Careers Education

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

Sixth Form Careers Advisor: Mr Andy Gardner

Careers Lead

Miss Zuha Mirza

Extension: 3124

Email: mirza@jfs.brent.sch.uk

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:

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

Careers Programme Information Years 8 to 13

 The impact of the careers programme on pupils, will be assessed and measured by:

1.  Surveys

2.  Destinations data

3.  Interviews/reports

4.  Communications

5.  Feedback forms

The next review of the information published will be in December 2020.

JFS work in partnership with Prospects and have a level 6 Careers Adviser attend school each week.

The one to one guidance meetings and group workshops include information on the full range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways, and promotes the best interests of the students to whom it is given.

Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in all aspects of their child’s progression and future prospects. They have access to form tutors, subject leaders and head of year through parent’s evenings, careers fairs and progress review meetings.

Careers Meetings are held in the Careers Office in the LRC (H110a) with Ms Disha Dansingani by appointment. Please speak to your tutor or Ms Dansingani for a self-referral. Careers office opening times are from 09:00 to 15:30

Ms Disha Dansingani
Prospects Level 6 Careers Advisor
Extension: 3226

 

Careers Education: The JFS Way

*subject to change*

Labour Market Information from NCS - London - April to June 2020

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.

Events on Unifrog for Students

UK University Series: Study in the South West   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in the South West? Come along to an information session to hear from leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Monday 1 March @ 16:30 UK time – sign up 
 Monday 8 March @ 18:00 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in the North West   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in the North West? Come along to an information session to hear from leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Monday 1 March @ 18:00 UK time – sign up 
 Thursday 4 March @ 18:00 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in the South East   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in the South East? Come along to this information session to hear from four leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Tuesday 2 March @ 16:30 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in London   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in London? Come along to an information session to hear from leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Wednesday 3 March @ 16:30 UK time – sign up 
 Wednesday 10 March @ 18:00 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in the East of England   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in the East of England? Come along to this session to hear from four leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Thursday 4 March @ 16:30 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in Birmingham   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in Birmingham? Come along to this session to hear from three leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Monday 8 March @ 16:30 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in Wales   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in Wales? Come along to this session to hear from leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Tuesday 9 March @ 16:30 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in Scotland   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in Scotland? Come along to this session to hear from four leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Wednesday 10 March @ 16:30 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in Yorkshire or the North East   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in Yorkshire or the North East? Come along to this session to hear from leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Thursday 11 March @ 16:30 UK time – sign up 
UK University Series: Study in the Midlands   For Students

Interested in studying at a university in the Midlands? Come along to this session to hear from four leading institutions and find out which one could be the right choice for you.

 Thursday 11 March @ 18:00 UK time – sign up 

Young Professionals

 HSBC : 1 week placement between June to August 2021.

Y10 – Y13 welcome to apply.
Applications close Feb 21st.
Click HERE

M&S Webinar: Thursday 28th January 5pm – 6pm.

Y12 and Y13 welcome to apply.
Great for those looking for a career in retail management, business or fashion!
Click HERE

Immersive Career Experiences.

For ages 12-18. Work alongside top professionals from some of the world’s most desirable careers.

https://investin.org/

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

World Skills Day

  • 24 & 25 March, 9am to 12pm
  • Hosted online and completely free to join, Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence will explore both skills and careers, giving valuable insights into a range of sectors to inspire your students to explore new career routes and apprenticeships.
  • Highlights include talks from:
    • A technical apprentice at the Science Council about what it is like to work within the sciences
    • The British Esports Association on the exciting vocational career pathways available
    • Performance Coach Nikita about the difference she is making as a Neonatal Nurse in the NHS
  • REGISTER HERE

CEIAG on Instagram

1.@jfs_careers – JFS Careers page on education, information, advice and guidance.

2.@whatuni – Find uni advice; open day info ; and over 200,000 student reviews!

3.@yourfutureforward – Press Play on your Career – helping young people figure out the working world!

4.@ucas_online – For support with UCAS applications

5.@careerslondon – National Careers Service for free careers advice

National Careers Week

1st to 6th March 2021

Careers Conversation for parents/caregivers    
Tuesday 23 February 6pm
https://bit.ly/36D8aaS

Careers Conversation for parents/caregivers
Tuesday 2 March 4pm
https://bit.ly/2Laugd6

For Parents and careers advisors

Careers at Sea is here to promote the many career opportunities in the Merchant Navy, from cadet to captain, apprentice to Chief Engineer and so many more. In this session, we will be focussing on the Engineering roles on board ship – maintaining and monitoring ship mechanics, from their immense engines to essential water and heating systems, as well as more complex technical electric equipment. This webinar is aimed at Careers Advisors seeking more information about these opportunities.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2nd-march-2021-careers-at-sea-webinar-tickets-137582459841