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Careers Programme Information

All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them choose pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers and sustain employability throughout their lives.

We believe that all young people will lay the foundations for their future economic well-being through their subject and careers learning at school. Appropriate CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) helps students achieve their full potential and raises aspirations whilst at the same time providing equal access for all, and as such is an essential part of school life.

Our designated Careers Lead is Mr James Lee, who receives SLT support from Assistant Principal, Mr Graham Samuels and from the Careers Link Governor. We also have two careers advisors from Hertfordshire Services for Young People who are in College each week to meet with students and offer impartial advice. Our Careers Programme has been developed and refined over a number of years and is designed to enable the College to achieve all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks, which serve as a framework for improvement in careers provision and have been adopted as part of the Government's Careers Strategy and statutory guidance for schools and colleges. We also work with the Careers & Enterprise Company and our colleagues at BSET to share best practice.

Hockerill recognises the need for individual guidance for students in making decisions about, and applications to, university. The Careers Lead assists with all university applications, both in the UK and abroad. Most Year 13 students enter Higher Education institutions, although degree apprenticeships are growing in popularity with more students choosing to apply for them also. Of those students opting to take a gap year most have either deferred entry or will be seeking assistance with their university applications during their year out. We also provide tailored support to the significant number students across the College who aspire to study at Oxford or Cambridge or for medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.

All students within the college have a login for Unifrog which can be used to aid careers exploration, as a resource in PSHE lessons and form time and for university or apprenticeship applications.

For further information, please contact James Lee (Careers Lead)


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