Career Information, Advice and Guidance

TSTC has two part-time Personalised Learning & Enterprise Managers and a dedicated Careers Adviser who are available for the students throughout the school day and provide an extensive programme of Careers Education.

The careers team deliver a variety of events to support students’ at all transitional points of their education. They deliver Careers Days; where local employers, education establishments and training providers are invited in to school to work closely with students to raise awareness of the working world and the opportunities available to them, as well as raising aspirations and emphasising the importance of planning for their future.

They work closely with the PSHE teachers to deliver aspects of the careers programme in PSHE lessons in Years 7 to 11.

Impartial advice is important to us at TSTC. We aim to make sure that every student has the opportunity to access information, advice and guidance that is suited to their needs and requirements. One-to-one Careers Guidance interviews are available to all students. This is a great opportunity to explore their careers ideas and post 16 options. Students have assemblies giving them further education information, visits to workplaces and university experiences through organisations such as Learn with US (Southampton University). Students are encouraged to attend a full range of post 16 open evening events and TSTC hosts its own Careers Convention at the start of the Autumn term where local colleges, apprenticeship providers, universities and many local employers are represented.

All students in Year 10 participate in two weeks of work experience. Students are encouraged to find their own placements, but assistance is provided when required.

Students are provided with many opportunities to attend careers related experiences such as Learn with US (Southampton University), Southampton Junior University (Southampton and Solent Universities) and Bright Sparks and Blue Fusion (IBM) to gain a greater understanding of Higher Education and related careers. Student ambassadors from Southampton and Solent Universities visit the school and work with the students. Local employers and national organisations also come in to TSTC to run Business Enterprise events.

We are always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in our Careers Education programme.

We are also starting to build an Alumni list, so if you or somebody you know is an ex-student, we would love to hear from you/them:

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