At King Alfred’s we do not underestimate the immense value of enabling our students to gain valuable experiences in the workplace, and we believe that working with people in business is fundamental to the work of the Academy. We subscribe to the view that “In order to enhance employability skills, all young people should be able to gain real experiences and knowledge of the workplace. A meaningful work placement can provide valuable experience of the work environment and help students decide on future careers or study options and demonstrate their potential to future employers or universities.” (Professor Alison Wolf)
King Alfred’s Careers and Work Experience Manager is Mrs Sue Cronin. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Cronin leads on organising a comprehensive work experience programme for all Year 10 and Sixth Form students. The Academy works in close partnership with local businesses, colleges and universities who attend academy events to prepare students for the world of work. These events include our very successful Careers Day. All training providers/agencies should email Mrs Cronin in the first instance regarding any contact requests.
For 1-1 careers advice, students from Year 11 upwards can book appointments with the Academy’s Independent Careers Adviser, Mrs Barbara Longeran, through Mrs Cronin.
We also promote the use of ‘Morrisby Psychometric Testing’ where appropriate. This is a useful on-line assessment tool if students are not sure which career they are suited to. It increases self-awareness by revealing a person’s aptitudes, interests, preferences and motivations. It includes an innovative on-line support package for exploring the career and educational choices suggested and enables you to refine these choices over time to ensure they remain relevant.
Morrisby Assessment is available at a cost of £84. This includes an hour’s one-to-one debrief on your results with a specially trained adviser. For more information, click on the link below.
There is a bursary scheme available through Adviza for those facing economic disadvantage – for further information on this please contact Mrs Cronin.
Below is a link to information on the local job market for young people that will be very useful to both parents/carers and students.
CLICK HERE to see a flow chart explaining the King Alfred’s Career Journey.