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At the Ravensbourne School, our vision is to encourage students to reflect upon who they are and what they hope to achieve in the future.

We create ambition, act with integrity and achieve excellence. We believe that careers education is fundamental to this and thus creating a climate where our students are given the tools to be confident, employable, aspirational and adaptable learners and employees.

The intent of the career's curriculum at TRS is to provide a stable career programme where all students are provided with the opportunity to prepare for their transition into the ever-evolving world of work.

On this page you will find a variety of links, resources and information relating to careers at The Ravensbourne School.

Careers Team

Mrs D Fyfe – Head of Careers - dfyfe@trs.e21c.co.uk

Mr D Worden – SLT member lead for Careers - dworden@trs.e21c.co.uk

Mrs C Murrells – Careers Advisor - careers@trs.e21c.co.uk

If you would like to request a careers guidance interview please scan the relevant QR codes below.

Key stage 5

To request a careers guidance interview please complete the form by following the QR Code:

University

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Apprenticeships

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employment

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The National Career Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice, and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Their website has career tools to help you make decisions about careers, learning and work. You can save your results from these tools in an account. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. You’ll need to be aged 13 or over to open an account.

They have got over 800 job profiles describing what each job entails, including:

  • what the entry requirements are
  • what you’ll do
  • what the working hours are
  • how much you’ll usually get paid​​​​​​​

You can use the A-Z job profile list or use the search bar if you’ve got a job profile in mind. You can also browse the jobs in different industry areas or ‘job families’ to get some career ideas.

National Careers Service

Gap year

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Skills Health Check

Try their Skills health check to assess your strengths and personality type and get ideas about what kind of jobs could suit you. You’ll work through a set of assessments to help you to work out what you’re good at, what you like doing and how you like working. You can take one assessment at a time or spend a few hours completing it in full. You’ll get a report summarising your results which includes suggestions on job families that might suit you.

Find a course

Use Find a course for information on a range of courses offered by learning providers contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). These include colleges, training providers and local education authorities.

Learning opportunities include:

  • adult further education
  • apprenticeships
  • adult community learning
  • undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • courses aimed at 16 to 19 year old

Career guides

Career Guides For Young Adults - Youth Employment UK

 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 you are just starting out on your secondary school journey.  Here we have some information about the resources available to help you. By the end of KS3 you will need to make your choices for GCSE/Level 2 qualifications.  

To request a careers guidance interview please complete the form by following the QR Code:

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Here are some useful links to explore careers and your future opportunities​​​​​​​:

  • Start - careers.startprofile.com - Explore the world of work. Make your study choices. Write your CV and prepare for interview. Apply for apprenticeships, courses and work experience​​​​​​​e
  • I Could - https://icould.com/ - Get ideas for your future with free career videos, job information, plus advice on career options and the world of work. 
  • Barclays Life Skills - https://barclayslifeskills.com/ - You can register on the Barclays Life Skills website for support in developing skills for the workplace. 
  • BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers - Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.
  • 8billionideas - https://www.8billionideas.com/ - 8billionideas is a subscription platform for children aged 10-14, with people and experiences at its heart. Children who use 8billionideas will find out what their passions are and how they can use them in their journeys.
  • First Careers - https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/ - You can get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs and find what’s right for you. Search through over 150 job profiles and discover career opportunities, inspiration and advice. First Careers offers guidance to primary and secondary school students in making decisions about future careers and professions. 
 

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 you are just starting out on your secondary school journey.  Here we give you some information about the resources available to help you. By the end of KS3 you will need to make your choices for GCSE/Level 2 qualifications.   

Click to visit these external resources:

Here are some useful links to explore careers and your future opportunities​​​​​​​:

  • Start - careers.startprofile.com - Explore the world of work. Make your study choices. Write your CV and prepare for interview. Apply for apprenticeships, courses and work experience​​​​​​​e
  • I Could - https://icould.com/ - Get ideas for your future with free career videos, job information, plus advice on career options and the world of work. 
  • Barclays Life Skills - https://barclayslifeskills.com/ - You can register on the Barclays Life Skills website for support in developing skills for the workplace. 
  • BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers - Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.
  • 8billionideas - https://www.8billionideas.com/ - 8billionideas is a subscription platform for children aged 10-14, with people and experiences at its heart. Children who use 8billionideas will find out what their passions are and how they can use them in their journeys.
  • First Careers - https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/ - You can get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs and find what’s right for you. Search through over 150 job profiles and discover career opportunities, inspiration and advice. First Careers offers guidance to primary and secondary school students in making decisions about future careers and professions. 
 

Careers Policy

Careers Policy 2022-23