As a school you want all your students to have the best start in life. You also have a legal obligation to secure independent careers guidance from Years 9-13, and you are expected to work towards meeting the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of a high-quality careers programme.
Our careers advisers
As customers of Sheffield Futures, you can be assured of a professional service. Our careers advisers are:
Professionally qualified to Level 6 and registered with the Career Development Institute (CDI – the professional body)
Independent – we are not affiliated to any learning provider or employer
Professionally supported with access to continuous training and professional development
DBS approved with enhanced status
We can deliver a tailor-made package that suits you, your students and your budget. Typically, we offer:
Guidance interviews: Young people tell us that they value the opportunity for a one-to-one discussion. After every interview we produce an electronic individual development plan (IDP)
Small group discussions e.g. around popular job choices, options at 13+/16+/18+
Support with writing CVs and Personal Statements
Larger talks e.g. at assemblies
Follow up support after exam results
Support with employer interaction
Attendance at parents’ events
Help with organising other events, e.g. careers fairs
Inset for your staff
We will meet with you to discuss your needs before drawing up an individual agreement.
Resources and information
Information has surely never been as accessible as it is now? However, it’s not always simple to distinguish between high quality careers information and material that is out of date or has an agenda. At Sheffield Futures we produce many of our own resources for schools or colleges purchasing our careers guidance. These currently include:
A printed ‘Options’ guide to choices at 16+ – an individual copy (normally priced at £2) for every Y11 student
A series of regularly updated factsheets in PDF format
‘What can I do with… ?’ 25 leaflets in PDF format exploring the links between curriculum subjects and career options
A newsletter for schools produced every half term
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