Here at Uckfield College we have a professional careers advisor and a dedicated careers office. Our senior careers leader is Sara Marshallsay Deputy Principal firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are given extensive resources to support them with their career choices and the careers department work closely with Directors of Year and tutors to support students to make choices about their future.
The Careers provision starts well before the Sixth Form. In years 7 to 9 we have drop-down Careers and PSHCE days which work 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.
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 the ongoing future planning we encourage the use of the excellent online resources listed below: