Graham School takes the responsibility to prepare our students for life after 16 very seriously. We pride ourselves on providing independent careers advice to ensure that our students secure a progression route that will help them achieve their ambitions. Our school Careers Lead is Mrs Emma Millican E: email@example.com who can be contacted at school on 01723 366541. We also have our own Careers Advisor, Mrs Ruth Green E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer students and families the opportunity to book an appointment to see the Careers Advisor. The Careers Advisor is in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week and can provide tailored information, advice and guidance relating to the post-16 options available to students. To book an appointment to see the Careers Advisor, please telephone the school on 01723 366451 or return a Career Consultation Request Form to the Careers Office.
With the support of colleges, training providers, universities and employers, we provide a range of experiences and information sessions to help students to understand their post-16 options. The programme of events includes opportunities to take part in work experience, university and college visits/taster sessions and ‘Meet the Employer’ sessions.
In addition we offer a wide range of packages to assist students in making career choices. These can be accessed at any time via the links below or through the school’s Learning Portal.
This online resource has useful information about entry requirements and routes into over 1,200 jobs and careers. The password is YO12 6QW. You can also access this via the school website careers section.
Job Explorer Database (JED)
access via Learning Portal
This database has a wealth of information on careers and a quiz to help identify careers that may suit students. The database is suitable for younger users.
This central government website provides access to independent professional advice on careers, skills and the labour market for anyone aged 13 and over. Information can be accessed via the website, or by calling 0800 100 900.
This is an excellent website showing labour market trends in North Yorkshire showing details for each area. The site also has information on careers linked to the curriculum. This is extremely useful for planning future training and career pathways.
We have a close relationship with all post-16 providers in the area, as well as local universities and employers.
Funding may be available from some colleges in the form of bursaries. Please contact the colleges to find out if bursaries are on offer, and if you are eligible to apply.
Post-16 Transport Assistance
Some students may be eligible to apply for travel assistance. Information and application forms are available at http://ww.northyorks.gov.uk/post16transport or by contacting North Yorkshire County Council on 0845 872 7374. Applications for assistance usually open in April or May each year, but you can ring for general advice before this time.