Careers, employability 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 Business Engagement Lead at ENL UTC is Carly Boden. You can contact her either by email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The importance of good careers guidance.
The need for good careers guidance for our students has never been so important. We are living in an ever-changing world, where advances in technology will continue to change the future jobs market, and also the skills that our young people need.
At the ENL UTC, we aim to provide young people with the vital skills that employers are looking for; resilience, determination and problem solving, alongside a curriculum that is designed for students to find out about current and future opportunities. Providing students with Labour Market Information regarding potential job roles, will allow 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 that recommends five encounters with employers, something we go above and beyond on
- The Humber LEP’s Employability Passport
- The Duke of York qualification
- The CDI Framework which contains 17 areas of learning for careers, employability and enterprise education
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 2019/20 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
Find out more at https://www.unifrog.org/about
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/.
How can employers get involved?
The ENL UTC seeks to offer a unique, employer-shaped curriculum in Scunthorpe, so students are prepared for roles in industry. Through relevant experience we aim to deliver well-rounded students into the workplace.
Employers can be involved with the school and students in a multitude of ways. Helping to bring together education and industry so students can leave with the 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 or contact our business engagement Lead, Carly Boden.