Careers Advice and Guidance
The Robert Napier School is committed to raising the aspirations of all learners through the provision of high quality support sessions, including a supported pathway towards chosen and relevant careers, advice and guidance from trained staff and encounters with employers. Our school strives to support students in managing choices and transitions that affect their futures, whilst also preparing them for a future in the working world.
On a day to day basis Careers is run by Mr McVeigh, who is overseen by Mrs Dunnett, Deputy Headteacher.
Careers at The Robert Napier School
Students at The Robert Napier School will have opportunities for contact with employers, talks from alumni students, university and college visits, work experience, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities in order to promote careers and personalise careers pathways. This will help students ensure that they make informed and supported choices about the career that they would like to pursue.
The documents below provide more information about Careers provision at the Robert Napier School.
DOMEG is currently working with our school to support our students in making decisions about the type of industry they would aspire to work in. We have a Level 6 Qualified experienced Careers Advisor working in our school, every Wednesday, to support our students in making such decisions. If you would like an appointment, please speak to your House Manager who will organise one for you.
DOMEG also run a Mock Interview programme aimed at Year 11 students, giving them a real experience of preparing and interviewing for a job role, with helpful guidance and feedback to help them shape their performance in a real world context.
Every Year 10 student completes a two-week work experience placement which gives them an exciting opportunity to enter the world of work. These placements can be organised by the students themselves, allowing them to focus on areas in which they have an interest in pursuing careers, drawing on the support of family networks. Alternatively, students can make selections from a pre-approved list of placements that are sourced and supported by DOMEG. Students benefit from having detailed logbooks where they can collaborate with their employers to track their progress, evidencing their achievements. This is an invaluable tool when they go on to apply for jobs or post-16 learning. Employers continue to be impressed by the levels of commitment and initiative shown by our students.
Work experience is evaluated yearly and the school receives an evaluation from our work experience partner, DOMEG.
If you wish to have any further information on Careers, please feel free to contact Mr McVeigh on firstname.lastname@example.org or if you need to ask any questions about Work Experience, then please contact Ms Bonneywell on email@example.com Alternatively feel free to contact the school reception on 01634 851157.
Labour Market Information (LMI)
Labour market information (LMI) describes the past and present condition of the workplace, as well as future projections. It makes clear where work opportunities are increasing or decreasing, what occupations exist, what you need to study for an occupation, what is required to take up an occupation, how one can find a job, change job or progress in a career.
Use the Careerometer widget below to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.
Click the dotted square. Type in the first career you are interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add a second and third choice to see the comparison.
Skillsometer: A tool to link occupational skills to jobs
Use the Skillsometer quiz which can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future.
You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. Each job can be explored as a description is presented together with information on pay and hours. For further information on the job, and to compare with other jobs, you could then go back to the Careerometer above.