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Information

Parents' Induction Evening

Note to new parents: If your child is arriving in August 2017, there will be parents' induction evening on Wednesday 5 July.  Details to follow.

Careers and Leavers' Destinations

A careers booklet outlining important information about careers evening and post-16 choices can be found here.

An independent careers adviser is based at Ashby School two days a week, giving free information, advice, guidance and support to students on a range of issues. Careers adviser Mrs Marie Miller is in school every Tuesday and Thursday to discuss education, training, careers, apprenticeships, jobs and student finances.

Parents of current students should be aware that their son/daughter needs to remain in education or training until they are 18 years old. This can be at Ashby School Sixth Form, but can also be at a college, with a training provider or as part of an apprenticeship scheme. For more information on this, please see the following link to the Raise in Participation Age http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/rpa_website_200713-2.docx

The independent careers adviser can:

  • talk to students about the options open to them and help them decide what to do next;

  • answer queries;

  • help with any problems that a student may have entering his/her chosen career.

Finding work, training or a course

The careers adviser can give practical help with getting a job, an apprenticeship or a place at college. She can help students to:

  • apply for vacancies;

  • arrange interviews; 

  • fill in application forms and cope with interviews;

  • deal with any other career-related issues.

Information

Ashby School has a carerers resource area in the school library with information on a range of subjects such as courses, jobs, health, money and free time.

Some useful websites are:

National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Apprenticeships: http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/#./the_latest 

Apprenticeship Vacancies: https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/navms/forms/candidate/apprenticeships.aspx 

Leicester Apprenticeship Hub: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/jobs-and-careers/leicester-to-work/leicester-apprenticeship-hub/ 

UCAS Progress: https://www.ucasprogress.com

Fast Tomato: https://www.fasttomato.com Please ask for the registration code.

iCould http://icould.com/

Extra help

Students who may need extra help – perhaps because of a learning difficulty or a disability, or because they cannot find a course or job to suit them – can seek guidance from the careers adviser.

Mrs Miller is happy to talk about:

  • college courses to meet students' needs;
  • special programmes for students going straight into work;
  • other people who can give advice.

Making an Appointment

At Ashby School, students can make an appointment to see the careers adviser through their form tutor.