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At Amery Hill School we aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, raise aspirations and provide meaningful encounters with employees and employers. Our careers programme is devised and delivered to integrate the school's values of Opportunity, Progress and Care into what is a true ‘Education for life.’

For more information about our careers programme please telephone 01420 84545 or contact Debra Mulligan at d.mulligan@ameryhill.hants.sch.uk

Our Careers Programme aims to:

  • To raise aspirations in respect of career options
  • To raise awareness of and develop employability skills
  • To support the school’s aim for students to follow courses and programmes which are appropriate to their longer term needs and aspirations
  • To improve transition of students from school to adult and working life
  • To increase access and choice for students
  • To improve educational standards through improving motivation and attainment for students

Our Careers Programme provides our students with:

  • Planned activities that use the working world as a context for learning
  • Activities which are part of our broad and balanced curriculum
  • Careers education and guidance which will help provide an insight into factors which can inform career choice
  • The opportunity to learn about the world of work and to be better prepared for the transition from education and training to work
  • The opportunity to improve interpersonal skills, presentation skills, self-confidence, taking risks, collaboration and taking on responsibility
  • The opportunity to take an active part in their career learning

Programme Overview

A range of specific activities are planned strategically and delivered at appropriate moments during a young person’s time at Amery Hill. Most of this will be part of our ‘Education for Life’ curriculum where careers education begins in Year 7 and then opportunities grow and develop through ‘Education for Life’ enrichment activities right up to Year 11.

The impact of the careers programme will be measured through a variety of methods, including student, staff and parents surveys and the information relating to careers education published on the school website is reviewed annually in July.  To see an overview of the types of activities offered please click on the overview in the careers information documents below.

Information for Employers

At Amery Hill we are committed to providing our young people with every opportunity to access the world of work and, with this in mind, we welcome employers, industry representatives and training providers to make contact with us to support our students in their journey to employability.  To find out about the types of activities you could be involved with please get in touch by contacting Debra Mulligan at d.mulligan@ameryhill.hants.sch.uk

Information for Parents

All young people at Amery Hill will receive information about careers during their time at the school.  We will provide opportunities for them to develop life skills and core competencies that employers value by enabling them to take part in employment and enterprise events and activities. To find out how you can support young people with careers and employability please read the Information for Parents document below. To find out more about the local labour market including the sectors that currently employ the most people and those that are growing in this region please read the local Labour Market Information document below. There are many additional sources of careers advice.  To find more information please click on the Labour Market Information document below.

Information for Teachers

In order to prepare our students for their next step, teachers will focus on providing opportunities for them to develop employability and life skills, such as confidence, creativity and communication skills. Teachers will draw students’ attention to the skills they are acquiring and make links between specific subjects and employment.  Teachers will extend the learning of young people outside of the classroom in order to help them to understand what the true purpose of their learning is (not just to pass exams!).

Information for Students

Your teachers will work with you to help you develop the skills you need for life and employment.  You will receive information about placements and work opportunities and will meet people from the world of work, who could help you to acquire the skills needed to be successful in work.

Amery Hill School is committed to help you to realise your potential, so you can do what you love when you leave school. To find out how you can become more employable after education please read the Information for Students document below. There are many additional sources of careers advice.  To find more information please read the Labour Market and Guidance for All sheet document below.

FREE Online Careers Information Service

Hampshire Futures has developed a webpage dedicated to careers information which can be accessed through the link below.

Hampshire County Council - Your Future - click here

This page is accessible for all, including young people, and will be updated regularly with useful and up to date information and careers resources. They are currently exploring further ways of providing information and will be posting bite sized careers related videos very soon.

CAREERS SUPPORT FROM EXPERTS THAT WORK IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

Basingstoke Consortium and EBP South usually work in local schools providing career guidance, as they can't do that they are continuing to support students across Hampshire by offering a range ONLINE careers support from their qualified Career Practitioners with local knowledge!  Its FREE any student can access it and it includes Online one-to-one Career Guidance, Online Career Resources and YouTube Channel with Careers Advice.
Basingstoke Consortium and EBP South said ‘It's really important that students have access to local career advice. Their next step shouldn't be 'just choosing their course'! That course, apprenticeship or next step will be essential in opening the next door to their future.’
Access careers support at the link below.

ebpsouth - Career support through coronavirus - click here

Careerometer

If you would like to find out about pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects you can use the widget below.

Instructions: click to pick a job, then type in a job title you're interested in and choose from the drop down options.