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At The Nobel School we are committed to provide an outstanding Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme for all students. CEIAG can play a key role in promoting good learning by helping students to focus on good action planning to attain their long term goals. All CEIAG at The Nobel School is aspirational, impartial and unbiased, so that our students are able to prepare themselves for a world of work that is changing rapidly; young people now are likely to experience five to eight major career changes in their lives in a variety of industry sectors. They will also be experiencing more fluid forms of working with increasing casual, contract and part-time work options.
We are committed to:

  • Securing independent and impartial careers guidance for students in Yrs 8-13 that includes information on the full range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and vocational pathways
  • Using the Gatsby Benchmarks to develop and improve our CEIAG provision, working towards accreditation for the Quality in Careers Standard by 2020.
  • Recognising the importance of providing young people with real-life contacts and experiences from the world of work
  • Working closely with YC Hertfordshire and our Enterprise advisor.

There is an extensive programme of events and lessons that is available to students from Year 7 to Year 13.

Year 7

  • PiXL Edge programme in form times
  • Introduction to Unifrog

Year 8

  • Take Your Child to Work Day (Spring Term)
  • Unifrog research
  • Employer mentoring, through YC Herts
  • ‘Robot Rumble’ and ‘Glider Challenge’ at MBDA

Year 9

  • Post-14 Pathways guidance, including:
    • use of Unifrog;
    • interviews for students and parents with senior staff
  • University of Herts (UH) Pathfinder visits
  • Employer mentoring, through YC Herts
  • ‘Robot Rumble’ and ‘Glider Challenge’ at MBDA

Year 10

  • ‘Work the Change’ Enterprise Day
  • Careers fair
  • Visits to North Herts College (NHC)
  • Employer mentoring, through YC Herts

Year 11

  • Post 16 Pathways evening, with representation from NHC, AIM Apprenticeships, Develop Training and Nova Training
  • Post 16 Pathways one-to-one guidance, including assistance with applications and interviews
  • Visits to NHC & other local training providers
  • At least one interview with YC Herts careers adviser
  • STEM workshops through the Engineering Development Trust
  • ‘Discover’ day at UH
  • Support at GCSE results day from NHC and Nova Training, as well as individual meetings with senior staff
  • Sixth Form Induction – ‘Creating your Vision’ session, study skills session from UH & introduction to post-18 destination options

Sixth Form

  • Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening including information on apprenticeships
  • Visit to the Skills Show in London
  • Visit to UCAS Higher Education Convention
  • Year 12 work experience week (July)
  • One-to-one guidance on UCAS applications
  • One-to-one guidance on apprenticeship and employment applications
  • Apprentice workshops, delivered by ASK
  • ‘Hidden Job Market’ workshop from Future First
  • Student shadowing for a range of courses at UH
  • Fashion Retail Academy workshop with Visionpath
  • Drop in sessions with YC Herts advisers

Whole School

  • Visiting speakers from local and national companies, including Nobel alumni
  • Careers information and contact with employers in lessons

You can find further information here:

YC Herts

Unifrog NYI

UCAS

Apprenticeship Parent Pack NYI

External providers who wish to develop links with Nobel may wish to view our provider access statement.

Careers Team

Careers Lead – Corrina Reeder (corrina.reeder@nobel.herts.sch.uk 01438 222600)
Careers Co-ordinator – Bob Lovelock (bob.lovelock@nobel.herts.sch.uk 01438 222600)
Careers Co-ordinator – Carl Swendell (carl.swendell@nobel.herts.sch.uk 01438 222600)
Head of Character – Steve Howells (steve.howells@nobel.herts.sch.uk 01438 222600)

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