Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
At Mulberry UTC, we provide personalised support and guidance in relation to careers, to ensure that each young person is able to find the right path for them.
Our curriculum is designed to provide clear progression pathways for our students. The technical courses which our students follow have been carefully chosen to provide them with the maximum opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for specific career pathways. Our students also undertake regular work experience, project work and other forms of employer engagement, ensuring they successfully master the employability skills necessary for the modern workplace.
While studying with us, students have access to a wide range of activities that help them to develop the knowledge and skills needed for their future careers. This includes a planned programme of activities for all students from Years 10–13 which helps them to plan and manage their careers, including:
One to one careers guidance
University visits and workshops
Displays around the school
Regular visits from professionals working in relevant industries
Meaningful encounters with employers through seminars and assemblies
Extra-curricular and enrichment activities
We provide information, advice and guidance about careers, which is impartial, unbiased and based on the needs of individuals. Our careers education programme follows local, regional and national frameworks for good practice and other relevant guidance, such as the Gatsby Benchmarks (see below for further details).
As a result of this excellent provision, the majority of our students progress to further study or apprenticeships in one of our areas of technical specialism: healthcare, health science, theatre and digital media.
The Gatsby Benchmarks
The GatsbyBenchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of career advice. They are also a very important part of the Government’s career strategy.
‘Careers Advice for Parents aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.’
Read our document herethat sets out how the UTC is meeting the Gatsby criteria for careers education, and the next steps, which will link to action plans for 2019-2020.