Work in the twenty-first century places complex demands on young people and as a school we are committed to helping our students to become self-confident, skilled and ready to manage their future careers. A programme of careers education is integrated into the curriculum alongside a wide programme of other work related activities and information, advice and guidance. A copy of our careers strategy can be found here.
We work in partnership with local and national organisations, parents and alumni. Work related activities include engagement with employers in curriculum learning, visits to workplaces, the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement, visits to regional Careers Fairs, apprenticeship workshops and mock interviews.
Students have the opportunity to explore the wide range of education and training available post 16 and post 18 and all have access to face to face impartial guidance from Helen Airdrie, our full-time, qualified Careers Adviser.
If you have a meeting with a careers adviser the interview is focussed on your agenda. It is an opportunity to discuss your career plans. You might want help with:
Exploring GCSE, Post 16 and Post 18 Options
Researching career ideas
Making a plan for the future
Preparing a CV
Finding a work experience placement
Finding and applying for Apprenticeships
We value the rich contribution which parents and alumni can make, inspiring and informing our students, and are always keen to hear anyone willing to contribute. Both alumni and parents can register their interest using the alumni link on this website.
There is a huge number of very good careers exploration and information websites available on the internet. We encourage you to start exploring career ideas with your son/daughter. You might like to start with:
or explore these other websites.
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