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Stoke Damerel Community College

Careers

Careers @SDCC

We take the future of all of our students very seriously through the Careers programme at Stoke Damerel Community College - we are aiming to help them discover:

  • Who am I?
  • How do I want to live my life?
  • What is important to me?

Careers and Employability Manager
Sarah Trezona
Email: strezona@sdcc-smhc.net 
Telephone: 01752 556065

Careers Team Information

Senior Leadership Link
 

Karen Merricks

  • Head of School at SMHC and Senior Leadership Team link
  • Strategic responsibility for CEIAG for Careers Education, IAG and STEAM.

 

Careers and Employability Manager 

Sarah Trezona

  • Develop external links to support CEIAG within curriculum areas
  • Support the development of employability skills 
  • Develop links with local and national employers 
  • Signpost students to appropriate CEIAG advice and information 
  • Provide 1:1 impartial Information Advice and Guidance to students
  • Support the delivery of the careers advice programme
  • Liaison with local FE colleges, training providers and Universities
  • Liaison with the Enterprise Adviser
  • Review and evaluation of the career programme
  • Oversight of Next Steps South West contract

 

Next Steps South West Coordinator 

 

Next Steps South West Coordinator 

  • Next Steps is a National Outreach programme to inspire young people into Higher Education
  • Organises, administers and coordinates events for students in Years 9- 13 under the Next Steps contract
  • Core activities to address barriers to HE progression
  • Contribution to the school's careers offer and Gatsby benchmarks
  • Provides funding for HE campus visits for classes or year groups

STEAM Coordinators
 

Dan Hatherway

  • Coordinates STEAM events in the school
  • Manages the STEAM committee across the school
  • Develop a team of STEAM ambassadors within the school
  • Delivers assemblies across the school
  • Lego club- exploring chain reaction
  • Liaison with local FE colleges when they have STEAM events
  • Coordinate women into STEAM events held at Exeter University

Zach Courtenay

  • Coordinates STEAM events in the school
  • Manages the STEAM committee across the school
  • Develop a team of STEAM ambassadors within the school
  • Delivers assemblies across the school
  • Lego club- exploring chain reaction
  • Liaison with local FE colleges when they have STEAM events
  • Coordinate women into STEAM events held at Exeter University

Careers Student Information 

Your Future in STEM
View STEM Guide here 

 

Click below to see up-to-date information on local training and employment opportunities.

HotSW Careers HubStudent Padlet here

Careers Parents Information 

For information about Apprenticeships please click link below. 
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

 

 

Click below to see up-to-date information on local training and employment opportunities.

HotSW Careers HubStudent Padlet here

 

 

National Careers Service

Next Steps South West website:  https://nextstepssw.ac.uk/

 

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Volunteering

If you would like to support the school by volunteering your time or getting involved in the curriculum, we would like to hear from you.

For more information, please get in touch with Sarah Trezona, Careers and Employability Manager, by emailing: strezona@sdcc.net  or by telephone 01752 556065. 

 

Education Providers Access Policy

Provider Access  

This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose 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. 

Pupil entitlement

 All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

  •  to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point; 
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events; 
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
     

Management of provider access requests 

Any provider wishing to request access should contact Sarah Trezona, Careers and Employability Manager, Telephone: 01752 556065;

Email: strezona@sdcc-smhc.net 

Opportunities for access to a number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.

Santander UK Enterprise Adviser 

We have recently joined forces with Santander UK and are very fortunate to have William Booth - Customer Service Manager, as our Enterprise Adviser.

Employers and Education Providers 

'Baker Clause'

For more information please get in touch with Sarah Trezona, Careers and Employability Manager by emailing: strezona@sdcc-smhc.net  or by telephone 01752 556065. 

Education Providers Access Policy

Provider Access  

This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose 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. 

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

  •  to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point; 
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events; 
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses. 

Management of provider access requests 

Any provider wishing to request access should contact Sarah Trezona, Careers and Employability Manager, Telephone:01752 556065;

Email: strezona@sdcc-smhc.net 

Opportunities for access to a number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.

Useful careers websites and resources for parents, staff and students 

‘National Careers Service’ Job Profiles: Use the following link to access job profiles. Use these profiles to explore your career ideas. nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

National Apprenticeship Service - use the following link to search and apply for vacancies www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

Icould- Free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice and Labour Market Information /icould.com

Careers box National on line careers film and video library. You will be able to watch real people doing real jobs to help give you more of an insight 

‘All about Careers’ A careers site highlighting job profiles, updates on job sectors, career matching tool and featured employer links www.allaboutcareers.com 

‘My kinda future’ - A careers site to build your CV, meet employers and find a job mykindafuture.com/

‘Get my first job’ - a website to look at Apprenticeships and Traineeships getmyfirstjob.co.uk

U Explore - website.u-explore.com

Skills Launch Pad Plymouth

Success at School- successatschool.org

Career advice for schools and students aged 13-19. Search jobs, advice & find out about employers, work experience, courses, career choices, apprenticeships. 

General useful careers sector websites

Creative jobs and careers discovercreative.careers

NHS careers www.healthcareers.nhs.uk

Careers in sport  www.sportengland.org/

Construction Industry Training Board http://citb.co.uk/

Engineering Industry Training Board https://ecitb.org.uk/

Careers in law www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/

FutureMorph- Science and maths careers www.wherestemcantakeyou.co.uk- Where STEM can take you.

Public Services 

raf.mod.uk/recruitment

Devon Cornwall Police

army.mod.uk

royalnavy.mod.uk/careers

Post 18 Useful websites 

Not going to University looks at alternative options to going to University including Higher and Degree Apprenticeships 
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Gap/Year Voluntary abroad working in Wildlife and Conservation, Teaching and Medicine www.goabroad.com/gap-year

University application process www.ucas.com

Information on graduate employment and demographics www.prospects.co.uk

Ruthlessly independent university guide (student view) www.push.co.uk

Independent site supporting the university application process  www.applytouni.com

Search, review and compare subjects at universities and colleges in the UK 

www.unistats.co.uk

Lots of useful support from interviews to key questions about HE www.studential.com/

Offers course search and money facts  www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

Quality assurance site – reports on HE institutions www.qaa.ac.uk

Labour Market Information (LMI) –it is important to consider what employment opportunities are going to be available in the future and where these are likely to be www.nomisweb.co.uk or www.statistics.gov.uk

For information on student finance from ‘Student Finance England’

www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

Student funding www.studentcashpoint.co.uk

University open days listed here www.opendays.com

Template guides for personal statements www.studential.com/personalstatements

www.studentastic.co.uk

Tips on how to survive the student life! www.bestcourse4me.com includes an excellent clearing course finder if you need a results day Plan B

Gap Year www.yearoutgroup.co.uk and www.goabroad.com/gap-year to find out more about taking a gap year 

Careers is about finding out….

Who am I?  How do I want to live my life?  What is important to me?