Careers and Work Related Learning

Our Careers Information Advice and Guidance Officer is Sophia Alexander. Her role is to provide information, advice and guidance to help students make realistic choices about their education. Sophia also works in partnership with an external Careers Advisor from 15billionebp.

Her main responsibilities are to ensure that students are provided with the correct information and advice when making decisions about post 16 education and training.

  • Organise work experience for year 10 students
  • Arrange option evenings in partnership with other educational establishments
  • Plan and organise career fairs
  • Organise and participate in IAG events at Forest Gate Community School and other events where appropriate
  • Provide parents/carers with information about the services that are available to help young people make effective learning and career decisions
  • Provide comprehensive information to parents regarding work experience
     

Sophia Alexander​
Careers Information Advice and Guidance Officer

Telephone: 020 8534 8666 Ext 120
Email: Sophia.Alexander@forestgate.newham.sch.uk


Post-16 Options

Education

Newham Sussed

Qualification Routes after 16

Qualification Routes after 16

Options after Year 11

Options after Year 11 - a young person's guide to post-16 options

Options after Year 11 - a guide for parents and carers of young people

College Information

College deadline list

Prestigious colleges open days and applicaton form closing dates

A Guide to Courses in Newham

A Guide to Courses in Newham for 16-18 Year Olds

Independent Schools Scholarships and Bursaries

Sources students can access for info on independent school scholarships and bursaries

Apprenticeships

Careers

Plotr is a revolutionary website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love. It’s built around the Game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.

Parents

Plotr is all about inspiring your child to be the best they can – in a way that fits who they are. Plotr helps your child explore careers in relation to their skills, strengths and personality through the psychometrically driven Game and the Careers Exploration Log (a downloadable companion resource coming later this month – register now and we’ll let you know when it’s live). Career inspiration on Plotr is about expanding your horizons, aiming to be the best you can and achieving a brilliant, happy fit.

eCLIPS

eCLIPS is an easy-to-use online careers resource that provides regularly updated information on over 1,000 jobs and careers. The site also offers advice on topics relating to options at key stages, education and training, employability skills, job seeking and lifestyle choices.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service is the publicly funded careers service for adults and young people (aged 13 or over) in England.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training, career choice, career development, job search, and the labour market. It can be accessed online and by telephone.

Careers Advice Drop in Service

We run a careers advice drop in service every Friday during lunchtime. Students can speak to our external careers advisor about their post-16 options. Please click the image below to view the full poster.

Careers drop in advice service

Apprenticeships

The Apprenticeship.Gov website will give you all the information that is required to apply for an apprenticeship. It contains all the latest news about different types of apprenticeships, apprentice employers and tips on how to apply for an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships

Post-18 Options

Not Going to Uni

If you are thinking about not going to university – congratulations! You have just proved that you can think differently.

From apprenticeships to debt-free education, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there. The Not Going to Uni team are here to help you find apprenticeships, college courses or work experience to start building your future.

The Times Guide to Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

Welcome to The Times Guide to Higher & Degree Apprenticeships.

Compiled by High Fliers Research in Association with Milkround School Leavers, this table breaks down which employers recruited the most higher apprentices and degree apprentices in 2015.

Year 8 Options

Options for Year 9 and 10


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