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Careers at School

St Augustine's Catholic High School and Sixth Form is committed to providing an impartial, extensive and outstanding careers education to all students, enabling and facilitating them to make informed decisions about their future.

Your Careers Team

It is important you know what support is always available here and know the staff who can help with your destinations. To contact the careers team you can email: careers@sta.magnificat.org.uk or call: 01527 550400

Mrs Beach - Careers Advisor:  sbeach@sta.magnificat.org.uk

Mrs Beach is our independent careers advisor and works Tuesday to Thursday. She is based in the office in the Amber Room and meets with students all day to create career support plans. She will meet with every sixth former including yourself over the course of this year but if you want to arrange a meeting sooner you can email Mrs Beach or speak to her in the Careers Office in the Amber Room.

Mrs Taman - Careers Lead:  ctaman@sta.magnificat.org.uk

Mrs Taman is our school careers leader. She oversee's work experience and events in school for you to engage with employers, apprenticeship providers and develop your employability skills. She also runs the Employability Skills enrichment option on Wednesdays P3 which you could opt for as part of your enrichment choices in year 12. Mrs Taman is usually based in C2 contact.

Miss Klatt - MAC Careers Lead:  cklatt@magnificat.org.uk

Miss Klatt works with us every Thursday and Friday and offers careers advice/interviews. She works with Mrs Taman to oversee work experience. Miss Klatt organises our MAC careers and super curricular support which includes things such as outside visits to universities, employers, apprenticeship providers etc. Miss Klatt also supports preparation for those seeking for early entry applications for medicine, Oxbridge, dentistry, veterinary science. Miss Klatt is based in the Careers Office in the Amber Room.

Mrs Threadgold – Post 16 Assistant Head of Sixth Form for Aspiration and Excellence: lthreadgold@sta.magnificat.org.uk

Mrs Threadgold oversee’s the UCAS process, Cambridge Consortium, year 12 enrichment programme and co-ordinates support for post 16 destinations guidance working closely with Mrs Taman, Mrs Beach and Miss Klatt.

Mr Foley - SLT link for Personal Development:  pfoley@sta.magnificat.org.uk

Our Careers Programme & Policy

Our careers and destinations support is rooted in the words from the book of Jeremiah ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

CEIAG Scheme of Work 22-23.pdf

Please find our MAC Careers Policy here:  Careers Education Independent Advice & Guidance.pdf

Please find our school Careers Policy here:  STA Careers Policy

We review our programme on a termly basis using the Careers and Enterprise Company’s COMPASS evaluation tool. Please see our last 3 evaluations here: 

Benchmark from Mar-18 to Jun-21

Compass Evaluation, Dec-22

We review our programme & policy each year to meet the needs of our students. 

If you would like to provide any feedback regarding our careers programme, or get involved with any of our events, please contact the Careers team on careers@sta.magnificat.org.uk or via phone at 01527 550400.

Unifrog

All students have access to the wonderful online careers platform, Unifrog, where they can take personality quizzes, explore potential subject and career profiles that interest them and record careers activities. Students have their own individual logins with their student email as their username. Start exploring here!

Unifrog – The complete destinations platform

Destinations Data

We are committed in supporting our students to transition on to positive next steps after St Augustine's. Click here for our latest destination data, including trends of the last 3 years. 

STA Destination Data since 2019

Labour Market Information

LMI stands for Labour Market Information and helps us understand what the current workplace looks like. Please click on the following links below to find out about Labour Market Information and how different industries are affected.

What is LMI.pdf

Redditch 2022.pdf

AME.pdf

Agri_tech.pdf

Business.pdf

Construction.pdf

Health.pdf

Top Jobs of the Future | Careers Writers Association (parentalguidance.org.uk)

Work Experience & Linked Employers

Every year we run a work experience week in the summer term for our Year 10 and Year 12 students. It is the expectation that all students take part in this experience to build their confidence in the workplace and explore different career paths. See the benefits here: Work place experiences.pdf

See here for a summary of last year’s work experience week: Work Experience Summary 2022.pdf

See here for this year’s work experience launch PowerPoint: 5. Work Experience Launch.pptx

As well as work experience, students in all year groups are exposed to a number of our linked employers through careers fairs, external speakers and mentoring programmes. See below for some of our linked employers.

  

Useful Websites & Guides