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SJHS CAREERS ADVISER: NERYS BULLEN

"I would like to introduce myself and the services I can offer as St Joseph’s RC High School Careers Adviser, my role is to support you and your child when making important subject and career decisions. Families will have a key role in helping young people make decisions. When you have a moment, please read our newsletter to see how you can access the most up to date careers information, advice, and guidance" 

Call Nerys

0800 028 4844 ext 6560
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm, Friday: 9am to 4:30pm
Appointment options include face-to-face, video call (via TEAMs) and phone meetings, between 9am and 4pm.  Early evening appointments (4-8pm) can also be booked.  Calls can take up to 30 minutes. Before you call, think about what you want to talk about. It can help to have a pen and paper handy if you want to write down information. Or, request a callback.

Email Nerys

nerys.bullen@careerswales.gov.wales

Webchat

https://careerswales.gov.wales/
Click here for Employment & Apprenticeships opportunities
Please click on the drop-down menus below for help and support on a range of questions:

careers events (local & online)

Welsh Water Customer Service Apprenticeship

Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water have a live Apprenticeship for applicants of 16 years and older - they would love to recruit school leavers.

  • Based in St Mellons
  • Min age 16 to apply
  • Need an English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C or above
  • No essential skills required, however some to consider would be teamwork, initiative and communication.
  • £19,209 

ONS Online Workshops

21st and 22nd June 2022, 9:25am - 3:30pm

Office for National Statistics will be running two days of online workshops and presentations about the range of professions and work in the ONS.  This is aimed at 14 to 18 year olds and is easily accessible on Microsoft Teams. 

Book places by end of day Wednesday this week (15th June) so that meeting links can be sent out in plenty of time.
Please email Paula.Bartlett@ons.gov.uk to register

CareerS wales 

careerswales.gov.wales

Throughout the academic year, in addition to offering one-to-one appointments, Nerys Bullen (the SJHS Careers Officer) will be present at parent events and relevant assemblies to offer information and advice.  At important key transition stages such as Exploring your options in Year 9, Choosing a Post 16 Pathway and Progression after Sixth Form, you will be making decisions that impact your career choices, I can support you in making the right decision.

Successful career planning can require support and guidance at a time that best suits you, so you can arrange an appointment to see me via your form tutor or by using one of these online booking links.

Year 11 Years 12 & 13 Parents

Once you have contacted Careers Wales we can discuss the best way forward, this may be in form of a one-to-one meeting, phone call, web chat or simply an email. 

Every year, by completing a secure online survey, Years 10 and 12 students are asked to provide Careers Wales with up-to-date contact details to aid this communication. If you haven’t completed the survey yet, please click here and complete the form and we can help you begin your journey forward.

SWAY PRESENTATION How to get the most out of your careers interview

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career management skills 

Career Management are the interlinking skills, which are all equal and as important as each other. These skills are needed for successful career planning, and you will need some skills in all these areas to help you on your career journey.  Careers Wales can help you improve your skills and suggest ways you can develop.    

Here are some short POWTOON videos to help you learn more about the six important skills:
Here are some Career Management Skills presentations with ‘tips and advice’ to improve your skills:
Motivation Decision Making Self-Awareness
Opportunity Awareness Applying and Making it Happen Resilience

Year 9 GUIDANCE 

Welcome to Year 9, you are entering the time when you will need to begin to consider what subjects you wish to take for your GCSE options.  

Choosing subjects that suit your interests and abilities is essential. It is really important to listen to your subject teachers and think about how well you have coped with subjects so far to consider studying any of them at GCSE and beyond. The choice of your GCSE and vocational subjects might have some effect on what you can do in the future. 


Careers Appointment

30 minutes advice and information sessions are available with Nerys Bullen the schools Careers Adviser.
If you are uncertain about your child’s options and would like to know more about how you can support them please book an appointment using the link below.


Here are some typical questions and answers for Year 9 students:

I know what job I want in the future, what GCSEs should I take?

If you have a career in mind, it’s a good idea to think about the subjects that might be needed.  Job Profiles on our website is a very good starting point. Here you will find 100’s of career leaflets, listed alphabetically, and you can begin to learn more about relevant qualifications to consider. 

In my experience, it is only a few students (a minority!) that usually have clear ideas and that won’t change over the years! So, above all, it’s important to think about your ability and interests.  

Help, I don’t know what job I want to do in the future?

It’s perfectly OK if you do not have an idea of what you’d like to do when you are older! It is very likely people with ideas will change their mind over time.  This early in your career, it’s best to keep an open mind and take up as many opportunities as possible to explore new ideas.

You can get some career ideas linked to your skills and interests by using online tools such as the Job Matching Quiz and Buzz Quiz on our website.

During your time in education , Careers Wales will also offer school lots of Career and Work Related Education opportunities, in line with nationally recognised standards called the Gatsby Benchmarks,  all aimed at broadening your career ideas.  

Planning Ahead Booklet for Parents

Llyfryn Cynllunio ar gyfer y Dyfodol i Rieni

Year 10 & 11 guidance 

Careers Appointments

30 minutes advice and information sessions are available with Nerys Bullen the schools Careers Adviser.
If you are uncertain about your child’s options and would like to know more about how you can support them please book an appointment using the link below.

 

 


Careers Wales can help you plan your career, prepare to get a job, find and apply for the right apprenticeships, courses and training.  To learn more here about the options available to you at the end of Year 11 options click button below. 

year 12 & 13 guidance 

Careers Appointments

30 minutes advice and information sessions are available with Nerys Bullen the schools Careers Adviser.
If you are uncertain about your child’s options and would like to know more about how you can support them please book an appointment using the link below.


Careers Wales can help you plan your career, prepare to get a job, find and apply for the right apprenticeships, courses and training.  To learn more here about your Post 17&18 options click button below.


 

Click here for employment & apprenticeships opportunities