Work Ready - Transition
Reinforcing our Commitment
Adhering to the Gatsby Benchmarks in respect of careers plus reviewing the young person’s personal pathway to achieve an independent, purposeful and fulfilling life.
Following the Gatsby guidance will see that a successful transition is achieved, with appropriate personalised support, information, and opportunities for the young person’s personalised planned pathway.
“GOOD CAREER GUIDANCE IS CRITICAL FOR SOCIAL MOBILITY.
IT HELPS OPEN YOUNG PEOPLES’ EYES TO CAREERS THEY MAY NOT HAVE CONSIDERED”
Sir John Holman, senior education adviser at the Gatsby Foundation
A STABLE CAREERS PROGRAMME
MAST provides each young person with a personal advisor to help engage in employability sites. Advisors will work with young people to access on line employability modules, CPD, test their skills and competences and explore job opportunities.
LEARNING FROM CAREER AND LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION
MAST’s resources are overseen by expert trainers who have worked with Local authorities and Major retailers.
We also offer young people access to world skills UK. This provides them with an insight into a variety pathways and industries.
ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF EACH YOUNG PERSON
Young people receive personalised, tailored information and training based upon their interests and aspirations. MAST include areas for improvement and reflection for young people to develop and have their skills in areas they may currently struggle with. This can be gained via online modules and interactive quiz zones. Young people will have a profile where a record of their accomplishments are recorded and recognised.
LINKING LEARNING TO CAREERS
Throughout their programme of study (and by the end of their course) every young person should have had the opportunity to experience how their learning helps people gain entry to (and be more effective workers within) a wide range of occupations.
ENCOUNTERS WITH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
MAST personal advisors support and guide young people to seek job opportunities and engage with insights from potential employers.
MAST encourage young people to participate in at least two meaningful encounters with an employer. At least one encounter should be delivered through their interest area. – MAST will record and take account of learners’ own part-time employment and the influence this has had on their development.
EXPERIENCES OF WORKPLACES
By the end of their programme, every young person should have had at least one experience of a workplace, additional to any part-time jobs they may have
ENCOUNTERS WITH FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION
By the end of their programme, every young person will have had a meaningful encounter with a range of providers of learning and training that may form the next stage of their career. This should include, as appropriate, further education colleges, higher education and apprenticeship and training providers. This should include the opportunity to meet both staff and learners.
Every young person will have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of MAST staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These will be available for all learners whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They will be expected for all learners but should be timed to meet individual needs. – Every young person should have at least one such interview by the end of their programme