careers, advice & guidance
At White Bridge College, we are committed to providing its students with a programme of careers education for all students in year 10 – 11. The careers advice & guidance prepares students for the challenges of adulthood and working life. We recognise that some students will need more support and guidance than others to help them make aspirational and appropriate career choices, this guidance is given through 1:1 session, through the PSHE sessions, and through direct events and workshops
When delivering careers education, we ensure that information about learning options and careers advice is presented impartially, and that the advice promotes the best interest of our students.
The aims of outstanding, impartial careers education may be summarised as follows:
Empowers young people to plan and manage their own futures
Responds to the needs of each learner
Provides comprehensive information and advice
Actively promotes equality of opportunity
Helps young people to progress
Surrya Glover – Careers & Work Related Learning Coordinator
Meet Our Careers Advisor
Karin Davidson from ‘Positive Steps’ is White Bridge College’s Careers Adviser offering independent and impartial information, advice and guidance to pupils on their future career plans.
Karin is based in school every Monday and Tuesday.
During the school year, pupils will have the opportunity to meet with Karin in one-to-one interviews and small group sessions. Interviews will take place in school and at alternative provisions. Karin can also arrange home visits, if required.
We encourage parents and carers to be part of their child’s future career aspirations and welcome them to attend their child’s career appointments.
How to contact Karin
Karin can be contacted via school. Alternatively, her direct number is: 0161 621 9137 and her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointments can also be booked via the Careers Lead in school, Ms Glover.
Careers interviews are confidential one to one discussions which help pupils make well informed decisions about their career pathways in the future. Karin will also support pupils to complete applications for post year 11 provision.
Positive Steps is a charitable trust that delivers a range of targeted and integrated services for young people, adults and families. Once of the services we provide is Careers Guidance in schools and colleges, supporting young people to make well informed and realistic decisions about their career pathways and future. We also work with young people who are not in education, employment or training to help them to find opportunities.