Careers

Information about the excellent careers opportunities that are available in Lincolnshire is available at the Family Services Directory which can be located through this link:

https://lincolnshire.fsd.org.uk/kb5/lincs/fsd/family.page?familychannel=1500

 

Careers and Work Related Learning are important parts of the curriculum at Springwell. Our careers and work-related learning curriculum has been designed in order to:

  • Raise the aspirations of all young people
  • Challenge stereotypical thinking (in terms of gender etc)
  • Increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life post 16
  • Ensure that all students are able to make and plan for positive choices about their future
  • Ensure that all students have a positive destination to move onto when they leave Springwell
  • Meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and our statutory requirements under section 42a of the Education Act 1997

Please click here to read more about our careers policy. This document includes our provider access statement. Any providers wishing to speak to our students would be very welcome – please get in touch by emailing Jayne.SausbyGallimore@springwell-lincs.co.uk.

You can also click here to read more about our careers and work related learning curriculum – what our intent is for this curriculum area, how we will implement it, and how we will measure the impact.

Where do our students move on to?

We are incredibly proud of the work our students do to secure a positive next step for themselves when they leave Springwell Spalding.

In the summer of 2019 we had 14 year 11 students leave us. 13 have been offered places at local Further Education Colleges or other providers to continue their education. They are going to:

  • Construction at Grantham College
  • Photography at Boston NACRO
  • Car Mechanics and Stamford College
  • Construction at Skegness Technical College
  • Woodwork and related skills at Hill Holt Wood
  • Sports Studies at Boston NACRO
  • Joinery, Sports and Leisure at Stamford College
  • Auto Mechanics at Boston NACRO
  • Hair, Beauty and Childcare at Boston NACRO
  • Business Studies at Spalding NACRO
  • GCSE pathway at Spalding NACRO
  • Health and Social Care at Grantham College

 Useful information for students, parents and carers

If you have any questions about your future, or your child’s future, please give us a call or email, or pop in for a chat. Your class teacher is the first point of contact, and they can refer you to Mark Barnett, our careers advisor. Mark meets with all students regularly during their time in KS4, and will also happily meet with parents, carers and families if you want to be more involved in supporting your child with their next steps.

Please click here for our Key Stage 4 Careers Curriculum

You might also find the following websites useful.

National Careers & Apprenticeship Services

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.

www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships – the National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships.  This website also advertises current vacancies.

Other websites

www.careersbox.co.uk – videos about what it is like to do different jobs.

www.how2become.com – detailed advice on how you can get into work in a wide range of different types of job.

www.fasttomato.com – an interactive careers website to help with ‘careers matching’ programme to help with career choice (log in for a free guest pass).

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – opportunities that exist for people who do not want to go to university, including things like apprenticeships, training programmes, etc.

www.jobapplications.co.uk – this site has useful videos, demonstrating how to complete the online applications for many top companies in the UK, as well as providing detailed information on salaries and interviews. Applications forms can be printed off directly from this site.

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk – displays current apprenticeship and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news, and gives career journey advice.

www.allAboutApprenticeships.co.uk – gives live apprenticeship vacancies, organised by sector or area. Also offers plenty of advice on making applications.

Key Contacts: 

Jayne Sausby-Gallimore: Head of School/Careers Lead

Mark Barnett: NEET Prevention Mentor

Telephone: 01205336760