Careers

Every young person needs high-quality careers guidance to make informed decisions about their future and this is never more important for them as it is today. Careers education, information, advice and guidance are more than just choosing a job - it is a lifelong process that is influenced by a person's interests, abilities and passion.

At Tranby, we recognise how important it is for pupils to understand and appreciate the options available to them and have the confidence and ability to pursue their own realistic pathways. By helping individuals to recognise their strengths and aptitudes, students are empowered to make their own well-informed decisions with support from the school and their parents/carers. 

Jo Harding is our Careers Coordinator who provides careers assistance and is integral in students' growth process. Jo conducts research about potential job opportunities and conveys the information to the students. She also helps the students and employers develop a friendly bond by creating a warm and positive environment. Part of this is through regular careers breakfast meetings held in School for students in Year 7-13. Details will be emailed to parents and on the weekly newsletter. 



Our Careers Programme 
Our careers education programme is delivered to all students and is continuously being developed in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Accessing Careers Information
In order to make well informed, realistic decisions about their education, training and careers, students require up-to-date and impartial careers information. In school, students are encouraged to use a variety of labour market information sources which are included below:

Further Education Higher Education
UCAS Further Education UCAS
Tranby Sixth Form Whatuni
Hull & East Riding Careers Gateway The Complete University Guide
Student Options at 14+, 16+ and 18+ The Times Higher University Rankings

Labour Market Information (LMI) is a key element of careers education, information and guidance. LMI helps you to understand:

• Where the jobs are locally

• Which jobs are increasing and which are declining

• Which skills will be needed in the future

This information can help you in making decisions about your future learning choices and in choosing a career. Start thinking about your future by visiting: LMI Humber and Skills East Riding

For the latest LMI Newsletter specific to our region click HERE

Information for Parents and Carers
Parents and carers might also wish to access this information to help support their children in making informed decisions.

Careers Newsletters
Issue 1 - January 2022
Issue 2 - February / March 2022
Issue 3 - April / May 2022
Issue 4 - June/July 2022

 

 

  • Key Stage 3

    During Key Stage 3 the careers programme is delivered as part of the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) programme and during tutor time. Pupils spend time developing their self-awareness including their personal characteristics, abilities, interests, potential and limitations through use of the Morrisby Careers Programme and Unifrog Careers platform.


    All pupils are able to access one-to-one career interviews with the Careers Coordinator to discuss possible options and the careers coordinator is on hand to support pupils and parents at the Year 9 Options Evening with their choices.


    In Year 9, the programme focuses on students choosing their GCSE options. Tutors spend time highlighting the transferrable skills that can be gained from subjects and where the subject can lead to. 

  • Key Stage 4

    During Key Stage 4, pupils receive career lessons delivered as part of their PSHCE programme. Emphasis is placed on developing key skills such as communication, problem­solving, teamwork, employability and research skills. At the end of Year 10, pupils are encouraged to partake in a week of work experience in a company /industry of their choice. In Year 11, all pupils complete a comprehensive Morrisby Profiling Assessment which generates a report to assist them with their Post-16 choices.


    All Senior School pupils also benefit from attending our annual Careers Fair, Careers Breakfast Meetings, talks and workshops delivered by subject matter experts, industry experts, the Armed Forces, Alumni, and Apprenticeship Experts both within PSHCE, through extra-curricular activities and through their core and chosen subjects. Throughout Key Stage 4, all pupils can access 1:1 career interviews to discuss a variety of pathways with the Careers Coordinator and the Heads of Pre-Sixth Form.

  • Sixth Form

    In the Sixth Form, students benefit from dedicated 1:1 support from the Heads of Sixth Form and the Careers Coordinator to help them to decide on next steps. Pupils who are keen to apply to early entrant courses are given additional support to understand what they need to do, in order to submit a competitive application. Pupils are encouraged to think carefully about how work experience, summer schools or academic events/lectures can enhance their application to University or School Leaver Programmes.

     
    In Year 13, students benefit from a dedicated interview support where our students are put through the rigours of mock university or job interviews. This is currently done by our Heads of Sixth Form and the Careers Coordinator but we hope to set up a programme of mock interviews supported by parents, governors and local employers. Throughout the Sixth Form, students work closely with their tutor and Heads of Sixth Form to ensure that they are guided through the Sixth Form and supported with their next steps. All Sixth Form students are encouraged to revisit their Morrisby Profiles and explore further education and career options via the Unifrog careers platform.

     
    We measure the success of our careers programme through feedback from our students and destination data and speak with students about what they need to support them with their career planning. Please view our Careers Policy to discover more about our programme. 

    All students throughout the school are able to access one-to-one career advice where it is appropriate for their future, with all students in KS4 receiving a guidance interview and all Sixth Formers having ample opportunity to do so. The Careers Coordinator is available to speak or meet with parents/carers or by appointment regarding opportunities for students and how best to support their sons/daughters with their career planning.