Careers Guidance - Twynham School

Careers Guidance


All students at Twynham have access to careers guidance in a variety of ways:

  • There is dedicated time during PD lessons covering such things as Year 9 Options, pay slips, managing money, post-16 progression, interview techniques and writing letters of application. 
  • In Year 10, students complete a one week work experience. Selection for this, and further information, are available in the autumn term. This is always a highly successful, worthwhile and valuable experience for the students. It is not always possible to match a student’s career aspirations with a work placement, particularly in fields such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary. All placements are vetted and insurance confirmed.
  • We also run a comprehensive work-related learning scheme whereby students undertake vocational courses.
  • The school has been fortunate to be able to buy in the services of Ansbury (formerly Connexions), giving all students in year 10 and 11 the opportunity for an individual interview and careers advice. Our Ansbury adviser can be contacted by email or by referral from a tutor/ Head of Year.
  • All students have access to Adviser Online (adviseronline.ansbury.co.uk), through which they can access further support including live web chat.
  • The Careers Menu (accessed via the Student or Parent Gateway) gives access to a multitude of careers resources (including videos) on a wide range of job opportunities.

In addition, there are many other careers inputs through tutor time and events such as Year 10 Employability Day, Year 8 My Money Day, Year 9 Options Evening, Post 16 Progression Evening and Sixth Form Open Evening.


Sixth Form

Students in the Sixth Form are able to undertake work experience through the Enrichment programme. Sixth Form language students undertake a work placement. The Sixth Form also have access to their own adviser for careers opportunities and UCAS applications.


Personnel

Mrs D Jackson - Head of Careers
Mrs J Hopkins - Vocational Learning Manager
Mrs L Kennedy - Senior Vocational Administrator
Mrs J Collins - UCAS/Post-16 Work Experience Adviser
Mr I Champney - Ansbury Adviser

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  • August 13, 2018 It's A Level on Thursday and preparations are underway at school to support and guide our students as they leave us and go on to university, college, employment and apprenticeships. The timings of the day are available on our website (Read more). Read more
  • July 18, 2018 It's that time again - the end of the school year is fast approaching! What better way to celebrate than by publishing our Newsletter, which encapsulates all that our students have been up to, from forensic science, to sports days, to the art exhibition... Read more Read more
  • July 18, 2018 Our annual is well underway - the students performed last night in St Bartolomeo al Mare in Liguria, Italy. We are very proud of our Music at Twynham and our Music Tour is a real highlight for both students and staff. Read more
  • May 24, 2018 With the weather being a little cooler today, it's an ideal opportunity to curl up with a blanket, make a nice cup of tea, and enjoy our latest newsletter: Read more. From dance to technology to geography, it is a great overview of what our students have been up to. Read more
  • May 23, 2018 Our 's Commencement Ceremony is underway at Christchurch Quay this afternoon. We are so proud of all our Year 13 students and wish them the best of luck as they move on to their next steps. Read more
  • May 23, 2018 Preparations are well underway for 's Commencement Ceremony this afternoon. We are so proud of all of our Year 13 students and look forward to celebrating their successes with them in the sunshine! Read more
  • May 16, 2018 We have some visitors in from this morning, teaching our Year 10 students some important revision skills and strategies in preparation for their mock exams. Read more
  • May 15, 2018 We are delighted to share that one of our former students, Megan Rogers, who took up an with BT after her studies, has been nominated for the '#RisingStar in Award' from : Read more
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