Careers at TASE
High-quality careers education and guidance in school is critical to young people’s futures. It helps to prepare them for the workplace by providing a clear understanding of the world of work including the routes to jobs and careers that they might find engaging and rewarding. This helps students to choose their pathways, improve their life opportunities and contribute to a productive and successful economy. All that we embody at TASE is for the children and giving them the absolute best experiences alongside ensuring they achieve academic success. Providing high-quality careers education, information, and guidance (CEIAG) is part of our vision of enabling all students to be the best they can be.
“The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.”
Proverbs 19:8 NIV
We fully adhere to the Baker clause.
TASE Careers Programme
Trinity Academy St Edward’s has a CEIAG programme which outlines how we aim to meet The Gatsby Benchmarks.
What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?
The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman. They define what world class careers provision in education looks like and provide a clear framework for organising the careers provision.
The Gatsby Benchmarks are:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from careers and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each student
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
Our TASE Careers Programme 2022-23 can be found here.
This information has been provided by: The Apprenticeship Guide
An apprenticeship, which must last for a minimum of 12 months, combines hands-on work with the opportunity to train and obtain qualifications. It’s also a paid position, so you earn while you learn. At least 20% of your time is set aside for learning, usually at a college, university or training provider.
The rest of your time is spent applying your knowledge and skills in the actual workplace, doing the job that you set out to get. At the end of it, you’ll gain official certification, which will be equivalent to traditional qualifications. Apprenticeship levels are set and equivalent to as follows:
· 2 (Intermediate): GCSEs
· 3 (Advanced): A-levels
· 4 (Higher): foundation degree
· 5 (Higher): foundation degree/first year of bachelor’s degree
· 6 (Degree): bachelor’s degree
· 7 (Degree): master’s degree
It’s important to note that there are caveats. Apprenticeships are designed to be flexible, so, for example, an employer may offer a level 6 or 7 apprenticeship, considered to be at the higher level, without giving you the option of getting an actual degree qualification, while others will.
It’s essential that you check before applying—the qualifications on offer and the level at which you’ll train will be made explicit, so you’ll be able to decide if you’re happy to undertake an apprenticeship at the degree level without the prospect of being awarded one at the end of it. Many intermediate, advanced and higher apprenticeships will also give you the opportunity to obtain qualifications such as diplomas in relevant areas.
There is no maximum age limit for an apprenticeship, but they are for those aged 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education.
As an apprentice, you’ll earn a wage. The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £4.15 per hour. This rate applies if you’re under 19, or if you’re aged 19 or over and are in your first year. You must be paid the national minimum wage for your age if you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year. The national minimum wage is currently set at £6.45 for 18- to-20-year-olds, £8.20 for 21- to 24-year-olds and £8.72 for those aged 25 and over.
On top of this, you’ll be paid for your normal working hours and the training that’s part of your apprenticeship, usually one day per week. You’ll also be entitled to the statutory minimum of 20 days of paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
It’s important to note here that these pay rates and holiday entitlements are minimums only. Employers will often set their salaries on offer at higher rates, depending on company policy, in order to make their apprenticeships competitive. Many will also differ on their date of payment, with some having monthly wage structures and others preferring to pay their staff weekly. Many employers also offer additional benefits, such as gym memberships, private healthcare, and travel loans. The current minimum age for a workplace pension is 22, however, check with the employer when you apply, as they may offer a pension to all their employees.
Find the parents’ guide to apprenticeships here.
Find more resources and guidance from Amazing Apprenticeships here.
Labour Market Information
This information has been provided by: South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority
Labour Market Information (LMI) is data, research and insight which helps us to understand:
· The economy
· Current and future jobs
· The skills needed for certain roles
· Demand for future employment and skills.
Find out more about the economy and working in South Yorkshire by clicking on the topic buttons below:
What are the top sectors or industries for employment in South Yorkshire?
What are the sectors expected to grow?
What skills do employers want?
What types of jobs are there in South Yorkshire?
At TASE, our careers programme enables student interactions with employers. We welcome inquiries from employers who would like to support our students.
Please contact: Nikki Waite, Assistant Principal Email: NWaite@stedwards.trinitymat.org