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Who can I speak to?

Mrs Milliner, Careers Co-ordinator - email: millinerj@sjwms.co.uk

The Careers department at SJWMS

There is a comprehensive careers education programme for all year groups delivered through Life Skills lessons, tutorials and across the curriculum. This includes activities on self-development, career exploration, and career management and explores further and higher education options. Students are also engaged in work related learning, including work experience in year 12. Impartial (unbiased) careers guidance interviews are available for access by any student and appointments can be made via Head of School or direct using the link below to contact Mrs Milliner, the Careers Co-ordinator. The Careers Office is in the library. Impartial advice can also be accessed from Medway Youth Trust and the National Careers Service, which helps adults too. Use their callback facility. In addition, students can access a variety of careers related information in the library and on Moodle/Careers. The latest news, including labour market information and job alerts, is posted through the announcement facility on Show My Homework. We have a licence for the careers software called Kudos, which makes career suggestions for students based on their answers to questions about jobs and work. It is also an exploration tools with job profiles on hundreds of jobs. Passportfolio enables students to check their skills, compile a CV and personal statement and to track their career plans. The Governing body has recently committed to the school aspiring to achieve the Investors in Careers Award to recognise the good practices we have in place.

Student Entitlement                                        

Through your time at SJWMS, you should get:

  • Clear impartial advice and information about all the options available, so that you understand what they involve.
  • Support and guidance to help you make choices and complete a career plan for the future.
  • Regular support and information on how well you are doing.
  • Help to decide what to do when you leave the school, including further learning, training or employment.
  • A programme of careers education helping you develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
  • An opportunity to set out an individual learning plan
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of work
  • Help at the appropriate time

Booking a Careers Interview

You can arrange a Careers Interview via your Head of School or by using the link here. Your careers interview is a confidential, impartial discussion with a qualified Careers Guidance Adviser. Don’t worry if you have no definite plans. We are here to encourage and support you while you are making decisions about your future. Depending on your needs, it may be helpful to have several discussions, so don’t think of your careers interview as a 'one-off’ event.

The school is an affiliate member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and the Careers Co-ordinator abides by their code of conduct which can be found here.