Welcome to the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) section of our Website. Here at Redhill we endeavour to provide our pupils with as much information and support as we can in order to give them the best opportunities to succeed in their future career.
Who To Contact?
If you would like to contact any of the people involved in careers provision at Redhill, please use the following methods of communication. We would welcome contact from education/training providers, employers and alumni.
IAG Co-Ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
AHT Pastoral and Pupil Welfare : email@example.com
Curriculum information for pupils, parents and teachers
Our ambition is that through this provision we provide comprehensive exposure to our pupils of the options they have once they leave Redhill. Pupils will receive guidance and assistance in making purposeful, personal choices that provide a pathway to achieve their aspirations. We also ensure that our students understand the qualities and positive attitudes that allows success within all working environments.
In addition, there are opportunities for pupils in Year 9-11 to access their Googleclassroom account for individual support and Careers guidance. We also welcome contact from our Alumni to support raising the aspirations of our learners. Careers@redhill.dudley.sch.uk
Post-16 information for pupils and parents
All Year 11 pupils will be invited to attend a post 16 information evening in the Autumn Term.
· Study subjects you enjoy or are interested in to a high level of detail
· Allow you to have a great base in a subject prior to studying at university
· Gives a chance to develop as an independent learner
· Allow you to try new subjects that you may not have studied previously at school
· Can take subjects that are well linked and complement each other
· Lots of opportunities to study A-levels are available locally
Information on applications to A-levels and the kind of opportunities available can be found at the following links.
· Study a subject you enjoy or are interested in to a high level of detail
· Allow you to have a great base in a subject often providing practical hands-on experience, which could lead to employment or further study
· Gives a chance to develop as an independent learner
· Lots of opportunities to study vocational subjects available locally
Information on applications to a Vocational course and the kind of opportunities available can be found at the following links.
· Earn money while learning transferable skills
· Be in a working day-to-day environment
· No tuition fees to pay back through your working life
· Wide range of diverse opportunities (many ‘white collar’ sectors now offer apprenticeships such as in IT and accountancy as well as industrial sectors)
· Network as you learn skills to find out about the opportunities in your field of work
· You can apply at any time; during or after year 11, when at college to compliment the course you are taking or post-18 when you leave college.
· There are different levels, so you may consider a degree level apprenticeship in Post-18 choices
· Can work for a local company with a few employees or apply to a large, multi-national company
· You normally spend most of your time working in the work place to develop your skills, but you may have to spend some time at a college that supports the apprenticeship
Information on applications to an apprenticeship and the kind of opportunities available can be found at the following links.
· A traineeship is an education and training programme which incorporates work experience, preparing young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.
· Designed for people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.
· A traineeship has three core elements:
· A high-quality work experience placement with an employer.
· Work preparation training, provided by the training organisation.
· English and maths support, if required, provided by the training organisation.
· Traineeships last anything up to a maximum of 6 months with the content tailored to the needs of the business and the individual.
Information on applications to a traineeship and the kind of opportunities available can be found at the following links.
The Armed Forces
The armed forces provide a chance to be within the military but develop skills and a mentality that will stand you in great stead for the rest of your life should you leave the services.
Information on applications to an armed force and the kind of opportunities available can be found at the following links.
Labour Market Information
The Local Labour Market Information is a great tool to begin career and aspiration conversations, as it shows the leading industries in the local area, currently and in the future. This can allow pupils to investigate these areas for future careers and develop their skills to suit the changing job market.
Work Experience information for pupils, parents and providers
Work experience is an opportunity for Year 10 pupils to get out into the local and wider community to learn, understand and appreciate how a workplace that is of interest to them operates successfully.
It is important pupils made a purposeful choice about their work experience.
They should consider:
1) How the work placement will give them insight into a career them may be considering
2) How the work experience will stand them in good stead when making post-16 applications should they be considering certain apprenticeships or college courses
3) Daily transport to and from the work placement
Pupils have the opportunity to arrange their own work experience placement that works for them. We encourage students to leave their comfort zone. A placement should not be the most convenient, but it should be the most worthwhile for the individual.
A logbook will be provided for the work experience week to allow pupils to record their daily tasks and to research the fundamental operations of the work place.
Making links with Redhill
Are you an employer, training or Post-16 provider? Would you like to work with pupils at Redhill or discuss potential partnerships?
At Redhill we firmly believe in the importance of establishing and embedding partnerships with local business and training providers. If you would like to work the staff or students at Redhill (such as through PSHE or assemblies) or have an idea about potential opportunities for students (such as work experience / work-placed visits opportunities) please contact Mr Bacciochi or Mrs Elwell using the following e-mail:
All Information published to be reviewed April 2019