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Careers and World of Work

Careers and World of Work programmes comprise a combination of careers education provided as part of the curriculum and impartial careers information, advice and guidance.

In January 2008 the Welsh Assembly Government published its requirements for
Schools to deliver “Careers and the World of Work: a framework for 11 to 19-year-olds in Wales”. Its aim is to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to plan their learning and careers and to be aware of the skills required to be successful in employment and further education.

From the framework the school will encourage pupils to:

  • explore the attitudes and values required for employability and lifelong learning
  • plan and manage their opportunities in learning and work
  • make effective career choices
  • become entrepreneurial
  • flourish in a variety of work settings
  • become motivated, set long term goals and overcome barriers
  • see the relevance of their studies to their life and work
  • develop key skills and other skills required by employers
  • prepare for the challenges, choices and responsibilities of work and adult life

Our aim as part of Careers and the World of Work is to:

  • help all pupils develop the skills they will need in the jobs market
  • challenge their preconceptions and stereotypes
  • raise their ambitions


Caldicot School is committed to the promotion of our core values, which encourage our pupils and staff to respect others within the school, the community, the country and the global environment. We will instill these values through honesty, tolerance, respect, self discipline, self esteem and responsibility.

How does the school help pupils?

The school works with many external organisations to provide pupils with an extensive work-related education programme.  This is done through:

  • Career Fair
  • Work Experience
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Enterprise opportunities
  • support from Careers Wales representative
  • notice board for apprenticeships or employment opportunities
  • links to further education opportunities


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 Bristol apprenticeship in 2018 now is the time to apply

Following on from the successful Open Evening this month the Early Career Recruitment Team would like to remind you that applications are now open for all apprenticeships in Bristol for a September 2018 start, so if you know a young person who might be interested please pass on the message!

We offer two levels of entry to an apprenticeship; one for those who have or are currently studying in their final year of GCSEs or equivalent qualifications and one for those who have or are currently studying in their final year of A-levels or an extended BTEC.

All of the details of the opportunities in Bristol are available on our external website in the Careers section. Below are links to the information on programmes which are available to start in September 2018 in Bristol. 

GCSE or Equivalent Entry: details of each programme including salaries, qualifications gained, subjects and grades accepted, and how to apply can be found by clicking on the links below.

Practical Advanced Apprenticeship ( Manufacturing Fitters / Machinists / Maintenance)

Technical/Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Closing date for applications is 15 December 2017

Assessment centres will be held in Bristol between January 2018 – March 2018

A-Level or Extended BTEC or equivalent entry: all programmes below include fully funded university study up to Bachelor’s or Master’s level. Details of each programme including salaries, qualification gained, subjects and grades accepted and how to apply can be found by clicking on the links below.

Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Non-Destructive Testing Degree Apprenticeship

Materials Laboratory Degree Apprenticeship

Project Management Degree Apprenticeship

Supply Chain Management Degree Apprenticeship

Manufacturing Management Master’s Degree Programme

Closing date for applications is 2 March 2018.  Assessment centres will be held in Bristol or Derby (depending on the programme) between October 2017 and March 2018

If anyone has any questions about the apprenticeship opportunities, please contact the Early Career Team.

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