There is much evidence to suggest that providing young people with opportunities to learn about the world of work and where they belong in it, can have a big impact and make a real difference to their lives. At Wetherby high School we offer a range of experiences and platforms for our students to learn about and gain first-hand experience about the world of work.
Through the Chronicle, Wetherby high TV, PSHE lessons and by having a stable career programme our students gain careers knowledge and experience. Our students gain information from the local careers market, the labour market and through linking careers with the curriculum. Wetherby High students have encounters with employers and employees, with further and higher education providers and have work experience opportunities. (This year’s work experience will be virtual).
Through assemblies, noticeboards, apprenticeship talks and fairs, and local post 16 providers fairs are students are able to make informed choices and decisions about their futures.
We work in partnership with our parents to support students in career making decisions and offer support through whole year group meetings, phone calls, emails, and direct individual meetings.
We run a variety of work-related activities across the year groups offering Enterprise Opportunities and competitions and for the understanding and development of employability skills. These include work experience, post 16 fairs, post 16 information evenings and coaching sessions where students access information on differing post 16 pathways, post 16 providers, learn how to search for a course, how to apply, how to write CV’s or personal statements, interview preparation, mock interviews with personal from local businesses advice on apprenticeships at all levels. Students have an online learning platform where they can gain information about careers, applications and preparation for interviews. The students have also motivational and careers talks from various providers and have access to useful websites.