Menu

Careers

Mrs f adam webThe school aims to provide Careers education, information and advice for all students throughout their time at Mayfield.  We aim to support the aspirations of all our learners and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.

- Mrs F. Adam - Careers Leader

 


Who We Work With


Labour Market Information for Parents/Carers, Teachers & Students - https://www.worldskillsuk.org

Labour market information (LMI) focuses on giving you information about the local area you live in:

  • Wage rates
  • Job availability
  • Skills gaps
  • Unemployment rates
  • Reports from professional bodies
  • Economic summaries from the local area

Labour market information ensures that young people are equipped with the information needed to make well-informed and realistic decisions.

LMI for all  can help us access basic data on different jobs which is helpful as a broad picture. Simply type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop down list, then add your second and third choices to see the comparison. Don’t forget – when you’ve finished comparing wages and job opportunities – visit ProspectsNational Careers Service or iCould

Student Entitlements

All students have the option to access independent advice and guidance through a self-request system.
An interaction with a career's advisor is compulsory for Year 9 & 11 students.
In addition the careers advisor has a set day for the sixth form. 

Year 7 & 8

  • Students are introduced to careers resources and informed how to use them
  • Students learn about Labour Market Information
  • Students are introduced to careers software and websites
  • Students are encouraged to think about what they might like to achieve after they leave school
  • Student start to link careers to the curriculum
  • Students have access to a range of outside businesses and education providers

Year 9

  • Students are encouraged to think about transferable skills
  • Students are encouraged to challenge different stereo types in different job roles
  • All students are seen by the careers advisor and have access to lunch time careers club on allocated days during their options process
  • Students are encouraged to access LMI independently
  • Students have access to a range of outside businesses and education providers
  • Students are encouraged to use the careers resources to find out about different careers/courses

Year 10

  • Students explore Post 16 Pathways
  • Students have access to a range of outside businesses and education providers
  • Students learn about interview technique, expectations in a workplace and preparing a CV
  • Students complete virtual work experience through Speakers for Schools
  • Students are encouraged to access LMI independently

Year 11

  • Students are supported with their post 16 choices and are to think about all options available to them
  • All students are seen by the careers advisor and have access to lunch time careers club on allocated days during their options process
  • Students are encouraged to think about LMI related to their option choice
  • Students seek careers support to discuss entry requirements and to draw a back-up plan
  • Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college open days and taster days with employers. 
  • Students are assisted further with CV writing and personal statements 
  • Students are informed with post 16 deadlines and open evenings
  • Mock Interviews by professionals

Year 12 & 13

  • Students go out on work experience (in Year 12) 
  • UCAS Preparation/Applications/Visits/Follow up
  • Specific advice for careers in Medicine & Law
  • Oxford & Cambridge entrance exam preparation
  • Student Finance information
  • Careers & Higher Education Fair
  • Interviews and guidance for Non UCAS students – alternative to University
  • Higher Apprenticeship information & application support
  • Alumni Masterclass

Year 7

Year 7

Year 8

Year 8

Year 9

Year 9

Year 10

Year 10

Year 11

Year 11

Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Parents

Dear Parents/Carers, here you can find up to date information and resources on the Careers Information Advice and Guidance that can help you and your child.

From time to time information may also be shared via Groupcall, email, and events such as Open Evenings and Parents Evenings

Resources can be found on this site, which you may wish to use in order to support your child in their career decision making.

You may also find the websites below useful:

Barclays Life Skills - Advice for parents in helping their child gain valuable work experience


iCould - Information for parents for students at 14, 16 or 18


Writing Your Personal Statement - Advice from UCAS


Choosing Your Degree Subject - Advice from Which?


Success at School  - Information and Advice for parents


World Skills UK - Up to date Labour Market Information

Get Directions