Calling all Businesses and Employers

We are a 11-18 secondary school situated in Carterton, West Oxfordshire. We have small cohorts which enables us to know each and everyone of our students. Know what their needs are, their strengths and weaknesses. We are a very kind and caring school and each and everyone of our students matter. We now have a Careers Development Plan and Careers Programme in place for our students to benefit from having interaction with employers, visiting premises and having work experience placements so they can learn about the skills needed for their future successful employment.

We hosted our first Business Breakfast in February 2020 where we had the pleasure of welcoming Robert Courts, our MP along with the Mayor of Carterton and local Businesses and Employers. We have an annual Careers Fair where local employers and businesses come into school for the day and interact with all our Year Groups. Please see the list of attendees at the bottom of this page. We have a Careers Human Library, work experience for one week and we also have employers come into school and talk about their business so students can learn how to be successful and the different pathways to be able to achieve. If you are a Business owner or an Employer and would like to get involved with Carterton Community College then please contact me so we can arrange a visit to our school where I would have the pleasure of showing you around.

Delivery of the Careers Programme

Delivery of the Careers Programme

Years 7,8 and 9

PSHE lessons, assemblies, workshops and visits. In Year 9 students choose their options and will have had the opportunity be introduced to career resources, develop their self-awareness and receive support to make the right KS4/GCSE decision.

Year 10

PSHE lessons, assemblies, workshops and visits.  Preparation of CV and Personal statement. Finding work experience placements, learning interview techniques in preparation for their mock interviews in Year 11.  Year 10 students will have had the opportunity to develop their self-awareness and career management skills, including CV writing.

Year 11

PSHE lessons, I weeks of work experience, Mock Interviews.  Students will have learned how to write a personal statement for post 16 and have confidence in being interviewed after completing and being involved with Mock Interviews in Term 1. They will have had several encounters with employers and FE staff.  They will be continuing to develop the skills needed for a successful transition and have at least one meeting with the Careers Lead.

Year 12

PSHE lessons, I weeks of work experience.  Interaction with Universities such as Oxford University, Oxford Brookes and Reading. Year 12 will have had several encounters with employers and University staff.  They will be continuing to develop the skills needed for a successful transition to employment, apprenticeship or university and have at least one meeting with the Careers Lead. All Year 12 students will be registered on UCAS.

Year 13

PSHE lessons. Interaction with Universities such as Oxford University, Oxford Brookes and Reading. These interactions include, Personal Statement writing. CV for apprenticeships and Interview practise.  Year 13 will have had several encounters with employers and University staff.  They will be continuing to develop the skills needed for a successful transition to employment, apprenticeship or university and are able to have a Careers

If you do not know what you are going to do when you leave school at the end of this year. Take a look at this website for opportunities, vacancies, apprenticeships and volunteering. https://oxme.info/cms/earn/weekly-bulletins

Visualise your future with DreamGravity: Have a play and you will be designing what your future will look like in 10 years. Click on the link below.

Rules: The sky is the limit. https://dreamarchitect.typeform.com/to/g0rS5o

If you have applied to A&W College

College Taster packs are now on the Website. One of those activities is pre-enrolment learning! Before you join the College in September, we want you to begin to develop your skills. We have therefore produced a range of activities for you to complete over the summer. Don’t worry if you get stuck on anything or find it difficult, just try to complete as much as you can.
-witney.ac.uk/college-taster-packs

https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

Have a look at this web page for enterprising ideas in careers.

Unifrog – The complete destinations platform

Unifrog is our new Careers Software. Please have an explore of all the careers and how they are linked to subjects. Start your CV, do the Personality and Interests Quiz. https://www.unifrog.org/.

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Annual Careers Fair January 2020

We had our annual Careers Fair on January 23rd in our Sports Hall for all students.
The companies that came were:

Abingdon & Witney College
ACE Training
ADVIZA
Andrew Brownsword Hotels
Army
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Blenheim Palace
BMW group
BoomSatsuma
Brownsword Hotels
CAE Oxford
Cirencester College
Cottsway Housing
Darke&Taylor
Engineering Trust
Frontier
Ignite Sport UK
Introtrain
Jewson
JSP
JTLTraining
Jurys Inn
Mercedes-Benz
NHS
Nielsen
Owen Mumford
Oxford Brookes
Oxford Int College of Beauty
RAF
Royal Agriculture University
Royal Navy
Savills
Skanska
South Central Ambulance Service
SST Technology
St James’s Place Wealth Management
Lentus
STFC
Thames Valley Police
The Bushcraft Company
The Home Instead
University Parks