"I’m currently a student studying MEng Civil and Structural Engineering at the University Of Sheffield which is within the Russell Group. Last year I was awarded an Undergraduate ICE (Institute of Civil Engineering) Quest Scholarship sponsored by Skanska, a Swedish Civil Engineering Contractor, of £10,000 and paid summer internships with Skanska as well as a graduate position."
"I feel exceptionally lucky to have received this, it is all a direct result of the careers department helping me achieve the Arkwright Scholarship. I can’t thank you enough!"
Harriet Tomlin, St Catherine's College (2009-2014)
St Catherine’s College is committed to preparing students for the world of work and supporting them to make informed decisions about their future options. We have an established careers program that is evaluated and updated on an annual basis. We hold the Investors in Careers Award since July 2013 which is due to be re-assessed in July 2019. Our careers program is mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Careers Development Institute Framework which are seen as the gold standard for careers provision.
After browsing through the information provided on this website, if you have any questions about careers provision at St Catherine’s College, please contact email@example.com.
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
CDI Framework http://www.thecdi.net/write/BP556-CDI-Framework-web.pdf
NCS (National Citizen Service) visited St Catherine's to speak to our Year 11 about a four-week programme during the summer.
NCS is the country’s fastest-growing youth movement, a rite of passage for all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do.
It’s your chance to explore, be inspired and find your passion. Nearly 500,000 young people have already taken part – will you be next?
'NCS is a four-phase experience designed to make you feel challenged and changed, engaged and empowered. And this is just the beginning of a journey that will give you the confidence and skills you need to pursue the future you want. '
Our Year 11 pupils have been offered to sign up in November for a £10 discount so the four-week programme will cost £40 instead of £50 using code NOV10 in the next 7 days.
Will Jacobs from NCS will be at St Catherine's on Monday (19th November) to answer any questions from our Year 11. If any Year 11 are interested they need to sign up https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/sign-up-to-ncs or bring the money on Monday.
APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS INFORMATION
If you are looking for Apprenticeships or Traineeships you need to do the following:
Register to the apprenticeship websites below. You will then get alerts in the field you are looking for.
- Sussex Search - helping you search for apprenticeship, traineeship and pre-employment training in Sussex
- England Search - helping you find an apprenticeship service for apprenticeships in England
- Heathercroft - a training provider offering traineeships and apprenticeships
- Get In Go Far - further information about apprenticeships
Apprenticeships and opportunities available are displayed outside the Careers Office. Students will need to check regularly, especially during the exams period.
For further information please email Mrs O'Connor firstname.lastname@example.org
An apprenticeship gives you hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work - even a degree. All of this with some high quality, prestigious companies in lots of different industries
Apprenticeships are a great option for young people who want to get into the world of work. Unlike more conventional choices, like university, they will get skills, experience and qualifications on the job.
For a full guide to apprenticeships, please download 'A Guide to Apprenticeships' below.
Further useful links:
Apply to college:
Help with applying:
Year 11 - Applying to College - https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/ucas-progress-getting-started
LEVEL 3 COURSES & PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT DV8 SUSSEX
At St Catherine’s college we want all of our students to be supported in their first steps. An internship or work experience is a fantastic way to learn, gain experience and build a portfolio in a field of your interest.
DV8 Sussex offer a number of opportunities for students wanting to expand their skill base and gain real insight into the working world. Check out their opportunities for both during study and also third year opportunities
Five month work placement
Meet industry professionals whilst working with an exciting employer
Build a professional portfolio
Learn how to model 3D assets, programming, sound production and graphic design
Develop your own narrative game ideas
Meet creative industry professionals
Refine your media skills across video, editing, photogrpahy and animation
Release your own music
Refine your technical skills
Work on artist development and marketing
Meet professionals in the industry
Check out their website to find more advice, information and courses.
FIVE MONTH PAID INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT AT KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON
Do you know a 16-18 year old that would love to get some work experience in one of Brighton's premier live entertainment venues?
We've got an exciting 5 month paid internship placement with Komedia where the successful young person will get experience working in the box office, setting up stages for a variety of performances, and taking on marketing responsibilities such as website updates and social media posts.
About Komedia: Brighton’s premier live entertainment venue presents one of the largest, most diverse arts and entertainment programmes in the UK.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- Friday 12th October 2018 - 4.30pm to 7.30pm
- Saturday 13th October 2018 - 10am to 12.30pm
- Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 4.30pm to 7.30pm
- Friday 5th October 2018 - 4.30pm to 7.30pm
- Saturday 6th October 2018 - 10am to 12.30pm
- Thursday 29th November 2018 - 4.30pm to 7.30pm
- Wednesday 17th October 6pm-8.30pm
- Tuesday 30th October 6pm-8.30pm
- 1st November - 5pm-8pm - Station Plaza Campus
- 15th November - 5pm-8pm - Ore Valley Campus
- 22nd November - 5pm-7pm - Automotive Training Centre
- 6th December - 5pm-7pm - Station Plaza Campus
- Course information event - Saturday 29 September
- Course information event, Netherfield - October taster day - 22nd + 23rd October
- Open Evening for Brighton & Bexhill: Wednesday 17th October, 6-8pm
- Open Evening for Brighton & Bexhill: Tuesday 13th November, 6-8pm
YOUNG MARINE BIOLOGIST (YMB) SUMMIT
On Sunday 25th November 2018, the Marine Biological Association will be holding the second Young Marine Biologists (YMB) Summit.
This 1-day event is for 12-18 year olds who are passionate about marine biology and keen to learn more about this fascinating field and gain valuable careers advice. YMB Summit 2018 is an amazing opportunity to hear from inspirational marine biologists, meet experts and course leaders, take part in interactive workshops and get to know like-minded young people. For example, we have confirmed Stephen Hall from the Society for Underwater Technology and Amy Pryor from the Thames Estuaries Partnership.
The Summit will take place from 9.00am – 4.30pm at the 65 Queen's Gate, Baden-Powell House, London, SW7 5JS, and tickets cost just £40 per person, with 20% discount for Young Marine Biologist members.
Places are limited and can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ymb-summit-2018-tickets-50848645668