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The Careers Team 

 

Senior Leadership lead

Mrs Amanda Lumb

 

Careers Guidance leader

  • Careers education
  • Employer engagement
  • Work Experience co-ordinator

Mr Simon Birkenshaw

Work Experience Administrator

Mrs Janet Falkingham

Independent careers advisor

Mrs Julie Fearn

PSHCEE co-ordinator 

Miss Hannah Gibson

STEM activities  co-ordinator

Miss Gail Smith

Careers Education at Selby High School

At Selby High School we provide students with a wide range of careers education opportunities from Year 7 right through to Year 11. Our PSHCEE curriculum has specific career based units of work, with identified learning objectives, outcomes and related activities. Alongside this students have a number of opportunities to experience work related activities both within the school environment and through external visits.

We employ an independent careers advisor who is based in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and provides students with 1:1 careers support, advice, and guidance through an appointment system and drop in sessions.

Further information and detail can be found in the schools Careers Guidance Policy which can be accessed here.

Work Experience

Selby High School provides Work Experience for all Year 10 pupils for one week in the summer term. The aim of our Work Experience programme is to provide students with the opportunity to encounter the world of work and to provide them with an experience that will help them to make informed future career choices. Students immerse themselves within a working environment for an extended period of time enabling them to gain first-hand knowledge of what a particular job involves. The work experience allows them to demonstrate and record employability skills outside of the school environment and can therefore assist with gaining valuable social skills as well as being an aid towards choosing a suitable career.

We work with the North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership (NYBEP) to organise our work experience programme. Further information on how we manage and operate work experience can be found in the following Work Experience Policy and NYBEP publications:

Work Experience Policy
NYBEP Guidelines for the Management of Work Related Learning Placements, 2014:
Part 1- Policy
Part 2- Process

Example of completed Work Experience Journal

 

Raising the participation age

The DFE recently increased the age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training.

The change was introduced in 2 stages:

  • pupils who left year 11 in summer 2013 had to continue in education or training for at least another year until June 2014
  • pupils who left year 11 in summer 2014 or later have to continue until at least their 18th birthday

This does not mean young people must stay in school. Young people will able to choose from:

  • full-time education (e.g. at a school or college)
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • part-time education or training combined with one of the following:
    • employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week
    • volunteering for 20 hours or more a week

Useful links

NYCC- Your Future Choices Leaflet

National Apprenticeship Service- Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, whilst also earning a salary. Click the Apprenticeship link to find out everything you need to know about Apprenticeships, from the qualifications involved, the areas in which you can work and the different levels available. You can also search for available Apprenticeships.

Current available apprenticeships are detailed below, but please click on link above for full details.

