Careers

Finding the right path for our students' futures

Careers education and guidance is essential in helping young people choose programmes that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs. A robust careers programmes helps avoid disengagement, puts school learning into a wider and more relevant context, and helps raise aspirations.

The Victoria College programme helps students to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational.  It promotes equality of opportunity, embraces diversity and challenges stereotypes.

The policy is guided by the Gatsby benchmarks and conforms to statutory requirements.

 

Victoria College is committed to providing all students in Years 7-13 with a programme of activities and supporting activity. The programme is delivered to Years 7-9 one hour a week, Years 10-11 in tutor time and Year 12 one hour per week for the whole year. It is also supported through assemblies, presentations, employer visits, independent work experiences, seminars, workshops and 1:1 sessions.

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programmes, offers providers an opportunity to come into school to speak with students.

  • Year 9 Options Evening
  • Year 11 lunch time talks for students wishing to change school
  • Sixth Form Options Evening
  • Higher Education Fair run by Skills Jersey
  • Skills Show run by Skills Jersey

90% of Year 11 College Students continue to Sixth Form 

KS5 students receive at least one interview with a Sixth Form team

KS4 students receive at least one interview with the Careers Team

 

Curriculum

Careers, employability and enterprise experiences are taken very seriously here at Victoria College.  Our students have big choices to make, both post 16 and post 18.  Sixth form, college, university, traineeship, apprenticeship, employment, the possibilities are seemingly endless and the choices can feel overwhelming.  Our Careers Department is here to help both students and parents/carers to navigate these pathways and make informed choices.

For up to date information on the local labour market click here.

For information on apprenticeships in Jersey click here.

Unifrog

This outstanding careers tool brings together all the available information about higher education and training into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform.  In here, you will find everything you need to prepare yourself for making decisions about what you want to do. There are also tools to help you with your personal statement, CV and application forms.  Available free for students, please contact s.job@vcj.sch.je for login details.  You can access the Unifrog site by clicking on the logo below.   


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