Careers Provision in Carmel College is provided by Youth Direction Careers+.
Careers Advice and Guidance at Carmel Sixth Form is provided by Lindsey Albarq, our level 6 qualified Careers Adviser who is based within college.
Lindsey provides one to one careers advice and guidance to every young person whilst they are at Carmel College. This advice and guidance includes all aspects of education, employment, and training provision. All students receive an action plan which they can access on their Unifrog account.
As part of the college's careers programme, students can access their own Unifrog accounts which enables them to research over 800 careers, know-how guides, information about post-18 educational options including apprenticeships and universities. They are also encouraged to complete the 'personality profile' which is a dynamic, interactive quiz which enables young people to identify and explore their personality types. Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, this psychometric quiz can help young people to recognise their personalities and can help identify careers and subjects that match them. It is always a good starting point for any student who is unsure about their future career options and can help them make informed decisions about their future careers and educational pathways.
The Careers Team supports students throughout the academic year by networking and liaising with employers, training providers, colleges, and universities to arrange events such as our annual Careers Fair, school trips, workshops etc.
During Year 12, students will take part in one weeks work experience where they will gain valuable skills in a workplace of their choice. Our Careers Team will provide networking and employability workshops to students to help them prepare for finding and securing work experience opportunities. Students will be encouraged to liaise with employers to complete the relevant paperwork and will complete work experience booklets to support them in writing personal statements and CV's in the near future.