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The Dixons Trinity careers programme aims to provide all students with regular access to employers, expert guidance and workplace experiences to support students in making informed and educated decisions about their next steps. The careers programme is an integral element of the Dixons Trinity curriculum and careers information is interleaved with subject specific content.
Our commitment to careers provision extends beyond the legal minimum entitlement for students and is underpinned by the Gatsby framework with a commitment to meeting all eight benchmarks.
The intended outcomes of the careers programme include, but are not limited to:
- Students will undertake various work related experiences
- Students will reflect upon and refine their aspirations
- Students will increase their knowledge of education, training and career opportunities
- Students will develop a career plan to help them achieve their sentence and realise their potential
For full details of our careers programme for the current academic year, download the 'What to do - Careers' document at the bottom of this page.
Resources for students
Prospects - Careers information and guidance – use this to find out more about different careers and what qualifications you would need to climb your mountain. You can find all of the ‘Careers of the Week’ and ‘Careers Spotlights’ you will see in lessons here too.
Future Goals – this website uses Labour Market information, as well as employers and employees from local businesses to give an insight to employment opportunities within different sectors, including how the subjects you study link with future career options.
Amazing Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships explained – what are you looking for?
National Apprenticeship Service - search for apprenticeship vacancies or register for alerts and to apply.
BBC Bitesize - where could your favourite subject take you?
NCS - a chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life.
National Careers Service - a range of flexible contact channels - phone, email, webchat and SMS - providing information, advice and guidance relating to decisions on learning, training and work.
UCAS - online HE application system, information and guidance.
Success at School - explore Careers, employers, jobs, courses and advice.
Careermap - a magazine connecting students and their parents with helpful information about careers and qualifications, employability skills and CV writing.
Courses Online - guides covering what a role entails, the required qualifications, potential earnings etc.
Unifrog Sign-in – use this link to take you to the Unifrog log in page. You will need your school email address and your password.
Unifrog Password Reset – use this link if you have forgotten your password to Unifrog and need to reset it.
Independent Careers Adviser – Natasha Lloyd
Natasha Lloyd is an external Careers Practitioner who works for the Shine team at The Opportunity Centre, a social enterprise who are committed to providing impartial and quality advice and guidance to people at transition points in their lives. She has an informal discussion with students to find out more about their goals, both short-term and long-term. She will find out more about them as people and what makes them happy, and about their strengths and skills. This information is then coupled with their current predicted GCSE grades to give the student tailored options related directly to their goals and strengths. It is important to know that students do not need to have a career plan prior to their meeting, Natasha can help develop some ideas. At the end of each session, Natasha will write up a summary of the conversation which will also have some action points for the student to undertake to best help them make their post-16 and career decisions.
Resources for parents
Apprenticeship Service - October Parent Pack
Advice for Parents when helping Young People plan their future
Parents' Guide to Careers in Engineering
Student Finance - What Parents need to know
Higher Education Progession Partnership (HEPP) - resources for Student and Parents
Amazing Apprenticeships – Parents’ Pack
Resources for career and labour market Information
Future Goals – this website uses Labour Market information, as well as employers and employees from local businesses to give an insight to employment opportunities within different sectors in the Leeds City Region
iCould - Real stories to inspire your career
Nomis - official Labour Market Statistics
Office for National Statistics - Statistics about employment rates in a national picture.
Prospects - Careers information and guidance
Informed Choices - a Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post-16 education
Higher and Degree Apprenticeship listings for 2020 recruitment
A Level Explorer - see where your A level choices will take you
Higher Apprenticeships - infographic
Degree Apprenticeships - infographic
Which? University - search by university, by predicted grades and by category or use the A-level explorer tool.
Higher Education access for disabled and disadvantaged students
Resources for staff
Careers Pioneer – Chloe Harris
Chloe Harris is the Careers Pioneer in the academy and is responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of the careers programme across all year groups. Please contact Chloe by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved with facilitating or delivering any aspect of careers at Dixons Trinity or have any questions regarding the Career WTD.
Senior Leader Responsible for Careers and Careers Lead – Rosie Vessey
Rosie Vessey is the senior leader responsible for monitoring the planning and delivery of the careers programme at Dixons Trinity. Please contact Rosie by email at email@example.com if you have any queries about our careers programme.
Unifrog Advisor Tracking - Track your advisories interactions on Unifrog and support them to explore career options using the tools on the platform.
Future Goals – this website uses Labour Market information, as well as employers and employees from local businesses to give an insight to employment opportunities within different sectors, including how your subject links with a range of careers.
A Level Explorer - See where your A level choices will take you. Direct students here to support them to consider how they can use your subject in future career options.
Prospects - Careers information and guidance
BBC Bitesize - Where could your favourite subject take you?
Information for employers
We are always looking to invite employers from different sectors to come in and work with our young people. If you are interested in hearing more about the opportunities that you could get involved in, please get in touch with our Careers Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dixons Trinity Destinations
We are committed to supporting all of our students, not only during their time with us at Trinity, but also in their Post-16 options and beyond. We are so fortunate that many of our previous students come back to Trinity to share their experiences of their next steps and this is an invaluable message for our current students. If you are an alumni of Trinity and would like to come back to share your story, please get in touch with Mrs Vessey by email at email@example.com we would love to hear from you and arrange for you to come back and speak to our current students.
For details of the destinations of our previous cohorts, see the 'Dixons Trinity Destinations' document at the bottom of this page.
We are excited to be able to share the stories of some of our alumni students who are each on their own journeys to climb their mountains. Their stories will be added to this page soon – so watch this space!
Careers Education Review:
The careers education programme at Dixons Trinity is constantly under review and refinement. A formal, annual review takes place each August when we publish the ‘What To Do – Careers’ which sets out the intended careers programme for the academic year ahead.
The next annual review is scheduled for August 2023.