Please note that this page contains careers guidance and information for students of Robertsbridge Community College. If you are seeking information about opportunities to join our staff team please visit our Vacancies page.
The School Careers Leader is Laura Linch
01580 880360 ext. 297
Please feel free to contact Laura Linch in regards to opportunities, support and guidance relating to careers provision at Robertsbridge Community College. We are actively seeking input and support from our local community.
Please follow this link for all up to date Robertsbridge Community College Careers information, news and events. This virtual "notice board" is updated regularly so please check weekly for important updates!
In just a few minutes, this fun quiz can help you:
Discover your strengths and what makes you tick
Understand how others may see you
Explore subject choices and jobs that could suit you
There are 16 possible results - each links to an animal.
Which animal are you?
Take the Buzz Quiz to see which animal matches your personality type.
Commitment to the Quality in Careers Standard
Robertsbridge Community College are very proud in having been re-assessed and continuing to hold the Investors in Careers Award and the Quality in Careers Standard. This is an external assessment on our Careers Provision in school.
The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in secondary schools, colleges and work-based learning.
For more information on this award please click here.
June 2019 © Quality in Careers Consortium 2019
RCC Careers Twitter Feed
Mrs Linch, our Careers Coordinator, operates a Twitter account which can be found at the following address:
Careers Annual Programme
Our Careers Programme is available to download via the link below. A number of FAQs are also answered in the document.
We would love your feedback on our Careers Programme, so if you have time, and are able to, we'd welcome your comments on the form linked below:
Robertsbridge Community College Provider Access Policy
We welcome visiting professionals to our College to broaden our students learning opportunities and enhance their knowledge of future career options. The policy, available for download below, sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
The provider access legislation is new guidance that has come into force from January 2023. It is a key mechanism to further help learners understand and take-up, not just apprenticeships, but wider technical education options such as T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.
The updated provider access legislation (PAL) specifies that we must provide at least six encounters for all our students:
- Two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend
- Two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend
In the context of the provider access legislation, a provider is an organisation that offers approved technical education qualifications or their representative, for example an FE college or training provider.
A provider, to whom access is given, must deliver an encounter that includes the following:
- Information about the provider and the approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships that the provider offers
- Information about the careers to which those technical education qualifications or apprenticeships might lead
- A description of what learning or training with the provider is like
- Responses to questions from the pupils about the provider or approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.
Would you like to help us?
If you would like an informal chat about how you could support our careers programme in school then please email firstname.lastname@example.org You could share our careers events on your social media, you could join our alumni network of past students, you could come in and give a talk about your career and life journey so far, you could help us out with an event. Whatever it might be, we’d love to hear from you!
If you are an ex student and would like to join our Alumni please complete this form:
All students in Yr 10 are expected to go on work experience. Please complete all your forms and enter your placement details at the following website.
Careers Guidance 1-to-1 Sessions
Unsure of your next steps? What you need to do to get your dream job? Have no idea what your dream job might be?
Our level 6 Careers Guidance Councillor Mrs Wendy Coxeter is in school twice a week and is available for all students who would like advice to have meetings. If you would like a meeting please see Mrs Linch to book or email email@example.com.Current Opportunities
Any current opportunities for careers can be found on the careers student noticeboards in college. These are situated in the C block corridor and upstairs in the Sports Hall outside the Careers Hub. Opportunities will also be linked from this page when appropriate.
New Careers E-Pack Available
A new Careers E-Pack is available to view for help, advice and in-depth information. Please click the link below to access:
Careerometer: A tool to compare jobs.
Use the Careerometer by following the link to compare different jobs - Salary, working hours,etc: https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/careerometer
Labour Market Information
What is Labour Market Information?
Labour Market Information (LMI) is a useful tool to help research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment.
LMI helps to break down the complex ‘world of work’– ranging from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed, etc. Crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed.
Why is Labour Market Information Important to Young People?
‘It is vital, in an environment where new industries are emerging and many of the most important jobs of the future don’t yet exist, that individuals have access to high-quality labour market information and earnings data to underpin their choices’. Anne Milton MP
We have sourced some links and resources for you to explore Labour Market Information both locally and nationally.
Please click below to download the latest Labour Market Information Newsletter:https://eastsussex.pagetiger.com/lmi-newsletter/april-2023
Compare the Labour Market by region, job type and company
UK Labour Market projections 2014 – 2024
Careerometer (LMI for All)
Use the Careerometer below to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc. Just click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second choice to see the comparison.
New Careers Policy
In keeping up to date with recent developments with CEIAG in school we have updated our Careers Policy. You can download the latest version from our Policies page on this website.
As a school we have paid to sign up to this interactive online programme called Morrisby Careers If you are unsure about your future career choices take part in the quiz and you will be matched with a selection of careers that may suit you. This will also give in-depth information about a whole range of career choices with videos and online guidance available.
Please see Mrs Linch or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request our schools code. This information will also be displayed on the careers board in school.