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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Careers and Guidance

Have you thought about your future?

College? Sixth Form? Apprenticeship?

What is your ideal job? What careers interest you?

Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employment throughout their working lives.
 
Consilium Academies are working with their schools to make sure that all our pupils have the opportunity to access a range of advice and guidance on careers, including academic and technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Our aim is to cover all opportunities and allow pupils to receive a balanced approach to career guidance. Buile Hill welcomes input from all providers of access to education, training and employment. 

Here at Buile Hill, we strive towards:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and Labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Brendan Prendergast is available for careers advice and guidance and is based in the LRC email: prendergast.b@builehillschool.org.uk

Buile Hill Academy has achieved the gold award in CEIAG which we are hoping to renew this year, this means that we meet the stringent criteria necessary to provide a first-class service for all our pupils. Our work is regularly assessed externally by CEIAG professional organisations such as the Institute of careers guidance.

As part of student entitlement, careers education, information, advice, and guidance are embedded across our curriculum, this involves guidance on the labour market, trends, decision making & choices, employability, curriculum vitae support, application form support including UCAS progress, support with interviews and research techniques including career planning, and self-awareness questionnaires such as plotr and icould buzz quiz.

We also provide independent and impartial careers advice and guidance to all our year 8, 9, 10, and 11 pupils on an individual basis where students have the opportunity to discuss post 16 options for further education, work-based routes or employment. All work is monitored and evaluated from both a school and student/parent or guardian perspective. We have a wealth of materials and resources in our careers library and access to electronic versions via web-based products.

We also hold a careers fair each spring with a range of employers, training providers, colleges and universities attending. Students have the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at the career fair, which includes practical task areas.

Students also visit colleges, sixth forms and other training providers during school year 10. There are also visits to universities and higher education fairs from year 8 onwards.

Mock interviews will also take place for year 10 students this year.

Some useful websites:

https://www.ucas.com/?schemes=16-18_Choices&theme=all_stages
https://www.gov.uk/further-education-courses
https://www.yourcareerguide.co.uk
http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/p/choosing-career-paths.html
http://www.plotr.co.uk/advice/advice-for-parents/
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/index.htm
https://www.studential.com/careers-advice