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Careers Events

A career plan is developed for each year group to ensure they are taking part in different career events throughout the academic year.

CAREERS PLAN 2021-2022

To access your STEM guide please click HERE

For the Parents Guide to STEM please click HERE

What can you expect?

 Parents’ guide:
This year’s Parents’ Guide will be our second edition, and has a skills specific theme. This guide has been designed to help parents support their children in making informed decisions about their future, and develop the correct skills to help them succeed. Parents will benefit from content on topics including:

  • Pathways into work, including T-levels, apprenticeships and university
  • The importance of employability skills 
  • The value of work experience placements
  • Student finance and choosing student accommodation
  • Careers advice dos and don’ts
  • 24-day “skills workout” exercises to complete at home, designed to help young people actively develop eight key employability skills
  • PLUS interviews and guest content from organisations including PwC, University of Bath, Sky, Institute of Student Employers, Staffordshire University and many more

STEM guide:

This year’s STEM Guide explores the full range of secondary and A-level STEM subjects, to help young people to understand more about careers in the STEM field. This comprehensive guide has been designed to showcase just how creative, exciting and rewarding a career in STEM can be. Students will benefit from content including:

  • 10 detailed subject pages, each detailing career paths these can lead to and the qualifications needed to get there
  • Pathways into STEM, covering T-levels, apprenticeships and university
  • STEM in its real world applications looking at innovations STEM has helped us create through history and how it can benefit us in the future
  • Case studies and interviews from organisations including TFL, Sky, Royal Horticultural Society and many more

Support Events for Year 7 - Year 13

Below you will find further information and help if you think that your child is considering applying to university.

Here are a programme of events HEPP will be delivering virtually throughout the academic year.  The sessions are for half an hour, termly from 17:00 – 17:30 and are for any parents/carers or supporters of students from Y7 onwards.  To register please click on the Eventbrite links below.

Thursday 7 October 2021 – 17:00 – 17:30 – How can I support my child through their higher education application?

Join us for this 30 minute information session where you’ll hear how and where students apply for HE courses, and how you can support them as a parent or carer.

You’ll hear from parent ambassadors and student ambassadors on their experience and they will share their hints and tips.  There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-can-i-support-my-child-through-their-higher-education-application-tickets-168551162063   

Thursday 13 January 2022 – 17:00 – 17:30 – Benefits of higher education and how can I support my child to get there?

Join us for this 30 minute parent and carer information session where you’ll hear about the different routes into Higher Education and its social, academic and employment benefits.

You’ll hear from student ambassadors on their experience and why they chose Higher Education, plus parent ambassadors will share hints and tips that worked for them supporting their child make decisions on their next steps.  There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you have.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/benefits-of-higher-education-and-how-can-i-support-my-child-to-get-there-tickets-168555156009

Thursday 28 April 2022 – 17:00 – 17:30 – Understanding student finance as a parent/carer

As a parent or carer, we know the cost of higher education study can be daunting.  Come along to this 30 minute information session where we’ll explain how student finance works for Higher Education. We’ll give you the facts on how much money students can receive as a loan or non-repayable bursary / scholarship, the extra financial support they may be eligible for and repayments.  Student and parent ambassadors will share their experiences and there will be time to answer any questions you have.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-student-finance-as-a-parentcarer-tickets-168558724683

Thursday 7 July 2022 – 17:00 -17:30 – Open days and clearing – why they are important for your child

Join us for this 30 minute information session where you’ll find out why open days are important, what to expect at one and how your child can make the most of them. We’ll also explain Clearing, which is used by 70,000 students each year to find a place on a university level course at the end of the academic year before they are due to start the course.  You will hear from our student and parent ambassadors who will share their experiences and what they found useful. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-days-and-clearing-why-they-are-important-for-your-child-tickets-168589157709 

Please could you advertise to all your parents/carers/supporters and any school staff.  The sessions are there to help inform/update everyone with the knowledge to support students to make an informed decision about higher education.