Careers Advice & Guidance

God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. (Blessed John Henry Newman)

Students from any year group who wish to discuss their career and learning choices can make an appointment with our School Careers Coordinator, or our YC Hertfordshire PA, by calling in to the Careers Office in Student Services.

Form Tutors and other school staff can refer individual students at times when it is felt that they will particularly benefit from one-to-one careers advice. All Year 11 students are encouraged to take up face-to-face advice and guidance from our YC Hertfordshire Advisor to help them explore a variety of education and career options and draw up an individual careers action plan to help them make a successful transition to post-16 learning.

Sixth Form students also receive advice from YC Hertfordshire. Students can have ongoing contact via email to help them make the right choices for the future. Parents and carers are very welcome to attend appointments or to contact the careers department.

Students aged 13 -18 are also directed to the National Careers Service where they can access independent online and telephone guidance from a National Careers Service adviser. This free service is available daily from 8am-10pm. There is also extensive information and advice on choosing subjects, exploring career ideas, case studies and frequently asked questions on the Young People section of the National Careers Service website.

Please view the Hertfordshire Labour Market Overview LMI Video here

Please view the YC Hertfordshire website here and UCAS website here

Important links for Post 16 students will be tweeted @jfksixthform

Apprenticeships - for further details on apprenticeships and to find out what's available in Hertfordshire please click here

Further information regarding careers advice and guidance at JFK can be obtained from the following documents: Higher Education,  School Leaver EmploymentStudying AbroadCareers Guidance InterviewsCareers Information

Careers Programme at JFK

Year 7 Year 8
Transition into secondary school life - Life Skills Online research resources using JED
Gender in the workplace Access to guidance from Careers Coordinator
  Work Shadow Day (Spring Term)
  Life Skills Lesson (PSHE)
Year 9 Year 10
Ongoing research resources Work Experience (Summer Term)
Options Evening (Spring Term) Preparation for Work Experience - letters of application, telephone calls and practice interviews
Access to guidance with Careers Coordinator & advisor from YC Herts Access to guidance with an advisor from YC Herts
  Continued support from Careers Department - drop in sessions at lunchtime
Year 11  
1:1 guidance interviews with advisor from YC Herts (parents invited) Access to College prospectus and help with applications
Apprenticeship information, posters and emails circulated to students and displayed around school Careers Fair - local employers/FE Colleges
Post 16 Information Evening GCSE results day support and guidance
CV writing, interview preparation and labour market info  
Sixth Form  
Careers information delivered, discussed through lessons & enrichment Ongoing employer representatives throughout 6th Form enrichment lessons and assembly
UCAS preparation through enrichment National Careers Service advertised together with other websites and on the @jfksixthform twitter account
YC Herts, Apprenticeship Awareness Post 18 information discussed/advertised  Students mentor across year groups, hold an early bird reading and games club in the Learning Support Department