At Poole High School, you will undertake a stable careers programme provided through a variety of delivery. By way of the tutor time programme, assemblies, workshops, presentations, guest speakers, challenges & competitions, enterprising initiatives, work place visits, work experience and careers fairs, you will develop knowledge and understanding of opportunities available post-16 and 18 as well as timely labour market information in order to help you make informed decisions about your future.
By the end of year 11, you will also have attended a careers guidance appointment with a level 6 qualified careers adviser and further opportunities for appointments are made available should you progress to our sixth form. Of course, you can request an appointment at any time and we would like you to be aware that students can access an online adviser via the National Careers Service from 8 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week.
Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
Start combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping students to make more informed decisions about future study and career options, as well as developing employability. Start includes:
A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
Up-to-date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.
If you have forgotten your log-on details please speak with your tutor or call in to see Mrs Porter.
Careerometer: A tool to compare jobs
Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.
Click the dotted square. Type in the first career you are interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add a second and third choice to see the comparison.
Skillsometer: A tool to link occupational skills to jobs
Use the Skillsometer quiz which can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future.
You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. Each job can be explored as a description is presented together with information on pay and hours. For further information on the job, and to compare it with other jobs, you could then go back to the Careerometer.
LMI (labour market information)
It is really useful to be aware of the current labour market as this can help you see where job demands are. Knowing what is available right on your doorstep to looking at the picture up and down the country can help you further in making informed decisions.
Select the link to see our current update on LMI
A closer look at Dorset LMI
See the UK overview using the link above and compare the South West with other regions across the UK. This information is provided by the National Careers Service and is updated quarterly.