Title Weekly Wage Working Week Apprenticeship Duration Closing Date Level
Handyperson, Yorkshire Housing Ltd Annual £7,279.68 35 hours per week 1 year 21st May 2017 Intermediate
Gas & Plumbing, Yorkshire Housing Ltd Annual £7,800 35 hours per week 2 years 21st May 2017 Intermediate
Multi Trade Operative, Yorkshire Housing Ltd Annual £7,800 35 hours per week 2 years 21st May 2017 Intermediate
BMW Bodyshop Panel, CAT UK Services, BMW Group Academy £140.00 40 hours per week 3 years 28th May 2017 Intermediate
Production Administrator, CPS Power Products Ltd £180.00 40 hours per week 1 year 29th May 2017 Intermediate
Commercial Parts, HGV Direct (Yorkshire) Ltd £230.80 40 hours per week Mon-Fri 8.30-5.30 3 years 31st May 2017 Intermediate
Engineering Maintenance, Ben Johnson Ltd TBC 37.5 hours per week 4 years 31st May 2017 Advanced
Electrical Installation (Electro Technical) (Buildings & Structures), Keith France Electrical Contractor Ltd £196.08 40 hours per week 2 years 31st May 2017 Advanced
Engineering Maintenance. Ben Johnson Ltd TBC 37.5 hours per week 4 years 31st May 2017 Advanced
Hairdressing, Mark Betts Hair Education Ltd £122.50 Shifts TBC. 35 hours per week 2 year 1st June 2017 Intermediate
Groom, Heather Bennett Equestrian Ltd £136.00 37.5 hours per week 1 year 3rd June 2017 Intermediate
Joiner, York St John University £203.50 37 hours per week 2 years 4th June 2017 Intermediate
Electrician, York St John University £203.50 37 hours per week 4 years 4th June 2017 Advanced
Painter/Decorator, York St John University £203.50 37 hours per week 2 years 4th June 2017 Intermediate
Plumber, York St John University £203.50 37 hours per week 2 years 4th June 2017 Intermediate
Vehicle Paint Spraying, Direct Line Group Ltd Annual £9,568 40 hours per week 18 months 5th June 2017 Advanced
Vehicle, Mechanical, Electrial & Trim Apprentice, Direct Line Group Ltd £9,568 Annual 40 hours per week Mon-Sun. Shifts 18 months 5th June 2017 Advanced
Wellbeing, Wigan Leisure & Cultural Trust £129.50 37 hours per week 1 year 10th June 2017 Intermediate
Bricklaying, Mitchell & Urwin Brickwork Contractors Ltd £131.25 37.5 hours per week 2 years 23rd June 2017 Intermediate
Developer, Innserve Ltd £11,000 Annual 37.5 hours per week 1 year 23rd June 2017 Advanced
Infrastructure Technician, Innserve Ltd £11,000 Annual 37.5 hours per week 1 year 27th June 2017 Advanced
Health & Social Care, The Old Vicarage £105.00 30 hours per week 9am-3pm 1 year 28th June 2017 Intermediate
Business Administration, he Old Vicarage £105.00 30 hours per week 9am-3pm 1 year 28th June 2017 Intermediate
Truimph Motorcycle Technician, A1 Moto £131.25 37.5 hours per week 3 years 28th June 2017 Intermediate
Ford Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Ford Motor Company Ltd £140.00 40 hours per week  3 years 30th June 2017 Intermediate
Hairdressing, Toni & Guy UK Training North £132.00 40 hours per week 2 years 30th June 2017 Intermediate
Carpenter & Joiner, BDW Homes Yorkshire £325.63 39 hours per week Mon-Fri 2 years 30th June 2017 Intermediate
Bricklayer, BDW Homes Yorkshire £325.63 39 hours per week Mon-Fri 2 years 30th June 2017 Intermediate
Web Developer, Lazenby Brown Annual £9,750 37.5 hours per week 1 year 30th June 2017 Advanced
School Administrative Officer, Millthorpe School £185.00 37 hours per week 1 year 30th June 2017 Intermediate
Plumber,  D Noble Ltd £157.50 45 hours per week 3 years 30th June 2017 Intermediate
Bricklayer,  D Noble Ltd £157.50 45 hours per week 3 years 30th June 2017 Intermediate
Site Carpenter,  D Noble Ltd £157.50 45 hours per week 3 years 30th June 2017 Intermediate
Pharmacy Counter Assistant, Level 2, Monkbar Pharmacy Ltd £140.00 40 hours per week 15 months 30th June 2017 Intermediate
HR Administrator, Decidebloom Ltd (Doncaster/Thorne) £140.00 40 hours per week 1 year 6th July 2017 Intermediate
HR Administrator, Decidebloom Ltd (Doncaster/Thorne) £140.00 40 hours per week 1 year 6th July 2017 Intermediate
Hairdressing, Vanity Hair £140.00 40 hours per week 2 years 6th July 2017 Intermediate
Business Admin Assistant, NFU Mutual & NFU £122.50 35 hours per week 1 year 7th July 2017 Intermediate
Business Administration, Excel Water £131.25 37.5 hours per week 1 year 10th July 2017 Intermediate
Mechanical Engineering, D A Oldfield Ltd TBC 37.5 hours per week 4 years 25th July 2017 Advanced
Retail Travel Services (York, Leeds or Castleford) Hays Travel Ltd

