Careers

Mr Noakes

Hi my name is Mr Noakes and I am the lead for careers education at John Willmott School.

Mrs K Dwyer also works alongside me and the leadership link is Miss T Richards.


Open Days, Tasters & Trials

 



 

 


Upcoming

Titan Partnership – Careers and Skills Fair

https://www.titancareersandskillsfair.com/



Year 7

Guide on how different subjects link to different careers

Careers video Library

Online careers guide with chatroom for questions on careers with different employers (no email required to use the site)

Year 8

Guide on how different subjects link to different careers

Online careers guide with chatroom for questions on careers with different employers (no email required to use the site)

Careers video Library

Year 9

Information about Apprenticeships

Guide on how different subjects link to different careers

Education documentary on young people on different work placements

Online careers guide with chatroom for questions on careers with different employers (no email required to use the site)

Careers video Library

Year 10

Information about Apprenticeships

Education documentary on young people on different work placements

Online careers guide with chatroom for questions on careers with different employers (no email required to use the site)

Careers video Library

Free app for CV creation

CV Builder

CV writing guidance

Personal statement guide

Year 11

Information about Colleges

Information about Apprenticeships

University exploration and course search

Education documentary on young people on different work placements

Free app for CV creation

CV Builder

CV writing guidance

Personal statement guide

Year 12

University exploration and course search

Compare Universities

University alternatives

Free app for CV creation

CV Builder

CV writing guidance

Personal statement guide

Year 13

University exploration and course search

Compare Universities

University alternatives

Free app for CV creation

CV Builder

CV writing guidance

Personal statement guide

Other Useful Careers Websites


I am available to support students from any year group in school regarding their ‘next steps’ as they progress through school and leave school either at the end of Year 11 or Year 13.

Students can drop in and see me in room 34 or contact me via email – j.noakes@jws.bham.sch.uk.  So students, please feel free to email me with any questions you may have regarding your ‘next steps’ or want to know anything else about the careers programme, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 Overview of Careers programme

Year GroupActivityGatsby Benchmark
7Titan Careers and Skills Fair  2,8
7Virtual Reality Careers Experience2,3,4
8Virtual Reality Careers Experience2,3,4
    9    Undergraduate mentoring programme: promoting independence and developing communication skills3,8
    9    Broadening Horizons2,4,5,7
9Big Bang UK Young scientist careers Fair2,5,8
    10    Undergraduate mentoring programme:  careers advice, target setting, CV writing3,8
10      Kudos: online careers platform   Victor: VR careers program2,3,4
    10    Core Subject Activity4
    10    Reach Higher3,8
Y10 HAPDAP        Campus Experience7
Y10 HAPDAP    STEM Workshops  4
    10    Code Your Future2,4,7
    10      Careers in Film & TV Workshop4,6,7
10        Language Immersion Day4,7
Y11        Elevate Education:   Ace Your Exams Study Skills3
Y11 HAPDAP          Campus Experience7
Y11 HAPDAP        STEM Workshops  4
12        Make Your Move Conference2,7
Y12        SOMAD Workshop: Raising awareness of personal goals3
Y12        JLR Insight Days selected students4,5,6,7
Y12    1 to 1 careers interviews with Aim Higher Ambassador or KS5 Mentor8
Y12Kudos   Victor2,3,4
Y12Future fest  3,7
Y12Culture Capital Day  2,4,6,7
Y12Mock Interviews with AH staff  8
Y12      Well Being Day3
Y12Individual Targeted Taster days at universities3,4,5,7
Y12UCAS Application Day  3,
Y12    Work experience5,6
Y12 & 13Widening participation schemes: Social Mobility Foundation, Pathway to Birmingham, Aston Pathway to Health Care2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Y131 to 1 interviews and support for UCAS Applications  3,8
Y13Oxbridge Preparation Activities3,8
    Y13Medical Students Preparation Activities3,8
Y13      Student Finance Speaker7
Y13Money, Money, Money: Learning how to budget at university  7

Provider Access Policy Statement

We work with partners to ensure students have access to a range of educational and training providers at the relevant phase of their education including approved technical qualifications or apprenticeships.  Partners will be invited to be represented at key careers events that will be timetabled throughout the year.  In line with the Technical and Further Education Act 2017 partners will be involved in careers fairs and assemblies and on mutual agreement opportunities for visits and workshops will be facilitated.  Providers wanting to be involved in the structured careers programme should contact the Careers Lead at the school to discuss feasibility.  Grounds for access will be agreed on an individual basis and on student need.  Details of premises and facilities will be provided by each careers lead to partners.

Year 8 Options

Next Steps Year 11

Next Steps Year 13

Other Useful Careers Websites