Pupils at Archbishop Temple School are given an excellent start as far as academic achievement is concerned, but for our young people we are only one step along a pathway of lifelong learning. The opportunity to develop skills to make informed decisions about their future is crucial to ensuring that our pupils fulfil their potential. To this end we make provision for pupils to gain independent and impartial careers guidance.
As early as Year 8 we introduce the concept of post 16 choices through events such as EXPO, a careers exhibition involving local employers and training providers. We build on this in Year 9 with further experiences for pupils at local colleges so that they make the vital link between GCSE option choices and their future career pathway. During Year 10 and 11 there are further opportunities for the pupils to experience the range of provision available from post 16 providers and training organisations within Lancashire. This is achieved through visits to local colleges, visits by speakers to assemblies and workshops that run throughout crucial times of year when pupils may want to build on and clarify the information they have gathered. In addition, pupils and parents have access to Lancashire Interactive, a comprehensive careers package which can be accessed remotely.
Very importantly we have our very own careers adviser who works with pupils on an individual basis to investigate career pathways. This is particularly important within a changing labour market and at a time when the training opportunities for young people are affected by numerous external factors.
Useful contacts and websites for further information:
The Apprenticeship Guide
A fantastic online guide to allow young people from Years 7 -11 to raise their awareness of the varied apprenticeships on offer linked to their curriculum subjects in school.
National Careers Service
Click on ‘young people’ or call 0800 100 900
Rate My Apprenticeship
An excellent online resource to find out more about the specialist of employers and the different levels of apprenticeships that they deliver, gap years, and sponsored degrees. Sign up for their free newsletter.
Lots of quality advice & information on what universities are looking for from young people taking certain AS/ A levels subjects.
A wide list of prospectuses for Lancashire, lists every course in every college in Lancashire. It is also an excellent link to find out more about life at university and the world of higher education. Click on some of the boxes of the main home page
Years 10 & 11
An excellent on line weblink which allows young people to find out more about the world of work and the essential need for employability skills for the modern workplace.
Click on the ‘young people’ link and create a free account.
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Find an apprenticeship
National database of employer apprenticeships for year 11 pupils. Create a free account and find out about employer vacancies.
Independent Careers Adviser
Victor Ficorilli, Independent Careers Adviser, is in school every two weeks to offer career guidance to Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils. He can be contacted on email@example.com.
There is a Careers Noticeboard in the school library. There are also a selection of useful careers books and literature available to read.
Other useful websites