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Careers at FGS

Hello and welcome to the NEW careers section of the Frederick Gent School website. At Frederick Gent School we believe that we offer a robust and broad careers programme for all of our pupils.

Our pupils are able to access relevant and up to date career information from a variety of sources. Pupils also have access to their own online career plan through Unifrog, this enables pupils to develop their plans for the future through a series of online tools and activities. All pupils have the opportunity to be involved in career assemblies, National Careers and Apprenticeship weeks, visits to colleges, universities and work experience.

Jemma Barrett is our Careers Adviser and offers impartial advice and guidance for our pupils. Jemma is qualified in Career Guidance and holds a nationally recognised qualification at L6.  Jemma  is involved in  all aspects of our careers programme at Frederick Gent School and offers one to one careers guidance appointments for our pupils. These appointments allow pupils to explore their career ideas in more detail  andat the end of the appointment students are given an action plan so that they can work through the  actions identified with their parents and carers.  Jemma is in school on a Friday each week and is based in the TCT Office near reception. Pupils seeking an appointment need to book this through Mrs Jenkinson in the first instance.

 Sally Bridges – Sally is our Link Govenor for careers  at Frederick Gent School. Sally meets with Mrs Jenkinson Achievement Coordinator regulary to discuss all aspects of the Careers Programme.

or via myself.

I hope you find the information on the website useful.

Mrs T Jenkinson  

Achievement Coordinator

The CEIAG programme throughout all year groups in the school adheres to the principle of independent advice and guidance given to students in accordance with the statutory responsibility placed on schools.
The school employs a person centred approach to interviewing in order to provide non-directive one-to one advice and guidance for students to complement the career programme. The school also has links with  independent advice services to promote impartiality.  As part of the schools commitment to providing opportunities for students to engage with employers through work experience we are currently working with Futures for Business. A wide range of other activities are incorporated into the CEIAG curriculum.

Please find our Careers Policy and Providers Access Statement below. For initial careers information please speak to Miss Jenkinson – Careers Leader.

Careers Link Governor – Sally Bridges

TTCT Careers Adviser – Jemma Barrett

Work Experience

At Frederick Gent School  we offer all pupils the opportunity to take part in a programme of work experience in Y10. The work experience programme takes place for one or two weeks in July of each year, and is supported by many local employers and  employers within the Derbyshire  & Nottinghamshire area.  We believe Work Experience enables all of our pupils to experience the workplace for themselves, it gives students the opportunity  to gain an insight in to an area of work they may be thinking of entering beyond formal and FE & HE education.  Experiencing the workplace allows students to link their classroom learning to that of the world of work, raise their awareness of the options available to them and helps to support their future decision making.

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Labour Market Information

This little widget, allows you the opportunity to explore current career information by job role or by overall UK workforce growth. Students can use this information to support their career ideas along side Unifrog and other career related websites for example the National Careers Service.