Careers & Employability
We are committed to enabling all students, regardless of ability, to make well informed, realistic decisions about careers and to raise aspirations. Whilst participating in and enjoying academic lessons, students will be encouraged to develop employability, practical and social skills with confidence to support their future goals and to prepare them for the world of work.
The Careers Guidance in Schools regulations (2013) states that students from Years 8 to 13 are able to access independent and impartial careers guidance. The raising of the participation age (RPA) states that young people are now required to participate in education training until their eighteenth birthday.
Landau Forte QEMS Careers Policy
Please click here for a copy of the latest Careers Policy
We encourage our students to think about their futures from Year 7 onwards. Each student will complete a passport from entry until leaving at the end of Year 11 which asks them to reflect on the work, activities and events they have participated in each term and how this may influence their career choices.
Access to IAG Appointments
All students and parents have access to an impartial information, advice and guidance appointment with Mrs C Wright, the IAG coordinator. This can be booked in one of the following ways:
Students can book an appointment, either in person or through their personal tutor. There are no restrictions on the number of appointments. We operate an open door policy during school hours for students.
The IAG coordinator will ensure that students are aware of the pathways available following on from Year 11 and will, in particular, offer support through important stages such as choosing options in Year 9, work experience in Year 10 and making post 16 applications in Year 11.
The IAG coordinator will also work closely with Heads of Houses and tutors to ensure that students receive the support required to realise and achieve their career ambitions. Additionally, the IAG coordinator will liaise with outside organisations such as Entrust to ensure that those students who require extra careers and transitional support, receive it. Where beneficial to individual Year 11 students, meetings and support will be arranged by the IAG coordinator with future providers and employers to support transition prior to leaving in the summer. We aim for all of our students to move on to positive destinations and remain accessible for students to visit for support after leaving whenever possible.
Events and Activities
Students from all year groups will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of activities throughout the year on and off site which will enhance their understanding of a variety of different careers. These include outside speakers, careers fairs, employer led activities and university visits. In recent years students have been involved in Young Enterprise activities, water harvesting projects with a local engineering company, and trips to Oxford university amongst many others.
We work with the Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to engage with local employers in order to inform our curriculum, support events and provide valuable work exposure. In recent years we have worked with TNT, John Lewis, Timing Solutions, MITIE, Drayton Manor, Snowdome, St. Giles Hospice and many others. We already have a number of employers working with us, but would love to hear from others who are interested.
Any employers who would like to work with us should contact Mrs C Wright.
During Year 9 students will be given a login for New Kudos a careers guidance resource which will help to inspire career ideas and generate a list of careers that may be useful for further research. New Kudos also links into UCAS for research into Higher Education. If students or parents would like the login earlier than Year 9 please contact Mrs C Wright on the above contacts.
AllAbout School Leavers
This website provides school leaver advice including articles on everything from application help to interview tips.
This website covers many different apprenticeships courses, academic courses, vocational training and a wide ranging of learning types.
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.
National Apprenticeship Service
The National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Skills Funding Agency, is the government agency that coordinates apprenticeships in England, enabling young people to enter the skilled trades. Young people can register and apply for live vacancies here.
Not Going to Uni
This website provides advice and guidance for students looking for alternatives to University and advertises live vacancies.
Moving On Magazine
Moving On magazine is a print and online publication devoted to providing a wide range of information regarding choices following school.
For More Information
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me, Mrs Wright: