Students follow a comprehensive careers programme called ‘Steps to Success’, which enables them to develop the skills and attributes required for the world of work.
At La Retraite 6, there is a dedicated careers team on hand to support students with their careers applications, and an independent careers adviser to meet with students for 1:1 careers guidance, interview preparation and to assist with destinations decisions post-18.
We have achieved the Quality in Careers Standard award which fully incorporates the Gatsby Benchmarks and recognises the quality and breadth of our careers provision
Our UCAS adviser and Business Engagement Officer guides students with their university applications, issues around student finance, writing personal statements and conducting interviews, alongside offering support in obtaining industry placements, work experience and volunteering.
In addition, students have access to mentoring, assistance with interview preparation and the Unifrog careers platform which provides support with writing personal statements.
The impact of our careers programme is measured through student panels, usage figures in Unifrog and destination data which is compiled each year.
The Access Project
The School has developed a partnership with 'The Access Project' which supports our most able students to get to the top universities through a combination of tailored 1:1 tutoring in a subject of their choice and regular mentoring with an expert in the field of their choice. This programme represents our scholarship offering at KS5 and students are invited to apply for it on entering Year 12 in September for more information visit our Access Project page Here
FOBBS (Figures of Black British Society)
We are currently working with FOBBS (Figures of Black British Society), the FOBBS app is a programme that focuses on delivering high quality information of figures with Black British heritage, which benefits our students with the knowledge they need to be sustainable in current society. For further information on FOBBS please visit their website Here
Some of the partners we work with include:
- ACCA Think Ahead
- Compass Group
- Canary Wharf Group PLC
- Park Plaza Hotel and Resorts
- Morgan Sindall Group
- Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS
- British Film Institute
- HM Revenue & Customs
- Lambeth Council
- London South Bank University
- Rio Ferdinand Foundation
- Willmott Dixon
- Fulham Football Club
- Go Mammoth
- Knight Harwood
- Rail Delivery Group National Rail.
Careers Advisor, Ms Boyle: at email@example.com
UCAS adviser and Business Engagement Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to contact our Careers Lead, Ruth Coyle, you can email her at email@example.com
Access to Labour Market Information
Students access up-to-date Labour Market Information via our Careers platform: https://www.unifrog.org/
Parent and Carers can also access local borough’s labour market Information here: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/la/1946157253/report.aspx