Careers

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

(Abraham Lincoln)

At Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School we aim to:

• Provide pupils with a comprehensive and personalised programme which offers opportunities for personal development and progression
• Provide impartial advice and guidance
• Challenge stereotypes and to consider individual rights and responsibilities
• Provide current information on the labour market, on access to work, training and further and higher education
• Use agencies and other external service providers to provide information and support especially to those with specific needs
• Provide access to work based learning
• Create effective business links with school governors and external businesses.

Through our careers provision, students will become curious and active about their future career goals and will be prophetic as they make aspirational plans for their futures.

At Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, our careers provision ensures that all pupils make well informed decisions about their futures. They may choose to study A Levels at Sixth Form, a vocational course at College or an apprenticeship within a workplace. We run a number of dynamic and thought provoking careers events throughout the school year to support our pupils in making the right decisions that suits their individual needs.

We work closely with ‘Aim Higher’, an organisation committed to raising aspirations for young people and encouraging students to reach their potential. Our in school Aim Higher programme supports us to ensure that we meet all careers statutory guidance.

World of work week (WOW week)

World of work week is a programme created to give pupils an insight into a wide range of careers, in order to inspire and connect them to industries of interest. This year Cardinal Wiseman has seen more than 40 professionals across Birmingham educate our pupils in sectors such as professional services, public services, medicine, hospitality, retail, construction, engineering and many more. Our students were enthused and motivated by the unwavering support and introduction to their untapped potential. WOW shows pupils that from opportunity comes possibility.

Work based learning

All students in year 10 have the opportunity to go on work experience placements where they will experience the world of work and gain invaluable employability skills. Universities and higher apprenticeships are looking for students that have completed voluntary work within a work based environment. Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School equips our students with the skills needed to be successful and meet their potential.

If you would like further information, please see our Careers policy:
Careers Policy November 2018-19 (to be reviewed August 2019)

How the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils

Careers lead KS4 – Mrs S Meersand smeersand@cardinalwiseman.net
Careers lead KS3 – Miss S Kelly skelly@cardinalwiseman.net