Bexhill Academy is committed to preparing students for the world of work and supporting them to make informed decisions about their future options. In 2014, Lord Sainsbury’s Gatsby Charitable Foundation published a report by Professor Sir John Holman, Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, titled ‘Good Career Guidance’. Eight benchmarks were identified and these are our core aspects of good careers and enterprise provision – these are referred to throughout our Careers Programme (Gatsby Benchmark 1 - A stable careers programme) and can be viewed on our careers information page: http://www.bexhillacademy.org/about/careers-information-
The Careers Leader at Bexhill Academy is Catherine Davies, Executive Principal - contact can be made via the PA: email@example.com
The Careers Adviser is Mrs D Mills firstname.lastname@example.org
(Gatsby Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education)
We are hoping that visits to the local colleges will be possible this academic year.
Please check this page for updates and for links to the events.
(Gatsby Benchmark 6 - Experiences of workplaces)
Why take part in work experience?
Taking part in work experience offers students a really valuable opportunity to experience the world of work, and encouraging young people to step out of their comfort zone is so important. It encourages them to think about what sort of job and work environment might suit them and to then reflect on the skills and experience that are needed for the work place. It is something really positive that students can include in their CV or personal statement, and it gives them something to talk about at interviews. Above all it can really help to develop confidence, a sense of responsibility and independence.
(Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information)
Labour Market Information (or LMI) can be a confusing concept to begin with but in truth, it’s much simpler than you might think.
LMI can help visual what the job market is like in a particular area of the country, or in a particular industry. It can outline how many people in a given area work within a particular industry (such as manufacturing, or health and social care) and which industries are set to grow in the next few years. This can be very useful when looking at changing careers, or planning future career ideas as it helps identify the likelihood of finding local opportunities in the future.
It can also show the average wages for a location or industry and average working hours to help you make well informed future decisions.
The expert advisers at the National Careers Service can help you understand the LMI in your area for free– call anytime between 8am and 10pm everyday on 0800 100 900 for free, impartial advice.
Our new careers on-line platform preparing you for the next steps in life