Annual

£6,828

37.5 hours over 5 days 2 years 11th August 2017 Intermediate
Shop Assistant, Acomb Pets

£140.00

40 hours per week 5 days out of 7 9am-5.30pm 14 months 22nd Sept 2017 Intermediate
Catering Assistant, Hazlewood Castle Hotel

£140.00

40 hours per week. Shifts 15 months 22nd Sept 2017 Intermediate
Painting & Decorating, David Calvert Decorators

£131.25

37.5 hours per week 8am-4pm 2 years 30th Sept 2017 Intermediate
Baker, Scott Tomkinson

£140.00

40 hours per week 1 year 5th Oct 2017 Intermediate
Baker, The Bread Bin

£105.00

30 hours per week 1 year 6th Oct 2017 Intermediate

NLTG Apprenticeship vacancies

Title

Reference

Job Type

Vacancy Address Town

Apprentice Accounts Assistant

11627-0

Business Administration

Bradford

Apprentice Administration Assistant

11492-1

Business Administration

Bradford

Apprentice Administration Assistant

10688-0

Business Administration

Huddersfield

Apprentice Administration Assistant

10838-0

Business Administration

Leeds

Apprentice Administration Assistant

11514-0

Business Administration

Yorkshire

Apprentice Baker

11639-0

Food Manufacturing

Northallerton

Apprentice Baker

11313-0

Food Manufacturing

Leeds

Apprentice Bakery Assistant

11538-0

Food Manufacturing

Hull

Apprentice Bakery Assistant

11221-0

Food Manufacturing

Yorkshire

Apprentice Bakery Finishing Assistant

11539-0

Warehouse and Storage

Hull

Apprentice Brewer

11373-0

Food Manufacturing

York

Apprentice Cabinet Maker

11343-1

Wood Machining

Yorkshire

Apprentice Cabinet Maker

11341-1

Furniture Occupations

Thirsk

Apprentice Catering / Customer Service Assistant

6101-3

Catering and Hospitality

Yorkshire

Apprentice Catering Assistant

10563-0

Catering and Hospitality

Doncaster

Apprentice Catering Assistant

10121-0

Catering and Hospitality

Yorkshire

Apprentice Catering Assistant

9971-4

Catering and Hospitality

Yorkshire

Apprentice Chef

11364-1

Catering and Hospitality

Yorkshire

Apprentice Chef

11344-0

Catering and Hospitality

Skipton

Apprentice Chef

11177-0

Catering and Hospitality

Skipton

Apprentice Chef

11304-0

Catering and Hospitality

Skipton

Apprentice Chef

10697-0

Catering and Hospitality

Settle

Apprentice Chef

11328-0

Catering and Hospitality

Halifax

Apprentice Chef

10482-0

Catering and Hospitality

Ilkley

Apprentice Chef

11571-0

Catering and Hospitality

Leeds

Apprentice Chef

11507-0

Catering and Hospitality

Thirsk

Apprentice Chef and Front Of House Assistant

11413-0

Catering and Hospitality

Pickering

Apprentice Counter/ Warehouse Assistant

11635-0

Warehouse and Storage

Gateshead

Apprentice Customer Service Administrator

10104-2

Customer Service

Yorkshire

Apprentice Customer Service Assistant

11634-0

Customer Service

Leeds

Apprentice Double Glazed Unite Operative

10669-3

Glass Occupations

Yorkshire

Apprentice Fabricator

9445-2

Glass Occupations

Yorkshire

Apprentice Florist

10627-0

Retail

Leeds

Apprentice Food Manufacturer

10224-0

Food Manufacturing

Yorkshire

Apprentice Front of House

10698-0

Catering and Hospitality

Settle

Apprentice Front of House Assistant

10541-0

Catering and Hospitality

Yorkshire

Apprentice Furniture Maker

11619-0

Furniture Occupations

Scunthorpe

Apprentice Hospitality Service Assistant

11531-0

Catering and Hospitality

Settle

Apprentice Kitchen Assistant

11550-0

Catering and Hospitality

Whitby

Apprentice Machinist

11062-0

General Manufacturing

York

Apprentice Multidrop Van Driver

11380-0

Traffic Operations

Leeds

Apprentice Office Administrator

11540-0

Business Administration

Yeadon

Apprentice Play Centre Assistant

10474-0

Customer Service

Whitby

Apprentice Sewing Machinist

10517-3

Furniture Occupations

Leeds

Apprentice Specialist Furniture Manufacturer

11365-0

Furniture Occupations

York

Apprentice Spray Polisher

10854-1

Furniture Occupations

Leeds

Apprentice Upholsterer

10667-1

Upholstery

Huddersfield

Apprentice Warehouse Assistant

11633-0

Warehouse and Storage

Leeds

Apprentice Warehouse Operative

4692-2

Warehouse and Storage

Yorkshire

