Careers Provision

Career and guidance at the UTC

The Energy Coast believes that excellent CEIAG connects learning by preparing pupils for future success in education, employment or training. It motivates young people by giving them high quality careers guidance of the routes to jobs and careers that they will find engaging and rewarding.

Excellent CEIAG widens pupils’ horizons, challenges stereotypes and raises aspirations. It provides pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to make successful transitions to the next stage of their life, in becoming well rounded young people. All pupils will receive unbiased information about the potential next steps, whilst receiving good quality, meaningful opportunities to encounter the world of work.

Our employability programme encapsulates these beliefs and subsequently has a huge impact on preparing our students for the world of work.

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance programme

All students receive a progressive, structured programme through their employability sessions and form tutor programme, as well as many special events including sector-specific workshops, enterprise activities, careers guidance interviews and career enhancement weeks. These include visits to the workplace, CV writing sessions and 1-2-1 interviews with local employers. This is supported by key partnerships with training providers, Higher Education institutions and workplaces such as the University of Cumbria, GEN 2, Inpira and Morgan Sindall.

Our bespoke award-winning 6th form programme encourages students to develop their job seeking skills. Through employer project students will work with local employers on a long-term project, they apply for the position, take part in selection activities and work in teams, presenting back their findings to the employers. These opportunities are unrivalled and throw the students into the employers spotlight, many students take up positions with the employers following the programmes.

If you need any advice or require and further information please contact our careers lead and Vice Principal Simon Richardson – simon.richardson@virtual.energycoastutc.co.uk.

Year group programmes

Click on the link to see the plan for each year group.

Year 10 – Employability Plan

Year 11 – Employability Plan

6th Form Careers Pathway

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