Careers and Guidance
Welcome to Southgate School’s Careers Education page. Here you will find information about our school's Careers Policy and Careers Programme.
We will update this page regularly so please check for updates on what is happening within school for all things careers-related.
Careers Education Policy
Careers Plan 2020-2021
Labour Market Information:
This section of the page provides up-to-date labour market information for our local area. Labour Market Information is useful to help research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment. LMI means finding out the following things about different job roles or career pathways:
What do people actually do in this job / industry?
How many people work in this job / industry?
How much do people get paid in this job / industry?
What qualifications do I need to do this job?
What skills or qualities do I need to do this job?
What are the typical working hours for this job?
What percentage of men / women work in this job / industry?
Where can this job / industry take me in the future?
Where are these jobs located around the country?
How many of these jobs will there be in the future?
LMI helps to break down the complex ‘world of work’ and crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed.
Useful LMI sources:
We are very excited to announce that all students of Southgate School now have access to Unifrog; the complete destinations platform. It is a one-stop-shop for students across and a place where students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and FE course in the UK as well as university in 30 other countries across the world. They can also access labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes.
Unifrog will help students to record and evidence the key activities they participate in, the competencies they develop and assist them in preparing their CVs and personal statements.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice about careers is changing and many students are unable to have experiences with employers and employees (Gatsby Benchmark 5), gain experiences of the workplace (Gatsby Benchmark 6) and have Encounters with Further and Higher Education (Gatsby Benchmark 7). Advances in technology means that students can replicate some of the experience they are not able to gain so please see below for some useful links to organisations that are providing virtual experiences and encourage your son/daughter to access these over time.
Virtual platforms for Work Experience:
Other useful platforms:
- Barclays virtual work skills
- live & interactive careers talks
- Videos featuring real people talking about their careers
- Careers Pilot - Video resources
- Virtual Careers Fair in law
- Medical virtual work experience
- NHS virtual reality experience
- Allied Health live webinar
- Natwest Dream Bigger female-only weekly workshops
- 10-minute author challenge
- PWC employability skills toolkit
- Working in Parliament sessions
- Stemmettes Online Sessions
- Observe GP
- British Airways virtual experience
- PWC Virtual Career Events
- Virtual WXP
- Industrial Cadets WXP
- Students | founders4schools