Apprentice Warehouse Operative

11632-0

Warehouse and Storage

Bradford

Apprentice Window Installer

10706-1

Glass Occupations

Yorkshire

Apprentice Wood Machinist

11489-0

Wood Machining

Skipton

Apprentice Woodmachinist

11623-0

Furniture Occupations

Leeds

Apprentice Workshop Assistant

11129-2

Furniture Occupations

Yorkshire

Apprenticeship opportunities with:

Drax Power Station
Bae Systems
Yorkshire Water
Aldi
Babcock's Defence & Security Division

Apprenticeship available at Elizabeth Horner, Brook Street, Selby. Working in salon with day release to college. Successful candidate will gain an NVQ qualification and valuable work experience. Please contact the salon on 01757 213927 for further information

Please click here for the North Yorkshire Apprenticeship flyer

Please click here for a letter from MP Rishi Sunak 'A new way to take on an apprentice'

North Lancs Training Group Ltd - Click on link to view a list of Apprenticeship vacancies available in the Yorkshire area.  If there are no appropriate vacancies for your in one of the sectors they cover, send in an application form and they will find a vacancy for you. For further information, visit their site, NLTG.co.uk.

 


National Careers Service- Click the National Careers Service link to explore a wealth of support and advice. You will find information to help you to choose a career; you can complete a skills tests, search for courses, job search advice, personalised help from careers advisers, exam/revision tips and much, much more.

 


UCAS – Click the link to view UCAS Progress’ new information and advice pages and find out about all the post-16 education and training options before you search for courses and make your applications.

 

Kudos- Click the link to view and explore Kudos, an impartial online careers guidance and information program that helps young people plan their future and make informed decisions. It is ideal for 13-19 year olds, providing young people with a personalised experience based on their interests and educational aspirations to suggest suitable careers. They can explore these suggestions or look at their own career ideas; they can then see how well matched they are to them.

Gov.UK- Visit this link for an A-Z of links related to Apprenticeships, 14 to 19 education and training for work.

Information on Student Finance can also be found at Gov.UK - https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview

 

Explore universities and colleges; find the right course for you. Includes information on, ‘How important are GCSE choices when it comes to university?’ http://university.which.co.uk/advice/how-important-are-gcse-choices-when-it-comes-to-university.

Which subject? Which career?
What are the links between subjects and courses and the job you might get in the future? Follow this link to view an overview of the type of jobs different subject knowledge could be useful in. You will still need to check the entry requirements for the different jobs but it is a good starting point.


Explore careers, be inspired, take action
Whether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at.

Careers box is a site packed with content designed and written by young people for young people and is is all about helping students help themselves. Careers box have also teamed up with Emsi, the local labour market data experts, to ensure that all featured content is contextualised with relevant and localised labour market information to help understand where great opportunities in the workplace lie.

Success at School is a place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.



We are committed to providing excellent careers advice, guidance and information to all students at Selby High School. The Careers Team includes CEIAG Co-ordinator Mr Birkenshaw whose work is supported by a number of staff including the PSHCEE co-ordinator and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) co-ordinator. The team's aim is to ensure that careers education, information, advice and guidance is available and accessible to all students from Year 7 through to Year 11.