Sometimes thinking about your future can be difficult. Let’s face it, you’re caught up in the here and now. Why think about something that’s two, five or even seven years away when you’ve got Fortnite, Facebook and friends to occupy your thoughts! Hopefully though, this page, and our excellent careers programme will help to take away some of that difficulty. We want you to leave Newman knowing where you’re going next, and exactly how you’re going to get there!
Whether you choose to stay with us in Sixth Form leading to a path at university; or if you choose to complete an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship; or you want to move onto Further Education colleges such as Carlisle College or Newton Rigg, we can help.If you’re struggling to think about your future, speak to your Form Tutor or Head of Year, they can point you in the right direction. Alternatively, if you want more specific advice, speak to Mr Forrester or Mrs Brookes, who’ll be happy to give you advice.
In years 7 to 9, we will give you access (either through trips or talks) to a big, local employer every year to ensure you gain a basic understanding of how companies work in communities and the workforce/career opportunities that they offer.
Hosting an entrepreneurial workshop in Year 8, we will give you an understanding of business and enterprise, and the various ways people have become successful by setting up their own enterprises.
In Year 9, we want every student to get their first taste of university life, so we intend to give students a visit to a local university where they can find out about university life in general, have a taster experience matched to a core subject and hear from students who experience first hand what university life is like.
When it comes to making informed decisions about your future, our Year 9 Guided Choices evening will be coupled with a careers fair, so that parents and students can have access to as much relevant careers information as possible, from a range of internal and external experts.
We will really ramp up your careers experiences in Year 10. You will get more tailored, specific talks from employers, based on the pathways you indicate to us.
You’ll have your second University visit this year. The visit will focus on study skills and we will aim to tailor your experience more to the type of course you might like to study, based on your student surveys.
One of the biggest events in this academic year will be our Preparing for Employment day. On this day you’ll dust off your smartest clothes and will practise your interview skills when interviewed by a range of employers from different work sectors. You’ll have face to face contact with local employers and apprenticeship providers such as Nestle and Gen2 to name a few. You’ll also have time to work on general skills needed in the work place, whilst also exploring your chosen field of work in more detail on Fast Tomato.
All students in the Year 10 Health and Social Care class will have a work experience visit. However, we want to expand that provision. If you have a parent who is willing to take you to work with them, or you want to get some work experience, let Mr Forrester or Mrs Brookes know so we can try to make it happen.
In Year 11, you’ll get to visit the local FE colleges and you’ll experience our Sixth Form taster day where you can gain an appreciation for what life in the Sixth Form is really like. We’ll have previous students and alumni come to visit and give you talks about what life was like for them Post-Year 11.
On the launch of your revision programme, we’ll invite in a range of employers and FE providers to once again help you and your parents make informed choices about your future.
As a Sixth Form provider, we will support you personally every step of the way through the UCAS application process.
We will endeavour to put on trips to Careers Fairs and ensure you have access to University Open Days throughout the country.
We will point you in the direction of funding for work placements with organisations like the Sutton Trust, so that you can access work experience with big firms and employers locally, and even in bigger cities such as Manchester and London.
If you let us know what you want, we will happily look at what we can do to make it happen.