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Welcome to our Careers site at Brighouse High School

A message from our Careers Adviser dated 19th March 2020

 Hi Everyone

The school is closed from 20th March 2020, but I’m still working and available to contact.  No matter what year group your son/daughter is in, there is something he/she can be thinking about in terms of their future:

Sixth Form

I can support Year 13, Year 12 and Bridging Group students with any careers advice and guidance.  Under normal circumstances, students would be self-referring to see me in our appointments system but they can still email/text/call me and I will try to contact all students to confirm what they had planned.

Year 11

A main focus for me is the transition of your son/daughter from Brighouse High School to their preferred choice of either sixth form, college or Apprenticeship.  I will try to call, text or email all Year 11 students to ensure they have an offer of a sixth form/college place and if they are seeking an Apprenticeship I can help them search and apply for vacancies.  I have links with the colleges and I will receive updates on their processes for recruitment, if interviews need rearranging, for example, I will be able to help.

Year 10

My intention is to email all the Year 10 students to discuss how they can plan for the decisions that they have to make in Year 11.

Years 7, 8  & 9

Students can spend some time thinking about what they are good at and what they enjoy, and then how that can link to Jobs and Careers.  I’ve listed some websites and career tools for them to look at.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.ckcareersonline.co.uk

www.get-into.co.uk

www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles

www.ucas.com

http://icould.com

My contact details are:  lindsy.walker@ckcareers.org.uk and 07708 015522.

Please get in contact if you need to.

Kind regards

Lindsy

 Lindsy Walker | Careers Adviser

C&K Careers

Huddersfield Careers Centre | 24 High Street | Huddersfield | HD1 2LR

T: 01484 242000 

Halifax Careers Centre | 16 Alexandra Street | Halifax | HX1 1BS

T: 01422 754300

W: www.ckcareers.co.uk | www.ckcareersonline.org.uk

C&K Careers have just launched this week a Facebook, telephone and email helpline, called Chat, to support customers (13-24, plus their parents/carers)

C&K Careers have also just launched this week a Facebook, telephone and email helpline, called Chat, to support customers (13-24, plus their parents/carers) .  This is a brand new service which has been set up for students/young people/parents/carers whereby they can phone to speak to a Careers Adviser or email them with any queries. 

The service opening hours are as follows:

  •  Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
  • plus
  • Thursday evening 5pm-8pm

The Helpline will provide information, advice, guidance and support to young people and parents.  Career Advisers will be on hand to reassure, chat, help, support and signpost to others where necessary – during what is an uncertain time for parents and young people. 

​It will be accessible through:

Introduction to the Careers Website

Careers Programme for Brighouse High School / Brighouse High Sixth Form College: 

Key Dates for IAG 2019 2020 at 17.3.20 with Gatsby Benchmarks

Employer Engagement: If any employers are willing to get involved in our Career Activities, please see our Careers Programme above. If there is anything you are able to offer, then please get in touch by email to Heidi Haigh or Lorna Aitken on the email addresses shown below.

This site has been developed to help students with future Career Choices, Year 9 Options and Post 16 Options whether they stay on at 6th form, go to college, do an apprenticeship or go into the World of Work. Students are welcome to come and browse in the Careers Library on the mezzanine in the Literacy and Media Hub (LMH) at Finkil Street.  There are computers available for Careers work/research which are dedicated solely for Careers work during the lunch period.

Sixth Form students – whether you are applying for University, getting further training or applying for jobs, this site is here to help you.  In the Resource Centre at the Sixth Form Centre there are a vast range of books providing further information regarding Careers.

CEIAG Policy for BHS

Provider Access Policy Statement

Link Governor for Careers: Steve Sykes

Brighouse High School Case Study

Education and Employers – Ofsted: Guidance on how working with volunteers can boost your careers guidance provision in line with Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework

Click here for the Website of C&K Careers

Contact details:

Please contact in the first instance and also for Work Experience:

Mrs Heidi Haigh, Clerical Assistant for IAG

Telephone 07946 329189 or

email h.haigh@brighouse.calderdale.sch.uk

Named Careers Leader for Brighouse High School and Brighouse High Sixth Form College is

Mrs Lorna Aitken, Head of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Email: l.aitken@brighouse.calderdale.sch.uk

Lindsy Walker, Careers Adviser C&K Careers, for forms BRIGHUSE at Finkil Street and Sixth Form

Lindsy.Walker@ckcareers.org.uk – Mobile:  07708 015522 (call / text)

Halifax Careers Centre, 16  Alexandra Street, Halifax, HX1 1BS

Huddersfield Careers Centre, 24 High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2LR

Opening Times:

The Careers library at Finkil Street is open Monday – Friday:

Break:  11.05 – 11.25 

Lunch:  13.25 – 14.00 – the Careers Computers during the lunch period are for Careers use exclusively 

Careers Ambassadors are on hand to assist.

The Careers Site can be accessed through the Brighouse High School website (www.brighouse.calderdale.sch.uk), on the top right hand side of the home page click on Careers.  This takes you directly to the Careers home page.  Please encourage your parents to look at this site.

Please note that Brighouse High School is not responsible for any of the contents on Website links