Careers

Careers

The Careers Room at Icknield is available to all students. All Year 11 students receive careers advice and guidance either in a one-to-one interview or in 2-hour workshops in small groups with the Careers Adviser. This takes place between September and December in Year 11. There are a number of resources which are helpful in planning for the end of Year 11 including books which can be borrowed and access to interest guides online. The following online resources are available:

KUDOS is an interest guide which is popular from Year 9 upwards but can be used by Year 7s and 8s as well. Parents may also find it helpful in supporting their son/daughter to explore the different routes open to them after leaving Icknield. It enables students to find career ideas linked to their interests and preferences, detailed information about many different careers and how GCSE and A Level subjects can link to different careers. Students are given a Licence Code to access this programme.

LAUNCHPAD is an online Information Advice and Guidance resource that features skills profiling and development, subject choice and careers exploration.  Students are given a Licence Code to access this programme. This programme is especially suitable for Year 7 and 8 students and is helpful in selecting GCSE options.

Useful careers websites:

National Careers Servicehttps://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding. Careers advice

  • Job profiles
  • CV Builder
  • Career tools
  • Courses and Learning
  • Skills health check tools

UCAS Progresswww.ucas.com/Progress – Lots of information to help 16-year-old school leavers and their parents.

Parental Guidancehttp://www.parentalguidance.org.uk – This site supports parents to gain valuable information about the options available to students post 16.

 

How to develop skills

Information about apprenticeships

Advice from people in the industry

Industry and sector information

Subject-specific information

 

Students (especially students in Year 10 and 11) should also check the Careers notice board regularly. This is located outside the Careers Office, next door to the Exams Office.

To find out more about the resources available in the Careers Room, please contact Mrs S Le Marie, Careers Adviser on 01582 576561

List of Colleges and School Sixth Forms in the Luton Area

For the dates and times of open events, please look at the college/school 6th form websites.

Open events start from September onwards. Year 11 students should attend an open event for at least 2 different places during the Autumn Term, September – December.

When planning to attend one of these events, you must CHECK the date and time beforehand. Open day/evening dates and times may change at short notice.

Barnfield College

Tel: 01582 569600 or 01582 569569
Barnfield College, New Bedford Road Campus, New Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7BF
Barnfield College, Technology Campus, Enterprise Way, Luton, LU3 4BU
www.barnfield.ac.uk

email: enquiries@barnfield.ac.uk

Enterprise Way Campus
Thursday 19th January 2017 –
 4:30pm – 7:00pm

New Bedford Road Campus
Tuesday 21st February 2017 –
  4:30pm – 7:00pm

Register on the college website

Barnfield West Academy Sixth Form (Now called Shared Learning Trust West Academy)

Tel: 01582 569569
Barnfield West Academy, Leagrave High Street, Luton, LU4 0NE
www.barnfield.ac.uk

email: enquiries@barnfield.ac.uk

Barnfield South Academy Sixth Form (Now called Shared Learning Trust South Academy)

Tel: 01582 569569
Barnfield South Academy, Rotherham Avenue, Luton, LU1 5PP
www.barnfield.ac.uk

email: enquiries@barnfield.ac.uk

Chalk Hills Academy School Sixth Form (part of the Shared Learning Trust)

Tel: 01582 601221
Chalk Hills Academy, Leagrave High Street, Luton, LU4 0NE
chalkhills.thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

email: chalkhills@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

Stockwood Park Academy School Sixth Form (part of the Shared Learning Trust)

Tel: 01582 722333
Stockwood Park Academy, Rotherham Avenue, Luton, LU1 5PP
stockwoodpark.thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

email: stockwoodpark@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

Luton Sixth Form College

Tel: 01582 877500
Luton Sixth Form College, Bradgers Hill Road, Luton, LU2 7EW
www.lutonsfc.ac.uk

email: college@lutonsfc.ac.uk

Tuesday 10th January 2017  – 5:30pm to 8:00pm and last entry  at 7:30pm. Specifically for Icknield and 3 other Luton schools.

