Careers Information, Advice and Guidance at Mayfield

Our aim is to ensure that all pupils here at Mayfield leave Year 11 with the knowledge and skills to allow them to continue with Education and Training in their preferred areas of interest, talent or aspiration.

We have a stable Careers programme which is supported by a programme of impartial ‘Careers Information, Advice and Guidance’ which is delivered by EBP South. The careers programme starts in Year 7 and runs through to the time when results have been published and final decisions have been made; in some cases, extra support is available throughout the Summer break at the end of year 11, for those still unsure of which direction to take.

Pupils develop action plans and are helped with anything from college and apprenticeship applications, Armed Force's aspirations and much more.  Some pupils are offered extended work placements and/or college courses when this is deemed appropriate.

Local colleges and businesses come in to deliver assemblies to Year 11 and also whole school assemblies. We are in the process of forging a collaborative relationship with BAE and AIRBUS both are large local employers. The University of Portsmouth continues to offer us support each year with a diverse range of events for all year groups. We also work with the Southern University Network (SUN) to provide a range of career-focused activities with Year 9 -11.

Year 8 and 9 pupils have workshops in order to help them make informed choices about which options they should choose. Further Year 9 pupils experience a ‘Speed Networking’ session where they get to interact with a variety of local employers. Year 10 pupils have a Careers related day and then after experience a 1-2-1 mock interview where we are given valuable feedback.

Our curriculum allows pupils to use many work-related skills in lesson times; for example, group work, presenting skills, problem-solving, leadership and managing deadlines. There are also specific careers related topics built in the PSHE and CPR curriculum. We also offer a dedicated week each term to careers within our pastoral system giving pupils the chance to talk with their tutor about different career paths and destination and seek further advice.

At Mayfield, we also have an assigned Enterprise Advisor to help ensure we make good links with current Labour Market information and network with local employers and build the skills these employers are looking for in our pupils. Our Enterprise Advisor is called Lester Biddle FIH. Please see a sub-section below with more information.


Enterprise

At Mayfield, we pride ourselves on our achievements in enterprise and in the opportunities provided.

Successes include our ‘Fiver Challenge’ for year four. In this annual event Year 4 create businesses and sell their products/services to the public, based on a £5 investment per business. In 2019, Year 4 made a profit of £111.43 of which the students decided which charities the profits would go to. We also had the 2018 Faith and Football Champions whom won a trip to INDIA as part of their success and our 2019 teams will compete for the Final at Mercedes Benz World to pitch their business.

Enterprise is growing at Mayfield, don’t miss out!


We have lots of information, advice and guidance in the section below. We are always welcome to any feedback from any careers and enterprise events so please do contact us on the emails listed below:

Careers Advisor: Mrs Kelly Chinorwadza in Room 122a (Wednesday and Thursday)

Email: chinorwadza-kelly@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk

Or Mrs Denford in Room 140

Email: denfordr@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk or call 02392693432.

Enterprise Co-ordinator: Mr Bachelor in Room 138

Email: batchelort@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk


Each half term we will be running a tutor time drop-in session for careers. You will need to attend during your break session.

This will give you the chance to look over your CV, application or ask any questions or book a 1-2-1 meeting with Kelly.

Autumn 1: Thursday 10th October 2019 in Room 127 (Mrs.Bartlett's Room) 


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Career Website Links

Click here to visit the UK Government Website on applying for apprenticeships.

Click here to visit the Career Pilot's website.

Click here to visit the Get In Go Far Oficial Apprenticeship website.

Click here to see the Career events for Spring 1 2019.

Click here to visit the British Marine Careers Website.

Click here to visit the GO Construct Website.

Click here to view Highbury College’s Live Apprenticeship Vacancies.

Click here for more information about UniExplorer.

Click here for more information about Lockheed & Martin Apprenticeships.

Click here to visit the 'Start' website and for more information on the Airline Pilot occupation.

Click here to visit the National Careers website and for more information on the Firefighter Occupation.

Click here to visit the UCAS website for more information on education for the Armed Services.

 

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