Careers at Bideford College
The Governors, Principal and staff at Bideford College are committed to providing impartial, independent careers education, information advice and guidance to all students to help develop the skills and information to make informed post 16 and career choices.
Students have the opportunity to acquire these skills, not only in their lessons, but also during weekly Information Advice and Guidance lessons, tutor time, guest speakers, careers clinics 1:1s and trips that take place throughout the academic year to extend their understanding, cultural capital and experience. Students receive a programme of advice that is stable, structured and delivered to develop their self-awareness of Post 16 & post 18 education and pathways on offer to pursue their chosen career.
The Careers Leader is Jon Hardy and can be contacted on 01237 477611 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bideford College are excited to commit to working towards the Quality in Careers Standard with our partner CSW Investor in Careers
Jon Hardy – Assistant Principal
Kimberley Gilbey – Careers Lead for Key Stage 5
Employers and other providers
Every Monday we aim to have an employer guest speaker available to all students from 3 – 4 in our library. We also host a careers fair with over 50 employers every year, which is a great chance for our students to find out more, and a good opportunity for employers to find their next member of staff or apprentice. If you would like to be one of these employers please contact Priscilla Woodhall to be a part of this programme.
Bideford College actively promotes successful working relationships with local employers, training and apprenticeship providers, by providing students with many opportunities to engage with employers within our Work Experience Programme, Enterprise Programme as well as school trips and extra-curricular activities to support GCSE, post 16 and post 18 option choices.
Employers can also play an important role in supporting students develop employability skills through activities such as CV writing workshops and mock interviews. In addition, the college is always looking for new work experience and work shadowing opportunities for students. If you would like to support the college by getting involved in any of the activities mentioned above, please get in contact with Jon Hardy by telephoning 01237 477611 or by emailing email@example.com
Work related learning
Year 10 and year 12 students will undertake work placements during enrichment week, dates this year are yet to be announced.