Careers, employability skills and destinations.
At the ENL UTC careers, employability skills and destinations are at the heart of everything that we do and is reflected in our core values. We are committed, alongside our industry partners, to provide a unique and exciting curriculum through a full and rich careers curriculum that underpins everything we do. Ensuring that our young people are made aware of local opportunities available to them and the route that they need to take to get there.
The Director of Employer Engagement at the ENL UTC is Jennifer Vincent. You can contact her either by email email@example.com or by phoning 01724 878100. To keep up to date with our day-to-day careers activities, make sure to follow us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. To view our Provider Access Policy, please click here.
The importance of good careers guidance.
The need for good careers guidance has never been so important. We are living in an ever-changing world, where advances in technology continue to shape the future jobs market, and the key skills that our young people need. Providing students with Labour Market Information regarding potential job roles, allows them to make informed decisions around their futures.
Our positive sustained destinations along with the vocational nature of our curriculum and expertise of our teaching staff, is underpinned by our excellent careers programme. This incorporates a number of exciting, and invaluable programmes and frameworks, including:
- The Gatsby Foundation recommends five encounters with employers. Something we go above and beyond on
- The Humber LEP’s Employability Passport
- The CDI Framework which contains 17 areas of learning for careers, employability and enterprise education
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To find out further information regarding each of these programmes, please use the buttons below. An overview of the CDI framework is summarised below.
As part of our extensive careers guidance, we have put together a careers programme for the academic year 2020/21 which is focused around ensuring the best outcomes for our young people.
To view our careers programme and policy, please follow the link below.
Useful links for parents and students.
Unifrog is the complete destinations platform – a one stop-shop for students across KS4 and KS5 regardless of their interests or academic ability. Students can compare every university course, apprentices and FE course in the UK. Students can also do the following:
- Track interactions with employers
- Record activities and competencies
- Explore pathways
- Search for opportunities
- Draft application materials, including CVs and personal statements
UTC Hub connects ENL UTC students with employer partners nationwide. The UTC Hub enables students to engage with UTC employer partners nationwide, manage their careers activities and search for their dream apprenticeship or job.
Students can explore the extensive library of engaging company and career profiles added by UTC employer partners. View detailed labour market information and engaging testimonials from representatives working in those roles.
All students will be issued with a Unifrog and UTC Hub login throughout their careers education at ENL UTC.
Find out more at https://www.utchub.com/
This contains advice for all different age ranges from 11-13, 14-16 to 16+ and also for parents and teachers. There is a specific section called My Future Finder which looks at different sectors and job roles not only in the engineering field.
There are a number of case studies for different roles in this section. In the 14-16 category there is information about the following:
- Next steps
- Careers advice
- Applying for courses and work
- Work experience
- Interactive quizzes
Find out more at http://www.futuremorph.org/
A free online skills training programme where young people learn about the core skills needed for life and work. Membership is free to all 14-24 year olds in the UK.
Young people and those that support them, can access our free Careers Hub which is packed full of inspiring, impartial careers and life information for young people. From learning about different sectors, to writing a CV, starting a business, looking after your mental health and your money. Content created by our expert team and network of young people and employers.
Find out more at https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/
Prospects is a careers website aimed at graduates and undergraduates. It is a good source of Labour Market Information and includes information about the following:
- What can I do with my degree?
- Job sectors with 400+ job profiles including salary, qualifications, skills needed and future prospects
Find out more at https://www.prospects.ac.uk/
Get in Go Far is the government portal for information about apprenticeships. Find an Apprenticeship is the website for live apprenticeship vacancies that are currently being advertised. As well as being used to find vacancies to apply for, Find an Apprenticeship can also help young people to research the availability of opportunities, wages and entry requirements locally. Young people seeking higher education-level apprenticeships should also see the Times Guide to Higher & Degree Apprenticeships and Which Guide to apprenticeships.
Find out more at https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
iCould uses Labour Market data along with personal career stories to help young people explore career routes and pathways. There are over 1,000 different video clips, teaching resources and a helpful careers calendar detailing career-related events around the UK.
Find out more at https://icould.com/
Created by Careermap aims to connect students and their parents to quality advice and guidance. Some of the features include:
- Top tips for parents
- What does diversity mean to you?
- Creative careers, creative thinking
- Gender and social stereotyping
- Myth busting careers
- Apprenticeships opportunities
- Financing university
Find out more at https://careermap.co.uk/careermag/
Amazing apprenticeships is a resource which contains a variety of information about apprenticeships. This includes live broadcasts, vacancy snapshots and help to search and find apprenticeships within the UK. Every month a Parents Guide to apprenticeships is published which will be on our Parent Communication page to help parents to assist with fining out more about apprenticeships.
Find out more at https://amazingapprenticeships.com/.
AllAboutApprenticeships is a website which enables parents and students to find upcoming apprenticeship opportunities, both within the local region and also nationally.
This website also includes information about the different levels of apprenticeships, starting from Intermediate apprenticeships (Level 2) up to Degree apprenticeships (Level 6 and above).
Find out more at www.AllAboutApprenticeships.co.uk.
This is a rich source of information, which shows us where jobs are currently located, the size of different sectors and changes which might be expected in the coming years, the skills that employers are seeking and much more!
Labour market information is collected by a variety of organisations and can support students with decision making and also for them to find out about specific sectors in the Humber region. For example, did you know that there are over 7,000 people employed in the Engineering sector in the Humber region!
Useful links for teachers and staff.
The various skills that studying physics develops are useful far beyond the lab, and are valued in a vast range of careers. In online videos, physics graduates talk about how physics is relevant to their working lives today.
Find out more at here.
This scheme links a network of over 20,000 volunteers from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics industries with schools and colleges. STEM Ambassadors can work with schools in many ways from careers fairs and talks to mentoring and after school activities such as STEM Clubs.
Find out more at https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors.
STEM Learning is the largest provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education support to schools across the UK. The National STEM Learning Centre provides professional development opportunities for teachers and others working with young people, an online community and curated resources, including information about careers education relating to STEM occupations.
Find out more at here.
Interested in working with us?
The ENL UTC offers a unique, employer-shaped curriculum in North Lincolnshire, so our young people are prepared for their future careers in industry. Employers can be involved with the school in a multitude of ways that help to connect education and industry. With industry partnerships, our students leave with sought-after skills that meet the needs of employers and make them ready to be an effective part of the workforce.
If you are a local employer looking to get involved in inspiring the next generation, please download the pack below for more information or contact our director of employer engagement, Jen Vincent.