We believe that effective career guidance contributes to raising aspirations, improving motivation, and overcoming barriers to success. Kelvin Hall is committed to delivering high-quality CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) which empowers pupils to make informed career decisions. Our goal is to equip our pupils with the necessary skills to adapt to an ever-changing economic climate, inspiring them to become life-long career learners. This is achieved through a comprehensive programme of activities that spans Year 7 through Year 11, and beyond, and is based on the nationally recognised Gatsby Benchmarks.
Careers Programme 2023/2024
The following video clip outlines the work experience process from securing an appropriate placement through to expectations whilst on work experience. The clip also details how students can use their placement to evidence employability skills on applications and at interviews. The additional videos feature two former Kelvin Hall students discussing their work experience placements Hull City Council and Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust.
I went on a careers visit in Year 10 with Raceway Training and learnt about maintaining the karts. I talked to the careers team about work experience and they asked about my interests and the things that I enjoy. I explained that I had enjoyed the Raceway session and that I would maybe like to work in a garage. They helped me to get a work placement at MGR Autos.
The Careers Team have always supported me throughout my time at Kelvin and are now helping me with my application to study mechanics.
- Cameron, former Kelvin Hall pupil about his work placement experience.
Work Experience - Student & Parents
Which Way Now?
The following presentation outlines the options available to students after leaving school, including academic courses, vocational courses (incl. T Levels), apprenticeships and traineeships. Students and parents can also take a look at Careers Information Booklet "What's Next" which can be found in the Useful downloads section.
The Careers Team
College and Apprenticeship Providers Informational Videos
Log On Move On - How To Video
Applying to Apprenticeships
Hull College Vocational Education Offer Information Video
Throughout the year we will be hosting a number of events to allow our students to meet with training providers and colleges to find out about the opportunities available to them. Students will also have the chance to meet with employers to find out about: the skills required for specific careers, the general employability skills that all employers value, the career decisions they have made and the pathways they have followed (vocational courses, A levels, T levels, apprenticeships and traineeships). Engaging with employers provides our students with a valuable insight into the world of work and what it takes to be successful in the workplace.
Alongside our student voice committee, our Enterprise Adviser, Ruby Jennings (National Highways) has an instrumental role in developing our employer engagement events,
Parents, pupils and staff can keep up to date with the latest events in our careers programme by checking out our Twitter page @KelvinCareers.
We have worked with the following organisations in recent years to support students as they explore and prepare for their futures:
We are always seeking to expand our networks. If you are an employer who is enthusiastic about helping to shape the workforce of the future, you may want to sign yourselves up for our upcoming events or work experience programme. The following link outlines the variety of ways employers can work in partnership with education providers:
Please contact our Careers Leader to find out more.
If you need a little persuading, take a look at the following work experience feedback from KWL:
"Took to it like a duck to water, a pleasure to work with."
"He did everything expected of him and more."
"Keen, eager to learn and not afraid to ask questions."
How we measure and assess the impact of the Careers Programme on pupils
We regularly request feedback from parents, pupils, local further education and apprenticeship providers and employers to ensure that we are continually improving our Careers programme, which is monitored monthly and updated annually. Teaching staff are involved in the delivery of the Careers programme and also provide support on careers off-timetable days, ensuring that they are able to make the link between curriculum subjects and careers.
In Year 11, all our pupils complete a “What Next” proforma to inform us of their intended destination. Using the information we gather, we work closely with Connexions to provide additional targeted support to pupils. In addition to this, the data enables us to monitor our pupil destinations and the number of students who progress into various post-16 opportunities. Connexions also provide follow-up information, which serves to monitor drop-out rates from destinations. These factors are taken into consideration when reviewing the CEIAG programme.
National Careers Service - https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
Logonmoveon - http://www.logonmoveon.co.uk/
Russell Group Informed Choices - https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/
Launch Your Careers - https://launchyourcareer.com/en_UK
Student Finance - https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
LMi Humber - www.lmihumber.co.uk
UCAS - www.ucas.com
Start - https://careers.startprofile.com/page/home-page
icould - www.icould.com
Careers with Physics - https://www.iop.org/careers-physics#gref
Prospects - www.prospects.ac.uk
Maths - www.mathscareers.org.uk
Future Learn Careers - https://futurelearn.com
BBC Bitesize Carers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers
T-Levels - https://www.tlevels.gov.uk
Amazing Apprenticeships - https://amazingapprenticeships.com
Mrs Erica Hood, Trust Careers Leader
Kelvin Hall School, Bricknell Avenue, Hull HU5 4QH
Tel: 01482 342229
Policy and Documents
This information was published on 23/11/22 and will be reviewed again on 23/11/23