Kingsway Park High School
Kingsway Park High School

Careers

Careers

Kingsway Park High School Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for students, parents and employers

 

Overview

At Kingsway Park High School, all students take part in a structured programme of careers education, information, advice, and guidance.  The programme:

  • Aims to inspire, inform and guide learners
  • Is integrated into the learners’ experience of the whole curriculum
  • Is centred around learner needs
  • Raises aspirations and addresses barriers to success by providing equality of opportunity

 

Learners will

  • Recognise and develop their skills, abilities and experiences and understand how these can be used to access and support them into future opportunities
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of labour market information and the changes taking place that may impact on careers and employment opportunities
  • Develop an understanding of the range of post 16 and post 18 options available to them and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and successful transitions
  • Have access to a variety of career related activities and opportunities to meet with external partners, employers and employees to further develop their knowledge, skills and experiences
  • Have access to high quality, impartial career advice
  • Be equipped to make informed decisions and transition and supported to overcome barriers to success

We want every young person in the school to be informed, able to make the best choices for their future and to be confident about those choices. For an outline of our careers programme:- 

KPHS Career Programme

Further information can be found within our Careers and Provider Access Policy Careers-and-Provider-Access-Policy-KPHS.pdf.

 

 

 

The Careers Team

Miss Ozluk is our Careers Advice and Guidance Manager and supports students via 1:1 career appointments and drop-in sessions at break/lunchtime in the Careers Hub. She is also the first point of contact for parents/carers and employers and can be contacted via email at lozluk@kingswaypark.org or by phone 01706 716761 (extension 746).

Mr Weaver is the school Careers Lead and oversees the work of the Careers department. He can be contacted via email at info@kingswaypark.org or by phone 01706 716761.

Mrs Street is our CEAIG Link Governor.

 

Students and Parents

At Kingsway Park High School, we work hard to put in place a range of careers opportunities from Y7 to Y11. To compliment this work we have gathered together the following range of resources to help you and your child think about and plan for the future.

A 6th Form College is a place where students aged 16 – 19 can study for academic qualifications that prepare them for university, apprenticeship or employment.  A 6th form college can be attached to a secondary school or stand alone and typically offer A Level qualifications, although some also offer a variety of BTEC and T Level qualifications.

Local 6th form colleges include

RSFC                                                  www.rochdalesfc.ac.uk

OSFC                                                  www.osfc.ac.uk

Bury College                                       www.burycollege.ac.uk

Holy Cross 6th Form                            www.holycross.ac.uk

Cardinal Langley 6th Form                  www.sixth.clrchs.co.uk

 

A vocational college is a place where students from the age of 16 upwards can study for a qualification that prepares them for university, apprenticeship or employment.  Qualifications are typically BTECs or T Levels and will prepare students for a specific industry or trade by developing knowledge and practical skills.

Local vocational colleges include

Hopwood Hall College                                    www.hopwood.ac.uk

Oldham College                                              www.oldham.ac.uk

Bury College                                       www.burycollege.ac.uk

The Manchester College                                www.tmc.ac.uk

Access Creative                                              www.accesscreative.ac.uk

An apprenticeship is a paid job that offers the opportunity to gain work place experience and skills, work towards a qualification and receive a wage.  An apprentice will typically spend 80% of their time in a workplace and 20% completing classroom-based work with a college or training provider.  Students can search and apply for an apprenticeship in a variety of ways, the following are examples of local colleges and training providers that may be able to support you

Hopwood Hall College                                    www.hopwood.ac.uk

Oldham College                                              www.oldham.ac.uk

Bury College                                       www.burycollege.ac.uk

The Manchester College                                www.tmc.ac.uk

Rochdale Training                             https://www.rochdaletraining.co.uk/

 

There are also specific apprenticeship vacancy specific websites that students can use for support and to search and apply for vacancies

Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk)

Home | NGTU (notgoingtouni.co.uk)

Amazing Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships | Learn About Apprenticeships And Find The Right One For You (ucas.com)

 

We know that thinking about different options and careers can be confusing!  Along with the advice and support available in school there are lots of resources to help you research your plans and ideas.  You may find the following useful

 

General Careers Information and Support

National Career Service                     Explore careers | National Careers Service

Prospects                                Prospects.ac.uk

GMACS                                              GMACS | Inspire, Explore, Apply | The Greater Manchester Apprenticeship & Careers Service

UCAS                                      Browse Careers (ucas.com)

ICould                                      icould - Career ideas and information for your future

NHS Careers                                       Health Careers |

Unsure or have any questions? Pop into the Careers Hub to have a chat or to book an appointment with Miss Ozluk.

Employers and Education Providers

Provider Access Statement

At Kingsway Park High School, we are always on the lookout to develop strong links with local/national employers, post-16 and post-18 providers. During the academic year we host a number of careers related events and activities and offer all students the opportunity to take part in work experience placements or sector focussed visits. 

If you would like to get involved, you can find out more about our career programme and how we work with partners in our Careers and Provider Access Legislation Policy [add link] or by contacting our Careers Adviser, Miss Ozluk directly at lozluk@kingswaypark.org.

 

Alumni

Could you inspire the next generation of KPHS learners? If you’re a previous student we’d love to hear from you and find out what you are doing now.  Sharing your experiences could really motivate and challenge our current students and registering as an Alumni will give you access to our Trust wide offer.

Details to follow.