Careers

Thinking about the future, your educational choices and potential career pathways can be a daunting prospect!  However, at Oakwood High School there are a wealth of resources and experienced staff on hand to support and guide you.

In MAP you will have the chance to explore your interests, strengths and potential pathways. You will have opportunities to research and explore the wealth of possibilities open to you over the next few years of your secondary education, and beyond.  This is an exciting time for you!

Beyond MAP, you have your PLTs, your subject teachers and more….

Where can I go for more information?

The careers office is located on the Perform corridor next door to the drama studio

Email help:

a.grant@oakwood.ac

d.atkin-tank@oakwood.ac

l.barton@oakwood.ac

Pupils can call in to speak to our Careers Advisor, Mrs Barton, who can provide you up-to-date, impartial information about post-16 pathways and supporting you with the decision-making process. There is a weekly after school pupil drop-in: Wednesday 3.10pm – 4.00pm.

If parents would like a meeting with Lorna Barton (Careers Advisor), this can be arranged by contacting her on email l.barton@oakwood.ac

Online Resources

The school website has a careers section with links to useful websites and information: https://www.oakwood.ac/pupils-parents-links/careers-2/

Here you will find information about local markets; apprenticeship vacancies; advice on completing a CV and a vast array of resources around a variety of careers including videos of ‘on the job’.

Kudos

Type ‘KUDOS’ into Google and find the Kudos Cascaid software. Pupils can log in with their school login details which their MAP teacher has given to them. If a pupil has forgotten the login details, the MAP teacher can reset the password.

 

For more information about careers try these websites: National Careers Service:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/home

National careers information advice and guidance website for 13-19 year olds with telephone helpline (0800 100900)

We at Oakwood have opportunities for pupils to speak with a number of employers and further / higher education institutions. These vary from assemblies, to workshops to 1-2-1 meetings and discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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