on Cloud 9
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break
Houses of Parliament Visit
Languages Assembly
Spice Wood Cooking Demo
Hospitality Visit to John Lewis
Solihull Chambers Careers Assembly
Restart a Heart CPR
Media Introduction to BBC Careers website
Media Trip
Motion House Performing Arts Trip
Cavern Club Visit
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Work Pays Apprenticeship Session
Balfour Beatty Assessment Centre Workshop
Year 11 Parents Evening with representatives from local colleges and Work Pays.
Balfour Beatty LMI Assembly
Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
SFCS, Solihull College and Work Pays at Year 11 Parents Evening
Year 11 one to one interviews
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club
Aston University English Day


Careers and Post 16 Newsletter
Year 11 one to one interviews
Drop in Careers support available at lunch and break
Ongoing support where required after students have left
Westfield STEM Project
STEM Club

The Government has changed the law so young people leaving school will need to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. Students can opt to study or train in any of the following ways:

  • Study full time in a school, college or with a training provider.
  • Gain an apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Work or volunteer full time, combined with part time education or training.

On average about 70% of our students continue their education at either The Sixth Form College Solihull or Solihull College, with the remainder entering other colleges, apprenticeships or training schemes. At local colleges they build on the firm foundations gained at Lyndon following the ‘A’ level route, vocational courses or a mixture of both. Many of our former students have continued into higher education following university courses.

It is our intention to make Lyndon students aware of the wide range of vocational and academic opportunities available to them at 16 and beyond, by means of a comprehensive Careers Guidance process designed to heighten their awareness of an increasingly complex employment world. We have professionals on hand to offer advice on careers, options choice in Year 9 and personal issues. We feel that students who are well-motivated and have a clear vision of their future are more likely to extend themselves academically.

Russell Group   

Making Informed Choices. The Russell Group is an organisation which represents 24 leading universities. This document is a useful guide as students consider courses and subjects to study in sixth form or at college.

 

16-19 Bursary Fund Bursary information for young people and their parents.
Ladder for Birmingham Labour market information about what is available locally
Apprenticeships The National Apprenticeship Service is a government backed website which shows live apprenticeship vacancies.
Apprenticeships                       A useful guide for parents/carers on how apprenticeships work.
Barclays LifeSkills helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work.
Careersbox External careers website showing videos and clips of difference jobs and careers.
Go Construct   This website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment.
icould Another useful external careers website that can help students to discover the type of opportunities available to them.
JED  Job Explorer Database (JED) – Career planning software available to students and parents/carers to use for exploring careers, careers quizzes and also labour market information. Please see Mrs Carey for the Lyndon unique password.
National Bureau for students with disabilities                   Have a look here if you are a disabled young person who wants information about the various options and choices in education, training, volunteering and work post 16.
National Careers Service This is the government’s careers website giving valuable and impartial information on different jobs/careers, CV building and skills health check tools.
Parent Guidance Planning information to help parents and carers support their child’s career planning needs.
   
Raising the age of Participation                This site provides details of the age that young people need to stay in education or training.
Solihull for Success Solihull MBC Employment and Skills Team are available to offer support in finding employment and training.
STEM useful website for young people interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Step into the NHS Find out more about the huge range of careers and opportunities offered by the NHS, one of the largest employers in the UK.
UCAS This is the organisation used to operate and support the application process on behalf of universities. UCAS provides information on courses and advice to students considering higher education.
Which University A useful website which offers useful information on university courses as well as providing guidance on choosing the right GCSEs for certain careers.

College and Post-16 providers websites are listed below. Each provider’s website will have details of courses on offer together with entry requirements and dates of open events.

Arden Academy
Alderbrook Sixth Form
Birmingham Metropolitan College
Bourneville College
Cadbury College
Joseph Chamberlain College
Tudor Grange Sixth Form
Sixth Form College Solihull
Solihull College
South and City College
Stratford College
St Peters Sixth Form
WMG Academy Solihull
 
 

Click on the link below for the latest information on Careers and Post 16 Information:

Careers Newsletter January 2019 final

Here at Lyndon, we pride ourselves on giving students access to work-related experiences. A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents. We also are involved with the Life Ready programme in association with Solihull MBC and we have a designated Enterprise Advisor. If any employers, parents, school alumni or other providers would like to be involved in any enterprise activity which would benefit our students, request access by contacting Mrs Carey, Timetable and IAG Manager (Telephone: 0121 743 3402, Email: julie.carey@lyndon.org.uk) or Careers Leader, Dave Kelly (Telephone: 0121 743 3402, Email: dave.kelly@lyndon.org.uk).

 

Life Ready Programme 2019-2020

 

DfE Provider Access Statement 2019-20

The Hub - Creating Europe’s best connected destination for leisure, living and business

Key Contacts

Our careers programme is monitored and measured through pupil evaluations, tracking of student destinations and through follow-on work in partnership with our main post-16 providers. The information available on this page will be reviewed in January 2020

Lead Governor for Careers is Ranjit Samrai

Careers Advisor is Jo Pryce from Birmingham Careers Service

SLT Careers Leader: David Kelly – Assistant Principal (Curriculum and Provision)

Dave.Kelly@lyndon.org.uk

IAG and Timetable Manager: Julie Carey

Julie.Carey@lyndon.org.uk