At HSLC, we are actively working to broaden horizons and in that we aim to prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Careers education and guidance is an essential part of this, so we ensure that students have access to a structured programme that aims to provide them with timely support to meet their individual needs as well as lots of opportunities to gather the information they need to make the important decisions for their future
All young people need a planned programme of activities both to help them choose appropriate pathways at 14, 16 and 18 and to enable them to manage their careers, career progression and sustain employability throughout their lives.
HSLC provides impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to support students’ transition to further or higher education, vocational training or employment.
HSLC encourages students to aspire and value lifelong learning, provide opportunities to develop and recognise key employability and enterprise skills which are highly valued by employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
The CEIAG Programme has been developed to engage parents and local employers, to support our students in becoming employable and aspirational young people in accordance with the recommended Gatsby Benchmarks.
At HSLC we work with a range of employers and organisations to help in the delivery of our careers programme. Within our programme there are numerous opportunities to meet and engage in meaningful conversations with employers and employees. We believe that in giving students these opportunities, they will deepen their understanding of the importance of skills, personal qualities and academic success required to be successful in whatever career path they enter.
A few examples of recent employer engagement include:
If you are an employer or business that would be interested in supporting our careers programme, please contact the Careers Team.
We are one of 7 East Riding secondary school members of the Humber Careers Hub. The Careers Hub was launched in September 2018 by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and the Careers & Enterprise Company. As a Humber Hub school, we regularly meet with other schools in the region to evaluate and share best practice with regard to careers education.
Each term we evaluate our careers programme against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, the benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.
1. A Stable Careers programme
2. Learning from Labour Market Information
3. Addressing the needs of every student
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of the workplace
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal Guidance
Throughout each year we carry out a number of surveys with our students, parents/carers and other stakeholders, relating to our careers programme. This helps us to evaluate the impact our careers programme is making and also helps us to develop and tailor our programme to the needs of our students.
Later this year we will also be looking to engage with our newly formed student council from Year 7 to 13 to form a student voice focus group for our careers provision at HSLC. See our recent surveys below:
In July 2023 our Year 10 students participated in a week of work experience. This followed a programme of careers education which included CV writing, mock interviews and preparation for the work place lessons in their Life Studies lessons during the spring term.
Work experience placements covered a range of sectors with local organisations and businesses. These included, retail, hospitality, education, NHS & healthcare, manufacturing and digital/media. Students did exceptionally well and have received some fantastic feedback from employers. Some students have also been offered casual weekend work from their employers and some have been offered the opportunity to take up an apprenticeship with their employer after completing their GCSE’s next year.