Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at JFS
CAREERS TEAM AT JFS
Careers Lead: Miss Zuha Mirza
Extended Lead Careers: Mr Geoff Peddie
Prospects Careers Advisor: Miss Disha Dansingani
Sixth Form Careers Information and Events: Mrs Sara Levick
Careers Lead Contact Details:
Miss Zuha Mirza
Telephone: 020 8206 3100 Ext. 3124
At JFS, we aim to provide careers support which will inform students’ choices at each key stage. It is important that all students are fully supported and guided through the process of planning their futures. We offer an extensive programme at each year, providing insight into careers and vocations available, as well support needed for students enquiring of post-18 pathways in employment and apprenticeships. Almost all of our students go to university, with a many enrolling into Russell Group universities. At JFS, we provide our pupils with support to develop the knowledge and skills to understand themselves, research available opportunities, make decisions, and successfully move to the next stage in their education. The programme is delivered through PSHCE, special events and enrichment programmes, trips and visits, assemblies, curriculum lessons and form time.
The careers department has signed up to a number of virtual services including Unifrog and Morrisby Testing, allowing pupils to research more about career choices of interest, university courses and universities across the world. We also review students’ subject choices and career intentions, mapping these continuously through each pupils’ school journey.
JFS staff work together to implement the new careers strategies through the eight Gatsby benchmarks:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
Careers Programme Information Years 8 to 13
The impact of the careers programme on pupils, will be assessed and measured by:
- Destinations data
- Feedback forms
The next review of the information published will be in July 2021.
Y11 Summer Virtual Work Experience (7th – 1th June)
PwC, Sky, IBM and a few other big brands who will be supporting this virtual event.
Everything will be run LIVE
HSBC Insight Evening
Interested in Banking & Finance? On May 5th from 5 – 6pm, YP will be hosting an online webinar event with HSBC discussing their UK wide Summer WEX and Apprenticeship opportunities.
This is open for Y11 – 13
*subject to change*
All pupils are encouraged to use Unifrog to research career options to help inform and prepare them for their option choices.
ALL students have now received an email to activate their accounts using their ID@jfs.brent.sch.uk emails.
Please ask your child to log into Unifrog for careers guidance and information.
Parent access via: www.unifrog.org/code and type in JFSPARENTS in the FORM CODE section to create an account.
The webinars below support pupils and parents on how to use Unifrog.
Immersive Career Experiences.
For ages 12-18. Work alongside top professionals from some of the world’s most desirable careers.
In order to qualify for an InvestIN bursary you must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
- You are currently in receipt of a bursary from the government’s “16 to 19 bursary fund” (or equivalent)
- You currently receive free school meals during secondary education or have done so in the past 6 years
- You have been in care or taken the role of a carer at home
https://investin.org/pages/bursaries for more information
In-Person Career Experiences This Summer
InvestIN are delighted to be running Summer Internships both in-person in London and Live Online for students aged 15-18 in 12 of their most competitive industries. For the first time ever, InvestIN have also launched opportunities for students aged 12-14 in Law, Engineering, Computer Science and Medicine! They also have in-person weekend programmes available in June and you can view full details of all our opportunities on their website here. You can find their Summer Internships brochure here.
Students can get 10% off any programme with the code: JFS
Bursary applications for this term open on 4th May, with places available across all their 5 Day Live Online Summer Internships. Please be aware that applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis and the form will be updated regularly to remove any programmes that have reached capacity.