Wednesday 18th January 2017 – 4 other Luton schools – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 26th January 2017 – 4 other Luton schools – 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Central Bedfordshire College

Tel: 01582 477776
Kingsway, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 4HG
www.centralbeds.ac.uk

email: enquiries@centralbeds.ac.uk

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – 4:00pm
Wednesday 22nd March 2016 – 4:00pm

Register on the college website

Bedford College

Tel: 01234 291000
Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AH
www.bedford.ac.uk

email: info@bedford.ac.uk

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – 5.00pm – 8.00pm

The Bedford Sixth Form (Part of Bedford College)

Tel: 01234 291291
Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2BS
www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk

email: info@bedfordsixthform.ac.uk

Wednesday 5th October 2016 – 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Thursday 10th November 2016 – 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Wednesday 18th January 2017 – 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 25th March 2017 – 10:00am – 12:30pm

Shuttleworth College (Part of Bedford College)

Tel: 01767 626222
Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9DX
www.shuttleworth.ac.uk

email: enquiries@shuttleworth.ac.uk

Saturday 5th November 2016 – 9:30am – 12:30pm

Register on the Bedford College website (Bedford College includes Shuttleworth College)

UTC – (University Technical College) in Dunstable (engineering and design)

Tel: 01582 867756
Kingsland Skills Centre, Parkside Drive, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 5PY
www.centralbedsutc.org

email: enquiries@centralbedsutc.org

Oaklands College

Tel: 01727 737000
Oaklands College St Albans Campus, Hatfield Rd, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0JA
Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AH
www.oaklands.ac.uk

email: info@oaklands.ac.uk

St Albans Campus open day:
Saturday 12th November 2016 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Welwyn Garden City  Campus open evening:
Tuesday 15th November 2016 – 5:00pm- 8:00pm

Cardinal Newman Sixth Form

Tel: 01582 597125
Warden Hill Rd, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 7AE
www.cardinalnewmanschool.net

email: ghn@cardinalnewmanschool.net

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 – 5:00pm

Harlington Upper School

Tel: 01525 755100
Goswell End Rd, Harlington, Dunstable LU5 6NX
www.harlington.org

email: Enquiries@harlington.org

Wednesday 12th October 2016 6.00pm – 8:30pm
Head Teacher presentations at 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Milton Keynes College

Tel: 01908 684444
Chaffron Way Campus, Leadenhall, Milton Keynes MK6 5LP
www.mkcollege.ac.uk

email: info@mkcollege.ac.uk

Chaffron Way Campus Thursday 15th November 2016 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Register on the website to book your place.

Milton Keynes  College Sixth Form  – Bletchley Campus

Tel: 01908 684444
Sherwood Drive, Milton Keynes, MK3 6DR
www.mkcollege@.ac.uk

Email: info@mkcollege.ac.uk

Bletchley Campus Thursday 17th November 2016 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Register on the website to book your place.

Redborne Sixth Form

Tel: 01525 404462
Flitwick Rd Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2NU
www.redbornecommunitycollege.com

email: admin@redborne.beds.sch.uk

Thursday 13th October 2016 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Manshead Upper School

Tel: 01582 679400
Dunstable Road, Caddington, Bedfordshire, LU1 4BB
www.mansheadschool.co.uk

email: office@mansheadschool.co.uk

Thursday 17th November 2016 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Queensbury Academy

Tel: 01582 601241
Langdale Rd Dunstable, Bedford LU6 3BU
www.queensburyacademy.com

email: normanl@queensburyacademy.com

Wednesday 30th November 2016 – 6.00pm – 7:30pm

Sir John Lawes school in Harpenden

Tel: 01582 760043
Manland Way, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 4QP
www.sjl.herts.sch.uk

email: admin@sjl.herts.sch.uk

A Level Consortium – Roundwood Park, Sir John Lawes and St Georges Schools

Thursday 19th January 2017 – times to be confirmed – usually around 6.00pm.

You must register in advance to let them know you would like to attend.
Check the website for further details which will be put on the Sir John Lawes website

Roundwood Park School in Harpenden

Tel: 01582 765344
Roundwood Park School, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 3AE
www.roundwoodpark.herts.sch.uk

email: admin@roundwoodpark.co.uk

A Level Consortium – Roundwood Park, Sir John Lawes and St Georges Schools

St Georges High School in Harpenden

Tel: 01582 765477
Sun Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 4TD
www.stgeorges.herts.sch.uk

email: admin@stgeorges.herts.sch.uk

A Level Consortium – Roundwood Park, Sir John Lawes and St Georges Schools

Whole School open evening Friday 7th October 2016 – 6:15pm – 9:30pm

There is usually a separate Sixth Form open evening in January – date not yet published.