Careers Plan – Year 8

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Term 1

  1. Impact of technology on employment

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 8 students will be introduced to the impact of technology on different careers. They will focus on the automation of certain job roles and learn about the need to be agile in their future careers, along with the value of continuing professional development. 

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Term 2

  1. Rights within the workplace

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 8 students gain a greater understanding of the world of work. They will be introduced to what is involved when calling in sick to work and how this might affect pay, or might need supporting documentation. They also look at disability rights in the workplace and are introduced to the concept of reasonable adjustments following the Equality Act 2010.

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  2. Veterans and careers

    As part of remembrance week, Year 8 will consider the secondary careers that veterans often choose and why. They will look at different roles within the armed forces and how these choices can prepare a person for other career sectors and roles.

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Term 3

  1. Launch Work Shadowing Day

    Work Shadowing Day is in Term 6 and offers our students in Year 8, 9 and 10 the opportunity to accompany a family member to work for a day to gain an first-hand experience of a workplace. In this session, students are introduced or reminded about what the day involves and parents/carers are informed of this valuable opportunity for their child. 

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Term 4

  1. Work/life balance

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 8 students explore the role that work/life balance has in our careers and how the wage or salary is not the only consideration to make when deciding on a career. We will also introduce the role that occupational health professionals make to supporting individuals in their access to work. 

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Term 5

  1. ‘Something’s not right’

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 8 students will be introduced to the concept of ‘whistle-blowing’ or reporting/standing up for others in the workplace. They will also learn about disciplinary procedures in the workplace and how important it is to understand contracts.

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Term 6

  1. Entrepreneurship challenge

    Year 8 students will undertake an entrepreneurship challenge across their fortnightly careers sessions, and have the opportunity to understand the different elements involved in being self-employed. 

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  2. Work Shadowing Day/Enterprise Challenge Day