Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school. We aim to support the aspirations of all our learners and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the well-being of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.

Through a planned programme of activities, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) at St Richard Reynolds aims to help all students to be prepared for their future and enhance their social mobility. They will achieve this by being ambitious and knowing what they need to do to fulfil their ambitions, and how to manage their lifelong career and learning.  

Our designated Careers Leader responsible for Careers Education at SRRCC is Mr D Novak, available at d.novak@srrcc.org.uk

All other enquiries can be made via our dedicated careers email: careers@srrcc.org.uk.

We use the Gatsby Benchmarks at SRRCC to ensure we are meeting best practice in our provision.

The careers programme at SRRCC

Key Stage 3

Students will learn about:

  • Labour market information and employment opportunities in each subject; the diversity of local and national employment options
  • Different types of careers available and their potential pathways through education and work
  • How to identify their own interests, skills and qualities and clarifying their early aspirations
  • About how different businesses operate, including how they are organised and financed
  • The skills and qualities needed to engage in enterprise, including: seeing opportunity, managing risk, marketing, understanding productivity, cash flow and profit
  • The skills needed to manage the decision making process for the choices at the end of Key Stage 3

Experiences and opportunities students will have:

  • The opportunity to volunteer (e.g. through Bronze DoE)
  • A careers networking event, meeting and questioning a variety of employers
  • STEM employer talk from Amazon, with some students entering a competition to design and produce an app
  • Enterprise day to design, produce and present and market a product
  • The options process in Year 9 support students to make informed decisions based on future study and employment

Key Stage 4

Students will learn about:

  • Labour market information and employment opportunities in each subject; the diversity of local and national employment options
  • Developing their knowledge and understanding of their own interests and ambitions and how to achieve them
  • CV writing and interview skills
  • Professionalism and beneficial personal qualities
  • How to maximise the benefit of work experience
  • Post-16 options available; support and guidance about how to apply

Experiences and opportunities students will have:

  • A careers networking event, meeting and questioning a variety of employers
  • One week of work experience
  • A visit to the ‘world of work roadshow to meet employers and post-16 providers
  • Meet with an impartial careers advisor
  • External sessions on managing finances with HSBC

Key Stage 5

Students will learn about:

  • How to write personal statements
  • Student finance
  • How to apply for Oxbridge and specialist university subjects
  • How to use Unifrog
  • Employability skills
  • How to use UCAS

Experiences and opportunities students will have:

  • 1-2-1 careers and guidance interviews
  • 1-2-1 tutorial meetings
  • What Career, What University
  • UCAS conference, Futures workshop
  • University Visit
  • Work experience
  • Careers networking meeting
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