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Archway School

What Job is for Me?

Archway supports its students from the point at which they join the school to begin to think about what careers are open to them. Starting in Year 7 the students take part in “Design a Town”, an exercise where they have to think about all the jobs available in medium-sized community.

In choosing a job there are a number of things a person can do that can help them to make the best decision. Firstly, get to know themselves – their strengths, values, interests and ambitions. Next, do research on possible jobs - making sure they know as much as they can about what specific jobs are really like.

In addition – get some advice from a professional as there might be other options or funding schemes open that could be overlooked. It is always helpful to have someone impartial as a sounding board to check if you're doing the right thing. Margaret Giles is Archway’s independent careers adviser who, in addition to running group sessions around GCSE and post 16 option choices, is also available to all students for 1-1 sessions. These sessions can be requested by using the blue form in the library or down loading the form below and posting it in the library careers post-box.