Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures

Careers, education and schools

We offer professional careers support for schools

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

Our offer

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
  • Drop-in clinics
  • 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  
  • Regular reports 

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 However, it’s not always simple to distinguish between high quality careers information and material that is out of date or has an agenda.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

Our products will not only support your students but also help you achieve some of the Gatsby Benchmarks. 

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