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Careers & Student Destinations

The Telford Langley School is committed to providing an engaging, aspirational and broad careers programme. We recognise that this can, in part, be achieved by providing high quality, timely and age-appropriate careers education, information, advice and guidance. We believe that all students should have opportunities to explore their strengths and interests so that they can make better informed choices. The comprehensive careers programme at The Telford Langley School has been developed in accordance with the ‘Eight Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance’.

Key Contacts for Careers:

Victoria Millage - Victoria.millage2@taw.org.uk

Jeanette Skelton– Careers Advisor, FutureFocus (01952 388981)

Mrs Drue Hammond– Enterprise Advisor, McDonalds

Key Documents & Useful Resources:

Our careers policy and provider access policy are on our policies and documents page Click here to access.

Guide to Employment and Training in Telford Click here to access

Post-16 Opportunities Acorss Telford Click here to access

work experience

We are hoping to recommence work experience this academic year. There is still some uncertainty around restrictions which may be in place during the next year however, we have been working with Telford and Wrekin Education Business Links to ensure that if physical work experience cannot take place, then alternative activities will be provided within school.

Proposed Date:

  • Work Experience Week: 11th – 15th July 

Access to the Work Experience Database

Welcome to your Work Experience 2021-2022 programme. Our schools are working with Telford and Wrekin Education Business Links (EBL) to help you acquire the skills and knowledge that will prepare you for the workplace and to inspire you to plan for and achieve a successful future.

Work Experience plays a big part in this process. The database supports students, parents and carers in finding work experience placements.

To request access to the Database, please follow the steps below:

  • Step 1. Create a My Telford account: Click here
    If you already have an account, you may use it to access the database.
  • Step 2. Using your My Telford account click on the link to request access to the work experience database. https://dac.telford.gov.uk/workexperience/
  • Step 3. Select your School from the drop-down menu and select the ‘Student’ option
  • Step 4. Check all your details are correct and click the ‘Details are Correct’ button to confirm  

Your request will then be sent to the EBL Team who will authorise you access to the Database.

Once authorised, you will receive an email from the EBL Team confirming access and further guidance within 2 working days. 

 

 

 

Careers links

Xello: 

Xello is an online career resource that provides live Post-16 opportunities, such as apprenticeship vacancies, sixth form and college courses and university options. It also provides career advice and guidance so young people can make well-informed decisions to enhance their futures. Xello is your Careers resource and each student will have a personal log in to Xello.

You can maintain and refer to your Xello careers record for ease of applications to Post- 16 and to track your progress on your career journey.

We will be looking at Xello in assembly and tutor sessions to know what it is, get used to using it and utilise some of the benefits of this platform. Link to Log in: https://login.xello.co.uk/

 

University Links

Business partnerships

We are in the process of developing links with local businesses including:

  • Education Business Links (Telford and Wrekin)
  • McDonald's
  • Reassure
  • Severn Trent

If you would like to link with The Telford Langley School please click here to contact us.

ks3 careers guidance

Students study Key Stage 3 over three years (Years 7-9) to enable them to access the full breadth of the National Curriculum.

In Year 9 students choose bespoke pathways for KS4 study; appropriate for their preferred career route and to equip them with the knowledge and skills for Post-16 courses and training.

It is important that pupils consider the subjects they enjoy, progress and attain well in and that will provide them with the knowledge and skills to move into the career they are aiming for.

Students receive careers information from various sources throughout the academic year. This includes in subject lessons, through the PSHE program delivered in tutor time and in Careers assemblies, speakers, visitors and trips.

Our Careers Curriculum Learning Journey can be found in the Careers Map tab. You will be able to see some of the fantastic opportunities and experiences on offer for Careers, starting from Transition and Year 7 through to Year 11 and Post- 16.

ks4 careers guidance

Students study Key Stage 4 over two years (Years 10-11) to enable them to access their core subjects of English, Maths and Science and to study their selected options.

Students receive careers information from various sources throughout the academic year. This includes in subject lessons, through the PSHE and tutor time programme and in careers assemblies, visiting speakers, work experience placements and activities and trips.

Every student in Year 11 receives 1:1 Guidance from our Future Focus Careers Advisor: Jeanette Skelton.

If you require an appointment with the Career Advisor, please email: jeanette.skelton@telford.gov.uk

Our Careers Curriculum Learning Journey can be found in the Careers Map tab. You will be able to see some of the fantastic opportunities and experiences on offer for Careers, starting from Transition and Year 7 through to Year 11 and Post- 16.

opportunities

We aim to update this section of the website with monthly apprenticeship, work experience and employer delivered opportunities.

 

 

 

parents

NOT SURE HOW TO HELP YOUR TEENAGER ​​TO CHOOSE THEIR FUTURE?

Advice for parents and carers of children with SEND

Are you a parent who has something to give in terms of a contribution to the school careers plan?

Get in touch and let us know what you can offer. Click here to contact the Telford Langley School.

post-16 choices

Students are required by the government to remain in education or employment with training up until the age of 18.

Students are supported throughout Year 11 by our Future Focus Careers Advisor. They will all have 1:1 meetings throughout the year, exploring their possible pathways and career options.

Some students start this process in Year 10 to ensure they are ready to progress by the end of year 11.

Following Year 11, students may progress to:

  • Sixth Form: Usually offering academic routes e.g. A- Level although some also offer applied BTEC courses.
  • College: Choice of academic routes such as A-Level, the new T-Level which bridges the gap between academic and technical education and a wide range of vocational courses.
  • Apprenticeship: These highly sought-after positions are a great way to work and learn ‘on the job’ whilst gaining valuable qualifications and training.
  • Training Provider: Offer training in a variety of areas from ‘Entry Level’ to ‘Level 3’.

Please find a link to a range of Post- 16 opportunities across Telford.  https://www.telford1619.com/

post-16 provider expression of interest

 

careers plan

Careers Learning Journey is coming soon.

labour market information

Students must understand the full range of opportunities available to them in the area they live in.

Local Labour Market Information (LMI) is shared with pupils in assemblies, PSHE sessions and on digital signage around school. This information can be used by students to decide what skills are most in demand in Telford and Wrekin, The Midlands and nationally. This knowledge can help students to plan their careers and decide whether they need to re-locate or travel to pursue their chosen field.

 

 

 

Telford and Wrekin have provided an excellent online brochure outlining information about Education, Employment and Training in Telford and Wrekin.