Careers and Progression
'As Enterprise Advisor to St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School I’m delighted we’ve been able to form a partnership. This has enabled us to utilise volunteering opportunities within the firm to provide more resource to support the school’s careers programme including more employer engagement opportunities across all ages and a mentoring scheme.'Jess Denton, Organisational Development Specialist at Burges Salmon
Careers – Who To Speak To
For Key Stage 5 contact Mrs Apps, KS5 Progression Co-ordinator, Telephone: 0117 3772100; Email Mrs Apps
For Key Stage 3 and 4 contact Ms Hale, KS3-4 Progression Co-ordinator, Telephone: 0117 3772100; Email Ms Hale
The SMRT Progression Website
We have produced a website on the opportunities available after 6th form including University, Apprenticeship, Art Foundation and GAP year. It is available here.
SMRT Careers Programme
Please see this overview of the activities and events we run to support your career choices:
SMRT Progression Updates
Early Entry – Oxbridge, Dentistry, Medicine and Vet Science
Partnership with the University of Bristol
We have close links with the University of Bristol, a top-ten UK University (QS World University Rankings 2020). Many year 12 and year 13 students participate in the programmes such as Access to Bristol and Pathways to Health Science programmes every year. Students attend a series of sessions on Wednesday afternoons during the autumn or spring term. The sessions give an idea of what it is like to study at the University of Bristol, working with academics and current students who can offer advice and guidance about higher education and their subject area.
Their full range of support programmes can be found here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/outreach/post-16/
Additionally, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple is able to nominate students for the Bristol Scholars programme which offers students the opportunity to take part in a range of outreach activities, receive free academic tutoring and be eligible for financial support and a further reduced offer.
National Careers Service apprenticeship site: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-your-education-and-training-choices/apprenticeship
National apprenticeship site: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
UCAS apprenticeship site: https://www.ucas.com/apprenticeships
National apprenticeship week: https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/influencers/national-apprenticeship-week#
Careers Guidance Sites
Career Pilot http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/
National Careers https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Future Learn Careers https://futurelearncareers.com/
This Careerometer Widget (below) allows you to compare information about specific jobs such as salary, job availability and other similar jobs in the same area. Click the box, type the name of a job you are interested in and the information will be revealed.
The Success at School website have put together guidance to help parents and carers take a positive role in their child’s career journey. It covers all the basics – from university, apprenticeships and other pathways into work, to work experience and employability skills. It outlines job roles linked to each major school subject as well as exploring the jobs of the future.
University Application Guidance Sites
UCAS have provided this widget to help students and their parents/carers find important information about higher education and the UCAS application process.
Discover Uni search site to compare Uni statistics run by the Office for Students
Uni Compare – alternative search site
Whatuni? – alternative search site
Clearing – app as alternative to UCAS
Applying to Overseas Universities
Student Finance for Undergraduate Study
University Student Welfare
GAP Year Opportunities