Year 11 Careers

GREAT CAREER ASPIRATIONS THROUGH GREAT CAREERS ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

During Year 11 students will be working with their own tutor group and year group on a range of a careers related activities.  The key area will be for students to continue with careers research and ensure that students are fully ready to make well informed decisions about their career pathways.

Year 11 will be doing the following:-

  • Individual target setting with tutor for discussion at Student Review Day with parents.
  • Continue with self improvement work.
  • Continue with character development to ensure that students have the skills, qualities and capabilities that employers need from the future workforce.
  • PSHE days including Careers workshops.
  • Preparation for work experience.
  • 5 days work experience.
  • Debrief of work experience week with tutor group.
  • Continual review of CV and update when appropriate.
  • 1-2-1 careers support from Careers Manager when needed.
  • 1-2-1 Senior Leadership Team mentoring where required.
  • Year 12 Toot Hill College Induction Day.
  • Support with all College applications.
  • Stop the Clock Workshops looking at the UK skills shortage and variety of careers.
  • Research on the National Careers Service website.
  • PSHE Day - guest speakers
  • Continue exploring pathways.
  • Royal Marine training
  • Active tutor mentoring.
  • European Challenge.
  • Destination Planning
  • Toot Hill Careers and Networking Fair.
  • London Science Lectures.
  • Various subject related visits,.
  • Careers Aspiration questionnaire.
  • Continue fund raising.
  • Prefect recruitment and training.
  • Money sense.
  • Torches to record achievements in school as well as out of school.
  • After school enrichment.
  • Sports programme during school time and after school.
  • Student Voice,
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Musical productions in school.
  • Cadets
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • National Careers Service
  • Toot Hill Alumni sign up.  We like to keep in touch with our students as a way of them inspiring our current students and for us to continue to share in their achievements.
  • Team Building and Leadership Training - Walesby Centre, allows pupils to step out of their comfort zone, challenge themselves and develop a strong cohesive team that can work and support each other in school.
  • Inspirational Coach Training - variety of workshops to develop understanding of working with others, mentor younger pupils, be a supportive role model.
  • Behaviour Management Training - develop an understanding of how to manage younger pupils and deal with low level behavioural issues/scenarios.

Job Vacancies

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders globally. They currently have positions available for school leavers to join them in September 2018 within accounting, business advisory, tax and audit. They offer students the opportunity to work towards their professional qualifications while at the same time gaining hands-on business experience. More information on these positions and the application process is available on their website

Careers & Networking Fair
Thursday 26th January 2017

The Careers & Networking Fair held in the Suther's Building at Toot Hill School was a great success. We had 80 exhibitors made up of a variety of employers, universities and training providers. Over 150 students from School Years 11, 12 and 13 attended. 

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Work Experience 17 - 21 October 2016

300 Year 11 students went out to work as part of our Work Experience week. The students found their own placements and took responsibility for contacting the employer to ask for work experience. They have worked at a variety of employers Nationwide from Manchester to London. Members of staff visit the students during the week and here are some photos of our students at work.

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 Radcliffe on Trent Pre-School Playgroup

 

 Matchman Supplies, West Bridgford

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Boots, Newark

 

 Zinnia, Bingham

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Frank Innes, Bingham

  Barnardo's Bingham

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Vanity Rooms, Bingham

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Work Experience October 2016

Here are some of the comments we received from employers about Year 11 and their work experience week:-

Jackson Buildbase

Jack has worked very well all week showing a great work ethic and a willingness to learn. I have to say he has been excellent and really changed my view on taking work experience placements. Jack is a real credit to your school and if ever needed I would have no hesitation in giving him a glowing reference.

Belvoir High School

She has worked like a trojan this week and has tackled everything that has been thrown in her path both physical work and using her skills. She had a real have a go attitude and I was impressed.

Radcliffe on Trent Pre-school Playgroup

Caitlin was great, happy, smiley, the children and staff all loved her. We would be more than happy to have work experience students again from Toot Hill.

Barnardos

Emily and Jessica are now thinking of a career in retail! They were superb!

Inchcape Toyota / Lexus

Sam is working great here and making a real effort with all members of staff within the dealership. He is taking notes so he can complete his booklet on a daily basis and seems very passionate to learn, while doing this he is very polite and has great manners. Sam applied himself very well this week. He has a major interest in repairing vehicles which was an advantage for us as a dealership. I couldn't fault his attitude at all and that's why I have told him to keep in touch as if we required an apprentice he would be at the top of the list.  

Work Experience

Placements in the NHS

The minimum age for clinical placements is now 16. You can however apply for any non-clinical placements advertised on this online directory.

A quick link to the NHS work experience web page.

Top tips for students looking for work experience
 
1) ExperienceGet as much relevant work experience as possible to make you stand out from other candidates.

2) CV and cover letter - Do your research and tailor your CV and cover letter to the company you are applying to.

3) Job Search - Don't limit your job search to one role. Be inquisitive, find out lots about lots of different careers. If you are asking questions, you are learning!

4) Interview - You only have a few seconds to make a first impression, so make it count. Be prepared, stand tall, dress smart and most importantly, smile! 

5) Career - The process of finding a job can be disheartening, but make sure you make the most of every opportunity, learn from mistakes and never give up! 

Career Aspirations

Have a look at www.successatschool.org which offers advice and information on how subjects can be linked to a variety of careers.

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