Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance

At the Heights, Burnley we offer a comprehensive careers programme from Year 7 to 11, to help our young people find clear pathways to success in whatever they choose to do. Learning about careers, even early on in school life, can help students make informed choices about their futures. At The Heights, Burnley we are committed to providing a planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance.  

This can look different for each student, and our careers programme reflects this, by working with a qualified Careers Advisor, we provide bespoke advice and guidance to each individual. All students, whatever the age, will have access to various career development opportunities which could include: 

  • Work experience (both short and long term placements) 
  • Business and apprenticeship visits 
  • Aspirational speakers 
  • Drop-in sessions, both 1:1 and group work
  • Career workshops working on CV and interview skills 
  • Further Education visits and experiences 
  • Higher Education visits and experiences 
  • Careers Fair 
  • Enterprise opportunities

We follow the Gatsby Benchmarks to help us achieve this and more information on these can be found here: https://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance 

If you would like to find out more information about careers for yourself then have a look at these links, or come and find us in school. 

The Careers Team 

The careers team is led by Miss N Lincoln with support from Miss H Marks.  If you are a business or HE/FE institution and you would like to visit, please see our Provider Access Policy. 

If you would like to view our policy: Careers Provider Access Policy

Skillsometer

Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.

Careerometer

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

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