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Careers Education

Website Review Date: September 2019

Years 7 & 8

Group work looking at National Careers Service
Soapbox Challenge
Funky Lunch
Individual Careers Interviews – Year 8

Fast Tomato
Academy reference: OCKS
Web-based programme allows students to answer a questionnaire which gives them feedback on potential careers based around their answers. User ID and password required which is available from Mrs Buckingham.

Soapbox Challenge
Flexible cross-curricular workshop. Students and guests work together to imagine, plan, design, manufacture, promote and pitch their own REAL soap product.

National Careers
A web-based programme which enables students to research jobs through the Job Profile section. Other helpful information is available on what kind of job etc. and CV writing.

Launch Careers
Look at an individual’s motivation for success. Launch is an acronym.
Launch: Learning mindset
Attitude: Difference between winning and losing
The remainder of the acronym will be revealed during the session.

Year 9 and 10

Individual career interview
Motivational Speaker (Year 10 only)
Opportunity Thurrock (Year 10 only)
National Enterprise Challenge
Chocolate Challenge

Stock Market Challenge
Teams working together investing £15,000 in any one of 9 fictitious companies on the ever-changing Stock Market Challenge Trading Scheme. Students work together for information analysis, taking calculated risks, adapting to change and predicting success.


Year 11

Individual career interview
Two week work experience placement
UCAS Progress
Motivational Speaker

Year 12 and 13

Individual career interview
Personal coaching
One day a week work placement
Motivational Speaker
Opportunity Thurrock (Year 12 only)
Mock Interview Day
University trips
Enabling Enterprise

Career Map
CareerMap is the leading website for 16-24 year olds looking for a pathway into employment. The Google Maps interface on the site is super easy to use. The CareerMap team recognise the first steps in a young persons career can be confusing, so everything has been kept very simple. In the short time since it’s launch the site is rapidly becoming the number one go to for young people seeking new opportunities in all career sectors

Meet the Team

Mr Trevor Anderson Careers Leader 01708 851661
Miss Annick Janganant Personal Coach Located in the Business Centre
Mrs Dawn Ritchie Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Education IAG Located in the Business Centre
Mr Jonathan Black Careers IAG Careers Advisor, Located in the Business Centre
Miss Emmanuella Olaore Careers IAG Careers Advisor, Located in the Business Centre

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