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La Retraithe Sixth Form

Careers

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.

In sixth form, there is a dedicated careers team on hand to support students with their career’s 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.

Our UCAS adviser and Business Engagement Officer guides students with their university applications, student finance, personal statements, and interviews, alongside offering support in obtaining industry placements, work experience and volunteering.

In addition to students have access to mentoring, assistance with interview exam preparation and the Unifrog careers platform for support with 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.

YEAR 12

  • Career-focused PSHE programme
  • ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (includes 50 hours volunteering and 2-week work experience)
  • As part of the T Level Scholarship students will attend workshops in employability skills training delivered by Spiral Lambeth.
  • UCAS Fair
  • Education and childcare T level students will receive paediatrics first aid training and NCFE accreditation
  • Business engagement with:
  • Bridge Digital Australia
  • Rail Delivery Group
  • Mako
  • My Exam Season
  • L’OREAL
  • Comensura
  • Bindmans.

 

 

YEAR 13

  • Guest speakers from a wide range of organisations and occupations, including:
  • Speakers for Schools
  • Unto University
  • InvestIn
  • NHS Careers
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • IT Manager talks on digital careers
  • Subject teacher engagement with T Level Education and Childcare
  • Links with firms in the city including Livery Companies
  • As part of the T Level Scholarship students will attend workshops in employability skills training delivered by Spiral Lambeth
  • Careers and Apprenticeship day
  • Brokerage visits to business
  • CV and interview preparation including CV and cover letter writing workshops
  • Virtual employer engagement
  • Education and childcare T level students will receive paediatrics first aid training and NCFE accreditation
  • Digital T Level students receive certification in Python.
  • Business engagement with:
  • Bridge Digital Australia
  • Rail Delivery Group
  • Mako
  • My Exam Season
  • L’OREAL
  • Comensura
  • Bindmans.

 

 

Some of the partners we work with include:

  • ACCA Think Ahead
  • Compass Group
  • Canary Wharf Group PLC
  • Park Plaza Hotel and Resorts
  • PWC
  • Etc.Venues
  • Morgan Sindall Group
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS
  • British Film Institute
  • CAPITA
  • Hearst
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Lambeth Council
  • London South Bank University
  • Rio Ferdinand Foundation
  • Willmot Dixon
  • Springboard
  • SKANSKA
  • Sainsburys
  • Fulham Football Club
  • Go Mammoth
  • Knight Harwood
  • Mears
  • Rail Delivery Group National Rail.

Contacts:

Careers Advisor, Ms Boyle: at aboyle@laretraite.co.uk

UCAS adviser and Business Engagement Officer: nweekly@laretraite.co.uk.

If you would like to contact our Careers Lead, Ruth Coyle, you can email her at admin@laretraite.co.uk

CAREERS GUIDANCE POLICY

PROVIDER ACCESS STATEMENT

Introduction

This statement sets out the school's arrangements for managing the access of providers to secondary students at our school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Management of provider access requests

Opportunities for access.

Our provision includes various opportunities for students to access a range of events. These are mainly integrated into the school's careers programme and curriculum. These events are therefore delivered internally, with contribution from external providers where appropriate.

Procedure

A provider, other than the school, wishing to request access should contact the Headteacher or Director of Sixth Form, via the school's contact details.

Local providers are invited to key relevant events. In addition, external providers interested in coming into the school should speak to the Careers Lead. The details can be gained by calling the school's main switchboard or via admin@laretraite.co.uk.

The school's policy on safeguarding sets out the approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.

Resources

Once visits have been agreed, the school will provide appropriate rooming to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature.