Take a look at our comprehensive careers programme, which supports the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. View the full report and the 8 benchmarks here.
The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each student
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
The Wilberforce College careers programme runs all year round with a full-time Careers Adviser who is level 6 qualified in Career Guidance and Development. The service achieved the Humber Gold Standard for its quality of careers education, information, advice and guidance, and now holds the nationally accredited Quality in Careers Standard. The programme boasts a number of large scale events and guest speakers, a rich blend of career activities to suit students of all levels, and 1-1 advice sessions open to students, teachers and parents. Careers information is available to all parties in a range of formats. Students have access to a range of information onMicrosoft Teams, and there is a wide range of material in the careers centre (library); the latest books on careers are available to take out on loan, and there are numerous leaflets and guides free to take away. These can be made available in a range of formats to suit learners with special educational needs, learning support requirements or who speak English as an additional language.
The college measures and assesses its careers programme regularly, in a number of ways. We are Ofsted inspected, receiving excellent feedback in our latest inspection in February 2018 (see Ofsted report). We gather feedback from students and parents following all events, and gather stakeholder feedback through online surveys. Members of the senior leadership team and Governors measure the impact of our careers service and its delivery through analysis of key data such as student destinations. The careers Policy and Programme is reviewed annually by the Careers Manager and Senior Leadership Team.
To view the Wilberforce Sixth Form College careers programme 2023/24 please click here.