Welcome to the Blue Coat careers webpage.
Our Independent Career Adviser - Bright Future Careers Guidance is Sarah Murphy (01922 720558)
Sarah is in school Tuesdays and Fridays with drop in sessions available at lunchtime.
You can find the Careers Adviser in the Careers Room which has now relocated to the end of the Science corridor.
Virtual Platform/ Careers Learning Journey
The LaunchPad can be used to complete your personality profile and find potential future careers. The platform can also enable us to share opportunities that may be of interest to you for your chosen career. This will enable you to track your careers learning journey over time.
To sign up:
FOR THE FIRST TIME:
- Click the GET STARTED button
- Complete the Personality Quiz.
- Once you have completed your journey on the careers page you will be asked to create an account to save your choice. Students must enter the school pin at this stage to complete this process. See Mrs Devlin for the PIN
SIGN IN FOLLOWING INITIAL REGISTRATION
As part of our aim to raise student aspirations we have invited specialist speakers in to talk about future options and next steps.
This year we have had visits from:
David Handy from Newman University in to talk to Y11s
Richard Farmer in to complete a CV writing workshop
Amelia Rose from Birmingham City University in to talk to Y10 and sixth form
All Y12 students will have the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience. A fantastic opportunity to enable them to try out the sector they may be interested in pursuing a career in or to help decide or rule in or out potential choices.
Take Over Day
2019 saw Take-Over Day continue to grow. A day where students get to have their say and support the staff in running the school. 84 student applications and lots of excitement and enthuisiasm about the application process and being part of the day. Some fantastic feedback from staff and students and as part of this day we we're able to complete a live streamed broadcast from the World Skills Show in Birmingham where they explained the following industries: Engineering, Business, Media, Retail and Emergency Services.
Help, guidance & support:
The links below may help you when it comes to preparing for your next steps, click on the following links for more information:
Further details regarding careers at Blue Coat Church of England Academy can be found in our Provider Access Policy (see Academy Policies.)