The information provided aims to support you on your careers journey at Farringdon Community Academy. . You will find a variety of links that will help you guide you through key points (Yr7, Yr9, and Yr11)
Career Education Information and Advice
Career Guidance is an opportunity for you to have a one-to-one meeting with a careers professional to discuss their ‘next steps’. All year 11 students will have a one-to-one meeting with either Mr Roberts our Careers Advisor, or Debbie James from ToFC. Both advisors are level 6 trained.
You will be issued an appointment time before your meeting. This is an opportunity for you to share ideas and explore your post 16 options, as well as receive information, advice and guidance to help you make an informed decision.
Dates and times of open evening/information evenings and vacancies with local HE providers and employers will be shared via twitter and Facebook, along with emailed directly to your school email account (office 365).
Career Guidance appointments can be requested for Yr9 students wishing to discuss their option choices. To make an appointment please contact Mr Roberts, Careers Advisor.
Careers programme offer (pdf)
Labour Market Information (LMI)
Labour market information tells you about the local or national demand there is for different skills and from different industries. Labour market information tells you:
- Which jobs are likely to be easiest or hardest to find in your area
- Which are the big employers in different areas and which ones have jobs on offer
- What skills employers are looking for and which are in short supply
- How much you can expect to be paid in specific jobs
- What working conditions are like
- What qualifications will be most helpful if you want a certain career
- What the jobs of the future might look like and which jobs might disappear
There are certain areas of industry where the North East performs strongly, and which is likely to grow in the future, based on what we know at the moment. In the North East, the sectors that we expect to grow in the future are: Digital Advanced manufacturing Health and life sciences Energy.
The North East have identified four main growth areas:
Health & Life Sciences
We work closely with our Alumni (leavers) to share their journey with you. We are encouraging Yr11 students to sign up to our Alumni programme so that we can keep in touch and let you know how you can give back to your school, as well as sharing news and updates, and hopefully you can return to share your story and inspire the younger generation!