Careers Education, Information,
At Mulberry UTC, we provide personalised support and guidance in relation to careers, to ensure that each young person is able to find the right path for them.
Our curriculum is designed to provide clear progression pathways for our students. The technical courses which our students follow have been carefully chosen to provide them with the maximum opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for specific career pathways. Our students also undertake regular work experience, project work and other forms of employer engagement, ensuring they successfully master the employability skills necessary for the modern workplace.
While studying with us, students have access to a wide range of activities that help them to develop the knowledge and skills needed for their future careers. This includes a planned programme of activities for all students from Years 10–13 which helps them to plan and manage their careers, including:
- One to one careers guidance
- University visits and workshops
- Work experience
- Displays around the school
- Regular visits from professionals working in relevant industries
- Meaningful encounters with employers through seminars and assemblies
- Extra-curricular and enrichment activities
We provide information, advice and guidance about careers, which is impartial, unbiased and based on the needs of individuals. Our careers education programme follows local, regional and national frameworks for good practice and other relevant guidance, such as the Gatsby Benchmarks (see below for further details).
As a result of this excellent provision, the majority of our students progress to further study or apprenticeships in one of our areas of technical specialism: healthcare, health science, theatre and digital media.
Access for education and training providers
If you have any questions regarding our latest careers education programme or you are a provider wishing to request access, please read our Provider Access Policy on Our Policies page.
Whole school careers lead: Alison Taylor
Telephone: 020 3137 7024
The Gatsby Benchmarks
The GatsbyBenchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of career advice. They are also a very important part of the Government’s career strategy.
Benchmark 1 – A Stable Career’s Programme
Benchmark 2 – Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
Benchmark 3 – Addressing the Needs of Each Student
Benchmark 4 – Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
Benchmark 5 – Encounters with Employers and Employees
Benchmark 6 – Experiences of Workplaces
Benchmark 7 – Encounters with Further and Higher Education
Advice for Parents
Careers Advice is not just foryoung people, parents/parers also need support to help young people make tough and challenging decisions. Careers advice for parents is a website that has been set up by careers professionals and recommended by the UK Career Development Institute.
‘Careers Advice for Parents aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.’
Read our Careers Education Programme above that sets out how the UTC is meeting the Gatsby criteria for careers education, and the next steps, which will link to our latest action plan.