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As a college we continue to develop our service to maximise our offer fully expecting enrichment and student development to enhance their chances of finding the right courses at post 16 and beyond and help each student consider possible career paths in future life – Through a robust process of opportunities and experiences all students will be fully prepared for further education and a career that both suits and inspires for a lifetime !!! This is complemented with a continuous careers service from year 7 to 11.


Year 7

Students write letters highlighting their hope , dreams and aspirations for adult life which will be used by tutors and the careers advisor to suggest routes they may take in the future when looking at careers

Year 8-9

Through PSHCE students will learn about and develop employability skills– This will include how to look and apply for a college place , apprentiship or job through to interview skills . Students in year will also embark on careers advice and groups will be highlighted that may need extra guidance or already have a desired pathway to a future career .

Year 10-11

ALL students will have careers interviews during the final two years at The College and as many as needed to guarantee their placement at an appropriate college or apprentiship . Each student is guided as to how to apply , write a letter of application an da CV where necessary . A post 16 market place is hosted in September to give students the opportunity to discuss with providers possible courses and destinations and to start to make decisions on future pathways Students applications are also prepared for desired destinations and the process is monitored by The Head of Year and careers advisor throughout and students are guided through the interview process Once destinations are confirmed taster days are arranged so that students can visit providers and prepare for the coming year. Year 10 are also involved in INDUSTRY DAY where they get opportunity to meet local businesses and experience future careers and discuss the routes taken to make these choices ALL Year 11 students are offered work experience at the end of the academic year as they embark on the next stage of their careers journey ( Through The LEBC )

Higher Education

We work with many Further Education institutes, such as Brooksby Melton College and MV16. Students are encouraged to visit sixth form and college open days. We also offer trips for students to visit university open days, including Oxford University and De Montfort University.

Dedicated Careers Guide

Mrs Stanley is our Careers Lead here at John Ferneley and can be contacted via email at [email protected] . Students can talk to our Careers Guide, Mrs Featherstone, about their visions of their futures as well as any of our other staff members. Mrs Featherstone helps to connect students to different activities to suit their specific interests and to link students to a network of educators and employers.

This information is reviewed termly. The next review will be December 2018.