Meet our Careers Team
Mr T Henry
Mrs J Davis
Careers / Work Experience Administrator
Mrs H Rice
The careers library is open from 8:45 – 4:00 every day and we welcome students from all year groups who would like help, advice or guidance.
The careers library is located at the end of the art corridor on the first floor.
Some of things we can help with are:
- Exploring different careers based on your interests and best subjects
- Researching and applying for college or sixth form
- Researching and applying for apprenticeship vacancies
- Writing or refining a CV
- Using job search websites
- Taking a personality test to find matching careers
- Establishing the correct education path for specific careers
- Researching universities and their requirements
- Writing personal statements
- Preparing for a college or job interview
- Talking generally about how to choose a path.
We have an on-going commitment to ensure that all our students have access to good quality impartial careers advice, thereby ensuring that each student has the best possible foundation on which to base their future choices and pathways.
Each student has access to information in the careers library as well as our careers advisers, who offer impartial careers advice for Years 7-11, helping students with their choices. Whether these are selecting GCSEs, researching apprenticeships or making college and course choices, the department is there to help. Every Year 11 is seen by our careers advisers to make sure that they have explored all possible options before making their decision about their post-16 education.
Our careers team offer a wide range of activities and resources, which help our students make good informed decisions about their future as they progress through the school. Our careers library is fully resourced and is open to all students without appointment during break and lunchtimes.
The IT facilities include kudos, introduced in Year 9, a web based programme providing students with career, subject and college information. Another programme is Unifrog, a careers guidance tool which at all times maintains a comprehensive set of every university course, and every apprenticeship vacancy, in the UK. The benefit of being web based is that these programmes can be used at home by the students / parents & carers. Students will only be able to access these sites by a product code only available from the careers team.
Year 11 Careers Evening Follow Up
Thank you to everyone who attended the Y11 careers evening. We have had so much positive feedback from exhibitors, students and parents. Please watch this short Loom to hear the connected talk from our careers leader Mr Henry. This explains the process that students need to follow to move on in September.
Other useful links and resources regarding the transition to college.
See below for all link mentioned in the letter:
Video – Mr Henry – Careers Leader Intro to Year 10 preparation lessons
Video – Level 3 Pathways hosted by Worthing College
Video – Vocational Pathways hosted by GB Met College
Video – Apprenticeship Pathways hosted by Chichester College
Year 10 Info Booklet – All students have received or will shortly receive a physical copy. A quick reference guide to colleges, different course features and apprenticeships.
Year 10 Getting Prepared Worksheet – All students have received or will shortly receive a physical copy. A sheet to help them jot down ideas about the pros and cons of each course style.
Get Careers Confident How-To Videos – A treasure trove of videos covering all sorts of topics to help students and parents think about careers and pathways
Get Careers Confident See-To-Be Videos – A brilliant way to explore job ideas, hear real people talk about them and get inspired
Get Careers Confident Sussex – A guide to all the options in Sussex ranging from College to training centres to apprenticeships
Prospects Website – A great website for exploring job sectors
What Next Guide – A guide for parents and carers to help young people make good informed choices
We also have a new Careers Hub filled with resources for students and parents to access so please take a look.
Apprenticeships Online Workshops
In March our careers team ran two online workshops exploring apprenticeships. Yo can watch the recordings here. If you have any questions please contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read out latest Careers Newsletter with news and updates from the DHS careers team, along with some amazing opportunities for students and parents to get engaged with volunteering and work experience, here.
Kudos Web Portal
All Durrington students have a login to the Kudos Careers System. They are free to use this throughout their time at school. Benefits include:
- Personality tests that can suggest job ideas to explore
- A huge database of jobs showing salary information, skills needed, pathways and snapshots
- Individual student profiles allowing for shortlists, favourites, and suggestions
- Local 16+ destination information
- Industry and subject information
Students can login using their school email address as their username. If they have not already set a password, they can click on the forgotten your details link to set one.
Please contact email@example.com if you need help.
Labour market information covers all data that is gathered and compiled regarding employment and workforce. The purpose is to help people make informed decisions about all aspects of career and education planning. Reports for the UK are produced throughout the year and feature national as well as regional segments.
Tracking our Careers Programme
The impact of the careers programme is measured and assessed regularly to inform its outcomes and development using the following methods.
- Feedback is requested after major events aimed at participant groups including students, parents and externals where applicable
- Future skills questionnaire are sent out to students at key transition points, starting secondary, transition to KS3, GCSE Years and Post 16 Study
- Student destination data (where they move onto) is gathered and analysed to track the range of destinations
- Tracking student assessment and effort grades where careers team intervention takes place
- Tracking the careers programme on Compass+, to monitor it against Gatsby benchmarks
The week of 7th -11th March was National Careers Week with a focus on ‘get curious about careers’ and students at Durrington were given many opportunities to do just that.