Why it’s important for careers leaders to make their feelings (and needs) known to Ofsted

Posted by Janet Colledge on 12/04/19 21:05

In the middle of the cold dark first few weeks back after the merriness and relaxation of the Christmas holidays, Ofsted launched its draft common inspection framework (CIF) ready for educationalists, and the public at large, to comment upon. Why should I get involved in this? Where do I get the time? These sorts of things are for people much higher up the ladder than I might be your reaction. My article is an attempt to convince you otherwise.

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Topics: careers leader

Spotlight on: Town Planner

Posted by Emma Davies on 12/04/19 16:38

Each month we take a deeper look at one career pathway in particular. For in-depth profiles of over 600 job profiles, take a look at the Indigo Careers module. This month we take a look at the role of Town Planner*.

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Topics: career profiles

How to decide which university or course is right for you

Posted by Emma Davies on 11/04/19 14:43

With over 50,000 undergraduate degree courses available from over 395 providers in the UK, narrowing your options down to the five that will ultimately sit on your UCAS application is no easy task.

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Topics: university, student advice

Careers in the Curriculum: Gatsby Benchmark 4 - a marathon, not a sprint!

Posted by Chris Webb on 11/04/19 11:56

Speak to many careers practitioners working in secondary or further education regarding the challenge of achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks and the conversation will often return to the same topic – namely, the difficulties around hitting Gatsby Benchmark 4, otherwise known as "embedding careers within the curriculum".

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Topics: careers education, Gatsby

How to search for apprenticeship vacancies

Posted by Andy Midwinter on 20/03/19 09:00

Guidance for Year 12 and Year 13 students

You should start looking for vacancies early as some employers start advertising in the summer of Year 12 or early autumn of Year 13 (for apprenticeships to start the following summer/autumn). Do also keep looking because some employers don’t advertise their vacancies until the summer of Year 13.

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Topics: apprenticeships

Spotlight on: YouTuber

Posted by Emma Davies on 04/03/19 09:00

Each month we take a deeper look at one career pathway in particular. For in-depth profiles of over 600 job profiles, take a look at the Indigo Careers module. This month, in honour of National Career Week, we take a look at the very 21st century role of a YouTuber*.

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Topics: career profiles

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