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At Etone College, the Careers Programme is delivered throughout Years 7 to 11 during Learning for Life (LfL) lessons and with additional diarised careers enrichment opportunities. We believe that by providing regular, impartial information about the variety of careers and pathways, pupils can make an informed choice about how to get on to their chosen career path.

In Years 7 and 8, pupils look at their achievements, skills and qualities and investigate the value of work in society. They also consider ways in which the world of work is changing and the skills that will be needed in the future. In all year groups pupils will be introduced to the Labour Market Index (LMI) in preparation for their options and future career choices.

In Year 9, pupils look at the soft skills required by employers, In all year groups pupils look at equality in the workplace and challenge stereotypes in various career pathways.

In Year 10, Careers Education takes place through the LFL programme. Pupils will focus on workforce law, writing their CV and preparing for work experience (at the end of the academic year). During November, pupils will discuss and prepare for our Careers Fair where they get the opportunity to speak to companies and education/training providers on the requirements to pursue a career in that chosen field.

In Year 11, the emphasis is on planning for the future. Pupils look at all the options open to them: sixth forms, colleges, employment and apprenticeships. Pupils have a series of assemblies about their next steps. All pupils will receive at least 1 personalised interview to support their next steps. Pupils will be given access to the Etone College Careers Fair and our Careers Day where they get to meet potential future employers.

September 2020 - We are committed to working towards the Quality in Careers Standard Award.

We Use Start Profile

Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect pupils with their future career potential. It is a personalised careers planning tool, helping pupils to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Pupils will sign up with their tutor in school and can log back in HERE.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln

Work Experience

We are always looking for local businesses to help with work experience placements.

During the last two weeks’ of the school term, our Year 10 pupils are offered the opportunity to find work experience placements. The pupils are tasked with finding their own placements at the start of the spring term and have to liaise with Miss Waite, Work Experience Coordinator, in order to have their placement finalised and insurances checked prior to their placement beginning. This year, we are really pleased to report that 100% of our pupils found a placement and have been enjoying their work placements to the fullest.

The feedback we have received so far is positive and very encouraging:

“He has got on very well, he is a pleasant, well-mannered young man, he must have enjoyed his time with us as he has bought us a lovely bunch of flowers and thank you cards!”

“She has been a pleasure to have work with us, really hard-working and polite”.

“She has arrived on time, with a great attitude towards working and learning how we run things as a business”.

We are always looking for local businesses to help with work experience placements. If you can offer a placement to any of our Year 10 pupils next year, or for more information regarding work experience, please contact Mrs Barlow on 02476 757300 or by email at lbarlow@etonecollege.co.uk