Careers at Millfield
Here at Millfield, we believe in the importance of a stable careers programme, allowing all students the opportunity to explore the various paths available to them. The world of work and the different pathways into it continue to evolve at a tremendous pace. To provide the best opportunities for our students to succeed, we provide a careers education that gives them access to accurate and impartial advice, enabling all our students to make informed choices about their futures.
The careers curriculum is designed to help students explore the multitude of careers available to them, both within their local area and beyond. They learn about the different pathways into different careers through further and higher education, apprenticeships, and traineeships. We want students to decide which is best suited to them. We aim to equip students with the employability skills, work experience and CV and interview skills required to pursue their ambitions.
We seek to provide opportunities for students to meet with representatives from the wider business community such as Victrex and the NHS, to expose them to careers that may be beyond their personal experiences. Similarly, meeting local education and training providers ensures that they gain a fuller understanding of what and where they can continue their development after leaving us.
We design our careers programme to be in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks, the 8 criteria for effective careers education.
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
Careers Education at Millfield
Careers education is interwoven throughout the school curriculum. Bespoke careers events, such as the careers convention and the apprenticeship panel, enable students to meet with people from employment, education, and training. Students will explore careers through all their lessons, so that they are able to connect their subject knowledge to the working world. All students will receive impartial information advice and guidance in their meeting within an independent career’s advisor. Students will also receive at least one career talk with a local employer throughout the year.