Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
At Three Rivers Academy careers and developing aspirations are a priority for all students.
Through-out the careers programme students have the opportunity to:
- To discuss their aspirations
- Meet employers and gain experience of the real-life world of work
- Make informed choices about their academic and career options
- Create an action plan to help them meet their career goals
- Develop an understanding of employability skills
- Successfully manage key transitions
- Discrete employability skills are explored in Aware lessons
- Year 9 careers scheme of work in Aware
- Access to the kudos careers websites
- Year 9 options process
- Careers fairs
- Year 10 and 11 students benefit from the ‘Futures’ Friday’ programme
- Year 10 students are expected to complete a week of work experience
- CVs and covering Letters
- The Big Interview
- Aware and tutorial programme
- Sixth form taster lessons
- Careers fairs
Students at Three Rivers Academy Sixth Form are supported throughout their two years with structured learning in their tutorials focusing on the range of opportunities for them. Support includes:
- External speakers
- Next Steps Programme
- Careers Interviews
- University trips
- All Year 12 students attend the National Apprenticeship Show at Sandown Racecourse
- Apprenticeship and job opportunities are placed on the noticeboard
- Unifrog is used to support students in making their applications for higher education and apprenticeships
- Year 12 students are expected to complete a week of work experience
Students in year 9-11 can log into Kudos to learn about different careers. They should ask their aware teacher for the code needed to enter the website.
Careers helpline for teenagers
National Careers Service – lots advice on jobs, careers and CVs.
Information about apprenticeships
Start – An interactive careers website aimed at 11-24 year olds
Information on Careers in Specific Sectors
Enrichment and Extra Curricular
Being involved in extra-curricular activities is a great way to learn new skills, gain new experience and will enrich any CV, college, university or job application.
- National Citizen Service – A subsidised project that runs in the school holidays that gives your people the opportunity to volunteer and gain new skills. Being involved in this will enhance any college, university or job application.
- Volunteering – V inspired has volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds
- Duke of Edinburgh Award – At Three Rivers Academy students in years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to complete the Bronze and Silver Awards.
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) opportunities are delivered by the relevant departments.
- Sports and PE – The PE department and the academies run a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Being part of a sports team is a great way to show teamwork and develop resilience skills.
- Other opportunities for enrichment are regularly advertised through the school bulletin.