Welcome to the Careers page
The Careers Team
Senior Leadership Lead
|Mrs Amanda Lumb|
Careers Guidance leader
|Mr Simon Birkenshaw|
|Work Experience Administrator||Mrs Janet Falkingham|
|Independent careers advisor||Mrs Julie Fearn|
|PSHCEE co-ordinator||Miss Hannah Gibson|
|STEM activities co-ordinator||Miss Gail Smith|
Careers Education at Selby High School
At Selby High School we provide students with a wide range of careers education opportunities from Year 7 right through to Year 11. Our PSHCEE curriculum has specific career based units of work, with identified learning objectives, outcomes and related activities. Alongside this students have a number of opportunities to experience work related activities both within the school environment and through external visits.
We employ an independent careers advisor who is based in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and provides students with 1:1 careers support, advice, and guidance through an appointment system and drop in sessions.
Selby High School provides Work Experience for all Year 10 pupils for one week in the summer term. The aim of our Work Experience programme is to provide students with the opportunity to encounter the world of work and to provide them with an experience that will help them to make informed future career choices. Students immerse themselves within a working environment for an extended period of time enabling them to gain first-hand knowledge of what a particular job involves. The work experience allows them to demonstrate and record employability skills outside of the school environment and can therefore assist with gaining valuable social skills as well as being an aid towards choosing a suitable career.
We work with the North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership (NYBEP) to organise our work experience programme. Further information on how we manage and operate work experience can be found in the following Work Experience Policy and NYBEP publications:
Raising the participation age
The DFE recently increased the age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training.
The change was introduced in 2 stages:
- pupils who left year 11 in summer 2013 had to continue in education or training for at least another year until June 2014
- pupils who left year 11 in summer 2014 or later have to continue until at least their 18th birthday
This does not mean young people must stay in school. Young people will able to choose from:
- full-time education (e.g. at a school or college)
- an apprenticeship or traineeship
- part-time education or training combined with one of the following:
- employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week
- volunteering for 20 hours or more a week
National Apprenticeship Service- Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, whilst also earning a salary. Click the Apprenticeship link to find out everything you need to know about Apprenticeships, from the qualifications involved, the areas in which you can work and the different levels available. You can also search for available Apprenticeships.
Current available apprenticeships are detailed below, but please click on link above for full details.
|Title||Weekly Wage||Working Week||Apprenticeship Duration||Closing Date||Level|
You know Nestlé. But you may not know about the delicious range of Apprenticeships we offer. Welcome to the Nestlé Academy.
We’re proud of our amazing, globally recognised brands, and the variety of projects we deliver at Nestlé means you’ll have every opportunity to develop your skills and gain real experience with the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer.
We thrive on the energy new talent bring us, and look to inspire and educate every single person that joins us through one of our fantastic Academy Apprenticeships. So, if you want to gain a debt-free, recognised qualification, combined with workplace training and a real role in our business, our Academy Apprenticeships are for you.
Applications are now open for the following Apprenticeships. Click on the role that’s best for you to find out more and apply.
Available at sites in York, Fawdon, Wisbech, Tutbury & Sudbury
Available at sites in York, Fawdon, Wisbech, Tutbury & Sudbury
Available in York
Available at sites in York, Fawdon, Wisbech, Tutbury & Dalston
Apprenticeship available at Elizabeth Horner, Brook Street, Selby. Working in salon with day release to college. Successful candidate will gain an NVQ qualification and valuable work experience. Please contact the salon on 01757 213927 for further information
North Lancs Training Group Ltd - Click on link to view a list of Apprenticeship vacancies available in the Yorkshire area. If there are no appropriate vacancies for your in one of the sectors they cover, send in an application form and they will find a vacancy for you. For further information, visit their site, NLTG.co.uk.
National Careers Service- Click the National Careers Service link to explore a wealth of support and advice. You will find information to help you to choose a career; you can complete a skills tests, search for courses, job search advice, personalised help from careers advisers, exam/revision tips and much, much more.
UCAS – Click the link to view UCAS Progress’ new information and advice pages and find out about all the post-16 education and training options before you search for courses and make your applications.
Kudos- Click the link to view and explore Kudos, an impartial online careers guidance and information program that helps young people plan their future and make informed decisions. It is ideal for 13-19 year olds, providing young people with a personalised experience based on their interests and educational aspirations to suggest suitable careers. They can explore these suggestions or look at their own career ideas; they can then see how well matched they are to them.
Gov.UK- Visit this link for an A-Z of links related to Apprenticeships, 14 to 19 education and training for work.
Information on Student Finance can also be found at Gov.UK - https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview
Explore universities and colleges; find the right course for you. Includes information on, ‘How important are GCSE choices when it comes to university?’ http://university.which.co.uk/advice/how-important-are-gcse-choices-when-it-comes-to-university.
Which subject? Which career?
What are the links between subjects and courses and the job you might get in the future? Follow this link to view an overview of the type of jobs different subject knowledge could be useful in. You will still need to check the entry requirements for the different jobs but it is a good starting point.
Careers box is a site packed with content designed and written by young people for young people and is is all about helping students help themselves. Careers box have also teamed up with Emsi, the local labour market data experts, to ensure that all featured content is contextualised with relevant and localised labour market information to help understand where great opportunities in the workplace lie.
Shape Your Future York and North Yorkshire 2016/17: This booklet provides an overview of the job market and key sectors in York and North Yorkshire. The job market, what sectors are growing or shrinking and what skills are in demand are important when thinking about future career, training and study plans.
LMI for All is an online data portal funded by the Department for Education. LMI for All brings together existing sources of labour market information (LMI) that can inform people’s choices about their careers. The LMI for All database provides access to labour market data that can answer the questions people commonly ask when thinking about their careers, including ‘will there be jobs in the future?’, ‘what do people get paid?’ and ‘what does the job involve?’
We are committed to providing excellent careers advice, guidance and information to all students at Selby High School. The Careers Team includes CEIAG Co-ordinator Mr Birkenshaw whose work is supported by a number of staff including the PSHCEE co-ordinator and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) co-ordinator. The team's aim is to ensure that careers education, information, advice and guidance is available and accessible to all students from Year 7 through to Year 11.