Leaving school and deciding what career you want to pursue and what degree to study can be a daunting time for young people. With more choice than ever before, it can easily become an overwhelming decision.
To help them make the best choices for themselves as individuals, nearly all year 9 pupils at Bolingbroke Academy have received a 20 minute one to one interview, after which they receive notes and feedback from their advisor after half term. The career guidance was given by advisors from MyBigCareer, and the purpose of the interviews was to discuss GCSE choices, talk about plans post-GCSE and what career path the pupils may wish to follow in the future. The interviews were conducted over a 3-week period.
There are 10 pupils who will have their interview in June, while Year 12’s also met with advisors from MyBigCareer to discuss degree and apprenticeship choices.
MyBigCareer employs careers advisors who visit schools and interview pupils at year 9, 12 and 13, as part of its efforts to help boost social mobility, and to give less well off children a helping hand at the start of their careers.