Here at Uckfield College we have professionally qualified Careers Advisors and a dedicated Careers Office. Our senior Careers Leader is Sara Marshallsay, Deputy Principal. To request a meeting with the careers team please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Provider Access Policy can be viewed here.
Students are given extensive resources to support them with their career choices and the careers department works closely with Directors of Year and tutors to support students to make choices about their future. Most of the information here is aimed to inspire our students. Further information can be found for Parents, Teachers and Employers.
Our Careers provision starts in Year 7 and extends through to Year 13. Careers education is provided through a combination of drop-down Careers and PSHCE days, Life Learning lessons and careers events (such as visiting speakers and careers fairs). The careers education programme works alongside Personal Development Time sessions and Mentoring to help our students to build a view of themselves and the outside world. In year 10 students complete one week of work experience, focusing on their future career aspirations and in year 11 students have 1:1 interviews with the Sixth Form Team plus careers fairs and careers education during tutor time. Sixth Form students have dedicated careers education days, employer visits, work experience and future focused assemblies. A more detailed outline of the careers education programme is available here.
Career planning is an ongoing process. The world of work continually changes and as a student develops throughout their time with us, their preferences and strengths change or become more refined. We encourage students to engage in continuous independent exploration of career opportunities and as well as providing bespoke resources to support their ongoing future planning we encourage the use of the excellent online resources listed below:
Careermag for Students and Teachers:
Target Magazine for Parents:
You can subscribe to Careermag here
Welcome to the Careerometer
For up-to-date labour market information comparing the average wage and working hours of different jobs
This Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information
Click on the dotted square and type in the career you are interested in.
There is also some great information about apprenticeships on the following links:
Many large employers use aptitude tests as part of their recruitment process.
If you want to practice these kinds of tests, here are some examples you can use: