Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Mr Cook, the Careers Co-ordinator at DSLV, is available to give one to one impartial careers guidance to students. This can be accessed by appointment during registration time from Monday to Thursday.  Mr Cook can also arrange one to one meetings with a representative from the local colleges for students considering taking vocational courses after year 11.  These take place every other Wednesday  during lessons 1 and 2.

If any student feels that they would prefer to meet with an independent adviser, not employed by the academy, we can arrange for support from a suitably qualified Connexions Adviser.  To access this option, please ask for an appointment either through Mr Cook or your form tutor.

The Careers Library is also located in the LRC and contains information about useful websites, local events and vacancies.

All students have access to a careers website called ‘Fast Tomato’ which will help them to research careers, assess their suitability for careers, set targets for the future and develop a personal profile.

Opportunities for Year 11 Students

Engineering Open Day at Faccenda Foods Ltd

We are pleased to  attach a  link with information about the Engineering Open day being held at  Faccenda Foods Ltd in Brackley on Tuesday 31st May 2016.  We hope that it will be a really useful event for anyone leaving school and either already considering a career in engineering, or just curious about what it would be like.  As well as information about engineering at Faccenda, Northampton College will be there to talk about the Academic aspect of Apprentice schemes and there will be some challenges for attendees to try – with prizes for the best.  Please click here for details.

Ayrshire Metals Ltd, Daventry

Ayrshire Metals Ltd, a steel manufacturer in Daventry, are currently recruiting for job roles, 2 x Clerical Trainees and 1 x Technical Trainee, which may be of interest to Year 11 students.

 Historically we have tried to make sure our adverts reach young people by advertising via the careers services in Northamptonshire & Warwickshire but I understand that the organisations in both these areas are in the process of changing providers and we have not been able to establish contacts and post our adverts as normal.

The closing date on the adverts  below is Friday 13/5/16 but please do not let this deter anyone from applying. All applications will be considered.

Technical Trainee

Clerical Trainee

Administration Trainee

School Leavers Event in Birmingham - Thursday 2nd June 2016

An event is being held in Birmingham by Pure Potential over the May half term for Year 11, 12 or 13 students where they are invited to learn more about school leaver programmes, sponsored degrees and apprenticeships.  Students will have the opportunity to develop their interview and networking skills and meet leading employers (such as EY, Deloitte and ICAEW). You can find out more and apply online through the following link:

Pure Potential School Leavers Event in Birmingham on Thursday 2nd June for Year 11, 12 and 13 students

Careers and  Apprenticeship Event - Moulton College on 15th June 2016

On Wednesday 15th June 2pm to 6pm Moulton College are holding a Year 10 and 11 Construction Careers and Apprenticeship Event.  The event will include free taster sessions in Furniture Making, Stonemasonry and Wall and Floor Tiling.  Students can pre-register online under "Events" on their website www.moulton.ac.uk or following the link here

The University of Buckingham - Careers in Computing

The University of Buckingham is hosting a fun and informative event to provide an insight into careers in computing for those considering studying computing at university.  Places at this event are limited and are being offered in the first instance through schools.  Please clidk on this link http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/event/computing-taster-event-15-july-2016/ for more information.














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