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We at Hall Green School are very proud of our well-established careers provision, and we continue to offer a range of trips, activities, support mechanisms, specialist advice sessions, and instances of exposure to employers and workplaces. Our personalised approach begins in Year 7 and continues throughout your child’s time here. We work with local and multinational businesses, sole-traders, independent advisers, further/higher education providers, prospective employers, local council, and guest speakers alongside attending numerous events and trips to help your child gain a well-rounded view of the potential pathways they may like to explore. For our pupils with special or specific needs, we ensure a bespoke programme of guidance and additional support when required.

In terms of further and higher education, we ensure all pupils have the highest aspirations when exploring the possibility of studying Further Education courses, such as:

  • A Levels
  • Level 1/2/3 courses
  • BTEC courses/Technical Qualifications (T Levels will be available Sept 2020).
  • Apprenticeships

 

All pupils will experience some aspect of higher/further education before they leave in Year 11, and this is reflected in our excellent destination data which continues to outperform other schools nationally.

Our Careers Leader is Miss Homer (m.homer@hallgreen.bham.sch.uk). Tel: 0121 628 8787.


 

Hall Green Schools’ Enterprise Adviser!

Hi, I am Manisha Kaur and I’m thrilled to be Hall Green Secondary Schools’ Enterprise Adviser! I will be working with Miss Homer to support the school’s career programme as well as getting involved with careers events and providing information and insights to the various career paths available.

I studied at HGS between 2007 and 2012 and then went onto study A-Levels before graduating from Aston University with BEng Chemical Engineering degree.

I currently work as an IT Consultant for Infor, a global ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) company that designs and implements specialist software for its clients in various industries from automotive to chemicals. With Infor, I am also undertaking a degree apprenticeship with TDM and the University of Wolverhampton for a BSc in Digital Solutions and Technology.  My role includes analyzing, designing, architecting and implementing software, systems and solutions for our clients.

As well as technology and the sciences, I love the creative arts! I have written and published a novel called ‘My Friend’s Dream’ and have taken part in many extracurricular activities such as participating in the Miss England West Midlands contest, supporting education and supporting Birmingham City Council with their campaign to reduce waste in the city by creating sketch videos.

I have always been involved in school engagement from attending careers events to judging the spectacular HGS Talent Show! I truly believe that encouraging students to explore different career paths and gaining work experience/insights into a wide variety of career paths can help young people make their all-important career decisions.

I look forward to working with Miss Homer and everyone at HGS!


 

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This is an engaging online programme that inspires, engages and prepares students for post-secondary success in academics, careers and life. With Xello, you’ll have everything you need to help students build the skills and knowledge to create actionable plans for the future, regardless of their chosen pathway – click here for a helpful video for an overview of what students will experience.

A Parent’s Guide to Careers Guidance

The decisions young people make from an early stage at school can have a big impact on their future career choices and happiness. There are also parent sections in some of the resources above and below.  National Careers Week (NCW) (a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK) also have a parents guide (click here to view). This guide by Cascaid is designed to provide an overview of how parents can help support their children with these important choices. 

 


Birmingham Careers Service
Hall Green School works closely with Birmingham Careers Service in providing an independent, impartial advisor whom all of year 11 will have a 1 to 1 appointment with in school, throughout the year. Here pupils will receive an individual Action Plan that they can share with parents and carers of what they discussed and what advice was given.
If you know of any young people who are aged between 16-19 or someone who has a learning difficulty and/or disability then up to 25, who are not in education or training and would benefit from some support please direct them to www.birminghamcareersservice.co.uk here they can view the local outreach offices and make an appointment to speak to an advisor. They can also call on 0121 675 6105.

 

To view weekly Careers bulletins please go The Birmingham Careers Hub Website


Year 11 Inspire My Future Trip

A group of pupils visited The Millennium Point for the Inspire The Future event. Here they networked with a wide range of colleges, employers and apprenticeship providers to help them think about their future career options. 

 

 

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How can parents help their child with their post 16 options?

Success at School – Explore a range of career zones

Finding work experience as a student

www.SchoolLeaverJobs.co.uk – Apprenticeships and jobs from some of the biggest recruiters in the country including British Gas, Boots, BT, Garmin, NHS and Starbucks. School leavers can apply directly from the website and their application is delivered immediately to the recruiter by email. Please click here to see our latest jobs and apprenticeships.

(Click Here) for the latest Youth Employment e magazine.

Careers Guidance

A Parent’s Guide to Careers Guidance

The decisions young people make from an early stage at school can have a big impact on their future career choices and happiness. There are also parent sections in some of the resources above and below.  National Careers Week (NCW) (a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK) also have a parents guide (click here to view). This guide by Cascaid is designed to provide an overview of how parents can help support their children with these important choices. 

University and Higher Education

www.ucas.com

https://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/

Aimhigher West Midlands is a partnership of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), schools, academies and colleges. Together, they want to make sure that young people from less advantaged backgrounds have access to high quality, exciting and challenging experiences that enhance their careers education, motivate, inspire and provide accurate and impartial information, advice and guidance about higher education. This link has a KS3 & KS4 learners area  covering everything from choosing GCSE options to the Journey to Higher Education.

 

 

Virtual Work Experience and Work insights

Year 10 Work Experience

We are pleased to announce that this year we are running our work experience placements for Year 10 pupils. These will be a 4 day placement, from Monday 18th – Thursday 21st July 2022.

The programme will give pupils an important engagement with an employee and a real insight into an organisation, while helping to develop their employability skills.

1.Communication
2.Technology
3.Team Work
4.Problem Solving
5.Learning
6.Self-Management
7.Initiative & Enterprise
8.Planning & Organising

Pupils will have an assembly to introduce pupils to what work experience is and how they can gain a placement.

As a result of the ongoing changes from school closures, how businesses operate, social distancing, and increase health risks, we are not certain how many organisations can offer placements, however we will be encouraging pupils to make contact with local employers and request the support from family and friend networks. Pupils will receive support in writing formal letters/emails and creating CVs in school.

Placement Details Form 2022

 

Virtual Work Experience

Throughout the year, we are encouraging as many of year 10 and 11 pupils to complete at least one, if not more virtual work experiences by August 2022. These take place at various times such as evenings, weekends and half term holidays.

As opportunities arise, notices will be displayed outside the careers office corridor and emailed to pupils and parents.

‘Work experience gives you the chance to explore new industries beyond theoretical knowledge, discover roles you never knew existed, and figure out what sort of working environment suits you best,’ ‘But in the current climate, with many workforces now working remotely, it’s likely to have changed to virtual placements that you do from home through your computer,’ explains Sophie Phillipson, founder of student and graduate support site HelloGrads.

Find opportunities here:
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships/virtual-work-experience
https://www.getcareerconfident.co.uk/students/virtual-work-experience
https://www.springpod.co.uk/find-work-experience/#

https://www.speakersforschools.org/experience-2/vwex/ 

Labour Market Information
Gatsby Benchmarks of Quality Careers Guidance