The Careers Leader at UTC Leeds is Jane Fitzpatrick, you can contact her either by email at Jane.Fitzpatrick@utcleeds.co.uk or by phone on 0113 3530141.
Careers and Employability Programme
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USEFUL LINKS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS:
All year 12 and 13 students have a Unifrog account which are used both independently and within timetabled profile team sessions. Explore pathways, record activity relating to careers and employability and search for different opportunities. Students can access a variety of MOOKS (Online courses) relevant to their interests and can also search for courses and opportunities overseas. If any parents would like to access Unifrog, please contact the Careers Leader who can provide you with a log on to see what students can access.
National Careers Service website
Contains some excellent careers information, including entry routes, skills required and salary. It also gives up to date Labour Market Information.
Free phone National Careers Service for free, impartial careers advice.
Help line number: 0800 100 900
Short films about Apprenticeship schemes and videos from individuals in different job roles/industries
A link to a personality checker called ‘Buzz’. This helps you think about jobs that would suit your personality strengths. Good if you’re not sure which direction to take your career
Good to explore different sectors
Success at School
A good website that helps you explore your career/education options. It holds advice on Career Paths, Employers, Universities, Apprenticeships, Jobs and courses.
APPRENTICESHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
Search and apply for Apprenticeship opportunities
UCAS – Alternatives to University
Information about applying for apprenticeship opportunities within the UK
The Apprenticeship Guide
Find out about Apprenticeship opportunities within the different sectors. View different case studies about different apprenticeship sectors.
Not going to Uni?
Find out and search for different apprenticeship opportunities. Including information about degree apprenticeships, search and apply for apprenticeships online.
IMPARTIAL CAREERS IAG:
UTC Leeds provide independent advice and guidance from an external impartial organisation in order to ensure that our students receive the necessary advice and guidance. Our careers curriculum ensures that students have the opportunity to find out about the different roles and possibilities that exist within the Leeds City Region and nationwide. Although students have the opportunity to meet and work with different partner organisations, they are able to access impartial Careers Advice and Guidance through individual interviews in both year 11 and year 13. Intended destination data is captured and assessed at this point as is information regarding risk of NEET. Our independent, named careers adviser is Tracey Chapman through Prospects Education. For further information about their services, please see here. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FOCUS:
- Self Manage & Organise
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Technical Confidence & Skills
- Enquiry & Analysis
- Problem Solving & Resilience
- Creativity & Ingenuity
- Leadership & Management
At UTC Leeds, Employability Skills (sometimes referred to as “Soft Skills” by employers) are a key focus in order to ensure that our students are ready for the world of work when they have left the UTC. In the Spring term for KS4, Employability Skills are a key area of focus within the teaching curriculum. There will be a different Employability Skill Focus, where each week, the skills are defined and examples of how they can be demonstrated. Students can they reflect on the different employability skills and can assess where they are at for each employability skill in terms of bronze, silver or gold.
Here is an example of the Enquiry & Analysis skill and how students can assess where they are working:
LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION (LMI):
Career and Labour Market Information (LMI) includes information on:
- Skills, career pathways and progression routes in the local labour market
- Job applications and interviews
- Educational institutions, courses, qualifications, entry requirements and costs
- Professional bodies
- Employment sectors, employers, jobs, salaries and employment trends
- Jobs, training and apprenticeships