Careers Information at The Oswaldtwistle School 

Careers Lead:  Paul Bridge (Deputy Head Teacher)

Email: paul.bridge@oswaldtwistle.org

Phone: 01254 231553

Introduction to careers

Your future career will have a huge impact on your life. It will decide where you live, whether you decide to start your own family, what kind of house you live in, what car you drive (and if you drive), whether you can go on holiday – decisions around your career choice are very important, and the staff at The Oswaldtwistle School are here to help you with these decisions. It’s not easy to decide, especially when you are a young person. Again, we are here to help, through the subject curriculum, enrichment activities and interviews with our careers team.

If you are a parent, guardian or carer and you would like to speak to the careers team to discuss your son or daughter’s career options, please do get in touch, by calling the school or emailing Paul Bridge or Dylan Fee.

At Oswaldtwistle School, we have commissioned New Directions Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Service to provide impartial careers advice, information and guidance to every pupil at Oswaldtwistle School. Every pupil will have the opportunity explore plans for future career progression or to develop their ideas and identify a career path. Every pupil will be given an individual action plan and the opportunity to re-visit and discuss their plans as necessary throughout their stay at Oswaldtwistle School.

Below are a number of excellent resources that can be used by Pupils, Parents and Teachers to research careers information:

  • Oswaldtwistle Schools’ own Employability Skills Site.  Within this site you will find lots of free training and resources to help you build your skills and succeed in your future career.
  • See how some of the 800 job profiles on the National Careers Service site can help illustrate careers activities and offer online guidance for young people.
  • Obtain the labour market summaries for your LEP area. These will provide useful information on major employers and sectors and developing trends.
  • Nomis is your one-stop shop for labour market information. The summary pages provide key trend data about a local area.
  • I Could provide 1,000 different video clips of LMI and personal career stories to help students explore different career routes and pathways.
  • Get In Go Far is the government portal for information about apprenticeships, with a linked website to find live apprenticeship vacancies.
  • Amazing Apprenticeships provides ideas from Apprenticeship Champions on how to promote apprenticeships. The site also provides free talks and guidance to schools via the Apprenticeship Support Knowledge service (ASK).

Careers documents

Careers Programme Sept 2019

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Y7 & Y8

Life skills lessons 

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers.

Life skills lessons 

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers.

Life skills lessons

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers.

Visit to Careers Fair

Y9

Life skills lessons 

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers and Colleges

Visit to Careers Fair

Life skills lessons 

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers and Colleges

Visit to Careers Fair

Life skills lessons 

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers and Colleges

Y10

Life skills lesson each week. 

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers and Colleges

Life skills lesson each week. 

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers and Colleges

Life skills lesson each week. 

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers and Colleges

Work experience.

Y11

Life skills lesson each week. 

Calico life skills course

2 weeks work Experience.

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers and Colleges and Universities

Visit to Careers Fair

Life skills lesson each week. 

Mock interviews.

Work experience.

Independent Careers Advice.

Visit to and by employers and Colleges and Universities

Visit to Careers Fair

Life skills lesson each week. 

Visit to and by employers and Colleges and Universities

Application form completion.

Independent Careers Advice.

 

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