• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

At Abbey College, our aim is to help our students plan their route through education, in order to make well informed decisions about their futures.  We strive to support our students to see the links between what is learnt in the classroom and the outside world.  We hope this will motivate them in lessons and help them to understand that what they learn at the College will prepare them for an exciting and ever changing world. 

All students take part in an inspiring and nurturing careers programme, starting in Year 6 in our Transition program, which will help students to make decisions about what they might like to do in their future careers.  We believe it is never too early for our students to start thinking about their futures. Attached to this page are our plans and outcomes for all year groups.

Points of Contact.

  • Ms L Pollard, Careers Leader 
  • Mrs C Neville, Careers Coordinator
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - tel: 01487 812352

Gatsby Benchmark.

Abbey College believe that careers guidance is a progressive journey. Our planned careers programme supports students and ensure they receive the relevant careers information, advice and guidance that is suitable for their age and ability by implementation of the 8 Gatsby Career Benchmarks. These Benchmarks were written by Sir John Holman, a former Head Teacher and founder of the National STEM Learning Centre.

Sir John wrote the Good Career Guidance Report after carrying out extensive research.
The 8 benchmarks are a framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice and guidance.

In the report he identifies what 'good' looks like and outlines a framework of eight benchmarks that schools can use to improve their career guidance system.

Please see the attached document for a description of the benchmarks.

Labour Market Information (LMI):

What is LMI?

LMI effectively describes the world of work – ranging from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed, etc. Crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed?

Why is LMI Important to Young People?

‘It is vital, in an environment where new industries are emerging and many of the most important jobs of the future don’t yet exist, that individuals have access to high-quality labour market information and earnings data to underpin their choices’. Anne Milton MP

Please use the links below for useful websites regarding LMI locally and nationwide:

Local:

Greater Cambridge & Peterborough LEP Report

Cambridgeshire Insight

Nationwide:

Careerometer

LMI for All

 

Other Useful Websites

National Careers Service

 

Dates for your diary.

29th March 2019 - Dealine for Year 12 Work Shadowing Paperwork

10th - 14th June 2019 - Year 12 Work Shadowing.

Current Vacancies:

We regularly receive current Apprenticeship and Job Vacancies. Please see the attached documents.

Resources

Students have access to a well-resourced careers library in our Aspirations Zone, with a wide range of current publications and prospectuses, and they can be accessed each school day at break and lunchtimes.  There is also careers computer software which can be accessed from any of the school’s networked computers.  If students have a query or want to talk to someone face to face, then they can call at the Careers office and see Ms Pollard or Mrs Neville. We use the website Fast Tomato for students to research and build their careers plans, the link below will take you to the website. All students have been given a username and password.

Click here to visit the Fast Tomato Website

CEIAG Event

Each year we organise a CEIAG (Careers education, information, advice and guidance) event, where students can find out about a wide variety of careers and ask questions on a one-to-one basis.  The CEIAG event can provide many ideas for possible careers and should ensure that when students are choosing their GCSE options later in the academic year, they will have some idea of the qualifications they require to pursue a chosen career path. 

If you require any further information in regard to the Careers Provision please contact:

  • Ms L Pollard, Careers Leader 
  • Mrs C Neville, Careers Coordinator
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - tel: 01487 812352

Careers & CEIAG Support