Careers, Advice and Guidance

Latest Advice: Careers Guidance PDF

We want our pupils to aim high; to be informed about education, training and career options; to assess their current strengths and areas for development; and to acquire the skills valued by employers.

All students meet with a member of staff before joining the UTC to fully understand the curriculum and expectations of the UTC so that they and their families can make an informed decision regarding their application.

UTCs integrate technical, practical and academic learning and create an environment where students can thrive and develop the abilities that tomorrow’s industries will need.  We have high aspirations for all of our pupils and demonstrate this by placing inspiration, mentoring and real-life insights into the workplace at the core of what we do. You can view our Careers Entitlement Policy

Building a network of people who could help you

The Aldridge Foundation has launched Aldridge Connect, a free site on the social media platform LinkedIn, which has over 27 million users in the UK and focuses on jobs and careers. Joining can help you grow professional connections in industries that interest you; gives you immediate access to a network of all Aldridge students AND professional companies; and provides help with CVs.

Setting clear goals

We will ensure that our pupils think about their future possibilities by motivating them at the UTC as well as beyond; encouraging them to aim high; informing them about education, training and career options; assessing their current strengths and areas for development; and ensuring that they acquire the skills valued by employers.

Needs and interventions

We recognise that good advice and guidance is individual, and also that the needs of pupils will vary. We consider how our programme will inspire and motivate all pupils, helping them to fulfil their potential.

Making links with employers

We have established a planned programme of employer engagement which will give pupils the opportunity to hear directly from professionals and be inspired by role models. Our links with different sized companies and organisations will demonstrate the broad range of careers available.

Understanding University

Our links with the University of Salford give our pupils opportunities to understand progression routes from the age of 14 and how their programme of study can lead to a wide variety of courses at University.

Monitoring, evaluating and improving

We aim to monitor choices made by pupils at the end of year 11 and year 13, and to also monitor how all current pupils are progressing towards the specific targets and objectives set for them. This information will inform improvements to the support provided to pupils.

Informing pupils and parents about the support available

We have published information on our website about the support provided to help pupils to progress into further education, training or work. This can be found under the ‘What Next?’ tab on the main menu of the website.

Should you have any questions regarding the above or require any more information, please contact us.

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