An introduction for Careers
Careers Lead and Adviser: Ms E Jefferies
Senior Leadership Link for Careers: Mrs E Cooper
Community Liaison Officer: Mrs L Wheeler
Careers provision at The Corsham School
Careers Education and Guidance at Corsham School is aimed at providing pupils with information and advice as they make important decisions about their future. We encourage our students to start thinking about their future careers and employment from an early stage. There is a whole programme of activities organised to open the students’ minds to ideas about their future, while also raising aspirations.
This is provided by:
1. A comprehensive Careers Education Programme run by the People and Community department.
2. Provision of Careers Events to give students experience of the world of work.
Activities include external speakers in assemblies, visits to externally organised careers/employability or university fairs, discussion groups, and visits to different workplaces and companies.
We host a Careers Fair every year in school where pupils have the opportunity to meet employers and individual professionals from a whole range of employment sectors and training providers. Pupils can find out about apprenticeships, further and higher education, and employment options. This careers fair runs through the school day so all students can attend.
Additionally, we host our annual University and Apprenticeships Fair, which is an evening event that is optional for all students and parents. This fair is predominantly aimed for students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13, to help them understand more about their next steps and learn about upcoming opportunities.
We highly value contributions made by external employers to inform our students about career pathways available to them. We find students engage very well with these events, for instance, CV writing and interview skills with employers built in to our Year 10 curriculum.
We also support a variety of STEM events to give all students access to employers involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
In Corsham6th, students follow a comprehensive careers programme during core lessons which includes visiting speakers from universities, higher apprenticeship programmes, and more. Some topics may include opportunities and routes after school, gap years, volunteering, finance, networking and much more.
How can I help my child make career decisions?
Our main resource for all things careers, is now Unifrog. Please visit the Unifrog website which has lots of information about your future choices. Unifrog enables you to look at careers based on subjects, interests, strengths, personality and more. It's a great place to get started when discussing with your child about what plan to do after school, or even choosing their GCSE options. Use it to shortlist apprenticeship vacancies, universities, jobs and more.
No matter what year group your child is in, they should have logged into Unifrog already during a tutor time session. If not, they will have had an email sent by Unifrog to their school email to log in for the first time. If you have any issues logging into Unifrog, please speak to Ms Jefferies.
You can also use the Careers Resources web page to find out more information to help you make next steps as well as current opportunities.
Where can I find career resources and the latest opportunities?
Ms Jefferies publishes information on the Careers Resources web page, so don't forget to check regularly for the latest opportunities!
Here you'll find resources such as:
- Open days and events
- Work experience opportunities
- Taster days
- Short online courses
- Apprenticeship vacancies
Also, follow us at @corsham_careers on Instagram to keep up with the latest events, activities, and opportunities.
Could you help inspire the next generation?
If you have skills or expertise which you could share with our students please contact us. We are always looking for volunteers to speak in assemblies, deliver small group talks, join our careers fairs, or run practice interview sessions.
The Corsham School warmly invites providers of technical qualifications and apprenticeships to attend our University Fair, higher degree and apprenticeship evening.
To support our students with any of the above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers appointments are available with our Careers Adviser, Ms Jefferies. She works closely with Year 11, 12, and 13 students, however also provides guidance to students in earlier years. Prioritising those who are making key decisions in their career journey.
Careers appointments are offered to students during school hours. Appointments involving parents & guardians can take place either during school hours or after school between 3pm - 4pm. There is also the option to have an interview in-person face-to-face, or online via Microsoft Teams.
Appointments can be booked using our online booking system, you can book your interview here:
If you're unsure about what to expect from a careers appointment, you can watch this short video:
We encourage other training and education providers to engage with our students at key transition stages (Y9, Y11, Y12, and Y13) so that students are furnished with information about a full range of options available to them in the next stages of their education and/or training. If you are interested in find out more about how you can access our students please see the Provider Access Policy.