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CAREERS

INFORMATION

The careers leader at KESH Academy is Mr M Jensen.
Email: mjensen@keshacademy.com
Tel: 0121 647 2471

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“To create confident, ambitious and resilient individuals, prepared for life”

The Academy is committed to the education and development of its pupils from their entry at 11 until their departure at 18, and sees careers education and guidance as the responsibility of all teachers. As such we aim to provide a wide range of experiences, support and guidance to help them through their decisions and into their future.

We are always looking to engage with local businesses to improve the support we can offer to our students to fulfil their potential. Please do contact our careers leader, Mr M Jensen, if you can offer assistance.

We monitor the impact of our careers programme by tracking student destinations at key transition stages. Our monitoring informs the development of our careers programme

Unifrog is an online platform that supports secondary schools to deliver their statutory duty to provide students with impartial and independent guidance on the full range of post-school options.

The platform is particularly helpful because it is the only place students can compare every undergraduate university course in the UK as well as international opportunities. Additionally, the Unifrog platform allows students to access FE courses and the most comprehensive list of apprenticeships available across the country, including higher, SLP and degree apprenticeships.

Once students have explored their interests and compared the full range of pathways available to them, Unifrog provides one place for students to draft all materials needed for applications such as CVs or Personal Statements.

All students in Years 7-13 now have access to this website, in keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school.

To log in for the first time, students need a sign-up code which is unique to their form group.

Links


Writing a CV

If you need help writing a curriculum vitae (CV) and how to look for jobs, then you may find the following website useful.

LfE Hub (Internal)

We have our very own Share Point site providing students a one stop place to find out about their options, events and assistance in applications.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have been changed in recent years to offer a much wider range of opportunities than previously. More information can be found in the links below.

Apply Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have been changed in recent years to offer a much wider range of opportunities than previously. More information can be found in the links below.

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Careers Websites

There are many websites available which provide information about careers. Some are directly related to particular industries and others are less specific. However you may wish to use some of the following to explore some of the options which are available to you.

If you would like to find out more about what career areas you would be suited to you can try answering the questions in this test and then researching the options that are shared with you.

Below you will find number of useful websites to explore. Some also include information about pay and promotion prospects (LMI).

Many of our students are interested in medical careers, but it is worth remembering that the National Health Service requires a range of professional staff as well as the doctors, nurses and pharmacists. These websites give you information about some of these other roles.

The following organisations run activities to support STEM careers

University or
No University?

The links below can help you make a decsion. There are a large number or universities, each with their own website and promotional material. If you are not planning to go to university or just looking at your options, you can get inspiration for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.

Not Going To University

The Trust

King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Tel: 0121 472 1147.

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