Last updated: November 14th, 2023

Careers Programme

Careers Programme

We are committed to providing a well-structured Careers Education and Guidance Programme (CEGP) for all students in Year 7 to 13.

We strive to ensure students experience a full, varied and interesting careers journey, having the opportunity to explore their own interests, skills, and passions; understanding the wealth of jobs and education available to them once they leave school.

Our whole-school Careers Programme follows the Career Development Institute‘s (CDI) 2021 Career Development Framework that identifies the skills, knowledge and attitudes that students need to have a positive career.

Through a coordinated and embedded spiral careers curriculum across our departments, our students develop six career development skills required to have positive careers.  They are developed alongside academic skills, knowledge and employability skills (the skills required for work and employment):

  • Grow throughout life – Grow throughout life by learning and reflecting on yourself, your background, and your strengths
  • Explore Possibilities – Explore the full range of possibilities open to you and learn about recruitment processes and the culture of different workplaces
  • Manage Career – Manage your career actively, make the most of opportunities and learn from setbacks
  • Create opportunities – Create opportunities by being proactive and building positive relationships with others
  • Balance life and work – Balance your life as a worker and/or entrepreneur with your well-being
  • See the big picture – Paying attention to how the economy, politics and society connect with your own life and career

The programme builds progressively and aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge they require to be able to make an informed choice about their future options.

Our careers provision offers tailored support for all our students, meaning that every student, including SEND students’ individual needs are met.

Meanwhile, our SJB PSHE Careers Programme is guided both by careers guidance and access for education and training providers as well as the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, identifying the elements of good practice in career guidance during form times and whole school assemblies.

Click on the Key Stage Links to discover how our Careers Programme is implemented across our year groups.

Key Stage 3 Careers Information

Key Stage 4 Careers Information

Key Stage 5 Careers Information