Careers Education and Guidance
Following an extensive review of provision, Friesland School has introduced ‘Unifrog’ as central part of providing a careers and guidance programme that is fit for purpose in the twenty first century.
Unifrog is an online facility which provides stage by stage advice and guidance for pupils and students, enabling each cohort to access relevant research and build a portfolio of experience.
Personalised Career Plans
Pupils and students are able to develop personalised plans, depending on their interests and skills, leading to a deeper understanding of subject option choices, further and higher education opportunities and potential careers strands. Advice and guidance is available regarding approaches to job applications, presenting CV’s and interview technique.
Alongside Unifrog and the PHSE programme delivered within year groups, Friesland employs an independent careers and guidance adviser who has one to one appointments with pupils and students each week. This provision is currently provided by the Derbyshire Careers Service.
Additionally, Friesland works with a range of agencies and employers, including the Two Counties Trust, DANCOP, Rolls Royce, Boots, Siemens, Derby County Community Trust, Oxford and Cambridge University access schemes, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Derby and the Erewash Partnership to provide insight and opportunities for pupils and students. This includes compulsory work experience in year 10 and year 12.
Friesland also welcomes the support of Church Wilne Rotary members who regularly offer insight into the nature of the world of work and facilitate mock interviews. Friesland is always keen to offer appropriate access to local bodies and employers where it will be of benefit to our pupils and students.
Friesland hosts careers fairs and workshops for year 10 and year 12, which outline routes into further and higher education alongside apprenticeships; within a local, national and international context.