Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at JFS
CAREERS TEAM AT JFS
Careers Lead: Miss Zuha Mirza
SLT in Charge of 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 January 2022.
If you’re thinking of Law as a possible career I have a really great opportunity to share with you.
On Tuesday October 26th from 9pm – 4pm we will be hosting a Virtual Law Work Experience with Clifford Chance.
Clifford Chance are one of the world’s biggest law firms and we’ve teamed up with them to give students nationwide the chance to get an insight into the legal industry within a magic circle firm.
Hear from some of the most experienced lawyers and solicitors as they take us through workshops specifically designed for this event, as well as having the chance to ask your questions to the very best!
If you’d like to attend this rare opportunity make sure to apply quickly to ensure your spot is secured using the link below.
Law Virtual Work Experience:
- Tuesday 26th October, 9am – 4pm
- Partner welcome talk
- An insight to law, their different departments and areas of work (including non law routes)
- Breakout rooms with solicitors in talking about different areas of law
- Workshops & interactive sessions
- Open to all Y11, S4, Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6, Y14 & college students
- FREE opportunity but limited spaces
We look forward to welcoming you!
*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 number @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 Autumn
InvestIN are delighted to announce the launch of our autumn term career experience programmes, which your students can register for now.
Our programmes empower students aged 12-18 to take charge of their futures through live, interactive and hands-on sessions with top professionals. Students can choose from 28 careers and attend either in-person across 5 UK cities or live online.
We expect to be fully-booked for our Young Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer, Investment Banker, Software Engineer and Psychologist programmes by 30th September.